The RFEA ratifies its new statutes and approves the acquisition of a new headquarters


The Governing Board of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) has ratified this Saturday the new statutes of the federative body and has given the green light to the acquisition of a new headquarters.

During the fourth meeting of the year, the purchase of a new headquarters was approved, a proposal that the Assembly must approve definitively. This decision seeks to “strengthen and modernize the organization with the aim of increasing the supply and quality of the services it offers, improving its image and corporate identity, and promoting optimal working conditions and accessibility.”

In addition, the review and update of the 2023 budget was approved, which anticipates balanced income and expenses of 15.9 million euros, allocating 53.4% ​​of expenses to high competition for aid programs for athletes and coaches, and preparation and participation in international competitions. 4.1 million euros will be allocated to the athlete aid program.

The new statutes of the RFEA have also been approved, which “fully” comply with the requirements of the new Sports Law. One of the most notable aspects of these statutes is the guarantee of gender representation in all governing bodies and commissions of the RFEA. In addition, these new statutes modernize the federative structures, “adapting them to the current needs and demands of the sport,” and incorporating “the highest procedures of integrity and good governance.” “These statutes are avant-garde, innovative and will become a reference for the future,” says the RFEF.

On the other hand, the president of the RFEA, Raúl Chapado, highlighted the historical record in national licenses and events two months before the end of 2023. So far, 25,752 licenses have been registered, with a record for route/trail-running, with 2,639. The number of day licenses is estimated at 300,000 by December 31, a growth of 12% compared to 2022. There have also been more events than ever, with 840 adding those of the National Calendar I (338) and those of the National Calendar II (502).

In addition, the Board of Directors assigned 11 venues for the 2024 Spanish Championships for which there was only one candidacy and decided that the next RFEA 2023 Ordinary General Assembly would be held in Madrid on April 28, 2024.