Minutes of the meeting of Aylesbury and District Football League Committee held at
7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1 February 2017AtAylesbury Tennis Club
Present:P Rice, Mrs M Harrison, R Lipscombe,M Pollard,N Sabatini,K Saw,R Small, Mrs M Stevens,M Thoday.
Apologies, T Skeggs, A Swain.
The Minutes: of the meeting of 4 January 2017were amended, the date of the AGM should have read Thursday 18 May. (The date has now however been changed to Wednesday 17 May)
Melton Vaughan is now suspended for 70 daysby the FA for misconduct.
The Long Crendon v Pond Park abandoned game – both teams have now been charged by Berks and Bucks FA, Long Crendon have requested a hearing which will be on 14 February.
A Junior Invitation Cup has been arranged for those teams that were interested in taking part.
Quainton’sdark blue kit is not ideal, but it is deemed acceptable.
Stone Utdhave withdrawn from the league, because of outstanding debts their players are suspended until payment has been made. All outstanding fines owing to the ADL are being passed to the B&B FA under their Debt Recovery scheme.
Rivets FC have a new secretary Christian Hills, tel 07508342061, same email address as before .
Following correspondence received by the Secretary, all clubs and individuals are reminded that the FA strongly discourage adverse comments made about players and/or teams on social media.
Berks and Bucks have sent information about scams involving payments by clubs, also recommendations on how to avoid late payments of fines. These emails have been sent to club secretaries.
There may be funding available from the FA in helping to start a new football team. Details of this are in the FA newsletter and have been sent out to clubs.
Thanks to Richard, there is hopefully some progress over the proposed changes to the County Cups next season.
The Chairman will be attending the Quainton F.C, Management Committee meeting on Monday 6th February
Brought Forward - £15,323
Photo ID postage 54
Pitch hire for semi-finals 616
Referee fees 82
Photo ID Cards - 401
Fines - 240
Sub. Cup fees50
Balance Carried Forward - £15,195
Outstanding fines – Stone FC £515
All clubs with trophies are requested to return them to Tony by 1 March
Registration Secretary’s Report
Alex Woodfine registered for New Zealand
RobSmail registered for New Zealand
Colin Jamesregistered for Mandeville Reserves
Fixtures Secretary’s Report
14 January – Pond Park failed to follow rules regarding calling off a game – fined £50 rule 13F. The pitch was deemed playable by the Committee. Game awarded to New Zealand.
28 January – Haddenham Res v Rivets - Haddenham unable to field a team, match awarded to Rivets, Haddenham fined £50 rule 10f
Free week requests:
11 February – Bedgrove 1st , Aylesbury Dynamos
18 February – Bedgrove reserves, Tetsworth
11 March – Wingrave 1st
All Cup Semi-Finalists should be known by end of February.
Referees Secretary’s Report
21 January – Wendover res. Did not confirm fixture with Tetsworth fined £5 rule 10D
28 January - Long Crendon late confirming fixture with opponents and referee fined £5 each offence rule 10D
Long Crendon Late KO fined £5 rule 10B
Press/Results Secretary’s Report
Thanks to Pauline Humm of Ludgershall who sends in regular photographs of their games – she is currently in line for the prize.
Any Other Business
As the AGM is earlier this season all forms and payment are needed by 30 April for entering a new team. Entry forms will be released by end February.
Can all managers note the rules regarding cancellation of matches because of unfit pitches – rule 10B
“Clubs shall take all reasonable precautions to keep their grounds in a playable condition, and if the occasion arises, either Club may require the Referee to visit the ground by 12-00 noon before the advertised kick-off time and decide as to the fitness of play. Only the Referee or League Officer of the Aylesbury & District Football League may cancel a League match or decide as to the fitness of the pitch except where a third party such as the Local Authority has overriding authority on pitch usage”.
A reminder that Cup semi and final dates are as follows and they are not moveable:
Saturday 11th March. Reserves
Saturday 18th March Sheffield Jackman.
Saturday 25th March Marsworth Seniors.
Saturday 1st April Field Shield.
Saturday 8th April Marsworth Reserves
Easter Saturday 15th April Tom Sparkes League Cup.
Monday 27th March Reserves
Monday 3rd April. Sheffield Jackman.
Monday 10th April. Marsworth Seniors.
Good Friday 14th April Field Shield.
Monday 24th April Marsworth Reserves.
Thursday 27th April TomSparkes League Cup.
The meeting closed at 9.20
The next meeting was arranged for Wednesday 1 March 2017