CFU Board Summary – July 2021

Summary of Minutes of Official CFU Board Meeting held on 19th July 2021 by Virtual Conference

Present: Andrew Morris (Chairman), Jeff Banks, Adam Langan, Mike Vickers, Jim Green, Nick Phillipson, Chris Robertson, Matt Dickenson, Anthony Johnson, and Christine Robson.

Apologies: Paul Bodman, Alex Owen, and Kieron Shiel.

Before the meeting started Andrew Morris introduced Matt Dickenson to everyone as the new Treasurer (who was taking over the role from Chris Robertson). Matt had been co-opted on to the Board.

Anthony Johnson (Manager) had asked to attend the meeting so he could update the Board on where the club was. Bernard Morley had sent his apologies, as he was coaching. AJ wanted to thank the Board for allowing the team to attend Bangor University on a 5- day pre-season training camp. It had been very successful and helped the players gel together. Hospitality was excellent. Had an enquiry regarding Jon Worsnop and whether he could play with the club. This would depend on whether JW wished to play with the club again. AJ stated that he and BM had a good network with other clubs and could loan out players temporarily.

Minutes of Meeting held on 7th June 2021 – The Minutes of the meeting were accepted as a true record.

Review of Actions – Andrew Morris went through the plan of actions and updated the Board on all relevant issues.

Budget – Chris Robertson had circulated a paper on the budget and was aware that a schedule of potential spending bids was to be brought to the Board for the next meeting, which had not happened. Given level of uncertainty now, it was essential that everything is prioritised. Asked all portfolio holders to send in any expenditure asap.

Update on operational issues. – Jim Green was in discussions about what match days would look like. Issues surrounding cash at turnstiles. What was being done about a programme. Andrew Morris stated that there had been an issue with the club van, as it seemed to be needed in two places at the same time. Better communication between teams was needed.

Any other business – Andrew Morris stated that discussions regarding Directors Duties on match days would need to be confirmed. Adam Langan stated that the Boost the Budget had been going very well, but had stopped around the £90,000, but was sure the club could achieve the target of £100,000. Nick Phillipson mentioned about the car park and programmes. MBNA had asked questions about safety of their staff at the ground. The club needs to review its safety policy to make sure it covers everyone. Chris Robson stated that she had provisionally booked the Blues Bar for the AGM in November, to make sure the room was available, if it was decided to have a face-to-face meeting. Andrew stated he did not want any face-to-face meetings until after the AGM.

Date of next meeting – 16th August 2021.