Minutes of the 9 May 2019 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 9th May 19 after AGM
At NHS Club with 11 members in attendance.

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Rich; Bradbury; Thornton; McEvoy; Burke; Butcher; Ballantyne; Coote; Casterton; Turner; Greenwood
Mins of last meeting, were on line, no matters arising.
Correspondence, two letters from senior members had been read to the committee prior to the meeting . The incoming chairman said he would contact both in regard to the contents of the letters.
A letter to be sent to Ross Joyce re his FA Vase middle appointment.
Dinner, final arrangements were made, 42 attending.
A.O.B. there was discussions on; meeting venue; speakers; sin bins; Barkston Ash RA; promotions locally.
Meeting closed at 8.45.

Minutes of the 2019 AGM

Minutes of AGM held on 9th May 2019
At NHS Sports & Social Club
With 11 members in attendance

Apols were received from Mssrs; Rich; Bradbury; Thornton; McEvoy; Burke; Butcher; Ballantyne;
Coote;Casterton; Turner; Greenwood.

Mins last AGM, were on line, with no matters arising.

Secretary’s Report, was submitted, with no matters arising.

Chairmans Report, was submitted with no matters arising.

Treasurer’s Report, was submitted. This year they had not been audited. Dave King mentioned that he was nearly up to date with the back balance sheets. Queries were raised regarding; Mentoring monies; RA benevolent Fund.

Vote of Thanks was given to retiring members.

Election of Officers;

President/Secretary, Ian Hotchkies;
Chairman, Alan Kaye;
Vice Chair, Brian Smith;
Treasurer, John Ledgeway;
Ref Development/ Membership, James Unwin;
Communications, Vacant.
Committee; Paul Ballantyne; Conor Ledgeway.
Vacancies that exist can be co-opted as and when required.

Any permissible business, none.
Meeting closed at 8.15.

Minutes of the 7 March 2019 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held at NHS Sports & Social Club
on 7 March 2019

Apols; Mssrs  A McEvoy; D King; A Thornton; A Dennison; J Ham

Jon Moss  PGMOL  official asked for an early start, as he had been at Maidstone the night previous. He took the floor first. He hosted an interactive presentation entitled Managing the game. He covered many subjects including VAR; a bomb scare; 4 penalties in one match; Alex Ferguson; Chelsea G/K refusing to be subbed; Teamwork; Getting the big decisions right. Respect and others. This was followed by a Q&A session. After approx 90 minutes he called a close.

Brian Smith gave a VoT for a thoroughly enjoyable presentation.

Problem Corner;  Brian Smith raised the question, how to deal with a player who, when you have stopped play to have words with the player he (possible caution)  bends down pretending socks/boots require attention. Various thought were given.  Colin Coote mentioned  an item from the last meeting theme regarding  a goalkeeper  being penalised (sending off) for handball from a backpass that was heading goal ward. This was clarified in discussion.

Names  were Required  for FA Cup  Final tickets, Dinner, as AGM coming shortly, names for committee.

A O B, Graham Bradbury expressed his displeasure over a committee decision which was explained by the Chair.

Meeting closed at 9.40

Ian Hotchkies

Minutes from the 7 February 2019 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 7th Feb 19

At NHS Club with 13 members present.


Apols  were received from Mssrs; Blakey, Simpson, Ham, Cottingham, Rose, Bradbury, Smith,

              McEvoy, Ballantyne, Thornton.

A moments silence was observed for ex member Tony Jerrum

Dinner, guest provisionally will be Martin Atkinson. Subject to any last minute snags. 17th May, £28.50 per person. Menu on the web page.

Lol Cussons evening March 1st, names to Ian Hotchkies/ John Ledgeway/ Sam Bayley. A good turn out is required for an excellent evening.

Dallas Cup, Conner Ledgeway has been nominated to attend this prestigious event.

FA Cup Final, we have put in to the CFA for an allocation (usually2). Anyone interested name to Ian in writing.

Ground Facilities, anyone who has problems with ground facilities,ie, changing, to contact Andrew Blakey.

Due to our provisional guest being unable to attend and unable to fix a replacement , Dave King then presented  a  short presentation involving moving around the round. Then an in depth discussion on  ball placement/ positioning / wall positioning at free kicks. This opened up many avenues for discussion. Connor acted as guinea  pig for this. Thanks were given to Dave.

Next meeting  Mar 7   Mike Riley, PGMOL  is our guest.

Meeting Closed 9.00

Minutes of the 3 January 2019 Meeting

Minutes of the 3 January 2019 meeting
At NHS Sports & Social Club
with 28 members and guests attending.

Chairman welcomed all and offered best wishes for the New Year

Apologies were received from Msrs  McEvoy; P Hartley; Thornton; Ham; Shiers; Butcher; Wadsworth; Heward.

Dinner,  17th May, Marriott, Tadcaster Rd. £28.50. Guest TBA.  Names to Chairman/Treas/Sec. Menus below.

Paul Tierney, PGMOL  Official, gave an outline of his career from starting as a 15 year old. He started with his Script which was a way of discussing/planning/communicating with players/coaches/fellow officials. The floor split into groups to discuss two incidents regarding incidents in junior matches. After a break Paul then showed four incidents from one of his recent matches and discussed them prior to telling his decision. This was an excellent meeting enjoyed by all with plenty of camaraderie and input, enjoyed by all, After approx two hours an end was called to  the meeting.

Meeting closed at 9.50.

 Dinner menus.

Starters;   Haddock/Chilli & coriander Fishcake, cucumber & dill salad, tartar sauce.

                  Pressed Ham hock terrine, peas, mustard mayo and watercress.

                  Tomato, red pepper and basil oil soup.

Mains;    Chicken Supreme, pancetta and roast shallots served with carrots, fine beans and cream potato in a red wine sauce. 

                 Baked Cod, Cream potato and Petit Ratatouille

                 Mushroom Ravioli,  Cream vegetables, sauce

                Steak £5.00  extra

Dessert; Chocolate & clotted cream cheesecake

                Lemon meringue pie, raspberry coulis

                Chocolate torte bavarois



Ian Hotchkies


Minutes of the 6 December 2018 Meeting

Minutes of the 6 December 2018 Meeting

With 22 members and guests attending.


Vice chair, J Ham welcomed all to the meeting.

Apols; were received from Mssrs; Butcher, Bayley; Blakey; McEvoy; Burke; Unwin; C Ledgeway; Cottingham.      

Wishes were given to James Unwin who is in Ward 16 awaiting an op next week..

M Cottingham on behalf of the Sunday Morning League appealed for a ref to cover a match on Sunday.

Dinner;  after negotiations with Marriott we have got menu and price fixed , date Friday 17th May,

day prior to FA cup Final, price £27.50. Menu on web site or contact Sec or Treas  for details and selections

Safeguarding, Barry Casterton gave a report on the paper he had put together with regards U18 refs. This covers players/touchline and senior refs when you have juniors running a line. Also covers travelling/changing and behaviour.

Membership, approx 59 members of which 20 are newly qualified have paid subs. These (ex?) members are not covered for insurance or any legal advice if they are injured or require legal advice

Tony Thornton, then presented his quiz which was greeted in the usual way. Thanks were given to Tony and it was nice to see him back in the fold again.

Next Meeting, Jan 3 with Craig Pawson  PGMOL official the evenings guest. Make a note and spread the word.

The Buffet, was enjoyed with Pizzas soon gone.

Meeting closed , at 9.20

Ian Hotchkies


Minutes of the 1 November 2018 meeting

Minutes of meeting held at NHS Sports & Social Club
On 1st Nov 18
With 19 members and guests present.

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting.

Apols  were received from Mssrs; Bradbury; P Ballantyne; Ham; Unwin; Cottingham; Luff; Thornton.

Dinner; 17th May (Friday), Marriott; Price/Menu TBA.

Subs,  many not paid. They are now not covered by the insurance etc.

Stock, Conor has some sports shirts and small items in stock.

Aaron Bannister level 2b official standing in at late notice then hosted an interactive presentation entitled Incidents in Non League Matches.  Starting with a match involving York City and concluding with a match he was involved in. The presentation lasted  the best part of 80 mins with a refreshment break midway. This was a first class presentation with plenty of discussion. The only drawback was that none of the newly qualified refs were in attendance.

A.o.B.  none

Meeting closed at 9.25

Next meeting Dec 6 ; annual quiz and buffet.

Ian Hotchkies

Minutes of the 4 October 2018 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held at NHS Sports & Social Club on 4th Oct 18
With 23 members and guests in attendance.

A moments silence was observed for ex-committee member and chair chairman John McCarthy.
Apologies were received from Mssrs Milburn; Smith; Andy Kaye; Butcher; Blakey; Shiers; McEvoy;
Thornton and Bradbury.
Dinner was set for Friday 17th May. This was due to Cup Final being played next day. Menus and
prices TBA.
Membership was now due. Be aware you are not covered by RA insurances.
Liam Slack our guest and sports psychologist gave an outline of his career after his footballing
career hit the buffers at an early age being released as not good enough. Went to St Johns and got a
PHd in sports psychology. Is very passionate about his topic and now covers from premiere down to
national north/south. Discussed a few topics then had a group discussion. Main things to look for
are Think-Feel-Act; Mental toughness; Strength. Also touched on VAR.
Also had talks with Rugby and Cricket.

There being no more business meeting closed at 9.25
Ian Hotchkies

Minutes of the 3 May 2018 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held after AGM

With 11 members in attendance

At NHS Club on 3rd May 2018

The chairman welcomed all to a very depleted meeting.

Apols were received from Mssrs Rich; McEvoy; Luff; P Hartley; Blakey; Burke; Thornton.

Congratutations were given  James Unwin and Connor Ledgeway on their promotions to levels 3  and 4. Alan Kaye gave them both some sound advice for the coming season.

Minutes last meeting,  no matters arising.

Dinner, discussion on; main problem was lack of quantity with the salmon course and lack of veg. Take on board for next event. Was discussion on how to attract younger members to the event.

Problem Corner, Chris Harris (new ref) went through his abandonment of a match due to injury and helicopter being called in. He had coped very well and hopefully some good advice given during the discussion.

Speakers , discussion on speakers and format for next season.

Meeting closed at 9.05

Ian Hotchkies

Minutes from the 2018 AGM

Minutes of AGM held on 3 rd May 2018

With 9 members present at NHS Club, Whitecross Rd.

The Chairman welcomed all to a very depleted meeting, with only 9 members present. Two were not committee members.

Apols were received from Mssrs Thornton; Rich; McEvoy;Luff;P Hartley;Blakey;Burke.

Mins last meeting  were on with no matters arising.

Secretary’s Report was given from memory as a certain committee member who was due to photo copy for the meeting did not attend the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report, was given and discussed

Chairman’s Report in a break from tradition, the chairman gave a report.

Election of Officers;  President; Ian Hotchkies…Chairman; Sam Bayley…V Chair; Jonny Ham…

Secretary; Ian Hotchkies….Treasurer; John Ledgeway…. Supplies; Connor Ledgeway…..Ref Dev/Membership; James Unwin…Communications; Dave King….Welfare; Barry Casterton.

Officers withoutportfolio; Brian Smith; Paul Ballantyne; Anthony Thornton; Matt Butcher; Alan Kaye; John Ledgeway.

NRCRA Dels  David King….Auditor  Ron Price

There being no permissible business meeting closed at 8.02