Minutes of the 1 February 2018 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 1st Feb 2018
At NHS Sports Club

With 21 members and guests in attendance

The chairman welcomed all.

Apols were received from Mssrs McEvoy; Milburn; Blakey; J Ledgeway; Shiers; Bradbury.

Dinner/ Lol Cussons evenings, names, menu selections, monies were now being taken

Welfare Officer, Barry Casterton had agreed to take this position. David King the CRA position.

Problem Corner, there was on incident in recent Liverpool match regarding homophobic remarks.
This was discussed also refs actions.

Ross Joyce RDO of NRCFA then gave a very interesting presentation regarding misconduct. This
covered the whole game system, benefits of/ setting out and reporting. Viewing match incidents,
with group discussions on mock reports with review and feedback. New guidelines were highlighted
regarding offences against match officials, ie, failure to control players. (Even at grass roots level)

A.o.B none
Meeting closed at 9.30

Minutes of the 4 January 2018 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 4th Jan 18

at York NHS Club with 24 members attending

The Chairman wished all the best for the New Year and that our guest for the evening Trevor Massey was unable to attend due to a family illness.             

Apologies were received from Mssrs King; Ballantyne; Thornton; Butcher; Luff; G Hartley; Casterton. Massey

Minutes on Line no matters arising

Social Events  Dinner 7th April; Lol Cussons Evening 1rst March, Names now being taken

Shirts £15

Problem Corner; discussion on the Jon Parkin penalty.Was the ref too quick with his whistle?

Brandon Bishop and Sam Bayley then gave an interactive presentation using an RA video of match incidents discussing;  position, credibility, communication, body language, control, did the ref fulfil expectations of the outcome.

A.o.B. A Blakey said that the Sat League representative team will be playing at Tadcaster on 13th Jan.

It was mentioned of roadworks at Crockey Hill starting. To allow extra time for your journey.

Meeting closed at 9.00

Ian Hotchkies

Minutes from the 7 December 2017 Meeting

Meeting of the meeting held on  Dec 7th at NHS Social Club

With 23 members and guests attending.

 The Chairman welcomed all, and as there were some new faces in the in the meeting everyone introduced themselves.

Apols were received from Mssrs P& G Hartley; Smith; Unwin; Shiers; Kay; Blakey.

Social events, details were given regarding the dinner; Marriott 7th April, same price and menu as last year.  Lol Cussons evening will be 2nd March.

Nov meeting, feedback was asked for regarding the topic. Overall it was the lack of notice given to the speaker and content of the topic.  There was a discussion on the theme of the next CRA/CFA  meeting.  Chairman to contact CFA with our views.

Annual Xmas Quiz, this was hosted in the usual fashion with Tony being quizmaster.  Thanks were given to him for all the effort put in.

There then followed a buffet,

Meeting closed at 9.20

Ian Hotchkies

Minutes of the 2 November 2017 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held at
NHS Sports & Social Club
With 20 members and guests attending.

Chairman welcomed all and made a prompt start as the presentation was due to last 90 mins.

Apologies were received from Mssrs; McEvoy; Thornton; Blakey; Kaye; Wadsworth; Unwin; Butcher; Bishop.

Mins last meeting;  on line; no matters arising.

Details were given regarding Dinner; Subs Due; York RA shirts.

Mark Haywood  RDO West Riding CFA, our guest then gave a CFA presentation entitled “ Managing the game at grassroots level”. This was aided with slides , rather rushed due to illness at CFA (North Riding).   He covered numerous topics mentioning; confidence, calmness, understanding, behaviour, useful traits, managing players, stepped approach, be a good listener, manage incidents on the pitch, 9/5 challenges, warning signs as to trouble brewing, frustration.    These topics were discussed and feedback was given. Due to a computer hitch, he had to improvise for the latter part of the evening. There was then a Q& A finish.

There was no A o B and meeting closed at 9.10

Minutes of the 5 October 2017 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held at York NHS Sports & Social Club
On 5th Oct with 36 members and guests present.

Paul Ballantyne said a few words about Bob Grainger (ex member and member of York FA and York  Minor League) and a minute’s silence was held in his memory.

The chairman welcomed the large attendance to the meeting.

Apologies were received from Mssrs Godson, Coote, Kaye, Shiers

Minutes from the last meeting were on line, no matters arising.

Social functions; appeals were made to attend a joint function of CRAs & CFA at Northallerton (22 Oct); Dinner , date 7th April, Marriott Hotel,£28.50. guest Geoff Eltringham (national list ref)

Membership 27, with subs due, and discounted fee ends this month.

Problem corner,  instance of abuse from club AR on far touchline with no spectators on; instance of player banter get out of hand.  Various views discussed and hopefully advice given.

The evenings guest, Neil Swarbrick gave a presentation of clips and inviting feedback and alternative decisions if necessary.  Main outcome of the evening was; protect yourselves and look after yourselves. There then followed a Q & A session.

A Presentation was made to John Ledgeway for his commitment during his ten years as chairman.

A.o.B.  an appeal was made for 3 refs and race night at Flag and Whistle

Meeting closed at 9.30

Minutes from the 7 September 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the York RA Meeting
Held at York NHS Sports & Social Club
on 7 September 2017
with 19 members present

The Chair welcomed all to the meeting and the start of the new season, noting a number of apologies due to evening fixtures.

A minute’s silence was held in memory of Eddie Benson MBE, a long-time member and first recipient of the Chairman’s Award.

Members were made aware of the County RA games evening at Northallerton on Sunday 22nd October, and the visit of Neil Swarbrick, Premier League referee, to our next meeting on 5 October.

Membership stands at 25 at the start of the new season, with subs now due.

David King walked through 2017/8 Law updates with members.

Problem Corner: an issue was raised where a referee had abandoned a game due to a tackle resulting in a broken leg. There was a chance that assault charges would be brought against the offending player; the referee was advise to direct any contact towards the County FA and to use the national RA for support as required.

Conor Ledgeway, Liam Powell and Conan Dunne then gave a great presentation describing their experiences officiating at the Iber Cup in Portugal, representing the North Riding FA.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9:10pm.

Minutes of meeting – 7 Sept 2017

Minutes of meeting held on 7th September 2017

At NHS Sports and Social Club

With 20 members and guests in attendance

Chairman, Sam Bayley welcomed all to the first meeting of the new season

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Hotchkies and Thornton.

Eddie Benson, MBE – a minutes silence was held in respect of Eddie who passed away on 13th August 17. A card had been sent by Ian. Ex-member and FA Tutor, Eddie was also recipient of first York RA Chairman’s Award in 1991. Funeral on 1 |Sept was well supported.

NRCRA Quiz / Games night; this is on Sunday (6-9pm) 22 October at Northallerton RA – need to support this evening with at least 2 teams of four.

Next meeting – 5 October sees Neil Swarbrick, PGMO Referee, as the guest; need to publicise this event.

Problem corner, there was some discussion regarding referees being involved in a court case involving a tackle in the game (J Ham). David King raised some of the new Law changes, specifically the penalty kick and sanctions; recommended that members read the Law changes and particularly Law 12.

Conor Ledgeway, Liam Powell and Conan Dunne, presented their experiences from their trip to Portugal in July (Ibercup). They talked about preparation for the tournament, expectations and challenges. Mentioned games they officiated in and the challenges faced (heat, language barrier, etc.) Enjoyed the trip and are better referees as a result. David King (Observer) who attended congratulated the guys on their efforts in Portugal and this evening.

A.o.B. None.

Meeting closed at 9.00

Minutes of the 4 May 2017 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held after the AGM on 4th May 2017

At NHS Sports Club with 17 members present

Apologies were received from A McEvoy and D Milburn

Minutes last meeting were on line, no matters arising.

Report from Saturday League;  

Temporary Dismissals (sin bins)  all county CEOs at leagues step 7 and below will be required to trial the system. This will be for dissent only.

The Minster Engineering League will not be implementing  this for next season ( W Yorks and Humber may, though this is not confirmed).   

Black Kits; these will be banned by the York league.

Alcohol on touchline; the home clubs responsibility unless it is inside the respect barriers. Then it becomes under the jurisdiction of the CFA.

Rolling subs will be used in all reserve sections next season.

The league will pay back an agreed sum of the training fees for the first year of the new referee candidates.

Problem Corner; P Hartley  gave a report on an incident where player broke a leg, then ref pulled his hamstring with Andrew Blakey taking AR duties. The match did not finish until 5.05.

A.o.B. 2 York refs on National League North Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg. Congratulations Nick Hawksby and Elliott Heward.

IFAB web site has all the law changes from June 1st.  Many routine but many require attention

Meeting closed at  8.55

Ian Hotchkies


Minutes of the 2017 AGM (4 May 2017)

Minutes of AGM held 4th May 2017

At NHS Sports Club with 17 members present

Chairman welcomed all to the meeting

Apologies were received from A McEvoy and D Milburn

Mins of last AGM with no matters arising

Secretary’s Report was given.

Treasurers Report was verbal due to accounts being behind due to stock lists. Bank balances very   healthy. Ideas discussed regarding possibility of using some of the monies

Rules of Y C & D RA a new set of rules have been drawn up, in keeping with present times. These were discussed and a honorarium awarded to the Referee Development Officer in line with the Treasurer and Secretary.   These were passed.

Election of Officers;

President; Ian Hotchkies
Chairman; Sam Bayley
Vice Chair; Jonny Ham
Secretary; Ian Hotchkies
Treasurer; John Ledgeway
Ref Development; James Unwin
Membership; James Unwin
Supplies; Brandon Bishop
Communications; David King
Officers without Portfolio; Brian Smith; Conor Ledgeway; Paul Ballantyne; Anthony Thornton; Matt Butcher.

NRCRA Delegates; D King; I Hotchkies
Auditor; R Price
York FA Reps; D King; G Bradbury.

There being no permissible business meeting closed at 8.10

Ian Hotchkies