Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in the Burnt Oak pub on Wednesday 15th June. Here are the highlights;
1. Review of 2015/16 Season
Our first competitive season in the men’s Southern League exceeding expectations as we gained promotion from East Division Three and will be playing in East Division Two next season. We have consistently good numbers attending midweek training and our novice players are improving week by week. Participation from women players was less than we hoped. We welcomed the small numbers of boys and girls who attended our training sessions.
2. New ELA Player Registration
The new ELA registration process was explained to all present. Players need to register and pay (£30 senior or £15 students/juniors) before the start of the new season via http://register.englishlacrosse.co.uk/registration. All men who intend to play league games next season MUST register and pay the EL membership fee before playing a league game. As we have no teams for women and juniors (yet) then registration is not mandatory but highly recommended to be covered by the EL Public Liability Insurance package.
3. Club Officers for 2016/17 Season
Chair : Robert Gooch
Men’s Co-Captain : Nathan Villiers
Men’s Co-Captain : Andy Kenyon
Treasurer : Aaron Day
Women’s Lead : Rosanna Single
Social Secretary : Jack Gambrill
4. Membership Fees 2016/17
It was agreed to keep club membership fees the same as last season, minus the new ELA membership fee, thus;
SENIOR MEN £120
STUDENT MEN £60
Membership fees must be paid before the start of the league season, either as one payment or split 50/50 with the balance paid in January.
5. In-Season Midweek Training
It was agreed to continue to train on Tuesday evenings, 8:00-9:30pm at Stantonbury from 20th September 2016. Two blocks of 12 weeks have been booked with Stantonbury. The second 12 week block will start on 10th January 2017.
Autumn training from Tuesday 20th September 2017 for 12 weeks.
Winter training from Tuesday 10th January 2017 for 12 weeks.
Training will be pay-as-you-train at £5pp per session. Those planning to attend most sessions can pre-pay for 5 sessions and get 1 free; £25 for 6 sessions or £50 for 12 sessions. Pre-payment can be done by cash/cheque at the first training session or by bank transfer when you pay your annual club membership fee.
6. Growing Ladies / Girls Participation
It was agreed to continue to try and grow women’s & girls participation. There still may be opportunities to work with local