Minutes from the 5 November 2015 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 5 November 2015
At NHS Club with 20 members present.

 The chairman welcomed colleagues to the meeting. Good to see an increase from earlier meetings.

Apologies were received from I Hotchkies, M Butcher, J Sucheki, P and J Ballantyne.

Membership stood at 50,  and colleagues were reminded of the renewal of subscriptions, with the benefit of motor vehicle legal cover.

Problems  discussed Referee / AR instruction “I’ll back you 100%” (courtesy of “Benchmark”); should the referee say this? Instructions need to be clear and questioned as appropriate. Referee’s need to assess the quality of AR’s and be flexible accordingly.

Mention was made of Strensall (Barracks) pitch size/markings, which had been reported.

Guest Gary Kellett (Bradford) FL Match Observer presented a session on Match Observing at FL level. He was in his 8th season following a lengthy career. He contrasted the old assessing system with  manual note-taking and reports and discussed the current method – using IPad / technology to record and report Key Match Incidents on officials on the FL. The observer does not provide a mark but the system provides the official with a mark from the observations recorded.

There being no more business meeting closed at 9.40

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