March meeting minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 5th March 20

At NHS Sports Club with 17 members attending.


The Vice chair welcomed all to the meeting in the absence of the chairman.

Apols  were received (7) from Mssrs; Kaye; Bayley; Coote; Ballantyne; Thornton; Cottingham; McEvoy.

A Moments Silence was observed by ex RA-York FA member Alan Blenkinsopp. Alan set up the assessing scheme in York many years before CFA took his idea (Funeral on 12 March at York Crem 2.20pm)

Details were given of the Lol Cussons evening (6 March) and the dinner on 22 May (flyers handed out).

Report writing, the vice chair brought up the standard of report writing (or lack of it). When writing reports use correct grammar and check through before sending off. If spectator misconduct, a copy to the league as well.

Safeguarding, Barry Casterton gave a quick report mentioning that all under 18s will be on WGS this will do away with some players not having correct details listed or signed on with more than one club.  All refs will require safeguarding and DBS certificates, as under 18 can play open age football.

Supply League, still awaiting decision on the outcome, a meeting forthcoming.

The evenings guest, Ex FL/Prem Ref now match observer with PGMOL / FA Core, amongst other posts gave a presentation. Starting with a rundown of his path from reffing to the present, highlighting various competitions/countries/UEFA / FA Core group he is involved in.

He gave an insight into the workings of the FA Core group of which a couple of our members are involved in. 450 ref ranging from level 7-2b over 8 regions. Sessions can be very intense.

He finished showing 4 clips of incidents at National League level which were discussed in depth.

All thanked him for a very absorbing evening.

There being on AoB  the meeting closed at a late 10.15.

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