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AGM Minutes
Present: Bob Baker; Keith Swallow; Michael Beaumont; Martin Tytherleigh; George Potter; David Mayne; Stuart Adams; Chris Young; Adam Murphy; Nigel Sellman; Neil Hastings; Joe Beardsley; Jamie Walker; Stuart Pearson; Phil Badrock
Apologies: Chris Baker; Steve Baker; Stuart Baker, Sean Baker, Dave Harding
1          Minutes of previous AGM
Minutes of previous AGM were read and agreed. There were no matters arising. 
2          Secretary’s report
Attached report refers. No arising issues.
3          Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer Joe Beardsley reported a slight operating loss of £142 but a net profit over the year of £470. Profit largely due to outstanding fund raising efforts by David Mayne and Stuart Baker. Outstanding debts are £167, settlement of which would wipe out the operating loss. There were match fees outstanding for two 2nd XI matches (although a substantial element of these was handed over after the meeting).
Current assets stand at £3628. 
Meeting agreed that match fees should stay unchanged for 2011/12 season.
Also agreed that details of “Profit & Loss” over season (but not balance sheet) should be posted on Club website.
4          Election of officers
The following were nominated to serve for season 2011/12:
Chairman:                 Bob Baker
Secretary:                  Steve Baker
Fixture Secretary:     David Mayne
Treasurer:                  Joe Beardsley
1st team managers: Martin Tytherleigh & Michael Beaumont
2nd team managers: Nigel Sellman & Neil Hastings
Veterans’ manager: Stuart Adams
ICT rep:                      Bob Baker
All were unanimously accepted. 
5          Playing arrangements 2011/12
The same restrictions as applied by the ESFL on cup entry remain for season 2011/12.
Accordingly, the 1st XI will only partake in the  Sussex FA Junior; Hastings FA Junior; and ESFL League Cups. The 2nd XI will enter the H&D Lower Divisions Cup; the Robertsbridge Junior Charity and Divisional League Cup competitions. 
The Veterans Team will again enter the H&DFA Veterans competition. 
6                     Any other business
(i)            Training will for the new season will commence on Wednesday 13 July at Icklesham Recreation Ground
(ii)          Icklesham Fete will be later this year – on 6 August. All Club members urged to attend and support
(iii)         New pavilion: This is to be discussed at the next Parish Council Meeting (being held on Monday 13 June). David Mayne and Keith Swallow to represent the Football Club at this meeting
(iv)         2012 will see the Club’s 75th anniversary. A Committee is putting together proposals for events, but all members should make a note of Saturday June 2012 when the main event will be held
(v)          Bob Baker extended his thanks to Keith Swallow for his work as Club Secretary over the past 15 years
The meeting closed at 19:40


Present: Bob Baker; Keith Swallow; Chris Baker; Michael Beaumont; John Ensell; Martin Tytherleigh; George Potter; David Mayne; Eric Hollingsworth; Phil Badrock; Michael Hambridge; Stuart Pearson
Apologies: Nigel Sellman; George McEwan; Stuart Baker
1          Minutes of previous AGM
Minutes of previous AGM were read and agreed. There were no matters arising. Noted that first item (i) under Any Other Business should read: George Potter extended his congratulations to the 1st XI for their achievement in winning the ESFL sportsmanship award.
2          Secretary’s report
Attached report refers. No arising issues. 
3          Treasurer’s Report
The Chairman reported that he had managed to speak to Treasurer Joe Beardsley, who has been unable to receive e-mails for the last few months. He has not been able to finalise the accounts for 2009/10, but is keen to continue as Treasurer.
In Joe’s absence, Keith Swallow reported he had examined available financial records and produced a set of outline draft accounts. These suggest a very small deficit over the season, although this had not taken account of income received from the League in respect of Sportmanship performance (the 1st XI received £150 for winning the overall award and the 2nd XI £75 for finishing in third place). There were some “unusual” items from 2009/10: the first was the expense of supplying and fixing new goalposts (at a cost of over £400) after the old set had been vandalised. This is – hopefully – a one-off expense. The quiz night organised by Stuart Baker had resulted in nearly £300 for Club funds and whilst it is hoped that this will become a regular event, we cannot count on this income source. Finally, the rental for use of the pavilion is rising significantly (although this is now on a calendar year basis, the effects will be felt from 2010/11).
After debate it was concluded that match fees should remain unchanged for 2010/11, although this may be reviewed by the incoming committee after the season has started.
4          Election of officers
The following were nominated to serve for season 2010/11:
Chairman:                     Bob Baker
Secretary:                     Keith Swallow
Fixture Secretary:          Keith Swallow
Treasurer:                      Joe Beardsley
1st team manager:          Martin Tytherleigh (assisted by Michael Beaumont)
2nd team manager:         Michael Hambridge (assisted by Keith Swallow)
Veterans’ manager:        Stuart Adams
ICT rep:                         Bob Baker
All were unanimously accepted. 
Both Keith Swallow and Michael Hambridge indicated their intention not to seek re-election at the end of the season
5          Playing arrangements 2010/11
Further to more weather-related postponements last season, the League has placed further restrictions upon the number of cup competitions which Clubs may enter.
Accordingly, the 1st XI will only partake in the  Sussex FA Junior; Hastings FA Junior; and ESFL League Cups. The 2nd XI will enter the H&D Lower Divisions Cup; the Robertsbridge Junior Charity and League Cup (Div 3-4) competitions.  
The above means that the 1st XI will – regrettably - not be entering the AFA Cup (although this will result in a financial saving of over £100). Keith Swallow advised that he had contacted the AFA explaining the situation; also that the AFA were understanding of our position and have offered to accept our registration and affiliation for at least a further season at no cost. This initiative was welcomed by the meeting.   
The Veterans Team will again enter the H&DFA Veterans competition. 
6                      Any other business
(i)             George Potter raised the issue of selection and whether there is a need to reinstate a selection Committee. Agreed that some of the selection problems from 2009/10 had been exaggerated; and that the issue would be left to the incoming committee
(ii)            John Ensell suggested that the 1st XI needed a new kit. Martin Tytherleigh voiced the opinion that this was unnecessary although all agreed that new socks are required for both 1st and 2nd teams. Action: KS to obtain quote for new kit; Shane Cuddington to be approached to ascertain if his company would be prepared to sponsor a kit
(iii)           Bob Baker raised the concern that not enough younger members are representing the Club either in the 1st XI or on the Committee. Agreed that each manager should be tasked with inviting two representatives to each Committee meeting
(iv)          The Club currently has 7 trained first aiders (Martin Tytherleigh, Michael Beaumont; David Mayne; Keith Swallow; Michael Hambridge; Joe Beardsley; Bob Baker). Phil Badrock expressed a wish to undertake training; Stuart Pearson advised that he is also qualified
(v)           Training: Michael Beaumont agreed to supervise training. July 13/14 (Tues /Wed) agreed as date for first session
(vi)          Lydd Town have requested a friendly fixture. Agreed that we should pursue this (at Lydd, in August)
(vii)         Bob Baker reminded the meeting that the Icklesham Fete is being held on 10 July. Help needed on the day
The meeting closed at 7:20 pm

Season Report 2008-09
The first team under the management of Martin Tytherleigh and captaincy of Sean Baker started off slowly but improved as the season progressed ending with four successive victories to achieve a 3rd place finish in the first division of the East Sussex League with 10 wins from 22 games. 
Dave Pugh was top scorer with 28 goals with Steve Pugh getting 25. The last two games of the season saw a 9-0 victory over Ticehurst with Steve Pugh scoring six of the goals and Sean Baker showing another string to his bow with a faultless performance in goal followed by a 6-2 win against Crowhurst, the highlight being Sean Baker’s goal from the halfway line.
Having been promoted the previous season the second team consolidated in division four and finished in a very creditable 5th position with 9 wins from 20 matches. After a good start, they suffered a poor run of results, partly due to the loss of several key players for a variety of reasons, but completed the season with a resounding 10-1 win against J C Tackleway II with George McEwan appearing in goal in the second half of the game. Good cup wins were achieved notably against Eastbourne Dynamos (5-0) and Mayfield (2-1) both from higher divisions. Aaron Leech scored his second goal for the club in a cup victory over Catsfield II. Jimmy McGachy was top scorer with 15 goals and Jon Fitton played in every game passing 200 appearances for the club during the season. Michael Hambridge is again due our thanks for a tremendous job in running the side.
The veterans reached the final of the Hastings F.A. Veterans Cup but went down to Little Common in the game played at Sidley United’s ground.
One notable achievement of which the club is extremely proud is the first team winning the East Sussex Football League Sportsmanship Trophy. This is based on marks given by referees throughout the season and is competed for by all 81 teams in the league. The team was top from the start to the end of the season. The second team finished in 14th place also with a very high average mark. The first team will receive the trophy along with a cheque for £100 at the League’s presentation evening.
During the season Martin Tytherleigh made his 750th appearance for the club. It was also good to have Stuart Adams back playing again although disappointing his season ended early through injury and to see Tim Hambridge progress from the second team to become a first team regular.
Thank you to all those who contributed to an enjoyable season especially Keith Swallow as secretary, linesman and for pitch marking, Bob Baker as chairman and his work with the veterans, Martin Tytherleigh and Michael Hambridge as team managers and Michael Beaumont and Micky Zysemil for their help in running the sides. Also to Dave Harding for the setting up and running of the club’s website and to everyone who came along to support the teams. 

Another wet winter resulted in a rash of postponements and heavy fixture congestion towards the end of the season. At one point the First Team were playing 3 times in 8 days, amidst fears that ageing limbs would not be able to respond. Rather than this having a detrimental effect, however, the team responded and put together a remarkable run of form which saw them ultimately finish 3rd in Division 1 of the ESFL, their best placing for a number of years. For a team which early on appeared to be flirting with relegation this was a significant achievement (and compares with 8th place in 2007/08).      Highlights of the season were a 9-0 victory at Ticehurst, and a 6-2 defeat of Crowhurst. Dave Pugh just edged out Steve Pugh as the team’s leading scorer; and in addition to their goals, Neil Hastings’ recall between the sticks was an instrumental factor in the team’s late run.
1st XI League record:
P22      W10      D3        L9         For 66   Ag 55   Pts 33 
The Second XI in contrast made an excellent start in their first season in ESFL Division 4 and, with a 3-0 away victory became the first side to defeat Eastbourne Galaxy (who were not to suffer another reverse until January). However, the aforementioned resurgence of the 1st XI was due in part to the promotion of some of the younger players from the 2ndXI - notably Tim Hambridge and Freddie Williams - and their loss was keenly felt by the 2nd XI after Christmas. Nevertheless, with Ashley Jansen and top scorer Jimmy McGachie holding the midfield together; and Alfie Weller proving highly dependable in goal following an injury which prevented him playing in his usual forward role, relegation was never a serious threat. A 10-1 victory at Tackleway on the last day of the season ensured that the team ultimately finished a highly creditable 5th (of 12 teams). 
2nd XI League record:
P20      W9       D2        L9         For 54   Ag 57   Pts 29
The Veterans’ team continued to perform well in the H&DFA competition; and once again reached the final, having finished top of their group and then defeating a strong Wadhurst side 4-0 in the semi-final. In a re-match of the 2007-08 final, however, Little Common this time reversed the result and we had to settle for being runners-up.
The First XI won the ESFL Sportsmanship award (based upon referees’ markings over the whole season), for the first time. This is a commendable achievement.
A total of 70 were players registered for the Club during the season.
A significant off the field activity was the development of the Icklesham Casuals website, which has attracted a lot of very favourable comment not just from within the Club, but from many other parties; Icklesham Parish Council even has a link to the site! This includes a wealth of photographs covering the whole history of the Club; player appearance and goalscorer records; and many other items of interest. The “news” pages advise of forthcoming events, which also helps to improve communications - an area where we have not been strong in the recent past.   To get this website up and running was a huge undertaking, and we are indebted to Dave Harding for bringing this about and for ongoing management.
As ever, a lot of work was required behind the scenes over the season; and the level of postponements (which had the effect of extending the playing season into May) brought additional problems. The Club is lucky to have a number of very loyal and dedicated officers and supporters and I should particularly like to thank Martin Tytherleigh, Michael Hambridge, David Mayne, Mike Beaumont, Micky Zysemil and Bob Baker for their commitment - not just over the season but over many years.


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