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December Meeting Titbits . . .

posted Dec 6, 2018, 12:19 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 12:22 PM ]
One definitely out, one possibly in – that was the Shifnal team news announced at the League’s management committee meeting on Tuesday 4th December..

Secretary Brian Murray confirmed that Shifnal were withdrawing from the troubled Saturday Division, but were considering applying to launch a second team in the buoyant Dennis Lewis Thursday Division.

Shifnal, the only club in Shropshire with Clubmark status, look set to field a second side in the South Staffs League on Saturdays

That would leave Mid Shropshire with just three clubs – Saturday champions Sinclair, Allscott Heath and Charlton – plus possibly Bridgnorth, who want to carry on.

They will be asked to attend an emergency meeting with League officers early in the new year to try and nail down plans to keep the division going next year, even if it means changing from the eight-a-side singles to try and boost interest to at least six sides.

Life Memberships will be awarded to former league officers Richard Chesters and Ron Adams at Mid Shropshire’s AGM on Tuesday 29th January, when a replacement will be needed for Ian Gaut as a county delegate, the St Georges stalwart having decided to step away from the game entirely.

But the good news for officers and delegates at the meeting was that chairman Sean Round confirmed, right at the end under Any Other Business, that he has had a change of heart and will carry on for at least another year in 2019 - if re-elected of course!
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