NEWS: Murphy steps down from ICSF

The ICSF will be looking for a new General Secretary as Dave Murphy (pictured middle) intends to step down from the role.

Having held the role since 2003, Murphy had previously hoped to stand down in 2013 World Championships in Australia after 10 years service. However, with no volunteers prepared to take on the responsibility he reluctantly continued in the role, which involves managing the communications and processes linking the Australian, British and Polish Federations together to form the International Federation for Cycle Speedway.

Murphy has exclusively announced to 33/18 News that he needs to stand down to force the issue of finding a replacement.

In a statement he has said: “I’m sure that there must be a number of people out there with the capability and, most importantly, the enthusiasm to take on this role and move the sport forward Internationally”. He added, “I was once that person, but can no longer sustain the necessary enthusiasm required for the role.”

Murphy has not travelled to Poland for this weekends Euro Club Event at Ostrow and will end his tenure following the European Championships at Poole this August, or earlier if a suitable volunteer comes forward in the meantime.

In recent years ICSF Committee has also included Mick Harley and Brad Hoppo (Australia), Maciej Laskowski and Pawel Cegielski (Poland) along with Bob Prince and Ian Brown (Great Britain). Whether one of the existing representatives or a new person will present themselves as a volunteer to be elected as ICSF General Secretary remains to be seen.

Any interested persons, wishing to be considered, should make themselves known, depending on their Nationality, to one of the following:

  • The Australian Cycle Speedway Council
  • The British Cycle Speedway Commission (via Paul West at British Cycling)
  • The Polish Federation (PFKS)

33/18 News would like to take the opportunity to thank Dave for all his efforts over the past 13 years. A truly great servant to Cycle Speedway.