Having heard about this event from many Past National Presidents, it was a pleasure to join Norwich Wensum and Yare at their Forecast Meeting. After a very enjoyable meal, it is then down to the individual to forecast the answers to such questions as which team will win the English Football Premiership and what will be the total rainfall in Norfolk. The papers are marked at the end of the year (2012) and a prize awarded to the winner at the next Forecast Meeting in 2013. It is a great way to bring many clubs together and the event’s popularity has grown over the years, with now well over 100 attendees. The evening was rounded off by guest speaker David McNally, Chief Executive Officer of Norwich City Football Club.
The evening was also a chance to award Martin Sexton the organiser of the Annual Forecast Meeting (and has done so for many years) with the Association Award for all his hard work and the testimony written in support of his nomination reads:
“It’s become an exceptional event run by an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure his peers and the movement have a great night of fun and fellowship on an annual basis.”