Constitution

SHADWELL RUNNERS

CONSTITUTION

 1. Title

 a. The Club shall be known as Shadwell Runners (hereinafter to be referred to as "the Club").  

 2. Objectives

a. The objectives of the Club shall be:

 b. To encourage the practice, promotion, development and participation of amateur athletics in Shadwell and the wider community.

c. To provide training and coaching for members.

d. To organise open, club, and club handicap running races.

e. To organise teams to represent the Club in championships and leagues and in such other competitions as the Committee shall decide.

f. The Club shall cater for the following athletics disciplines: Road Running, Trail Running

 g. The Club is affiliated to the Association of Running Clubs (ARC), which provides public indemnity insurance and race permits.

3. Membership

a. Membership of the Club shall be open to persons who are amateurs as defined by UK athletics governing bodies at that time, regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs. However, limitation of membership according to available facilities is allowable on a non-discriminatory basis. Children under the age of 16 attending training, races or any club activity must be accompanied by their parent or guardian who shall be entirely responsible for them. For young people age 16 or 17, a parent or guardian is to be entirely responsible for their attendance at all club activities.

b. Each membership application must be made either through our Facebook page or our website.

4. Fees

a. The club shall not charge monthly membership fees.

b. Annual subscriptions shall become due for payment on 1st March each year.This will be calculated by the annual cost of membership of the Association of Running Clubs (ARC), divided by the number of club members at the time. This is usually under £5 per person, per year.

 

5. Management

a. The routes will be planned each week by Catharine Etherington (Qualified England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness), who will provide sign-up sheets and route maps in advance.

 

6. Finance

 a. The financial year of the Club shall end on 31st December.

b. All funds belonging to the Club shall be deposited with a bank or building society in accounts that shall carry the Club title. The signatory of this account will be Catharine Etherington.

c. The property and funds of the Club cannot be used for the direct or indirect private benefit of members other than as reasonably allowed by the Rules and all surplus income or profits are reinvested in the Club or donated to charity.

d. The Club may provide sporting and related social facilities, sporting equipment, coaching, courses, insurance cover, medical treatment, travel expenses and other ordinary benefits of Community Amateur Sports Clubs as provided for in the Finance Act 2002.

e. The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club: i Sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment. ii Employ members and remunerate them for providing goods and service. iii  Indemnify the Committee and members acting properly in the course of the running of the Club against any liability incurred in the proper running of the Club (but only to the extent of its assets).

 

7.Discrimination

a. The Club will have due regard to the law on disability discrimination and child protection.

 

8. Winding Up

a. The members may vote to wind up the Club if not less than three quarters of those present and voting support that proposal at a properly convened general meeting.

b. The Committee will then be responsible for the orderly winding up of the Club’s affairs.

c. After settling all liabilities of the Club, the Committee shall dispose of the net assets remaining to one or more of the following: i To another Club with similar sports purposes which is a registered charity and/or ii To another Club with similar sports purposes and/or iii To the Club’s national governing bodies for use by them for related community sports.

 

9. Alterations to the Constitution

The Constitution may be altered but only by a resolution passed by two-thirds of those present and voting at an AGM or an EGM called for that purpose.

 

10. Priority

a. Interpretation of all the above rules must be consistent with the statutory requirements for CASCs (which means Community Amateur Sports Clubs as first provided for by the Finance Act 2002).

 

11. Revision History

a. This Constitution was adopted on 04/01/2022.

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