The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday, January 12th, 2009.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West High School



Donna Duggan  HFW                                                   Frank Hubley               HFW  

Adam White                 Millwood                                 Craig Campbell            Cole Harbour  

Trevor Doyle                Citadel                                     Ray Robertson             CPA

Tim McGarrigle            Grammar                                             Kevin Wheatley            Auburn

Peter Moores               SHSH Boys                             Sue Beazley                  Armbrae

Kevin Epp                    Dartmouth High                        Tamara Muise               Eastern Shore

Annette Sherlock          Sacred Heart                            Mary Coughran            Sackville

John MacDonald          Prince Andrew                         Brad Martin                  Prince Andrew


Send Regrets:


Sue McMaster             SJA 

Darrell Dempster          NSSAF/Lock   

Colin Bush                    Auburn

Shandi Nickolet            JL Ilsley



The meeting opened at 7:12 p.m. and was chaired by Trevor Doyle.



2.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 24th, 2008.

     Moved:    Trevor Doyle

Seconded:   Tim McGarrigle




a.      The treasurer, Donna Duggan, reported the following financial


      Shares         $   360.37

      Plan 24        $     20.22

      Checking     $  3694.78

      Equity          $     10.00


b.     Receipts were issued.


c.      Grammar still owes Metro Fees.  


d.     Soccer Bills: Schools who still owe include Auburn (2) , Citadel (2), Grammar (1), and Sackville (1).  Make cheques out to Metro High School Athletic Association. 1 = $595.00      2 = $1195.00




     a. None





  We are still in need of a coordinator for Girls Fast Pitch.

  Please talk to your school coaches. If no coordinator, no league.

  If interested please let the executive know.




     Banners were distributed.

     Division 3 and JV banners are on back order.

     A Regional Basketball Champion needs to be declared by February 21st. Please forward your method of determining a Regional Champion to Darrell Dempster along with a schedule when it is available.





a. Boy’s A Soccer: Halifax West: Frank Hubley/George Iatrou

    Frank Hubley submitted a written report.

    Discussion followed the report.

    For the next meeting each school needs to provide input on how game

    sheets should be submitted and the repercussions for not doing so. This

    can be in the form of a motion.

    See report:

    - If a coach gets kicked out of a game, the game must be

       stopped if there is no school representative on the bench.

    - Red cards must be explained on the score sheet. There is an appeal 

      process for coaches who may have a conflict of interest.

    - 3 yellow cards equal a red card. This is a one game suspension which means you are out of the game you are playing and the next game.



b. Girl’s A Soccer: Halifax West: Frank Hubley/Roy Snook

     Frank Hubley submitted a written report.

     Discussion followed the report.

     Fees will be collected at the start of the season in 2009-2010.

     Please read the recommendations.

     We need to clearly define what forfeiture is before a motion can be forwarded.  The recommendation from the coordinator is that the forfeiting team should pay a fine of $150.00 and if they qualify for play-offs they lose the right to compete in those play-offs.  If teams forfeit again the next season, they will/should be removed from the league.


c. Girl’s Volleyball: JL Ilsley: Shandi Nickolet



d. Boy’s A Basketball: Prince Andrew: John MacDonald/Brad Martin

       Brad Martin submitted a written report.

       Discussion followed. Please re-read report.

       Crowd Control: *****Please submit to Brad Martin by Friday January 16th your schools protocol for crowd control during boys basketball games.

a.      How are you monitoring your building? Security? Showing of ID card, tickets etc.

b.     What is the Cap for your site for a basketball game?   

Running of Scores: Coaches will be suspended if there is a running of scores. Please see report for further information.  An e-mail will be sent to all schools and coaches regarding the manner.


e. Boy’s B Basketball: Millwood: Adam White

    Adam White gave a verbal report.


f. Girl’s A Basketball: Dartmouth: Kevin Epp

   Kevin Epp gave a verbal report.

   The Code of Ethics (#11 NSSAF) was mentioned.


g. Girl’s B Basketball: Sacred Heart: Annette Sherlock

    Annette Sherlock gave a verbal report.


h. Boy’s Hockey: Cole Harbour: Craig Campbell/Reg Bezanson

 Craig Campbell gave a verbal report.

 Storm dates have been a disruption.    

 All game sheets have to be submitted especially for games out of our  region. Suspensions need to be tracked and followed up on.  Any suspension that occurs must be forwarded to the Metro Chair, Regional Director or the Executive Director of the NSSAF. This is also to ensure that the process is quick. See e-mail from Tom Fahie regarding Regulation XI suspensions.

Referees cannot give suspensions.


i. Girl’s Hockey: CP Allen: Ray Robertson 

  Ray Robertson gave a verbal report.

  All information is posted on the website.

  Rescheduling of storm day games has been the issue.


   j. Wrestling: SJA: Sue McMaster

       Sue McMaster will submit a report via e-mail.  


   k. Skiing: Dartmouth: Kevin Epp/Derek Nichols

       Kevin Epp submitted a written report.


   l. Snowboarding: Auburn: Colin Bush/Dan Ray

      Kevin Wheatley gave a verbal report.

 There will be a meeting at Auburn High School on Thursday

 January 15th at 7pm.


  m. Curling: Cole Harbour: Craig Campbell

       Craig Campbell gave a verbal report.

       The dates have changed. An e-mail will be sent to all

       schools once the new dates have been confirmed.

       Please have your school team names ready for submission by February

       2nd  so draws can be completed.


  n. Field Hockey: SJA: Sue McMaster

      Information will be sent to all schools by e-mail.


  o. Boy’s Rugby: Citadel: Trevor Doyle/Chris Sutton

      There will be a coaches meeting sometime during the 3rd week of

      February. An e-mail will be sent to all schools.


  p. Girl’s Rugby: Auburn: Colin Bush/Kevin Wheatley

      There will be a coaches meeting sometime mid-February.

      An e-mail will be sent to all schools.

      It is necessary that every school has one representative there.





a.      Tournament Director Roles: Trevor Doyle gave a report.

b.     Banners were distributed.

c.     Please ‘cc’ the Athletic Director in any sport related correspondence that is being sent.


Meeting Adjourned at 9:20pm.

Moved:    Susan Beazley

Seconded:   Tamara Muise



Next meeting will be Monday February 23rd, 2009.          

Location:  Halifax West

Meeting Dates: March 30th, April 27th and June. 



If you have something you wish to add to the agenda, please contact Donna Duggan (457-8900/5601264) one week prior to the next meeting.


Respectfully submitted,

Donna Duggan