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LEAGUE FOOTBALL

ANNUAL MEETING

DIFFICULTY OVER GROUNDS,

The annual meeting of the Wellington Rugby League was held iv. the Trades Hall last evening. Mr. H. Aird presided over a small meeting of delegates. Remark was made by the chairman that the City Council had allotted no city grounds to League during the playing season. At a special meeting two days prior to the council meeting it had been decided to make application for four grounds, but seemingly that application was too late, as the Reserves Committee had already drawn up the recommendations upon which the council acted. It was decided that a deputation" should wait upon the Reserves Committee with a request that the matter should be reopened and that League should be given a place on city grounds. The annual report stated that the past season had been a very satisfactory one from a playing point of view, b'ttt financially there had been difficulties. As in past years there had been great difficulty over the matter of grounds; the Emerson Street ground granted by the City Council was not everything that could be desired, and though arrangements had been made with the Petone Borough Council as to two grounds, that agreement had been broken. On account of the lack oi suitable grounds last season tho junior competition had had to be dropped. The outlook as to grounds in Wellington, Petone, and Lower Hutt during the coming season was not good. The financial statement was to the effect that there was a balance of 12s Bd, but there were old outstanding accounts amounting to £170 odd. In answer to a question, the chairman stated that the land at Petone had been taken over by tho Government, before the League's lease had expired. At times during the past season there had been very real difficulties, but he trusted that the incoming committee would be able to devise some means whereby, by co-operation and enthusiasm among all League supporters, a more satisfactory financial position would be disclosed when the next annual report was brought down. The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows:—Patron, Mr. G. S. Dickson, M.P.; president, Mr. E. Ivory; vice-president, Messrs. E. Tovey, C. B. Norwood, C. Boyle, A. House, J. Frobisher, J. Hunt, H. Aird, H. Nunn, W. Bourke, and D. Eraser; chairman, Mr. J. Frobisher; deputy chairman, Mr. H. Aird; secretary, Mr. A. R. Hodson; assistant secretary, Mr. J. Hunt treasurer, Mr. A. C. Withy; management committee, delegates from the various clubs; delegates to the New Zealand Council, Messrs. R. J. Sterling and T. Touhy.

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LEAGUE FOOTBALL, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 94, 21 April 1926

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LEAGUE FOOTBALL Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 94, 21 April 1926

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