December meeting minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 5th Dec 19 at

NHS Sports & Social Club with 26 members and guests in attendance.


Apols were received from Mssrs; McEvoy; Unwin; Drummond; Coote.

The Chairman thanked all for attending, asking if any new faces in attendance. Wishing everyone all the best wishes for the festive season.

Dinner/Lol Cussons Evening;  Fri 6 March 2020 at St Clements WMC and explanation as to the Lol Cussons evening.

Safeguarding; Barry Casterton said various cases in the pipeline awaiting the FA. A case arisen over the weekend. He reiterated the need of RA membership as if the needs arise. You can be represented by the RA, also other benefits on the RA website.

Ban Thaler; RL Official then took the floor and gave a highly entertaining presentation covering his career from starting reffing at the age of 12 to where he is now. Highlighting high/low spots; characters from on/off the pitch; man management skills needed.  He highlighted the need to show respect to players/officials etc  on the way up and also on the way down as you never know when you could fall from grace and require some advice. This was Ben’s third visit to us and still had us all enthralled.    Dave Milburn gave a vote of thanks.

There then followed our Xmas quiz hosted by Jonny Ham, this took the usual rowdy format, this was followed by a buffet and answers.

Thanks were given to all who helped out and participated.


Meeting closed at 9.45

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