2013 AGM Minutes

Thanks to Luke Haddon for diligently noting these down, as Jez was sick on himself and Stevie T explained how the average age of the club compared to 2 seasons ago has gone up by about 2 years.

Accounts:

• Refer to Treasurer’s (Gareth Stewart) spreadsheet for comprehensive details.

• £719 operating profit. Mainly funded by chasing up bad debts to the club from season 2011/12.

• £615 came into the club from 2012 Bobby Moore Foundation fundraiser. Less than expected due to poor attendance.

• £5 match fees will remain for second team, as will the £65 signing on fee. First team squad will continue paying £6 match fees. Players who have paid signing on fees will get preference on selection.

• Balance of club account is £2,630.

Continuation of the third team:

• After consideration by members of the 2012/13 committee, and input from those members of the club considered for membership on the 2013/14 committee, a vote was put to the club regarding the withdrawal of the third team from the Wimbledon and District Football League.

• Withdrawal was approved on the basis that it would help to ensure overall strength and reputation of the club.

• Issues with maintaining three playing squads each week contributed to the decision.

Pitches:

• Surrey Elite Intermediate League membership dependent on vote at SEIL AGM on coming Wednesday.

• Any decision made on pitches will be made by the committee and the rest of the club informed.

Club training:

• Pre-season training will commence on the second Wednesday of July 2013 on Wandsworth Common.

Club fundraiser:

• The Club will look at alternatives to the ‘Summer Ball Fundraiser’ that has previously been arranged, with the possibility of a family-friendly barbeque (to cater for the growing number of junior AFC Cubans) taking place at the end of the season.

Committee member election:

• Club chairman – Ben McGeown

• First team manager – Ian Clarke

• First team captain – To be decided by First team manager

• First team secretary – To be undertaken by members of the first team squad

• Second team manager – Tom Hooper

• Second team captain – To be decided by Second team manager

• Second team secretary – Luke Haddon

• Treasurer – Gareth Stewart

• Media and communications officer – Tom Hooper

• Club social secretaries – None decided. Members appointed on ad hoc basis.

Club awards:

• First team player of the year – Ben McGeown

• First team golden boot – Mike Cain

• Second team player – Stevie Taylor

• Second team golden boot – Pete Smith

• Third team player of the year – Luke Haddon

• Third team golden boot – Paul May

AOB:

• Honourable mention for Luke Haddon winning Secretary of the Year across four divisions of the Wimbledon & District Football League.

Pre-Season Underway

This year’s Pre-season got underway last night on Wandsworth Common although the troops that assembled were relieved to hear that Drill Sergeant Benny Mac was absent as he prepares to traverse Scotland using every form of transport possible this weekend.

Nevertheless it was a good turn out and cheers to Pally and The Chairman™ for overseeing the session.