RA Meeting: September 3rd, 2020

The Scunthorpe RA members met via ZOOM for their latest meeting on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, ahead of the commencement of the 2020-21 season.

See below the minutes from the meeting…

PRESENT: Jez Hyke, Andy Pontin, Ethan Nundy, Daz Bright, Pete Drayton, Andy Farr, Kev Allen, John Buss.

VIA ZOOM: John Borrill, Dave Babski.

APOLOGIES: Rob Atkin, Harry Atkin, Louis Stamp, Kev Clark, Ryan Coulson, Mark Wordsworth, Shemakay Own, Nev Watson, Stephen Farrow, Jack Snowden, Dawid Chabe, Louis Borrill, Ryan Boult, Robbie Hall, Oliver Woolley, Mark Woolley, Wayne Mason, Oscar Slater, James Moody, Jonathan Walker.



  • Only the COVID guidelines updates sent from the FA and Lincs FA. Please make sure you have read them before the new season starts.


  • On-line banking now activated, and many members already paid subscriptions using this method.
  • Membership – 31, (24 full and 7 juniors)
  • Reminder for renewal of membership!
  • Dave Babski has submitted accounts for last season – thanks Dave.


  • Saturday League
    • Last season’s cup finals rescheduled to take place as follows (all 7.30pm kick offs):
      • Mon 14th Sept – Tortank Brotherhood Cup – The Hawthorns, Brigg
        • R: Ryan Coulson, AR’s: Paul Toplass and Kev Clark, 4th Jez Hyke
      • Thu 17th Sept – TSW Printers Sporting Shield – Birkdale Park, Bottesford
        • R: Andy Brown, AR’s: Harry Atkin and Kev Allen, 4th Louis Stamp
      • Mon 21st Sept – Corousel Hospital Cup – Hammond Homes Stadium, Winterton
        • R: Jez Hyke, AR’s: John McPolland and Jack Snowden, 4th: Neil Birkitt
      • Thu 24th Sept – Johnsons Transport Ironstone Cup – Birkdale Park, Bottesford
        • R: Stephen Farrow, AR’s: Neil Birkitt and Chris Wright, 4th: David Birkett
      • Mon 28th Sept – Johnstone Insurance Nursing Cup – Birkdale Park, Bottesford
        • R: Dale Chatwin, AR’s: Robbie Hall and Andy Farr, 4th: Kev Allen
      • Thu 1st Oct – EC Surfacing Challenge Cup – The Hawthorns, Brigg
        • R: Mark Wordsworth, AR’s: Ethan Nundy and Louis Stamp, 4th: Andy Brown
    • New season starts on Sat 3rd October
  • Sunday League
    • New season starting Sun 27th Sept with 4 divisions.
      • 3 pitches at Co-op and 2 at WCL. No dressing room use, and clubs are putting up and taking down their own nets (getting a 20% pitch fee reduction)
      • Last season’s cup finals will not take place.
      • Handbooks are now ready for distribution.
    • Reminder to get sportsmanship marks to Andy Pontin
  • Lincolnshire League
    • New season starts on Sat 12th September
  • NCEL
    • New season starts on Sat 19th September
  • County FA
    • County Cup appointments likely to be second week in October
  • Other
    • None


  • Daz Bright – FA Cup last night – Bottesford v Selsden
  • Jez Hyke – FA Youth Cup U-19
  • Mark Wordsworth, Will Norriss and Shem Own – Womens FA Cup on Sunday at App-Frod


  • Refs footy match – U25’s v O25’s – still to be arranged or cancelled until end of next season – TBA
  • RA dinner – it was decided that this year’s dinner is to be cancelled. It was thought that with current restrictions (table service only and no disco, plus no awards presentation) it would take the gloss off the event as a whole and not be the enjoyable event we aim to make it. We will press ahead with plans for the end of next season instead.


  • AGM 2020
    • It was agreed that the AGM for this year would be cancelled and all elected Officers would continue in post until the AGM in June 2021.
    • There were no items raised that needed an official AGM meeting.

NEXT MEETING – THURSDAY 1st October 2020 – 7pm at Heslam Park or via ZOOM

Footnote: For those that weren’t aware, we are saddened to announce that we lost our friend and colleague Pat Wyatt recently. The SRA was represented at his funeral, held last Friday, and our condolences and best wishes were passed onto Cheryl and their family.

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