BROMLEY GREEN FOOTBALL CLUB
RULES AND CONSTITUTION
1 The Club shall be called the ‘Bromley Green Football Club’, which shall operate within the spirit of its own Code of Conduct as appendaged, and shall be affiliated to the Kent County Football Association.
2 Its objectives shall be to provide association football for its members and such social, recreational and fund raising pursuits as may be deemed desirable by the Executive Committee.
3 The Officers of the Club shall consist of the Honorary Patron and the President.
4 The Club shall be controlled by an Executive Committee, which shall consist of the Club Officers and nine members from which a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Welfare Officer shall be elected. Club members will vote for any nominees for the Executive Committee at the AGM, and the person receiving the most votes cast shall be elected for three years, as will the second in the voting. The third and fourth in the voting will be elected for two years, and the remaining five for one year each. The Secretary shall receive these nominations at least seven days prior to the AGM, and no nomination should be forwarded without the consent of the nominee. Any person elected may resign at any time, with the remaining Committee members having the option to co-opt a replacement for the period remaining until the next AGM. All proceedings of the Executive Committee shall be duly recorded in a Minutes Book. At meetings of the Executive Committee, four shall form a quorum. Honorary Vice-Presidents may be elected annually at the AGM.
5 The property and/or assets of the Club shall be vested in the Executive Committee; which shall have the power to appoint such sub-committees as may from time to time be deemed necessary and shall receive reports of such sub-committees at its meetings. The Executive Committee shall have power to suspend, expel and/or fine any member deemed guilty of conduct prejudicial to the good name of the Club. All members shall act under the rules as laid down by FIFA, UEFA, FA, KCFA and various leagues in which the Club participates. The Executive Committee shall have the power to declare a seat vacant should a member absent from three consecutive meetings without an explanation deemed to be satisfactory.
6 Dissolution Clause: A resolution to dissolve the Club shall only be proposed at a General Meeting or Extraordinary Meeting and shall be carried by the majority of at least three-quarters of the members present. The dissolution shall take effect from the date of the resolution and the members of the Club Executive Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Club. Any surplus assets remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Club shall be transferred to another Club, a Competition, the Parent County Association or The FA for use by them related to community sports.
7 All players must pay their fees by standing order … amounts as determined by the Executive Committee.
8 There being no annual subscription, members’ standing orders are in the form of a continuum; eg spread throughout the year and not seasonal or annual.
9 The Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than 30 June each year. The General Secretary shall give at least fourteen days clear notice of such meeting to all Club members. The Financial Statement and Secretary’s Report shall be received by the meeting, which shall also elect the Officers and Executive Committee by ballot, appoint Auditors and transact any other business.
10 An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened by the Executive Committee when deemed desirable and also upon the written request of ten members. The Secretary shall give three clear days notice to all Club members of such meetings at which twelve members shall form a quorum.
11 The Executive Committee shall cause to be kept proper books of account which shall be audited yearly. The Executive Committee shall authorise cheques to be signed jointly by the Honorary Patron and the Treasurer.
12 No alteration in these Rules shall be made except at the AGM or at an EGM convened for that purpose and only if supported by at least 75% of those present and voting at such meeting. Any proposed amendments to Rules must be received by the General Secretary (in writing or email) at least twenty-one days prior to the AGM.
13 No proposition shall be allowed from the Chair, but the Chairman will hold any casting vote.
14 The selection, organisation, conduct and transport arrangements of all teams will be the sole responsibility of the respective manager, who will be in complete charge on match days.
15 No player will be granted a transfer until all monies owed are wholly paid up.
16 Before registering, all players shall receive a copy of these Rules and agree to abide by them.
17 In all instances players must play in the team for which they have been selected; and meet punctually at the time and venue arranged by their manager.
18 Any matters not governed by these Rules shall be dealt with by the Executive Committee, the decision of which body shall be final and binding.
For the purposes of the Licensed Social Club, the above Rules and Code of Conduct will apply, with the following additions:
THAT anyone wishing to join the Licensed Social Club must be at least eighteen years of age and be proposed and seconded by Members in a Book kept for this purpose at the Club. That the name and address of the proposed Member shall be prominently displayed in the Club premises and such proposal shall be considered by the Executive Committee of the Club at their next meeting and at least two days must elapse between the date of such proposal and the date of such Executive Committee meeting. The Executive Committee shall have the option of delegating this power to a Sub-Committee.
THAT any Member shall be at liberty to introduce a visitor for three consecutive days without payment; but no visitor shall be introduced for more than five days in any one year. The name of the visitor, together with the date, shall be entered in the Visitors Book and signed by the introducing Member.
THAT the Club shall be open for the benefit of its members within the permitted hours as fixed for the District by the Licensing Justices under the provisions of the Licensing Act 1964; and that intoxicants may be sold for consumption on the premises to members, their Guests and those attending events held at the Club organised by or on behalf of the Club.
THAT the Honorary Patron and Treasurer be the only authorised Members permitted to purchase intoxicating liquor on behalf of the Club for sale on the premises.
BROMLEY GREEN FOOTBALL CLUB
Code of Conduct
The following appendage to the Rules of the Bromley Green Football Club, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Club’, shall apply to all members both playing and non-playing*
At all times, officers and players shall behave in a manner that reflects the good name of the Club. Any member contravening this directive and bringing the Club into disrepute shall be liable to suspension and/or fine or other action as may be deemed necessary by the General Management Committee in accordance with the Rules of the Club and the good name of association football in general; as laid down in the guidance provided by the Football Association and the Kent County Football Association.
Players are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner when acting as hosts to visiting teams, supporters and officials. On away matches or tours, all members must behave in an appropriate manner. On the field of play, players are expected to abide by the decisions of the officials and approach all matches in a sporting frame of mind. Whilst tolerance is part of the ethos of this Club, violence of any nature is not acceptable under any circumstances. In very extreme cases, the Club reserves the right to terminate the membership of any person bringing the Club or game into disrepute.
It is a condition of membership of this Club that no discrimination or prejudice whatsoever shall exist in respect of gender, age, disability, race, colour, religion or country of origin.
Full copies of the Rules are lodged with the KCFA. Photocopies of the Rules are available direct from the Club; please email to firstname.lastname@example.org