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ATHLETICS.

FOOTBALL. CITY CLUB'S ANS'U.VL M-EETIiN'G. The City District Footiball Club held its seventeenth annual meeting, at the club's training hall hist night. "The vice-president CMr. C. Little) presided over a good'attendance of niembcrs.

The annual report, which was adopted, expressed regret that the past season's operations 'had not heen as successful as could hire been wished, although the several teams performed creditably In their respective classes. The first and fourth teams were runuers-up ln their competitions. The report spoke favourably of the move made by the Auckland Rugby Union -last season to Improve junior football. The club w-as represented ln the interprovlneial ■matches by the following players: Messrs. R. Magee, C. Seeling, F. Herring, and .1. McGulre. The prospects for the coming season looked bright, and the club w-as to be congratulated on two additions to the senior team, namely, Mr. Thompson, a <Scotdh v International forward, and Mr. Peterson, late of the Grafton Club. The thanks of the club were due to the president and vice-president for their donations to the funds, and to 'Mr. '11. J. Sheahau for donating seats to the committee room, also to the Auckland -Rugby Union for donating £,'lO towards the club's "building fund. The financial position of the club was iv a very healthy condition, tlie operations for the past year showing a cash credit balance or £&* 11/. The assets amounted to £460, ami the liabilities to £114 19/0

The following officers were eletted: Patron, Mr. C. Grey (Mayor of Auckland); president, Mr. A. M. Myers; vice-presidents, the same as last year, with several additions; secretary, Mr. G. Donaldson: treasurer, Mr. V. Goldwater; management committee, Messrs. G. Tyler, C. Seeling, Mcllhone, Bonella. Peterson, Thompson, M-c-Girl-re, iPagni, Magee; delegates to the Rugby Union, Messrs. M. ,1. Sheahan, G. Donaldson, A. Bonella; club ca'pt.-iin, Mr. G Tyler; auditors, Messrs. P. Price aud F. Gladding.

On the motion of Mr. 'Bonella. it was resolved: "That Mr. William Coleman having expressed a desire to be relieved, of the trust with reference to the club's property in Baker-street, we do hereby request him, In conjunction with .Mr. Sheahan, to transfer the same to George A. Tyler, M. J Sheahan,'and George Donaldson."

It was further resolved, on the motion of Mr. Pagnl. that one representative from each of the clubs affiliated to the 'City Club shall have a voice and a vote at the annual general meeting or any special general meeting of the City Club.

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ATHLETICS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 84, 8 April 1909

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