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North Devon Association Football League - Management Committee Minutes

Season 1998/99

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

September 1998

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on September 5th, 1998.
PRESENT:   W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, G Andrews, A Beer, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, D Parish, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens, D Todd, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence: A Evans.
MINUTES of meeting held on May 1st were signed by the Chairman, all matters arising having been dealt with at the Rules Revision meeting held on June 2nd.
BUSINESS ARISING SINCE THE AGM
CORNWALL COUNTY FA.  Approval had been received from the Association for Bude Town, Kilkhampton and Morwenstow to play in this League for the 1998-99 season.
KILKHAMPTON.  This club had indicated its intention to withdraw its second team in order to enter it in the Kingsley League.  This was approved after payment of the £100 fine stipulated by rule 2(d).
INTER FC.  This club had withdrawn its second team from the League for one season due to inability to find a pitch on which to play its home matches.
COUNCIL PITCHES IN BARNSTAPLE.  The pitches co-ordinator, Mr Light, had been informed by the NDDC that no pitches would be available for play at Seven Brethren's Bank during the 1998-99 season, and there would therefore be seven teams in this League wishing to use the three pitches at Rock Park.  Alterations had been made to the fixture list had been made which resolved the problem until late January, before which time the matter would need to be addressed again.
MRS. V HEARD.  The Chairman had arranged for a bouquet of flowers to be sent to Mrs Heard to mark the League's appreciation of her work in recent seasons in getting results into the Sunday press, and a letter of thanks for this had been received from Mrs Heard.
CO-OPTION.  Members gave unanimous approval to the Chairman's proposal that Mr Brian Fishleigh should be invited to accept co-option onto the Committee.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
MR A BEER.  Letter received from the President giving his thanks and appreciation (which he again expressed in person at the meeting) for the presentation which had been made to him at the AGM.
CLOSE SEASON.  Letter received from the Football Association indicating that in future the Close Season would just be the calendar month of June.
PLAYERS WITH OUTSTANDING COMMITTMENTS.   Letters had been received from three clubs giving details of players who still owed money.  These players would not be permitted to register or play for any other club until all outstanding commitments had been met.
FOOTBALL NEWS.  Correspondence received from this organisation indicated a wish to put the League's results and other information on the Internet.  Resolved that the League should not become actively involved in this scheme but that the organisation should be informed that if they wished to obtain the League's results from, for example, the Sunday press, they were welcome to do so.
INSURANCE.  A request had been received from an insurance agent for a copy of the League's Handbook in order to have access to club secretaries' details.  Resolved that, while clubs are at liberty to make their own insurance arrangements, the League should not actively support anything which would be in direct competition with the ASA block scheme from which the League benefits financially.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
REGISTRATIONS.  Initial registrations had now been received from all clubs, and a total of 1536 players were currently registered.
FINES.  £10 for fielding an unregistered player: Admiral Vernon (twice).  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: South Molton.
TRANSFERS.  £30 in transfer fees had been passed to the Treasurer.
TREASURER'S REPORT.   The Treasurer reported the following balances:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2986-60;  Portmand Fixed Bond £8429-41;  Portman Instant Access a/c £5500-00;  Benevolent Fund  £2686-07.  Outstanding bills £629-05;  amount due to ASA for insurance £3727-89.  Total balance £15245-14.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.  Approval was given to the proposal by Mr. M Stevens that when a referee withdrew from a Premier Division appointment, he should move a referee from another match in order to cover it, but that otherwise no alteration should be made following a withdrawal.

 

October 1998

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on October 2nd, 1998.
PRESENT:  G Andrews (Vice-Chairman) in the chair, A Alcock, A Beer, A Evans, B Fishleigh, A Johns, D Loder, D Parish, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens, D Todd, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   T Knight, W Smale.
NEW MEMBER.  The chairman welcomed Mr. B Fishleigh to his first meeting of the Committee.
MINUTES of the September meeting were signed by the chairman, the date of that meeting having been corrected to September 4th.
MATTERS ARISING.
COUNCIL PITCHES IN BARNSTAPLE.  Information had been received that the reason the Seven Brethren pitch had been taken out of use was that it was sited on an old rubbish tip and large quantities of broken glass had begun coming to the surface.
PLAYERS WITH OUTSTANDING COMMITTMENTS.  It was reported that as from next month the Devon County FA would no longer act as 'debt collector' for clubs in situations where a club had paid a fine imposed on a player by the County FA and was experiencing difficulty in recovering the amount due from the player.  Resolved that a letter should be sent to the County FA stating that in this League, if a player is reported as having outstanding commitments to any club, he is not permitted to register or play for any other club in the League until the commitments have been met, and requesting that the County FA should support such action county-wide.
FINES.  All fines listed in the September minutes had been paid.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
TORRINGTON ADMIRALS.  Letter received requesting approval for change of colours.  Approved.
DEVON COUNTY FA.  Letter received inviting club/League representatives to meet the Working Party on Misconduct and Discipline.
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.  Circular received giving details of seminars on 'Sponsorship in Grass-Roots Football'. 
DOLTON RANGERS.  Details received of a player with outstanding commitments believed to be playing for a club in another League.
(Sec's note:  Details of the above four items have already been circulated to clubs.)
NORTH DEVON DISTRICT COUNCIL.  Request received for a copy of the League Handbook providing club details to assist an 'updating of their playing pitch strategy'.  The copy had been sent to Bennett Leisure & Planning of Newton Abbot, consultants who are carrying out this work for the Council.
ROLLE QUAY v WESTWARD BELL ATHLETIC, September 19th.  Letter received from the Westward Bell Athletic club made three claims, two relating to the team sheet and one to events after the match.  Resolved that the reasons given by the Rolle Quay club for the late presentation of the team sheet were perfectly acceptable in the circumstances, and that there was insufficient corroborative evidence of either club's view for either of the other two matters to be pursued further.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
CHITTLEHAMPTON.  This club had submitted a team sheet on which one name appeared twice among the eleven listed as their team for the match.  The club had pointed out that the names of all the thirteen players who had actually played in the match were given on the team sheet;  (ten among the team, and three as substitutes who were all ticked by the referee as having played;)  and that they had therefore not breached rule 8(h) as regards having fielded an 'otherwise ineligible player'.  Resolved that the rule should be applied as the team sheet made a clear distinction between the team and the substitutes, and the names of the team had not been given correctly.
FINES.  £5 for signing for two clubs:  players M Young, S Mitchell.  £10 for fielding an unregistered player:  Shebbear, Braunton, Hartland (twice).  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Landkey.  All paid.
£10 for fielding an unregistered player: Ilfracombe Town.  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form:  Putford.
TRANSFERS.  £75 in transfer fees passed to the Treasurer, which included £10 for two cancelled registrations.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £5 for late result card:  Georgeham, Barnstaple AAC.  Both paid.
£5 for late result card:  Kilkhampton, Morwenstow.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BENEVOLENT FUND.  Reported that a payment of £50 had been authorised by Executive Officers in respect of a claim made by Barnstaple AAC on behalf of a player who had suffered a broken leg.  Resolved that the amount of payments from the Benevolent Fund should be reviewed as the present level had been in operation for some time.
BALANCES.  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2690-00;  Portman Fixed Bond £8429-41;  Portman Instant Access a/c £5500-00;  Benevolent Fund £2638-07.  Amount due to ASA for insurance £3727-89.  Total balance £15529-11.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
HAROLD BARTLETT TROPHY.  A proposal was advanced that this trophy should be awarded each year to the referee who achieved the highest average marks during the previous season in matches under the auspices of this League.  This met with unanimous approval. The President said he would speak to Mrs. Bartlett and Mr C Bartlett to inform them of this suggestion and confirm their approval of it, following which the next meeting of the Committee would finalise the arrangements under which the trophy would be presented.
LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE NORTH AREA COMMITTEE OF THE DEVON COUNTY FA.  This post was now vacant following the recent election of the previous holder, (Mr G Andrews, the League Vice-Chairman), as a Council Member.  Mr D Parish was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy.
INTER FC.  It was reported that there was a raised manhole cover just outside the playing area of the pitch which this club was being permitted to use for one season.  The club would be instructed to ensure that there was appropriate covering placed over the manhole for the duration of every match.
DEVON COUNTY FA.  It was reported that the County FA would be sending representatives to meetings in every Area in order to inform clubs about intended changes.  The chairman asked that when the details of these meetings were known, all clubs should be strongly encouraged to ensure attendance.

 

November 1998

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on October 30th, 1998, (the 'November meeting'.)
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, G Andrews, B Fishleigh, A Johns, T Knight, D Loder, D Parish, P Shelton, M Stevens, D Todd,  A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   A Beer, A Evans, M Saunders..
MINUTES of the meeting held on October 2nd were approved.
MATTERS ARISING.
PLAYERS WITH OUTSTANDING COMMITTMENTS.  A reply received from the County FA stated that the matter raised in the League's letter would be considered at the next meeting of the Executive. 
HAROLD BARTLETT TROPHY.  Approval of the proposal having been given by the Bartlett family, it was resolved that the trophy should be awarded at the end of each season to the referee who, having officiated in at least ten matches under the auspices of the League during the season, had achieved the highest average mark.
INTER FC.  A verbal report by the President to the Secretary confirmed that the arrangements for covering the manhole during matches appeared satisfactory.  This was confirmed by a letter received from the club stating that the opinion was supported by a match referee.
DEVON COUNTY FA.  The meeting for the North Area had been arranged for Monday November 9th, at Appledore FC.
FINES.  All fines listed in the minutes had been paid.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
ADMIRAL VERNON.  A letter received from this club gave notice of its withdrawal from the League, and disbandment.  The club had fulfilled all commitments to both the League and the County FA and so its former players were eligible to sign for other clubs in the League without transfer.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The Secretary of the Kingsley League (this season's host League) had confirmed that he was in the process of making arrangements for a date for the match with Holsworthy FC, and would be in communication again when he had more details.
NORTHAM LIONS v ANCHOR INN.  Letters had been received from both clubs regarding when the team sheet had been made available for completion by the visiting club, and when it had actually been completed.  Decision to be delayed until a report had been received from the referee.  Anchor Inn had admitted fielding two players in the match whose names did not appear on the team sheet, and the appropriate rule should therefore be applied in relation to that offence.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES.  £10 for fielding ineligible player: Chittlehampton.  £5 for late team sheet: Dolton.  £5 for failure to attend to League business: Dolton.  All paid.
TRANSFERS.  £75 in transfer fees passed to the Treasurer, which included £15 for three cancelled registrations.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £5 for late result card:  Buckland Brewer, Landkey, Red Star Barum.  All paid.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer subsequent to the meeting:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £3144-13;  Portman Fixed Bond £8429-41;  Portman Instant Access a/c £1770-11;  Benevolent Fund £2638-57.  Total balance £15982-22.  There were no outstanding bills.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
DEVON COUNTY FA (NORTH AREA).  The League's representative on the Area Committee reported:
(i) There were 24 enrolments for the referees' course at Holsworthy, and 27 for the course at Barnstaple.
(ii) In future no appeal would be permitted against disciplinary fines of less than £10 or suspensions of less than 14 days.

 

December 1998

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on December 4th, 1998.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, G Andrews, A Beer, A Evans, B Fishleigh, D Loder, P Shelton, M Stevens, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   D Parish, M Saunders, D Todd.
MINUTES of the meeting held on October 30th were approved.
MATTERS ARISING.
PLAYERS WITH OUTSTANDING COMMITTMENTS.  A report entitled "Club Debts  -  DCFA position", written by the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee had been received, and various matters relating to this were discussed.  A copy of this report would be sent to any club requesting one.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The Chairman had discussed the match with the Secretary of the Kingsley League, Mr. K Turner.  Mr Turner was continuing to try to reach agreement on a date with the Holsworthy club, but if a meeting of the Executive Officers of the two League was thought necessary it would be held.
NORTHAM LIONS V ANCHOR INN.  As the match referee could not provide any information corroborating the claim of either club it was decided that this matter should not be pursued further.
FINES.  All fines listed in the minutes had been paid.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
GEORGEHAM.  This club had informed the League that the owners of its changing facilities would be demolishing most of them in the near future in readiness for building new ones in time for next season.  The League was requested to approve the temporary facilities for the remainder of this season which would constitute one shower head for each team and one for the match official(s).  This approval was given subject to the club notifying all opponents in advance in writing of the facilities which would be available.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES.  £20 for not listing two players who played in a match on the team sheet  -  Anchor Inn.  Paid.
£5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Chittlehampton. 
TRANSFERS.  £65 in transfer fees passed to the Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £5 for late result card:  Sherry's Tavern  Paid.
£5 for late result card:  Landkey (twice), Georgeham, Lovacott.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £3125-68;  Portman Fixed Bond £8429-41;  Portman Instant Access a/c £1770-11;  Benevolent Fund £2638-57.  Total balance £15963-77.  There were no outstanding bills.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
LEAGUE RESULTS IN THE SUNDAY PRESS.  Various avenues would be explored in order to obtain maximum coverage of League results and an appropriate report in the Sunday Independent.
EQUIPMENT.  Approval was given to the Secretary to purchase two items of equipment, a shredder and a computer screen filter, (which would remain the property of the League), for use with League business.
MEETINGS.  The following arrangements were agreed for future meetings:
(i) The January Management Committee meeting would be on January 8th as the first Friday in January is New Year's Day.
(ii) As the Secretary had to be out of the area on business during the first weekend in February, there would be no meeting of the Committee in February, and officers were empowered to deal with any urgent business during that time.
(iii) The 1999 Rules Revision & League Constitution meeting would be on Tuesday June 1st.
(iv) The 1999 AGM would be on Friday June 25th.
FLOWERS.  Approval was unanimously given for the Chairman again to send flowers on behalf of the League to Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Edwards.
COUNTY MEETING.  The Vice-Chairman reported on 1999 FA Cup Final ticket prices and on an injury at a Devon County League match resulting from the throwing of a drinks bottle.

 

January 1999

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on January 8th, 1999.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), G Andrews, A Beer, B Fishleigh, T Knight, D Parish, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens, D Todd, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   A Alcock, A Johns, D Loder.
MINUTES of the meeting held on December 4th were approved.
MATTERS ARISING.
PIVOT TROPHY.  In view of the recent bad weather, no arrangements were yet possible for the staging of this season's match.  The Secretary to make initial arrangements regarding the League's team for the match.
FINES.  All fines listed in the minutes had been paid.
LEAGUE RESULTS IN THE SUNDAY PRESS.  A long discussion resulted in the decision that a display advert would be taken out in the North Devon Journal in the near future as an initial stage in attempting to recruit someone to take on this role.
EQUIPMENT.  The shredder and filter screen had been purchased and both were in use.
1999 AGM.  Barnstaple Guildhall had been booked for the evening of June 25th for the meeting.
FLOWERS.  Letters from Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Edwards had been received by the Chairman expressing thanks to the League for the flowers which had been sent.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
NEW REFEREES.  Letter from Mr J Fry informed the League of the recent qualification of 17 new referees.  Mr. Fry's comment was "We were right to go to the clubs for recruitment".  Mr. Stevens informed the meeting that six of these new referees would be taking up Saturday appointments immediately, and a further six on Sundays.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES. £10 for fielding an unregistered player: Anchor Inn (twice), Putford.  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Lovacott.  All paid.
£10 for fielding an unregistered player: Sherry's Tavern.  £5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Sherry's Tavern, Bude.
TRANSFERS.  £35 in transfer fees passed to the Treasurer.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £5 for failure to rearrange a match: Barnstaple AAC, Kilkhampton.  Both paid.
£5 for postponing higher division match and playing match in lower division: Landkey.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2838-67;  Portman Fixed Bond £8429-41;  Portman Instant Access a/c £1770-11;  Benevolent Fund £2608-57.  Total balance £15646-76.  There were no outstanding bills.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
1999 FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  The Secretary was authorised to follow the usual procedure for distribution of tickets once the League's allocation was known.

 

February 1999

There was no February Meeting.

 

March 1999

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on March 5th, 1999.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, G Andrews, A Beer, B Fishleigh, T Knight, D Parish, M Saunders, P Shelton, D Todd, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   A Johns, D Loder, M Stevens.
Prior to the start of the meeting proper, the Chairman introduced Mr. S Light, the Pitches Co-ordinator at Rock Park.  Mr Light had requested to be allowed to address the meeting on the matter of procedures related to the booking and use of Rock Park pitches and changing rooms.  Following Mr. Light's address it was ruled that the Secretary should remind clubs which use Rock Park as their home pitch, and those which were visitng clubs, of the need to conform to Mr. Light's instructions.  Following this item Mr. Light left the meeting.
MINUTES of the meeting held on January 8th were approved.

MATTERS ARISING.
PIVOT TROPHY.  The Shamwickshire Rovers club had accepted the invitation for its reserve team, (the current Intermediate champions), to represent this League in the Pivot Trophy match.  No communication had yet been received from the Kingsley League regarding the details of date and venue.
FINES.  All fines listed in the January minutes had been paid.
LEAGUE RESULTS IN THE SUNDAY PRESS.  An approach had been received from one person regarding the post of League Press Officer but this had come to nothing, and it was resolved to proceed with the placing of an advertisement in the local press.
1999 FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  The League's allocation was the same as last year  -  four @ £35 and 2 @ £30.  Following the customary procedure, 2 @ £35 to each of North Molton and Merton, 2 @ £30 to Holsworthy.

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
NORTH MOLTON.  This club gave notice of the immediate withdrawal of its third team from the League.  £25 fine imposed in accordance with League rule 15(b).
TORRINGTON.  This club gave notice of its wish to enter its second team in this League for the 1999-2000 season, in addition to the third team which is currently in the Senior Division.  The club to be notified that the placing of teams in divisions is a matter for the League Constitution meeting.
ROLLE QUAY.  This club gave notice that for the second time this season one particular referee had failed to keep an appointment and had also not given any notice (either prior or subsequent) that he was unable to do so.  The matter was being dealt with by Mr. M Stevens.
DEVON COUNTY FA.  An invitation had been received from the County FA for the League to meet the Misconduct/Disciplinary Working Party.  Resolved that an invitaton should be extended to the Chairman of that Working Party, Mr I Leonard, to address the Annual General Meeting in June.
NON-PAYMENT OF DISCIPLINARY FINES.  One club reported that it had paid a disciplinary fine on behalf of a player who was now refusing to reimburse the club.  Reported that in such circumstances a club should report the matter to the County Secretary asking that the player should be suspended from all football until the debt had been paid.
TORRINGTON ADMIRALS v ANCHOR INN. (Mr D Parish declared an interest in this item and withdrew from the meeting for its duration.)  There was a dispute between the clubs over the possible rearrangement of a match between them.  Letters from both clubs were presented to the meeting.  Ruled that the match should be played on its scheduled date of April 10.  The Anchor Inn club were to reimburse the Torrington Admirals club for the expenses which they had paid to the referee and were fined £10 for failure to attend to League business.

REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES. £5 for failure to mark a referee: Bideford.  £5 for a late team sheet: Dolton.  £5 for no letter in support of a low marking: Dolton.  £10 for fielding an unregistered player: Chittlehampton.  £5 for signing for two clubs:  players Gary Wood, Matthew Hunt.                All paid.
£5 for no s.a.e. with a registration form: Red Star Barum, Northam Lions, Chittlehampton.
£5 (since trebled for non-payment) for signing for two clubs:  player Tim Braund.
TRANSFERS.  £90 in transfer fees and £5 for one cancelled registration passed to the Treasurer.  Transfers for the current season had now closed.  There had been 68 transfers during the season;  five players had been transferred twice.

FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £5 for failure to phone in cup result:     Putford, Chittlehampton, High Bickington.  £25 for failure to raise a team for a League match: Barnstaple Riverside.  £20 for failure to raise a team for a cup match: Torrington Admirals, Braunton.  £5 for a late result card: Barnstaple Riverside, High Bickington, Landkey.  £5 for failure to notify a postponed match: Landkey.          All paid.

TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £2460-15;  Portman Fixed Bond £8429-41;  Portman Instant Access a/c £1949-60;  Benevolent Fund £2749-59.  Total balance £15588-75.  All bills were either paid or included in the totals.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
COUNTY ELECTIONS.  Clubs were reminded to ensure that their secretarial details as known by the County FA were up-to-date;  otherwise they may not receive ballot papers, non-return of which would result in a fine being imposed by the County FA.
RETURN OF TROPHIES.  Fine of £50 imposed on High Bickington under League rule 19 for failure to return a trophy within the time limit specified in that rule.

 

April 1999

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on April 9th, 1999.
PRESENT:  G Andrews (Vice-Chairman) in the chair, A Alcock, A Beer, A Evans, B Fishleigh, A Johns, T Knight, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens, D Todd, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   D Loder, D Parish, W Smale.
MINUTES of the meeting held on March 5th.  Following the addition of the name of Mr A Evans to the list of those present, the minutes were approved.
MATTERS ARISING.
MR. S LIGHT.  Relevant clubs had been notified regarding the use of Rock Park facilities as was agreed after Mr. Light's address.
PIVOT TROPHY.  It was reported that the Kingsley League had apparently determined a date and two possible alternative venues for this match, but the information had not yet been notified to this League.
FINES.  All fines listed in the March minutes had been paid, with the exception of that on player T Braund.
LEAGUE RESULTS IN THE SUNDAY PRESS.  An advertisement had been placed in the local press for two consecutive weeks but to date had produced no response.
1999 FA CUP FINAL TICKETS.  These had been paid for and all relevant paperwork completed.  Receipt of the tickets was now awaited.
DEVON COUNTY FA.  The invitation to attend and address the AGM had been accepted by the Chairman of the County's Disciplinary Working Party, Mr. Leonard.
TORRINGTON ADMIRALS v ANCHOR INN. The fine imposed on the Anchor Inn club had been paid, and as nothing had been heard from the Torrington Admirals club it was assumed that the reimbursement of the referee's expenses to them had also been made.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
MR. G ANDREWS.  The Vice-Chairman had communicated to the League his need to retire from the post as from this year's AGM due to failing eyesight, and the indication that he would not be seeking re-election.  The President paid tribute to the contribution made to both football in general and this League in particular by Mr. Andrews over many years, a sentiment endorsed unanimously by the meeting.
DEVON COUNTY LEAGUE.  Notification received of the County League's Joint Liaison meeting with Feeder Leagues on Monday April 12th.  This would be attended on behalf of this League by the Chairman and Mr D Parish.
LOVACOTT.  A referee had reported on the condition of this club's pitch. They had now completed their home matches for this season, and the Chairman had inspected the pitch in the company of club officials.  In the absence of the Chairman from this meeting, a full report would be delayed until the next meeting.
BIDEFORD YOUTH AFC.  Letter received from this club indicating intended application for next season.  It was questioned whether this club was part of the main Bideford club and this would be ascertained.
BUDE TOWN.  A request had been received from this club for a change of date of the Arlington Cup Final in which they are playing, as three of their players who are pupils at Budehaven School will be playing for that school in the final of the Cornwall FA Schools Cup on the original Arlington Cup date.  This change had been agreed and made.
EXTENSION TO SEASON.  The Devon County FA had approved an extension to the League's season until Saturday May 22nd.
BRIDGERULE v MORTEHOE.  This match had started late due to the late arrival of some of the Mortehoe players.  Ruled that as this had been due to matters totally outside the club's control no action should be taken.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES. £5 for failure to mark referee and/or sign team sheet: Dolton, Morwenstow, Putford.
£10 for fielding ineligible player in a cup match: Rolle Quay.    All paid.
REGISTRATIONS.  Registrations had now closed for this season.  A total of 1906 players had been registered.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £25 for failure to raise a team for a League match: Barnstaple AAC, Braunton.
£5 for failure to phone in a cup postponement: Boca Seniors.
£5 for failure to rearrange a match: Red Star Barum.  All paid.
£5 for failure to rearrange a match (since trebled): Sherry's Tavern.
A total of £185 in fines had been passed to the Treasurer.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £1107-04;  Portman Fixed Bond £8935-18;  Portman Instant Access a/c £3449-60;  Benevolent Fund £2749-59.  Total balance £16241-41.  All bills were paid to date.
SUBSCRIPTION FOR SEASON 1999-2000. 
As is required by League rule 2(b) the meeting fixed the subscription per team to be charged for next season.  The Treasurer's recommendation of £30 per team was accepted.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
HANDBOOK.  Following discussion it was agreed that as an experiment next season's Handbook would include the cup draws and more space in the Club Directory.  There would be no separate Fixtures Handbook, and League fixtures would not be included as they usually began changing as soon as the season had begun.
CUP FINALS.  Venues had been determined, and similar arrangements would be made for the Intermediate Division Two Play-Off match and Subsidiary Cup final, once the competing clubs were known.

 

May 1999

MINUTES of a meeting of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE of the BIDEFORD TOOL NORTH DEVON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE, held on May 7th, 1999.
PRESENT:  W Smale (Chairman), A Alcock, A Beer, A Evans, B Fishleigh, T Knight, D Parish, M Saunders, P Shelton, M Stevens, D Todd, P Woodhams, A Woolf.
APOLOGIES for absence:   G Andrews, D Loder.
MINUTES of the meeting held on April 9th were approved.
MATTERS ARISING.
PIVOT TROPHY.  This season's match had been arranged for Saturday May 15 at Holsworthy, KO 7.00pm.
FINES.  All fines listed in the April minutes had been paid.
LEAGUE RESULTS IN THE SUNDAY PRESS.  The Chairman had received expressions of interest in the post of Press Officer from two sources, one of which he was pursuing further.
LOVACOTT.  The Chairman reported on his visit to this club's pitch.
BIDEFORD YOUTH AFC.  Reply received from this club gave details of plans regarding which pitch they hoped to use if an application to this League were to be successful, and confirmation of their complete financial and other independence from Bideford FC.
HANDBOOK.  The quotation received for 250 copies of the Handbook in its proposed new format was approximately £600, and it was resolved that this should be taken up.
CUP FINALS.  The four Divisional finals had been played.  The Intermediate Division Two Play-Off match would take place at Torrington on May 13, and the Subsidiary Cup final at Appledore on May 18.
CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED.
SOUTH MOLTON.  This club had requested the League to give support to its application for National Lottery funds towards new changing and training facilities.  It was unanimously resolved that this should be done.
GEORGEHAM v SHAMWICKSHIRE.  Request received from the Shamwickshire club that the League should investigate an alleged incident during a match, involving a Georgeham player and two Shamwickshire supporters.  The match referee had reported he was not aware of any such incident, and no complaint had been made to him either during or after the match.  Resolved that in view of the referee's reply the matter should be left on the table.
SHERRY'S TAVERN.  A letter of resignation from the League had been received from this club.  Resolved that the resignation should be accepted, with a fine of £20 imposed on the club under League rule 2(d).  The club's deposit of £50 would be forfeited as payment of a fine imposed for failure to fulfil a fixture scheduled to take place before its letter of resignation was received.
REGISTRATION BUSINESS.
FINES. £10 for submitting an invalid team sheet: Hartland, Torrington Admirals.
£5 for no letter in support of a low marking: Georgeham.          All paid.
FIXTURES BUSINESS.
FINES.  £50 for failure to raise a team for a League match: Sherry's Tavern, Braunton.
£5 for late result card or team sheet:  Buckland Brewer, Barnstaple AAC, Red Star Barum, Georgeham, Mortehoe, Boca Seniors, Dolton.                                    All paid.
£5 for late result card: Lovacott, Kilkhampton, Fremington, Buckland Brewer, Sherry's Tavern.
£5 for failure to notify match details to a referee: Sherry's Tavern.
TREASURER'S REPORT.
BALANCES reported by the Treasurer:  Lloyds Bank current a/c £70-30;  Portman Fixed Bond £8935-18;  Portman Instant Access a/c £3449-60;  Benevolent Fund £2749-59.  Total balance £15204-67. 
ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
WESTWARD BELL ATHLETIC.  It was reported by a referee that the metal posts which formerly supported a surround rail at this club's pitch were dangerous, sticking up out of the ground only a short distance from the touchline.  The club to be asked to take action on this, following discussion (if wished) with League officers.

 

AGM 1999

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