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The weekly meeting of the Ashburton Ilueby Union, held last night, was attended by Messrs'•-'F. Seldon (chairman). A. Thomson,, J. Henderson, H. Sarnev. W. F. Wabters, D. Friedlandcr, W. rase, J. Barter, J. Stewart, and tile secretary (Mr C. "VV. Allard). The Mayfield Club wrote stating that it would be unable to enter a team in the competitions, this season. . Most of the merabsrs-' were dyer.'weight ..for the iunior competition, and they were, not strong enough to take part in the senior contest. It was intended, however, to enter two teams for the seven-a-side competitions to be held later in the season. The clubs also asked to be allowed to have all black, qr, failing this, blue and white, for'club colours. —It was explained that both these colours already been adop.te;! by local clubs, and it was decided to reply advising the applicants of, the colours in use by other district clubs.

The Ashburton Football Cluly forwarded a list of members-, and entered one senior and one junior team' in the competitions.

The Springburn Football Club enterod both a senior and a, junior team. . The club intimated that several old placers were shortly returning from active service, and it was hoped to be able to bring the organisation back tio pre-war strength.—Received. The Ashburton High School F-oottinll Club entered one team in the jiinior oontest. —Iteceived.'

Tb& Rakaia Football Club intimated that If would enter a senior team and a junior team' in the competitions. The Canterbury Rugby Union intimated that it had been- decided to call a conference of all affiliated sub-unions to meet the members of the union's executive on Wednesday, May 14, with a view to going into matters in connection with country football.—The secretary (Mr C. Allard) and Mr D. Friedlander were appointed the union's delegates to attend the conference.

The matter of a "shortage of playing areas was discussed, and it was resolved to write to the Domain Board asking for the use of the Oval for competition matches. —Mr Watters explained that the Hich School football ground would be available if necessary.

A lengthy discussion took place in connection with the proposed accident fund. Some delegates were strongly of the opinion that an appeal should be made to the public, as the expense on the players is already heavy enough without a tax. —Mr A. Thompson said that the expenses, by the time the player secured his equipment and .paid his travelling expenses, would not be much under £4.—Mr Watters said thnt a fund of not less than £50 would not be of much use, and thought the union should adopt some scheme to secure the money. As regarded gate collections, these would only bo a drop in the bucket.

It was decided to write to the various affiliated clubs asking for their opinions on the Question.

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ASHBURTON RUGBY UNION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9602, 6 May 1919

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ASHBURTON RUGBY UNION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9602, 6 May 1919

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