EXPLANATION FROM CANADA
MEETING OF N.Z, COUNCIL,
A meeting of the council of the New Zealand Football Association was held last evening, Mr. H. G. Mayer presiding. There were also present: Messrs. C. Allison, H. J. Buck, R. Y. Walls, C. Kose, W. G. Bryce, A. Varney, H. D. Warner, F. Campbell, B. L." Salmon (hon. secretary). The chairman pointed out that, according to tho rules of the W-.F.A., Mr. C. Shapcolt, who attended the meeting on behalf of the Marlborough Association, which was now affiliated to the N.Z.F.A., could not hold a position on the council of the New Zealand Football Association, as he was a player at the present time. The Marlborough Association is to be written to in connection with its .representative on the council. The following sub-committees . were set up for (lie ensuing year :—Finance: Messrs. F. Campbell, H. J. Buck, P. Hose, R. Y. Walls. Emergency: Messrs. F., Campbell, A. Varney, F. Sanders, W. £t. Bryce, C. F. Ward. Chatham Cup-- Messrs. F. Campbell, H. Yeoman, F. Sanders, C. F. Ward, M. J. Hayward. Rules Revision: Messrs. H loeman, R, Y. Walls, J. Ince, W. Allison. Schools: A. "vurney, W. J. Ferkins, J. Ince, 31. J. Hayward. The secretary was instructed to communicate with the League Football authorities expressing the willingness of the council to act in conjunction in avoiding tiio clashing of dates, in the tours of the Unnese Soccer team and the English League team. . The Emergency Committee reported that North Auckland regretted its inability to obtain a guarantee in connection with the Chinese tour. Marlborough Association forwarded ±/30 on account of its guarantee. Otago notified that Seacliiie would be the only club from Otago for the Chatham Cup. Auckland notified that a Brown Shield match would be played at Hamilton on the 3rd June. On account of his pending departure from New Zealand, the suspension of J Jackson, of the .Sunnyside Club, was altered from th e end of the 1921 season to tne date of his departure from New Zealand. ' ; _The suspension of G. Nicol, of the Hustle Club (South Canterbury) till the end of the present season was conA request from. Otago for the allocation of dates in its district for the Oninese tour was referred- to the Itinerary Committee.. THE CANADIAN TOUR, A letter was received from the Dominion of Canada Football Association legarding the visit of the Canadian team to Australia. The letter stated.— lou had promised to send us an official invitation, and when I first heard irom the Australian Association by cable on the Ist January this year, the message was telephoned to my homo and taken down as New Zealand, and it was 'New Zealand' that I put on all my telegrams to our provincial associations asking them for volunteers for the trip. Upon my receiving the message through the mail next day, I was very much surprised to know that the invitation was from Australia and not having heard anything further from you, we presumed that you had allowed the matter to drop. ■■ After various cables and letters, we have finally come to a satisfactory agreement with the Australian F.A., and, although we understood at one time that the tour might take in New Zealand, they have now definitely informed us that it is in Australia only. Whether we are* to blame for this or not we cannot say, but we had to make it hard and fast that we must arrive back in Canada before the 27th August, but were willing to play in both countries. We are sorry to "have been the cause of any disagreement between your associations, and trust your differences will be healed up satisfactorily." The letter was" received.
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ASSOCIATION, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 115, 16 May 1924
ASSOCIATION Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 115, 16 May 1924
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