Following on from last year’s AGM, where it was decided to carry out random checks on the eligibility of athletes competing, several issues have arisen during the season. The first year was always going to be a trial period and it was never intended to use this as a means of deducting points. What hasn’t changed was that if clubs challenged an athletes eligibility, this was a different scenario and would be checked out.

Debate by email is proving to be not an effective way of resolving the complex issues that surround this topic. Nor is it pointing to a practicable way forward. We are therefore going to hold an open forum on the subject on Sunday, 28th September, at 1.30 pm to follow the Management meeting already scheduled for that date.

The venue for this meeting will be Longford Stadium, Trafford.