Minutes of Annual Meeting held at the Ferry Hotel, Windermere, on the
18th June, 1894.
C. CRUMP, F.A. (CHAIRMAN.)
MR R. P. GREGSON, F.A.
A. SLIMAN AND R.F. HARRISON, S.F.A.
J. TAYLOR AND W. PATTISON, W.F.A.
J. REID, I.F.A.
The Minutes of
the Meetings of the Board, held at Belfast on the 10th June and 17th
July, 1893, were confirmed.
intimated that the I.F.A. having legalized professionalism, were
desirous of joining the other nationalities in their undertaking to
recognize each other's suspensions and registrations. This was agreed
to, and the following is a copy of the agreement:-
"An undertaking is given that each Association will recognize
suspensions of Clubs and individuals by other National Associations,
and that the registrations of each National Association shall be
binding on each other. This agreement takes effect from the 13th June,
"It is also agreed that re-instatements and transfers of
professionals can only be made by the Association with whom a player
called attention to the difficulties arising out of the difference in
the professional and close season Rules in the different
nationalities. As engagements between Clubs and players in England and
Wales terminate on the 30th April, and in Scotland and Ireland on the
31st May, it was agreed as follows:-
"The F.A. and the W.F.A. will not consider it a breach of their Rules
for an English or Welsh club to register a player registered with the
S.F.A. or I.F.A. during the month of May ; and the S.F.A. and the
I.F.A. will not consider it a breach of their Rules for one of their
players to sign a registration form for an English or Welsh Club
during the month of May. A player shall be allowed to complete his
engagement without incurring any penalty for playing in Scotland or
Ireland during the English and Welsh close seasons. This agreement
shall take effect from the 1st May, 1894."
LAWS OF THE GAME
Proposed by the Football Association.
LAW 1.—That the Board be asked
to determine what shall be the maximum size or dimensions of the goal
post and cross bar. It was resolved that Law 1 read as follows:-
"The limits of the ground shall be—maximum length, 200 yards ;
minimum length, 100 yards ; maximum breadth, 100 yards ; minimum
breadth, 50 yards. The length and breadth shall be marked off with
flags and touch-line ; and lines defining six yards from the goal post
and twelve yards from the goal lines shall also be marked out. The
centre of the ground shall be indicated by a suitable mark, and a
circle with a ten yards radius shall be made around it. The goals
shall be upright posts, 8 yards apart, with a bar across them, 8 feet
from the ground. The maximum width of the goal posts and the maximum
depth of the cross bar shall be 5 inches. The circumference of the
Association ball shall be not less than 27 inches, nor more than 28
inches ; and in International matches, at the commencement of the game
the weight of the ball shall be from 13 to 15 ounces."
LAW 5.—Substitute "played" for
"kicked" in line 2.
It was resolved to substitute "played" for "kicked" as proposed.
" That some provision be
made for displacement of cross bar.
The matter was discussed but no definite proposal was made.
Proposed by the Scottish Football Association.
LAW 6.—After the words "at least" to
delete the word "three" and substitute "two."
This proposal was rejected.
LAW 12.—That the International Board
be asked to consider the advisability of altering Law 12 regarding the
duties of referees, with a view to their amendment.
This matter was discussed but no definite proposal was made.
LAW 13.—After the word "appeal"
insert, "provided in his opinion a goal would have resulted."
This proposal was rejected.
DEFINITION OF TERMS.
The Board is of the opinion that a free kick must not be taken until
the Referee has given a signal for the same.
The following matters were noted for consideration at the next meeting
Qualification of Players for International Matches.
The use of Goal Nets for
International Matches it was agreed that space shall be reserved for
the representatives of the visiting Association, and that this space
shall be used for no other purpose, and proper access shall be
It was agreed between
the representatives of England and Scotland that the home Association
shall send the visiting Association 100 tickets for covered stand
seven days before the match.
C. CRUMP, CHAIRMAN.