Constitution

Constitution

 Adopted on the eighteenth day of July 2002 (revisions May ’08, Oct ’09, Feb ’13)

1. Name
The name of the Association is Shepherds Bush Cricket Club (“the Charity”).

2. Administration
Subject to the matters set out below the Charity and its property shall be administered and managed in accordance with this constitution by the members of the Executive Committee, constituted by clause 8 of this constitution (“the Executive Committee”).

3. Objects
The Charity’s objects (“the objects”) are the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation by the provision of facilities for playing cricket, junior football, bowls and other sports.

4. Powers
In furtherance of the objects but not otherwise the Executive Committee may exercise the following powers:

(1)        power to raise funds and to invite and receive contributions provided that in raising funds the Executive Committee shall not undertake any substantial permanent trading activities and shall conform to any relevant requirements of the law;

(2)        power to buy, take on lease or in exchange any property necessary for the achievement of the objects and to maintain and equip it for use;

(3)        power subject to any consents required by law to sell, lease or dispose of all or any part of the property of the Charity;

(4)        power subject to any consents required by law to borrow money and to charge all or any part of the property of the Charity with repayment of the money so borrowed;

(5)        power to employ such staff (who shall not be members of the Executive Committee) as are necessary for the proper pursuit of the objects and to make all reasonable and necessary provision for the payment of pensions and superannuation for staff and their dependants;

(6)        power to co-operate with other charities, voluntary bodies and statutory authorities operating in furtherance of the objects or of similar charitable purposes and to exchange information and advice with them;

(7)        power to establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions formed for all or any of the objects;

(8)        power to appoint and constitute such advisory committees as the Executive Committee may think fit;

(9)             power to do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the achievement of the objects;

(10)       power to ensure compliance with the:

(a)   Aims and objectives

(b)   ECB’s Inclusion and Diversity Policy statement

(c)    Code of Conduct for Coaches, Officers and Volunteers

(d)    Code of conduct for parents/carers

(e)    Code of Conduct for Junior Members

(f)     Child protection policy

(g)    Disciplinary and Appeals procedure

(h)    ECB Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests

(i)     General Code of Conduct for Members

(b) to (i) of the above are annexed to this Constitution as Appendices.

5. Membership
(1)        Membership of the Charity shall be open to:

(i)         individuals (over the age of 18 years) who are interested in furthering the work of the Charity and who have paid any annual subscription laid down from time to time by the Executive Committee, and

(ii)         any body corporate or unincorporated association which is interested in furthering the Charity’s work and has paid an annual subscription (any such body being called in this constitution a “member organisation”).

(iii)            life members

(iv)           affiliate members (who shall have no vote)

(v)            junior members under the age of 18 years (who shall have no vote)

(vi)           family members, being the parents, brothers and/or sisters of a junior member and who shall have paid a special family subscription laid down  by the Executive Committee from time to time (who shall have no vote)

(2)        Every member shall have one vote.

(3)        Each member organisation shall appoint an individual to represent it and to vote on its behalf at meetings of the Charity: and may appoint an alternate to replace its appointed representative at any meeting of the Charity if the appointed representative is unable to attend.

(4)        Each member organisation shall notify the name of the representative appointed by it and of any alternate to the secretary. If the representative or alternate resigns from or otherwise leaves the member organisation, he or she shall forthwith cease to be the representative of the member organisation.

(5)        The Executive Committee may unanimously and for good reason terminate the membership of any individual or member organisation: Provided that the individual concerned or the appointed representative of the member organisation concerned (as the case may be) shall have the right to be heard by the Executive Committee, accompanied by a friend, before a final decision is made.

6. Annual Subscriptions
(1)        The Executive Committee shall determine the annual subscriptions payable by playing and non-playing members and the dates by which such subscriptions shall be paid, and shall do so always in a fair and equitable manner, for junior and other members.

(2)        At an annual general meeting a member can be nominated by the Executive Committee as a life member and if such nomination is approved at such meeting that member shall be a life member and shall not be obliged in the future to pay any annual subscriptions.

(3)        The Executive Committee shall be entitled to offer discounts in any annual subscriptions for early payment and reduced annual subscriptions for students who are receiving full time education or in other cases where they consider it fair and reasonable to do so.

7. Honorary Officers
At the annual general meeting of the Charity the members shall elect from amongst themselves a President, a secretary, a treasurer, and a club welfare officer who shall hold office from the conclusion of that meeting.

8. Executive Committee
(1)        The Executive Committee shall consist of not less than 6 members nor more than 12 members being:

(i)         the honorary officers specified in the preceding clause;

(ii)         not less than 2 and not more than 8 members elected at the annual general meeting who shall hold office from the conclusion of that meeting;

(iii)        a nominated representative for each of the sports playing sections of the Charity appointed by each such section.

(2)        The Executive Committee may in addition appoint not more than 3 co-opted members but so that no-one – may be appointed as a co-opted member if, as a result, more than one third of the members of the Executive Committee would be co-opted members. Each appointment of a co-opted member shall be made at a special meeting of the Executive Committee called under Clause 11 and shall take effect from the end of that meeting unless the appointment is to fill a place which has not then been vacated in which case the appointment shall run from the date when the post becomes vacant.

(3)        All the members of the Executive Committee shall retire from office together at the end of the annual general meeting next after the date on which they came into office, but they may be re-elected or re-appointed.

(4)        The proceedings of the Executive Committee shall not be invalidated by any vacancy among their number or by any failure to appoint or any defect in the appointment or qualification of a member.

(5)        Nobody shall be appointed as a member of the Executive Committee who is aged under 18 or who would if appointed be disqualified under the provisions of the following clause.

(6)        No person shall be entitled to act as a member of the Executive Committee whether on a first or on any subsequent entry into office until after signing in the minute book of the Executive Committee a declaration of acceptance and of willingness to act in the trust of the Charity.

9. Determination of Membership of Executive Committee
A member of the Executive Committee shall cease to hold office if he or she:

(1)        is disqualified from acting as a member of the Executive Committee by virtue of section 72 of the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that provision);

(2)        becomes incapable by reason of mental disorder, illness or injury of managing and administering his or her own affairs;

(3)        is absent without the permission of the Executive Committee from all their meetings held within a period of six months and the Executive Committee resolve that his or her office be vacated; or

(4)        notifies to the Executive Committee a wish to resign (but only if at least three members of the Executive Committee will remain in office when the notice of resignation is to take effect).

10. Executive Committee Members not to be personally interested
(1)        Subject to the provisions of sub-clause (2) of this clause no member of the Executive Committee shall acquire any interest in property belonging to the Charity (otherwise than as a trustee for the Charity) or receive remuneration or be interested (otherwise than as a member of the Executive Committee) in any contract entered into by Executive Committee.

(2)        Any member of the Executive Committee for the time being who is a solicitor, accountant or other person engaged in a profession may charge and be paid all the usual professional charges for business done by him or her or his or her firm when instructed by the other members of the Executive Committee to act in a professional capacity on behalf of the Charity: Provided that at no time shall a majority of the members of the Executive Committee benefit under this provision and that a member of the Executive Committee shall withdraw from any meeting at which his or her own instruction or remuneration, or that of his or her firm, is under discussion.

11. Meetings and proceedings of the Executive Committee
(1)        The Executive Committee shall hold at least six ordinary meetings each year. A special meeting may be called at any time by the President or by any two members of the Executive Committee upon not less than 4 days’ notice being given to the other members of the Executive Committee of the matters to be discussed but if the matters include an appointment of a co-opted member then not less than 14 days’ notice must be given.

(2)        The President shall act as chairman at meetings of the Executive Committee. If the President is absent from any meeting, the members of the Executive Committee present shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting before any other business is transacted.

(3)        There shall be a quorum when at least one third of the number of members of the Executive Committee for the time being or five members of the Executive Committee, whichever is the greater, are present at a meeting.

(4)        Every matter shall be determined by a majority of votes of the members of the Executive Committee present and voting on the question but in the case of equality of votes the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

(5)        The Executive Committee shall keep minutes, in books kept for the purpose, of the proceedings at meetings of the Executive Committee and any sub-committee.

(6)        The Executive Committee may from time to time make and alter rules for the conduct of their business, the summoning and conduct of their meetings and the custody of documents. No rule may be made which is inconsistent with this constitution.

(7)        The Executive Committee may appoint one or more sub­committees consisting of three or more members of the Charity for the purpose of making any inquiry or supervising or performing any function or duty which in the opinion of the Executive Committee would be more conveniently undertaken or carried out by a sub-committee: Provided that all acts and proceedings of any such sub-committees shall be fully and promptly reported to the Executive Committee.

12. Receipts and Expenditure
(1)        The funds of the Charity, including all donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the Executive Committee in the name of the Charity at such bank as the Executive Committee shall from time to time decide. All cheques drawn on the account must be signed by at least two members of the Executive Committee.

(2)        The funds belonging to the Charity shall be applied only in furthering the objects.

13. Property
(1)        Subject to the provisions of sub-clause (2) of this clause, the Executive Committee shall cause the title to:

(i)         all land held by or in trust for the Charity which is not vested in the Official Custodian for Charities; and

(ii)         all investments held by or on behalf of the Charity;

to be vested either in a corporation entitled to act as custodian trustee or in not less than three individuals appointed by them as holding trustees. Holding trustees may be removed by the Executive Committee at their pleasure and shall act in accordance with the lawful directions of the Executive Committee. Provided they act only in accordance with the lawful directions of the Executive Committee, the holding trustees shall not be liable for the acts and defaults of its members.

(2)        If a corporation entitled to act as custodian trustee has not been appointed to hold the property of the Charity, the Executive Committee may permit any investments held by or in trust for the Charity to be held in the name of a clearing bank, trust corporation or any stockbroking company which is a member of the International Stock Exchange (or any subsidiary of any such stockbroking company) as a nominee for the Executive Committee, and may pay such a nominee reasonable and proper remuneration for acting as such.

14. Accounts
The Executive Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1993 (or statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to:

(1)        the keeping of accounting records for the Charity;

(2)        the preparation of annual statements of account for the Charity;

(3)        the auditing or independent examination of the statements of account of the Charity; and

(4)        the transmission of the statements of account of the Charity to the Commission.

15. Annual Report
The Executive Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to the preparation of an annual report and its transmission to the Commission.

16. Annual Return
The Executive Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to the preparation of an annual return and its transmission to the Commission.

 17. Annual general Meeting
(1)        There shall be an annual general meeting of the Charity which shall be held as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the cricket season, and in any event no later than the month of May of the following year.

(2)        Every annual general meeting shall be called by the Executive Committee. The secretary shall give at least 14 days’ notice of the annual general meeting to all the members of the Charity. All the members of the Charity shall be entitled to attend and vote at the meeting.

(3)        Before any other business is transacted at the first annual general meeting the persons present shall appoint a President who shall act as chairman of the meeting. The President shall be the chairman of subsequent annual general meetings. but if he or she is not present, before any other business is transacted, the persons present shall appoint a chairman of the meeting.

(4)        The Executive Committee shall present to each annual general meeting the report and accounts of the Charity for the current year if the annual general meeting takes place before the end of the accounting year, and will make the full year annual accounts, following independent examination, available for members’ inspection no later than the month of May following the end of the accounting year.

(5)        Nominations for election to the Executive Committee must be made by members of the Charity in writing and must be in the hands of the secretary of the Executive Committee at least 14 days before the annual general meeting. Should nominations exceed vacancies, elections shall be by ballot.

18. Special General Meetings
The Executive Committee may call a special meeting of the Charity at any time. If at least twenty five members request such a meeting in writing stating the business to be considered the secretary shall call such a meeting. At least 14 days’ notice must be given. The notice must state the business to be discussed.

19. Procedure at General Meetings
(1)        The Secretary or other person specially appointed by the Executive Committee shall keep a full record of proceedings at every general meeting of the Charity.

(2)        There shall be a quorum when at least one tenth of the number of members of the Charity for the time being or twenty five members of the Charity, whichever is the greater, are present at any general meeting.

(3)        Every matter at a general meeting shall be determined by a majority of votes of the members of the Charity, present and voting on the question but in the case of equality of votes the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

20. Rules
The Executive Committee may from time to time make repeal and alter the rules for the conduct of playing and non-playing members. All such rules shall be binding upon members until repealed by the Executive Committee or set aside at a general meeting of the Charity. However, no rule may be made which is inconsistent with this constitution.

21. Notices
Any notice required to be served on any member of the Charity shall be in writing and shall be served by the secretary of the Executive Committee on any member either personally or by sending it through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to such member at his or her last known address in the United Kingdom, and any letter so sent shall be deemed to have been received within 2 days of posting.

22. Alterations to the Constitution
(1)        Subject to the following provisions of this clause the constitution may be altered by a resolution passed by not less than two thirds of the members present and voting at a general meeting. The notice of the general meeting must include notice of the resolution, setting out the terms of the alteration proposed.

(2)        No amendment may be made to clause 1 (the name of the charity clause), clause 3 (the objects clause), clause 10 (Executive Committee members not to be personally interested clause), clause 23 (the dissolution clause) or this clause without the prior consent in writing of the Commissioners.

(3)        No amendment may be made which would have the effect of making the Charity cease to be a charity at law.

(4)        The Executive Committee should promptly send to the Commission a copy of the amendment made under this clause.

23. Dissolution
If the Executive Committee decides that it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Charity it shall call a meeting of all members of the Charity, of which not less than 21 days’ notice (stating the terms of the resolution to be proposed) shall be given. If the proposal is confirmed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, the Executive Committee shall have power to realise any assets held by or on behalf of the Charity. Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to the objects of the Charity as the members of the Charity may determine or failing that :s ha II be applied for some other charitable purpose. A copy of the statement of accounts, or account and statement, for the final accounting period of the Charity must be sent to the Commission.

24. Arrangements until first Annual General Meeting
Until the first annual general meeting takes place this constitution shall take effect as if references in it to the Executive Committee were references to the persons whose signatures appear at the bottom of this document.

This constitution was adopted on the date mentioned above by the persons whose signatures appear at the bottom of this document.

25. SBCC adopts the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children.’

 

26. SBCC adopts ECB’s ‘Inclusion & Diversity Policy’ and any future versions of this (see Appendix i).

APPENDICES 

APPENDIX i

ECB’s Inclusion & Diversity Policy statement

SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB, in all its activities, is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring that its employees, members and all other individuals working or volunteering for the Club, and participating in or watching the Club’s activities are treated fairly and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.

  • SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB, in all its activities, will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably against on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
  • SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of individuals.
  • SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB will endeavour to create access and opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are lawfully eligible to participate, in its activities.
  • SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB will ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that its employees, members and volunteers adhere to these requirements and this policy.
  • This policy is fully supported by SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB’s officers and Executive Committee who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.

SHEPHERDS BUSH CRICKET CLUB is committed to the investigation of any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, and reserves the right to impose such sanction as it considers appropriate and proportionate, where such is found to be the case.

  • In the event that any employee, member, volunteer, participant or spectator feels that he has suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter in writing to the Executive Committee of the Club
  • Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when and where the occurrence took place; any witness details and copies of any witness statements.
  • If the accused individual is an employee, the Executive Committee will regard the issue as a disciplinary issue and will follow the Club’s employment disciplinary procedure.
  • If the accused individual is a non-employee, the Executive Committee :
  • may decide (at its sole discretion) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing;
  • may (at its sole discretion) hold a hearing at which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case;
  • will have the power to impose any one or more of the following sanctions on any person found to be in breach of any policy: (a) warn as to future conduct; (b) suspend from membership; (c) remove from membership; (d) exclude a non-member from the facility, either temporarily or permanently; and (e) turn down a non-member’s current and/or future membership application; and
  • will provide both parties with written reasons for its decision.
  • A party may appeal a decision of the Executive Committee to the relevant County Cricket Board by writing to the relevant County Cricket Board within 3 months of the Club’s decision being notified to that party.
  • If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the Executive Committee of the Club, the complainant may report the complaint directly to the relevant County Cricket Board.

APPENDIX ii

SBCC’s code of conduct for coaches, officers and volunteers

Shepherds Bush Cricket Club has adopted the following code for coaches and for officers and volunteers:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances

SBCC encourages coaches to follow the key principles of the ECB Coaches’ Code of Conduct:

  • RIGHTS: Cricket coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate in the game
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Cricket coaches must develop a relationship with players (and others) based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect
  • RESPONSIBILITIES – PERSONAL STANDARDS: Cricket coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times
  • RESPONSIBILITIES – PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: To maximise the benefits and minimise the risks to players, coaches must attain a high level of competence through appropriate qualifications and a commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice

APPENDIX iii

SBCC’s Code of Conduct for parents/carers

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour

APPENDIX iv

SBCC’s  Code of Conduct for Junior Members

SHEPHERDS BUSH CC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.

SHEPHERDS BUSH CC believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents, carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with your team manager

As a member of SHEPHERDS BUSH CC you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

APPENDIX v

Discipline and appeals procedure

All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.

The Executive Committee will meet to hear complaints within fourteen 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 seven days of the hearing.

There will be the right of appeal to the Executive Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The Committee should consider the appeal within fourteen days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.

APPENDIX vi

SBCC’S CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT

Shepherds Bush Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that all young people (those under 18 years of age) who play cricket and other sports have a safe and positive experience.

The club is committed to developing, implementing and practising policies and procedures which ensure that everyone knows and accepts their responsibility in relation to the duty of care for young people. The club is committed to ensuring that there are correct and comprehensive reporting procedures by promoting good practice and sound recruitment procedures for all individuals working within the club.

The Club’s child protection principles are as follows:

  • All young people within the club, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability have the right to be protected
  • All young people participating in cricket and other sports at the club have a right to do so in a safe environment
  • Adults working within the club will provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing and sports experience for young people
  • Adults (volunteers, coaches, referees, umpires, scorers) will undertake and be supported in their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care for young people
  • Individuals will receive, as appropriate, education and training, to help them be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare issue which may come to light
  • All suspicions and allegations will be taken seriously, managed and dealt with swiftly and appropriately
  • The club is committed to the responsibility of the statutory agencies and is committed to complying with the Local Area Child Protection Procedures
  • It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place but it is the responsibility of all those working in the club to report any concerns.

APPENDIX vii

Code of Conduct

  1. Members and Guests of Shepherds Bush CC are required to abide by the provisions of this Code of Conduct and any subsequent updates as may be in force from time to time, and by their presence on club premises or at club events or activities are deemed to have accepted and to abide by the provisions of this Code and any other relevant Codes of Conduct, Rules or Regulations the Club has adopted.

All Members and Guests of Shepherds Bush CC will:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
  • Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
  • Display high standards of behaviour
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
  • Recognise good performance not just match results
  • Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance
  • Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
  • Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with children in the Club.
  • Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
  • Follow ECB guidelines set out in the ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for SafeguardingChildren’ and any other relevant guidelines issued
  • Report any concerns in relation to a child, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
  • In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:

o   Have been appropriately vetted, if required, before taking on their role

o   Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance

o   Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)

o   Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket

o   Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’

o   Develop an appropriate working relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and respect

o   Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval

o   Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines which recommend the principle -“People in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”

o   Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially that relating to the Safeguarding of children

If a breach of the provisions or principles of this Code occurs or is reasonably suspected to have occurred the Club reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to asking the person responsible for the breach to leave the Club premises. Any disciplinary or complaint hearings in connection with a breach of these rules shall be dealt with in accordance with the disciplinary procedure as set out in the Club constitution or Cricket Section Regulations as may be amended from time to time.

APPENDIX viii

SBCC’s General Code of Conduct for Members

All members will:

  • act respectfully to all other members, guests, match officials, and visitors
  • respect the laws, spirit, and standards of good sportsmanship of all sports played at the club
  • respect the club’s premises, facilities, and equipment and treat staff with courtesy
  • act responsibly so as to keep the club and all its activities safe
  • uphold the protection of children and young people
  • pay subscriptions and any other dues promptly
  • uphold the club’s constitution and support its commitment to treating all members and visitors equally, equitably and without discrimination.

Members and parents/guardians/carers of junior members will keep children under control and bear in mind their responsibility to other club users.

Members or visitors acting aggressively, abusively, or in breach of this code can be refused service, asked to leave, or be subject to club disciplinary proceedings.

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