Merton FC winter season training will start on 9th September 2015 at 7 pm at the St Marks Academy School and every Wednesday thereafter. Please see Training Page for more details and location.
Merton Football Club
Annual General Meeting (Amended Notice)
Take Notice that the Annual General meeting of Merton Football Club will take place at The Clubhouse, Joseph Hood Recreation Ground at 9.00pm on Wednesday 15th July 2015. This will start straight after training, please stay behind if you wish to hear what the plans are for next season. Bottom of posting is Review of last season, end of season finances, last season arrears owing to the club, and new proposed membership subscriptions and fees for 2015/16 season.
To approve the minutes of the AGM held on 8th July 2014 as a correct record of the proceedings.
Review of the Season
A review of the Season will be posted on the web site prior to the AGM.
Report and Accounts
- To Receive the Report of The Treasurer (Len Freeman). The Report and Accounts have been circulated and have been posted on the web site.e
- To Fix the Fees for Annual Membership and match day fees for 2014/15
The Recommendation from the Committee is for the fees has been set out covers the men’s and youth section and a proposal for a special rate for Under 21s.
Appointments for next season.
All Club Committee appointments are made by election at the AGM. The Club constitution allows the appointment of up to fourteen committee members to form the Club’s Management Committee.
These are set out below together with the nominations from the Committee.
Note that the resignations of Mike Reed, Graham Willgoss and Roger Asling creates three vacancies on the Committee..
President – Terry Baker. (For a further Two year period) The President is no longer a member of the Management Committee
Chairman and Hon Secretary – Max Herbert
Deputy Chairman – Simon Clapperton
Hon Treasurer – Len Freeman
Hon Fixtures Sec. – Mark Chappell
The Committee has put forward the following Eight members to fill the vacancies that exist. They are:
Peter Kemp – Bar
Matt Haswell – Website.
Lee Lenihan – Players’ representative
Alex Herbert – Entertainments organiser.
Steve Dewsbury – Youth Section Representative.
David Quainton – General duties
Darren Avey – General Duties
The Three new Committee members proposed by the Committee are
David Laughton who will take over the responsibility for discipline and represent the Youth section.
Ivan Gladkow and Will Low
Any other Business.
The Predator reared it’s delicious and fresh-tasting head at the club Awards, with increasingly diverse reasons for people ‘enjoying’ the dubious honour:
Rich Moore: No ‘EG’ and then lying about it
Will Taylor: Leaving the country
Craig Usher: Leaving the south…
Simon Clapperton: Getting relegated
Ivan Gladkow: Getting married before his stag do
Graham Willgoss: The simple act of not yet having tasted a Predator that evening
Marc Wilson: The simple act of not yet having tasted a Predator that evening
David Quainton: Playing in goal once
Richard Eggleston: Complacency
Liam Stevens: Curiosity how quickly he could finish one
Liam Angel: Being new
Rat: Hanging around for long enough to be awarded one
Pete Brown: Not paying attention
Alex Herbert: wearing pyjama trousers on Awards night
The AFA is once again asking everyone involved in AFA football to give us their view on grassroots football by completing a short survey.
Please click on the following link to take the survey which closes on 30th June 2015 –www.criticalsurveys.co.uk/
Another cracking day at the club started with the obligatory football match. But it was a nice sunny day so what better way to get proceedings under way with a one o’clock kick off. We were pleased to welcome Ashridge Athletic to the Hood. In a very entertaining game played in good spirit and reffed by our good friend Gerry Porter, the oppo shaded it with a 5-4 win packed with great goals and enough poor defending to keep everyone interested. Two great goals from Al G were particularly memorable but their volleyed winner was good enough to win any game, certainly this one. Thanks to Sherbs for our match day management and general help with bbq. Then drinks in the sun and a BBQ which carried on all evening. Not just the usual burgers and sausages but we have now added piri piri chicken to the menu. The Derby sweep was won by one of our oppo to cap a good day for them.
Then more drinking and on to our awards. Thanks to all for coming along to this well attended and well organised season finale and to Clappers and Mark Chappell for taking us through the evenings formalities and also for the sterling work they have done all season with team selection and fixtures. The Main awards were:
Ivan Gladkow (Vanny) – Player of the Year 100% Match day availability, always at training, Pplayed for a number of our teams when needed, coached youth teams helped training.
Steve and Mckenzie Dewsbury. The double act that has worked tirelessly 24/7 to get our youth section up and running and help out with adults aswell.
Will Taylor Club’s Top Goal scorer playing for 1s and 2s but sadly off to Australia.
Arturs Ivanov – Golden Gloves our Keeper with the best record who has turned out for every one of our teams.
1s player of the year Andrew Graves (Rat) and Top Goal scorer Lewis Ackerman (Ackers)
2s Will Taylor won both POY and TGS
3s No player of the year but Dan Kelly was TGS, Special mention was made for the efforts of Ryan Gresty, Tony Posthelwaite and Darcy for their herculean efforts to keep it all going.
4s Dan Kelly was TGS again and Neal Davison was player of the Year
In the 5s Delanje Richards was TGS and Chris Outred was Player of the year but special thanks to Ed Plaistow for stepping up to run the team.
The 6s top Goal scorer was Nuno Jesus but Ryan Burchell struck a blow for our emerging youth and was Player of the year.
But off the pitch there was special ‘Thank yous’.
The catering and bar has been outstanding again this year and that is of course down to the Kemp Family (Peter/Natasha/Jasper) and Steve Sales.
All the Captains and Managers have done a really great job in keeping our teams playing and our reputation in tact as we completed our fixtures within the SAL rules.
Thanks to Len Freeman who completed 9yrs as our Treasurer and is still going strong and to Mike Reed (Mustard) who has retired as our club secretary.
Recognising the ever increasing importance of Communications thanks to Ram (Merton Way) and Matt (Website) with a general reminder to everyone to help by submitting articles /photos to put on it.
Also thanks to our VPs for donating the replica awards to our winners.
And of course to all those members who came along to support the event and everyone who helped organise this event.
After these formalities and giving John Gridley his raffle prize of free membership for next year we got down to watching the Champions League Final and serious drinking…. well not so serious Golf Balling.
This Saturday 6th June – Merton Club Awards. It all starts with a friendly game against Ashridge Athletic, kick off 1pm. The bar will open the BBQ fire-up and the television on for live television racing – bring money you will be able to place bets in the bar on the Derby! Awards will follow and then the champions league final live at MFC! Those who want to play in the football match please let Clappers know!