Storrington Community Football Club – Youth and Adult Constitution
- The objective of the Football Club is to provide football for both local youngsters up to and including the under sixteen age group (classified as Youth Football) and to provide football for those ages over sixteen (classified as Adult football)
(Local would mean feeder villages into Steyning Rock Road including Storrington, Thakeham, Rackham, Washington, West Chiltington, Ashington, Amberley, Bury, Cootham, Sullington, Greatham and Parham. Pulborough and Findon are also included if there is no football team at the appropriate age group)
- The club shall be non-profit making and any funds raised shall be reinvested in the club for the benefit of all players
- The club is affiliated To the Sussex County Football Association whose headquarters are situated at Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9AX.
- The club shall be registered with the Horsham and District Youth Football League and the Arun and District Youth Football League. Membership of other leagues must be ratified by the management committee before application to join is made
- The club shall appoint a committee to oversee all club business and administration. The officials of the committee shall be democratically appointed at the Annual General Meeting and have term of office of one year. Officials can be re-elected for a further term at the following season’s AGM.
- The committee shall include all team managers and in addition have a:-
Vice Chairman Minutes Secretary
Treasurer Social Secretary
It is preferred that team managers do not hold these positions.
- The management committee shall meet monthly during the season and there shall be an AGM held in June each year. At each AGM, the committee is up for re-election and can be attended by any member of the Football Club.
- The committee can call a Special General Meeting at any time for any purpose after receiving in writing an explanation of why a SGM is required.
- The management committee shall be responsible for the preparation of the annual Statement of Accounts. This is to be submitted to the Sussex County Football Association by 30 September each ear.
The club’s year-end shall be 30 June
The Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary are empowered to sign cheques, all such cheques must bear any of two of these signatures.
- The management committee shall ensure that the club is properly registered with the Sussex County Football Association and the respective leagues to which it belongs.
- It shall be each team manager’s responsibility to obtain a ‘Club Registration Form’ from each player who forms part of their squad every season (this includes players who may only attend training)
Any player so recorded will be considered a member of the club.
Those players (under 11’s and above) who take part in league matches shall also be formally registered with the league concerned in accordance with the procedures laid out by the respective leagues
- Club Registration Fees
Fees shall be set at the Annual General Meeting.
These annual fees go towards the general running of the club as determined by the management committee.
Mini soccer teams: New teams to receive funding for First Aid Kit, 2 match balls, 6 training balls, Training cones and bibs. Replacement goal posts, corner flags and nets may need specific funding from the Club provided there is no equipment that can be handed down from other teams.
Youth Teams: To receive annual funding for 2 match balls, 10 training balls, First Aid kit or resupply, Nets if appropriate, Training bibs. Managers may approach committee for other specific equipment funding. All equipment should be handed down or returned to the Club if no longer required.
Football clothing/kit and training tops should be funded by sponsorship, donations or where these are not possible from training fees. Managers shall make attempts to secure sponsorship for football kits where necessary.
Equipment funding is dependent on the Treasurer receiving registration fees during the season.
Adult Teams: To receive annual funding for 2 match balls, 10 Training balls, First Aid kit or resupply. Managers may approach the committee for any specific equipment funding.
- Each age group must have a designated team manager. No manager can run more than one team.
- The Club shall adopt the Child Protection Policies and Procedures as outlined by the Football Association This shall include correct recruitment and selection procedures for managers/volunteers and ensuring all necessary safeguarding checks are carried out.
- Where more than one team is run at the same age group the additional team shall be known as Storrington Community United and shall have a separate manager
- The club shall have a code of conduct that will cover the behaviour of coaches/managers/team officials, players and spectators/parents/carers
- The Club shall invoke disciplinary procedures against any person deemed to be in breach of the Charter or Code of Conduct. The extent of disciplinary action will be agreed by the management committee.
Furthermore, the Club shall abide by the Disciplinary Procedures of the Sussex County Football Association and the respective league to which it belongs
- The Club shall arrange Public Liability Insurance up to a value of not less than £5m
THE CLUB AND MANAGERS ACCEPT NO LIABILTIY IN THE EVENT OF PERSONAL INJURY
shall be registered with the club at their appropriate age group and play for
that age group unless:-
- The players asks to play in another team (within league constraints) with his/her peers
- After discussion between the managers he/she ‘guests’ with another age group (within league constraints)
- Above all the Club shall abide by the principal of equality and fairness in everything it does
- Match Pitch Allocation: Pitches to be allocated in terms of age seniority. Within age groups the team placed higher in the league has priority. Managers bringing any ‘new pitch’ into the pool of available pitches will have priority for that pitch
- Winter training allocation:
For Youth: Steyning Leisure Centre shall be the preferred choice for winter training unless an alternative 3G floodlit pitch can be sourced.
For Adults: To train at home under floodlit pitches.
In winter the Adult team gets preference over the floodlit pitches.