Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Dolphin Rugby Football Club (DRFC) is committed to making Rugby Football accessible and open to everyone who wishes to be involved in the game. We, as a Club, recognise the importance of, and are committed to equity, diversity, equal opportunities, fair treatment and respect to all involved and employed in our Club.
We shall achieve this by upholding the principals of equal opportunity in every aspect of the work we do. We support the development and implementation of practices that do not discriminate.
The Management Committee of DRFC fully supports this policy and is responsible for its implementation and periodic review. Everyone involved in sport has a personal responsibility to meets its requirements.
Scope of the policy
DRFC recognises its responsibilities in respect of ensuring that its policies and procedures benefit not only its members but also the local community and will ensure that it engages with local partners and organisations.
The Management Committee is responsible for the implementation and effectiveness of the Policy, but the success of the Policy depends on the commitment of all the members and employees.
The Management Committee is also responsible for establishing equality indicators and for devising and implementing positive action plans where appropriate.
The purpose of this Policy is to set out our commitment to and further the work with regard to equality, diversity and inclusion. It also outlines our targets, setting out the mechanism for implementing, monitoring, and co-ordinating progress towards the achievement of our policy objectives.
To raise awareness of Equality through sport
To continually monitor the Club’s activities and action plans
To adopt a planned approach to eliminating barriers which discriminate against targeted groups
To ensure that no one attending the Club receives any less favourable treatment than anyone else
To demonstrate good practice, working collaboratively with community partners
To value diversity, commit to equality, provide dignity and respect and sport for all
(a) DRFC is committed to operating in accordance and within the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000.
(b) It is the aim of DRFC, through relationships with its members, visitors, employees, and associates that everyone will be treated fairly, with respect and on an equal and non–discriminatory basis. We endeavour not to place any individual at a disadvantage by imposing conditions or requirements which cannot be justified.
(c) DRFC acknowledge their responsibility for setting standards and values which will apply throughout the Club and at every level of activity.
(d) We will ensure that all participants involved in all aspects of Rugby Football or other pastimes or social activity will be given equal opportunity irrespective of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability.
(e) DRFC is committed to eliminating discrimination by reason of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability.
(f) DRFC will ensure that all members of the community have access to and have the opportunity to take part in, and enjoy, our programme of activities, competitions and events.
(g) DRFC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of any individual, including sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether verbal or physical and will work to ensure such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it may occur.
(h) The Management Committee is committed to the immediate investigation of any complaints of discrimination on the above grounds once they are brought to its attention – see Complaints Procedure below.
(i) We will apply the principles of equal opportunity to all areas of our activity namely; Recruitment and Training of Staff, Coaches and Officials, whether employed or volunteers.
The Management and Committees of DRFC believe that equality of equal opportunity and diversity is vital to its success and an essential pre-requisite to the achievement of its goals, in the delivery of the best possible facility that is accessible, appropriate and responsive to meeting the diverse needs of individuals and the local community.
In the event that any Member, employee or visitor to the Club feels that he/she has suffered discrimination or harassment in any way or that the policies, rules or Code of Conduct have been broken they should follow the procedures below.
1. The complainant should report the matter in writing to the Honorary Secretary or another member of the Management Committee of DRFC. The report should include:
(a) Details of what is alleged to have occurred
(b) Details of when and where the alleged occurrence took place
(c) Any witness details and copies of witness statements (if any)
(d) Names of any others who may have been treated in a similar way (provided that those people consent to their names being disclosed)
(e) Details of any previous complaint(s) made about the alleged incident, including the date and to whom such complaint was made
(f) An indication as to the desired outcome
2. If the person accused of discriminatory behaviour is an employee, the Management Committee will regard the incident as a disciplinary issue and will follow Disciplinary Procedures set out for employees or (if none exists) the statutory procedure.
3. If the person accused of discriminatory behaviour is a non–employee, the Management Committee or representatives of the Management Committee will:
(a) Request that both parties to the complaint submit written evidence regarding the alleged incident
(b) May decide (at its discretion ) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing
(c) May (at its discretion) hold a hearing (whether or not such a hearing is requested by either party ) at which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case
(d) 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, (including the equality Policy):
I) A written warning as to future conduct
Ii) Suspension from membership
Iii) Removal from membership
iv) Exclude a non–member from the club premises either temporarily or permanently
vi) Turn down a non–member’s current and/or future membership application
vii) Will provide both parties with written reasons for the decision made
If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the Management Committee or other body or group within DRFC, the Member/visitor has the right to report the discrimination or harassment directly to the Honorary Secretary of the Irish Rugby Football Union.
Terminologies and Descriptions
· Direct Discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic. Direct discrimination also includes discrimination because a person is wrongly thought to have a particular protected characteristic or is treated as if they do.
· Indirect Discrimination occurs where the effect of certain requirements, provisions or practises imposed by an organisation has an adverse impact disproportionately on one group or other. Indirect discrimination generally occurs when a rule or condition, which applied equally to everyone, can be met by a considerably smaller proportion of people from a particular group, the rule is to their advantage and it cannot be justified on other grounds.
· Discrimination arising from Disability occurs when a disabled person is treated unfavourably because of something connected with their disability and this unfavourable treatment cannot be justified. Treatment can be justified if it can be shown that it is intended to meet a legitimate objective in a fair, balanced and reasonable way. If this can be shown then the treatment can be lawful. This form of discrimination can occur only if the Club (or Person from the club) knows or can reasonably be expected to know that the disabled person is disabled.
· Harassment can be described as inappropriate actions, behaviour, comments or physical contact, which may cause offence i.e. mental or physical anxiety or hurt to an individual. It may be related to gender, Gender reassignment, and race, Disability, sexuality, age, religion, nationality or any personal characteristic as an individual.
· Dignity is about respectful, responsible, fair and humane behaviour, something that is reflected in the constitution.
· Prejudice is literally pre- judging someone. It is usually led by negative, irrational feelings, resulting from preconceived attitudes and opinions.
· Social exclusion is when people or areas suffer from one or a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low income, high crime environment or lack of Facilities.
· Safeguarding Policy
· As a member club of the IRFU, Dolphin RFC is committed to the adherence of the IRFU Safeguarding Policy.
· The present Health & Safety Officer is Neil Potts 087 1515546 and Child Welfare Officer is Turlough Fitzpatrick email@example.com
Code of Conduct
Code for Players
– Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
– Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws of the Game.
– Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
– Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
– Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
– Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition.
– Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
– Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
– Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
– At the end of the match thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
– Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard but fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.
– Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility – lose with dignity.
– As part of the team it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
– As a team sport it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
– Remember you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.
Code for Parents
– Remember, young people play rugby for their enjoyment, not only yours.
– Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.
– Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
– Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
– Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
– Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
– Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
– Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of rugby. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through your encouragement.
– Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from rugby.
– As a spectator do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players.
– Do not publicly question the referees’ judgement and never their honesty.
– Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
– Identify and acknowledge the good qualities of the Game of Rugby and uphold these values.
– Remember you and your child’s contribution to the Game of Rugby is very important to the IRFU and be proud of your contribution.
– Understand the value of team sport and the importance there of.
Code for Coaches
– Remember that as a coach of an “age grade team” you are to act in “loco parentis” and to that extent your duty of care is more onerous than that of a coach to an adult team.
– Lead by example – young people need a coach whom they respect.
– Be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Never ridicule or shout at players for making mistakes or losing a match.
– Teach your players that the Laws of the Game are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
– Prepare young players for inter-class and inter-school activities.
– Be reasonable in your demands on the players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
– Ensure that all players participate in matches. The “average” players require and deserve equal time.
– Remember that young players play for fun and enjoyment and that skill learning and playing for fun have priority over highly structured competition. Winning is not the only objective.
-Develop player and team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as for the judgement of referees and opposing coaches.
– Insist on fair play and disciplined play. Do not tolerate foul play, fighting or foul language. Be prepared to take off an offending player.
– Encourage young players to develop basic skills and sportsmanship. Avoid over specialisation in positional play during their formative years.
– Set realistic goals for the team and individual players and do not push young players into adult-like competitions.
– Create a safe and enjoyable environment in which to train and play.
– Do not over burden younger players with too much information.
– Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed on sound coaching principles and methods, and on the principles of growth and development of young people.
– Be aware of the effect you have on growing children.
– Never criticise the referee and touch judges during or after a match in front of players or spectators.
– Always thank the match officials and if they have made decisions which require clarification, discuss the problems after everyone has changed.
– Seek and follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
– Ensure that proper equipment and facilities are available at all times.
– Be responsible and ensure you uphold the ethos of the game and the IRFU.
– Attend coaching courses.
– Support the Code of Ethics and all policies regarding Children in Sport.
– Ensure you and your players are proud of your team, club and efforts during the season.
Code for Spectators
– Remember that although young people play organised rugby they are not “miniature internationals”.
– Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. Do not use profane language or harass referees, players or coaches.
– Applaud good play.
DOLPHIN RFC CLUB RULES
RFC CLUB RULES
THE NAME OF THE CLUB SHALL BE THE DOLPHIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB.
INTERNATIONAL RUGBY FOOTBALL BOARD
THE LAWS OF THE GAME OF RUGBY FOOTBALL AS IT IS TO BE PLAYED BY THE
MEMBERS SHALL BE THOSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL BOARD AS
ADOPTED BY THE IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION.
MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB;
THE BUSINESS AND AFFAIRS OF THE CLUB SHALL BE UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF
A COMMITTEE, CONSISTING OF TRUSTEES, THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE
PRESIDENTS, THE PAST PRESIDENTS, SENIOR, JUNIOR AND MINOR TEAM
CAPTAINS, THE HON. SECRETARY, THE HON. TREASURER, AND THREE ORDINARY
MEMBERS. THE COMMITTEE OF THE CLUB AS DEFINED SHALL BE ELECTED
TOGETHER WITH THE CAPTAINS AND VICE-CAPTAINS OF THE SENIOR, JUNIOR
AND MINOR FIFTEEN – AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. THE ANNUAL
REPORT OF THE HON SECRETARY SHALL BE SUBMITTED AT THIS MEETING.
IN THE EVENT OF A VACANCY OCCURRING BETWEEN THE ANNUAL ELECTIONS IN
THE OFFICE OF HON. SECRETARY OR HON TREASURER THE SAME SHALL BE
FILLED BY THE COMMITTEE. NO MANAGER OR SERVANT EMPLOYED IN THE
CLUB SHALL ANY PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE SALE OF EXCISABLE LIQUOR OR
IN THE PROFIT ARISING FROM SUCH SALES. ANY PERSON WHO HAS BEE N
SUSPENDED UNDER RULE 6 CLAUSE (e) SHALL NOT BE ELIGBLE FOR ELECTION TO
THE COMMITTEE IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR
THE COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE POWER FROM TIME TO TIME AT THEIR
DISCRETION TO CO-OPT A CLUB MEMBER OR CLUB MEMBERS TO THE
COMMITEE AND ANY MEMBER SO CO-OPTED SHALL REMAIN A MEMBER OF
THE COMMITTEE UNTIL THE FOLLOWING A-INUAL GENERAL MEETING.
THERE SHALL BE A SELECTION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE FOR EACH SENIOR
AND JUNIOR TEAM AND ONE OF THE MINOR TEAMS. THEY SHALL BE
RESPONSBLE FOR THE SELECTION AND TRAINING OF THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS FOR
ALL CLUB MATCHES. THEY SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO SEEK THE
SERVICES OF ANY MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF THE CLUB THEY MAY DEEM
NECESSARY IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES BUT SUCH SERVICES MAY
ONLY BE SOUGHT IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY.
THE SENIOR SELECTION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF THE
CAPTAIN OF THE FIRST FIFTEEN AND THREE NON-PLAYING MEMBERS WHO
SHALL BE ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND WHO SHALL
NOMINATE A FIFTH MEMBER AS COACH AND OR SELECTOR TO BE APPROVED BY
THE INCOMING GENERAL PURPOSES COMMI1TEE. THE JUNIOR SELECTION AND
TRAINING COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF THE JUNIOR CAPTAIN AND FOUR
SENIOR SELECTION COMMITTEE SHALL NOMINATE. THE MINOR SELECTION AND
TRAINING COMMITTEE FOR ALL MINOR TEAMS SHALL CONSIST OF THE
CAPTAINS AND FOUR OTHER MEMBERS ONE OF WHO SHALL BE A MEMBER OF
THE JUNIOR SELECTION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE AS NOMINATED BY THE
JUNIOR SELECTORS. THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE ELECTED BY A BALLOT AT THE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
A SCHOOLBOY MEMBER SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION ON THE
COMMITTEE OR ON A SELECTION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE.
THE COMMITTEE SHALL HOLD MEETINGS AT INTERVALS OF NOT MORE THAN
TWO WEEKS DURING THE RUGBY FOOTBALL SEASON AND TWO MONTHS FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. FIVE SHALL FORM A QUORUM EXCEPT AT SUCH
MEETINGS AS ARE HELD SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RULE NO.9 THE QUORUM
FOR SUCH MEETINGS SHALL BE DEFINED BY A SPECIAL RESOLUTION OF THE
COMMITTEE. AT ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS THE CHAIR SHALL BE TAKEN BY
THE PRESIDENT AND IN HIS ABSENCE BY ONE OF THE VICE – PRESIDENTS OR IF
NONE IS PRESENT BY A MEMBER CHOSEN BY THOSE PRESENT. THE CHAIRMAN
SHALL HAVE A CASTING VOTE IN ADDITION TO HIS ORDINARY VOTE. THE
COMMITTEE, IN ADDITION TO THE POWERS HEREIN BEFORE AND HEREIN AFTER.
CONFERRED IN IT SHALL: –
HAVE THE POWER TO RAJSE OR BORROW FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB SUCH
SUM OR SUMS OF MONEY AS THE COMMITTEE SHALL THINK FIT FOR SUCH
PERIOD, AT THE RATE OF INTEREST AND SUBJECT TO SUCH CONDITIONS AS THE
COMMITTEE MAY THINK EXPEDIENT.
TAKE AND IMPLEMENT ALL DECISIONS RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF CLUB
FINANCE AND NO INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OR MEMBERS SHALL COMMIT THE CLUB
TO ANY EXPENSE EXCEPT WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE.
RAVE POWER TO ALTER BYELAWS FOR THE REGULATION OF THE CLUB, EITHER
TO BE TEMPORARY, EMERGENCY AS THEY MA \’ CONSIDER NECESSARY IN THE
INTERESTS OF THE CLUB, SUCH BYELAWS SHALL HAVE EFFECT UNTU.. SET ASIDE .,
BY A GENERAL MEETING. ‘
HAVE POWER TO APPOINT SUB-COMMITTEES, TO DEFINE THE SCOPE OF THEIR
AUTHORITY, TO CONFER UPON THEM THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR FUNCTIONS, AND
THE TERM OF THEIR OFFICE. THE COMMITTEE SHALL DEFINE THE QUORUM AT
THE TIME OF THEIR APPOINTMENT.
HAVE POWER TO SUSPEND, AT ITS DISCRETION, ANY MEMBER WHO FAILS TO
ATTEND AT THREE CONSECUTIVE MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OR ANY SUB
COMMITTEE TO WHICH HE MAY BE ELECTED.
HAVE POWER TO FILL ANY VACANCY, WHICH MAY OCCUR IN ITS RANKS OR
THOSE OF THE SELECTION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE DURING THE YEAR.
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ELECTION OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLUB
CONFORMING TO RULE 9.
HAVE POWER TO ELECT AS HON. LIFE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB SUCH PERSONS
AS THE COMMITTEE SHALL R.E.COMMEND FOR ELECTION ON THE GROUNDS OF
SPECIAL SERV1CES TO THE CLUB OR DISTINCTION IN· THE GAME OF RUGBY
FOOTBALL, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL AND CONFIRMATION OF THE FIRST
GENERAL MEETING HELD AFTER SUCH ELEC’TION.
HAVE POWER TO OVER-RIDE ANY DECISION OF THE SELECTION AND TRAINING
COMMITTEES IN MATTERS OTHER THAN SELECTION AND TRAINING.
THE BON SECRETARY SHALL KEEP MINUTES OF ALL PROCEEDINGS IN
COMMITTEE AND GENERAL MEETINGS IN ADDITION TO OTHER DUTIES ASSIGNED TO
HIM, EMBODIED IN THE RULES.
CORRECT ACCOUNT BOOKS SHALL BE KEPT BY THE HON. TREASURER SHOWING THE
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE CLUB. AND THEY
SHALL BE LAID BEFORE THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN A DULY AUDITED
BALANCE SHEET. A BANKING ACCOUNT SHALL BE KEPT IN THE NAME OF THE CLUB IN
SUCH BANK AS THE COMMITTEE MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE. ONE
MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE AND ALSO THE HON TREASURER SHALL SIGN
ALL CHEQUES. THE COMMITTEE AT THEIR FIRST MEETING SHALL NOMINATE TWO
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THIS PURPOSE.
ELECTION OF MEMBERS.
THE ELECTION OF ALL MEMBERS SHALL BE IN THE HANDS OF THE COMMITTEE. ALL
CANDIDATES FOR MEMBERSHIP MUST BE DULY PROPOSED AND SECONDED BY TWO
MEMBERS OF THE CLUB, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE EXCLUDED IF THE MAJORITY OF
THOSE PRESENT DO NOT VOTE IN HIS/HER FAVOUR.
THE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO SIX CLASSES i.e. PLAYING
MEMBERS, – NON-PLAYING MEMBERS, – SENIOR MEMBERS, – SCHOOLBOY MEMBERS,
ASSOCIATE PAVILION MEMBERS, AND ASSOCIATE BRIDGE MEMBERS RESPECTIVELY.
SAVE AND PROVIDED IN THESE RULES ALL CLASSES OF MEMBERS SHALL HAVE EQUAL
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES.
ONLY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE CLUB FOR OVER 20 YEARS
AND ARE OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE SHALL QUALIFY AS SENIOR MEMBERS.
MEMBERS MAY BE MALE OR FEMALE OVER THE AGE OF T\VENTY ONE YEARS.
ASSOCIATE PAVILION MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATE BRIDGE MEMBERS SHALL NOT
BE ENTITLED TO BE: –
NOMINATED OR SECOND NOMINATION FOR CANDIDATES TO ELECTION TO
OFFICERSHIP OR COMMITTEE.
PROPOSE OR SECOND NOTICES OF MOTION.
BE PRESENT, OR VOTE AT ANY ANNUAL OR EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
BECOME AN OFFICER OF THE CLUB.
THERE SHALL BE A DEFINED ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PAY ABLE BY MEMBERS IN
ADVANCE, AS FOLLOWS; –
PLAYING MEMBERS €120.00
NON-PLAYING MEMBERS €120.00
SENIOR MEMBERS €120.00
SCHOOL-BOY MEMBERS €75.00
ASSOCIATE PAVILION MEMBERS €60.00
AFTER ELECTION OF A CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSION TO THE CLUB, THE SECRETARY
SHALL SEND HIM NOTICE THAT HE HAS BEEN ELECTED. IF HIS SUBSCRIPTION AND
ENTRANCE FEE ARE NOT PAID WITHIN ONE MONTH AFTER RECEIVING THIS
NOTIFICATION HIS ELECTTON BECOMES VOID AT THE OPTION OF THE
ANY MEMBER WHOSE SUBSCRIPTION REMAINS UNPAID ON THE FIRST DAY OF
DECEMBER ANY YEAR SHALL, IF THE COMMITTEE SO DECIDE CEASE TO BE A
MEMBER OF THE CLUB. IN EACH YEAR, AFTER THE FIRST OF DECEMBER, THE
TREASURER SHALL POST ON THE NOTICE BOARD A LIST OF ALL MEMBERS
WHOSE SUBSCRIPTIONS REMAIN UNPAID. A FINAL NOTICE’ MUST BE SERVED
BEFORE ANY MEMBER IS POSTED ON THE BOARD. THE COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE
POWER TO RE-ELECT ANY SUCH MEMBER WITHOUT ENTRANCE FEE WITHIN
TWELVE MONTHS ON PAYMENT OF HIS SUBSCRIPTION, AND ALL MONIES DUE TO
THE CLUB, TOGETHER WITH THE APPROPRIATE FINE.
RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS
ANY MEMBER INTENDING TO RESIGN FROM THE CLUB MUST SIGNIFY HIS INTENTION
IN WRITING TO THE BON. SECRETARY AND MUST PAY HIS ‘ \ SUBSCRIPTION
FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. (COMMENCING ON THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER.) BEFORE
HIS RESIGNATION MAY BE ACCEPTED BY THE
REMOVAL OF A MEMBER
IF ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH THE CONDUCT OF A MEMBER AND
LIKELY TO ENDANGER THE WELFARE OR GOOD ORDER OF THE CLUB IS
BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE COMMITTEE IT SHALL BE AT THEIR
DISCRETION TO SUSPEND HIS MEMBERSHIP UNTIL THE NEXT GENERAL.
MEETING. IN THE EVENT OF IT BEING SO VOTED, AT THAT MEETING, BY A
SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE NAME OF SUCH MEMBER
SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE CLUB AND SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL
IMMEDIATELY CEASE TO BE A MEMBER. VOTING SHALL BE BY BALLOT.
A COMPLAINT BY A MEMBER MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE RON.
SECRETARY WHO SHALL BRING THE COMPLIANT BEFORE THE COMMITTEE AT
THE FIRST MEETING NEXT AFTER THE RECEIPT BY HIM OF THE SAID
THE TRUSTEES OF THE CLUB SHALL BE ELECTED AT A GENERAL MEETING AND
THEY SHALL HOLD OFFICE UNTIL THEY SHALL RESIGN OR CEASE TO BE
MEMBERS OF THE CLUB.- UNLESS REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY RESOLUTION OF A
THE PROPERTY OF THE CLUB SHALL BE VESTED IN THE TRUSTEES WHO SHALL
DEAL WITH SUCH PROPERTY, AS DIRECTED BY A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE
(OF WHICH AN ENTRY IN THE MINUTE BOOK SHAL_L BE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE).
THE TRUSTEES SHALL BE INDEMNIFIED AGAINST ALL LIABILITY AND EXPENSES
INCURRED BY THEM BY REASON OF THEIR POSITION INSOFAR AS THE ASSETS OF
THE CLUB MAY BE DEFICIENT, BY MEMBERS OF THE CLUB.
THE TRUSTEES OF THE CLUB BE AND ARE HEREBY AUTHORISED TO BORROW IN
THEIR OWN NAMES ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB AS TRUSTEES SUCH SUMS OF
MONEY TO THE EXTENT NOT EXCEEDING SUCH AMOUNT AND UPON SUCH TERMS
AND CONDITIONS, AS MAY BE AUTHORISED BY A RESOLUTION OF THE
COMMITTEE OF THE CLUB. TO SECURE THE AFOREMENTIONED BORROWINGS THE
TRUSTEES BE AND ARE HEREBY AUTHORISED TO GIVE SUCH SECURITY AS MAY BE
AUTHORISED BY A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CLUB SHALL BE HELD BEFORE THE
15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN EACH, YEAR AT SUCH PLACE AND TIME AS THE
COMMITTEE MAY APPOINT, AND THE BON. SECRETARY SHALL GIVE NOT LESS
THAN SEVEN DAYS NOTICE IN WRITING OF THE SAID MEETING TO EACH
MEMBER, SETTING OUT THE TIME AND PLACE AND THE NATURE OF THE
BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED. TWELVE MEMBERS SHALL FORM A QUORUM.
ALL QUESTIONS SUBMITTED SHALL BE DECIDED BY A MAJORITY OF THOSE
PRESENT AND VOTING.
THE AGENDA AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SHALL BE;-·
THE READING AND SIGNING OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS GENERAL
OFFICERS’ REPORT IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. VICE-PRESIDENTS, HON SECRETARY, HON TREASURER,
CAPTAINS AND VICE-CAPTAINS OF SENIOR, JUNIOR AND MINOR XV ‘s
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 3.
ELECTION OF SELECTION AND TRAINING COMMITTEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH
6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING MAY BE CALLED BY THE COMMITTEE OR BY A
REQUISTION IN WRITING ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY, SIGNED BY NOT LESS
THAN TEN MEMBERS. THE REQUISITION SHALL SET OUT THE PURPOSE FOR
WHICH THIS SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING IS REQUIRED. ON RECEIPT OF SUCH A
ON RECEIPT BY HIM OF THE REQUISITION, THE HON SECRETARY SHALL GIVE TEN DAYS NOTICE
TO EACH MEMBER OF THE CLUB, SETTING OUT THE PLACE AND TIME OF THE MEETING, AND
THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED, TWELVE MEMBERS SHALL FORM A QUORUM
AT A GENERAL MEETING.
A VISITOR SHALL NOT BE SUPPLIED WITH EXCISABLE LIQUOR IN THE CLUB PREMISES UNLESS ON
THE INVITATION OF A MEMBER AND IN SUCH COMPANY OF A MEMBER, AND THE MEMBER SHALL
UPON THE ADMISSION OF SUCH A VISITOR TO THE CLUB PREMISES, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON HIS
BEING SUPPLIED WITH SUCH LIQUOR ENTER HIS OWN NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE VISITOR TO THE
CLUB PREMISES IN A BOOK WHICH SHALL BE KEPT FOR THE PURPOSE AND WHICH SHALL SHOW
THE DATE OF EACH VISIT.
(1) NO EXCISABLE LIQUOR SHALL BE SOLD FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE CLUB PREMISES TO ANY
PERSON (OTHER THAN A MEMBER OF THE CLUB LODGING IN THE CLUB PREMISES OR BE CONSUMED
ON THE PREMISES BY ANY OTHER PERSON (OTHER THAN SUCH A MEMBER) OUTSIDE OF THE TIMES
SPECIFIED FOR THE RULES OF THE CLUB.
(A) ST.PATIRCK’S DAY: BETWEEM 12.30 P.M. AND 12.30 A.M. ON THE FOLLOWING DAY. (B)
THE 23RD DECEMBER: IF IT FALLS ON A SUNDAY BETWEEN 10.30 A.M. AND 11.30 P.M. (C)
CHRISTMAS EVE AND THE EVE OF GOOD FRIDAY BETWEEN 10.30 A.M. AND 11.30 P.M. (D)
THE EVE OF ANY PUBLIC HOLIDAY (OTHER THAN CHRISTMAS EVE)
(I) IF THE EVE FALLS ON A WEEKDAY, BETWEEN 10.30 A.M. AND 12.30 A.M. ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, OR
(II) IF IT FALLS ON A SUNDAY BETWEEN 12.30 A.M. AND 12.30 A.M. ON THE FOLLOWING DAY.
(E) ANY OTHER SUNDAY (EXCEPT A ST.PATRICK’S DAY WHICH FALLS ON A SUNDAY) BETWEEN 12.30
(F) ANY OTHER MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY OT THURSDAY BETWEEN 10.30 A.M. AND 1l.30 P.M.
(C) ANY OTHER FRIDAY OR SATURDAY BETWEEN 10.30 A.M. AND 12.30 P.M.
(H) THE HOURS SPECIFIED ABOVE ARE IN ADDITION TO THE PERIOD BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 12.30
P.M. ON THAT DAY WHERE THAT J>ERIOD IS INCLUDED IN THE HOURS SPECIFIED IN RESPECT OF
THE EVE OF THAT DAY.
(I) ON CHRISTMAS DAY OR GOOD FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12 P.M. AND 10.00 P.M.
(2) NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE REGISTRATION OF CLUBS ACT 1904 TO 1999, OR CONTAINED, BY
VIRTUE ONLY OF THE OPERATION OF THE FOREGOING, IN THE RULES OF A CLUB REGISTERED
UNDER THOSE ACTS SHALL OPERATETO PROHIBIT THE SUPPLY FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE CLUB
PREMISES OF EXCISABLE LIQUOR TO ANY PERSON OR THE CONSUMPTION OF EXCISABLE LIQUOR
ON THOSE PREMISES BY ANY PERSON-
A. ON CHRISTMAS DAY, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12 P.M. AND 10.00 P.M.
B. ON ANY OTHER DAY, FOR AN HOUR AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF ANY PERIOD IN RESPECT OF
THAT DAY DURING WHICH IT IS LAWFUL FOR THE CLUB TO SUPPLY ANY EXCISABLE LIQUOR FOR
CONSUMPTION ON THE CLUB PREMISES,
(I) ORDERED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THAT PERSON AT THE SAME TIME AS A SUBSTANTIAL MEAL
(II) CONSUMED BY THAT PERSON DURING THE MEAL OR AFTER THE MEAL HAS ENDED.
(3) (A) EXCISABLE LIQUOR SHALL NOT BE SOLD OR SUPPLIED TO ANY PERSON UNDER
EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
(B) NO MANAGER OR SERVANT EMPLOYED IN THE CLUB AND NO MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OF
GOVERNING BODY SHALL HAVE ANY PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE SALE OF EXCISABLE-.\
LIQUOR THEREIN, OR IN THE PROFITS ARISING FROM SUCH SALE.
(4) (A) ALL MEMBERS EXCEPT JUNIOR MEMBERS MAY INTRODUCE GUESTS IN THEIR COMPANY
TO THE CLUB SUBJECT TO SUCH RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS THAT THE COMMITTEE
MAY MAKE FROM TIME TO TIME. THE NAME OF EACH GUEST SHALL BE ENTERED INTO THE
VISITOR’S BOOK ON ENTERING THE CLUB TOGETHER WITH THE DETAILS OF HIS ADDRESS OR
CLUB AND ENTRY SHALL BE SIGNED BY THE MEMBER INTRODUCING THE GUEST.
(2) A GUEST SHALL NOT BE SUPPLIED WITH EXCISABLE LIQUOR UNLESS ON THE INVITATION AND
IN THE COMPANY OF A MEMBER.
C. A MEMBER SHALL NOT INTRODUCE THE SAME GUEST MORE THAN SIX TIMES IN ONE
CALENDAR YEAR AND NO GUEST SHALL BE INTRODUCED TO THE CLUB MORE THAN TWELVE
TIMES IN THE SAID CALENDAR YEAR.
D. THE GENERAL COMMITTEE SHALL AT ALL TIMES HAVE THE POWER OF CANCELLING OR
CURTAILING THE ADMISSION OF A GUEST WITHOUT CITING A REASON.
NO PERSON SHALL BE ALLOWED TO BECOME HONARY OR TEMPORARY MEMBER OF THE
CLUB, OR BE RELIVED OF THE PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION EXCEPT;–
THE HONORARY MEMBER REFERRED TO IN RULE6 (b)
ALL PERSONS (NOT MEMBERS OF THE CLUB) PLAYING RUGBY FOOTBALL AT MUSGRAVE PARK
GROUND AGAINST ANY OF THE CLUB FIFTEEN’S WHO ARE CONSTITED HONORARY MEMBERS OF
THE CLUB ON THEDA YS ON WHICH THEY ARE SO PLEVING.
THE OBJECT OF THE CLUB SHALL BE TO PROMOTE THE GAME OF RUGBY FOOTBALL.
ALTERATIONS IN RULES
NO ALTERATION (EXCEPT AS MAY BE RENDERED NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH ANY STATUTE)
SHALL BE MADE IN THE RULES OF THE CLUB EXCEPT WITH THE SCANTION OF TWO THIRDS OF
THE MEMBERS PRESENT AND VOTING AT A GENERAL MEETING, CALLED FOR THE PURPOSE OF
CONSIDERING ANY PROPOSED ALTERATION. THE COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE ANY ALTERATION,
WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ANY STATUTE.