WIDNES RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB
The name of the Club shall be Widnes Rugby Union Football Club Junior Section, or such name as the Committee may from time decide Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with the approval of all members
The objective of the Club shall be:
To promote the game of Rugby Football Union
To benefit the health and well being of young people
To promote good sportsmanship
To advance the education of young people in sport
To establish team participation and understanding by those taking part
To establish links within the local community and in local schools
The Committee shall have the powers to:
To buy, lease or exchange property and maintain equipment for use of the
To sell or dispose of property and equipment as necessary
To borrow money or apply for grants and funding as necessary.
At the first meeting of the season, the chair, Secretary and
Treasurer will be elected.
Meetings will be held at least six times each year
Members will be notified at least 14 days in advance of a meeting
All parents/guardians/grandparents who have an interest in the Club
may attend meetings.
Non members who attend the meetings will not have a voting right.
Membership of the section is open to all young people regardless of race, religion, gender or sexuality.
Membership of the Committee is open to parents/guardians/
grandparents of members of the team.
Each team player may pay a subscription of Â£1.00 per session
(including match fixtures). The committee has the right to
increase the subscription with a minimum notice of seven days,
should the Landlords significantly increase the cost of pitch hire
or any such eventuality. Subscriptions will be voluntary.
A registration form must be completed by all wishing to participate in matches organised by the Club, full name and address; date of birth; medical history and four passport size photographs should be attached to the form. The sum of Â£25.00 per player is payable at the beginning of the Club season Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in August, to cover the cost of membership of Widnes Rugby Union Football Club.
The Honorary Officers of the Committee for Widnes Rugby Union Football Club Junior Section shall consist of a Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer. All other supporters are deemed to be members of the Committee.
Any member of the Committee may make suggestions with regard to fund raising and/or activities to be undertaken.
The Committee may appoint sub-committees as it may, from time to time, determine necessary.
9.Medals & Trophies:
Medals and trophies awarded for individual performance or development will be the private property of the said individual.
Trophies awarded to the team will be deemed to be the property of the Club and will be put on display in locked display cases on loan at the Widnes Rugby Union Football Club, Heath Road, Widnes.
10.Health & Safety:
At least one qualified First Aider must be present at each game played by the Club. The first Aid kit should be checked regularly and any items used should be replaced as soon as is practicable.
All supporters should be aware of who the First Aider is.
The health and safety of the young people is paramount.
A risk assessment of the pitch and associated facilities should be carried out prior to the commencement of each game (by the Referee if no Risk Assessor is present). Any defects should be pointed out to the Home Manager and, if reasonably practicable, steps should be taken to mitigate any possible risk.
Any bank account in which any assets of the Club are deposited shall be operated by the Members and shall be held in the name of Widnes Rugby Union Football Club Junior Section Ã¢â‚¬â€œ or such name as the Committee may from time to time decide.
All cheques and orders for payment of money from such account shall be signed by at least two Officers of the Committee.
12.Alteration to the Constitution:
Any alteration to the Constitution may be made in writing to the Secretary not less than 28 days before the start of the ClubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s season.
Any alteration will require the approval of a majority, at least two thirds, of the associated members.
If the Club is wound up or dissolved, and after all itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s debts and liabilities have been satisfied, there remains any property it shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Club but shall be given or transferred to some other Club having objects similar to the objects of the Club; chosen by the members of the Club at or before the time of dissolution. If that cannot be done, then some other charitable object should benefit.
This document was adopted as the Constitution of Widnes Rugby Union
Football Club Junior Section at a meeting convened at the Widnes Rugby
Union Football Club on Thursday 6 September 2001.