A member of an Affiliated Club who desires to transfer competitive rights to another Affiliated
Club during the currency of a calendar year (1 January to 31 December) may do so under the
following conditions:
(a) A member is permitted two competitive rights transfers in a calendar year (i.e. 1 January to 31December of that year). Any further transfer application in that year will be processed
but will only take effect (if approved) in the next calendar year. An exception to this will be bona fide relocation because of employment, study or family commitments. Such competitive rights transfers will be subject to consideration and approval by the relevant controlling authority of the member’s “losing” club
(b) Any International Life Saving (ILS) rulings in respect of competition transfers, international transfers and World Championship events will be complied with.
(c) A member desiring a competitive rights transfer shall initiate the transfer process at either the “gaining” or “losing” club (refer SLSA Policy 6.24) and, after the details are entered into
Surfguard ensure the Transfer function in Surfguard has been initiated. A member or club may use the transfer form as proof that a transfer has been initiated.
(d) Where a State does not use the Surfguard Transfer function or continues to use the paper based form (SLSA Form F004) the form shall be lodged with the “gaining” club, “losing” club and Controlling Authority (i.e. Branch or State).
(e) The “losing” club or its executive shall, within fourteen (14) days of receiving the original, endorse or reject the application (in Surfguard or on the Form). The club shall record its decision regarding the transfer application in club minutes, and if using the form immediately forward the copy with the club’s decision to the controlling authority. The club shall advise the member of its decision.
(f) If the “losing” club approves the application the controlling authority shall advise the member or if using the form record the approval on the original and return the same to the
member. The controlling authority shall minute the decision and if using the form shall notate the form with the decision and retain the duplicate.
(g) If the “losing” club rejects the application and indicates this in Surfguard, the application shall be considered at the next meeting of the controlling authority for a decision and such decision shall be final. The decision shall be advised to the member and if using the form recorded on the original and returned to the member. The controlling authority shall minute the decision and if using the form shall notate it and retain the duplicate.
(h) If the controlling authority does no t receive a decision or the form from the “losing” club within twenty-one (21) days of Surfguard Transfer request being initiated or the receipt of the duplicate form, the application shall be considered at the next meeting of the controlling authority for a decision. Any decision made at the meeting shall be final. The “losing” club and the member shall be advised of such decision in writing.
(i) Subject to Rule 2.2.4.1 (a), transfers of competitive rights shall take effect from the date the application is approved by the controlling authority.