Notes from Meeting 20 September 2017

GENERAL MEETING 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

NOTES FROM MEETING

Secretaries Report & Correspondence  

Secretaries Report – Matters Arising               

This is also a reminder (again) re litter, please collect all litter from your side-lines when your game has finished, don’t leave it lying around on the side of the pitch.  Received complaint this week from Stillington The Royal re away teams not clearing up after them.

Charter Standard

You are now able to complete your Charter Standard Health Check for 2017-2018; three teams have completed to date, The George Pub & Grill, Billingham The Kings and Storytellers United.  Therefore don’t leave until the last minute log on and complete, if nothing has changed then should be straight forward.

I am hoping to organise a First Aid course for 1 November 2017 here at the Club, waiting on confirmation of this will advise teams via email when sorted.

There is a meeting planned for the 3 October for all Charter Standard Leagues at DFA to which I will be attending on behalf of the League.

Correspondence

League Statement – from FA received on a weekly basis.
Various E-Mails requesting fixture postponements already
Letter DFA re Player Suspensions – (read out)
Invoice from SBC re Council Pitch fees – issued to teams tonight due for payment by October meeting.

Secretaries Report

Registrations:  To put it bluntly teams are messing Jes around when it comes to submitting player registrations.  Teams are not submitting the details correctly by text on the morning of a game, it is important to send all details then not submitting the completed form with the fee by 6pm on a Tuesday.  I have already issued a number of fines for registrations errors this season already.  Also when dropping registration forms off for Jes can you make sure they are contained in an envelope along with the money.

Transfers: These are not being done correctly, in order for a transfer to be processed must be submitted prior to a Sunday, Saturday at the latest in order that the website is updated so you can do your match return.  For this weekend only please submit transfer form to myself as Jes is away (registrations still text to Jes as normal).

I have been advised that Middlesbrough play Sunderland on the 5 November 2017 with a 12-15 kick off therefore if any team requires a postponement for this date I need to know asap certainly before the 2 October so I can arrange the fixtures accordingly.  Please check with your players and if you want a postponement then please email me requesting this.  As we are giving plenty of notice about this if no request comes in before the 2 October then this will be refused so please sort out before then.

We are currently one referee short for this Sunday South Bank v PH Elmtree, Jes has emailed all referee’s and also put out a message on Facebook so we are hoping someone comes forward.

On the 1 October fixtures for Division Two you will see that both Thornaby Sports & Leisure and The Griffin are at Home along with Thornaby Village, therefore as there is only changing for 4 teams the two opponents of Thornaby Sports & Leisure and The Griffin will not be able to use the changing rooms on that morning.

Also on the fixtures you will notice a number of blanks where the referee appointment should be, Jes will sort these out (when he is back) therefore please check website for the updates.

Fixtures for the 29 October are subject to the second round of the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy (drawn tonight), the fixtures for this date will be added to the website once sorted.

Registration and Transfer Forms are available to download from the website.

Date of the next League Meeting which is the General Meeting on Wednesday 25 October 2017.



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Notes fromMeeting 30 August 2017

Secretaries Report & Correspondence  
Secretaries Report – Matters Arising               

The DFA Charter Standard Award evening – more in Charter Standard report

Registrations: Despite teams being advised that 6 August was the last day for signing players for the first game of the season a number still asked to sign more players.  I also have to add that a number of teams failed to fill in the registration forms correctly and certainly did not check them before submitting.  Can I ask that you also make sure that Jes can read the names and other details (should be submitted in block capitals) as a number were difficult to read.  Also people are submitting without the fee, again the fee is part of the registration process and will not be done unless the fee is paid when the registration is submitted.

The meeting for all new teams and new secretaries was held on Monday 14 August at Stockton Town F.C commencing at 7pm to go through what is required and expected of them, only four teams attended, two new teams and two existing teams with new secretaries.  The evening covered what was required and we also went through the correct process for the match return and registering players on a match day.

The Player Insurance; this has already been paid by the League so players were covered in friendlies.  The outstanding money £55 needs to be paid to the League Secretary on or before the 1 September 2017, a number of teams have already paid so if you haven’t paid then your team will not be allowed to play on 3 September and will be charged with an unplayed game.

Charter Standard

Derek Overton and I attended the DFA Awards evening on behalf of the league, Derek collected the County FA Respect Award for 2017 on behalf of the League and I collected the FA Charter Standard League of the Year.  Andrew & Jamie Westwood were also in attendance and Andy collected the Charter Standard Club of the Year on behalf of Hardwick Social Club.  There are photos of the presentation on the website.  Referee Ted Popple was also in attendance as he collected an award for 50 years’ service in football. 

I will be organising a First Aid course for those teams who need to renew and any new teams or if any team wants someone else to be trained and qualified for their Charter Standard.

Correspondence

League Statement – from FA received on a weekly basis.
Various E-Mails requesting fixture postponements already

Secretaries Report

Fixtures for September have been issued tonight, only problem is with the 17th September due to the second preliminary round of the DFA Sunday Cup.  I have highlighted the teams and games that may be affected by the result on 3rd September, please check website for results and any changes.  Therefore it is important that all results are submitted to Jes Lambert as soon as possible after the game has finished no matter if you are home or away as per league rules.  Please delete fixture on 24 September Riverside v Thornaby Sports & Leisure.

There is a new team starting this weekend in Division Two, Fornaby F.C playing at Littleboy Park will need to see representative after the meeting that takes Division Two up to 14 teams.

I have been asked by a couple of teams if the man of the match can be allocated on the website, I will be doing this later tonight but this is only for a team’s benefit, they can decide how the award the man of the match to their team.  If I remember correctly you will have to enter a man of the match when you do you match return otherwise it will not allow you to complete.

One match return not completed this weekend, please be advised must be done by 6 pm on a Tuesday or within 48 hours for a midweek fixture.

In your envelope tonight is a list of the points for the offences in the League’s Good Conduct Scheme.

I have a key for all the teams playing at Tilery as new barriers have been installed and this is so you can allow access to ambulance etc.  Therefore can you make sure and tell all your players not to park in front of the barrier.  Can you see me at the end of the meeting to collect your key?  I also have a new key for Billingham The Station for High Grange as the lock has been changed and a new key for Doctor McGonigles for Yarm Road.

This is also a reminder re litter, please collect all litter from your side-lines when your game has finished, don’t leave it lying around on the side of the pitch.  This is really important for those teams who play at Yarm Road, the Home team is responsible for making sure they leave the pitch and side-lines tidy but the Away team can help by tidy up their side.  For those teams who play at Harold Wilson, High Grange or Rievaulx any rubbish can be left tidily in the changing room.

Registration and Transfer Forms are available to download from the website.

Date of the next League Meeting which is the General Meeting on Wednesday 20 September 2017.


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Notes from Fixtures Meeting 2 August 2017

Secretaries Report & Correspondence  

 Charter Standard

It is pleasing to report that once again the League were the winners in the FA Charter Standard League of the Year for Durham County, this is now the third time the League has won the award.  Also the League won the County FA Respect Award for 2017 and the presentation will be held on Tuesday 15 August at Durham County Cricket Ground, I will be going to the awards night with president Derek Overton, this is a testament to the League and all who are involved with it.  Also Hardwick Social Club were the winners of the Charter Standard Club of the Year to cap off a great season for them, so well done to Hardwick Social Club.

Correspondence

League Statement – from FA received on a weekly basis.
Various E-Mails requesting fixture postponements already
Letter DFA re sanction of league for Season 2017-2018
Letter DFA re Charter Standard League of the Year Award
Letter DFA re FA Respect Award County Winner
Email from DFA & NRCFA re changes to administration process (more in Secretaries Report)

Secretaries Report

I have organised a meeting on Monday 14 August at Stockton Town F.C commencing at 7pm for all new teams and new secretaries and anyone else who wishes to attend to go through what is required and expected of them, please make an effort to attend.

Moving on to the fixtures, (already teams are requesting postponements) they have been issued up to 5 September 2017 fixtures for 10 September 2017 will be the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy which will be drawn tonight.  However the fixtures on the 3 & 17 September 2017 are subject to change due to Durham Sunday Cup, you will need to check website for any fixture or referee change.  I will also email teams advising there has been a change to the advised fixture.  Please note those teams who have requested a postponement will be playing the game midweek so as not to get behind with fixtures.  Teams in Division One & Two have also got a midweek fixture each as well as a couple of premier division teams.

I should be getting the cup draw for the first preliminary round of the Durham Sunday Cup this weekend so please check website for update and any changes to fixtures and referee’s.

The Player Insurance; this has already been paid by the League so players were covered in friendlies.  The outstanding money £55 needs to be paid to the League Secretary on or before the 1 September 2017, if not paid then team will not be allowed to play on 3 September and will be charged with an unplayed game.

All teams should have returned the Agreement form to me by tonight, if it has not been returned then there will be a £10 fine administered for non-return.  There are 19 forms outstanding.

Registrations: All registrations should be submitted to Jes Lambert and not to myself (unless otherwise advised)  A reminder that the retained list needs to be submitted by tonight and any other registrations by Sunday 6 August 2017 in order to play the first game if you don’t have a fixture first week then retained list still needs to be submitted.  If a player on the retained list hasn’t signed by 2 August then he becomes a new registration.

New Administration Process for 2017-2018:

Amendments for the 2017/18 season which will affect teams that play Step 5 i.e Northern League division 1 and below. The main changes are as follows:

Suspension Start Dates — any automatic suspension will commence 7 days from the day of the dismissal (it was 14 days last season).

Referee Reports — if a player is dismissed it is the Clubs/Teams responsibility to contact the Association within 3 days of the game to ensure we have received the report and are able to tell the Club/Team the number of games the player will be suspended for.

Late payments/ responses — if payment for any disciplinary action is not received within 14 days from the date of issue the fuil amount on the invoice issued will be increased by 25% and if that amount is not paid within a further 7 days the Club/Team will be suspended.

Appeals regarding discipline — from 2017/18 season any disciplinary committee decisions regarding misconduct charges commence 3 days after the date of the hearing and should a Club/Player wish to appeal that decision this must be submitted within the same 3 day period.

Other activities — any suspension imposed will include other activities, such as Referee/ Coaching etc.

Suspension Start Dates
Following any case that has an automatic suspension (Red Card, 5/10/15 cautions) all suspensions will commence 7 days from the date of the offence. The onus is on the Player and Club to ensure the suspension is served irrespective whether paperwork is received or not.

Late Payment & Response Update
If a late fine is applied this will be due 14 days from the issue of the fine and will amount to 25% of the original amount invoiced. Failure to pay will result in a Club suspension on the first Monday 7 days after the monies were due.

Mandatory Minimum Sanctions To ensure consistency Nationally, mandatory minimum sanctions have been introduced, an individual who receives a charge below and if found proven, will face as a minimum the sanction below listed. A Commission can increase based upon the aggravating factors that are present. These are not an entry point.

 Assaults on a Match Official – 5 year minimum sanction
 Physical contact on a Match official - 84 days & £100 minimum
 Threatening a match official – 56 days/6 matches & £50 minimum

If a late response fine is applied this will be due 14 days from the issue of the fine and will amount to 25% of the original amount invoiced. Failure to pay will result in a Team suspension on the first Monday 7 days after the monies were due.

Match Sheets for the coming season, all teams have been issued with 10 to start the season.  Please remember that all players listed on the match sheet must appear on the website including any substitute named who doesn’t play.  The website and team sheet should match each other, as a reminder, the WHITE copy is given to the referee before kick-off and the PINK copy to your opponents and you keep the BLUE copy until the end of the season in case this is required by the Management Committee.  Just as a reminder to all that the match sheet needs to be exchanged before kick-off.  Also the match sheet must contain the referee’s name (if unsure ask the referee) also must be signed by a Club Official and the Club name entered to signify whose team sheet it is, if any of this is missing then a fine will be issued.

A number of Clubs are reporting that players owe them money and can the league suspend them, I have checked this with DFA and the only way to stop a player from signing for another team is to report the player to DFA or NRCFA as the case may be.  If you don’t report then the league doesn’t have the right or power to stop the player signing for another team.

Can I ask that you check the labels on your envelope to make sure they are correct, if any mistakes can you please email me the correct details.  Also check the website to make sure all details are correct, if any not then you now have the ability to change the details using your login and password.



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