THE HERITAGE NETBALL LEAGUE CONSTITUTION
 

1)  NAME

  1. The league shall be called The Heritage Netball League. The Heritage Netball Academy is associated with the Heritage Netball League.

  2. If a sponsor for the league is obtained, the League Committee shall have the right to amend the League’s name to incorporate the sponsor’s name.

  3. The Heritage Netball League is responsible at all times to the Bedfordshire County Netball Association.

 2) OBJECTIVES

  1. The purpose of the Heritage Netball League is to encourage and promote the game of netball.

  2. Organise events for the benefit of members.

  3. Employ the funds of the League as shall be deemed to be in the best interest of the members.

 3)  LEAGUE COMMITTEE

  1. The management of the affairs of the League shall be vested in the League         Committee.

  2. The structure of the League is decided by the League Committee.

  3. The League Committee shall consist of representatives from the Heritage Netball League, elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

  4. The League Committee shall consist of Chair, League Secretary, Treasurer, Umpiring Secretary, Match Secretaries (the number as deemed necessary by the League Committee), Web administrator, Press Secretary, Social Secretary and Trophy Secretary plus up to 6 committee members. The League Committee shall have the right to co-opt further members as the need arises. Co-Opted members shall have no voting rights.

  5. The League Committee shall have the right to form sub-committees as deemed necessary.

  6. The league committee shall have the right to form an independent appeals panel, comprising of members who were not involved in the grievance/complaint or the initial decision of the original grievance/complaint.

  7. In the event of a member of the committee resigning, the League Committee shall have the right to co-opt members to fill the vacancy for the expired term. Co-opted members will have a voting right.

  8. Terms of reference for all Committee members shall be held on file and reviewed periodically.

  9. League Committee meetings shall be held at least every 12 weeks during the playing season or more often if required including one pre-season and one end of season. Only elected members shall attend committee meetings, invited guests may attend to discuss specific issues.

  10. A quorum to make decisions at Committee meetings is 50% of the elected number.

  11. Each committee member is entitled to one vote on issues at committee meetings, unless they have a vested interest in the issue for discussion, whereupon they must abstain.

  12. In the absence of the Chair at any meeting, the Secretary shall preside. In the event of the absence of both the Chair and the secretary, another officer may preside.

  13. The League Committee shall have the right to request a committee member to resign their elected position if:

i) The League Committee member is not carrying out their full designated duties.

ii) The League Committee member does not attend for 3 consecutive meetings. Under extenuating circumstances, the League Committee reserve the right to reconsider this decision.

4)  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

  1. An Annual General Meeting shall be held in every calendar year during the month of June.

  2. The date and the agenda of the Annual General Meeting shall be circulated to all members entitled to vote, no later than 21 days before the meeting.

  3. Voting at the Annual General Meeting will be in accordance with the England Netball Constitution – each team will have one vote. Each officer will have one vote.

  4. Business to be transacted at the Annual General Meeting shall be:  

1) To receive reports and accounts covering the season.

2) To elect League Committee Officers and members. 

3) To consider any proposed resolution submitted in writing 14 days before the date of the meeting, which has been proposed and seconded by two members.

    5.  At least one representative from each team must be present at the Annual General Meeting. Failure to attend the              Annual General Meeting will result in a deduction of 6 points from their League points total at the beginning of the              season.

  

5)  EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

  1. An extra-ordinary General Meeting may be convened: 

1) By order of the League Committee. 

2) Upon written request to the League Secretary from one third or more of those entitled to vote at the General Meeting.

   2. Each requisition shall state the purpose for which a meeting is required and shall set out any resolution that is desired           to propose.

3.    The meeting shall be held within 28 days of receipt of the requisition by the League Secretary and 14 day’s notice of             the meeting. Any resolution proposed, shall be given to every member entitled to vote.

6) FIXTURES MEETING

  1. At least one representative from each team must be present at the fixtures meeting to arrange fixtures for the forthcoming season.

  2. Failure to attend the fixtures meeting will result in a deduction of 6 points from the team’s league points total at the beginning of the season.

  3. In the event of a team violating 6.a for two seasons, an additional penalty of possible non entry into the league will be considered.

7) FINANCE

  1. An independent auditor shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting to inspect         and audit the League accounts annually.

  2. The Financial year of the League shall be 01 May to 30 April

8) TROPHIES

  1. All trophies remain the property of the League.

  2. All trophies must be returned by the teams holding them on a date advised by the league. Failure to do so will render that team responsible for having the trophy(s) cleaned, engraved and available for the Annual Presentation.

  3. Teams will be held responsible for the loss or damage to the League trophies.

  4. The replacement of trophies through normal wear and tear to be reviewed annually by the League Committee.

9) DISSOLUTION

  1. In the event of the League being wound up, any monies in hand shall be donated to a charity or organisation to be named by the League Committee in liaison with Bedfordshire County Netball Association.