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 1. Name

The name of the club shall be called Moorside Rangers Football Club.

 2. Objects

The objects of the club will be to provide quality coaching and arrange

association football matches and social activities for its members.

 3. Status of Rules

These rules form a binding agreement between each member of the club.

 4. Rules and Regulations

(a) The club shall have the status of an affiliated members club of the Football

Association by virtue of its affiliation to Manchester County FA. The rules

and regulations of the Football Association Limited and Manchester County

and any league or competition to which the club is affiliated for the time

being shall be deemed to be incorporated into the club rules.

 (b) The club will  abide by The Football Associations Child Protection

Policies and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and the Equal

Opportunities and Anti Discrimination Policy.

 (c) A breach of the rules by any of the members will be subject to the clubs

Code of Conduct and Disciplinary procedures..

 (d) Code of Conduct and Disciplinary procedures are outlined within the clubs directory, Moorside Rangers committee reserve the right to make any amendments it deems appropriate with out prior notification. The committee will make every effort to keep the constition of the club up to date on the clubs website at

 5. Club membership

(a) The members of the club from time to time shall be those persons listed in

the register of members (the Membership Register), which shall be

maintained by the Club Secretary.

 (b) Any person who wishes to be a member must apply on the Membership

Application Form and deliver it to the club. Election to membership shall be

at the sole discretion of the Club Committee. Membership shall become

effective upon an applicants name being entered in the Membership Register.

 (c) In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be

removed from the Membership Register.

 (d) The Football Association and parent County Association shall be given

access to the Membership Register on demand.

6. Annual Membership Fees

(a) An annual fee payable by each member shall be determined from time to

time by the Club Committee. Any fee shall be payable on a successful

application for membership and annually by each member. Fees shall not be

refundable. 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.

7. Resignations and Expulsion

(a) 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 2 months in arrears   can be ask to appear in front of the committee for an explanation and possible expulsion from the club.

(b) The Club 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.

8. Club Committee

(a) The Club Committee shall consist of a minimum of Chairperson,  general manager

Treasurer, Club Secretary,  Child Welfare Officer, Minutes

Secretary and  Age divisional secretaries.

(b) Each club officer and committee member shall hold office from the date

of appointment until the next Annual General Meeting unless otherwise

resolved at a Special General Meeting. One person may hold no more than

two positions of club officer at any time. Decisions of the clubs committee

shall be made by a single majority of those attending the management

committee meeting. The Chairperson of the management committee shall

have the casting vote in the event of a tie.

The quorum for the transaction of business of the management committee

shall be one third of the membership.

(c) Decisions of the club committee of meetings shall be minuted and records maintained by the Club chairman.

(d) Any member of the club committee may call a meeting of the club commit

tee by giving not less than 7 days notice to all members of the club

committee. The club committee shall hold not less than four meetings

a year.

(e) An outgoing member of the club committee may be re-elected.

Any vacancy on the club committee which arises between Annual General

Meetings shall be filled by a member proposed by one and seconded by

another of the club committee members and approved by a simple majority

of the remaining club committee members.

(f) Save as provided for in the Rules and Regulations of The Football

Association to which the club is affiliated, the club committee shall have

the power to decide all questions and disputes arising in respect of any issue

concerning the club rules.

9. Annual and Special General Meeting

(a) An Annual General Meeting shall be held in  June each year to

a. Receive a report of activities of the club over the previous year

b. Receive a report of the clubs finances over the previous year

c. Elect the members of the Clubs Committee

d. Consider any other business

(b) Nominations for election of members as 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 meting.

(c) A Special General Meeting (SGM) may be called at any time by the

Committee and shall be called within 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 SGM may be any business that may be transacted

at an AGM.

(d) The quorum for a General Meeting shall be one third of the membership

(e) The Chairperson or in their absence a member selected by the Club

Committee shall take the chair. Each member present shall have one vote

and resolutions shall be passed by a simple majority. In the event of an

equality of votes the Chairperson of the Meeting shall have a casting vote.

(f) The Club Secretary, or in their absence a member of the Club Committee,

shall  record the Minutes of General Meetings to be held on record

10. Club Teams

(a) At its first meeting following each AGM the Club Committee shall appoint a

Club member to be responsible for each of the Clubs football teams.

The appointed members shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the

team. The appointed members shall present to the Club Committee at its

last meeting prior to an AGM a written report of the activities of the team.

11. 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 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 monies payable to the club shall be received by

the Treasurer and deposited into 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 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.

12. Dissolution

(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

members of the Club Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of

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 parent Association who shall

determine how the assets shall be utilised for the benefit of the game.

Alternatively, such assets may be disposed of in such other manner as the

members of the Club with the consent of the parent Association shall


Recommended Financial Policy

This is to clarify the situation for all teams associated with the Club

Club income can be divided into 5 areas as follows:-

a. Registration Fees

b. Monthly Subscriptions

c. Social/Fundraising Events

d. Sponsorship

e. Grants

a. Registration fees and match subscriptions

A registration fee of £25.00 per player must be paid in during the Club

registration week in June. A second/third player joining from the same family

will pay a fee of £5.00.

Players registering for the club for the current season after 1st February will have a reduced registration fee of £10.00.

b. Monthly Subscription

All players must pay a monthly fee of £20.00 over a period of 9 months

commencing at the September meeting. A second player from the same

family will be charged £10.00 a month and a third player £5.00 a month.

c. Social/Fundraising Events

All monies raised from these events will be paid into the Club’s account.

d. Sponsorships

Monies to be used as requested by the Sponsor.

e. Grants

Grant money will be used for specific projects as identified in the grant


Recommended Procedure when dealing with Scouts

Recommended Procedure when dealing with Scouts

It is essential that all Team Managers adopt the same procedure when dealing with

scouts. Providing the scout makes himself know to the manager, the following

procedure should be adopted.

The scout should be given full co-operation re: players names but at the same time

must be informed of the following club procedure.

a. If the scout is interested in any player. Before any approach is made they

must inform the club secretary in writing.

b. The club secretary will then notify the Team manager concerned, of the

official approach.

c. The Team Manager will then convene a meeting involving the the parents of the player concerned. At this meeting, the implications

of joining a school of excellence or academy will be outlined. e.g. Players as

young as nine have to prove themselves on a continual basis, putting

youngsters under unnecessary pressure to retain their place at the school

of excellence. Academy and school of excellence players are only allowed

to play a specific number of games in the season, which means that the

number of school games may be restricted and under no circumstances will

he be allowed to play for his local junior team.

d. The club secretary will then notify the youth development officer (scout), either

by phone or in writing, regarding the decision reached.

It is very important that all Team Managers follow this procedure to the letter in

order that any illegal approach can be reported to the appropriate authorities at


In the event of any illegal approach to any of your players, contact the club secretary

with details immediately so that appropriate action can be taken.

Club Rules for Managers

1. Prior to Season

Register players and collect registration fees. These must be paid in at the Club’s

registration week ( see recommended Financial Policy).

Players must be registered in the appropriate age group unless permission is granted

by the Management Committee.

Managers must ensure that their players are registered with their leagues. Mini Soccer

and Youth secretaries will assist if necessary.

A maximum of two players plus a Goalkeeper from any one team, will be permitted to play for more than

one team in the Club, unless permission is granted by the Management Committee.

2. Meetings

All teams must be represented at the Club’s monthly Management meeting

(1st Monday of the month). Failure to attend for 2 consecutive meetings will result

in  An explaination to the committee for your failure to attend. Disciplinary action could be taken by the management committee for repeat offences.

All teams must make every effort to attend their respective monthly League


3. Fines

All players are responsible for payment of their own fines. This must be paid at the

first available Manager’s meeting. Failure to pay at this time will result in suspension from the

team until the fine is paid.

Any player cautioned more than once or sent off for dicent during a match, will be asked to attend a

disciplinary meeting.

Any player cautioned repeatedly during the season, will be asked to attend a

disciplinary meeting.

Any Manager, coach, or parent cautioned by the referee will be asked to attend a

disciplinary meeting.

4. General

Teams are only allowed to play in one League during the season.

One person cannot hold an official position as Manager with more than one

team at the same time.

The Management Committee have the power to call a disciplinary meeting if any

of the above rules are breached or if they feel that any of the Club’s volunteers have

behaved inappropriately or is deemed to be bring the clubs reputation in to discripute.

Inter Club Team Transfers (mini soccer)

Inter Club Transfers

 Club Rules for Managers

 No players shall be transferred between Moorside Rangers teams without the permission of both managers concerned.

 No Approach shall be made to parents or players from fellow Moorside Rangers teams until such time as both managers have discussed the possible move and reach an agreement in principle. This should then be discussed with your age group secretary prior to any action being taken.

 Interclub transfers rules apply throughout the season and closed reason respectively.

 Any player transferred without the agreement of both managers will be asked to return to his original team or leave the club.

 Should a manager feel strongly about a transfer where there are extenuating circumstances, he may appeal to the management committee for a final decision.

 These rules are maintained to avoid any conflict between fellow volunteers at the club.

 Approaching players from other clubs

 As per FA guide lines, Managers should refrain from making approaches to players from other clubs during the football season. Should a manager wish to approach a player from another club to join their team during the off season, this should be done in an appropriate non aggressive manner.

Should a manager be approached by a parent or player from another club looking to join their team, they should discuss the matter with their age group secretary to safeguard the manager from any complaints that may occur.

Player Expulsions

 Non competitive age groups (under 7 & 8’s)

Managers are not permitted to dismiss a player from their squad without good cause.

Managers wishing to dismiss a player from their squad are required to discuss their concerns with the mini soccer secretary prior to any action being taken. Should the managers concerns be validated by the mini soccer secretary, a meeting with the parents should be held to discuss and if possible rectify any issues arising. Any action to dismiss a player must be authorized by the mini soccer secretary.

 Competitive leagues (Under 9’s onwards)

Managers wishing to dismiss a player from their squad are required to discuss their concerns with the appropriate age group secretary prior to any action being taken. Every effort should be made by managers to offer an alternative place within another team at Moorside Rangers should the dismissal be based on ability.

Disciplinary Procedure

 The Disciplinary Committee will comprise a minimum of 4 members of the

Executive Committee.

This Committee will have the power to:-

 1. Issue a verbal warning as to future conduct for minor breaches of rules.

 2. Issue a written warning for a second minor breach of rules or for a more

serious indiscretion.

 3. Issue a fixed term suspension for a third breach or fairly major breach of


 4. Recommend to the Executive Committee dismissal from the Club for

persistently breaking the rules or for a very serious breach.

In all cases, a written appeal against the decision can be lodged within 7 days.

 Managers Guidance Notes

1. Equipment

Ensure that the team have at least one full set of kit, one match ball (appropriate

size), a number of training balls, basic first aid kit.

 2. Risk Assessment

To carry out a visual risk assessment and pitch inspection prior to all coaching sessions and match’s.

 3. Coaching

Plan and supervise weekly training sessions.

Select the team.

Inform players of meeting time.

 4. Administration

- Home games

Contact the away team to confirm fixture, venue, kick-off time and team

colours at least three days prior to the game.

Organise nets and corner flags.

Complete match card including player’s signatures.

Pay referee from subscription money.

Collect match card from opposition manager when finished.

Send both match cards to the divisional secretary.

Phone result to the divisional secretary within time agreed.

Complete match detail sheet for club records (players & scorers)

Collect wash kit ready for next game.

- Away games

Organise transport for players.

Complete match card and pass it on to the opposition manager.

 5. Other duties

Attempt to rally support for all club fund raising functions.

Follow recommended procedure when dealing with scouts

Follow Moorside Rangers recommended financial policy.

Follow recommended policy re: Child Protection.

Enforce the basic rules laid down in the handbook.

Clubhouse Code of Practice

It would be appreciated if all persons using the Clubhouse at Moorside Rangers JFC

would comply with the following basic conditions.

 a. Football boots not to be worn in the Clubhouse.

 b. Smoking is not allowed in any area of the Clubhouse.

 c. Unauthorised persons not allowed behind the snack bar or in the office.

 d. Clubhouse including lounge not to be used as a changing room, with the

exception of referees who may change in the lounge.

Cans, papers etc to be placed in the bins provided.

 f. Changing rooms to be swept out after use on training and match days.

 g. Furniture and sports equipment to be treated with respect.

 h. Sports equipment e.g. footballs, bibs etc. to be looked after and kit room

to be left tidy after training and match days.

 Remember :

The Clubhouse and equipment belong to us all and therefore it is everyone’s

responsibility to ensure that the above conditions are respected at all times.

 FA Respect Code of Conduct

Clubhouse Code of Practice

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behavior in the game. Moorside Rangers supports the FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment.

The full FA Respect Code of Conduct is available in the club house or alternatively on the website.

Highlights of the players and spectators Respect Code of Conduct are outlined below.

Spectators and Parents/Carers – Code of Conduct.

I Will:

  • Remember that children play for FUN.

  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success.

  • Always respect the match officials decisions.

  • Remain outside the field of play and within the designated spectators area.

  • Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do.

  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials.

  • Avoid criticizing a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning.

  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behavior.

Players – Code of Conduct

When playing football, I will:

  • Always play to the best of my ability.

  • Play fairly – I wont cheat, complain or waste time.

  • Respect my team mates, the other team, the referee or my coach/manager.

  • Play by the rules, as directed by the referee.

  • Shake hands with the other team and the referee at the end of the game.

  • Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me.

  • Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

Guidance to Promote Good Practice in the care of children and young people

The following guidelines are suggested to managers, coaches and volunteers in

an attempt to reduce situations which could lead to abuse of children, as well as

attempting to protect those who are ‘working’ with children and young people.

 1. Always try and work with children and young people, in the open and in

public view.

 2. Always try and avoid situations where a manager, coach or volunteer works

with children or young people in situations where they are completely


 3. Always try to avoid forms of coaching and training that involve long periods

of physical contact/support. If such coaching is necessary always try to do

this in public.

 4. With younger children, when possible, try to encourage parents to take

responsibility for their children in the changing rooms.

 5. Always ensure that managers, coaches and volunteers work in pairs when

children have to be supervised in the changing room.

 6. Always try to avoid being alone in a car with a child or young person on

journeys. Sometimes this will be inevitable. When this is the case try and

make sure the child or young person sits in the back of the car. In these

circumstances a manager, coach or volunteer should advise a co-worker of

their decision to travel alone with a child.

 7. Always try to avoid taking children or young people home with you,

especially if they would be alone with a manager, coach or volunteer.

 8. At all times managers, coaches or volunteers should avoid sharing a room

with children or young people if away on tour.

 9. Always challenge the use of foul and abusive, racist or sexist language.

 10. Always act on any allegations made by a child or young person in your care.

Guidance for Children and Young People to Get Help

 How to get help if you are unhappy or worried about anything at the club.

At Moorside Rangers J.F.C we believe that our young people are the clubs future.

We will always try to provide the best standards of supervision and coaching, while

you belong to the club.

We will do all we can to ensure that you enjoy your football with us and try to

ensure that you are safe from bullying, racism or abuse.

We will not get everything right all the time and you may have ideas about how

to improve things. If so, don’t be afraid to make your views known.

Despite our best efforts you could experience bullying, racism or abuse or you may

be unhappy with our methods of coaching/training.

If you are worried about anything or have ideas about how we could improve

things, it is best to speak to your team manager or one of the coaches involved

with your team.

If you feel that your ideas/concerns are not being dealt with then speak to

someone else.

It is always a good idea to first discuss your worries no matter how small or how

serious your parents or your guardian, to see if they can help. They could raise

the issue on your behalf.

If you are unhappy about the way the club has dealt with your worry or complaint,

you will be informed as to what to do next.

 A Guide for Children & Young People to get help

You may be being bullied, subjected to racist taunts or being hurt in other ways

by someone at the club, and you are frightened to approach a member of staff.

We recognise that this could be a problem, and so we have appointed two volunteers

from our Under 17’s team to act as “peer group listeners”.

Their photographs and how to contact them are on the walls in the clubhouse.

You may not be able to talk to anyone at the club and still feel worried about what

is happening to you. In this case telephone:

Childline: 0800 111 111


N.S.P.C.C: 0808 800 500

You could speak in confidence, but if you wanted, your concern could be passed on

to other people who are in a position to help you.

We want you to enjoy your time with us and at all times feel comfortable and secure

in a safe environment.

If you are worried about the way anyone at the club, either another child or young

person or an adult is treating you, it is IMPORTANT that you share these worries

with someone.






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