I really don't see the issue they are differet roles, and the middle one is the one which is filled by volunteers as they get to choose what they do, they are no fulfilling a specific role.
As to teh "other board" of course the ABAC fact file says that there is decline, I woudl nto expect the mt o publish it if it didn't. However the flaws are simple. The database used is TOPS, which is no longer the central database, hence why incomplete resutls are submitted to it, such as (random example I picked form 5th June) the YAL NE1 results. TOPS have 16 results over their standards noted, a quick look at Power of 10 shoes an extra 31 performances over the TOPS standards that TOPS don't have on their database. I would suggest that the change from Mr Whittinghams database being the offical one for 2008 to an unofficial one for 2011 means he is missing performances, causing (in a purely mathematical basis) bias in the results.
Same withte "dwingling" number of athletes, the fact files were obviously flawed, and of course did not give any comparative data from which to draw the conclusion that athlete numbers are dwindling, of course that has never stopped ABAC from drawing (or more accurately completely fabricating) the conclusions.
As to my own club, we have more coaches than previously, maybe because WE value the coaches as a CLUB. They coach our athletes it is up to us, and their athletes to value them, no one else. WE are the ones who benefit from them.