- 1. Title
- 2. Aims and Objectives
- 3. Affiliation
- 4. Membership
- 5. Membership Fees
- 6. Bar Rules
- 7. Officers of the Club
- 8. Committee
- 9. Finance
- 10. Annual General Meetings
- 11. Discipline and Appeals
- 12. Dissolutions
- 13. Amendments to the Constitution
- 14. Child Welfare
- 15. Trustees
- 16. Declaration
The club will be called "Farsley Cricket Club"
The Headquarters for the club are:-
The Pavilion, Red Lane, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 5JE
2. Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the club will be:
- To offer participation and promotion of cricket for all at Red Lane, Farsley
- To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in Cricket.
- To promote the club within the local community and Cricket.
- To manage the Pavilion and Red Lane Ground
- To develop amenities for the playing of bowls or any other sport organized and deemed suitable by the committee.
- To promote social and recreational activities amongst the members.
- To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club.
- To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone.
- To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.
- The club shall be affiliated to the Yorkshire Cricket Board
- Farsley Cricket Club Shall be constituted as a members club.
- Membership should consist of officers and members of the club.
- All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct - which the club has adopted.
Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:
- Vice President
- Vice Chairman
- General Committee Member
- Life member
- Paid Life Member
- Non - Playing / Bowls - Ordinary member
- Senior Citizen member
- Playing member
- Student playing member
- Junior members - Under 18 years of age
- Membership shall be open to all, irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, colour, social status and sexual orientation.
- Tackle and nets will be provided on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for senior practice and Friday evening for juniors. Only members may practice.
5. Membership Fees
- Membership fees will be set annually at the Annual General Meeting.
- Fees will be paid annually - The membership year shall be 1st January to 31st December.
- The Annual Subscription shall be due on May 5th each year. Membership cards shall not be transferable.
- 35% of each sections' standard membership fees to be paid to the Management Committee to be used towards the upkeep and running of the clubhouse.
- No member shall be entitled to use the Club premises until he or she has paid his or her subscription in accordance with the rules of the Club.
- Members shall cease to be members
- If they do not pay their subscription - within one month after it has become due under the rules of the Club.
- By non-payment of subscriptions. Any Member, whose membership has ceased for this reason, shall not again be nominated for membership unless they previously pay all arrears due from them at the time of ceasing to be a member.
- The General Committee shall have power to expel any member whose conduct in their opinion renders him unfit for membership.
- In the case of disciplinary procedures the committee shall act upon the following steps:
- Verbal warning
- Written warning
- Cancellation of membership
- If served notice in writing by the committee that the membership has been cancelled. A Member has the right to appeal within seven days of receiving such notice.
- By resignation. Any member wishing to resign must send written notice to the Secretary and the notice must be accompanied by the subscriptions due to the date of its taking effect.
6. Bar Rules
- No person under the age of 18 years shall be served or allowed to consume intoxicating liquor on the Club premises.
- Intoxicating liquor may be sold by or on behalf of the Club for consumption on or off the Club premises to Members.
- Guests may be admitted on such days only and subject to regulations as the committee may from time to time determine but no one residing within a radius of twelve miles of the Clubhouse may be introduced as a guest more than six times in any one year. Members must accompany guests introduced by them during the period of their stay in the Clubhouse.
- The Clubhouse shall be open in accordance with the timetable on the main notice board.
- No dogs to be allowed in the clubhouse (except Guide dogs).
- The permitted hours fixed in pursuance of the current licensing laws are Monday to Sunday 10am - 12am.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 49 OF THE LICENSING ACT 1964 INTOXICATING LIQUOR MAY BE SOLD BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE CLUB PREMISES TO:-
- Persons attending Club functions organised by the Club.
- A Member hiring the Club for his own use authorised by the Committee, and persons attending that function, providing that Member is present and responsible for the function. The names and addresses of those attending are to be provided to the Club at least 48 hours before the start of the function.
- Persons attending functions where the premises have been hired out for the purpose of a function to non-members, such occasions to be restricted to ensure that the members are still able to enjoy the privileges of the Club. The names and addresses of those attending are to be provided to the Club at least 48 hours before the start of the function.
- Members, officials, supporters of a visiting club on the occasion of a team match.
- Members, supporters of teams taking part in activities or representative matches on the Club's grounds.
- The Committee shall have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the Pavilion, being licensed premises, and the bar itself are conducted according to the law. Bar opening hours shall be decided by the Committee and varied as and when the Committee feel necessary within the statutory times set down in the Licensing Act 1964, as amended.
On occasions when functions are held at the Club, the Club gaming machine cannot be used by anyone other than Members. It shall be switched off.
7. Officers of the club
The officers of the club will be:
- Vice Presidents
- Vice Chairman
- Honorary Secretary
- Child Welfare Officer
- Cricket development Manager
- League Representative
Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for re-appointment.
- The club will be managed through the General Management Committee consisting of Club Officers and a maximum of six General Committee Members elected at the A.G.M. Only these posts will have the right to vote, at meetings of the General Management Committee.
- Nominations for election to the General Management Committee - Must have been a member at least 12 months.
- The General Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary of the club once per week throughout the year or as otherwise arranged.
- The Treasurer will make a report at each meeting.
- The Honorary Secretary shall cause minutes of all the proceedings of the General Committee meetings and the said minutes shall be signed by the Chairman of a subsequent meeting and when so signed shall be conclusive evidence of the correctness of the entries.
- The majority required for business to be agreed at General Management Committee meetings will be: 51% of the number of General Management Committee Members elected at the Annual General Meeting.
- The General Management Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of conduct and rules that affect the organisation of the club.
- The General Management Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary and appoint advisers to the General Management Committee as necessary to fulfil its business.
- The General Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of members who infringe the club rules/regulations/constitution. The General Management Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.
- The General Management Committee may demand the possession of all books and funds in the hands of the officials by giving seven days notice.
- The Secretary shall have power to call the members of the General Management Committee together, should important business arise.
- The General Management Committee may call a General Management meeting at any time in the usual way.
- A special General Meeting may be called by a petition of Members which shall be signed by at least 24 Members. Members shall be entitled to vote at a General Meeting.
- All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name Farsley Cricket Club.
- The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the club.
- The financial year of the club will be the calendar year January 1st to December 31st
- A statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting.
- Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Treasurer, plus up to two other officers.
10. Annual General Meetings
- Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be given by the Club Secretary.
- Not less than 14 clear days' notice to be given to all members.
- The AGM will receive a report from officers of the General Management Committee and a statement of the annual accounts.
- Nominations for officers of the General Management Committee will be sent to the Secretary, prior to the AGM meeting.
- Elections of officers are to take place at the AGM.
- All members have the right to vote at the AGM.
- The majority required for business to be agreed at the Annual General Meeting will be at least 51% of the Members attending the Annual General Meeting.
- Only full members over 18 years of age may vote at an A.G.M or E.G.M.
- The General Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) outside the AGM.
- Procedures for EGM will be the same as for the AGM.
- Members shall give 7 days notice of any items for inclusion on the agenda. Matters not on the agenda may not be discussed without consent of the Chairman and a majority of the members present at the meeting.
- Voting by post or proxy shall not be allowed.
- No new rule or alteration to existing rules shall be made except by a majority at the A.G.M. or by a two-thirds majority at an extraordinary general meeting of the Club.
- Any amendment to the said rules must be submitted to the Secretary, in writing, within 14 days of an A.G.M.
11. Disciline and Appeals
- All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.
- The General Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within seven days of a complaint being lodged. The General management committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.
- The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within sevendays of the hearing.
- There will be the right of appeal to the General Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The General management committee should consider the appeal within seven days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.
- If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution be passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than two weeks thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution.
- If at that Special Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Voting Membership present at the meeting, the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club.
- Upon dissolution of the Club any remaining assets shall be distributed, by the general committee, to another registered CASC, crickets governing body or donated to a registered cricketing charity. This complies with Schedule 18 of the Finance Act 2002.
13. Amendments to the Constitution
- The constitution will only be changed through agreement of at least two-thirds of the Full Voting Membership present at an AGM or EGM meeting.
14. Child Welfare
- Farsley CC has adopted the ECB Safe Hands (Welfare of Young People in Cricket) Policy and as such all suspicions and allegations will be taken seriously, managed and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.
- Full details of the Welfare of Young People Policy can be obtained from the ECB website: www.ecb.co.uk
- The Club shall have the right to appoint four Trustees as deemed appropriate at an Annual General Meeting. Such Trustees shall be deemed to have the power and obligations to support the wishes and beliefs of the cricket club as appropriate.
- All Trustees of the club to serve for a term of three years or until a resolution removing such a person shall be passed at an Annual General Meeting of the Club. Trustees may continue for further terms, subject to election or re-election at an AGM or EGM.
- A Trustee must surrender their responsibilities if they die, move out of the local area or lose interest in the Cricket Club.
- New Trustees to be invited to the post by the management Committee acting on behalf of the club.
- The Trustees may hold for the Cricket Club's shareholding and lease on the ground (subject to new agreement). The Trustees are appointed to act as instructed by the Cricket Committee and /or as instructed by an AGM.
- Trustees will be responsible for the on-going participation of cricket and as required other sports, including bowls on the ground and ensure the provision of high quality facilities for all club members.
- Subject to authorisation by an AGM or EGM, trustees to permit the alteration of existing buildings and land, allowing pre-agreed development of the ground and facilities as required.
- Farsley Cricket Club hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of members.
10th February 2011