RE: Progress on the Affiliation process
To the Irish airsoft community,
Following on from our announcement last Friday that we are rolling out the new Affiliation process, it is with great pride that I would like to inform you that the feedback we have received from the sites and retailers across the country has been extremely positive on the whole. Over the coming weeks and months we will be announcing each new affiliated site and retailer here and ask that the airsoft community support these sites and retailers for their efforts in making sure their sites are safe for you to play at with good cronoing procedures, safety speeches, insurance and that they are legally compliant will all the laws and regulations that govern airsoft and that each retailer has a good code of practice.
Remember, no site or retailer is obligated to become an affiliate of the I.A.A. and so in becoming an Affiliate, shows that they have the best interest of the Irish airsoft community at heart by willingly offering to disclose all the paperwork necessary for us to check their compliance. They are putting their faith in us and in turn in the airsoft community as a whole. We believe that these sites with their forward thinking and willingness to see the bigger picture of where airsoft is right now and where, together, we could bring it to in the future are to be commended by the airsoft community as a whole.
It doesn’t matter if you are weekly skirmisher or someone who just plinks tin cans in the privacy of your own garden, knowing that sites and retailers have the best interest of the community at heart and are willing to ensure their actions and practices are not going to reflect negatively on your sport/hobby is something that we can all appreciate and applaud them for.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we will be announcing the first site to be affiliated to the I.A.A. this evening. Once the announcement is made, we would appreciate the community showing its’ support for that site. This is the beginning of the community pulling together for the betterment of the sport and hobby that we all love so much.
Public Relations Officer
Irish Airsoft Association