The Football Club will be called ROSSGLASS COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB and will be affiliated to the COUNTY ANTRIM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.
2. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the club will be:
To ensure all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.
Membership will consist of officers and members of the football club.
All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of practice that the club has adopted.
Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:
4. MEMBERSHIP FEES
Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the Executive/Management Committee or determined at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Fees will be paid: annually, monthly or by weekly subscription payable as training or match fees.
5. OFFICERS OF THE CLUB
The officers of the club will be:
Officers will be elected annually at the AGM.
All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for re-appointment.
The club will be managed through the Management Committee consisting of:
8. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
9. SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
This sports club/organisation is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members. Every individual in the club/organisation should, at all times, show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the organisation and the guidelines provided by our governing body and contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.
10. EQUITY POLICY STATEMENT
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 Sport Northern Ireland 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.
11. DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS
All concerns, allegations or reports of poor practice/abuse relating to the welfare of children and young people will be recorded and responded to swiftly and appropriately in accordance with the club’s safeguarding children and young people policy and procedures. The club welfare/designated officer is the lead contact for all members in the event of any safeguarding concerns.
All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be presented and submitted in writing to the Secretary.
The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within 21 days of a complaint being lodged. The committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.
The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 10 days of the hearing.
There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should consider the appeal within 21 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.
A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership.
13. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
The constitution will only be changed through agreement by majority vote at an AGM or EGM.
Rossglass County F.C hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of members.