Approx £ 500k flew over the Pennines into Barla's coffers following the sale of the AGMA grant aided land to build the Leigh Centre of Excellence . Ironic Mr C that you now pay 49 k per year for the facilities at the Sports Village on virtually the same site.
Stuart Prior's downfall came in part because he challenged the Barla accounting systems and wanted the Association to be far more pro-active in using the members' funds. He had to extract teeth to get the pump funding in place and up to Cumbria to get that League up and running - and just look what a success that is seeming to be....for just £6k.
So no Marauder. The accounts for me as an incoming Chair would be the first place to start
Followed by the voting system . Heard a nasty rumour that someone from your neck of the woods was asked to become a delegate for the day and vote. Used to happen in the good old days quite a bit but surely not now ?
And once Barla have swept up their own back yard then yes I agree. The new Chair needs to get around ALL the members , including the Associates .But unless and until that clean up happens I expect little to change , and certainly no welcoming mat outside her fiefdom...........
The pawns on the board aren't bothered about money in bank or where they play, all they ask is a well organised structure that gives them a game at their standard every week. (Yorkshire leagues downfall)
Communications from top to bottom and bottom to top have to improve and all the hidden agenda's have to be brought into the open or left behind..