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THE SOCCER CODE

CHATHAM CUP ENTRIES

A meeting of tho council of the New Zealand Football Association was hekl last evening, Mr. IT. Campbell presiding.

The Buller Football Association notified that it was unable to play'for the Emms Shield in Westport on 3rd June, but that if they.got the Peter Dawson Cup challenge it would be possible to play in Westland on that date. Westlancl are to be informed of the date and asked to arrange. . A letter from the Olympic Association stated that the Football Association should bo represented on the organisation, three members being wanted. Messrs. F. Campbell, J. A. Millburn, and A. Williams were appointed. The Wellington Football Association expressed thanks for the gift of six school ±oThe secretary reported that there were thirty entries for the Chatham Cup. The entrants are:—Western, Thistle KaDgers, New Brighton, Nomads, St. Albans and Technical, from Canterbury; Seaclitt, Poit Chalmers, Maori Hill, Mosgiel, and Northern, from Otago; Athletic horn Wangaiiui; fetone, Waterside, Diamond, Hospital, Marist, and Seatoim, from Wellington; Renown and Rotowaru, from boutn Auckland; St. Andrew's, from Manawatu; Ponsonby, V.M.0.A., and Tramurewa, from Auckland; and Cobden, Dobson, Greymouth. Taylorville, and Rewanui, from Westlanil. This is a record entry. Attention was drawn to the fact that tho South Island had more entries than the North' 'Island, and regret was expressed that Auckland had so few teams entered.

The Wellington Football Association notified that the 13th June had been decided upon as the date most suitable for the English Trophy match with Auckland. A letter from Mr. R. Carlyle, the association's representative in Australia, suggested that an invitation might be sent to Australia to visit New Zealand next your. The invitation must come early, and it could not come too early. It would be very helpful if it were known that such an invitalion had been extended, and most probably it would be tho means o£ forcing the affiliation of the State League to the Australian .Association, and ns there was little possibility of the New South Wales Association gaining any strength, that was most desirable. The New South Wales Association, he stated, existed in name only, and was not conducting competitions this year. -The chairman remarked that they were very desirous of such a tour, but it could not be considered until the difference between the Australian Association and the State League had been settled. The council awarded the prizes in connection with the selling of art union tickets No major association sold enough tickets to win the.prize of £30, but in recognition of the efforts of Auckland and Canterbury, last year's affiliation fee of £20 was remitted to each of these associations. The £20 prize for the club affiliated to a major association _ went to Sunnier; the £20 prize -for a minor association went to Wanganui; and the £15 prize for a club affiliated to a minor association went to Greymouth.

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THE SOCCER CODE, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 117, 20 May 1931

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THE SOCCER CODE Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 117, 20 May 1931

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