Meeting Minutes – January 2024

January Members Meeting at York Hospital Social Club- 04 January 2024


Apologies: Brian Smith, Andy McEvoy, Vlad Mollov, 

The meeting began at 19:40 with 82 members present for the January meeting with special guest Anthony Taylor, one of our leading Premier League and FIFA referees. 

Chairman Alan introduced the evening by welcoming all members present.


A moment’s silence was given for Alan Dennison who sadly passed away yesterday. Alan was a much treasured member of our association who would regularly attend meetings for many years. He will be a huge loss and our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

Next month’s meeting is Gareth Vickers and Jayne Sims is the March meeting.

Alan then introduced our special guest for the evening before Anthony took to the stage. 


Anthony Taylor:

Anthony gave us a very insightful evening with clips combined with lots of questions from various people in the room. Conversations touched on head injuries, stopping play, cautions after promising attacks, dissent sin bins, handball, and the Christian Erikson incident at Euro 2020.  

It was excellent to have such a high profile referee with us which was told in the number of people in attendance. Lots of positive comments were given in Anthony’s transparency and honesty with his answers throughout his presentation.

Matt Messias gave a vote of thanks to Anthony which highlighted the key aspects of Anthony’s presentation. 



Membership was highlighted with future events and the website highlighted for all.

Meeting closed at 21:30

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