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The annual meeting of the Peninsula Rugby Sub-Union was hold at the Akaroa County Council Chambers, Duvauohelie, on Tuesday last, at 7.30 p.m.; present-—Messrs W. Thomas (president) presiding, F. Williams (vice-president), W. E. M. Jacobscn (hon, sec. and treasurer), and the following delegates :—Messrs N. Forsyth and J. R. Swadel (Wairewa), G« Breitmeyer and G. Radford (Star), A. William 3 (Akaroa), T Skipper and W. Webb (Te Kotahifcanga), W- Robinson and Roger Ma3on (Okain's Bay). The secretary read the annual report and balauce-eheet. They ace as follows:—

"Iα presenting tha annual report and balance-sbeec of the Peninsula Rugby Sub-Union, it can be fairly said that the Union -had a fairly successful season's football for- 1913. The Banner competition was well contested, and the final match played at Akaroa between Star and Okain's teams was one of the best games ever played on the Peninsula,. Okain's were jusfc able to hold their own, and won by the narrow margin of three points. Following is the result of the matches pl*yed in the two divisions: — Bays Division: Okain's, played 6, won 6; Little Akaloa, playad 6, won 3 ; Akaroa, played 6, woo 0. Little River Division: Star, played 6, won 4, drawn 2; Te Kotahitanga, played 6, won 2, drawn 1; VVairewa, played 6, won I, drawn 1. There were three representative matches played during the season, the Peninsula team play ing Ellesmere at Leeston on August 2lst, 1913, and winning Peninsula (8), Ellesmere (5), and in Christchurch on August 23 Peninsula were defeated by the Canterbury team touring the We3t Coast—Canterbury (14), Peninsula (5), At the end of the season the Malvern Sub-Union sent a fceam to play the Peninsula at Akaroa, the game resulting in a win for Peninsula—Peninsula (8), Malvern (4). Piayed at Akaroa on September 13, 1913. Other matches were played, bittle River A team, from the Little River division, defeating Merivale Juniors on June 28 on tbe Awa Iti Domain—Little River (6), Merivale Juniors (4). One of the most pleasant representative matches played during fche season was the match Peninsula v. H.M.S. New Zealand representaj tive team. The match was played on the Akaroa ground on Saturday, May 24, and the Peninsula won after a fine game and a good exhibition of football by 11 points to 3. In reference to representative matches, however, there is room for a great deal of improvement, and it can safely be said that a Peninsula representative fceam was not once on the field last year. The.playera are most lax in notifying the secretary of their inability to play, and in fche ease of the tour to Leeston and Christcburoh it was mainly owing to the good sportsmanship of some of the Little River players that the team was got away. The same thing happened when Malvern played at Akaroa, and it is most discouraging the manner in which players seem to think they can disregard the notices sent thorn, and then never put in an appearance. Referring to finance, there is also need of a great deal of improvement in thi3 quarter. A few years ago the Union's collections amounted to 520. last year they were £12, and this year they have fallen to £7. The Union cannot, possibly hope to finance their tours and entertainment of teams unless something radically different to this is effected. The individual clubs should try and help the Union funds by taking up at least two or tbrea collections during tho Reason. The collections on the different grounds last year were: Aka roa, £5 8a 2d; Little River, £1 5s 2d, Little Akiiloa, 8. 6d;. total, £7 Is 10d. This is an absurdly small sum, and unless a new policy is inaugurated the Union funds will simply be nil During, the last season the credit balance has dropped from £7 16* 7d to £5 8* 10d, and ie will continue to dtop unless the different clubs are willing to help the funds. The en tertainment of the Malvern team was a heavy pxpense, and the receipts for the smoke concert only amounted to £1 145., On returning from Christ c huicb the secretary made an applica ti Oil to the Canterbury Rugby Union,

on Lbe suggestion of the secretary, Mr Hervey, for a refund of train fares to (Jhristshurch. This the Canterbury Rugby Union refused.. The players who went on tour exrc-eted that their hotel expenses v;oui<i in prs-f;1 tvi--U as train fares, and expressed their di-:i-appointment freely, but ihe present .■Hate of the finances dots not allow of any such expenditure." Credit balance, 1913, £7 16? 7* < affiliation fees, £7 16s, sale 0.8.U: annuals, £1 Is; collections at matches, 57 Is 10d; proceeds smoke concert to vlalvern team, £1 14?; total, £25 9s sd. Expenditure.—C.R U. fees, £3 3s; dinner Christehurch. team, Little River, £1 16?, jerseys on car, 2?; printing and advertising, £2 11s; football, 17s 6d; train fares Peninsula tour, £6 18s 8d; smoke concert Mai vera team; £2 10s; launch Malvern 15s; stamp?, telegrams, etc-, £1 7* 4d; credit balance carried forward, £5 8r lid, total, £25 9s oil.

The report and balancG sheet were adopted. • The chairman, in moving the adop | tion of the report and balance-sheet, Raid the Sub-Union had had a goo' 3 deal of expense with the Peninsula team's tour, and tbe fact that the Canterbury Rugby Union did not re fund any of the team's expenses. Football had been played last season in a very sportsmanlike spirit, and the standard of play was much improved

Correspondence was read from the Canterbury Union stating that it could not refund Peninsula team's travelling expenses, and asking for a summary of matches for the past season for "the annual.

From Mr A. E. Jacobson, stating that he bad left Christohurcb, and would not be able to act as ibe subUnion's delegate to tho Canterbury Rugby Union.

Latter received

From Mr F. Fahey, asking permis ■ sion to play a few friendiy games in ' Cbristchurcb for Marist Bros. Old Boye , Association. Mr Forsyth said ho understood Mr Fahey did not intend participating in the Cbristchureh competition,, and only wished to play in'scratch games. •He would play for the Wairewa Club in tbe Peninsula competition. Mr W. Robinson moved permission be given Mr Fahey to play in Christchurch, and that the secretary write pointing out his position in regard to clearance, etc. The motion was seconded by Mr G. Kadford and carried. The secretary, Mr W. Jacobson, wrote tendering bis resignation, his reason being that v as an official of the Union he considered he was entitled to a vote, , After discussion, Mr Geo. Breifcmeyer moved a rule be inserted in the sub Union's rules giving the secretary a vote on the sub-Union independent of his being a delegate of a club. Secouded by Mr Forsyth and carried.

The following officers were then

elected for the ensuing year :—President, MrF. Williams; vice-presidents, Messrs H. Chapman, W. Robinson and Geo. Honeybone; hon. sec. and treasurer, Mr W. E. M. Jacobson; postponement committee, secretaries of competing clubs and pecretary of Union \ selectors, Messrs T. Wiliiams, S. LeCornte and D. Cunningham; transfer committee, president, secret ary and Mr A Williams; delegate to Canterbury Rugby Union, Mr L. J. Smith, hon. auditor,' Mr H. W. Wilkins. Vote of thanke were passed to the outgoing officials —the President, Mr W. Thomas, vice-presidents, selectors, hon. auditor, secretery and treasurer. The President, in replying, said he had been connected with tba Union for twelve years. It was decided on the motion of Mr F. Williams, secondod by Mr Roger Mason, that the secretary write to the Canterbury Rugby Union a3 follows : That the re-instateroent of H. Dierck has been dealt with by the jO.R.U. without any reference to the Peninsula Sub Union, and that this Sub-Union considers that aii matters pertaining to tbe Peninsula district be first dealt with by the Peninsula Sub Union. The Akaroa Football Club wrote that os Pigeon Bay, Akaroa, and Okains could get junior teams, it; would be advisable to start a junior competition. It was left 'in the secretary's hands to write to the different clubs and av[range the competition. The following fixtures for the senior competion were then drawn up: , —

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PENINSULA RUGBY SUB-UNION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914

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PENINSULA RUGBY SUB-UNION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914

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