Codes of Conduct & Club Constitution
Players must abide by the decision of the match officials at all times.
Players are expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner. Foul and abusive language and bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
Players representing the Club are required to wear the correct football strip and accessories, including shin guards, at all times. Jewellery must be removed during matches and training.
Players should be punctual for all matches and training sessions, and must advise Managers if they are unable to attend.
Players must pay registration and subscription fees promptly, immediately.
Fines incurred by players must be paid to managers.
Players should treat the kit loaned to them by the club, clean and in good order.
MANAGERS AND REPRESENTATIVES
Any fines incurred by players must be collected by the manager
All managers or their representative must attend the monthly club meetings.
Managers and representatives must treat the match officials, opposing managers, supporters and their players with respect at all times.
Managers and representatives are expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner. Foul and abusive language and bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
Managers must familiarise themselves with the rules of all competitions and abide by them.
Managers and Officials must endeavour to communicate accurate information to players and parents of juniors. Kick off times, training arrangements and official meetings and social functions must be made known to all members as appropriate.
Managers are acting as Reddish Villas representative on match days and are held fully responsible for the actions of the parents and supporters.
PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS
Parents and Supporters are expected to accept and abide by the decision of the match officials at all times.
Parents and Supporters are expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner. Foul and abusive language and bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
Parents and Supporters are expected to assist the Managers with any jobs that need to be carried out.
Parents and Supporters are reminded that the Manager and Reddish Villa JFC football club are held responsible for your actions, it is your responsibility to set a good example to the young players.
REDDISH VILLA IS YOUR CLUB
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
The name of the Group is Reddish Villa Junior Football Club called “the group” in these rules
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GROUP:
The group aims to provide football training and games participation to children between the ages of 5-16 years within the local community.
The group will be non-party political, non-sectarian and will be committed to non-discriminatory practices and equal opportunities.
AREA OF BENEFIT:
The area of benefit of the group will be Reddish in Stockport, and the surrounding areas.
The further the objectives the Committee may exercise the following powers:
- To set up a bank account in the name of the group
- To bring together representatives of voluntary and statutory organisations, government departments and individuals
- To raise funds and receive contributions, donations and otherwise, provided that the group shall not undertake any permanent trading activity
- To levy subscriptions/membership fees
- To produce leaflets/posters to publicise the groups activities
- To hold meetings
- To pay necessary expenses involved in the running of the group
- To undertake any other lawful activity to further the group’s aims
MEMBERSHIP OF THE GROUP:
Membership of the group shall be open to
a) Children aged 5-16 years old in the area irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, political opinion, nationality, religion or race.
The group shall elect a committee consisting of between 4-8 members who will direct the policy and general management of the group. They shall be elected to serve for 1 year, after which time they may stand for re-election.
From amongst the Committee a chairperson, a secretary, and a treasurer will be selected. Other members may be appointed to undertake particular responsibilities within the group e.g. fund-raising.
General meetings will be held as often as necessary and at least 4 times a year. All members should be notified of meetings at least one week in advance. Meetings will be open to any interested parties.
An AGM (Annual General Meeting) of the group shall be held every year. All members shall be notified not less than 14 days before the meeting and an agenda will be circulated. Business of the AGM will include electing the committee, reporting on the years activities and approval of the group’s accounts
A SGM (Special general meeting) can be held either at the Chair’s discretion or by a written request to the Chair by not less than ten members. The meeting shall be called within twenty-one days of such a request and appropriate measures shall be taken to inform all members. Special general meetings should only consider the business specified in the request.
PROCEDURES FOR MEETINGS:
All issues to be decided by a simple majority of those present and entitled to vote. In the case of a tie the Chair has the casting vote.
At an AGM or SGM members may vote by proxy. They must do so in writing through the Chair or an independent third party appointed by the group.
Minutes shall be kept of all proceedings and resolutions
- Any money raised shall be used to further the aims of the group and for no other purpose
- A bank account will be opened in the name of the group
- The group shall decide the signatories to any account set up in the name of the group (two signatories to sign any cheque) Signatories must not be related or live at the same postal address
- A simple written note of the Group’s financial position will from time to time be produced and available at meetings of the Committee
- A statement of accounts verified by a competent person who is independent of the group shall be tabled at the AGM. That person shall be elected by the group
- No member shall derive any financial benefit from the Group, except for payment of reasonable expenses
- No money will be paid out in the name of the group without a receipt being represented
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION:
If amendments to the Constitution are necessary members will be informed in writing and given the opportunity to consider and vote on the amendments. The amendments will only be made if there is a two-thirds majority vote of all members.
If the Committee by a simple majority deem it advisable to dissolve the group, it shall call a meeting of all the members of the group giving not less than 14 days notice. If such a decision is confirmed by a majority of those present then all assets of the group shall be transferred to another voluntary or community group with similar aims.
The Club colours will be Red & White.
A manager and an assistant will manage each team.
The manager and assistant will be over eighteen years of age. In the event of a manager resigning he or she shall be held responsible for all assets and monies held in the name of the team.
Each player will be a paid up member of the Club. In the event of misconduct of a player whilst representing the Club they shall be liable to such action as deemed necessary by their manager and/or the Executive Management Committee.
All fines incurred by an individual while representing or supporting the club are the responsibility of the individual or parents/guardians. Any fines paid by the club on behalf of an individual must be repaid to the club. Failure to do so will result in suspension or possible expulsion from the club.
6. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:
The Property and assets of the Club shall be vested in the Committee. Minutes shall be kept and approved by the Committee.
A quorum for meetings shall be five members. The Committee shall have full authority for the enforcement of all Club rules. The Committee shall have the power to suspend or expel any member deemed guilty of conduct prejudicial to the good name of the Club.
he Committee shall have the power to appoint such sub-committees as may from time to time be deemed necessary and shall receive reports from such
sub-committees for the final sanction. In the event of any Committee member resigning the Committee shall have the power to fill such vacancies as may arise in its constitution.
If a Committee member is unable to attend a meeting, due notice must be given to the Secretary. Any Committee member who does not attend two consecutive Committee meetings without reason shall be called before the Committee to explain him or herself and the Committee shall have the power to take any action deemed necessary.
Shall chair the meetings of the Management Committee. He or she will be responsible for initiating or assisting as required in the furtherance of the Club. He or she shall have the casting vote when votes counted are evenly split.
Will be responsible for the administration of the Club. Will act as Chairman during the absence of the Chairman
To be responsible for the accounts and finances of the Club and to keep such bank accounts as required by the Executive Management Committee and to present an audited balance of the accounts at the AGM. To supply to any person having reasonable cause any statement of account as required by the rules of that person's organisation with which the Club is registered. To ensure that all the Club assets are covered by the necessary insurance and that the Club is insured for public liability.
CLUB CHILD PROTECTION / WELFARE OFFICER
To co-ordinate child protection and welfare policies within the club.
Should at any time during their period of office an Officer of the Club resign, that position will be filled by that Officer’s deputy or any other Officer agreed by the Committee for the remainder of the resignee's term of office. A co-opted person agreed by the Committee will fill any vacancy remaining. This includes team managers and assistants.
All purchases of equipment will be at the discretion of the Committee and in the case of negotiated sponsorship the kit may carry the sponsors logo or brand name but will be purchased by the Committee and the clubs colours will not be changed. The sponsor paying such monies to the treasurer for settlement of account. The Secretary will keep a list of all Club equipment.
9 All kit and equipment is the property of Reddish Villa JFC and should be returned to the club when the player leaves. The only exception to this is when the parent/guardian has contributed part of the cost of the kit though an individual donation.
All accounts and invoices received on behalf of the Club will be passed to the Treasurer for payment. All monies received by the Treasurer will be paid into the appropriate account. Team managers must supply balance sheet/receipts to the Treasurer for all sundry income and expenditure applicable to their team before the monthly meeting.
It will be the responsibility of the team manager or person or persons appointed by the manager to seek sponsorship for that particular team for the purchasing of team kit etc. 1
All fundraising activities on behalf of the club must be approved by the committee; all monies raised by fundraising will be paid into the Reddish Villa bank account and distributed by the committee.
This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.
Child Protection Officer: Patrick Whelan
Tel: 0161-442 8419
As a club we will be adhering to the FA Child Protection Policy, if anyone wishes to view the policy it is available from The FA Website or ask a member of the coaching staff for a copy.
Reddish Villa Junior Football Club agrees with the FA's policy's opinion that “every child and young person who plays football should be able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football"
The key principles are:
- The child's welfare is, and must always be the paramount consideration.
- All child and young people have the right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Working in partnership with children and young children and parents/carers is essential.Any concerns about a child's welfare should be addressed to the Child Protection Officer on the above telephone number.