Club Constitution


The club shall be called "Featherstone Lions Community Sports Club", Incorporating Featherstone Lions ARLFC, Featherstone Collieries AFC, Sharlston AFC


The primary objective is to provide for its members the facilities for the playing of various Community Sports, and for the recreational purposes of the members and invited guests ancillary to the playing of said sports and for all the other privileges and advantages available to the members which are usually associated with a Community Sports Club.


The officers of the club shall be:

• Chair Person
• Vice Chair Person
• Club Secretary
• Club Treasurer
• Junior Secretary
• Trustees x 3
• Treasurer (Football Section)
• Secretary (Football Section)

General Committee shall be:

• Public Relations Officer
• Social Secretary
• Social Representative
• Coaching Co-ordinator
• Your Representative
• Open Age Representative
• Junior Representative (1 from each team)
• Football Team Representatives x 2

The above named officers shall be appointed bi-yearly at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The nominees must be present members of the club committee. Any official standing for another position must first resign their present role.


Proposal of Candidates : Two members shall propose every candidate for membership. All applications for membership shall be in writing. The granting of membership shall be at the discretion of the CC. The fee shall be £1 per year (Jan - Dec) payable by all members.

Register : The CC shall cause a register of members of the club to be kept at the club premises and the register shall contain the full name and address of all members of the club.
The CC shall have the discretion to reprimand any member or to suspend or expel from the membership any members who act in breach of the rules of the club.


The CC shall regulate the conduct of the licensed bar and shall appoint a member of the club to be in charge of and to supervise the conduct of the Licensed bar during such times as the bar is open.

The CC shall endeavour ensure that no one shall purchase intoxicating liquor nor shall be supplied with intoxicating liquor who have not first attained the age of 18 years.
The CC shall ensure that a notice to that effect is displayed on the premises, also that a notice be displayed to the effect that the supply of alcohol to non-members is forbidden.
Intoxicating Liquor shall not be supplied to members on club premises otherwise than on behalf of the Club.


On such occasions as the club staging an event not including one of its teams or sections intoxicating liquor may be sold to the participating parties. (Subject to the rules above.)
The following may not be admitted as guests: former members who have been expelled, persons who having applied for membership have been rejected and any member who is under suspension.


Intoxicating liquor may be provided only to members of the club and their bona-fide guests. Each member may introduce up to two guests on any one occasion.
Members of visiting Clubs and Teams and their guests may be supplied with liquor (subject to the conditions outlined under the heading Licensed Bar).


The Club Officials along with the Treasurer and the Trustees shall be deemed to have authority of the club and the CC to act in respect of day-to-day transactions necessary to promote the well being of the club, any other expenditure must be sanctioned by the CC.

The Main Officers of the Club have permission by the CC to raise funds from Banking or other Bona Fide Financial Institutions in what is deemed by the CC as acting in the best Financial interests of the Club.

The Club will hold a bank account for which there must be a minimum TWO signatories AUTHORISED BY THE CLUB COMMITTEE.

The Open Age and Football Teams will hold SEPARATE accounts and will have control of the monies therein. All Account details will be submitted to the individual age group at their own respective meetings details will also be provided at the meeting of the Full club Committee meetings.

All monies held in ANY accounts associated with the Club will be and remain the property of the Club.

Each Sports Section must attempt to cover direct playing costs attributed to their age group for the current season by, fund raising or subscription.

Each Section are responsible for funding the CLUB as a whole and all liabilities are jointly shared among them.


It is the responsibility of ALL committee members to actively seek sponsorship not only for their particular age group but on behalf of the Club as a whole.

Any Grant monies, donations or Sponsorship made to the club will be used for the development and improvement of facilities at the Club to the benefit of its members, unless otherwise specified by the donor.


The club shall open to its members at such times as the CC in its absolute discretion shall consider appropriate. In the application for a club registration certificate the permitted hours are to be Mondays to Saturdays 11.00am - 11.00pm, Sundays 12noon – 11.00pm.


The CC shall cause an Annual General Meeting to be held in Late September. At the AGM members shall vote to appoint the Officials of the club.

The CC shall cause an account of the annual finances of the club to be prepared. The accounts so prepared shall be submitted for approval at the AGM so that full details of the receipts and expenses of the club shall be available to each member of the club.

A special or Extraordinary General Meeting of the club may be called at any time by the CC or by not less than 4 CC members giving notice to the CC through the Club Secretary that a SGM or EGM should be held. 14 Days’ notice shall be required.

The committee shall meet on a monthly basis. The above committee shall consist of the Club Officials and the appointed or elected members of each section of the club i.e.: Open age, Juniors, Football, Social or ladies section, to a maximum of 25 persons.
Any Club Committee meeting must have a minimum of 6 members to be quorate.

Minutes of the CC meetings shall be presented to each section of the club.

The CC shall be responsible for Club Business, Finance, VAT and the General Maintenance wellbeing and upkeep of the premises.

The relevant Sections will run the day-to-day rugby business.

Any Points for the agenda that members or the various sections of the club feel should be brought to the attention of the CC should be given in writing to the Club Secretary within 7 days of the posted meeting date.


The CC shall at all times endeavour to enforce the rules set out in both the BARLA / RFL Code of Conduct document and also the clubs own club policy document both to be distributed throughout the club or supplied on application.


The CC shall actively pursue an ongoing action plan formulated for the benefit of the club by the committee.

The CC shall implement and maintain An approved Child Protection Policy and Officer and ensure all coaches are aware of its requirements.

The CC shall not tolerate Racial Abuse of any kind and will encourage active participation of all minority ethnic groups in club activities.

Illegal Drugs, Narcotics or any other illegal substances are forbidden to be used or brought on to club premises.

Any proposed alterations to the Constitution may only be considered at an Annual or Special General Meeting converted with the required written notice of the proposal. Any alteration or amendment must be proposed by a Full Member of the Club and seconded by another Full Member. Such alteration(s) shall be passed if supported by not less than two thirds of those Full Members present at that Meeting, assuming that a quorum has been achieved.


If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution is passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than one month thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution.

If, at that S.G.M., the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Members present at that meeting, the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club.
After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst Full Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to some other voluntary Organisation having objectives similar to those of the Club.