Eighth Annual General Meeting Held On 10th November 2004

Those present.
John Landamore, Kathy Landamore, Tony Sadler, Roy Blower, Phillip Baldwin, Richard Bland and Colin Tovell.

1. Welcome.
John welcomed all the FONCY supporters along with members of staff from the football club. These included Ricky Martin, Doug Livermore, Kevan Platt, Neil Doncaster, Andrew Cullen, Alan Barnard, Bert Cadmore and Arthur Bowles.

2. Apologies.
These were received from Delia Smith, Michael Wynn-Jones, Nigel Worthington, David Williams and Paul Standley.

FONCY Committee
The FONCY Committee with Ricky Martin at the AGM

2004 Raffle
FONCY 2004 Raffle Announcement
3. Minutes from the seventh AGM.
There were no matters arising.

4. Chairman's report.
The past year has been the most successful in our eight year history as you will see when Tony reads through the accounts. The year has also seen us pass another milestone as the support for FONCY continues to grow.

One of our main fund raising activities, the spring raffle, had its best reception since the event was first launched six years ago. There is little doubt that the top prize of a meal with either Darren Huckerby or Marc Edworthy captured the imagination of the fans. Our thanks to Darren and Marc, and to Val Lemmon who persuaded both players to put themselves forward.
For the first time we went into partnership with the club's Historical Trust at the Open Day Auction. Once again Richard was in top form in collecting items for the auction, which once again was superbly conducted by Ken Ewing. At the request of the club the proceeds from the signed away shirts supplied by Terry Postle were split between FONCY and the Trust.

The Super Bond page in the matchday programme continues to be fully sold out, indeed this season for the first time all 29 members renewed.

With the change in the Academy structure, where once it was just the U19's that played on Saturday mornings, this year two teams - the U18's and the U16's - are both in action on Saturdays. Having supported travel expenses for the Academy team since 1996 we were keen to carry on with this but clearly this season transport costs would increase.

2004 Open Day Auction
Roger Munby with a famous auction item
Eyre Of Norwich and Peachman Refrigeration have supported FONCY on this front for the past two seasons to the tune of 4,000 per season. We approached Roger Rought and Austin Rust from the two companies and we were delighted that they have both agreed to increase their sponsorship by 25% for the current season. Both Roger and Austin are to make a cheque presentation to Nigel Worthington in next couple of weeks.

Supporters groups have again made substantial donations to FONCY. Our thanks to Northern Canaries and Capital Canaries for their donation following their challenge match at Colney.

Our thanks also to Keith Spanton who donated 2,000 following the sale of tankards he produced in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Potteries.

Berlin Tournament
The Under-12s during the Berlin Tournament
I could sit here all night and still I would not have enough time to thank all those people who supported us last year.

The rewards for their efforts have been there for all to see in recent weeks with Danny Crow and Joe Lewis being awarded pro contracts with the club. These two have yet to make their first team debut but I believe they are both very capable of following in the footsteps of Jason Shackell, Ian Henderson and Ryan Jarvis who have all progressed from the Academy and gone on to play for the first team.

Overseas tournaments have again figured strongly as far as our expenditure is concerned. Teams have travelled to Denmark and Germany to compete against some of the best sides in Europe. This is set to continue next year with teams set to visit Germany in January and the Unde-18's may well be heading for France in May.
On the subject of Germany, that leads me nicely onto our web site . This is operated on our behalf by Paul Standley who lives in Cologne. Paul sends his apologies for not being here tonight, but he has kindly produced an end of year report on the web site. Paul puts in a tremendous effort on the web site and I would like to thank him for all his work throughout the year.

It would be remiss of me not to mention Sammy Morgan before I finish. We were all sorry to see Sammy leave the club at the end of last season. Everyone was aware of the time and effort Sammy put into the Academy and I feel sure that Ricky and David have benefited from the groundwork done by Sammy during his time as Academy Director.

Lohne Tournament
And the Under-15s in Lohne, Germany
It just remains for me to thank the committee for their sterling efforts and support over the past year. Here we are eight years since our formation and their dedication and commitment remains as strong as ever.

5. Treasurers report.
Tony read through the accounts that were once again kindly prepared for us by John Warren of Quinney & Co. Please see separate sheet.

After his report Tony praised the work by The Chairman insisting he has been the driving force behind the success of FONCY.

Colin Tovell expressed what every single committee member feels when he praised Tony for his fantastic efforts over the past 12 months.

6. Election of officers.
All four officers agreed to stand for further term. This was proposed and seconded.

7. Election of three committee members.
All three committee members agreed to stand for a further term. This was proposed and seconded.

8. Election of a honorary friend of the committee.
At a recent FONCY committee meeting it was proposed that because of his support and effort on the web site that Paul Standley be invited to join the committee. However under our constitution committee members must attend a set number of meetings per year. Clearly this would not be possible for Paul living as he does in Germany. After consulting with Roy who has much experience in these matters it was decided by inviting Paul to join as an honorary friend of the committee we would not break the rules of our constitution.

Therefore it was proposed and seconded that Paul joins the committee as an honorary friend.

9. Any other business.

Rob Butcher asked if it was possible that a letter be sent to both the Northern and Capital Canaries thanking them for their efforts at the challenge match. Rob pointed out that this would help towards support for this season's planned match.

The Chairman thought that this had been done, however a letter thanking both groups would be sent out with the minutes from the AGM.

Ricky thanked FONCY for their support and made special mention of Paul Standley, who had attended several overseas tournaments and his language skills had been invaluable.

Colin Tovell expressed how fortunate the football club is to have someone like John and Kathy who put in so much time and effort to raise funds for the Academy.