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North Devon Association Football League - Management Committee Minutes

Season 2017/18

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

September 2017

Present: - R. Bates(Chair), B. Smale, M. Tattersall, A. Webster, T Cloak, T. Alcock, B. Fishleigh, P. Hayes, S. Sayer         
Apologies: -  D. Todd, D. Parish, M Saunders,
Absent: - A. Evans. P. Sercombe,
Minutes of the meeting held June 2nd 2017 were approved to be published on the League Website as correct.

League Business
New LMC Members: - LMC welcomed our 2 new LMC members, Scott Sayer and Paul Hayes and LS advised that unfortunately due to a previously booked arrangement Darren Todd was unable to attend.

League AGM: - AGM went very well although we did not have the League Chairman, Vice Chairman or President in attendance, thanks to Rob for stepping in at short notice to chair the meeting. No issues and nothing to report.

Sporting Barum Withdrawal: - In accordance to league rules the LMC agreed to fine the club £100 & retain all other fees paid.

New Secretary Meeting: - 9 new secretaries have completed the new secretary meeting with a further 3 to be arrange over the next 14 days.

Correspondence Received
Library Room Booking: - Library has given notice that from January 2018 all booking past 7pm will incur an additional staffing charge. LS has advised he will look for another location as the staffing charge was £15 per hour extra. LS to look for a new venue.

Registration Business
Registrations -  1640
Transfers – 6

Fixture Business
Games Played – 99
Games Postponed - 3

LRO Business
LRO opened up his report by thanking Mick Tattersall for his help in the closed season for the recruitment of new referees and with some referees coming back this certainly has helped our league. We lost several referees at the end of last season due to different reasons. Recruitment was good with 6 new referees onboard.
Since August 19th his team of observers have carried out 4 observations on referees, one of those was a promotion observation and 3 was advisory observations which he was asked to carry out due to low reports given by clubs by county.
This season he has received 16 low marking reports by clubs which have been sent to our RDO and will be dealt with over the coming weeks.
LRO advised how disappointed with how late the county cup appointments of referees have taken.
Referee Dave Williams injured himself during a game, LRO asked the committee if he could claim any money from our league benevolent fund. LMC agreed that they would definitely look at helping a Referee if needed and the LRO should fill in the forms to request this on his behalf as a club secretary would for a player.
Tony Butler due to his knees can no longer referee, so to not lose his experience and knowledge of local football will be going out every week looking at different referees mainly new ones trying to pick parts of their game to hopefully enhance future performances and make them better referees. LRO also asked if it's possible for Tony to join our committee to give us fresh blood and maybe new ideas. LMC was more than happy to agree to this and Co-opt Tony on the committee.

Treasurers Report

League Fund                        £27,392
Benevolent Fund                  £  4,618
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Total Balance                     £32,010

General Financial Business (All previous fines paid to date)

Registration Fines: - (5)

£10.00

Braunton FC

8 (O) - playing an ineligible player

£10.00

Georgeham & Croyde AFC

8 (O) - playing an ineligible player

£10.00

Morwenstow

8 (O) - playing an ineligible player

£100.00

Northam Lions

ND 8.3 - playing under an assumed name

£10.00

Ashwater FC

8 (B) - failure to correctly register a player

Fixture Fines: - (0)

LRO Fines: - (0)

League Fines: - (0)  

Other Business
John Fry Shield: - All complete. Paul Fry had paid for the shield, was very happy with it and delivered it to the Registration Secretary. The award would be presented to the team with the best discipline record and Paul would like to attend the AGM for the presentation.

Whole Game System: - A discussion took place on the new system. Various issues had occurred but it appeared that he FA were getting on top of these now. Clubs had been directed to the player registration site where there were guides and online sessions to help them. The referees were reporting speed issues and were urged to report as the FA may not be aware. The consensus was that once you got acquainted with the system it was quite simple.

Monthly Discipline Award: - The Registration Secretary would liaise with MJM Sports to establish a start for the award. The Whole Game System was able to produce discipline tables for each division for the official record.  

Albert Beer Memorial Shield: - Bill Smale requested why the shield was not available for presentation on this year’s game, LS apologised for this and advised as this was not on a trophy agreement it had slipped his mind as he thought Rob Bates had it and vice versa. LS advised that we will be looking into the trophy agreements to make them easier to get filled out by clubs and will add all trophies to this. Dave Parish arranged for flowers to be sent to Albert’s family as an apology from the league.

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October 2017

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November 2017

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December 2017

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January 2018

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February 2018

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March 2018

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April 2018

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May 2018

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June 2018

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AGM 2018

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