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Constitution

Extract of : THE COMPANIES ACTS 1985 to 2006

COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL

MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

of

CLEETHORPES RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED

1. The name of the Company (hereinafter called “the Club” is “CLEETHORPES RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED”. Unless stated to the contrary within this document words and expressions used shall have the same meaning as set out in the Articles of Association of the Club.

2. The registered office of the Club will be situated in England.

3. The objects for which the Club is established are:

(i) to acquire and undertake all properties and liabilities and to carry out the powers, obligations, duties and general objects of the present unincorporated association known as Cleethorpes Rugby Union
Football Club and to indemnify Cleethorpes Rugby Union Football
Club, its officers, members, and members of any of its sub-committees
against all costs, claims, demands, actions and proceedings relating to the assets and undertaking of Cleethorpes Rugby Union Football Club and in respect of all liabilities, obligations and commitments (whether legally binding or not) of Cleethorpes Rugby Union Football Club and also in respect of the costs and expenses and outgoings from or attributable to the transfer of assets and undertaking;

(ii) principally to provide facilities for rugby union and generally to promote, encourage and facilitate the playing of rugby union in the area of Cleethorpes and North East Lincolnshire and amongst the
community;

(iii) to provide and maintain Club premises at Wilton Road, Humberston and club-owned rugby equipment for the use of its members
(without discrimination);

(iv) to provide other ordinary benefits of an amateur sports club as set out in Schedule 18 of the Finance Act 2002 including without limitation the provision of suitability qualified coaches, coaching courses, insurance, medical treatment, post-match refreshments;

(v) to sell or supply food and/or drink and provide other activities as a social adjunct to the sporting purposes of the Club;

(vi) to obtain funding for the activities of the Club by collecting entrance fees, membership subscriptions, and match fees, by obtaining
sponsorship and other available funding;

(vii) to promote amateur rugby within the Club;

(viii) to affiliate to the RFU, (through the membership of the Club’s nominee to the RFU, such nominee to be the Secretary or another officer of the Club approved by the RFU), and to affiliate to the Constituent Body designated to it by the RFU;

(ix) to comply with and uphold the rules and regulations of the Constituent Body, the RFU and the International Rugby Board as amended from time to time and the rules and regulations of any body to which the RFU is affiliated;

(x) to acquire, establish, own, operate and turn to account in any way for the members’ benefit the rugby union facilities of the Club together with buildings and easements, fixtures and fittings and accessories as shall be thought advisable;

(xi) to make rules, regulations, bye-laws and standing orders concerning the operation of the Club including without limitation regulations concerning disciplinary procedures that may be taken against the members;

(xii) to discipline the members where permitted by its Rules and to refer its members to be disciplined by the RFU or the Constituent Body (as appropriate) where so required by the rules and regulations of the RFU or the Constituent Body (as the case may be);

(xiii) to undertake and execute charitable trusts relating to the activities of the Club;

(xiv) to make donations or offer support to rugby union clubs which are charities or community amateur sports clubs; and

(xv) to do all such other things as shall be thought fit to further the interests of the Club or to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects stated in this Clause 3.

In furtherance of the above objects (but not further or otherwise) the Club shall have the following powers:

(1) to purchase, take on, lease, or exchange, hire or otherwise acquire real or personal property and rights or privileges anywhere in the world, and to construct, maintain and alter buildings or erections;

(2) to sell, manage, let or mortgage, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or assets of the Club subject to such consents as may be required by law;

(3) to execute and do all such other instruments, acts and things as may be requisite for the efficient management, development and administration of the said property;

(4) to borrow or raise money for the objects of the Club on such terms and on such security as may be thought fit subject to such consents as may be required by law;

(5) to take and accept any gift of money, property or other assets whether subject to any special trust or not for the objects of the Club;

(6) to print and publish any newspapers, periodicals, books, articles or leaflets;

(7) to raise funds and authorise appeals and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise;

(8) to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue promissory notes, bills, cheques and other instruments and to operate bank accounts;

(9) to invest moneys of the Club not immediately required for its purposes in or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) and such consents (if any) as may for the time being be imposed or required by law and subject also as hereinafter provided;

(10) to make any donations in cash or assets or establish or support or aid in the establishment or support of or constitute or lend money (with or without security) to or for any charities or other clubs registered as community amateur sports clubs which are for the benefit of the Club or any part thereof;

(11) to engage and pay any person or persons whether on a full or part time basis or whether as consultant or employee, to supervise, authorise, carry on the work of and/or advise the Club;

(12) subject to the provisions of Clause 4 hereof, to make any reasonable and necessary provision for the payment of pensions and superannuation to or on behalf of employees or former employees and their spouses and dependants;

(13) to amalgamate with any companies, institutions, societies or associations which shall have objects altogether or mainly similar to those of the Club or which are for the benefit of the Club or any part thereof and prohibit payment of any dividend or profit to and the distribution of any of their assets amongst their members at least to the same extent as such payments or distributions are
prohibited by this Memorandum of Association;

(14) to pay out of funds of the Club the costs, charges and expenses of and incidental to the formation and registration of the Club; and

(15) to do all such other lawful things as will further the attainment of the objects of the Club or any of them.

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