Exec Committee Minutes (16 Mar 2009)

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF BLYTH SPARTANS AFC HELD ON MONDAY 16th MARCH 2009

Present ; K Scott, I K Evans, C Baxter, G Young & S Ord.
Apologies ; A Platten

1. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING.
a) The minutes of the last meeting (02.03.09) were approved.

2. MATTERS ARISING.
a) IKE reported that from the e-mails sent to all Northern based premier and football league clubs requesting pre-season matches the following clubs had acknowledged receipt Huddersfield Town, Everton, Oldham, Man Utd, Man City, Burnley and Bradford City. Liverpool had e-mailed and written to IKE with regrets that their pre-season was fully booked. Through his contact with Mr Gunn at Norwich they had also turned down an offer of a pre-season. IKE went on to say that at least these clubs had in fact acknowledged our existence! ARP still to contact Blackburn and Partick. Over the next week or two IKE will be contacting the Scottish league clubs.

b) IKE reported on the meeting recently held with Mr S Leeson from the NFA regarding grant applications.

c) IKE reported on his meeting held with Carlsberg. Unfortunately we are unable to avoid the latest price increases from Carlsberg. CB/ARP will arrange for the tills to be changed to the revised price structure this Saturday the 21st. Prices from Carlsberg were increased on the 1st of March.

3. CORRESPONDENCE.
a) GY has received a letter from NFA relating to the clubs future strategy, which he requires to reply to.

b) Tickets received and distributed for this Friday’s NFA sportsman’s dinner.

c) IKE has been invited to a seminar in May at Stalybridge Celtic FC from the Conference regarding football in the community.

4. ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
a) IKE confirmed that he has competed our FA Cup and FA Trophy entry forms for 2009/10.

b) A report from M Lillico with regards to the first year’s activity of the PFS unit has been received. It will be made available for execs to read.

c) IKE asked to obtain replacement Blue Square flags for new corner flags.

d) SO reported that the Ladies team have won through to the senior cup final and will face Whitley Bay in the final.

e) A discussion took place regarding HD’s target players and the progress made, or lack of, in signing these players. KS confirmed that discussions have also been held with York, Sunderland and Hartlepool regarding loan players.

f) IKE had phoned the Conference that morning and KS had e-mailed the Blue Square website regarding incorrect information in relation to our fixtures.

g) CB was asked to ensure that tables were available on the team coach for each of our remaining away matches. SC was asked to investigate the “disappearance” of the tactics board.

5. NEXT MEETING.
The next meeting will be held on Monday the 30th of March at 6 PM.

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