AGM Minutes 2017

WEST SQUASH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017
7:00 PM, GIFFNOCK LTC.

1. ATTENDEES

NAMECLUB
Sean WestwoodGlasgow Uni
Simon Jeffreys Glasgow Uni
Jesse MillsGlasgow Uni
Dan StuartGlasgow Uni
Calum Brown Glasgow Uni
Allan LawTownend
Rob MathiesonTownend
John Crawford Townend
Stewart HamiltonGiffnock
Stuart GeorgeGiffnock
Maureen EveringhamWhitecraigs LTC
Alex EveringhamWhitecraigs LTC
Mike Hughes Hamilton
Ray SmallBroomhill
Malcolm JardineStrathclyde Uni
Andy DuffSSRC
Allan MowatWestern
Martin Woods Scotstoun
Alan Marshall Strathgryffe

Non-voting observers/ Presenters
David Fallon (SSRL West Development Manager)

There are twenty two clubs in the West Region, and Eleven member clubs were represented, meeting the constitution requirements of 25%.

2. APOLOGIES

NAMECLUB
Alan PearsonNewlands
Billy Stevely Whitecraigs LTC
Kevin Lawlor Western
Elizabeth Wilder Broomhill
Caren Chang Scotstoun
Caroline Coole Hamilton
Maggie StillSSRL CEO
Jim HaySSRL President

 

3. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS AGM MINUTES
Proposed by Alan Marshall, seconded by Alex Everingham.

4. APPROVAL OF AUDITOR & ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Andy Duff handed over to John Crawford.

5. APPROVAL OF THE ANNUAL REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS
There were no comments from the floor on any matters regarding the accounts.

6. HONORARIA
There is no honoraria paid to any committee member.

7. TEAM FEES
It was proposed by John Crawford to retain the team fees for Season 2016/17 as £40 if paid on time, £50 if paid late – passed without objection.

8. TEAM FEES
The team fees for Season 2015/16 were £40 for payment on time, £50 if paid late. It was proposed by Alan Pearson that team fees stay the same for season 2016/17 and this was seconded by Michael Grant.

9. CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS INTIMATED TO THE ASSOCIATION SECRETARY
No matters intimated.

10. CONVENOR REPORTS
League Secretary – Stewart Hamilton
The West Squash Leagues all went well this season, Winners to follow in presentation. West Squash are organising a West Racketball League once again during the summer months.

Tournaments
This season had much better participation in events run by West Squash and the committee are looking to further improve this coming season.

Juniors Convenor – Martin Woods
MW stated that the committee are looking to develop a junior development strategy for the coming season, which clearly outlines a competition pathway for our younger players and includes the Upstarts tournaments, BigShots events and the Junior League.

West Regional Coaching Programme
During season 2016/17 the following squads were running:

Development A – 8 Players/ Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Scotstoun
Performance B – 9 Players/ Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Scotstoun
Performance A – 8 Players/ Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Scotstoun

Scottish Junior Inter-Regional Championships 2016/17
Friday 21st April – Sunday 23rd April 2016 – Colinton Castle Sports Club

Under 11 Team – Runners-up
Under 13 Team – Third Place
Under 15 Team – Runners-up
Under 17 Team – Champions
Under 19 Team – Runners-up

YoungStars
The committee are looking to resurrect the YoungStars events and the Junior Squash League. More information to follow.

Coaching – Martin Woods
Coaching has went well this coming season, with all West Junior Squads well attended. The West continues to need more coaches and anyone interested in attending coaching qualifications should contact Scottish Squash. It is hoped that the incoming tournament system will help with selection into the Junior Squads.

Refereeing – John Crawford

11. SPORTYHQ UPDATE
Clubs can now take advantage of a feature which allows them to host their box/mini leagues online for no cost, a great membership benefit for being a member of Scottish Squash.
There was concern about the SportyHQ ranking system and how long it will take to become a realistic representation of standard.

12. PRESENTATION OF ANNUAL AWARDS
This 2016/17 winners of each division were as follows:

Open Division 1 – Newlands 1
Open Division 2 – Western 2/ Whitecraigs LTC
Open Division 3 – Strathclyde Uni 1
Open Division 4 – Glasgow Uni 2
Open Division 5 – Strathclyde Uni 2
Open Division 6 – Broomhill 2
Ladies Division 1 – Newlands
Ladies Division 2 – Whitecraigs LTC

Club of the Year – Strathclyde University
Junior Player of the Year – Orla Young (Newlands)
Senior Player of the Year – Rory Stewart (Newlands)

13. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
As there was no other business, the 2017 Annual General Meeting closed at 9:00 PM.