In May 2023, the City of Edmonton reopened the application process for large-scale combative sports events only. Venues must have a capacity of 5,000 or more to be considered for a combative sports event in Edmonton. 

A 9 month pause on combative sports had been in place as City administration completed a full risk assessment on the City’s involvement in sanctioning and oversight in combative sports events in Edmonton.

The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) is a Council Committee composed of up to 7 volunteer citizen members. This governance body operates within the jurisdiction established by City Council through the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Bylaw 15638. The ECSC supplements the regulatory provisions in the Combative Sports Bylaw 15594 through further regulations on combative sports matters such as licensing, conduct, qualifications and contests. The ECSC also serves as an appeal body for decisions made by the Executive Director regarding licensing and permitting.          

Executive Director

The Executive Director is an employee of the City and, pursuant to Bylaw 15638, is responsible for all operational decisions about combative sports in Edmonton. The Executive Director is not a member of the ECSC; however, the ECSC's regulations set additional rules to be applied by the Executive Director and other combative sports officials.   

Information about Serving on the Commission

Online applications to fill Commission vacancies are accepted in the annual December/January Recruitment Campaign.        


Citizen Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Tye Babb (Vice-Chair) May 01/19 Apr 30/25
Brandy Badry May 01/23 Apr 30/25
Trevor Kelly (Chair) May 01/23 Apr 30/25
Rashi Khullar Manku May 01/23 Apr 30/25
Kevin Malahy May 01/21 Apr 30/25
Nateram Seecharan May 01/22 Apr 30/24
Andrew Soto May 01/23 Apr 30/25

Board Members Roles and Responsibilities



2023 Meetings

Commission meets the second Monday of each month.

Location: TBD
Time: 7pm

Meeting ID:
Phone Numbers (‪CA‬)‪+1 587-977-0928‬ PIN: ‪135 849 612#‬

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 9 Agenda Minutes
February 13 Agenda Minutes
March 13 Agenda Minutes
April 17 Agenda Minutes
May 8 Agenda Minutes
June 12 Agenda Minutes
July 10 Agenda Minutes
August 14 Agenda  
September 11 Agenda  
October 16    
November 20    
December 11    

Past Meeting Resources


Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 10 Agenda Minutes
February 16 Agenda Minutes
March 14 Agenda Minutes
April 11 Agenda Minutes
May 9 Agenda Minutes
June 13 Agenda Minutes
July 11 Agenda Minutes
August 8 Agenda Minutes
September 1st Agenda Minutes
September 12 Agenda Minutes
October 17 Agenda Minutes
November 14 Agenda Minutes
December 12 Cancelled  



Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 11* Agenda Minutes
February 8* Agenda Minutes
March 8* Agenda Minutes
April 12* Agenda Minutes

April 19*

Agenda Minutes

Monday, May 10, 2021 from 6-9pm

ECSC Licence Appeal Hearing 

Executive Director Licensing Decision — 388738876-001 Promoter Licence Refusal  

Hearing is open to the general public. Only representatives related to the appeal are presenting to the Hearing Panel.



May 17*

Agenda Minutes
June 14* Agenda Minutes
July 12* Agenda Minutes
August 9 - Cancelled    
September 13 Agenda Minutes
October 18 Agenda Minutes
November 8 Agenda Minutes

December 13

Agenda Minutes

* Meeting was held virtually