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Annual General Meeting 2019

The MDOC (MLOC) hereby gives notice that the date for the MDOC AGM will be Wednesday July 17th 2019.

It will be held at Silhillians RUFC, Warwick Road, Copt Heath, Knowle, Solihull. B93 9LW.

Refreshments available from 7:00 pm with meeting starting at 7:30 pm.

Below is an extract from the MDOC (MLOC) Constitution that requires me to inform you of the date of the MDOC AGM, giving you at least 28 days notice.

6. Annual General Meeting

An Annual General Meeting of the Midlands Division Organising Committee (MLOC) shall be held within twelve weeks of the end of the playing season, notice in writing of which shall be given to the Midlands Constituent Bodies of not less than twenty eight days preceding the date of the meeting, for the purposes of :-

6.1 Receiving the Accounts of the Midlands Leagues Organising Committee.

6.2 Receiving a report from the Committee in relation to the fulfilment of its duties during the previous playing season.

6.3 Appointing Officers of the Committee for the following season.

6.4 Appointing League Secretaries.

6.5 Appointing members of the Disputes Committee for the purposes of hearing Club Appeals or complaints or dealing with other disciplinary matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the Midlands Division Organising Committee.

A brief General Meeting will follow the AGM (the first of the new season). There is no requirement for you to attend any of the meetings. The Chairman just wanted you all to appreciate that you are welcome to attend if you choose to do so.

Best regards,

Roger Rees.

Secretary to the Midlands DOC.

e-mail :- rogerwrees@sky.com

Tel. :- 01789 400082.


RFU Electronic Match Card Training 2019

From: Competitions-Development

Sent: 25 June 2019 16:14

Subject: RE: Electronic Match Card Training Sessions Sign Up

Dear Clubs,

This email has been sent to club Honorary Secretaries. Please forward to those within your club who manage teams and will be your Match Card Administrators (MCAs) for the upcoming season.

After a successful rollout to Level 8 of the Men’s game and its introduction into the women’s game, Electronic Match Cards (EMCs) will now be rolled out to all Levels in the men’s game and to Level 6 in the women’s game. In support of this we will be running training sessions across the country to help teams become more confident using the system as MCAs.

The dates and locations for the training sessions are below:

30th July – Blaydon 31st July – Wetherby 1st August – Wigan

30th July – Launceston 31st July – Salisbury 1st August – North Bristol

6th August – Silhillians 7th August – Wellingborough 8th August – Newark

6th August – Cambridge 7th August – Tunbridge Wells 8th August - Twickenham

All sessions will be a 6:30pm meet for a 7pm start, finishing at around 9pm.

Priority will be given to those from a men’s level 9 or below team and all women’s team. However, if there is space then we will accommodate attendees from other clubs, whether they are new MCAs or wish to have a refresher.

Sign-up details: Please fill in the sign-up form at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/86H8TJB

Please be aware that there will not be a confirmation email upon completion.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact competitions-development@rfu.com

Kind Regards,

Competitions Development Team

RFU Suspends All Rugby - Coronavirus outbreak COVID-19

Today (Friday 20th March 2020) Bill Sweeney, CEO of the RFU, announced that the Rugby Football Union is declaring the end of the 2019-2020 rugby season at both professional and community level. This will mean that all club training, league & cup matches, junior & mini rugby, ladies rugby and county rugby in England - basically all organised rugby activity will cease. The only exception to this is the Gallagher Premiership, who are in active discussions to review the best possible next steps to be taken. When current government advice on social distancing measures changes, the RFU will naturally encourage rugby training and friendlies to recommence.

Please keep checking the RFU website for the most up to date information on the situation.

These decision have been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.

Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

For Season 2020-2021

All leagues in the Midlands have been split into two conferences based on geographical location. The season has been divided into three windows. In the first window clubs will play each other on a home and away basis within their group. Dates have been allocated to Window 1 rounds. If we do not start the season on time, each week will be automatically moved to the end of the first window i.e. in 14 club leagues Round 1 will be played on Round 15 and Round 2 will be played on Round 16 and so on, in 12 club leagues Round 1 will be played on Round 11 and Round 2 will be played on Round 12 and so on.

Example (14 team league) -

2 conferences of 7 clubs.

Group (conference) games will take 14 rounds.

If, for example, we are not able to return to playing rugby until Round 6, the first game will be the one listed for Round 6 NOT Round 1.

After Round 14, the scheduled fixtures for Rounds 1-5 will then be played in order, completing Window 1.

Please note: It is not yet confirmed when the season will start – the dates shown may well change as outlined above.

If we complete the first window successfully we will then move to the second window which will see you playing teams from the other group in your league onceeither home OR away. If there is still time, before the end of the scheduled league season, then the third window will be played – where you will play the reversed fixtures of window 2, thereby completing the full programme of league games.

Some things to note:

  • Dates for windows 2 and 3 will be allocated once we are able to start the season.

  • There will not be any RFU KO Competitions during season 2020-2021 if there is a delayed start.

  • If only the first window is possible, a playoff between the leaders of the two groups will be staged to decide the league winner.

  • The fixtures will not be placed on GMS until a start date is confirmed. Please note that fixtures will only filter through to club websites once they are placed on the GMS.

  • No decision has been made on the effect of this season on promotion/relegation for the 2021-22 season.