Our Constitution

The name of the Club shall be Hucclecote Netball Club, hereinafter referred to as the Club.
The Club shall be registered to the Gloucestershire County Netball Association hereinafter called GCNA; who shall be registered to the All England Netball Association hereinafter called AENA and bound by the rules thereof.
The Club objectives are:

a) to foster, promote and develop the sport of netball,
b) to participate in inter-club and other such activities as are
deemed to be in the interests of the Club,
c) to co-operate with other persons or organisations of similar

4.1 The Club shall be governed by an Executive Committee consisting of the following:-

Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Club Fixture Secretary, Publicity Officer, Umpiring Secretary, Development Officer, Welfare Officer.

4.2 The members of the Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Club, and will hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. A person may be nominated for the Committee in absentia provided he/she has consented in writing. A person may hold more than one position.

4.3 A member of the Committee shall vacate his/her position if he/she tenders his/her resignation and such resignation is accepted by the Committee.

4.4 If any position on the Committee becomes vacant for any reason the Committee may elect any member of the Club to fill such vacancy.

4.5 The quorum at a meeting of the Committee shall be five (5) members.

All Coaching Positions shall be appointed by the Committee at the first Executive Meeting following the Annual General Meeting. Coaches will be co-opted members with full voting rights at Executive Meetings.
The Committee shall have the power, subject to any direction by a General Meeting of the Club, to:

a) direct the Treasurer to pay the charges and expenses incidental to the conduct and management of the Club,
b) generally manage the affairs of the Club so as to carry out its objectives,
c) arrange the Agenda for any General Meeting of the Club,
d) set up Sub-Committees to deal with or report on such matters as may be referred to them by the Committee,
e) interpret any question arising out of the Rules.

7.1 Club membership shall be on an open membership basis.

7.2 No Club member will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, social class, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual identity or disability, or will be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not relevant to performance.

The members shall:

a) abide by the rules of the Club,
b) abide by the Club Code of Conduct,
c) abide by the Club Equal Opportunities Policy,
d) be equitable and fair to all members and volunteers
e) recognise and adhere to the provision in Clause 7.2 of the Rules.
f) pay a club fee to be determined from year to year at either the Annual General Meeting or as soon as GCNA have determined their affiliation fees. The Club fee is payable to the Treasurer before the date of the GCNA affiliation night.


9.1 The General Meeting of the Club shall be the controlling body of the Club and
decisions made thereat may be overcome only at a subsequent General Meeting.

9 .2 The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held once every calendar year before
the 31st of May.

9.3 General Meetings shall be convened by the Secretary at the direction of the
Chairperson and/or considered necessary by the Committee, within ten (10) days of
the receipt of a requisition in writing stating the object and signed by not less than
five (5) members.

9.4 The time and place of every General Meeting of the Club shall be given at least
fourteen (14) days prior to the day appointed for the meeting. The Secretary shall
inform members of the Agenda for the meeting at least four (4) days prior to the day
appointed for the meeting.

9.5 Notice of Motion for any General Meeting including any notice of motion for the
amendment of these Rules shall be in writing and given to the Secretary at least eight
(8) days prior to the day appointed for the meeting.

9.6 At all General Meetings of the Club, the Chairperson shall have casting vote only.

9.7 A quorum at a General Meeting of the Club shall be one-third (1/3) of the current

10.1 The income of the Club shall be obtained from registration fees of members and from any other available and appropriate source.

10.2 The Treasurer will prepare an annual Statement of Accounts for presentation at the AGM. The Statement shall be signed by both Treasurer and Chairman.

The Club may be dissolved only by the resolution of a majority of at least two thirds (2/3) of total membership of the Club. Notice of such meetings shall be promulgated to all members at least two (2) weeks before the meeting and shall include Notice of Motion to dissolve the Club.