Minutes of adjourned and special meeting held at 42, Russell Square,
London, Friday, April 4th, 1913.
Present :—Mr. T. E. Thomas (Football Association of Wales), in
the chair, Messrs. J. R. Stephens (Football Association of Wales), C.
Crump and W. Pickford (Football Association), A. M. Robertson and D.
Campbell (Scottish Football Association), H. Hegan and J. MacBride
(Irish Football Association).
There were also in attendance :—Messrs. T. Steen (Scottish
Football Association), F. J. Wall (Secretary, Football Association),
J. McDowall (Secretary, Scottish Football Association), J. Ferguson
(Irish Football Association), and T. Robbins (Secretary, Football
Association of Wales), who acted as Secretary to the Board.
Apologies for absence were received from Mr. R. T. Gough (President,
Football Association of Wales), and Mr. D. B. Woolfall (Football
The following Proposals of the Football Association, that the
Rules be altered as hereinafter mentioned, were carried :—
RULE I.—This Board shall be
called the INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL
The Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the
Football Association of Wales, the Irish Football Association, and La
Federation Internationale de Football Association, shall each be
entitled to send two representatives, who shall constitute the Board.
RULE IV.—The Board shall meet
annually, on the SECOND SATURDAY
IN JUNE. The meetings shall
be in rotation, in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Paris, at
the invitation of each Association in order of seniority. The
invitation for the year 1913 shall be given by Ireland, and for 1914
by The Federation Internationale de Football Association. One of the
representatives of the Association convening the meeting shall
preside, and the other shall act as Secretary.
RULE VI.—Business shall not
be proceeded with at any meeting unless Four Associations are
RULE VII.—Alterations in the
Laws of the Game shall only be made at the Annual Meeting in June, and
no alteration shall be adopted unless agreed to by at least
four-fifths of the representatives present and voting. All other
resolutions, whether submitted at the Annual Meeting or at a Special
Meeting, must be agreed to by at least four-fifths of the
representatives present and voting.
RULE VIII.—Omit the word "
four " in the eighth line.
RULE IX.—The decisions of the
Board shall be at once binding on all the Associations, and no
alterations in the Laws of the Game shall be made by any Association
until the same shall have been passed by this Board.
The following Proposal submitted by The Scottish Football
Association was unanimously carried :—
That the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish Associations petition
Parliament to take measures to repress " Ready Money Football Coupon
It was further decided that The Football Association take up the
matter and circularize Members of Parliament for them to support the
A vote of thanks was tendered the Chairman for presiding.
The Football Association of Wales,