2013/14 Meetings and Guest Speakers

We have confirmed a number of our guest speakers for the 2013/14 season. We are sure you will agree there is a great mix and some really interesting speakers coming to visit us, so we hope you will be able to join us for the meetings!

Meeting DateTheme or Guest Speaker
5 September 2013Graham Laws, PGMOL Referee Coach
3 October 2013Ross Joyce, North Riding Referee Development Officer
7 November 2013TBC
5 December 2013Christmas Quiz and Buffet
9 January 2014Michael Ingham, York City FC
6 February 2014Colin Webster, PGMOL Assessor
6 March 2014Mark Sullivan, Head of PE - York St Johns; Sergeant Major, Bad Boys Army, Yeoman of the Guard
3 April 2014TBC
1 May 2014Annual General Meeting

Our Annual Dinner has been confirmed for 29 March 2014.

Minutes of the 2013 AGM

Minutes of the AGM held on 2nd May 2013
At York NHS club

19 members present

A minute’s silence was held for Rosemary Fawcett, wife of life member Colin and ex member George Revely.

Apologies were received from Mssrs Bishop, Bradbury, B & J Ballantyne, Godson, Sutton, Butcher, G Ellwood, Blakey, Simpson, Hawksby and Ms Humphrys.

Minutes of last AGM were read and accepted with no matters arising.

Secretary’s Report, was given and accepted. Congratulations given to Jonny Ham on his level 4 promotion.

Treasurer’s Report was given and discussed, pig race night was a tremendous success. Thanks given to treasurer and Dave King for keeping all in order.

Election of Officers, Don Thorpe requested to stand down as CRA delegate, B Smith said he would stand. There being no other nominations for any positions it was passed to vote the following en bloc; President/Sec Ian Hotchkies; Chairman /Treasurer John Ledgeway; Vice chair Paul Ballantyne; Training Officer David King; Committee Peter Cook, Joe Ballantyne; Dave Milburn; Geoff Hartley; Glyn Ellwood; Sam Bayley; Brian Smith. Ex Officio Anthony Thornton; CRA Delegates, Ian Hotchkies, David King, Paul Ballantyne, Brian Smith. York FA Reps David King, Graham Bradbury. Auditor Ron Price.

A.O.B. there was a discussion on how to stop the fall in membership.

Meeting closed at 8.05

Minutes of 2 May Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd May 2013
at York Hospital Social Club

19 members present

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting.

Apologies were received from Mssrs; G Ellwood, J&B Ballantyne, R Simpson, G Bradbury, B Bishop, A Godson, C Sutton, M Butcher, A Blakey, N Hawksby and Ms A Humphrys

Minutes of the last meeting were read, with no matters arising

Correspondence from the RA, M Maine, P Joslin & G Bradbury was read

Membership stood at 24 with hopefully a few paying on the night. Subs are due at £22 and increasing to £25 in October. £11 for junior members. An added incentive is an included benefit of free legal aid insurance through the RA (worth £30-50 on your policy) this covers pleasure/ business and refereeing. Subs can now be paid online through the web site.

Reports were given regarding Colin Fawcett and Don Thorpe

Dinner – Tony Thornton gave a report. Feedback was asked for and any ideas that the members have do not hesitate to air them

Social Club, subs were due, still some outstanding and club are hoping that more of our members will join.

Cricket 14 July at Acomb CC and 17th July at Norton College.

Problem Corner, B Smith asked for guidance when Sat League sec contacted him regarding a player who had been taken to A&E by secretary after the match and did not send in the score. Our job is during the 90 mins and clubs do not require to tell ref who goes to hospital. Brian told of a player who did suffer facial injuries during the match.

York RA Web Site Sam Bayley and Dave King went through the web site which had links to all forms etc required. Thanks were given for all work put into this

There being no more business meeting closed at 9.25

Ian Hotchkies
Secretary

Minutes of 4 April Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 4th April at York Hospital S.C.
With approx 27 members and guests present.

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting.

Apols were received from Mssrs; M & G Ellwood, B Ballantyne,R Simpson, G Bradbury, G Boothman, M Smith, G Hartley.

Minutes of last meeting were read, matters arising. Refs should reports match misconduct
incidents, as more had arisen since last meeting

Correspondence from Saturday League re. Respect markings and payment of fees re Premier Div.

Membership stood at 65 for the year. Subs will be due after 31 March. £22 now and increasing to
£25 in October. £11 for junior members. An added incentive is an included benefit of free legal
aid insurance through the RA (worth £30-50 on your policy) this covers pleasure/ business and
refereeing. Subs can be paid online shortly through the web site.

Details were given regarding; York RA web site, RA draw tickets, dinner, Conference,

Lol Cussons Evening A Thornton gave a report on an enjoyable evening

A.GM. anyone interested in being on the committee, give names and seconder to secretary in
writing.

Social Club, subs were due, still some outstanding and club are hoping that more of our members
will join.

Problem Corner, There was a long discussion on the correct procedures for penalty deciders. What
happens when two players of the same side collide and injure themselves, they do not have to leave the field of play.

The evening’s guest , Barry Sygmuta, a level 3,4,5 coach gave a very interesting presentation entitled Expectations. Using video clips from Scarboro and Blyth with officials we knew. There was plenty of interaction and discussion.

A.O.B, Elliot Shiers gave details of fitness sessions being organised. J Suchecki mentioned that
York, Humberside and W Yorks Supply leagues will be pooled next season

There being no more business meeting closed at 9.55

Ian Hotchkies
Secretary

Minutes from March Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 7th March at York Hospital Sports and Social Club

With approx 60 members and guests present.

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting, the best attended for many years. Mentioning that Don
Thorpe was in hospital after a fall.

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Bayley, G Ellwood, Butler, B Ballantyne, Thorpe.

Minutes of last meeting were read with no matters arising.

Correspondence from Head Office and Football Mundial was read.

Membership stood at 65 for the year. Subs will be due after 31 March. £22 now and increasing to£25 in October. £11 for junior members. An added incentive is an included benefit of free legal aid insurance through the RA (worth £30-50 on your policy) this covers pleasure/ business and refereeing. Subs will be able to be paid online shortly through the web site.

Details were given regarding; York RA web site, RA draw tickets, dinner, Lol Cussons evening, FA Cup final ticket draw. Names to secretary re seating for dinner and cup final ticket draw. An appeal for a ref for a Nestle 5-a-side.

Social Club, subs were due, still some outstanding and club are hoping that more of our members
will join.

Problem Corner, discussion on when a defender intends a pass back to the ‘keeper, makes a mess of it and ‘keeper is forced to make a save, decision..is the pass deliberate!.The decision is yours to make.

The evening’s guest was in attendance, Howard Webb, needing no introduction. He held us all
enraptured for 2 hours covering a multitude of topics including his career, incidents from UEFA
matches, the importance of teamwork, people he has met throughout his career. A big believer in
youth saying that there could be a future world cup official sitting listening tonight. He spoke with a
lot of passion. He answered questions then signed numerous autographs and poses for photos .

There being no more business meeting closed at 10.10.

Ian Hotchkies
Secretary

Howard Webb – Guest Speaker at March Meeting

Howard WebbWe are delighted to announce that World Cup Final referee Howard Webb has confirmed he will be attending our meeting on 7 March 2013.

One of the world’s leading referees, Howard is an engaging speaker and it is sure to be an enjoyable evening.

Meetings are held at the York Hospital Social Club on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30, and are free for all members to attend.

Minutes of 7 February Meeting

 Minutes of meeting held on 7th Feb at The NHS Sports and Social Club
With 29 members and guests present

A minute’s silence was observed for Bryan Shearer a referees friend and member of York & District League, York FA and former player who passed away.

G Bradbury recounted a humorous episode of a disciplinary meeting Bryan sat on that Graham was involved in.

Apologies were recieved from Mssrs; P Ballantyne,G Hartley;Simpson; Sucheki; Thorpe; Butler; M Smith, P Hartley who arrived later.

Minutes of the last meeting; were read and accepted. No matters arising.

Correspondence; regarding Tony Kennedy was read.

Pig Racing Evening; Report was given regarding a very enjoyable and profitable evening. Thanks were given to all who were involved.

Details were given; of the annual dinner 6th April and Lol Cussons evening 15th March.

Subs for season 13/14, were set at £25, if paid before end of Sept this will be reduced to £22. Subs were also due for the Social Club.

Membership; now stood at 65.

FA Cup Final Tickets; an allocation had been applied for. Names in writing to secretary.

Brendan Bishop; gave details of a tournament in May/June, appealing for refs.

Problem Spot, there was discussion on the habit of goalkeepers and refs in televised matches with same colour shirts. Also players wearing gloves of different colours, considering the recommendation involving undershirts/shorts, tape and ankle supports.

Due to late backword, from the evenings guest, Dave King arranged a quick group quiz of match situations/incidents. Thanks were given to Dave at the end

There being no more business the meeting closed at 9.35

I Hotchkies
Secretary