Good start for the U9 Protons season with a 4-1 win away to Rocks Lane.
Our partner club QPR are running their Soccer Camp as they do each half term.
See this flyer for more information.
Ask your manager for the Club discount code for this event.
The East Berkshire League has made the decision to delay the season start until 16th September.
This is because of late submissions for new teams and late dropping out of existing ones, leading to the need to rebalance the divisions.
NPL Youth U14 Bombs play in the 4th division of the Surrey Youth League. A well-established team, we are nonetheless interested in recruiting additional players to further strengthen the squad for the coming season. We play on Sundays and train on a Thursday evening. If you are are under 14 on 1 September (likely to be starting school year 9) please register your interest by clicking “join us” on the club web site.
JC: proposed 2016 minutes
Seconded (adrian luckins)
No matters arising
2017 Tournament Review
JC showed the tournament feedback presentation from CS Coaching
CS: collated feedback from 175 teams (46 teams replied)
- main comment: pitches too close together
74% excellent or good
- some issues with refs. 2 did not turn up (will not be invited next year. May be too many young
MR: can we invite more teams? CS: at capacity really. An even number of pitches easier to manage.
SB: comment: more smartly-dressed refs. @agreed
CS: PA being broken made it very difficult to communicate, need to double check it next year
JC: early tournament meeting this year (November) to sort out detailed actions from this tournament & start organising next year
TC: car parking feedback: no signage – so people were going in to Bushy Park rather than coming down the road! @better signage directing people
TC: why do we still have cricket matches? Can we improve that?
JC invited all to read printed reports.
@JC to forward on to WP to attach to minutes DONE
SB: kit spend up – did our spend go up because of extra kit for teams, with less sponsorship?
JC: 1. lack of sponsors 2. first year of Nike kit (had to hit target for Nike agreement)
AL: info about parental purchases?
JC: we have a detailed spreadsheet, can subtract what we bought as a club.
TC: more messaging / marketing needed to up the sales.
AL: need the marketing role to be filled (WP: did advertise this last year with 10% incentive)
JC: Name change – IT coordinator
JC: 4 vacant roles needed to be filled. Most importantly Secretary role.
SP: (secretary) moving away but will shadow the role
JC: CGL & SYL Secretary posts will be vreated for next season – one person (parent/official) from those league teams
JC: Next season the Secretary role will be just by dealing with County.
JC: CGL Secretary – one of the new managers
JC: SYL Secretary @need someone by 4th Sept (1st mgrs mtg).
(general discussion about poor attendance and lack of volunteering, no actions taken)
JC: Propose roles
Seconded (Gary Parker )
JC: to the floor – general comments about set-up?
AL: Exec is required to make decsions quickly works well and should remain.
TC: we should be clear that the model allows people to be seconded into the group to help out
Seconded (Steve Bates)
JC showed the proposed calendar for the year
AL: what are the age groups for Friday/Saturday session for the end of season presentations? JC: Upto U13s Saturday, 14s+ for Friday
TC: safeguarding. We will police it more closely as we go. Events in FA have driven the need for this.
TC: Expect all officials to cooperate with this.
TC: Look for help with dates – bottleneck because of similar dates for expiry of checks. Will try to eleviate this by sending out a pre-emptive strike before the automatic mail goes out. Will be as flexible as possible, hopefully managers will be flexible also.
MR: are there any coaching courses coming up?
JC: October for ref course, September for coaches course.
The AGM was closed.
At the request of the Club's President, Peter Thompson, Vice President, Dennis Yates and Chairman (2016/17) Peter Taylor, members are urged to review all attached information and respond with any comments in writing to The Secretary by the end of the day on Friday 16th June.