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All fighters, coaches and officials invited to attend the inaugural English Mixed Martial Arts Association AGM
Birmingham, UK. September 26th 2019: The English Mixed Martial Arts Association, EMMAA, today issued a ‘come and support us’ plea to all members of the English MMA community, by opening the doors to a public annual general meeting, on Saturday 26th October 2019.
If you are an amateur or professional athlete, coach or an official associated with a mixed martial arts team or gym in England, then you are cordially invited to attend the AGM, to be held at Crowne Plaza Solihull in Birmingham. The AGM is scheduled to run from 10am until 1pm.
At the meeting President Marc Goddard and the other members of the EMMAA board will present a series of reports describing exactly how the start-up governing body, supported by the International Mixed Martial Arts Association, IMMAF, plans on developing the sport in England.
As well as individual and club registration information, the EMMAA board will also be discussing plans for the formation of both regional and national championships, in order to better select national representative teams, along with codes of practice for clubs and coaches in order to bring MMA in England better in line with Sport England policies.
Mixed Martial Arts in England, and indeed across the UK, continues to grow exponentially and the need for a localised governing body to protect its members and associates by having a direct link with both IMMAF and Sport England has become a priority.
“I hope as many club representatives and coaches in the country are able to get to Birmingham on October 26th to not only share the vision of the members of the EMMAA board, but to also play an essential role in the future development of the sport in England,” says Goddard.
“The invite is open to everyone in the country who has or competes out of a gym with the letters ‘MMA’ above the door. This is your chance to be a part of the future of the sport in England. As a collective, both myself and the rest of the founding members know we cannot build this sport alone. We need everybody from every corner of England to be hands on in the next stage of MMA’s growth.”
The inaugural EMMAA AGM will take place on Saturday 26th October at:
De Lemise Suite
Crowne Plaza Solihull
61 Homer Road
WHAT IS EMMAA:
The English Mixed Martial Arts Association, EMMAA, is led by international referee Marc Goddard, as President, and a total of nine founding directors. The main objective of the Association is the development of MMA as a sport discipline.
EMMAA shares the International Olympic Committee (IOC) belief in sport’s power to connect people. The organization will promote MMA as a sport for everyone, regardless of origin, social status, race or religion. The mission of the organization is education at a grass roots level in order to minimize risk in the discipline. The Olympic Spirit and fair play are the principles that the Association will instil in the youngest generation. Alongside sport development and regulation, the long-term goal is to see MMA into the Olympic Games.