MFL AGM Minutes
Certification of voters:
Motion to adopt agenda JT, seconded by BR. Motion
Motion to approve the minutes from 2010 AGM. Moved by JT,
seconded by RB. Motion carried.
Commissioner’s report by Eric Sabean: More parity in a smaller league. Average score in 2009 was 31-9. In 2010 it was 29-11. Less shutouts in 2010. Caliber of play was better, more exciting games. League image is a work in process. In particular we need to work on improving the league image in Halifax-Dartmouth. Also need to improve our relationship with Football N.S..
report by Secretary-Treasurer Terry McIntyre: League has close to
$5,000 in its bank account.
The league needs to deal with the excessive use of profane language.
Motion by BG, seconded by CM:
The MFL League Council will e-mail the officials in all three provinces asking them to penalize the use of profane language that is detrimental to the league image. All six team head coaches will signify their support of this directive.
Motion by BG, seconded by BR:
For all playoff games every effort should be made to have two officials from the visiting team's provincial association as part of the officiating crew.
Motion by JT, seconded by BG:
The league asks that the officials association in each province provide a uniformed paid off field timer for all league games.
Motion to accept all executive reports by BR, seconded by RB.
Privateers: Creation of team at Holland College has spurred more interest in the game in PEI. Privateers expect to benefit from this. New 6 aside Bantam league started. Privateers players ran one of the teams. Privateers will also take over the Colonels team in the PEI Tackle Football League. Expecting Molsen to become a major sponsor.
Gladiators: Are reorganizing with a more serious approach in order to be more competitive. Expect to have several off field coaches this year.
Shockers: Playing at Wanderers Grounds this year. Will announce name of new head coach in the near future. Blair Ryan has been asked to take a position on the executive of Football Nova Scotia. Team received a grant from Sport Nova Scotia to buy new helmets.
Chris Antsey returning as head coach. Status quo.
Wanderers: Mark Gallagher returning as head coach. Hoping to play Portland team on Victoria Day weekend. Plan to play home games at UNBSJ.
Motion to accept all team reports by CM, seconded by JT.
by BG to sign up with Point Streak to develop a new MFL website.
Seconded by JT.
Motion to create a committee to study possible revisions to rules and regulations for admission of new teams into the league.
Committee members: Terry Allen, Bob Giffard, Blair Ryan
Motion by BG, seconded by Blair Ryan.
Motion by JT, seconded by JR to add new by-law 3.o:
All players on a team must wear the same colour game socks. The only
other option is bare legs. Any player in violation
Motion by CM, seconded by RB to add new by-law 3.p:
All game jerseys are to be tucked in. Any player in violation of this
rule will be sent off the field until the problem is
Motion by JT, seconded by BR to add to by-law 4.c:
The home team shall furnish chain crews, chains and sideline
markers. The visiting team has the right to
Motion by BG to delete the all-star game from the 2011 schedule. Seconded by RB.
Motion to delete the Blitz Rule by RB, seconded by Blair Ryan.
Motion defeated 4-2.
Motion to modify the Blitz Rule as follows:
(4) PRESSURE DEFENCE RESTRICTIONS
Defensive players may blitz
from any depth inside "The
outside "The Box"
There is no limitation on the number
of players allowed to blitz.
Motion by BG for the league to rebate PEI $400 at the end of the season in recognition of their higher travel costs over the bridge, provided that they are in good standing with the league.
Seconded by JR.
2011 Executive same as 2010. All previous members reoffered and no nominations from the floor.
Motion by BG, seconded by JT to accept the 2011 league budget as presented by Secretary-Treasurer Terry McIntyre.
Motion to set team deposits at $3,800 for 2011
Motion by JT seconded by R Barry.
Motion by BG to accept 2011 schedule as proposed by Jeff Taylor. Seconded by JR.
Motion to adjourn meeting at 5 pm. Motion by BG, seconded by RB.
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