The CU executive board at the helmet of our sport >here the commission’s reports and financial report

I always make a point of attending the AGM’s in our sport, it is the only place where change can happen, social media outlets can not provide this. Representing my home club Ards CC (for many years now and always the company of other Ards CC member Colin Wilson) and my project off course. The CU Chairman opened the meeting with a minute silence for the ones who passed away this year and welcomed all delegates and executive members, including a delegation of the main federation CI which included the President Ciaran Mc Kenna, New CEO Matt McKerrow and Ronan Mc Laughlin. Today was the quickest meeting I ever have been to, seems like the 20 + delegates including myself had no objections to what was proposed, a few questions were raised at different topics but generally, proceedings went swiftly. Executive board members Carl Fullerton and Maurice Mc Allister resigned from the CU executive board as from this date, and our chairman Tommy McCague thanked them for their enormous work behind the scenes and wish them both good luck in the future. Claire Young from the CU women’s commission was appointed as secretary, Claire was un-opposed as the only person been nominated. Tommy Lamb (ex-chairman CU & Phoenix CC) and Dylan Lyness (Apollo CC) had neither opposition to their appointment as officers to the Executive. The finances of CU are healthy, the upward trend of women joining the ranks very promising, this to projects like “Woman on Wheels” which will introduce workshops in the next few months to further their skills…they have partnered with Panache Coaching (Ronan Mc Laughlin) to get well-informed advice and new skills… The “woman on wheels” also got a recognition nomination from Sport NI, this for their valuable contribution towards getting women on bikes so to speak

Proudly presenting the award is (left to right) CU Treasurer Oliver Hunter, Claire Young (CUWC) Chairman Tommy McCague and Julie Rea (CUWC)
The CU executive also has signed up to the “DECLARATION ON SPORT AND HUMAN RIGHT” and presented by the Commonwealth Games NI CEO Conal Heatley (left) with Commonwealth Games liaison officer Julie Rea (CGLO Cycling Ulster) and Tommy as chairman
Here a few more photo’s to close the report…Well done CU
VIP observer Ciaran Mc Kenna (CI president) and CI board member Ronan Mc Laughlin
Patrick Whiters (Admin and Compliance Officer CU) in the back
New CI CEO Matt Mc Kerrow and Tommy Mc Cague in deep discussions
Off-road top man Martin Grimley practising his “tea ladies” skills
BMX meet track …Bill Mackness (Ulster BMX Commission) middle talking to Paul Dixon (Ulster Track Commission)
Coaches Ronan mc Laughlin & Philip Deignan