The first meeting
of the International Board was held in the Football Association's
Rooms, London, on Wednesday, 2 June 1886. There were present
Major Marindin (who occupied the chair) and C.W. Alcock (who acted as
Secretary) representing England. Messrs. R. Browne (President) and A.
Mckennedy (vice-President) of the Scottish Association. Messrs.
A.H. Hunter and R. Mills-Roberts of the Welsh Association and messrs.
J. Sinclair (vice-President) & and J. McAlery (Secretary) of the Irish
having initiated the agenda, the meeting proceeded with the framing of
rules for the International Board, the following being adopted
wished the Conference to homologate the following resolution viz.
"That no player shall wear any kind of projection on the soles of
heels of his boots with the exception of flat leather bars of an
approved pattern". Wales supported the proposal but Scotland and
Ireland supported the previous question and eventually the proposal
Votes of thanks to the chairman and secretary
terminated the proceedings.