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Sunday, 23 February 2020

100 Years Ago Today: 25 February 1920

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), Monday 23 February 1920, page 2

'WE WANT YOU'
'Soccer One,' of Holmesville, does not want a new secretary for the Newcastle British Football Association. He says: The district is quite satisfied wiih the one it has had for three or four seasons. We do not require a new one. I was not at the last meeting, when Mr. Tamlyn resigned, but I will be at the next, accompanied by my little popgun. I then hope to hear that our old secretary has reconsidered his decision. If he won't, then my little popgun will pop him in the eye. We want him, and we mean to have him.

Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), Tuesday 24 February 1920, page 2

SOCCER FOOTBALL
At a well-attended meeting of the Hamilton British Football Club a long debate ensued on the question whether the club should support' 'club' or 'district' football. The latter had by far the greater number of supporters. Progress was reported in the matter of securing permission to play on Learmonth Park. It was decided to invite two South Maitland teams down (senior and third grade), and to return the visit in a few weeks' time. Mr. Tamlyn said he had decided to stand for the position of secretary again, and it was unanimously resolved that Hamilton club nominate Mr. Tamlyn for the position of association secretary. Delegates to represent the club at the association meeting were elected.


Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), Wednesday 25 February 1920, page 6

SOUTH MAITLAND BRITISH FOOTBALL. The annual meeting of the South Maitland British Football Association was held at the Allies' Stadium on Saturday, Mr. J. W. Earp presiding. The balance sheet showed an income of £151. 7s 11d, and an expenditure of £133 4s 6d, leaving a credit balance of £18 3s 5d. The auditors, Messrs Edean and Auld, reported as to correctness of same, and the efficient state of the books. The annual report stated that notwithstanding the 'flu epidemic, good progress had been shown, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:- Pat ron, Dr. Woods; president, J. W. Earp; vice-president, S. Willetts; hon. sere-tary, W. McBane; treasurer, A, Linsey; assistant secretary, R. Smith; manage-ment committee, Messrs, H. Spears, D. Auld, C. Perris; auditors, Messrs. G. Arus and J. Endean; delegates to referee's as-sociatlon, C. Perris; referees' selection committee, Messrs. S. Willetts, C; Perris; referees' examination board, W. Lam-bert; delegates to N.S.W.B.F.A., J. W. Earp, W. McBlane. It was decided that the association play club football; and the grades to be catered for be second grade, third grade, under 18, under 16, under 14. It was resolved that last year's semi-finallsts, Hebburn, Rothbury, Abermain, and Neath, be classed as second grade teams. The Hennings Cup, which was won outright by Weston, all grade, was donated to the association subject to a conference between the association and Weston Club. The meeting, adjourned until Saturday, March 20. Entries for the various grades will be received up to March 20, but entries and registrations of players must be accompanied by entrance fees.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), Wednesday 25 February 1920, page 7


FOOTBALL SOCCER CODE. A meeting of Soccer supporters was held in Clough's refreshment rooms, Wallsend, on Monday night. Mr. Frew presided. The object of the meeting was to endeavour to again form a senior team in Wallsend. After discussion it was decided to again apply for a district, and to enter a team in the Newcastle Association's senior competition. Mr. Frew was elected president. Mr. E. A. ("Lige") Bower, secretary: Mr. A. Morgan, treasurer: and Messrs. A. Lewis and Mat Pettigrew association delegates. The return of Wallsend seniors should be good reading to the district's Soccer supporters, Wallsend having won the Ellis Cup in 1917 and 1918. and they should again be able to put a team in the field capable of keeping up their reputation. A delegates' meeting of the association will be held in the Trades Hall on Saturday night. The rules revision committee will meet at 6 o'clock, and the proposed alterations - if any - will then be submitted to delegates, along with that greatly debated point "club" or "district" football for 1920.


Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 - 1954), Wednesday 25 February 1920, page 3

ALBANY TOWN COUNCIL SEMI-MONTHLY MEETING.

[in a very long list]

Parks and Gardens Committee.
The Town Hall Committee recommended "That the application for the use of the Parade-street reserve for football matches be granted to the Albany Football Association for the Australian game, and the Ulster-road reserve be allotted to the British Association, the Council reserving the right to re-allocate either or both grounds on any special occasion."-Adopted.

[both reseves appear to remain]

Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954), Monday 23 February 1920, page 3

Bush Rats' Football Club-The annual meeting of the Bush Rats' Football Club, was held in the Alliance Hall on Thursday evening. There was a splendid attendance of players and supporters. Mr. Alex Stewart, sen., presided. The secretary (Mr. Joe Potts) submitted a report dealing with the year's working. The financial report showed that the club was in a very sound position. The income for the year, inclusive of the credit balance brought forward, amounted to £55/7/3l; while the total expenditure was £35/12/11, leaving a credit balance of £19/14/4. It was decided to enter three teams for the various grades. The following officers were elected: Patron, Mr. A. Stewart: president, Mr. O. Butt; numerous vice-presidents were appointed, and Mr. Joe Potts, secretary and treasurer. Mr. Potts submitted a report on a meeting of the association held in Ipswich, and it was decided to protest against the personnel of the present executive, as it was not considered a fair representation. It was resolved that a deputation should interview Mr. Bognuda, asking for the use of the Reliance football ground. February 19.


Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Thursday 26 February 1920, page 2

FOOTBALL. ENGLISH CUP TIES. LONDON, Feb. 24. The Cup ties attracted the greatest crowds since 1914. His Majesty the King was present at Stamford Bridge, and received a tremendous ovation from 70,000 spectators when he appeared in the field and shook hands with the players. The King spoke to a number of disabled and blinded soldiers before returning to his seat, whereupon there was a renewed outburst of cheering.

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