Our first season back In the Premier League provided us with some good speakers and entertaining meetings.
We began in September with MIKE MATTHEWS, followed by the ever hilarious DENNIS BOOTH in October. In November it was the turn of the Tigers first team coach KEITH BERTSCHIN followed by the usual Christmas Lunch in December. In January JOHN HAWLEY stood in at the very last minute following a late back word, with TOM WILSON and DAVID BOND in February. March saw the visit of JAMES CHESTER who came back especially on his day off to give us an excellent meeting, as did DAVID MEYLER in April, when we had the ‘touch of the Irish’. The season closed with a much better attended end of season lunch.
This season we had incoming sponsorship from Acklams Coaches for which we were grateful. Our outgoing sponsorship was, as usual, to the Youth Team and a very grateful BILLY RUSSELL. Now since they have moved to Bishop Burton College and the Club are at long last financing the Academy, our help should no longer be necessary. We also contributed to the continuation of the Downs Syndrome football team.
We gratefully acknowledge the help of FRANK DONOGUE in getting current players and staff to come to our meetings, whilst DAVID BOND assists with the past players. The events team at the KC of DAN, HENRY and KATIE have been a big help with meeting arrangements. We have had publicity for our meetings from GAZ (website) and ALYSON (P.A. and Scoreboard). My thanks also go to the Committee in playing their part in another successful year.
Finally, thanks to you, the members for your support and encouragement at meetings.