Hotel Shaftesbury, College Square North, Belfast, 17th July
The adjourned meeting of the International Board was held in
the Hotel Shaftesbury on above date.
The following being a record
of the business transacted.
Messrs. R.P. Gregson and
C.W. Crump, Football Association
A. Sliman and R.F. Harrison,
Scottish Football Association
J. Taylor, Welsh Football Association
and J. Reid, Irish Football Association.
Mr J. Reid presided.
The Board then proceeded to revise the rules of the
International Board as follows:-
Rule 1. This
board shall be called the International Football Association Board.
The Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the Welsh
Football Association and the Irish Football Association, shall each be
entitled to send two representatives, who shall constitute the Board.
Rule 2. The Board
shall discuss and decide proposed alterations in the Laws of the Game
and such matters affecting Association Football in its international
relations, as may be referred to them after consideration by either
the governing bodies or General Meetings of the Associations forming
Rule 3. The
governing bodies of each Association shall forward in writing, on or
before 1st February, in each year, to the Secretary of the Association
entitled to convene the next meeting, any suggestions or alterations
deemed desirable, which shall be printed and distributed on or before
1st of March for consideration at the Annual General Meetings of the
Rule 4. The Board
shall meet annually on the 3rd Monday in June, at the invitation of
each of the Association in the order of seniority. One of the
representatives of the Association conversing the meeting shall
preside and the other shall act as Secretary.
Rule 5. The
Minute Book of the proceedings shall be fully entered up by such
Secretary, and forwarded to the Association next in rotation before
the 1st of June ensuing.
Rule 6. Business
shall not be proceeded with at any meeting unless three Associations
Rule 7. No
alterations shall be made in the Laws of the Game except at the Annual
Meeting in June, and then only on the unanimous vote of the members
present. Other resolutions shall not be adopted unless agreed to by
three fourths of those present.
Rule 8. The
Association which, by order of rotation, is entitled to convene the
Annual Meeting for the current year* on receiving a written
requisition signed by two of the Associations, accompanied by a copy
of the proposals intended to be submitted shall call a special meeting
of the Board. Such special meeting must be held with 28 days of the
receipt of the requisition, and the four Associations forming the
Board must receive 21 days notice together with a copy of the
Rule 9. The
decisions of this Board shall be at once binding on all the
Associations and no alterations in the Laws of the Game made by any
Association shall be valid until accepted by this Board.
The above rules
were then passed in the rules of the International Football Board.
A vote of thanks
to the Chairman concluded the business.