Hello EUPA Community;
This is your President, Mika Uusnakki, writing to all of you about the recent Gender Ratio change to our Thursday Summer 7v7 League. I want to assure you that we have collected every piece of feedback you have sent and reflected on it under the guidance of our brand new Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. We recognized that we hastily and ineffectively communicated to our community and failed to exercise due diligence in making a sound decision. I apologize to each and every single person for this failure and in particular to our female identifying community members who felt impacted.
We have identified three key failures that lead to this.
Based on the feedback received, the Board of Directors voted to revert the Gender Ratio for our Thursday Summer 7v7 League back to 4:3 (or 3:4) as default. Going forward, we will be making the following changes to ensure this does not happen in the future:
For captains whose teams are still at risk of folding, please utilize the EUPA Community Slack, come recruit in-person to Winter Leagues, fill out the Teams Looking For Players Form, or reach out to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to help out.
We are grateful to have a community that is willing to correct us when we take missteps. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, wish to know more details about this incident, or wish to help out please don’t hesitate to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ask me in person.
See you on the field,
Mika Uusnakki, President
Edmonton Ultimate Players Association