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Tuesday, 3 March 2020

100 years ago today 3 March 1920

Sydney Sportsman, Wednesday 3 March 1920, page 8

The adjourned annual meeting of the Soccer Football Association was held at the Trades Hall on Saturday night. There was a large attendance of delegates, and the meeting proved to be one of the most enthusiastic ever held. This is due to the fact that Mr. Larry Tamlyn had again consented to take on the secretaryship after announcing at the previous meeting that he would not seek re-election. It was realised that if Mr. Tamlyn did not again take office the game would receive a big set-back, and there was great rejoicing when the announcement was made that he had again consented to act. The chairman announced that two nominations had been received for the position, Mr. W. Rushton being nominated by the Holmesville Club, and Mr. Tamlyn by the Hamilton Club. The secretary of the Holmesville Club asked permission to withdraw the nomination of Mr. Rushton, as his club was not aware that Mr. Tamlyn had decided to again stand. Mr. Rushton also stated that he would not oppose Mr. Tamlyn, and would also decline to accept the position of assistant secretary if Mr. Tamlyn was not re-elected. The chairman allowed Mr. Rushton's nomination to be withdrawn, and expressed his pleasure at being able to declare Mr. Tamlyn elected secretary again. General business was then proceeded with. The South Maitland Association wrote that they were not running any senior competition this year, and the application of Weston senior team to enter the Newcastle competitions was granted. Discussion ensued on the question as to whether 'club' or 'district' football should be played during the coming season, and upon a vote being taken, 'district' won by ten votes to six. The advocates of 'district' laid stress on the advance the code had made under the district system, and thought it would be bad policy to make any alteration. The proposed alteration of various rules was also keenly debated. Junior clubs were desirous of having themselves protected against the claims of senior clubs, and the present rule was altered to read: 'That any Junior team be allowed to form in any district independent of the district management, and that no junior be compelled to advance into senior or second grade without his written permission'. It was decided to play the competitions as last year, allowing the association to take one home game from each club if desired. A meeting of the Referee's Association is to be held next Saturday night, when Secretary Hughes will be glad to hear of any new members and welcome them to the meeting. The referees improved considerably last season, but their membership still requires increasing, and it is hoped that there will be a big muster at Saturday's meeting. Altogether there is a big time ahead for the round-ball game, and the ensuing season promises to be the most successful on record.

West Australian, Wednesday 3 March 1920, page 8

FOOTBALL. As advertised in another column the annual meeting of the Perth City United Football Club (British Association) will be held at the Sports Club. Viking House; William-street. tonight at 8 o'clock. The business will be the election of officers and the formation of a first-rate junior team. Members and intending members are cordially invited to be present.

Brisbane Courier, Wednesday 3 March 1920, page 1


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Brisbane Courier, Thursday 4 March 1920, page 3

Referee, Wednesday 3 March 1920, page 13

Football Gossip
SOCCER'S ENGLISH BOOM. The finishing contests in England appear to have worked up extraordinary public interest. Cabled that the cup tie fever has increased, recalling the best boom days. In the fourth round draw the most attractive tie is Tottenham Hotspurs v Aston Villa, on the former's ground. The club officials estimate that they received applications for 50,000 reserved seats within 24 hours after the draw had been announced. Only 5300 seats were available. Hundreds of people waited at the Hotspur offices on Monday on the chance that the team would be drawn to play on the home ground. As the Northern Union is also finishing a record season in the matter of public interest sport in England seems to have received a big lift by the war. Scotland and Wales, on Saturday, played a draw — one goal each. Willie Meredith played his 15th international game for Wales. 
The annual meeting of the N.S.W. League (Australian Rules) is fixed for March 22. This body has re-secured Erskineville Oval and Hampden Oval, and a third ground is being arranged for.

Herald, Saturday 6 March 1920, page 24

SOCCER Football. 
Preston. — Meeting at Prince Alfred Hotel, Preston. Wednesday, 10th March. Old and new members will be welcome.

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