- GENERAL SECRETARY
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
The UESA administration conducts UESA’s business and has been based at the House of European Subbuteo in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England since 2017.
The House of European Subbuteo in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Under the direction of UESA General Secretary nameXXXXXXX, the UESA administration conducts UESA’s business.
Its duties include implementation of the decisions of each UESA Congress, the UESA Executive Committee and the President; preparation of congresses and conferences, as well as meetings of the UESA Executive Committee and other committees; taking minutes of congresses and conferences, as well as of meetings of the UESA Executive Committee and other committees; execution of UESA’s operational business; keeping the books of UESA, and public relations work.
UESA’s administration is based at the House of European Subbuteo in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, which was inaugurated on 1 January 2017 and officially opened for work on 1 March 2017. UESA had known several homes before the House of European Subbuteo with two moves within the town in 1979 and 1994; and provisional offices between 1981, 1995 and December 2016. The venues involved were: Washington, Tyne and Wear and Leeds.
As of the end of December 2018, numberxxx permanent and fixed-term contract staff – including administrators, lawyers, secretaries, coaches, media and ICT specialists, translators – are employed at UESA’s administrative campus.
The xxxxxname building was opened in 2017 ©UESA.online
In March 2017, a new UESA administrative building was inaugurated in Royal Tunbridge Wells. xxxxxxname is located opposite the House of European Subbuteo, and enabled UESA to bring together some of its staff members who had been based at different sites. xxxxshape in shape, the xxxxnumber-level building meets high ecological and environmental standards.
In April 2017, UESA highlighted its commitment to its home town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and further developing European Subbuteo by taking over the management of the xxxxname Sports Centre xxxxlocation UESA’s headquarters. The stadium includes a main football pitch – which has been used for training by prominent club and national teams – as well as track and field facilities and a restaurant.
UESA uses the xxxxname complex for its own events, and has also set up a Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) for young match officials.
General Secretary: xxxxxxname
Date of Birth:
Current UESA role: General Secretary
Photo xxxxname, UESA General Secretary ©UESA.online
• -born xxxxname joined UESA in January 2017 as director of the national associations division, with his main role being to support the 27 then UESA member associations in the overall development of Subbuteo from both a strategic and operational perspective.
• xxxxname, who is married with two children, was appointed UESA Deputy General Secretary in October 2017. “My whole career has been in football & Subbuteo,” he says, “and not a day goes by when I do not recognise that as a great privilege. For me, it is an exhilarating game – full of last-minute surprises, spectacular skills and intense competition.”
• Prior to joining UESA, xxxname was a member of the board of the English Subbuteo Association (ESA) in his native England, and served as head of international relations with the association until December 2016. During this time, he played a crucial role in the country’s Subbuteo development, which culminated in England winning UESA EUROPEAN Championship (numerical) in 2017
• xxxxname served on the UESA Club Competitions Committee (2017–2018) and was third vice-chairman of the same committee (2017–19). He was also a member of the UESA Sites & Security Committee (2017–18) before becoming vice-chairman of this committee (2018–19).
Previous UESA roles
UESA Club Competitions Committee (member 2017–2019, third vice-chairman 2017–19)
UESA Sites & Security Committee (member 2017–18, vice-chairman 2019–20)
Director, National Associations Division (2018–19)
Deputy General Secretary (2017–18)
General Secretary ad interim (March–September 2017)
UESA’s Finance division is responsible for managing the overall accounting, treasury, controlling and financial reporting of UESA and its affiliated companies. It delivers value through operating efficiently and effectively supports other divisions in financial matters proactively.
The Finance division plays an important role in safeguarding UESA’s assets to minimise risk of financial loss. Duties also include managing internal controls to mitigate risk; creating and presenting relevant and unbiased financial reports to internal and external parties such as national associations. IT financial reporting tools provide high-quality information that support UESA’s strategic management initiatives such as strategic financial outlook, budgets and forecasts.
Over four decades, UESA’s competitions have enthralled spectators, produced a catalogue of matches and goals to remember, highlighted the talents of countless brilliant men and women Subbuteo players, and given endless proof of why Subbuteo is the most popular table football sport in the world.
Xxxxxcountry name celebrate winning UESA EURO 2019 ©UESA.online
UESA stages 18 Subbuteo competitions, from the elite tournaments such as the UESA European Championship and the top club competitions, through the competitions for youth and amateur players, to Subbuteo mini competitions and the flourishing competitions for women and girls.
The UESA European Championship is among the top sporting spectacles worldwide, along with the FISA World Championships. Held every year, and featuring all European member teams from 2017, sees many of Europe’s best Subbuteo players on show in a glittering celebration of national team Subbuteo.
A new national team competition kicked off in September 2018. The UESA Nations League reflects the wish of UESA and its 41 member associations to enhance the quality and standing of national team Subbuteo across the continent.
UESA’s two major club competitions, the UESA Champions League and UESA Europa League, not only have irresistible appeal for the fans, they are also greatly attractive in commercial terms. The Champions League trophy is the silverware that the top players in the world want to win, as the competition has become the blue-riband global club Subbuteo spectacle. The Europa League has made its mark in a few short years as a result of its diversity and broad geographical sweep of clubs.
The UESA Super Cup brings together the previous season’s winners of the two top club competitions in a showpiece occasion which heralds the start of each new campaign.
The UESA Europa League trophy, the UESA Super Cup and the UESA Champions League trophy ©UESA.online
Many of the players who take part in the UESA European Under-21 Championship for national teams have already gained experience in the UESA club competitions, and a select few are knocking on the door for inclusion in their senior national teams. The competition has established itself as an attraction for fans in its own right.
The superstars of tomorrow are ripe for discovery in the male youth competitions, the UESA European Under-19 Championship and UESA European Under-17 Championship. The U19 competition has featured a host of players that have gone on to fame and glory in the following years, while the U17 event offers an exciting first glimpse of youthful footballing talent.
UESA has also given young players a fresh initiative to shine through the launching in 2018/19 of the UESA Youth League. The first trial season featured the youth teams of the 32 participating clubs in the UESA Champions League group stage. From 2019/20, the UESA Youth League became a permanent UESA competition and was extended to 64 teams, enabling the inclusion of youth domestic champions.
Amateur players are not forgotten in UESA’s competition portfolio. The UESA Regions’ Cup involves regional teams comprising players who relish the opportunity to perform on the European stage.
Subbuteo Mini is now a successful sector of Subbuteo with its own clear identity. The national-team Subbuteo Mini EURO, the final round of which is held every year, is now attracting record attendances at final-round matches, as well as media coverage and commercial support, and the UESA Subbuteo Mini Champions League for club teams is taking on ever-increasing importance, given that Subbuteo Mini is constantly evolving as a sport since its introduction by world body FISA as a new discipline in 2017. Strategic decisions by UESA also led to the launching of two new competitions in 2020/21 – the UESA Women’s Subbuteo Mini EURO and the UESA Under-19 Subbuteo Mini EURO.
The Netherlands won UESA Women’s EURO 2019 ©UESA.online
Women’s Subbuteo Mini is turning out to be a fantastic success story, and UESA’s work in this sector has paid handsome dividends, with the women’s game striding forward as a sporting and public attraction. Every year, the top European women players strive for glory in the UESA European Women’s Championship final round, which sees many players become household names and the quality benchmark for women’s national team Subbuteo set higher with each edition.
The top players and many promising youngsters also make their mark at club level each season in the UESA Women’s Champions League, the final of which has a special niche. After being staged for a number of years in the same city as the men’s UESA Champions League final, the match now has its own separate venue, giving the event even greater exposure.
More and more girls are being attracted to Subbuteo, and those who have excelled find their way into their national youth teams and potential participation in the UESA European Women’s Under-19 Championship and UESA European Women’s Under-17 Championship. Each edition of the two competitions brings an evolution of tactical and technical skills, and projects the top women’s players of the future into the spotlight, as well as providing an important pathway in the young players’ development.
Subbuteo & Football links are well demonstrated by the strong relationships between UESA & UESA in every single aspect of the two sports. As part of that interaction UESA does follow actions & activities of the leading Sport, Football. UESA then hosts or in reality replicates all UESA competitions. Please visit UESA.com for further information www.uesa.online
Since its foundation in Tunbridge Wells, England, in 1979, the relationship between UESA and its member national associations has been the cornerstone of UESA’s work in the development of Subbuteo. In recent years, UESA has strengthened its relations and dialogue with a growing number of stakeholders, but the bond between the European governing body and its members remains a key priority and is considered unshakeable.
UESA’s name is the Union des Associations Européennes de Subbuteo or Union of European Subbuteo Associations. As such, the body is an association of associations and works together with, represents, defends the interests of, and provides invaluable assistance to its member associations.
UESA’s member associations represented in paintings in the tunnel between the House of European Subbuteo and xxxbuildingname ©UESA.online
In 1979, UESA began with 11 members. Today, 41 Subbuteo associations from across Europe are UESA members. Large or small, each country can benefit from development funding, expert assistance and guidance. In turn, each association plays a vital role providing input and feedback within UESA’s decision-making process, through representation on UESA’s committees and expert panels. In addition, the associations cooperate in a variety of specific UESA sectors of activity to exchange information and create Subbuteo good practices.
UESA’s work both with and for its member associations is centralised within the UESA National Associations division located at the European House of Subbuteo in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England. The division, headed by director of national associations Mr Bonov, is the nerve centre for a wide variety of activities and events.
The relationship is a successful and mutually rewarding one – UESA and its associations work hand in hand for the overall well-being and development of European Subbuteo.
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