CLUB RULES

INV3NTIVE FOOTBALL ACADEMY- THE INVENTORS

The club shall be called INV3NTIVE FOOTBALL ACADEMY (I.F.A). Teams will be called INVENTIVE for all age groups.

Objective:

  • Club shall be to provide facilities and to promote the beautiful game of¬†football to players and challenge them according to their ability level
  • To arrange matches and social activities for its members and community participation in the same
  • Offer innovative and exciting football programmes to use sport as a tool to keep people motivated and inspire individuals and local communities to improve health and a feeling of well being
  • To promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing high quality affordable activities that improve health, are in the interests of social welfare and to provide a more active, healthy, socially inclusive and adhesive community in borough of Ealing. Support player development pathways from grass root football to academy level
  • To work with individuals and partner organisations to establish strong links to enable INV3NTIVE to deliver programmes and projects that inspire individuals to improve academic achievement and employability
  • Bringing our youth closer together through common interests in sportsmanship and competition.
  • Teaching sportsmanship, teamwork and accountability; build character and discipline and love of sport

The Club will also abide by The FA’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures,Codes of Conduct and the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy asshall be in place from time to time.

Membership

The members of the Club from time to time shall be those persons listed in the¬†register of members (the ‚ÄúMembership Register‚ÄĚ), which shall be maintained by¬†the Club Secretary & Treasurer.

Any person who wishes to be a member must complete and Membership Registration Application Form online on club SSL secured website.

In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the Membership Register. Membership with the club shall become effective upon an applicant’s name being entered in the Membership Register.

Annual Membership Fees

The Clubs Management Committee sets the annual membership fee for the season each year. This fee shall depend on player insurance, team registration with the league, additional club events and kits. Any fee shall be payable on a successful application for membership.

Training Fee

The club shall offer range of payment options such as sessionally, weekly, monthly and seasonally. The training fee is also paid via our website.

The Club Committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions from the members as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the objects of the Club.

Resignation and Expulsion

A member shall stop to be a member of the Club if, and from the date on which, he/she gives notice to the Club Committee of his/her resignation. A member whose annual membership fee or further subscription is more than two months in arrears shall be deemed to have resigned.

The Club Committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in its opinion, it would not be in the interests of the Club for them to remain a member. An appeal against such a decision may be made to the Club Committee in accordance with the Complaints Procedure in force from time to time.

A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any, or a share of any, of the income and assets of the Club.

Club Committee

The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers: Chairperson, Welfare, Treasurer, Secretary and up to 3 other members, elected at an Annual General Meeting. One person may hold no more than two positions of Club Officer at any time. The Club Committee shall be responsible for the management of all the affairs of the Club.

Each Club Officer and Club Committee Member shall hold office from the date of¬†appointment until the next Annual General Meeting (‚ÄúAGM‚ÄĚ) unless otherwise¬†resolved at an Extraordinary General Meeting (‚ÄúEGM‚ÄĚ).¬†

Decisions of the Club Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those attending the Club Committee meeting.

The Chairperson of the Club Committee meeting shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie.

Decisions of the Club Committee of meetings shall be entered into the Minute Book of the Club to be maintained by the Club Secretary.

Any member of the Club Committee may call a meeting of the Club Committee by giving not less than seven days’ notice to all members of the Club Committee.

The Club Committee shall hold not less than four meetings a year.

An outgoing member of the Club Committee may be re-elected. A member proposed by one and seconded by another of the remaining Club Committee members and approved by a simple majority of the remaining Club Committee members shall fill any vacancy on the Club Committee, which arises between Annual General Meetings.

The position of a Club Officer shall be vacated if such person is subject to a decision of The FA that such person be suspended from holding office or from taking part in any football activity relating to the administration or management of a football club.

Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings

An AGM shall be held in each year to:

  • Receive a report of the activities of the Club over the previous year
  • Receive a report of the Club‚Äôs finances over the previous year
  • Select the members of the Club Committee
  • Consider any other business.

Nominations for election of members as Club Officers or as members of the Club

Committee shall be made in writing by the proposer and seconder, both of whom must be existing members of the Club, to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the AGM. Notice of any resolution to be proposed at the AGM shall be given in writing to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the meeting.

An AGM may be called at any time by the Club Committee and shall be calledwithin 21 days of the receipt by the Club Secretary of a requisition in writing, signed by not less than five members stating the purposes for which the Meeting is required and the resolutions proposed. Business at an EGM may be any business that may be transacted at an AGM.

The Secretary shall send to each member at their last known address written notice of the date of a General Meeting (whether an AGM or an EGM) together with the resolutions to be proposed at least 14 days before the meeting.

The quorum for a General Meeting shall be Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Minutes Secretary.

The Club Secretary, or in their absence a member of the Club Committee, shall enter Minutes of General Meetings into the Minute Book of the Club.

Club Teams

At its first meeting following each AGM the Club Committee shall appoint a Club member to be responsible for each of the Club’s football teams. The appointed members shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the team. Theappointed members shall present to the Club Committee at its last meeting prior to an AGM a written report of the activities of the team.

Club Finances

A bank account shall be opened and maintained in the name of the Club.

Designated account signatories shall be the Club Chairperson, the Club Secretary and the Treasurer.

No sum shall be drawn from the Club Account except by cheque signed by two of the three designated signatories.

All cash payable to the Club shall be received by the Treasurer and deposited in the Club Account.

The Club may provide sporting and related social facilities, sporting equipment, coaching, courses, insurance cover, medical treatment, away-match expenses, post match refreshments and other ordinary benefits of Community Amateur Sports Clubs as provided for in the Finance Act 2002.

The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club:

  • Sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment
  • Employ members (although not for playing) and remunerate them for providing goods and services, on fair terms set by the Club Committee without the person concerned being present
  • Pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams and guests
  • Indemnify the Club Committee and members acting properly in the course of the running of the Club against any liability incurred in the proper running of the Club (but only to the extent of its assets).
  • The Club shall keep accounting records for recording the fact and nature of all payments and receipts so as to disclose, with reasonable accuracy, at any time, the financial position, including the assets and liabilities of the Club.
  • The Club must retain its accounting records for a minimum of six years.
  • The Club shall prepare an annual ‚ÄúFinancial Statement‚ÄĚ, in such format as shall be available from the FA from time to time.
  • The Financial Statement shall be verified by an independent, appropriately qualified accountant and shall be approved by members at general meeting. A copy of any Financial Statement shall, on demand, be forwarded to The FA.
  • The Club Property, other than the Club Account, shall be vested in not less than two and no more than four custodians, one of whom shall be the Treasurer (‚Äúthe Custodians‚ÄĚ), 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.
  • The Custodians 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.
  • On their removal or resignation a Custodian shall execute a Conveyance in such form as is published by The FA from time to time to a newly elected Custodian or the existing Custodians as directed by the Club Committee.

Dissolution:

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.

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

They shall transfer any surplus assets remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Club to another Club, a Competition, the Parent County Association or The FA for use for related community sports.