Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of England Hockey (the company) will be held at 1930 on Tuesday 19 March at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1RR. Refreshments will be provided from 1900.
The company’s annual accounts, including the Auditors’ report and the Directors’ report will be put before the meeting for approval and can be viewed here alongside all the AGM documentation:
An agenda, the 2018 Annual Report and the minutes of the 2018 AGM are also available via the same link.
Mike Stoddard was the only candidate nominated for the vacant role as President and has therefore been elected unopposed. Chris Reece was the only candidate nominated for the vacant role of Vice-President (male) and he has also been elected unopposed. Congratulations to both.
The Directors are mindful of the continuing financial pressure on clubs and England Hockey secured agreement at the 2013 AGM that all new teams would be offered free affiliation for their first season until 2017. The Directors are pleased to confirm that this arrangement can continue in 2019. They have also sought to minimise any increase in the affiliation fee and propose to increase the current affiliation fee for adult teams by 1.5% p.a. for the season 2019/20.
Haysmacintryre were appointed England Hockey’s auditors in 2014 following a tender process and the AGM will consider a resolution confirming their appointment for another year.
The meeting will also hear an update on the governance review of the sport which is underway following the resolution passed by members in 2017.
Resolutions at General Meetings are voted on in the first instance by a show of hands (Article 29). Each full member present or by proxy has a single vote, cast by the member’s duly authorised representative. However if a poll is demanded, the weighted voting system (Article 37) applies so that a particular member’s vote may, if for example it is a Club with 20 teams or more, be worth 5 votes when compared with a Club having only 1 team and therefore continuing to have only 1 vote. The system is intended to provide for the weighting of the single vote cast by the member, not to enable the member in any way to split that vote.
If members are unable to attend the meeting they can vote by appointing a Proxy, notifications of proxy must be received in writing (including electronic form to email@example.com) by England Hockey at Bisham Abbey by 1930 Sunday 17 March 2019. Your proxy form is included below and please hit ‘reply’ to complete the proxy form before sending via email.