Scottish FA – The registration rule

Thursday, August 30 – 1888
A special meeting of the Scottish Football Association, called to consider the registration rule, was held in the Waterloo Rooms, Glasgow, last night.

Mr. Crerar, president, in the chair. After some heated discussion, Mr. Kennedy, Dumbarton, moved that the rule as passed at the last annual meeting be declared illegal, no notice having been given. Mr. Kirkwood, Third Lanark, moved an amendment that the rule be declared legal. Mr Kennedy’s motion was carried by 93 votes to 31.

The following regulation, proposed by Mr. Kennedy, was ultimately carried:
“In all competition matches the captain of the teams shall hand to the referee a copy and to the opposing club a duplicate of the list of the proper names and addresses of the players in their respective elevens, which shall be forwarded  to the secretary of the Association within three days thereafter, who shall keep a register of all players taking part in the competitions.

“Any club violating this rule will be disqualified for the remainder of the season. The register book shall be open for inspection.”

The meeting then closed.
(Edinburgh Evening News, 31-08-1888)

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