NEWS: Mike Hack appointed new ICSF Secretary
Outgoing ICSF General Secretary, Dave Murphy, has today announced that his successor will be Mike Hack, and has confirmed that Mike will assume this role with immediate effect.
Murphy has told 33/18 News: “I am pleased to be handing over the reins to a well accomplished and experienced administrator such as Mike. He has the skills required to guide the ICSF in a positive direction and the added motivation to take International competition to a new level.”
Murphy has previously emphasised his thoughts that the time is right for a new leader, with the necessary motivation to further develop International Cycle Speedway. Therefore, with the endorsement of the British Cycle Speedway Commission and the other National Federations, the general view is that Mike Hack has the qualities to be that person.
Speaking to 33/18 News, Mike said: “I am honoured to have been asked to take on this role and I will do my best to build on the good work carried out by Dave Murphy over the past 13 years, and those people before him.”
Hack added: “I look forward to working with the various Federations and participating in the organisation of International competitions and development.”
A handover of ICSF process documentation and duties has recently been completed, whilst Murphy will remain available to assist Mike with any queries as the new General Secretary eases himself into the role.
WHAT IS THE ICSF?
The purpose of the ICSF is to co-ordinate official International competitions involving member nations The ICSF is representative of all nations where organised Cycle Speedway competition is staged, under control of a recognised governing body.
Member nations are invited to nominate representatives to serve on the ICSF committee and deal with any administrative matters concerning such international competitions. The ICSF is a non-funded organisation and all committee members are all volunteers.
The International Federation is led by an appointed General Secretary to administer the affairs of the ICSF, and to chair World and European committee meetings.
Cover photo features Mike Hack (left) talking to Team GB captain Paul Heard (right). Photo by Linda Kirkland.