CONSTITUTION OF ENFIELD CELTIC FC
(1.0) CLUB CONSTITUTION -Approved at A.G.M. I7l5l200l
(1.1) The club shall be known as Enfield Celtic (referred to as EC)
and all officers of the Executive Committee, managers and players
are deemed to be members of the club.
(1.2) The official address of the club shall be the home address of the
Hon. Secretary elected to the office for the particular season.
(1.3) The main object of the club shall be:
(i) to promote the game of soccer by the provision of facilities
for boys and adults and to compete in recognised leagues as
determined from time to time by the club.
(1.4) In furtherance exclusively of the foregoing main object the club
shall have the following subsidiary objects:
(i) to incorporate a constructive approach to the development
of soccer and the encouragement of healthy competition in a
(ii) coaching to be provided to players of all age groups and
managers obliged to attend coaching clinics to improve their
knowledge and teaching ability.
(iii)the club shall encourage the talents of players and promote
skills development in a ppositive, disciplined and fair manner.
(2.0)The club shall appoint officers to the Executive Committee at
the A.G.M. to run the affairs of the club for the following season.
(2.I) The Executive shall consist of (Chairperson Hon. Secretary,
Treasurer, Director of Coaching, Fund Raising Officer, Public
Relations Officer and Equipment Coordinator).
(2.2) The function of the Chairperson shall be to chair all
Executive Meetings and General Meetings of the club. In his/her
absence, the Hon. Secretary shall take the chair. In the absence of
both, the Chairperson shall be elected from those present.
(2.3) The Hon. Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the
Executive Committee and AGM’s of the club.
(2.4) The Hon. Secretary shall keep files of all correspondence to
and from the club.
(2.5) The Hon. Treasurer shall receive and take charge of funds for
the club, keep regular accounts on income and expenditure. Report
on same and on the balance sheet at the A.G.M. and shall be
responsible for preparing and presenting the annual accounts of
(2.6) The Hon. Treasurer shall keep a record of all assets of the
(2.7)The club’s funds shall be lodged to the account of the club,
with any of the associated bank so except in so far as the Hon.
Treasurer shall keep in his/her possession such monies that are
deemed necessary for the day to day running of the club. Signing of
the cheques or advances of monies require the authorisation of the
Hon. Treasurer and one other committee member.
(2.8) The Hon. Secretary shall keep records of all players
registered with the club.
(2.9)The Chairperson shall be responsible for the day to day
control of pitches and facilities of EC. The Chairperson shall be
responsible for any development plans for those pitches and
(2.10) The Executive Committee shall have the power to appoint
such sub-committees as are considered necessary and may delegate
any of its powers to such sub-committee.
(2.11) The executive shall have power to dissolve any such subcommittee it has appointed.
(2.12) The Director of Coaching shall have responsibility for
ensuring that plans are in place to improve the overall skill level of
players and coaches. This can be done in a variety of ways
including the provision of Manager Training Courses, player
coaching courses, liaison with the FAI for facilities/support and
liaison with the League as appropriate.
(2.13) The Fund-Raising Officer shall have the responsibility for
setting up a sub-committee to gather the necessary funds’ to carry
out the development business of EC, as directed by the Executive
(2.14) The Equipment Office shall be responsible for ensuring that
aII teams are properly attired in the respective leagues, will have
responsibility for ensuring that adequate stocks of spare
equipment are kept and will liaise with the designated supplier of
(2.15) The Public Relations Officer shall have responsibility for
dealing with the media and or any Public figures who have cause to
be involved with EC. Responsibility will also include attendance at
or organisation of events which promote the club for the benefit of
(2.16) The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a month
(September to May).
(2.17) A quorum for meetings shall be more than 50″ of the
(2.18) The Executive Committee shall have the powers of co-option
to fill vacancies which may occur and may invite and have present
at its meetings such persons as it sees fit.
(2.19)All matters going before the Executive Committee and
requiring a vote, shall be decided by a simple majority of those
present and eligible to vote.
(2.20) Voting at meetings shall be by a show of hands, but any two
members entitled to vote may request and be granted a secret
(2.21) The Executive Committee shall have the power to replace
any member failing in his/her duty.
(2.22) The Executive Committee shall be the official interpreter of
the Constitution and have powers to deal with any matter not
provided for in the Constitution and Rules.
(3.0)Affiliation and Registration.
(3.1) Players must be registered to play for EC and to the
appropriate league before they play a competitive match.
(3.2) Subscriptions must be paid at the time of Registration and
monies recorded by the Hon. Treasurer.
(3.3) All players must be registered through the Hon. Secretary.
(4.0) General Meeting
(4.1) The AGM shall take place between the close of the current
season and commencement of the new season.
(4.2\ At least 14 days notice in writing shall be given of AGM’s.
(4.3) All senior players, managers, committee members and guests
invited by the Executive Committee may attend the AGM.
(4.4) The Agenda of the AGM shall be:
(i) Minutes of the previous AGM
(iv) Treasurer’s Report
(v) Adoption of Treasurer’s Report
(vi) Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and Rules.
(vii) Resignation of Executive Committee
(ix) Any other business
(4.5) Once elected, each official is entitled to one vote. A club
official is someone who manages a team or is a member of the
Executive Committee or any designate sub-committee.
(4.6) Changes or additions to the constitution and rules can only be
made at the AGM’s or a Special Meeting called for that purpose.
(4.7)Adoption of proposed changes or additions to the constitution
and rules require the approval of two thirds of those present and
(4.8)No addition alteration or amendment shall be made to the
provisions of this Constitution for the time being in force unless the
same shall have been previously approved in writing by the
(5.0) Rules of the Club
(5.1) The optimum squad size for 7 aside soccer is 10.
(5.2) The optimum squad size for 11 aside soccer is L6.
(5.3) All squad players are required to train each week and be
available for selection on the weekend game, except where prior
notice acceptable to the manager coach is given.
(5.4)The maximum number of teams entered into competition shall
be decided by the Executive Committee in advance of any new
season. This number shall be dictated by the current team levels
and the available resources of the club in any given season.
(5.5) The annual subscription shall be determined by the Executive
Committee in advance of any new season. And will be based on
anticipated costs of running the club using the current season as a
benchmark The subscription charge should generate enough
revenue to cover 100″/” of the day to day running costs of the club.
(5.6)4ll players cautioned or sent off must be reported to the club
Secretary by the manager with a written explanation. All players
sent off must pay their own fine. All referee complaints, must be
noted and communicated in writing to the club Secretary.
(5.7)Any player or Manager found to be in breach of any rules of
EC may be lined or disciplined by the Executive Committee.
Monetary fines and or suspensions may be used in these instances.
(5.8)Any complaints about an individual player or club official
must be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee for due
deliberation and their decision will be final.
(5.9) Managers of each team have sole discretion in team selection.
Anyone who has a problem with a particular aspect of team
selection, must document the complaint in writing and submit it to
any Executive Committee member for consideration at the next
available committee meeting.
(5.10) AII club members must abide by the club constitution.
(6.0) General- Everybody including officials players and parents,
are expected to participate in fundraising events to enable the club
to grow. For any club event, a club member must give prior
notification of absence to a club official. In addition, senior players
will be expected to help in marking pitches, setting up nets etc. for
Amendment to rules 5.3 and 5.
Passed at AGM :1st June 2007
All players must attend training and be available for selection.
First selection of players will go to the First Team Manager. Any
player not selected for the first team will be available for selection
by the Reserve Team Manager. Any player who has an issue with
any aspect of selection should submit the complaint to a Coaching
Committee member. It will be addressed at the nest Coaching or
Executive Committee meeting.
(7.0) The income and property of the Club shall be applied solely
towards the promotion of its main object(s)as set forth in this
Constitution. No portion of the Club’s income and property shall
be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend,
bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit, to the members of
the Club. No officer shall be appointed to any office of the Club
paid by salary or fees, or receive any remuneration or other benefits
in money or money’s worth from the Club. However, nothing shall
prevent any payment in good faith the by Club :
a) reasonable and proper remuneration to any member o office
or servant of the club (not being an officer ) for any services
rendered to the club.
b) interest at a rate not exceeding Soh per annum on money
lent by Officers or other members of the Club to the Club;
c)reasonable and proper rent for premises demised and let by
any member of the Club(including any Officer) to the Club:
d) reasonable and proper out of pocket expenses incurred by
any Officer in connection with their attendance to any matter
affecting the Club:
e) fees, remuneration or other benefits in money or money’s
worth to any Company of which an Officer may be a member
holding not more than on hundredth part of the issued capital
of such Company.
(8.0) If upon the winding up or dissolution of the Club there
remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any
property whatsoever, it shall not be paid to or distributed among
the members of the club. Instead, such property shall be given or
transferred to some other institution or institutions having main
objects similar to the main objects of the Club. The institution or
institutions to which the property is to be given or transferred shall
prohibit the distribution of its or their income and wealth among
it’s or their members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on
the Club under or by virtue of Clause 7.0 hereof. Members of the
Club select the relevant institution or institutions at or before the
time of dissolution and is and so far as effect cannot be given to
such provisions then the property shall be given or transferred to
some charitable object.
(9.) Annual accounts shall be kept and made available to the
Revenue Commissioners on request.