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FOOTBALL.

The Grafton Football Club held their annual meeting on Monday last, Mr. V. J. Ohlson presiding over a good attendance-. The report and balance sheet, the latter showing an excess of £494 5s Pd assets over liabilities, were adopted. The following officers were elected:—President, Air. A. M. Myers; vice presidents, Messrs. 1C Xeill, R. T. Michaels, Hitchcock, sen.,- G. E. Ruttle, X. Marshall, J. Russell, (i. Martin, A. MacC'ormiek, — Clayton, D. Clayton, G. Tutt, X. Brierly, "F. Allen, X. Molntosh. R. H. Abbott, F. M. Abbott, E. H. Mason, 0. N'icholson, R. McGregor, Oornaga, M. McLean, J. Clark; secretary, Mt. S. Heighway; assistant secretary, Mr. A. Paul; treasurer, ilr. W. iMcNab; auditor, Mr. ft. Saunders; delegates to A.R.I 1 ., Messrs. Ohlson, Bell, and McGregor; Management Committee, Messrs. Renwick, McGuire, and Pople.

It was resolved to report unfinancial members to the Union. The first practice is to be hpld on the 20th inst.

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. The annual meeting of the Auckland Football Association took, place in the Sports' Club Rooms last evening. There was a good muster of members present, Mr. R. Takle being voted to the chair. Xhe report and balance-sheet (a.* previously published) were read by the secretary and adopted.

The election of officers resulted as follows: —President, Mr. F. E. Baiime, M.P.; vice-presidents, same as , laet year v;lh additions; hon. secretary, Mr. \V. Ei Smithyman; hon. treasurer, Mr. R. Tnkle; management committee, Messrs. K. M. Olaister, F. Cash, T. Oracle, R. Robinson and Lnmas; auditor? l , Messrs. Greville and \V. Takle; delegates to y.Z. Council, Messrs. J. M. Oilier and Geo. Mayer.

The question of holding a. bazaar in I conjunction with another society was discussed at length and agreed to, the proceed^ , to be eet aside for a ground fund. It was agreed to render assistance to the Eden C. C. tournament, when the Caledonian and Ponsonhy Clubs will plsy a matdi. Several "matters of detail were discussed before the meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chair. AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL- LEAGUE. The annual meeting of tbe Australian Football League was held on Monday evening, Mr R. H. Hobday presiding over a good attendance. The annual rppnrt congratulated tie Eden Club on their success In winning the ehnmpionshlp Inst season. The past season wns the best yet experienced in Auckland, and owing- to « new rlub (Newton) being formed two senior matches were played tarb Saturday. The Australian tour by v New Zealand team, in which Auckland had successful aithough from a financial point nf view it had hardly realised expectations.' The Austral juniors won the premiership in the junior grade, and hold the Dufanr Cup Tor 12 months. Tne financial condition of the League was very satisfactory, the accounts showing a credit balance, of £6 0/1O on the season's workings.

The following officers were elected for the ensuing season:—President. Dr. Tracy Inglis; patron. Mr. T. Vivian; vice-presidents, the same as last year, together with Messrs. Leo. Myers, C. Grey, and A. E. Glover, M.P.; secretary, Mr. D. 0. Bridges; assis-tant-secretary, Mr. Crabtree; treasurer, Mr. and George.

Last year's secretary (Mr. J. P. H«garty), who was unable to again become a candidate for the position, was made a- life member of the League in recognition of his past services.

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FOOTBALL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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