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North Devon Association Football League - Management Committee Minutes

Season 2006/07

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

September 2006

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October 2006

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November 2006

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December 2006

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January 2007

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February 2007

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on February 2nd, 2007.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, A Beer, C Burnage, B Fishleigh, J Fry, A Johns, T Knight, P Sercombe, P Shelton, M Stevens.
APOLOGIES for absence:  R Bates, A Evans, D Loder, D Parish, D Pedler, M Saunders.
MINUTES of the meeting held on January 5th, 2007, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
ABANDONED GAME.  (Appledore v Pilton).  Resolved that this game should be replayed.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The Northam Lions club had accepted the invitation to represent the League in this season's game.
REFEREE TRAINING COURSE.  The Secretary of the NDRA, Mr A Walter, had reported that the course had started successfully, with twelve candidates, (the only course currently to be running in the County).  The Secretary was authorised to liaise with Mr Walter on the technicalities of the scheme whereby the League would refund that part of the cost of the course not refunded by the FA.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
ABUSE OF MATCH OFFICIALS.  Letter received from referee Mr A Butler regarding the treatment and abuse he had received while refereeing at one League club.  Ruled that the Secretary should ascertain whether any disciplinary action was pending on this before the Committee took further action, but that the club concerned should be informed of the letter.
WITHDRAWALS.  Communications had been received from both the Clovelly and Lynton clubs withdrawing their second teams from the League with immediate effect. 
NOTIFICATION TO REFEREES.  Letter received from the NDRA reporting instances of referees not having been given notification by clubs of the postponement of games.  The Secretary had replied that whenever such an occurrence was reported to him by a referee, action was always taken against the club concerned.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the January minutes had been paid.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINE:  £5 for late team sheet:  Torridgeside.
TRANSFERS:  £35 in fees passed to the Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to phone First Eleven Agency:  Barnstaple AAC.  Paid.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES:  (submitted by the Treasurer subsequent to the meeting.)  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2185.34;  Portman Fixed Bond £10000.00;  Portman Instant Access a/c £169.09;  Benevolent Fund £3482.09.  Balance £15836.52.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
COOPTION.  Resolved that Mr M Jenkin should be invited to fill by cooption the one current vacancy on the Committee.
BARNSTAPLE COUNCIL PITCHES.  Reported that due to the continuing illness of Mr S Light, Mr A Cloak had been appointed by the DCFA North Area Committee as 'Pitches Coordinator' until the end of the season.

 

March 2007

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on March 2nd, 2007.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, C Burnage, B Fishleigh, J Fry, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, D Pedler, M Saunders, P Sercombe, P Shelton, M Stevens.
APOLOGIES for absence:  A Beer, M Jenkin.
MINUTES of the meeting held on February 2nd, 2007, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
REFEREE TRAINING COURSE.  Mr. A Walter had reported that three definite and two 'possible' candidates who had taken the recent course were now ready and wishing to take charge of NDL games.
ABUSE OF MATCH OFFICIALS.  A letter had been sent to the club concerned, but as the disciplinary issues involved had been somewhat limited, it was felt that no further action was appropriate.
BARNSTAPLE COUNCIL PITCHES.  Resolved that a letter of thanks should be sent to Mr. S Light for all the work he had put in during the years he had been the Council Pitches Coordinator.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
USE OF LEAGUE WEBSITE FOR ADMINISTRATION.  The DCFA Chief Executive had confirmed that the relevant committee had no objections to the proposals which had been put to it.  Resolved accordingly that :  (i) approved minutes of meetings of the Management Committee would be placed on the website, (ii)  the League Rules would appear on the website in future, leaving the Handbook simply as an annual directory of club, referees etc., this to start in season 2008-9.
CUP FINAL OFFICIALS.  A list of officials for the League's cup finals had been received from the Appointments Secretary.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the February minutes had been paid.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for late team sheet:  Kilkhampton, Woolsery.
TRANSFERS:  £45 in fees passed to the Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to phone First Eleven Agency:  Barnstaple AAC, Equalizers.  £5 for late result card:  Grosvenor, Torrington Admirals.  £25 for failure to raise a team for a cup game:  Bude Town, Lovacott.  All paid.
£25 for failure to raise a team for a League game:  Northam Lions.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES:  (submitted by the Treasurer subsequent to the meeting.)  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2146.94;  Portman Fixed Bond £10000.00;  Portman Instant Access a/c £169.09;  Benevolent Fund £3482.09.  Balance £15798.12.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
MEETING DATES:  The Secretary reported the following dates had been arranged.  (i) The next meeting of the Committee would be on March 30th as the first Friday in April is Good Friday.  (ii)  The Rules Revision and League Constitution meeting would be on Tuesday June 5th.  (iii) The League AGM would be on Thursday June 28th, at the Robins Nest, Bideford Sports Ground.
DOLTON v LYNTON.  (Mr Burnage withdrew during consideration of this item.)  This game in Intermediate Division One had been played even though the appointed match official had declared the pitch unfit, with another person officiating.  Ruled that FA Law 5 and League rule 13(D) had been breached.  The game was declared null and void, and both clubs fined £25.
RESULT CARDS.  Resolved that as from next season, the use of result cards would cease, with the procedure for result notification of games played on days other than Saturdays to be determined.
MEETINGS FOR CLUB SECRETARIES.  Approval given to request by the Secretary for attendance of all club secretaries to be required at one of a number of meetings he would hold during the summer to give information on new administrative procedures next season.
RETURN OF CUPS.  Reported that all trophies had been returned on time by last season's winners.
FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  Ruled that the Secretary should apply the usual procedure for distributing whatever tickets the League was allocated this season.
REGISTRATIONS.  Reported that the DCFA had offered to be a 'guinea pig' for trials of an FA scheme to have all player registrations administered centrally within each County, (with the eventual aim of a nationwide scheme).

 

April 2007

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on March 30th, 2007, (the 'April meeting').
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, A Beer, A Evans, M Jenkin, A Johns, T Knight, M Saunders, P Sercombe, P Shelton, M Stevens.
APOLOGIES for absence:  C Burnage, B Fishleigh, J Fry, D Loder, D Pedler.
The Chairman welcomed Mr. Jenkin to his first meeting.
MINUTES of the meeting held on March 2nd, 2007, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
REFEREE TRAINING COURSE.  Reported that the recent course was likely to produce three new referees who would officiate regularly in this League.
CUP FINAL OFFICIALS.  Eleven of the twelve referees who had been invited to be match officials at the League's Cup Finals had so far replied accepting their invitations.  Those for the Bideford Tool Cup final would need to be contacted again due to the change of date of that final.
MEETINGS FOR CLUB SECRETARIES.  The Secretary had so far received offers of five venues for these meetings, leaving just one in Barnstaple to be determined.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
FUNDING FOR LEAGUES.  Resolved that no application should be made to the FA this year, as there was no item on the list for which funding was available which the League currently required.
REFEREE FEES.  Request received from the NDRA that the match fee for referees in this League should be increased to £20 next season.  The matter would be considered at the Rules Revision meeting in June.
PUTFORD.  The requested report had been received from the club on the upgrading of their facilities.  A sub-committee of the President, the Chairman and Mr. Saunders would visit the club during May to inspect the work.
DCFA CIRCULARS.  Copies received of circulars sent to clubs on earlier affiliation dates and a new minimum age limit.
COLOUR CHANGE.  A referee had reported that a referees' circular from the DCFA had stipulated that in the event of a colour clash the away team should change, which appeared to conflict with the current League rule.  The Secretary was seeking clarification, as the FA Standard Code of Rules, on which this League's rules have to be based, clearly gives Leagues the option of whether a home or away team should change.
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the March minutes had been paid.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for late team sheet:  Woolacombe.  £5 for failure to mark a referee:  Shamwickshire.  Both paid.
£5 for late team sheet:  Lovacott.  £5 for failure to mark a referee: Barnstaple AAC.
TRANSFERS:  £45 in fees passed to the Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to phone First Eleven Agency:  Park Utd, Woolacombe, Braunton.  £5 for late result card:  Grosvenor, Braunton.  £25 for failure to raise a team for a League game:  Morwenstow.  All paid.
£5 for late result card:  Lovacott, Georgeham, Dolton.
PORTMAN ACCOUNTS.  Reported that the League may benefit financially from the merger of the Portman and Nationwide Building Societies.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES:  (submitted by the Treasurer subsequent to the meeting.)  Lloyds Bank current a/c £1470.74;  Portman Fixed Bond £10000.00;  Portman Instant Access a/c £169.09;  Benevolent Fund £3482.09.  Balance £15121.92.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
OFFICIAL COMPLAINT.  Resolved that a formal complaint should be lodged with the DCFA against an individual officer of another League due to there appearing to be sufficient evidence of 'illegal approaches' being made to clubs in this League to persuade them to move to that other League.
BIDEFORD TOOL CUP FINAL.  The date of this final had been changed to Monday May 7th, due to the proximity of the original date to the Devon Intermediate Cup final in which the Shebbear club were playing.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The Northam Lions club was thanked both for the manner in which it had represented the League in the game, and for the collection which the team had made amongst themselves in aid of the relevant charities.  The game had resulted in a 0-0 draw.  Mr Jenkin was thanked for the considerable publicity which had been given to the game in the local press.
REFEREE MR B HUXTABLE.  Resolved that a letter of congratulation should be sent to Mr. Huxtable on his appointment as referee for the Devon Premier Cup final, believed to be the youngest ever official to receive this appointment.
APPLICATIONS.  The Secretary reported that he had so far received one enquiry from a new club wishing to apply to join the League next season.

 

May 2007

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on May 4th, 2007.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, R Bates, A Beer, J Fry, M Jenkin, T Knight, D Loder, D Pedler, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens.
APOLOGIES for absence:  B Fishleigh, D Parish.
MINUTES of the meeting held on March 30th, 2007, were approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING.
MEETINGS FOR CLUB SECRETARIES.  The Secretary confirmed the six venues he would be using for these meetings between mid-July and mid-August
OFFICIAL COMPLAINT.  Confirmation had been received from the DCFA that the relevant papers had been forwarded to the Cornwall County FA.
APPLICATIONS.  The Secretary reported that he had so far received one application from a new club, and one from a club wishing to move from another League, for next season.  The Chairman and Secretary would be meeting representatives of these clubs during May.  Three current member clubs had mentioned the possibility of entering one more team next season than this.  Entry forms for next season had been sent out by e-mail to all current member clubs.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
TORRIDGESIDE v NORTH MOLTON.  A number of e-mails had been received from both clubs in relation to the non-playing of this game on the scheduled date of April 25th.  Resolved that the game should be played on May 16 (using the extension to the season which had been approved, see later item).
GENERAL FINANCIAL BUSINESS.
All fines in the April minutes had been paid, (one on the Lovacott club after having been trebled).
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for signing for two clubs:  player R Guppy.  £10 for fielding an ineligible player:  Torridgeside.  Both paid.
TRANSFERS:  £10 in fees passed to the Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES:  £5 for failure to phone First Eleven Agency:  Morwenstow, Pilton.  £5 for late result card:  Georgeham, Lovacott.  £5 for failure to attend to League business:  Lovacott.  All paid.
£50 for failure to raise a team for a League game:  Bradworthy (twice). 
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES:  (submitted by the Treasurer subsequent to the meeting.)  Lloyds Bank current a/c £766.09;  Portman Fixed Bond £10000.00;  Portman Instant Access a/c £169.09;  Benevolent Fund £3643.10.  Balance £14578.28.  All bills paid to date.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
LEAGUE WEBSITE.  Approval given to a proposal by the Secretary that the post of 'website manager' (pending consideration of a suitable title) should be included in the list of League Officers, given the extent to which League administration was going to be based on the website in the future.  This would require a change to League rule 3, and so will be put on the AGM agenda.
LEAGUE CUP FINALS.  No collection had been taken at the Arlington Cup final, and a message of thanks had been sent to the Secretary of the Combe Martin club who had taken a collection at the Combe Martin Cup final.  This matter would be considered again in the light of experience at the two remaining finals.
FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  Reported that an allocation had been received by the DCFA, and the League would be informed of those allocated to the League.  (Sec's note: Notification was received on the day after the meeting, and two tickets offered to each of Boca Seniors, Chittlehampton and Buckland Brewer.)
WOOLACOMBE.  The club had informed the League verbally that it would be unable to fulfil its remaining four fixtures, and would submit confirmation in writing.
TEAM SHEETS.  As from the start of next season it will be required that referees should be marked out of 100, with a letter in support of any mark of less than 60.  Resolved that the remaining stock of a bulk order of existing team sheets should be used up first, with clear instructions given to clubs on the new marking system.
RESULTS REPORTING.  Resolved that as from the start of next season the use of result cards would be discontinued.  Home clubs would be required to phone the results of Saturday games to the First Eleven Agency as at present, and to e-mail the results of all other games to the Secretary by no later than the day after the game.
EXTENSION TO SEASON.  Approval for an extension of the season to May 16 had been obtained for a few games which required it, mainly relating to unavailability or non-appearance of referees.

 

AGM 2007

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