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The tweniy fifth annual general meeting of the Akaroa '■ oQtball Club v/n.i h H ld at the Akaroa Borough Oo'irccil Chambers on Wednesday evening, when the club captain (Mr 0. Hall) presided over a fairly large attendance

An apology was received from Mr H. I*3 Orawsbnw, Thu annual report and balance«beft,. wero rpad and adopted. They a ore as follows :—

Tbe n-pirfc stated tbat for tbe twenty fourth .pea°on of the club there hrtd been nine honorary raeffl'bars and G7 active memberf!. the previous im-mbefship ' bning 85. Tbe club w-'S firmncially in a sound posi- ! tion, tbe receipts for tbo ,yea>\ inc'ud ing a credit brought fqrwurd of £1 . 19s 6d, amonnting to £19 -.15- 6d, iv d j expenditure £9 16h 10d, living- a j credit balance of £9 188 Bd, to be J carried forward, The Chvistchureh 'l Club's Red and Black Association had been invited down last season, hu», /owing to military camps being held at Easter, it was found impossible to send a team over. However, v, was hoped the usual match would be played this season, Reference was made to the flag matches, and the report stated tbat many of the old players had .given up the game, last season, and tbe team playing in the Peninsula flag competition was com posed mostly of young players, who, although they did not succeed in win ning any matches, tbey played the game with a good spirit, and, if tbey kept together and trained, they should give a good account of themselves during the incoming season. There had been three rounds played in the Bays division, and Okain's won after 3orao very keen games with Little Akaloa. Okain's had eventually won the competition, defeating the Star team (Little River), who bad won in that division, A number of the Aka roa players had represented the Peninsula in representative mat-hep. and their standard of play had justi fied their inclusion. A feature of the 'eason was the match Peninsula v. H.M.S. New Zealand on tbe Akaroa Ground, when* a fine exhibition of football bad been given. Mr W Pool, a playing member of tbe club, had been presented with a wedding present on the occasion of his mar riage in appreciation of bis long active connection with tbe club The committee, in conclusion, ex tended tbeir hearty thank? to tbe ladies for providing afternoon tea dur ing tbe season; to tbe " Akaroa Mail " for full reports of football doings, etc. The committee, wished tbe club a prosperous season, and hoped tbat the interest would be sustained for the club's welfare


Receipts.- Or. balance, £7 19s 6d; donation?, £Q ; pub.criptione, £5 16s; total, £19 15< 6d.

Expenditure Peninnln Union f'-fl", £1 9- 6d, ti-Hveliiug : j £6; -undriey, £1 19* 2d ; cr. balance, £9 18s 8d ; total, £19 15a Gil. Six new members were ejected. , . ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

Tbe following officers were e'ecl:ed f'n* tbo ensuing year: - President, Hon, R. H Rhodes; vice-presidents, Messrs j Arr/;etrong, W IJ. Pnkin, GE. W. H. H»»nni (! g. J, D, Bruce, L. J. Vangioni, P. il. ,W Pipnr And Dr (]_nt.i'_ll; cluh captain, Mr (J. HhII; deputy club captain. Mr F. 8. Micbell, hon sec. nnd treasurer, Mr R. Brucn; assist ant-secretary, Mr E. J Beattie; committee, Messrs \V, Jacobson, G. 0. T. Armstrong, V. Armstrong, H. Moss and H. Crawsbaw; delegates Peninsula Rugby Sub-Union, Messrs A. Williams and R. Bruce ; selectors, Messrs F. F>. Michel!, W. Jce«b«o» and [ic'lti cap.'.ti'M ; horr i-ndji/.r, Mr A Grnj

It was decided to open the club on Saturday, April 4, when tbe hockey members of tbe dub would play a

football team. It ti&a. decided to forward the nsmes of the following rtferees to the Penin ula Rugby Sub-Union :— Moss's A. Gray, A- William?, C. Goodwin, C. Hall and H, W. Wilhfns. A sub committee wag appointed, consisting of Messrs 0 Hemingway, v . Lelievre, V. Armstrong and T. MtGuire, to report to tbe committee upon tbe advisability or otherwise ol two teams for the Peninsula Runner comnetition.

Votes-of thanks were passfd to the !»dus for providing afternoon tea hroughont tbe season, and to tbe Aktt'oa Borongh Oouncif for the use ■if t,h;» Cb'mibers

It vas decided to write to (hp Aka rod Borough Council, asking if they inteucJed draining the Recreation Ground in the near future.

• A vo'e of thanks to tbe outgoing officers and tbe chair terminated tbe


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AKAROA FOOTBALL CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4384, 3 April 1914

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AKAROA FOOTBALL CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4384, 3 April 1914

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