Minutes of the meeting held on 5 April 2018
At NHS Sports & Social Club
With 33 members and guests attending
Minute’s silence was observed for Don Thorpe; John Fowler and Kevin Sweeting who had passed away recently.
Apologies were received from Mssrs J Ledgeway; McEvoy; Shiers; Atkinson; Bishop.
Chairman welcomed all to the meeting, with a good turnout.
Dinner all in hand and appeal made for raffle prizes.
Welfare Officers, Barry Casterton , York RA and David King, CRA
R U Taking the P run names asked for as we had our members run in refs kit to the event over the past 4/5 years. All in a good cause, walk, run and half and half.
A Blakey gave details of the York League’s team victory in the semi final, and details of the new appointments sec.
Problem corner Dave King said he was representing an E Riding referee who has been accused of swearing at a player. Anyone young or old who finds themselves in this situation can get help from the RA locally or nationally.
Graham Bradbury gave a profile of Don Thorpe our ex president (twice), MSA recipient, life member and regular attendee at meetings. Also mentioning ex members John Fowler and Kevin Sweeting.
Lol Cussons Award was presented to Anthony Thornton by Guy Mowbray, due to Anthony being unable to attend the dinner.
Guy Mowbray our guest for the evening gave a resume of his history interspaced with questions and queries from the floor. He touched on numerous topics including; VAR; UAFA;FIFA; bias in fans; interviewing players/managers; also techniques for interviewing; social media; venues; York City; Nigel Worthington; how he got into broadcasting. After 90 mins we had to call a close to discussion.
There being no more business meeting closed at 9.40 with more carrying on after.