Knebworth FC Constitution

Version:        2021 (adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 26 June 2021)

Date:            28 May 2021

Amendments:
Addition of Women’s Section
Officer positions updated
Membership Fees replaced previous model of Registration Fee and Subscriptions

NB: all links to FA policies and codes of conduct are shown in the constitution as a temporary measure until the executive committee, and if appropriate, a general meeting, have approved the updated club manual. This is to ensure that all managers etc. have access to these important documents.

  1. Name
    1. The club shall be called Knebworth Football Club (the Club)
    2. The Club shall incorporate Sections for:
      1. Seniors (Men)
      2. Veterans (Men)
      3. Women
      4. Youth
  2. Objectives
    1. The objectives of the Club shall be to provide facilities, promote the game of Association Football, to provide opportunities to play the game and organise social activities for its members, and community participation in the same.
    2. To provide a well-organised, well-respected and successful football club which serves the community of Knebworth and surrounding areas.
    3. To offer as many children (boys and girls) and adults as is possible from Knebworth and surrounding areas, a safe and friendly environment in which to learn and enjoy playing football.
    4. To coach and encourage the development of skill, confidence and teamwork.
    5. To promote the continual development of team managers, team coaches and volunteers at all levels of the club.
    6. To promote the principles of sportsmanship, respect and good manners on and off the pitch.
    7. To promote and develop an enjoyable and fun team sport for all participants (players, coaches, other volunteers, officials and spectators).
    8. To continually improve and develop the Club through effective management and the attainment of appropriate recognition from affiliated organisations such as the FA’s Charter Standard Club Programme.
    9. The Club shall maintain its Charter Standard status.
    10. To organise whatever social and fund-raising activities as are deemed necessary to help the club achieve its objectives.
  3. Status of Rules
    1. These rules (the Club Rules) form a binding agreement between each member of the Club.
  4. Affiliation, Rules and Regulations
    1. The Club is an affiliated Member Club of the Football Association Limited (FA) through its affiliation to the County Association – Hertfordshire Football Association Limited (Herts FA).
    2. The Constitution shall not be added to, cancelled or altered in any way save at an AGM/EGM. Any such resolutions must be put in writing to the General Secretary at least 21 days before the AGM/EGM. These resolutions shall be given in writing to all eligible voters at least 14 days before the AGM/EGM.
    3. The club shall be an affiliated Member Club of any League and competition into which any eligible team is entered.
    4. The Club shall abide by all its regulations and policies as laid down by those organisations and competitions to which it is affiliated.
    5. Child Protection
      1. The Club will also abide by the FA’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and Equal Opportunities and Antidiscrimination Policy as shall be in place from time to time.
      2. The club will have a Child Protection Policy run by the Child Welfare Officer(s).
      3. The Child Protection Policy will be the guidelines as outlined in the Football Association Limited’s “Child Protection Procedures and Practices Handbook” or any other document issued by the FA. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/PDF/TheFA/ChildProtectionPolicyProceduresandImplementationGu.ashx
      4. Any amendments advised by the FA must be fully incorporated into the club’s policy with immediate effect and should be conveyed to all members.
      5. A copy of the child protection policy shown in the club manual and on the club’s website, which can be amended as the executive committee see fit, without the need for amendment to the constitution.
    6. Codes of Conduct and other Policies
      1. The Club will operate all the Codes of Conduct as laid down by the FA under its Charter Standard Club Programme, which sets out the expectations of the Club, its Officials, players and parents, guardians or carers.
        All players will be required to sign the appropriate Code of Conduct (Youth or Adult) prior to the start of each season. In addition, all parents, step-parents, guardians and carers of youth players will be required to sign the appropriate code of conduct.
        By signing the appropriate code of conduct all youth players, adult senior players and all parents, step-parents, guardians and carers of youth players acknowledge that they will comply with the codes of conduct, and accept that failure to comply with the appropriate code of conduct can result in disciplinary proceedings being taken.
        The veterans’ registration form will include a link to the adult player’s code of conduct and a note that by signing the registration form they agree to comply with the code of conduct.
      2. A copy of each code of conduct is shown in the club manual and on the club’s website. These shall be amended as and when the FA changes them, as they do not form part of the constitution. All signed codes of conduct will be retained by the club until replaced by a subsequent edition. Links to be updated
        1. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Leagues/Respect/Codes_of_Conduct_2009-10/RespectCodes_YoungPlayers.ashx/RespectCodes_YoungPlayers.pdf
        2. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Leagues/Respect/Codes_of_Conduct_2009-10/RespectCodes_AdultPlayers.ashx/RespectCodes_AdultPlayers.pdf
        3. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Leagues/Respect/Codes_of_Conduct_2009-10/RespectCodes_SpectatorsPntsCrs.ashx/RespectCodes_SpectatorsPntsCrs.pdf
        4. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Leagues/Respect/Codes_of_Conduct_2009-10/RespectCodes_CoachesMngOfficials.ashx/RespectCodes_CoachesMngOfficials.pdf
        5. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Leagues/Respect/Codes_of_Conduct_2009-10/RespectCodes_MatchOfficials.ashx/RespectCodes_MatchOfficials.pdf
      3. The club adopts a Zero Tolerance Policy. This is defined in the club manual and can be amended by the Executive Committee as they see fit, as it does not form part of the constitution.
      4. The club shall adopt a Respect policy, as per any policy laid down by the FA, Herts FA or any competition it is affiliated to. A copy of this policy is shown in the club manual and on the website. This shall be amended as and when the FA, Herts FA or competition changes it, as it does not form part of the constitution.
      5. There will be no discrimination in the membership, management or running of the club due to age, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, ability or disability. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/3942025973E746CCBB7CA84C9AA78E13.ashx
      6. The club will comply with the FA Charter Standard Club Programme equality policy as set out in the club manual and on the website. This can be amended as and when the FA updates the policy and can be amended at any time without the need to amend the constitution.
  5. Club Membership
    1. Eligibility (Youth Section)
      1. All children from Knebworth and surrounding areas are eligible to join the club subject to there being spaces available in the relevant age group.
      2. Any child wishing to join the club can do so by approaching the appropriate age group manager of the club and enquiring about availability.
      3. Before any child can become a member of the Club he or she must complete a club, and where appropriate a League, registration form and have paid the fees as per rule 6.2.
      4. Any person who wishes to assist with the running of the club including any team, irrespective of whether they have a child in the club or not, can do so subject to the approval from the Executive Committee.
        Applications for team managers and coaches will be subject to an interview with the Chairperson and Head of Youth Football and subsequently ratified by the Executive Committee.
      5. The Club may refuse membership or expel from membership only for good and sufficient cause, such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against such a decision may be made to the Club’s appeals committee (which constitutes any three members of the Executive Committee together with any two general members) and decided by a majority vote.
      6. In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the register of current members.
    2. Eligibility (Senior Section)
      1. Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application, regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs, except as a necessary consequence of the requirements of Football.
        The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating. The Club committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the members.
        Election to membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Team Management and granted in accordance with the anti-discrimination and equality policies which are in place from time to time. Membership shall become effective upon an applicant’s name being entered in the Membership Register. Membership of the Club can be either as a playing member (a Playing Member) or as a social member (a Social Member).
      2. Any person who wishes to assist with the running of the club including any team can do so subject to the approval from the Executive Committee.
        Applications for team managers and coaches will be subject to an interview with the Chairperson and Head of Seniors Football and subsequently ratified by the Executive Committee.
    3. Eligibility (Veterans Section)
      1. Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application, regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs, except as a necessary consequence of the requirements of Football.
        The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating. The Club committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the members.
        Election to membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Team Management and granted in accordance with the anti-discrimination and equality policies which are in place from time to time. Membership shall become effective upon receipt of the registration form and appropriate annual fee and then the applicant’s name is entered in the Membership Register. Membership of the Club can be either as a playing member (a Playing Member) or as a social member (a Social Member).
      2. Any person who wishes to assist with the running of the club including any team can do so subject to the approval from the Executive Committee.
        Applications for team managers and coaches will be subject to an interview with the Chairperson and Head of Veterans Football and subsequently ratified by the Executive Committee.
    4. Eligibility (Women’s Section)
      1. Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application, regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs, except as a necessary consequence of the requirements of Football.
        The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating. The Club committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the members.
        Election to membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Team Management and granted in accordance with the anti-discrimination and equality policies which are in place from time to time. Membership shall become effective upon receipt of the registration form and appropriate annual fee and then the applicant’s name is entered in the Membership Register. Membership of the Club can be either as a playing member (a Playing Member) or as a social member (a Social Member).
      2. Any person who wishes to assist with the running of the club including any team can do so subject to the approval from the Executive Committee.
        Applications for team managers and coaches will be subject to an interview with the Chairperson and Head of Women’s Football and subsequently ratified by the Executive Committee.
    5. Constraints
      1. Due to the size and availability of the club facilities there are limitations to the number of players that can be accommodated within each age group/team.  These have been set out in the club manual and can be amended at any time without the need to amend the constitution.
      2. The Manager for each team, in agreement with the Executive Committee, will make the final decision as to how many players can be accommodated during any one season.
    6. Availability
      1. In the event of there being no available spaces, individuals can be placed on a waiting list maintained by the Registration Secretary (Youth Section) / Membership Secretary (Senior) / Team Manager (Veterans) / Team Manager (Women’s).
      2. Where there are more applications than spaces available, the manager for the age group will decide how the places will be allocated in the best interests of the Club.
    7. Register
      1. The Registration Secretary (Youth Section) / Membership Secretary (Senior) / Team Secretary (Veterans)/Team Secretary (Women’s) shall keep and maintain a full register of all players and members.
      2. The FA and the Herts FA shall be given access to the register of members on demand.
      3. The Team Secretary shall ensure that a register of their team players is maintained by the team, along with a register of the games played by each player.
      4. The club shall also maintain a register of all non-playing members/volunteers.
    8. Transfers
      A player wishing to transfer to another club shall discharge all his/her liabilities and return all club property before the General Secretary signs the transfer form and releases the player from the club.
    9. Codes of Conduct
      All players, parents, guardians or carers, officers shall comply with the appropriate codes of conduct as laid out in the club manual.
  6. Membership Fees
    1. An annual fee shall be determined from time to time by the Executive Committee and set at a level that will not pose a significant obstacle to community participation. Any fee shall be payable on a successful application for membership and annually by each member.
    2. The Membership Fees (which may consist of annual registration fees and annual subscriptions) payable for each section are agreed by the Executive Committee, who will confirm the payment method.
    3. The Registration Secretary will not process the Registration with the appropriate league unless the Membership Fee has been paid in full or the club holds post-dated cheques or authorised online payment. Failure of any of these payments will invoke rule 7.1.
    4. Failure to pay the Membership Fee may, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, result in the player being unable to represent his/her team until the money has been paid.
    5. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to levy further Membership Fees as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the Objectives of the Club.
    6. There can, at the Executive Committee’s discretion, be a rebate of part of the Membership Fees in the event of mid-season resignation, or long-term injury, accounting for any costs incurred by the Club.
    7. The Executive Committee reserves the right to accommodate individual circumstances where appropriate. Managers must obtain the consent of the Executive Committee before committing to any such accommodation.
  7. Resignations and Expulsion & Disciplinary Procedure
    1. A member shall cease to be a member of the Club if, and from the date on which, he/she gives notice to the Club Committee of their resignation. A member whose annual membership fee or further subscription is more than two months in arrears shall be deemed to have resigned. The Executive Committee shall at their sole discretion have the power to waive or defer any member’s or potential member’s annual membership fee or further subscription.
    2. The Executive Committee shall have the power, at their sole discretion, to withhold the registration of any former member who has resigned or has been expelled if that former member is indebted to the club for any unpaid membership fee, or any other payment, releasing the registration only upon full payment of the outstanding sum, in cash.
    3. The Executive Committee shall have the power to expel a member when in their 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 Executive Committee in accordance with the complaints procedure in force from time to time.
    4. No member of the Executive Committee or Disciplinary Panel shall be allowed to adjudicate on any matter concerning that member, his/her team or any player connected to his/her team.
    5. The player will pay all fines imposed on him/her, for whatever reason, and from any source. A player will not be allowed to play again until all fines have been paid in full to the club.
    6. Any person suspended or expelled from the club will have the right of appeal.
  8. Management
    1. Executive Committee
      1. The Executive Committee shall comprise of the following Club Officers – Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Football Development Officer, General Secretary, Youth Section Secretary, Club Development Officer, Head of Youth Football, Head of Seniors Football, Head of Veterans Football, Head of Women’s Football, Treasurer (Youth), Treasurer (Senior), Treasurer (Veterans), Treasurer (Women’s), Safeguarding Officer, Club Resources Officer, Fixtures Officer, Meetings Officer who shall be elected annually at the AGM to serve until the next AGM, unless changed by an EGM or resignation.
      2. All officers are eligible for re-election at the AGM.
      3. In the event of the resignation of an officer or a vacancy unfilled by the election of officers at an AGM, the Executive Committee have the power to co-opt a person to fill that vacancy until the next AGM.
      4. The Executive Committee shall meet as often as is required to carry out the efficient running of the club. 
      5. Decisions of the Executive Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those attending. The Chairperson shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Other than the chairperson in their capacity of a casting vote no person shall have more than one vote, where they hold more than one Officer Position.
      6. The quorum for the transaction of business of the Executive Committee shall be four.
    2. Non-Executive Officers
      The Executive Committee shall create roles from time to time as deemed necessary for the effective operation of Club activities.
    3. Club Committee
      1. The Club Committee shall comprise of the Executive Committee, Non-Executive Officers and at least one representative of each team who need not be the manager.
      2. Club Committee shall meet as often as is required to carry out the efficient running of the club.
      3. Decisions of the Club Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those attending. The Chairperson shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Other than the chairperson in their capacity of a casting vote no person shall have more than one vote, where they hold more than one position.
      4. The quorum for the transaction of business of the Club Committee shall be at least four members of the Executive Committee and a minimum of ten others.
    4. Team Management
      A Manager and Assistant(s) shall be interviewed by the Chairperson and either the Head of Football for the relevant section and ratified by the Executive Committee to run each team. Any Officer of the club can also hold a position within Team Management.
    5. Child Protection
      1. The Executive Committee shall appoint Child Welfare Officers and at least one shall be female and at least one shall be male.
      2. One of the Child Welfare Officers will be the club’s FA CRB designated person.
      3. The Child Welfare Officers shall report to the Executive Committee in accordance with their remit.
    6. Respect
      1. The Respect Officer’s duties shall be part of Lead Child Welfare Officer’s duties.
      2. The Respect Officer shall report to the Executive Committee in accordance with their remit.
      3. The Team Managers shall be responsible for the Club’s respect programme as it affects their team.
    7. Sub-Committees
      1. The Executive Committee shall appoint any sub-committee it deems necessary to assist with the efficient running of the club and it shall meet as often as is deemed necessary to conclude the business of its appointment.
      2. The sub-committee will report to the Executive Committee, in accordance with its remit.
      3. Full minutes of all sub-committee meetings will be kept, with a copy of those minutes being passed to the Executive Committee for information purposes.
    8. Coach Development
      1. If deemed necessary, the Executive Committee shall appoint a Coach Development Officer who shall sit on the Executive Committee, with full voting rights. The Coach Development Officer can hold, concurrently, any Officer position specified in 6.1.or 6.2.
      2. The Coach Development Officer shall report to the Executive Committee in accordance with his/hers remit.
    9. Roles of Officials
      These are defined in the club manual and can be amended by the Executive Committee as they see fit, as they do not form part of the constitution.
    10. Codes of Conduct
      All officers, team managers, team coaches, assistance and volunteers shall comply with the appropriate codes of conduct as laid out in the club manual. (Following the guidelines outlined by the FA.)
    11. Records
      All decisions of all Executive Committee and Club Committee Meetings shall be recorded in the minute book with copies retained by the Meetings Officer and agreed as a true record at the next meeting of each committee. All sub-committees will report to the Executive Committee and their report minuted.
    12. Disputes
      Save as provided for in the Rules and Regulations of the FA, Herts FA and any applicable competition the Executive Committee shall have the power to decide all questions and disputes arising in respect of any issue concerning the Club Rules.
    13. Suspension
      The position of a Club Officer, Manager, Coach, assistant or volunteer shall be vacated if such person is subject to a decision of the FA or Herts FA that such person is suspended from taking part in any football activity relating to the administration or management of a football club for the duration of that suspension.
    14. Non-attendance
      1. The position of a Club Officer, who has failed to attend three consecutive meetings, will be considered by the Executive Committee, as they see fit. This may result in removal from office, if the Officers deem the reasons for the non-attendance as unacceptable.
      2. Any Officer’s position vacated as a result will be filled by co-option on a majority of the Executive Committee present at the meeting that makes this decision.
  9. Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings
    1. General Meetings
      1. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held at the end of each season, all nominations for Executive and Non-Executive Officers should be received, by the General Secretary, prior to or at the AGM and, if required, nominations can also take place at the AGM,  and then proposed and seconded at the AGM itself.
      2. The AGM shall:
        • Receive a report of the activities of the club for the previous year.
        • Receive a report of the club’s finances for the past year (year ending 31st May).
        • Elect the officers of the club.
        • Confirm the managers and assistants of each team.
        • Consider and adopt, if passed, any resolution to change the constitution.
        • Confirm any changes to the signatories on the bank mandates, following the election of the Executive Officers.
        • Confirm the appointment of an auditor or independent financial examiner.
        • Consider any other business, as time permits.
      3. An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) may be called at any time by the Executive Committee and shall be called within 21 days of the receipt by the general secretary of a requisition(s) in writing signed by not less than 5 members stating the purpose for which the meeting is required and the resolutions proposed. Business transacted at an EGM will be restricted to the requisition(s) proposed unless additional business is included at the request of the Executive Committee.
      4. One parent/guardian per youth player, each adult playing or social member and each Club official will be entitled to normal voting rights at an AGM/EGM.  Club Officials who are also a parent/guardian of a player are entitled to just one vote.  Where a parent/guardian has more than one child at the club then they are entitled to one vote per child.
      5. All eligible voters will be given at least twenty-eight days’ notice of an AGM/EGM, in writing. In addition, the general secretary shall post on the club website notice of a general meeting together with the resolutions to be proposed at least 28 days before the AGM/EGM.
      6. Youth Players shall be deemed members of the club without voting rights.
      7. A quorum shall be 20 voting members.
      8. All decisions of all General Meetings shall be recorded in the minute book maintained by the meetings officer and agreed as a true record at the next General Meeting.
      9. Decisions of the General Meetings shall be made by a simple majority of those attending except where the Constitution and Club Rules require a higher majority. The Chairperson shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Other than the chairperson in their capacity of a casting vote no person shall have more than one vote, where they hold more than one Officer Position.
  10. Club Teams
    1. The AGM will re-ratify the appointment of team managers, coaches, assistants and volunteers to run each team in accordance with the recommendations of the Executive Committee. These names will be listed in the AGM papers.
    2. Fixtures & Training Sessions
      1. The club shall run training sessions for each team as often as is deemed necessary.
      2. The club shall fulfil the league fixtures arranged by the leagues where possible.
      3. The club shall fulfil the requirements of the Herts. FA in respect of its Cup Competitions.
      4. The club shall enter teams into any other tournament and single fixture matches sanctioned by the Herts FA and any league it is entered into, as each team requires.
      5. Pre-season and other friendlies, within the jurisdiction of the Herts FA, do not need sanction. Sanction shall be obtained from the appropriate authority before matches outside the Herts FA jurisdiction are played.
      6. If the club appoints a Coach Development Officer he/she shall oversee all coach development matters. Any development plans drawn up will be shown in a separate appendix, kept by the Coach Development Officer and made available to the Executive Committee on request.
  11. Finance
    1. Bank accounts (current and deposit) shall be in the name of Knebworth Football Club – Youth Section, Knebworth Football Club – Senior Section, Knebworth Football Club – Women’s Section and Knebworth Football Club – Veterans Section.  No other bank accounts will be held in the club name or otherwise by any of the Executive Committee, unless deemed necessary by the Executive Committee.
    2. All Membership Fees for the relevant sections will be set by the Executive Committee on an annual basis.
    3. The Treasurers shall pay all monies received by the club, less any retained for petty cash purposes, into the account and keep such accounts and pay debts of the club as approved by the Executive Committee.
    4. All cheques made out in the name of the club (youth section) are to be signed by any two of the Chairperson, Head of Youth Football, Treasurer (youth), General Secretary and one other representative of the youth section. All cheques made out in the name of the club (adult senior section) are to be signed by any two of the Chairperson, Head of Seniors Football, general secretary and treasurer (senior).  All cheques made out in the name of the club (veterans section) are to be signed by any two of the Chairperson, Head of Veterans Football, general secretary and treasurer (veterans). All cheques made out in the name of the club (women’s section) are to be signed by any two of the Chairperson, Head of Women’s Football, general secretary and treasurer (women’s).  All monies received and paid out should be recorded and passed through the relevant club Treasurer.
    5. 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 shall retain its accounting records for a minimum of six years.
    6. The Treasurers shall present to the Executive Committee, as required, an up-to-date statement of account on a monthly basis.
    7. Player subscriptions shall be paid at the rate agreed at the AGM for the following season and passed to the Treasurer in accordance with the rules set out in 6 above.
    8. A copy of the audited or independently financially examined accounts for all sections will be presented to the members at the AGM/EGM. A copy of any Financial Statement shall, on demand, be forwarded to The Herts FA.
    9. or third parties.
    10. The Club Property, other than the Club Account shall be vested in the Officers of the club who shall deal with the Club Property as directed by the Executive Committee and entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence of such a decision.
    11. 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.
    12. The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club:
      (i) sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment
      (ii) employ members and remunerate them for providing goods and services, on fair terms set by the Executive Committee without the person concerned being present
      (iii) if agreed by the executive committee make payments to players for playing
      (iv) pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams and guests
      (v) 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).
  12. Dissolution
    1. A resolution to dissolve the club can only be presented to a properly convened General Meeting of the club and shall be carried by a majority of at least 90% of the members present.
    2. The dissolution shall take effect from the date as shown in the resolution. The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the club.
    3. In the event of the dissolution of the Club, any assets remaining after the discharge of all debts and liabilities shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to one or more of the following approved sporting or charitable bodies:
      • A registered charitable organisation(s) based in the Parish of Knebworth
      • Another Club which is a registered CASC
      • The sport’s national governing body for use by them for related community sports.
      • In the event that one section is dissolved the outstanding monies are kept in a dormant account until the section re-forms.