Afc Stockport
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1 Name The club shall be called AFC STOCKPORT 2 Objects The objects 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. 3 Status of Rules These rules form a binding agreement between each member of the Club. 4 Rules and Regulations (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, County Football Association to which the Club is affiliated 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 Paren tCounty Association reserve the righ tto 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 Equality Policy as shall be inplace from time to time. 5 Club Membership (a) The members of the Club from time to time shall be those persons listed in the register of members which shall be maintained by the Club Secretary.(b)Any person who wishes to be amember must apply on the Membership Application Form and deliver it to the Club. Election to membership shall be at the discretion of the Club Committee and granted in accordance with the anti-discrimination and equality policies which are in place from time to time. An appeal against refusal may be made to the Club Committee in accordance with the Complaints Procedure in force from time to time. 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 FA and Parent County Association shall be given access to the  Membership Register on demand. 6 Annual Membership Fee (a) An annual fee payable by each membership shall be determined from time to time by the Club Committee and set as 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) A monthly fee of £22 for one team or £33 for two teams is to be paid in to the club by a standing order from the members or family members bank account. If a member resigns from the club, it is up to the member to cancel the standing order. No fee’s will be refunded. The standing order is in place to continue for a full 12 months, rolling on each year until the member resigns. The fee may change subject to a committee’s decision.(c) The Club Committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions from the members as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the club’s objectives. 7 Resignation and Expulsion (a) A member shall cease to be amember of the Club if, and from the date on which, he/she gives noticeto the Club Committee of his/her resignation. A member whose annual membership fee or further subscription is more than two (2) months in arrears shall be deemed to have resigned.(b)The Club Committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in its opinion, it would not be in the interests of the Club for them to remain a member. An appeal against such a decision may be made to the Club Committee inaccordance with the ComplaintsProcedure in force from time to time.(c) A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any, or a share of any, of the income and assets of the Club, including refunds of signing on fees.(d) Any member who resigns from the club owing kit or monies will not be released by the club until the kit is returned and any cost of replacing kit are cleared. (e) The Club will refund  any monies (excluding signing on fees) owed to a player who has left the club, within 28 days of the player leaving, providing all AFC Clothing and/or Equipment is returned and any outstanding fines have cleared. 8 Club Committee (a) The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers:Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and  a minimum five five other members, elected by the Club Chairperson.(b) Each Club Officer and ClubCommittee Member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the football season(June 7th)unless otherwise resolved at an Extraordinary General Meeting(“EGM”). One person may hold nomore 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 and may rule on urgent matters before the committee can be addressed. Meetings of the Club Committee shall be chaired by The Chairperson or in their absenceThe Secretary . 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 seven days’ notice to all members of the Club Committee. The Club Committee shall hold not less than four meetings in 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 the one and seconded by another of the remaining Club Committee members and approved by a simple majority of the remaining Club Committee members.(f) Save as provided for in the Rules and regulations of The FA, the Parent County Association and applicable Competition, the Club Committee shall have the power to decide all the questions and disputes arising in respect of any issue concerning the Club rules. 9 Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings This is currently something the club will be looking in to for the future. 10 Club Teams After the clubs Presentation Night, the Chairman shall appoint a 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 be present the Club Committee meetings for the up and coming season and provide a written report of the activities of the team at each meeting. 11 Club Finances (a)A bank account shall be opened and maintained in the name of the Club. Designated account signatories shall be the Club Chairperson, 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 Club Property shall be applied only in furtherance of the objects of the Club. The distribution of profits or proceeds arising from the sale of Club property to members is prohibited. ( c )The Club Committee shall have the power to authorise the payment of remuneration and expenses to any member of the club (although a Club shall not remunerate a member for playing) and to any other person or persons for services rendered to the Club.(d)The Club may provide sporting and related social facilities, sporting equipment, coaching, courses, insurance cover, medical treatment, away match expenses, post match refreshments and other ordinary benefits of Community Amateur Sports Clubs as provided for in the Finance Act 2002.(e) The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club:(i) sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment(ii) employ members (although not for playing) and remunerate them for providing goods and services, on fair terms set by the Club Committee without the person concerned being present(iii) pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams and guests(iv) indemnify the Club Committee and members acting properly in the course of the running ofthe Club against any liability incurred in the proper running of the Club (but only to the extent of its assets).(f) The Club shall keep accounting records for recording the fact and nature of all payments and receipts so as to disclose, with reasonable accuracy, at any time, the financial position, including the assets and liabilities of the Club. The Club must retain its accounting records for a minimum of six years.(g)The Club shall prepare an annual “Financial Statement”, in such format as shall be available from The FA from time to time. The Financial Statement shall be verified by the club treasurer. A copy of any Financial Statement shall, on demand, be forwarded to The FA.(h) 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, 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.(i) The Custodians shall be appointed by the Club Chairman and shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed by a resolution passed at a General Meeting.(j) On their removal of resignation a Custodian shall execute a conveyance in such form as is published by The FA from time to time to a newly elected Custodian or the existing Custodians as directed by the Club Committee. The Club shall, on request, make a copy of the Conveyance available to The FA. 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, an EGM shall be convened as soon as possible to appoint another Custodian.(k) the Custodians shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the Club Property for all the expenses and other liabilities reasonably incurred by them in carrying out their duties. 12 Dissolution ( a ) A resolution to dissolve the Club shall only be proposed at a General or Committee 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 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 another Club, a Competition, the Parent County Association or The FA for use by them for related community sports
since 2012