Nascot Wood Rangers FC Constitution
NASCOT WOOD RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB CONSTITUTION
Governing Rules / APRIL 2004
club shall be called Nascot Wood Rangers Football Club (the Club).
objects of the Club shall be to arrange association football matches and
social activities for its members.
detailed aims and objectives of the Club are:-
a. To develop and
encourage football skills, enjoyment and sporting behaviour at youth level
for boys and girls. The Club actively promotes Sportsmanship and the
enjoyment of Football by all the parties involved in the game. The Club has a
strong reputation within the local community for these issues.
b. To provide
opportunities for regular and controlled football at youth level for boys and
girls and to provide the opportunity to them progress to senior football.
c. To raise funds, to provide facilities, equipment and
activities for the Club.
d. In promoting teamwork
and co-operation, the Club seeks to develop valuable life skills. The Club
recognises that there is more to the game than simply winning. It places
emphasis on sportsmanship, fair play, participation and maximising each
individual and each team's potential.
e. The Club operates a
zero tolerance policy with regard to race and sex.
Wood Rangers actively encourages players and supporters from all backgrounds,
races and sexes. (Gender regulations in relation to age and multi gender
interaction are strictly observed). The Club is determined to support equal
opportunities for all of its players and supporters, regardless of their
race, sex or age. Nascot Wood Rangers is a family and community focused club
that wishes to continue to reflect the mixed nature of our society.
Wood Rangers fully supports the Racial Equality Charter for Sport which
determines that signatories pledge to:
• Challenge and remove racial discrimination in sport
• Encourage people from all communities to become involved in sport
• Welcome players and spectators from all communities, and protect all players and spectators from racial abuse and harassment
• Encourage skilled and talented individuals from all communities to become involved in all levels of sports administration, management and coaching
• Develop the best possible racial equality policies and practices that are subject to regular review and update
cultural diversity in sport
Wood Rangers is a signatory for the above charter.
Status of Rules
rules (the Club Rules) form a binding agreement between each member of the
Rules and Regulations
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
No alteration to the Club Rules shall be effective without prior written
approval by the parent Association.
The Club will also abide by The Football Association’s Child Protection
and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and
the Equal Opportunities and Anti- Discrimination Policy.
5. Club Membership
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.
Any person who wishes to be a member must apply on the Membership Application
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
In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed
from the Membership Register.
The Football Association and parent
(e) Nascot Wood Rangers F.C. to become an U16’s only club. Teams will finish with the club after they have played a full season at U16. If they wish to continue after this they must show a healthy balance in their account on their final season. The committee will have to agree whether it is viable for that team to continue. The team would then have to meet the following criteria and restrictions:
1. The team will have to be managed by a level 1 coach.
2. The team will have to finance their own training.
3. The team will not have a new kit but club will pay for new shirts for individuals due to wear and tear.
The committee will be responsible for monitoring any team from U17/U18’s and if the team or the teams finances become untenable the club will have the right to dissolve the team.
Annual Membership Fee
An annual fee payable by each member shall be determined from time to time by
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. Resignation and Expulsion
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 resigned.
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.
A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any, or a
share of any, of the Club Property.
(a) The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers:
· Secretary and Minutes Secretary,
up to 5 other members, elected at an Annual General Meeting.
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
Decisions of the Club Committee meetings shall be entered into the Minute
Book of the Club to be maintained by the Club Secretary.
Any member of the Club Committee may call a meeting of the Club Committee by
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 Committee members.
Save as provided for in the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association
position of President and Vice President will be Honorary and confirmed at
either the AGM or Committee Meetings. These positions will normally be
bestowed for services and dedication to the Club. These roles are not
compulsory. A President or Vice President can also be a member of the
Annual and Special General Meeting
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 year
receive a report of the Club’s finances over the previous year
elect the members of the Club Committee
consider any other business.
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.
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 AGM.
The Secretary shall send to each member at their last known address written
notice of the date of a General Meeting together with the resolutions to be
proposed at least 14 days before the Meeting.
The quorum for a General Meeting shall be three.
The Chairman, 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.
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.
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 of the
activities of the team.
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
The income and assets of the Club (the Club Property) shall be applied only
in furtherance of the objects of the Club.
The Club Committee shall have power to authorize 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 shall prepare an annual Financial Statement in such form as shall be
published by The Football Association from time to time.
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.
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.
On their removal or resignation a Custodian shall execute a Conveyance in
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
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
is the responsibility of all officials, players, parents and supporters to
assist in maintaining a healthy financial position for the Club. The Club is
a 'not for profit' making organisation, whose funds are solely to be used for
the betterment of the Club objectives.
(i) Funds raised by the above remain the sole responsibility of the Club
(ii) Funds raised for sponsorship or by donation are made to the Club and not to any individual or Team. Whilst the Club actively supports individual Team fundraising, no individual member, player, or group of players, can withdraw funds that have been nominated to the Club.
No Member, Player or, group of players leaving the Club (either mid season or
at the end of a season) has any authority (or rights) to withdraw funds
previously committed to the Club for Sponsorship or for Fund Raising by any
(iv) Training costs or any similar expenditure should be covered in full by each team concerned. In case of shortfall after all reasonable attempts to collect costs have been exhausted, the manager should bring this to the next scheduled committee meeting and appropriate action agreed by all.
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.
The dissolution shall take effect from the date of the resolution and the
members of the Club
shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the
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.