Sparks fly at AGM and new Select manager appointed

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Committee members and regular attendees of the Lewis and Harris Football Association agreed this year’s meeting was the busiest and most well attended meeting in years, on a night when a new Lewis and Harris Select manager was appointed.

Former Carloway manager Kevin Anderson (pictured above) has been handed the reins to the representative select side and also Lewis and Harris FC, ahead of next week’s Jock Mackay Cup quest.

But the AGM was not without controversy and at one point it looked as if it would be abandonded and reconvened at a later EGM after a bizarre scene where nobody in the room could decide on the correct procedure to conduct a vote on electing a chairman.

Longtime chairman Kenny Maciver was nominated to continue in the role he has previously filled before a nomination and second from the floor for Calum ‘Cobby’ Macleod followed.

A show of hands for a vote from the floor was suggested before another person in attendance queried whether more than three members of any one club were allowed to cast a vote in such a scenario.

What followed was a lengthy halt in proceedings as committee members poured through documents and both their own constitution and that of the SAFA.

During the lull Keith Bray, Chairman of the Lewis and Harris Youth Football Association, remarked he had researched such a situation in relation to his own association and explained that should no note be detailed in the constitution then a free vote from the floor should follow.

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