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The annual meeting of members of tha Okain's Bay Football Club was held in the ball on Saturday evening, April 4 There were twenty-four mem berg present, and Mr W. Rubin son (vice-president) occupied the


Tbe secretary read tbe balance sheet, which showed a credit of £2 15s sd, and the annual report- These were adopted.

The report congratulated tbe club on a successful year. There were thirty two members, and it was pleasing to note the number of young ptayera, which should ensure a healthy condition for some time to come. It is hoped that an effort will be made to foster junior football in the bays, which should tend to improve the game. Tbe senior fifteen was again successful in annexing the Peninsula Banner without losing a match- In the Bays division they played six matches and won six; points for 107, against o. In tbe piay off at Akaroa with Star," winners of the Littfe River division, Okain's won by 3 to nil, after a close and interesting struggle Tbe .-tar team is to be complimented on its improved form. A pleasing feature of tbe season's play was tie good spirit in which all tho matches were playtd. In July a team visited Kaiapoi Owiug to t-huit notice, the best team could not be oh aiued, but a thoroughly enjoyable trip resulted. Kaiapoi won by 17 to 6 tbe only de feat suffered during the season- Kaia poi returned the visit in .■» when OKain's won by 39 to nil. Lyttelton also paid a visit to Okain's, and wire beaten by 26 to nil, A summary of the season's matches i* :—Played 10, won 9, lost 1; points for 181, against 20. The juniors played one oiaich v. Akaioi, at Akaroa, tbe lattnr wiuniDg by 9 to 3 Mr Roger Mi>son was captain of the senior lenru Tbe fol lowing Members . gained Peninsula representative honour*:—Messrs (.). Hartley (three matches), S- Gardiner (two), A. W, Hanis (tvvoy, llogo* Mason and W. Pidgeon. Three dances were held during the year, and ail proved successful, The second one was given to entertain the visiting Lyttelton team. Tbe thanks of tbe club aru due to tbe ladies of tbe dif ferent centres for their kindness in providing refreshments to teams. J Tbe following officers were elected: —Patron, Hon R. H. Rhodes; president, Mr VV. Kobineon; vice presidents, Messrs T. G. Ware, J. H. C. Tbacker and H. W, Piper; secretary and treasuror, Mr VV. Thomas; club captain, Mr Roger Mason ; selector?, Messrs Roger Mason, H. Reed and V, Pidgeon; delegates to P.R.U , Messrs W. Robinson and Roger Mason, committee, Messrs' T R, Steel, U. Hartley, I) Anderson, Reg Mason, G. (irabain, A. Hartley, H. Keed, J. Harris, H- Tibboite, G. Pid geon and W. Holsuin.

The Lyttelton Football Club wrote, asking Okain's to send a team at Easter if possible, ■

It was left to the selectors to see if a team could be got for Saturday, April 18, If so, tbat date would be submitted to Lyttelton for approval, the selectors to report by Tuesday, April 7. .

It was decided to open the season on Saturday, April 11.

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FOOTBALL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4385, 7 April 1914

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FOOTBALL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4385, 7 April 1914

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