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The written and agreed constitution of the Club including the ethos to be applied by all officials.

CONSTITUTION

ALCONBURY COLTS FOOTBALL CLUB

CONSTITUTION


1.NAME : The name shall be called Alconbury Colts F.C (the club).

2.OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the Club shall be to arrange association football matches and social activities for its members. It shall also promote fair play and equal playing opportunities for all members of the club and encourage diverse membership.

3.STATUS OF RULES : These rules (the Club Rules) form a binding agreement between each member of the club.

4.RULES AND REGULATIONS :
a.The Club shall have the status of an Affiliated Member of The Football
Association by virtue of its affiliated membership of the Football Association. The Rules and Regulations of the Football Association Limited and the parent County Association and any League or Competition to which the Club is affiliated for the time being shall be deemed to be incorporated into the Club Rules.
b.The Club will also abide by the Football Association’s Child Protection
Policies and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy.

5.CLUB MEMBERSHIP
a.The members of the Club from time to time shall be those persons listed in the register of members (the membership register) which shall be maintained by the club Secretary.
b.Any person who wishes to be a member must apply on the Membership Application Form and deliver it to the Club. Election to membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Club Committee. Membership shall become effective upon an applicants name being entered in the membership Register.
c.In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the Membership Register.
d.The Football Association and parent County Association shall be given access to the Membership Register on demand.


6.ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
a.An annual fee payable by each member shall be determined from time to time by the Club Committee, usually annually. Any fee shall be payable on a successful application for membership and annually by each member. Fees shall not be refundable.
b.The Club Committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions from the members as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the objectives of the Club.

7.RESIGNATION AND EXPULSION
a.A member shall cease to be a member of the Club if, and from the date on
which, he/ she gives notice to the Club Committee of their resignation. A
member whose annual membership fee or further subscription is more than 2
months in arrear shall be deemed to have resigned.
b.The Club Committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in their
opinion, it would not be in the interests of the Club for them to remain a member. There shall be no appeal procedures.
c.A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any item or share of the Club property.

8.CLUB COMMITTEE
a.The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers:
Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Child Welfare Officer, Football Development Officer, Colts Managers Rep and Mini League Managers Rep, elected at an Annual General meeting. The following Officer’s are Non-executive and attendance at committee meetings is optional; Registration Secretary, Fixtures Secretary, Results Secretary, Fundraising Secretary, Press/ Publicity Officer, Equipment Officer.
b.Each Club Officer and Club Committee Member shall hold office from the
date of appointment until the next Annual General Meeting unless otherwise resolved at a Special General Meeting. One person may hold no more than two positions of the Club Officer roles at any time. The Club Committee shall be responsible for the management of all the affairs of the Club. Decisions of the Club Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those attending the Club Committee meeting. The Chairperson of the Club Committee meeting shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Meetings of the Club Committee shall be chaired by the chairperson or in their absence the vice-chairperson. The quorum for the transaction of business of the Club Committee shall be three.
c.Decisions of the Club Committee at meetings shall be entered into the Minute
Book of the Club to be maintained by the Club Secretary.
d.Any member of the Club Committee may call a meeting of the Club
Committee by giving not less than 7 days’ notice to all members of the Club Committee. The Club Committee shall hold no less than four meetings a year.
e.An outgoing member of the Club Committee may be re-elected. Any vacancy
on the Club Committee which arises between Annual General Meeting shall be filled by a member proposed by one and seconded by another of the remaining Club Committee members and approved by a simple majority of the remaining Club Committee members.