Meeting on Thursday night to discuss controversial plans to introduce ID cards for football clubs

Referees will be able to ask players for their ID
Referees will be able to ask players for their ID

SCORES of clubs across Aylesbury Vale and beyond will this week hear first hand about controversial plans to introduce identity cards for players.

At a Special General Meeting being held on Thursday night (March 15), the Aylesbury and District Football League will discuss the introduction of photo ID for the 2012/2013 season.

Clubs have been repeatedly warned they must attend the meeting with failure to do so resulting in a £50 fine.

A spokesman for the ADL explained: “Representatives from the company we intend to use will make a presentation to everyone and the committee over the process, and will advise clubs of what the costings will be and what rule changes will have to be made.

“These rule changes will have to be presented to County FA for sanctioning.”

The meeting will conclude with a questions and answers session at the Ex-Servicemens Club on Walton Street in Aylesbury.

The meeting gets under way at 7.30pm and the bar will be open from 7m in the function room on the first floor.

Parking is available in the car park at the rear of the club.

As per rule 19 of the ADL constitution, two members from each club must attend with each club entitled to one vote on matters to be voted on.

See next week’s Herald for the latest news from the ADL.