Tenth Annual General Meeting Held On 8th January 2007

1. Welcome.
The chairman welcomed all supporters and Norwich City staff.

2. Apologies.
The chairman reported that he had received several apologies from supporters as well as Norwich City chairman Roger Munby.

3. Minutes from the ninth AGM.
There were no matters arising from these minutes.

4. Chairman's report.
Tonight's AGM marks a decade of fund raising by FONCY, a decade that has seen this committee, through the tremendous support of the fans, raise over 250,000 for The Academy. Later Tony will read through the accounts for the past 12 months and doubtless he will inform you of the exact total raised by FONCY since 1996.

FONCY Committee

The FONCY Committee
For the first time since FONCY was formed we were unable to secure a major sponsor as far as travel was concerned. Through Banham Poultry, Duffields Of East Anglia, Peachman Refrigeration and Eyres we have over the past ten years been in a position to pay for all U18 travel and for the first time last season we were able to fund all schoolboy travel.

The loss of a major sponsor came almost as the season was ready to kick off and clearly by that stage The Academy had its financial plans in place for the current campaign, therefore the committee decided as there are sufficient funds available we would continue to support all Academy away travel.

That I am delighted to say was the only minus point in what has been yet another successful year as far as FONCY has been concerned.
Irish U17 Internationals

Irish U17 Internationals
Indeed it was also a year to savour as far as The Academy was concerned with no less than 6 lads being offered professional contracts by the club.

Of those six, four went onto make their debut for the first team with Rossi Jarvis, Michael Spillane and Andrew Cave Brown all featuring in the F.A.Cup against West Ham almost 12 months ago. A special mention I believe is called for Cave-Brown who was in the Scotland team that secured runners-up spot to Spain in the European U19 Championship, and had it not been for the injury picked up at Torquay in the Carling Cup, would I believe have been knocking at the door of the first team.

On the subject of internationals The Academy continues to see players being selected to represent their respective countries. These include Republic Of Ireland caps for first year scholars Gareth Matthews, Kris Renton and Kurtis Byrne, while it seems that City's reputation of producing quality goalkeepers is set to continue with Declan Rudd having secured his first England Cap late last year.

Once again we have continued our support of overseas tournaments with teams travelling to Germany, and France while pride of place goes to the U14/15's who travelled over to Northern Ireland and returned with the Foyle Cup.

The interest in continues to grow and while our webmaster Paul Standley could not make it over from Cologne for tonight's meeting he has never the less sent a report that I will read through.

The past decade has seen probably in access of 80 lads pass through the Academy system at Colney and while everyone is aware that the percentage of players who go on to make a living from the game is quite low, this football club stands up there with the best having produced its fair share of youngsters who continue to play our national game as professionals.

Foyle Cup

Foyle Cup Winners
They include, Robert Green, Craig Bellamy, Che Wilson, Adrian Forbes, Chris Llewellyn, Drew Broughton, Danny Crow, Adam Smith, Darren Way, Daryl Russell, Dean Sinclair and of course Jason Shackell, Ryan Jarvis and Ian Henderson.

It would be foolish to suggest that FONCY played a major part in their football education but I like to think that we may well have helped them along their way while they were here at Norwich City.

5. Treasurers report.
The treasurer read through the accounts for the past year that had been audited by John Warren of Quinney & Co. [Please see attached sheet]. These were adopted by those present.
The chairman thanked the treasurer for his efforts that have been tremendous not only over the past 12 months but over the past 10 years. Click here for 10 Year Finance Summary.

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

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

8. Any Other Business.
With Ricky Martin busy preparing for the night's reserve team fixture against Spurs, it was left to football secretary Kevan Platt to thank the committee for all their hard work over the last decade. Kevan expressed the clubs gratitude for the tremendous amount that FONCY had raised over the past decade.