J.F.A. Calls Special Meeting To Discuss Coach, Trinidad Tour

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Jamaica Gleaner

A special general meeting of the Jamaica Football Association will be convened on Thursday night starting at 8 o'clock, at Sabina Park to deal with the engagement of a Coach and to receive the accounts of the recent Trinidad Tour.

Each affiliated club is asked to send two representatives, whose names much reach the Hon. Secretary not later than tomorrow, and should come prepared with mandate from their committees to decide the following;—

(1) the amount which each club should contribute towards the expenses of the Coach, and

(2) the manner in which the services of the Coach be best utilised.

It will be recalled that the Trinidad Amateur Football Association has got down an English Coach, one C. G. Bulger, who has already started coaching in the sister Colony, and had offered to share his services with the J. F. A.


Recently the Council of the local Association received the following communication from the T. A. F. A.

"My Council is agreeable to Mr. C. G. Bulger coming to you in November, December and January for a period of two years beginning around 1st November, 1947, and the right to renew the contract for another year, in the extent of our extending our contract with him.

"Mr. Bulger has played first class football from 1932-1944 and during the war has seen active service with the R. A. F. as Physical Training Instructor. He is 31 rears old and at this age has considerable training background for the type of work required.

"He will give practical or theoretical instructions in the game of football to members of such Clubs as you may direct on Monday to Friday in each Week and every week from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. and on every Saturday from 9.00 a.m.-11.00 a. m.

"He will deliver lectures twice weekly from 8.00 to 10.00 p.m. to members of football clubs on days to be agreed upon with you.

"The Jamaica Football Association must pay us the sum of £150 by way of salary, also return Air Passage and all necessary travelling expenses incurred by him during his stay in Jamaica together with suitable hotel accommodation".

After due consideration of the above the Council has decided that period mentioned above would not be suitable and suggests to the clubs September and November instead.

The clubs have been circularised accordingly, and it is expected that matter will be finalised at Thursday's meeting, which will receive the financial statement of probably the most profitable football tournament to be held in Jamaica.