Minutes from the 9 January Meeting

Minutes of meeting held at NHS S&S Club
On 9th Jan 2014 with 30 members and guests present.

A minute’s silence was observed in remembrance of Guy Mitchell, well known sporting stalwart.

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting wishing all the best for the new year.

Apologies were received from Mssrs, GHartley; Ham; Blakey and B Ballantyne.

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

Correspondence re; Futsal course, RA Draw, R Rich was read.

Membership stands at 70

Dinner 29th March, £28, names and seating required. Tickets can be purchased online.

Cricket Joe Ballantyne taking names from those interested.

Lol Cussons evening, 14th  March, names required.

Problem Corner Dave King gave scenario of; penalty kick taken, hits x bar, kicker goes to kick ball for second time, a defender pulls him back. What is the offence? Various thoughts muted around.  Decision, penalty award and caution to defender. Ball still in play and kicker had not committed an offence..

The evening’s guest Michael Ingham was in attendance. He and Graham Bradbury did a player’s forum presentation which lasted over an hour with interaction from the floor.

A.o.B. subs to the social club were due £6.00

Meeting closed at 9.25

Minutes from the Meeting 6 December 2013

Minutes from the Meeting on 6 December 2013
at the NHS Sports and Social Club
with 28 members present.

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Smith; Simpson; Butler; Godson; B Ballantyne; Blakey and Miss Humphrys

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

Correspondence: Highlights were given from ; FA Refs committee re; staying with black shirts; CFA workshop; RA-FA Inspired Fund; RA News. Details of an FA Commission survey on our web page was given. All these documents are on the web site.

Membership: stands at 70

Dinner/ Lol Cussons Evening: details were given of both to be held in March.

Problem Corner: Joe Ballantnye asked for the correct procedure for the taking of touchline photos in youth matches. This had been discussed at the Minor meeting the previous night. On a public pitch, ie, Knavesmire there are no restrictions. On private pitches permission must be sought through team managers who must consult the parents. Referee has no say in the decision.

A.o.B: Mike Parkes sent his regards to all..Roko 5-a-side appealing for refs.

The highlight of the year (the Christmas Quiz) was presented by Tony Thornton to the usual acclaim!

Thanks were given, to Tony and Gail for the work and effort put in for the quiz and buffet.

The chairman gave good wishes to all for the festive season .

Proceedings finished around 10.15

Ian Hotchkies
Hon Secretary

Minutes from the 7 Nov 2013 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 7th Nov 2013

At NHS sports and Social Club with 22 members present

Apologies were received from Mssrs Bradbury; Hotchkies; G Hartley; Bishop; Sutton; Simpson; B Ballantyne.

Minutes of Last Meeting were read and accepted with no matters arising.

Correspondence, it had been dealt with by the committee.

Membership, stands at 69

Dinner, Sat 29th March, Park Hotel, Sharon Shortle of Radio York is guest, £28.00 per head. Names to Chairman or myself.

Problem Corner, the chairman raised the question; if you are swore at by a player/official, would you issue a red card? The consensus was yes which is the correct decision.

Dave King, gave a DVD presentation entitled Good Practice/ Bad Practice covering referee and assistants pre match from good and bad. This was very humerous in part but it got a message across.

There being no more business, meeting closed at 9.40

Minutes from the branch meeting – 3 October 2013

Minutes of meeting held at NHS Club on 3rd October 2013

With 27 members and guests present.

The chairman welcomed all including Chris McSherry from N Ireland to the meeting

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Milburn, Smith, P Ballantyne, G Hartley, Marshall, Suchecki, Simpson, Godson, Sutton, Bayley, Bishop.

Minutes from the last meeting were read and accepted with no matters arising.

Correspondence regarding CFA fitness test and in service training; Sat league regarding discipline; Mike Tyas; Poppleton on facebook message; RA on assault reporting.

Discussion on 1/ a FA proposals to charge 7-5 promotion candidates, returnable when completed and allowing players to use black strips at all levels. 2/ Dissent on the increase in local leagues. 3/correspondence, 4/ expense claims.

March, no speaker as yet

Problem corner: when ball is changed without refs knowledge and a goal is scored? Goal awarded.  Confirming ref is a part of FOP, if ball strikes him when last played by defender, it goes out of play over goal line a corner is awarded.

Ross Joyce then gave a presentation entitled Game/Player Management, covering the stepped approach before the issuing of cards. This was interactive with questions and opinions given throughout. He also gave an overview as to how professionalism was emerging in the conference league with meetings , training schedules, fitness and mental awareness. Less refs, down from 60 to 30,resulting in further distances to travel.

A.O.B. at the last CRA meeting it was discussed the possibility of bringing back the 5-a-side and quiz. Members appeared in favour of. This still has to be discussed fully at CRA.

Due to long presentation meting closed at 10.00

Minutes from the RA Meeting 5 Sept 2013

Minutes of meeting held on 5 September 2013

At York NHS Sports & Social Club

With 27 members and guests present

A minute’s silence was observed for Noel Madden and John Ibbotson – ex members who sadly died during the close season.

Apologies were received from Mssrs Smith; Milburn; Hartley; Thorpe; Boothman; Godson; Blakey; Bishop; Simpson; and Shiers.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted, matters arising, a report was given on Don and Joan Thorpe.

Correspondence from RA; RA Draw; Rob Rich; was read.

Reports were given regarding Conference, Cricket; Refs course, meeting with Greg Dyke.

Appeals for refs, Gordon Staniforth asked for officials to help out at York College Girls Centre of Excellence(various age groups) and College matches on a Saturday am and Wednesday. York Play Football at Clifton Moor were also looking for refs.

Supplies Joe Ballantyne said he can get Nike kit through the RA at competitive prices, just ask.

Membership stands at 62, it was pleasing to see that there had been payments made on line

The Annual Dinner will be held on March 29th at Park Inn,

The evening’s Guest, Graham Laws ex FL official now PGMOL Referee coach then gave a presentation on his role answering questions and queries along the way. This proved popular as he never finished his power point display when time was called at 9.45.

There being no AOB, meeting closed at 9.50.

Ian Hotchkies

Secretary

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