AGM was held on 12th May at Sizewell Sports & Social Club.
There were no big changes this year, so this is just a summary
of the more relevant items.
All the officers from last year's committee were re-elected.
This includes Pat Chapman as Secretary, who had previously said
that she would be standing down because of ill-health. However,
in the absence of anyone volunteering as a replacement, she has
very kindly agreed to carry on, on the proviso that much of the
work that has fallen to her over the last couple of years is
picked up by the rest of the commitee. This includes the purchase
of trophies for presentation night as well as prizes for the
Charity Tournament and Team Bowl, all of which could easily fall
within the remit of the Tournament Committee.
The meeting was asked for nominations for a beneficiary for this
Charity Tournament. Clubs were asked to get their suggestions
to the Chairman by 1st July.
The only nomination on the night was for the Suffolk
Accident Rescue Service.
Thorpeness officially confirmed that the club would be folding
and as a consequence would not be competing next season.
as runners-up in Division 2 last season, they should have been
promoted and the matter of what would happen in their absence
was therefore discussed.
With a 3 up,
3 down system in place, Saxmundham, who had finished in 4th place
in Division 2 were approached with the offer of a play-off between
them and Knodishall B who had finished 8th in Division 1. However
Saxmundham declined the offer, saying that they were happy to
stay in Division 2 for next season.
It was therefore
agreed that in order to keep 10 teams in Divison 1 for next season,
thereby leaving a slot open in Division 2 for any new team wishing
to enter, there would be just 2 teams promoted/relegated for
the 2007/08 season, reverting back to 3 up, 3 down for next season.
and Reydon will be relegated to Division 2 and Darsham
and Orford will be promoted to Division 1.
was agreed to change the constitution to remove the necessity
to have at least 4 committee meeting a year. They will now be
held as and when necessary.
Reydon raised the matter of matches being postponed, because
the team calling off the game were missing some of their better
players, not because they did not have enough to make up a team.
reminded teams that they could play a game with just 10 players
and urged all teams to do their utmost to complete their fixtures
in the alloted timeslot, saying that we did not want to have
to go down the route of introducing a rule which would penalise
teams who called off matches.
He also asked
that if it was going to be necessary to postpone a game, that
teams give as much notice as possible to their opponents, reminding
them that it is quite acceptable to bring matches forward, so
as to avoid fixture congestion at the end of the season.
Once again the matter of a Summer League was raised and once
again there were insufficient teams willing to commit, to be
able to organise a league.
the teams represented on the night, Darsham, Kelsale,
Knodishall, Reydon and Sizewell all said
that they were keen to play friendlies over the Summer months.