Rules and Regulations
Clubs must adhere to The FA's rules and regulations
RUNNING THE RULE
All clubs must be properly constituted and are required to institute rules in accordance with these suggestions, as outlined by The Football Association.
Football Development Officer
Telephone: 01604 678408
The club shall be called the “........................................................ Football Club” and shall be affiliated to Northamptonshire FA.
The objectives of the Club shall be to provide facilities, promote the game of Association Football, to arrange matches and social activities for its members and community participation in the same.
These rules (the "Club Rules") form a binding agreement between each member of the Club.
(a) The members of the Club shall so exercise their rights, powers and duties and shall, where appropriate use their best endeavours to ensure that others conduct themselves so that the business and affairs of the Club are carried out in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association Limited ("The FA"), County Football Association to which the Club is affiliated ("Parent County Association") and Competitions in which the Club participates, for the time being in force.
(b) No alteration to the Club Rules shall be effective without prior written approval by the Parent County Association. The FA and the Parent County Association reserve the right to approve any proposed changes to the Club Rules.
(c) The Club will also abide by The FA’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy as shall be in place from time to time.
(a) The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and Minutes Secretary and up to 5 other members, elected at an Annual General Meeting. The General Committee shall have the power to suspend or expel any member deemed guilty of conduct prejudicial to the good name of the Club. The General Committee shall have power to fill such vacancies as may arise in its constitution between Annual General Meetings.
(c) Decisions of the Club Committee of meetings shall be entered into the Minute Book of the Club to be maintained by the Club Secretary.
(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. Membership shall consist of playing and non-playing members.
(c) In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the Membership Register.
(d) The FA and Parent County Association shall be given access to the Membership Register on demand.
(a) An annual fee payable by each member shall be determined from time to time by the Club Committee and set at a level that will not pose a significant obstacle to community participation. Any fee shall be payable on a successful application for membership and annually by each member. Fees shall not be repayable.
(b) The Club Committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions from the members as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the objects of the Club.
At its first meeting following each AGM the Club Committee shall appoint a Club member to be responsible for each of the Club’s football teams. The appointed members shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the team. The appointed members shall present to the Club Committee at its last meeting prior to an AGM a written report of the activities of the team.
(a) An AGM shall be held in each year to:
(i) Receive a report of the activities of the Club over the previous year;
(ii) Receive a report of the Club’s finances over the previous year;
(iii) Elect the members of the Club Committee; and
(iv) Consider any other business.
(b) Nominations for election of members as Club Officers or as members of the Club Committee shall be made in writing by the proposer and seconder, both of whom must be existing members of the Club, to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the AGM. Notice of any resolution to be proposed at the AGM shall be given in writing to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the meeting.
(c) An EGM may be called at any time by the Club Committee and shall be called within 21 days of the receipt by the Club Secretary of a requisition in writing, signed by not less than five members stating the purposes for which the Meeting is required and the resolutions proposed. Business at an EGM may be any business that may be transacted at an AGM.
The General Committee shall cause to be kept proper books of account which shall be audited yearly.
Any matters not governed by the foregoing Rules shall be dealt with by the General Committee, the decision of which shall be final and binding. (Note: It may be found necessary to amend or add to these Rules to meet specific local circumstances.)