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Club Finances

a. A bank account shall be opened and maintained in the name of the Club (the Club Account). Designated account signatories shall be the Club Chairperson, the Treasurer and up to two further members of the Committee. No sum shall be drawn from the Club Account except by cheque signed by two of the designated signatories. All monies payable to the Club shall be received by the Treasurer and deposited in the Club Account.

b. The income and assets of the Club (the Club Property) shall be applied only in furtherance of the objects of the Club.

c. The Club Committee/Management Team shall have power to authorise the payment of remuneration and expenses to any member of the Club and to any other person or persons for services rendered to the Club.

d. The Club shall prepare an annual Financial Statement in such form as shall be published by The Football Association from time to time. The Club will (if the case) appoint an external auditor for the accounts in preparation for the AGM.

e. The Club Property, other than the Club Account, shall be vested in not less than two and no more than four Trustees, one of whom shall be the Treasurer (the Trustees), who shall deal with the Club Property as directed by decisions of the Club Committee and entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence of such a decision.

f. The Trustees shall be appointed by the Club in a General Meeting and shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed by a resolution passed at a General Meeting.

g. The Trustees will carry out duties in accordance with the relevant legislation and will prepare accounts for submission to the relevant bodies. The Trustees shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the Club Property for all expenses and other liabilities reasonably incurred by them in carrying out their duties.


a. A resolution to dissolve the Club shall only be proposed at a General Meeting and shall be carried by a majority of at least three-quarters of the members present.

b. The dissolution shall take effect from the date of the resolution and the Trustees in consultation with members of the Club Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Club.

c. Any surplus assets remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Club shall be transferred to the relevant parent Associations who shall determine how the assets shall be utilised for the benefit of their objectives. Alternatively, such assets may be disposed of in such other manner as the members of the Club with the consent of the parent Associations shall determine.

Complaints Procedure

In the event that any member feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any way, or that the Club Policies, Rules or Code of Conduct have been broken, should follow the procedures below:

1. They should report the matter to the Club Secretary or another member of the Committee. Your report should include:
  (i)   details of what, when and where the occurrence took place;
  (ii)  any witness statement and names;
  (iii) names of any others who have been treated in a similar way;
  (iv) details of any former complaints made about the incident, date and when and to whom made;
  (v)  a preference for a solution to the incident.

2. The Club’s Management Committee will sit for any hearings that are requested.

3. The Club’s Management Committee will have the power to:-
  (i)   warn as to future conduct;
  (ii)  suspend from membership;
  (iii) remove from membership;
any person found to have broken the Clubs Policies or Codes of Conduct.

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