Minutes of Club Meeting – 4th February 2018
Northop Hall Pavilion
Jonathan Fagan, Dave Butler, Dave Cooper, Steve Thomas, Gareth Sharp, Marcia Grundy, Philippa Havill, Jamie Thomas, Mark Allen, Stu Sigsworth, Mike Jones, Peter Roberts and Jane Bellis.
Dan Parsons, John Albiston, Mandy Coutts
Last minutes – approved by the committee.
We have £5,868.44 in the bank and £197.41 in cash. There have been issues with the bank statements.
Aura billing issues. Steve has had a meeting with Aura – all the pitches are being invoiced by separate invoices and turning into a nightmare. He is going to ask them to put all the invoices together as one.
Steve confirmed that the Charity Commission figures were done and the return completed. Didn’t have the figures to hand but confirmed that the club had plenty of money in the bank account to keep going.
Club Constitution – apparently if we submit a copy of our constitution Aura will give us £5 off a training session. Apparently Aura will give us a discount for being DBS checked as well – we need to get the details across to them. Steve Thomas confirmed that he would find out full details and report back to the club.
Age Group Reports
U8s (not in attendance).
U9s (not in attendance)
U10s – 12 girls – very strong side this year. Festivals going strong. Used Northop school pitch on one occasion – suitable for u8s, 9s and 10s if not too wet.
U11s – 11 girls. Has kit. Got first point.
U12s – 15 girls. Had bad run recently. Referees have been interesting. NH the only team who pay referees. Others teams are not doing this.
U13s – Wayne has been unable to continue. Ffion and Will has been doing training. One of the dads has taken over. Connahs Quay pitch has been OK. 11 girls currently. Mark Allen – now coach. Steve has offered to help. Discussed age groups merging. Player recruitment – Jonathan suggested speaking to the football development manager for Flintshire (Aura).
U14s – doing ok. Drawn 1 won 10. 3 girls left at Xmas so struggling for players – currently on 11. Difficult finding refs at the moment.
U16s – down to bare bones – played 3 this year, won 2 lost 1. 11-12 girls turning out. Few injuries. Dave has spoken to Dan – 6-7 staying in u16s so reasonable size. Issue with coaches for next year. Dave has also asked the league to look at u18/u19 team. Issue with u16s going to ladies. Keen for something to be created for next year..
Ladies – 21 in the team. Currently suspended by the FAW due to ongoing issue with Rhyl and the NEWFA. Rhyl want development side in north wales – league have refused. No games being played. League committee have been suspended. FAW are setting up a new league and all teams are expected to join them. To get all the matches in ladies are going to have to play midweek and weekends until end of May. So not sure where this is going at the moment… Ladies are in the NEWFA cup final. From this weekend going forwards – if NHGFC go into the new league they can continue. Talking about doing an u18 team. Club decision has been made to join the new league. The ladies are going to get c.£1000 for the cup run. Lost 7-0 in the Quarter Final to a South Wales side. Currently top of the league.
General discussion had regarding pitches for next year. No pitches if Phoenix take over the Pavilion. Steve has issues with the changing rooms – filthy and need cleaning before they are used.
U13s haven’t played at Connahs Quay – pitches are unusable at the moment. However seems to be across the board for all clubs at the moment due to the bad weather.
Confidential discussion regarding pitches for next year – if anyone in the club wants to read this section please email Jonathan Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve suggested sorting out pitches asap so don’t miss out on them.
After 2 ½ years Dave Butler has decided to step down. The club expressed its thanks for his sterling work over the years and his input into the club and wished him all the best for the future.
Chairman discussion. Steve suggested doing it until the end of the season as a group.
Jonathan nominated Dave Cooper as chairman. Dave Cooper declined.
Steve Thomas offered to help any chairperson.
Jane Bellis offered to stand as chairperson until the end of the season. Jonathan Fagan nominated, Steve Thomas seconded.
Steve Thomas to be Vice Chairman and assist Jane.
Vote of thanks to Dave Butler for his work over the two and a half years.
Kits – everyone sorted out at the moment. Sports Direct apparently have the club kit on their website.
Jamie reminded the club of the suggestion that we get one supplier and do it asap. Shotton supplier has talked about us being a sole person – Get Logo’d. Sorted within the next 2-3 months. Joma – other option – opened office in Sandicroft. Good gear.
MIke suggested having a signing on session and handing down kit.
Jonathan suggested having both – recognised supplier and a hand down evening.
30th June and 1st July. All NHGFC teams need to tell Jonathan if they are playing by the end of February so he can keep a place open for them. Plenty of teams signing up already. Dave Cooper is sorting out Corus for the location – will chase up to definitely confirm.
4th March at 7pm. Northop Hall Pavilion (will need booking).