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Broach Hill Citroen Driffield Junior Football Club

DRIFFIELD JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

(Founded 2002)

CONSTITUTION

  1. The name of the club shall be the Driffield Junior Football Club (hereinafter called 'The Club').

  2. The Club shall be affiliated to the East Riding County Football Association.

  3. The objectives of the Club shall be:
    To provide facilities for persons from the age of 6 upwards to play football.
    To promote junior football amongst young persons of either sex.
    To ensure that the facilities provided by the Club are available to young persons of either sex (in the case of girls - up to 15 years in mixed teams), irrespective of race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, ability or social standing.
    To provide coaching for young footballers to improve and develop skills. To teach the young people of the Club discipline both on and off the field of play and to help prepare them to become responsible citizens.
    To ensure that young people of the Club participate in the Club activities in a 'Safe' environment.
    To teach the young people to play by the rules, to respect the opposing team, match officials, parents, managers, helpers and spectators.
    To contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the young people of Driffield.

  4. Club Membership:
    a) The members of the Club from time to time shall be those persons listed in the register maintained by the Club Secretary. In the event of a member leaving the Club or being expelled his or her name shall be removed from the register. b) A parent or guardian of a young person wishing to join the Club must complete a Membership form.

  5. Annual Membership Fee:
    a) An annual membership fee shall be determined by the Club from time to time. Fees shall not be repayable.
    b) The Annual Membership Fee shall be payable as follows:

    1) Paid in one full amount by 1st September.

    2) Paid in two equal instalments, with the first of these by 1st September and the second by 30th December.
    c) No member of the Club shall be eligible to represent the club in any form of competitive fixture until a fully completed Driffield Junior Football Club Registration Form together with the Annual Membership Fee has been received

as per Clause 5b

  1. Resignation and Expulsion:
    a) A playing member may resign from the Club during the football season by his or her parent/guardian notifying the appropriate Team Manager or by the player doing so.
    b) A Manager, Assistant Manager or Committee member may resign by notifying the Club Secretary.
    c) A playing member may be expelled by the Club Committee should it be of the opinion that it would not be in the interest of the Club for he or she to remain a member. The Committee may exercise this power in relation to any Manager, Assistant Manager or Club member.

  2. Club Committee:

a) The Officers of the Club shall be:

1. Chairman
2. Vice-Chairman
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. A President may also be elected.

b) The control and administration of the Club shall be vested in the Club Committee (thereinafter called the Committee).

c) Each Club Officer and Committee member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the following Annual General Meeting. Each shall be entitled to seek re-election.

d) Minutes of Club Committee meetings shall be kept by the Secretary. e) The Committee shall hold not less than 6 meetings a year.

f) Any member of the Committee may call a meeting of the Committee by giving not less than eight days notice to all members of the Committee.

g) Any Officer or Committee Member failing to attend three consecutive meetings may be removed from his/her position as an Officer/Committee Member.

h) The Committee has the power to co-opt Committee Members (not Officers).

8. Annual General Meeting:
An Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) shall be held each year to: -

a) Receive a report on the activities of the Club over the previous year. b) Receive a report on the Club's Finances.
c) Elect the Officers of the Club.
d) Elect the Club Committee.

  1. Club Finances:
    (a) A bank account shall be opened and maintained in the name of the Club

    (The Club Account). Designated signatories shall be the Chairman

    Treasurer, Secretary and other named persons agreed by The Committee. (b) The income shall be applied only in the furtherance of the objects of the

    Club.
    (c) The reasonable expenses of the Secretary and Team Managers in carrying

    out their responsibilities shall be paid.

  2. Codes of Conduct:
    The Club shall adopt and apply the following Codes of Conduct: -

    (a) Players Code of Conduct.
    (b) Managers (And Assistants) Code. (c) Parents Code of Conduct.

  3. Safeguarding Policy:
    The Club shall adopt and apply a Safeguarding Policy and appoint a Club Welfare Officer.

  4. Equal Opportunities:
    The Club shall adopt and apply an Equal Opportunities Policy.

  5. Complaints Procedure:
    The Club shall adopt and apply a Complaints Procedure.

  6. Amendment of the Constitution:
    This Constitution may be amended at the Annual General Meeting of the Club Committee or by a Special General Meeting (called for that purpose) provided that at least ten members of the Committee are present and that two thirds of those present vote in favour of the amendment(s). At least ten days notice shall be given of a Special General Meeting.

  7. Dissolution:
    In the event that the Club shall cease to operate, its assets shall be held by The East Riding County Football Association and used to promote Football in Driffield within the Boundaries of the Town.