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North Devon Association Football League - Management Committee Minutes

Season 2003/04

September - October - November - December - January - February - March - April - May - AGM

September 2003

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on September 5th, 2003.

PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, A Evans, B Fishleigh, J Fry, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, D Parish, D Pedler, R Nicol, S Platt, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens.
APOLOGIES for absence:  A Beer, P Woodhams.
THREE ITEMS OF BUSINESS WERE CONDUCTED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE MEETING PROPER:
(i)  It was reported that the League President, Mr A Beer, had undergone a serious operation in the NDDH.  Resolved that a card expressing the League's best wishes should be sent
(ii)  To fill the one remaining vacancy on the Committee, it was resolved to co-opt the secretary of the Braunton club, Mr J Maynard, who then joined the meeting.
(iii)  The Club Secretary of the Year trophy was presented to the 2003 winner, Mr A Johns, the Clovelly secretary, who had been unable to attend the League AGM due to an injury sustained a few days previously.
MINUTES of the meeting held on May 2nd were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
CENTENARY DINNER.  An update on the work of the sub-committee was given by Mr. J Fry.
SHAMWICKSHIRE ROVERS.  The Secretary had been informed that disciplinary proceedings against the club as a whole had been dropped, but those against an individual were proceeding.
FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  On the Monday prior to the Final the Secretary had been contacted by the Chairman of the DCFA offering two further tickets which had become available.  There had been no option but to offer these on a 'first come first served' basis, and they had been purchased by a member of the Torrington Admirals club.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
APPLEDORE.  The club had informed the League that the Sandymere ground on which their Senior Division team was due to play would not be available to the club this season.  It was hoped to use Bideford Sports Ground for many home games, and Senior Division clubs had been asked to be cooperative in agreeing to arrangements for playing their away game against Appledore.
HIGH BICKINGTON.  The DCFA North Area Secretary had informed the League that he was referring to the DCFA Disciplainary Secretary a report which had appeared on this club's website.  The matter was still under consideration.
TORRINGTON ADMIRALS.  The club had written formally withdrawing its second team from the League due to shortage of players.
SHAMWICKSHIRE ROVERS.  The club's dugouts had been destroyed by vandals, and the club had written requesting time to be allowed to rectify the matter.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines listed in the May minutes had been paid.
FINE:  £25 for failure to attend the League AGM: Sporting DJs.  Paid.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to mark a referee: Bude Town.  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: North Molton, Shamwickshire.  £5 for signing for two clubs:  player L Mowsell.  All paid.
£15 in transfer fees sent to Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Morwenstow.  £5 for failure to give notification to a visiting team: Pilton.   Both paid.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES (submitted by the Treasurer in a written report):  Lloyds Bank current a/c £4288.99;  Portman Fixed Bond £10373.64;  Portman Instant Access a/c £2348.90;  Benevolent Fund £3435.74.  Balance £20447.27.  To be paid:  ASA Insurance, approx £3000, awaiting final invoice. 
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
MRS J MAYNARD.  It had been reported during the summer that Mrs Janet Maynard, the former secretary of the Braunton club, had undergone a serious operation.  Flowers had been sent to her by the League, and a letter of thanks from her was read to the meeting.
BARNSTAPLE COUNCIL PITCHES.  (Rock Park and Seven Brethren.)  It was reported that for various reasons related to the drainage work which had been carried out during the summer, these would not be available for use until September 13th at the earliest.
REFEREES.  Mr M Stevens reported on the general shortage of referees which faced him when making appointments.  After lengthy discussion, it was resolved that the practice of always ensuring that Premier Division matches should have an appointed referee should be continued.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS.  Due to the Secretary having work commitments out of the area on the first Fridays in October and November, the Chairman had approved cancelling the October meeting, and bringing the November meeting forward by one week to October 31st.
LEAGUE HANDBOOKS.  The Secretary reported that he had taken delivery of the Handbooks earlier in the day, and they would be distributed as soon as possible.
PLAYER REGISTRATIONS.  Reported that the reciprocal arrangement with the North Devon Sunday League, under which players suspended by one League could not register in the other, was being continued.

 

October 2003

There was no October Meeting.

 

November 2003

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on October 31st, 2003, (the 'November meeting').

PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, B Fishleigh, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, J Maynard, R Nicol, D Parish, D Pedler, S Platt, M Saunders, P Sercombe, P Shelton, P Woodhams.
APOLOGIES for absence:  A Beer, A Evans, J Fry, M Stevens.
NEW MEMBERS.  The Chairman welcomed Mr Bates and Mr Sercombe to their first meeting of the Committee.
MINUTES of the meeting held on September 5th were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
APPLEDORE.  The club had been unable to secure the use of Bideford Sports Ground for some of its Senior Division home games, and was now using a variety of other means to ensure it completed its League programme.
HIGH BICKINGTON.  This matter was apparently to be dealt with by the DCFA during the coming week.
SHAMWICKSHIRE ROVERS.  The club to be given until the end of December to install Premier facilities for which it had been given a period of grace, following which an inspection by League officials would take place. 
BARNSTAPLE COUNCIL PITCHES.  The Rock Park pitches had come into use in the middle of September following further work on them after a number of inspections.  Mr Platt reported on discussions on this matter at the recent Area meeting.
REFEREES.  The Secretary had been informed that a number of trainee referees had completed the first part of the training course satisfactorily, and would therefore be officiating at matches prior to starting the second part of their course.
LEAGUE HANDBOOKS.  A number of errors had been spotted and these would be corrected before publication of next season's Handbook.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
BOCA SENIORS.  The club had withdrawn its second team from the Senior Division of the League, citing a lack of interest on the part of players.
TARKA TENNIS CENTRE PITCHES.  Letters had been received from two referees regarding the facilities at this new venue, which where generally agreed to be excellent.  Some concerns about the condition of the pitches had been reported to the Council.
GEORGEHAM.  As a result of ongoing problems with the pitch at Croyde Bay Holiday Camp, the club were requesting permission to play Premier games at RMB Chivenor until the end of January 2004, by which time they hoped to have Premier facilities installed at the pitch in Georgeham village.  Permission for the use of Chivenor was given, but an inspection of the Georgeham village facilities would be necessary before any Premier game is played there.
ABANDONED MATCHES.  (i) Torrington Admirals v Park Rovers.  This game had been abandoned by the referee due to bad light after 81 minutes had been played.  Resolved that the score at the time the game was abandoned should stand as the final result.
(ii) Braunton v Lynton.  (Mr Maynard withdrew from the meeting during consideration of this item.)  This game had been abandoned by the referee due to bad light after 69 minutes had been played.  Resolved that the game should be replayed.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE DCFA.
(i) Any club wishing to register a player who is a serving member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines now has to seek the prior approval of the RNFA on a form, a copy of which had been provided.
(ii)  As part of a consultation process, the views of clubs were being sought on a proposal to raise the minimum age of players in 'senior' football from 14 to 16.
(iii) Nominations were required by the FA for the 'Groundsman of the Year'.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Torridgeside, Kilkhampton, High Bickington.  £10 for fielding an unregistered player: Barnstaple AAC, Holsworthy.  All paid.
£5 for signing for two clubs:  player M Towey. 
£105 in transfer fees sent to Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Pilton (twice), South Molton, Park Rovers, Putford, Wrey Arms.  £5 for a late result card: Barnstaple AAC, Bude Town, Pilton, Woolacombe, Lynton, Northam Lions, Torrington, Sporting Barum.   All paid.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2602.28;  Portman Fixed Bond £10715.96;  Portman Instant Access a/c £2348.90;  Benevolent Fund £3635.74.  Balance £19302.83.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
REFEREE REGISTRATION.  It was resolved, following reports and for a number of reasons, that the Appointments Secretary should be requested not to appoint one particular local referee to any of the League's matches until he had registered with the Devon County Football Association.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  The Chairman sought approval, which was granted, for the League's customary practice of sending flowers at Christmas to the widows of former League officers, and an appropriate gesture of thanks to the League's Hon Auditor, Mr C Bartlett.

 

December 2003

There was no December Meeting.

 

January 2004

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on January 2nd, 2004.

PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Beer, R Bates, B Fishleigh, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, D Parish, P Shelton.
APOLOGIES for absence:  J Maynard, M Saunders.
MINUTES of the meeting held on October 31st, 2003, were approved and signed, (the meeting planned for December 5th having been cancelled due to shortage of items for the agenda).
MATTERS ARISING.
SHAMWICKSHIRE ROVERS.  The club had recently given confirmation that the required facilities were now in place, although some were currently of a temporary nature.  League representatives would visit the ground on a match day in the near future.
BARNSTAPLE COUNCIL PITCHES.  It was reported that on one recent weekend the decision of a club that the pitches were unfit for play had been accepted by the Grounds Coordinator.  This course of events could not be tolerated and the matter would be being dealt with at the next meeting of the North Area Committee of the DCFA.
REFEREE REGISTRATION.  The referee concerned had registered, and was therefore continuing to officiate at League matches.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
BOCA SENIORS.  The club had written requesting a change in registered colours to Royal Blue with a Yellow hoop, which was approved.
SOUTH MOLTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  The Chairman had received a communication from the College requesting the League's support for a grant application for the building of an Astro-Turf pitch.  Resolved that before replying, the views of the South Molton club and the DCFA should be sought.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in November minutes had been paid.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Woolacombe.  £5 for failure to mark a referee: North Molton, Landkey.  £5 for no letter in support of a low marking: Morwenstow, South Molton, Lovacott.  £5 for signing for two clubs: players S Hill, C Dart.  £5 for a late team sheet: Woolacombe.  All paid.
£5 for signing for two clubs:  player D O'Shea.  £10 for fielding an unregistered player: Bratton Fleming. 
£70 in transfer fees sent to Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Georgeham, Dolton, Lynton, Woolacombe, Northam Lions, Morwenstow.  £5 for a late result card: Holsworthy, Pilton, Buckland Brewer.  £5 for failure to give match notification to a referee: Woolacombe.  £5 for failure to rearrange a postponed game: Kilkhampton, Torrington Admirals.   All paid, (that on Kilkhampton after having been trebled.)
£5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Holsworthy, Kilkhampton, Torrington, Woolacombe.  £5 for a late result card: Sporting Barum.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer subsequent to the meeting:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2351.12;  Portman Fixed Bond £10715.96;  Portman Instant Access a/c £2348.90;  Benevolent Fund £3635.74.  Balance £19051.72.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
PREMIER DIVISION FACILITIES.  Concern was expressed about a number of matters, both at particular clubs, and in general.  The Secretary would soon be writing to clubs in the Senior Division regarding Premier facilities, and would raise various matters with current Premier Division clubs at the same time.

 

February 2004

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on February 6th, 2004.

PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, A Beer, A Evans, B Fishleigh, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, R Nicol, S Platt, M Saunders, P Sercombe, P Shelton, M Stevens, P Woodhams.
APOLOGIES for absence:  J Fry, J Maynard, D Parish, D Pedler.
MINUTES of the meeting held on January 2nd, 2004, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
BARNSTAPLE COUNCIL PITCHES.  This matter had now been resolved, following a meeting of the North Area Committee of the DCFA.
SOUTH MOLTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  Correspondence supporting the proposed scheme had been received from the South Molton and Chittlehampton clubs, and the Devon County Football Association.  The League would therefore write expressing its support for the scheme.
PREMIER DIVISION FACILITIES.  Reports had been received that a number of Premier Division clubs were failing to provide a barrier down both sides of their pitch.  In some cases the appropriate action to prevent spectators standing where there was no barrier had already been taken.  Each case would be dealt with on an appropriate individual basis.  The Chairman reported that he had received no requests for an inspection of facilities from clubs currently in the Senior Division.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
HARTLAND V SPORTING BARUM.  (Mr Bates withdrew during consideration of this item.)  The Hartland club had written reporting the reasons why this game in Intermediate Division Two had not been played as scheduled on December 27.  Resolved that the game should be played on a date to be agreed.
NORTH DEVON REFEREES ASSOCIATION.  A letter received from the Secretary of the NDRA, Mr A Walter, requested financial support from the League for the development of a training fund, aimed at the recruitment and support of new referees.  The sum of £200 was agreed.
GEORGEHAM.  The club had written requesting permission to use the facilities at RMB Chivenor for its home games in the Premier Division until the end of the current season.  This was approved, although it would be pointed out to the club that the facilities at the holiday camp at Croyde were no longer regarded as meeting Premier Division requirements, and so permission would now have to be sought if it wished to play any such games there.
DCFA.  The County FA had replied to a request for information from a club which had discovered that one of their registered players who was in debt to the club had signed for a club with a team in another League without their approval.  The Secretary would circulate clubs with the information in the County FA's reply.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the January minutes had been paid, with the exception of that on player D O'Shea, which had been trebled and the player subsequently suspended.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Georgeham.  £5 for signing for two clubs: player T Marsh.  £10 for fielding an unregistered player: Clovelly.  All paid.
£5 for signing for two clubs:  players P Hale, A Jones.  £10 for fielding an 'otherwise ineligible player': Shebbear. 
£65 in transfer fees sent to Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Appledore, Torrington, Barnstaple AAC, Lovacott, Lynton, Torridgeside.  £5 for a late result card: Kilkhampton (twice), Grosvenor, Barnstaple AAC.   All paid.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2316.78;  Portman Fixed Bond £10715.96;  Portman Instant Access a/c £2348.90;  Benevolent Fund £3635.74.  Balance £19017.38.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The Secretary reported that he had approached the Kingsley League for certain items of information regarding the match which would be played at Torrington on the evening of Monday March 8th.  This League would be represented in the match by the Landkey club, last season's runners-up in Intermediate Division One.
CENTENARY DINNER AND OTHER EVENTS.  Members of the sub-committee reported on events arranged so far.  The Dinner and Dance would be held on the evening of Friday March 19th.  The Chairman requested the Committee to approve an increase in the sum for which cheques could be signed by officers in view of some of the likely expenditure incurred in connection with the League's centenary.  This was approved.
LOVACOTT.  (Mr Platt withdrew during consideration of this item.)  The Secretary reported he had concerns regarding a registration form submitted by this club.  Resolved that the club should be given 14 days in which to provide the League with details which had already been requested, failing which a Committee of Enquiry would be set up to look into the matter.

 

March 2004

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on March 5th, 2004.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, A Evans, B Fishleigh, J Fry, A Johns, D Pedler, S Platt, M Saunders, P Sercombe, P Shelton, M Stevens, P Woodhams.
APOLOGIES for absence:  A Beer, T Knight, D Loder, D Parish.
MINUTES of the meeting held on February 6th, 2004, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
PREMIER DIVISION FACILITIES.  The chairman reported having received a request for an inspection from the Hartland club.
NORTH DEVON REFEREES ASSOCIATION.  The sum donated had been acknowledged with thanks.
GEORGEHAM.  The club had requested an early inspection of the facilities at Croyde with a view to returning to playing Premier Division games there.  This would be carried out.
PIVOT TROPHY.  At the request of the host club the date had been changed to Tuesday March 9th, and this had been agreed by all parties.  Filleigh Print had offered to sponsor the printing of the match programme.
CENTENARY DINNER AND OTHER EVENTS.  Members of the sub-committee reported that there had been a disappointing response from clubs regarding the dinner.  Clubs which had totally failed to respond would be given one more week to do so, failing which penalties would be imposed for failure to attend to League business.  The likely date for the game between a League representative eleven and Tiverton Town was April 28th.  No League games would be permitted to be played on that evening.
LOVACOTT.  (Mr. Platt withdrew during consideration of this item.)  The club had acknowledged that one of its officers had forged signatures on a registration form.  A fine of £50 imposed for this offence, and a warning given that a much more severe penalty would be imposed should there ever be a repetition of such an event.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
SOUTH MOLTON.  A letter had been received from the club reporting the non-arrival of a referee, which had been forwarded to the Appointments Secretary.
LOVACOTT v BUDE TOWN.  (Mr. Platt withdrew during consideration of this item.)  Letters received from both clubs reporting the non-playing of this game due to Bude's inability to raise a team.  The standard penalties to be imposed against Bude Town for this offence and the game awarded to Lovacott.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the February minutes had been paid, with the exception of that on player P Hale, which had been trebled and the player subsequently suspended.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to sign team sheet: Grosvenor.  £5 for signing for two clubs: player L Green.  Both paid.
£5 for signing for two clubs:  players A Mason.  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Equalizers.  £5 for late team sheet: Bude Town, Georgeham, Woolacombe. 
£50 in transfer fees sent to Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Dolton, Landkey, Morwenstow, High Bickington, Lynton.  All paid.
£5 for a late result card: Torridgeside, Sporting Barum.  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Park Rovers, Barnstaple AAC.  
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £1622.26;  Portman Fixed Bond £10715.96;  Portman Instant Access a/c £2348.90;  Benevolent Fund £3635.74.  Balance £18322.86.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
REFEREES MARKINGS.  The Secretary had compiled the annual markings to February 28 and forwarded them to the North Area Secretary of the DCFA.
MEETING DATE.  The Secretary announced the date of the 2004 AGM as Friday July 9th, the meeting once again to be held at Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple.
CUP FINAL OFFICIALS.  The Secretary had received the list of appointments for the League's Cup Finals and presented these to the meeting.
GAMES AT ROCK PARK.  Verbal reports were received regarding events at two games played the previous Saturday at Rock Park, Barnstaple, and a brief discussion of the issues raised followed.

 

April 2004

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on April 2nd, 2004.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, A Evans, B Fishleigh, J Fry, A Johns, T Knight, R Nicol, D Parish, D Pedler, M Saunders, P Sercombe, P Shelton, M Stevens, P Woodhams.
APOLOGIES for absence:  A Beer, D Loder, J Maynard, S Platt.
MINUTES of the meeting held on March 5th, 2004, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
NORTH DEVON REFEREES ASSOCIATION.  A further formal letter of thanks for the League's donation had been received.
GEORGEHAM.  An inspection had been carried out by the Chairman and Mr. Sercombe.  Approval for use of the Croyde facilities until the end of the current season was given subject to certain assurances.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The League had retained the Trophy.  In addition to the gate takings, donations had been made by players and members of the Landkey club whose team had represented the League, which, together with donations from the Kingsley League and the Braunton Challenge Cup, would constitute the amount raised by this season's game.
CENTENARY DINNER AND OTHER EVENTS.
(i)  The Treasurer provided a financial breakdown of all matters related to the Centenary Dinner.
(ii)  The 'Centenary Cake' had been presented to the Children's Hospice South West, and a letter of thanks received from CHSW reporting that it had been greatly enjoyed by the children at the Hospice and their families.
(iii)  There are still some copies of the Centenary Brochure available, which can be obtained from Mr. J Fry, at a cost of £1.
(iv) The Centenary Match between a League XI and Tiverton Town was confirmed as Wednesday April 28, KO 7.30pm, at Bideford Sports Ground.  All League games previously arranged for that evening had been moved to other dates.
(v)  Thanks were expressed to the three members of the Centenary Sub-Committee, Messrs. Evans, Fry and Woodhams, for all the hard work they had put in to the various arrangements.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
APPLICATION FOR NEXT SEASON.  The Secretary reported having received a letter from the Stratton club requesting forms on which to make application to join the League next season.
CORNWALL COUNTY FA.  Following the success of the Morwenstow club in again reaching the final of the Cornwall Junior Cup the League had received an invitation from the CCFA to send representatives to the game and the various pre-match social functions.  The invitation had been accepted and the League would be represented by the Vice-Chairman and his wife.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the March minutes had been paid.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to sign team sheet: Torrington Admirals.  £5 for a late team sheet:  Lovacott.  Both paid.
£5 for signing for two clubs:  player K Cornish.
£45 in transfer fees sent to Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Braunton, Lynton, Boca Seniors, Barnstaple AAC.  £5 for failure to rearrange a League game:  Woolacombe, Barnstaple AAC, Sporting DJs, Sporting Barum.  £25 for failure to raise a team for a League game:  Park Rovers.  All paid.
£5 for a late result card: Woolacombe, Morwenstow.  £5 for failure to ring First XI Agency: Woolacombe.  
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £1566.88;  Portman Fixed Bond £10715.96;  Portman Instant Access a/c £130.61;  Benevolent Fund £3635.74.  Balance £16049.19.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
MEETING DATE.  The Secretary announced that the Committee's Rules Revision and League Constitution meeting would be held on Friday June 4th.
CUP FINALS.  The Secretary reported on the various arrangements he had made.  (Sec's note:  The final of the Bideford Tool Cup, played on the day after the meeting, had had to be abandoned at half time due to the pitch having become waterlogged. It will therefore need rearranging.)
FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  The Secretary was instructed to follow the customary procedure regarding the distribution of any tickets for the FA Cup final which might be allocated to the League.
PLAYER REGISTRATIONS.  The Secretary reported that registrations and transfers had now closed for the current season.  Approximately 1900 players had been registered, an increase of 100 on all recent season.
DCFA NORTH AREA COMMITTEE.  It had been reported at the last meeting of the Committee that the hiring charges for council pitches in Barnstaple would be slightly increased next season.

 

May 2004

Not available at present.

 

AGM 2004

Not available at present.