Gargrave AFC

News from the AGM…..

June 19, 2013

There was a poor attendance of players at the AGM when a decision was needed to be made regarding the future of a Reserve Squad.

It was decided to hold the first training session of the season on Tuesday evening 9th July on Gargrave Village Green ( bottom of East and South street ) from 6.p.m when it could be established if there were enough players to form a Reserve Squad. A Manager and assistant would also be needed. Hopefully some new young players will come along to bolster the squad and keep a Reserve team going. Please pass the message around.

Chappie and Co would appreciate help on Saturday morning 13th July when they intend to make some improvements to the pitch, filling goal mouths with soil, sand and seed. (If anyone has a strimmer there is grass which needs cutting by the pitch railings and around the edges of the stand)

Chappie and Aidie will continue as Manager and Assistant of the First team.

John continues as chairman and Caroline as secretary/treasurer ( Dennis unfortunately had to give up with the treasurers position mid season due to poor health )

We are pleased to say that Dennis has accepted the position of President of Gargrave Football Club. He deserves this honour for everything he has done for the club over the past seventy plus years.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ……

June 13, 2013

Please try to come along to the Annual General Meeting which will be held in the Cricket Pavilion on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30.p.m.

This is an important meeting as we need to discuss whether we can run two teams in the forthcoming season. Two teams are already entered into the Craven Leagues constitution, the first team in Division One and the Reserves in Division Two ( the Reserves have not been relegated as some new teams have been brought into the League ). To pull a team out now would incurr a hefty fine from the league but if we struggle to raise a Reserve side each week this is costly in itself, a cancelled fixture would incurr a £25.00 fine each time it happened with points awarded to the opposition. Are we better running just the one side with a good pool of players to choose from ? Can players commit themselves to playing each week or are some happier to fill in for the one team when needed?

Simon , last years Reserves Manager has unfortunately had to hand his notice in due to increased work commitments. He has done a marvellous job over the past season, stepping in last year at short notice. He had problems on occasions last year raising a full side. Have we any new players coming in?

Please come along and discuss the situation and give your views.

Old and new players always welcome at the club, please contact Chappie or Dan for Registration forms if you are a new player or advise them that you would like to continue playing for the club by arranging to sign the Rolling Registration form if you played last year.

Help always required in the form of volunteers to carry out maintanence on the ground, repairs, and general help at the game, again please come along to the meeting and volunteer.

Gargrave AFC