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NPLYFC AGM 27.06.16

NPLYFC AGM 2015-2016 Agenda (v3)


Steven Bates, Adrian Luckins, James Fillingham, Antony Weir, Ian Westover, Nick Rush, Peter Bolger

Matters Arising


Tournament Feedback Overview

Summary: of the responses 86% rated the tournament as excellent. The responses represented about a third of participants (bearing in mind that no NPL managers responded). !00% of respondents said that they would attend another event. Pitches were good.

Couple of complaints about toilets (too far away!), overpriced food & refreshments

WP: how many responded? – roughly a third

JC: CS recommends increasing to £40

WP: what about similar model to Brockham i.e.not pay on the door? offset this on cost of entry?

Chair would like minuted special thanks to ground staff for pitches, and for their cooperation for the event.

JC: want to be shadowed next year so that he can step away the year after.


Reports for minutes

Summary from Secretary: increasing teams by 3 next season. Good move to EBFA away from E&E (less admin, teams report positive season)

SP: suggest our refs report fines to us for home games instead of the FA, so that we can fine players directly and get the revenue rather than the FA


NPLYFC Committee 2016-2017

Allison McGann has stepped down as EBFA Secretary. JC to take this role because nobody else has volunteered. WP noted that the additional workload on the Chair is not acceptable and we should find someone. SP offered to go to the EBFA meetings, while JC would do the registration. AGREED.

WP agreed to take on ref management from JC to ease his workload.

JC to circulate role of child welfare. FA prefer a club to have 2 officers – hence asst role. TC will carry on role until a substitute is found. Will also need an asst.

Vacant Roles:

  • Assistant Child Welfare Officer
  • Social Secretary
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • (Kit coordinator – see below)

Roles needing new volunteer

  • EBFA Secretary
  • Child Welfare Officer

WP: need to create and maintain role descriptions for all voluntary roles

Kit Partnership

Signed a deal with Nike, which will save us money in long term, as well as providing some other benefits:

  • £2700 to spend on coaching courses.
  • £11.25 credit to spend on next year
  • courtesy tickets & events

We will phase the current kits out and phase in Nike Park (as teams require). JC has created a list of teams that are eligible (2 year rotation)

SP: should have a kit coordinator


NPLYFC 2016-2017 Calendar (v2)

Monday 26th June AGM proposal.

Mgr meetings set, also tournament meetings

Tournament 3/4 June

Welcome BBQ 9th Sept.

Season starts on 10/11 Sept

@JC send dates to WP


Hampton astro is getting converted to 3G. Work starting 18th July. 9 week project. May go over by a week. May get more weeks at Hampton. (get rid of Teddington booking)

WP:age groups days fixed? YES


QPR College Academy beginning in September

We are pleased to announce that from September trials will start for the QPR College Academy programme.

These trials are for players are aged from 16 – 18 years, (you must be under 19 on Sept 1st 2016 to be eligible.)

For further information on trials and college courses please read the flyer: QPR College Academy

If you would like to attend a trial then please provide your information on this page.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Danny Edwards, the College Football Manager:

Direct Line: +44 (0) 20 8740 2524
Mobile: +44 (0) 79 3952 7467


U12 Atomics – EBFA Division 2 Champions!

The under 12 Atomics are champions of East Berkshire League Division 2.

The boys clinched the title with two games to spare, having won 18 and lost only one of the 20 games played, scoring 123 goals in the process.

Well done to all the boys, thanks to the Manager James Fillingham, and all the teams supporters!


QPR May half-term Soccer School

Our club partner QPR will be running a soccer camp once again during the upcoming half term (Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June inclusive.

The Soccer Schools cater for boys and girls ages 3-15 years old, and courses will run from 9.45am – 3.45pm each day.

For further information on our courses or to book a place visit


U10 Cosmos are Cup Final Champions!

NPLYFC's U10 Cosmos team won the EBFA Cup against Finchampstead Chiefs, a side who had beaten them in the semi-final the previous year.

An early volley by Alex Weir from an Edward Wheeler cross made it 1-0 which was quickly followed up with a header from Vincent Edgill to make it 2-0 to NPL. A nervous final quarter saw Finch pull a goal back before Alex Weir got his second of the game. Further nerves were shredded when Finch scored again and James Derrick pulled off a number of fantastic saves in goal to ensure the final score was 3-2 to NPL.

Captain Alex Carter proudly lifted the cup.

U10 Cosmos Cup Final

NPL Youth United: Cup & League Double Winners!

Hot on the heels of winning the Surrey Youth Premier League division title, NPL Youth United (our U17 team) today won the League Cup as well! On a baking hot day at Imber Court, NPL beat Premier Elite Champions Abbey Rangers 2-1 to lift their second trophy of the season. We were 1-0 down at half-time, but Ryan David equalised, before Alfie Pope snatched a stoppage time winner, to cue wild celebrations from a packed crowd of NPL faithful. Many congratulations to Steven Bates and his team for a fine season.


NPL Youth United – Premier League Champions!

NPL Youth United (our U17 team, playing Surrey Youth League U18 football) today secured the Premier League title. We won away at Epsom & Ewell, the only team who could still catch us – coming back from 3-1 down at half time to win 6-3. In a superb season, we have won 13 of our 15 games to date, scoring 62 goals and conceding just 20. Many congratulations to all the players, and also to their manager, Steven Bates. Next up, we contest the League Cup Final, when we take on Premier Elite champions Abbey Rangers on 8th May at Imber Court (2:30 KO, all support welcome!)