Bromley Heath Football Club Constitution
1. Name: Bromley Heath United
The club shall be called Bromley Heath F.C. (the Club)
The 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
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.
No alteration to the Club Rules shall be effective without prior written approval by the Club Committee
The club and its members will abide by the clubs Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct which have been developed using guidance and good practice provided by The Football Association.
5. Resignation and Expulsion
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.
6. Club Committee
The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and a Child Protection Officer
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.
Decisions of the Club Committee of meetings shall be entered into the Minute Book of the Club to be maintained by the Vice Chairman
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.
The Club Committee shall have the power to decide all questions and disputes arising in respect of any issue concerning the Club Rules.
7. Annual General Meeting
An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held in each year to:
Ø Receive a report of the activities of the Club over the previous year
Ø Receive a report of the Club’s finances over the previous year
Ø Elect the members of the Club Committee
Ø 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. 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.
8. 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 of the activities of the team.
9. Club Finances
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. 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.
The Club shall prepare an annual Financial Statement
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 Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Club. The Club Committee will determine how surplus assets, remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Club, shall be utilized for the benefit of the game.