3 STATUS OF RULES
4 RULES AND REGULATION
5 CLUB MEMBERSHIP
6 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
7 RESIGNATIONS AND EXPULSION
8 CLUB COMMITTEE
9 ANNUAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
10 CLUB TEAMS
11 CLUB FINANCES
The club shall be called Burnham Ramblers Juniors F.C. (the Club)
objects of the Club shall be to arrange association football matches and social
activities for its members.
<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 Club of The Football Association by virtue of its
affiliation to/membership of The Football Association. The Rules and Regulations
of The Football Association Limited and 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) No alteration to the Club Rules shall be effective without prior written
approval by the parent Association.
c) The Club will also abide by The Football Association’s Child Protection
Policies and Procedures, the Club’s Codes of Conduct, the Club’s Complaint
Procedures and the Club’s 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 applicant’s 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.
e) A parent or legal guardian of a playing and paying minor shall de deemed
to be the proxy member for that child.
<6> ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
An annual fee payable by each member shall be determined from time to
time by the Club Committee. Any fee shall be payable on a successful application
for membership and annually by each member. Fees shall not be repayable.
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.
<7> RESIGNATIONS 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 arrears shall be deemed to have
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,
or a share of any, of the Club Property.
<8> CLUB COMMITTEE
a) The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers:
Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary,
plus up to 5 other members, elected, nominated or co-opted at an Annual General
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 Club Officer 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 Chairman or in their absence the Vice Chairman . The quorum for
the transaction of business of the Club Committee shall be three.
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.
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 not 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 Meetings 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
f) Save as provided for in the Rules and Regulations of The Football
Association and the County Association to which the Club is affiliated, the Club
Committee shall have the power to decide all questions and disputes arising in
respect of any issue concerning the Club Rules.
<9> ANNUAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
a) An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held in each year to:
i) receive a report of the activities of the Club over the previous
ii) receive a report of the Club’s finances over the previous year
iii) elect the members of the Club Committee
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) A Special General Meeting (SGM) may be called at any time by the
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 SGM may be any business that may be transacted at an
d) The quorum for a General Meeting shall be 35% of members .
e) The Chairperson, or in their absence a member selected by the Club
Committee, shall take the chair. Each member present shall have one vote and
resolutions shall be passed by a simple majority. In the event of an equality of
votes the Chairperson of the Meeting shall have a casting vote.
f) The Club Secretary, or in their absence a member of the Club Committee,
shall enter Minutes of General Meetings into the Minute Book of the Club.
<10> CLUB TEAMS
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 on the activities of the team.
<11> CLUB FINANCES
a) A bank account shall be
opened and maintained in the name of the Club (the Club Account). Designated
account signatories shall be the Club Chairperson, the Club Secretary and the
Treasurer. No sum shall be drawn from the Club Account except by cheque signed
by two of the three designated signatories. All monies payable to the Club shall
be received by the Treasurer and deposited in the Club Account.
b) The income and assets of the Club (the Club Property) shall be applied
only in furtherance of the objects of the Club.
c) The Club Committee shall have power to authorise the payment of
remuneration and expenses to any member of the Club and to any other person or
persons for services rendered to the Club.
d) The Club shall prepare an annual Financial Statement in such form as
shall be published by The Football Association from time to time.
e) The Club Property, other than the Club Account, shall be vested in not
less than two and no more than four custodians, one of whom shall be the
Treasurer (the Custodians), who shall deal with the Club Property as directed by
decisions of the Club Committee and entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive
evidence of such a decision.
f) The Custodians shall be appointed by the Club in a General Meeting and
shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed by a resolution
passed at a General Meeting.
g) On their removal or resignation a Custodian shall execute a Conveyance in
such form as is published by The Football Association from time to time to a
newly elected Custodian or the existing Custodians as directed by the Club
Committee. On the death of a Custodian, any Club Property vested in them shall
vest automatically in the surviving Custodians. If there is only one surviving
Custodian, a Special General Meeting shall be convened as soon as possible to
appoint another Custodian.
The Custodians shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the Club Property
for all expenses and other liabilities reasonably incurred by them in carrying
out their duties.
a) A resolution to dissolve the
Club shall only be proposed at a General Meeting and shall be carried by a
majority of at least three-quarters of the members present.
b) The dissolution shall take effect from the date of the resolution and the
members of the Club Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the
assets and liabilities of the Club.
c) Any surplus assets remaining after the discharge of the debts and
liabilities of the Club shall be transferred to the parent Association who shall
determine how the assets shall be utilised for the benefit of the game.
Alternatively, such assets may be disposed of in such other manner as the
members of the Club with the consent of the parent Association shall determine.