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7th MayCLOSURE OF THIS WEBSITE

This website will cease to function after May 25th. If anyone wishes to download any historical information, you have until that date to do so.

This website will cease to function after May 25th. If anyone wishes to download any historical information, you have until that date to do so.

This website will cease to function after May 25th. If anyone wishes to download any historical information, you have until that date to do so.

24th AprMessage from the Chairman

As per the announcement made on April 8th, Rule 16 has been enacted and the reserves of the League have been distributed to clubs. Funds should now be in clubs’ bank accounts. The League has now, effectively, been wound up.

As I was authorising the payments, I reflected on how we got to this position, which started with the vote at last year’s EH AGM to restructure the Regional leagues in this country. I feel we have moved radically from what was being proposed and where we are now. The process started well and I was asked to be Chair of the new joint West League. However, it quickly became apparent that the new committee structure was one I was deeply unhappy with. First of all, the League would be an English one, not joint with South Wales and Welsh clubs would have little official say in how the League would be run. Having spent many years playing and officiating in Wales, I could not accept that. Next, there would be no League treasurer and funds would be controlled by EH, through the new West Region committee. This will remove the League’s ability to control budgets to the benefit of the clubs. Lastly, the committee would not have any County reps, taking away the flow of information between the clubs and the committee. These three actions made my position untenable and I resigned from the transition group. Going forward, a Chair will be elected at the West AGM this summer.

I will miss the day to day involvement in League affairs, in particular the Area Meetings and not being able to say goodbye to you all personally. I have made many good friends over the years and would like to keep in contact, so if you have my details, it would be good to hear from you. I do not know what the future will bring, especially as next season’s Rules and Regulations have not been released to clubs, despite promises of them being ready by last December! I wish the new Committee all the very best and hope they remember that the clubs are the most important part of the League. I shall be watching proceedings from the wings, whilst finding another outlet for my spare time.

Terry.

As per the announcement made on April 8th, Rule 16 has been enacted and the reserves of the League have been distributed to clubs. Funds should now be in clubs’ bank accounts. The League has now, effectively, been wound up.

As I was authorising the payments, I reflected on how we got to this position, which started with the vote at last year’s EH AGM to restructure the Regional leagues in this country. I feel we have moved radically from what was being proposed and where we are now. The process started well and I was asked to be Chair of the new joint West League. However, it quickly became apparent that the new committee structure was one I was deeply unhappy with. First of all, the League would be an English one, not joint with South Wales and Welsh clubs would have little official say in how the League would be run. Having spent many years playing and officiating in Wales, I could not accept that. Next, there would be no League treasurer and funds would be controlled by EH, through the new West Region committee. This will remove the League’s ability to control budgets to the benefit of the clubs. Lastly, the committee would not have any County reps, taking away the flow of information between the clubs and the committee. These three actions made my position untenable and I resigned from the transition group. Going forward, a Chair will be elected at the West AGM this summer.

I will miss the day to day involvement in League affairs, in particular the Area Meetings and not being able to say goodbye to you all personally. I have made many good friends over the years and would like to keep in contact, so if you have my details, it would be good to hear from you. I do not know what the future will bring, especially as next season’s Rules and Regulations have not been released to clubs, despite promises of them being ready by last December! I wish the new Committee all the very best and hope they remember that the clubs are the most important part of the League. I shall be watching proceedings from the wings, whilst finding another outlet for my spare time.

Terry.

As per the announcement made on April 8th, Rule 16 has been enacted and the reserves of the League have been distributed to clubs. Funds should now be in clubs’ bank accounts. The League has now, effectively, been wound up.

As I was authorising the payments, I reflected on how we got to this position, which started with the vote at last year’s EH AGM to restructure the Regional leagues in this country. I feel we have moved radically from what was being proposed and where we are now. The process started well and I was asked to be Chair of the new joint West League. However, it quickly became apparent that the new committee structure was one I was deeply unhappy with. First of all, the League would be an English one, not joint with South Wales and Welsh clubs would have little official say in how the League would be run. Having spent many years playing and officiating in Wales, I could not accept that. Next, there would be no League treasurer and funds would be controlled by EH, through the new West Region committee. This will remove the League’s ability to control budgets to the benefit of the clubs. Lastly, the committee would not have any County reps, taking away the flow of information between the clubs and the committee. These three actions made my position untenable and I resigned from the transition group. Going forward, a Chair will be elected at the West AGM this summer.

I will miss the day to day involvement in League affairs, in particular the Area Meetings and not being able to say goodbye to you all personally. I have made many good friends over the years and would like to keep in contact, so if you have my details, it would be good to hear from you. I do not know what the future will bring, especially as next season’s Rules and Regulations have not been released to clubs, despite promises of them being ready by last December! I wish the new Committee all the very best and hope they remember that the clubs are the most important part of the League. I shall be watching proceedings from the wings, whilst finding another outlet for my spare time.

Terry.