Minutes from the branch meeting – 3 October 2013

Minutes of meeting held at NHS Club on 3rd October 2013

With 27 members and guests present.

The chairman welcomed all including Chris McSherry from N Ireland to the meeting

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Milburn, Smith, P Ballantyne, G Hartley, Marshall, Suchecki, Simpson, Godson, Sutton, Bayley, Bishop.

Minutes from the last meeting were read and accepted with no matters arising.

Correspondence regarding CFA fitness test and in service training; Sat league regarding discipline; Mike Tyas; Poppleton on facebook message; RA on assault reporting.

Discussion on 1/ a FA proposals to charge 7-5 promotion candidates, returnable when completed and allowing players to use black strips at all levels. 2/ Dissent on the increase in local leagues. 3/correspondence, 4/ expense claims.

March, no speaker as yet

Problem corner: when ball is changed without refs knowledge and a goal is scored? Goal awarded.  Confirming ref is a part of FOP, if ball strikes him when last played by defender, it goes out of play over goal line a corner is awarded.

Ross Joyce then gave a presentation entitled Game/Player Management, covering the stepped approach before the issuing of cards. This was interactive with questions and opinions given throughout. He also gave an overview as to how professionalism was emerging in the conference league with meetings , training schedules, fitness and mental awareness. Less refs, down from 60 to 30,resulting in further distances to travel.

A.O.B. at the last CRA meeting it was discussed the possibility of bringing back the 5-a-side and quiz. Members appeared in favour of. This still has to be discussed fully at CRA.

Due to long presentation meting closed at 10.00

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