February 2020 meeting minutes

Minutes held on 6th Feb 2020

at York NHS Club

With 15 members present.


 The chairman welcomed all, mentioning the poor turnout and that there is a distinct absence of new members now a days. He is hoping to set something up to rectify this.

Apologies; were received from Mssrs; Ham; J & P Hartley; Blakey; Casterton; Unwin; Milburn; Cottingham; Bayley; Hodgkinson.

Apols if I missed anyone.


Lol Cussons evening, 6th March, please give names to John Ledgeway.

Dinner; 22nd May, Andy Madley is the evening’s guest. Menu and programme will be put on line.

Dallas Cup; congratulations were given to Conor Ledgeway for being invited, especially after his illness last year.

FA Cup Final Tickets; anyone interested put their name in writing to secretary.

Welfare; the chairman gave a report; mentioning any abuse against any refs young/older to report it. If we see/hear it, REPORT it.

Problem corner;  it was brought up at a recent meeting (not ours) regarding the execution of an uncontested drop ball, all but one in the group gave the wrong answer.  Seemingly all must be 4 metres away when ball is dropped.


The evenings guest Mark Haywood, was introduced by the Chairman, mentioning he is head of refereeing at WRCFA. He gave an interactive presentation “Raising the Standards” involving National League matches. Covering Identifying challenges; DOGSO;  managing the game. This gave plenty of discussion with matches that were relevant to all in attendance.


A.o.B, there was none apart from older members will remember ex member and Football League official Matt Messias is back in the area .

Meeting closed on a very enjoyable evening at 9.30

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