Islands’ Football Club Hold AGM

The current chair of the Islands’ football club will continue in the role for a further year.

Martin Tomkinson was voted in during the clubs AGM on Monday night. Vice chair will be Chris Evans with Andy Thomas as treasurer and Matthew Thompson as secretary.

A new position has also been formed. Ex-club chairman, Chas Wood, was nominated as honorary president. Martin says they wanted Chas to provide “a calm head” in case of any disputes on the committee.

Martin says the AGM went well with a discussion about bolstering the club’s depleted funds. He said they’re planning a number of fundraising events during the winter and into next summer although details haven’t been finalised yet.

One step has been to raise the annual member’s fee from the current £35 to £40. Martin says these will be due by the club’s Charity Shield match on 7th October. And he warned players, “if you don’t pay, you won’t play!”

The club also discussed conduct at the Garrison Field. Martin says with the building of the playpark there, they’ve asked all players to keep the bad language down during matches.

The club selected the two captains, Matt Luscombe and Rob Greenlaw, for the Woolpack Wanderers and Garrison Gunners teams, although which one they’re heading up hasn’t been decided yet.

The new league season will kick off one week after the Charity Shield match, on October 14th.