Announcement from GPL committee

Firstly, apologies to our players for the cancellation of last night’s matches. This was unavoidable due to a team being wrongly put in a division it was ineligible to be in. With the fixtures needing to be re-done, the Committee had no choice but to cancel the first week of the season.


Over the past few days, the messages on Facebook and the WhatsApp Chat Room have been disappointing, to say the least. Please remember the Committee make big sacrifices for YOU! The negative and derogatory posts do not help in any way, whatsoever.


Unfortunately, in this day and age, these messages can not be stopped, but we simply ask you to think before posting such negative messages. Please remember we, the Committee, do what we do for free, with no financial gain whatsoever!


The Committee are very pleased to confirm there are no changes to the current Committee members, that includes John Fowler joining too.


Moving forward, there was a number of points made, which the Committee have taken on board. We will be posting a poll on Facebook, which every player will be able to vote on.
The poll is if we should run with 2 or 3 divisions. The format of the divisions will be 2 divisions of 14, or 11, 9 and 9 teams with the 3 divisions.


For your information, we have another team wanting to join the League. If a 3 division option is preferred, we will accept their late application, so it will be 11, 9 and 9 teams.
If a 2 division option is preferred, their late application will not be accepted. Everyone will have 48 hours from today to vote accordingly.


The KO matches will remain as they are now, to be played in a window, where players can arrange their own matches, at the venue and date, of their mutually agreed choice. The deadline for the KO’s will obviously now be extended.


Once the results of the poll are collated, we will issue revised dates for the league matches, and KO matches.


If all goes to plan, the League will start next Wednesday, or the following Wednesday, at the latest.


Thank you,
GPL Committee