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FOOTBALL.

AUCKLAND REFEREES' ASSOCIATION. The annual meeting of the Auckland Referees' Association was held oh Wednesday evening, there being a large attendance. The annual report stated that the average attendance of members during the pas-t season had increased by about 30 per cent. The Association had been honoured in that Mr. Angus Campbell, oue of the members, had been chosen to referee in no less than three of the British matches, and also in an interprovlncial game, and Mr. N. McLean had charge of the Junior interprovlncial match. The Association had taken an active part In the work done by the N.Z.R.U., in their efTorts to bring the laws of the game more up-to-date. The appointing of referees during the season had been placed on a more satisfactory basis, and It was hoped that at the next alteration of the Rugby by-laws the new arrangement would be embodied in them.

The election of officers for the ensuing season resulted as follows:—President, Mr. Angus Campbell; vice-president, Mr. Geo. Katterns; secretary and treasurer. Mr. C. W. Oram: executive committee, Messrs. Oliphant and McGregor; examination committee, Messrs. Campbell, Katterns, and Freeman.

It was agreed to meet during the season every Wednesday at. 7.45 p.m.. the first meeting to take place on April 21. The question of the laws of the game was brought forward, and the action of the N'.Z.R.U. committee was very much deplored. It was felt that nothing further could be done at present. AMENDING THE DAWS. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.? WELLINGTON, Thursday. The Management Committee of the New 2lealand Rugby Union has decided to write to the New South Wales and Queensland Unions, suggesting an early conference of the three bodies to amend the laws of the game. The annual meeting of delegates Is fixed for May 13. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. T.M.C.A. Juniors (v. T.M.C.A. Seniors, at Mt Albert).—R. H. Eades, Ellis, F. Warren, H. Crocker, J. Elllffe, J. Grantley, H. Riley, J. Love (captain), E. Wilson. Mendoza, Grlce. Reserves: Cuttler, Beckman, Cox, W. Haite.

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FOOTBALL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 79, 2 April 1909

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