Board Meeting 169 - June 2011

Minutes of the hundred and sixty ninth meeting of the Football Licensing Authority held on 14 June 2011 in Oceanic House.

Mr P Darling – Chairman
Mr B Batson
Ms J Summerell
Mr P Rowley
Mr R Wilkie
Mr D Wilson
Ms R Shaw   - Chief Executive

In attendance

Mr K D Sears
Mrs N Rutherford

Apologies were received from Dr P Lane



Minutes of the previous meeting


The minutes were agreed and signed by the Chairman.


Matters arising


It was suggested that the Board Member’s performance assessment template should be adapted and improved to give a more informed and worthwhile evaluation. 

Mr Rowley, as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee reminded Members to submit to him their assessment of the performance of the Board Chairman.


Chief Executive’s Reports (FLA(11)19)


The Board noted the content of the report.


The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) Bill would have its Third Reading in the Lords on Thursday 16 June.


The Chief Executive and Mr Wilson continued to build international links.


Annual Report and Accounts (FLA(11)20 & 20a)


The new Audit and Risk Committee had met prior to the Board meeting. The Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee reported that they had considered the Annual Report and Accounts for 2010/11 and recommended that the Board approve the document. 

The Board accepted the recommendation of the Audit and Risk Committee that  the FLA Annual Report and Accounts  should be approved and agreed that these might be sent for publication subject to the approval of the NAO and DCMS.


The Chairman would write an upbeat forward to the Annual Report which would encapsulate the achievements of  FLA  over the last 12 months.


Mrs Rutherford to append the approved Terms of Reference of the Audit and Risk Committee to these minutes.


Licensing – Aldershot Town (FLA(11)21 & 21a)


The Board agreed in principle that a licence for all compliant parts of the ground be issued to Aldershot Town FC.  This decision was subject to the FLA inspector confirming that he was satisfied that all necessary works to the

  • the South West terrace
  • the  South East  terrace
  • the East Bank terrace


 had been completed to the agreed specification.


Mr Collier to confirm all work has been completed to the agreed specification.


The Chairman and Mr Wilkie signed the licence recommendations for the remaining clubs.


Any other business


No items were raised.




Date of the next meeting


The likelihood of the July meeting taking place was minimal. However Members should keep the date available for a possible telephone conference if developments necessitated urgent discussion.    Subject to that, the next scheduled meeting would be the joint meeting in September at a location to be notified.



Following the meeting – a full afternoon’s discussion on the way forward to the SGSA took place.

FLA Secretariat
June 2011