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Dayla Field Shield Rules

NOMENCLATURE AND CONSTITUTION

 

1.This Competition, which is an Invitation Cup for Teams participating outside the FootballPyramid,shall be designated the Aylesbury District Challenge Shield (Field Shield) and shall consist of not more than fifty (50) Clubs approved by the sanctioning authority.

 

The Competition shall be open to First Teams of Clubs which are affiliated to an affiliated County Football Association and who are eligible for their respective County Intermediate or Junior Cups.

 

  The Competition shall be competed for annually and shall be organised as a Knockout Cup Competition.

 

  The names and particulars of Member Clubs shall be returned annually by the appointed date on the Form ‘D’ to the Berks & Bucks Football Association.

 

The area covered by the Competition shall be within fifteen (15) mile radius of Aylesbury Market Square.

 

  This Competition shall apply annually for sanction to the Berks & Bucks Football Association.

 

  Clubs shall accept that they agree to play the Final of this Competition on Good Friday.

 

ENTRY FEE, SUBSCRIPTION

 

2.a.Applications by Clubs for admission to this Competition shall be made in writing to the Secretary by 1stJuly. At the discretion of a majority of the accredited voting members present applications, ofwhich due notice has been given, may be received at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting. 

 
  1. The Annual Subscription shall be £30.00 per Club payable on or before the 31stAugust in each year. Teams in default shall be fined £10.00.

 
  1. A Club shall not participate in this Competition until the Annual Subscription has been paid.

 
  1. Clubs shall advise annually to the Secretary in writing by 1stJuly of its County Football Association affiliation number for the forthcoming Season. Clubsshall advise the Secretary in writing, or on the prescribed form, of details of its Headquarters, Officers and any other information required by the Competition.

 

OFFICERS

 

3.The Officers of the Competition shall be the President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Registration Secretary, Referees Secretary, Press Secretary and Fixture Secretary to be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. (N.B. Verifiers are not Officers).

 
 
 

MANAGEMENT, NOMINATION, ELECTION

 

4.a.The Competition shall be governed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association by a Management Committee comprised of the Officers and five (5) members who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

 

All participants shall abide by The Football Association Regulations for Safeguarding Children as determined by the Association from time to time.

 
  1. Retiring Officers shall be eligible to become candidates for re-election without nomination.  All other candidates for election as Officers or Members of the Management Committee shall be nominated to the Secretary in writing, signed by the Secretaries of two Member Clubs, not later than 30thApril in each year.  Names of the candidates for election shall be circulated with the notice of the Annual General Meeting.  In the event of there being no nomination in accordance with the foregoing for any office, nominations may be received at the Annual General Meeting

 
  1. The Management Committee shall meet at least quarterlyto deal with business as it arises. 

 

On receiving a requisition signed by two-thirds of the Members of the Management Committee the Secretary shall convene a meeting of the Committee.

 
  1. Except where otherwise mentioned all communications shall be addressed to the Secretary who shall conduct the correspondence of the Competition and keep a record of its proceedings.

 
  1. All communications received from Clubs shall be conducted through their nominated Officers.

 

POWERS OF MANAGEMENT

 

5.a.The Management Committee may appoint such other Sub-Committees as they may consider necessary and may delegate such of their powers, as they deem necessary to such Committees.  The decisions of all such Committees shall be reported to the Management Committee for ratification.The Management Committeeshall have the power to deal with matters within the Competition and not for any matters of misconduct that are under the jurisdiction of The Football Association or affiliated Association.

 
  1. Subject to the permission of the Berks & Bucks County Football Association having been obtained the Management Committee may order a match or matches to be played each season, the proceeds to be devoted to the funds of the Competition and, if necessary, may call upon each Club (including any Club which may have withdrawn during the season) to contribute equally such sums as may be necessary to meet any deficiency at the end of the season. (See Rule 6(e)).

 
  1. Each Member of the Management Committee shall have the right to attend and vote at all Management Committee Meetings and have one (1) vote thereat, but no Member shall be allowed to vote on any matters directly appertaining to such Member or to the Club so represented or where there may be a conflict of interest.(This shall apply to the procedure of any Sub-Committee).In the event of the voting being equal on any matter, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

 
  1. The Management Committee shall have powers to apply, act upon and enforce the Rules of the Competition and shall also have jurisdiction overall matters affecting the Competition, including any not provided for in the Rules. 

 

With the exception of Rules 5((I)), 6(H), 10(A), 11 and 19 for any breaches of Rule a formal written charge shall be issued. The respondent shall be given seven (7) days from the date of notice to reply to the charge and given the opportunity to:

 
  1. Accept or deny the charge

  1. Submit in writing a case of mitigation, or

  1. Put their case before the Management Committee

 

All breaches of the Laws of the Game, Rules and Regulations of The Football Association shall be dealt with in accordance with F.A. Rules.

 
  1. All decisions of the Management Committee shall be binding subject to the right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16.

   

Decisions of the Management Committee shall be notified in writing to those concerned within seven (7) days.

     

  1. Five (5) Members of the Management Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the Management Committee and three (3) Members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by any Sub-Committee of the Competition.

   

  1. The Management Committee, as it may deem necessary, shall have power to fill in an acting capacity, any vacancies that may occur amongst their number.

 
  1. AClub having failed to comply with an order or instruction of the Management Committee, or failing to satisfactorily attend to the business and/or the correspondence of the Competition shall be liable to be fined or otherwise penalised at the discretion ofthe Management Committee.

 
  1. All fines and charges shall be paid within fourteen (14) days of the date of posting of the written notification.

 

Any Club failing to do so shall be fined a maximum of £50.00. Further failure to pay the fine including the additional sum within fourteen (14) days shall result in fixtures being withdrawn until such time as the outstanding payments are settled.

 
  1. A member of the Management Committee appointed by the Competition to attend a meeting or match may have any expenses incurred refunded by the Competition.

 
  1. The Management Committee shall have the power to appoint Vice-Presidents from time to time in recognition of service to football with the Aylesbury & District Challenge Shield (Field Shield) and to fill any vacancy that may occur in the membership of the Competition between the Annual General or Special General Meeting called to decide the constitution and the commencement of the Competition season.

 
  1. The business of the Competition, as determined by the Management Committee, may be transacted by electronic mail or facsimile.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

6.a.The Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than 1stJuly in each year.  At this meeting the following business shall be transacted provided that at least 75% of Members are present and entitled to vote:

 
  1. To receive and confirm the Minutes of the preceding Annual General Meeting.

  1. To consider any business arising there from.

  1. To receive and adopt the Annual Report, Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts.

  1. Election of Clubs (as recommended by the Management Committee).

  1. Constitution of the Competition for ensuing season.

  1. Election of Officers and Management Committee.

  1. Appointment of Verifier of Accounts.

  1. Alteration of Rules, if any (of which notice has been given).

  1. Fix the date for the commencement of the season and kick-off times applicable to the Competition.

  1. Other business of which due notice shall have been given and accepted as being relevant to an AnnualGeneral Meeting.

 
  1. A copy of the duly audited Balance Sheet, Statement of Accounts and Agenda shall be forwarded to each Club at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting, and to the Berks & Bucks County Football Association.

 
  1. A signed copy of the duly audited Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts shall be sent to the Berks & Bucks County Football Association within fourteen (14) days of its adoption by the Annual General Meeting.

 
  1. Each Member Club shall be empowered to send one (1) delegate to an Annual General Meeting.  Each Club shall be entitled to one (1) vote only. Not less than seven (7) days notice shall be given of any Meeting. 

 
  1. Clubs who have withdrawn their Membership of the Competition during the season being concluded or who are not continuing Membership shall be entitled to attend but shall vote only on matters relating to the season being concluded.

 
  1. All voting shall be conducted by a show of voting cards unless a ballot is demanded by at least 66% of the delegates qualified to vote or the Chairman so decides.

 
  1. No individual shall be entitled to vote on behalf of more than one (1) Member Club. 

 
  1. Any continuing Member Club failing to be represented at the Annual General Meeting without satisfactory reason being given shall be fined £20.00. 

 
  1. Officers and Management Committee members shall be entitled to attend and vote at an Annual General Meeting.

AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED

 

7.The Chairman and the Secretary of each Club shall complete and sign the following agreement which shall be deposited with the Competition together with the Application for Membership for the coming season, or upon indicating that the Club intends to compete.

 

"We, A, ______of ______ (Chairman) and B ______ of ______ (Secretary) of the ______ Football Club have been provided with a copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Aylesbury District Thomas Field Shield Competition and do hereby agree for and on behalf of the said Club, if elected or accepted into Membership, to conform to those Rules and Regulations and to accept, abide by and implement the decisions of the Management Committee of the Competition, subject to the right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16.

 

Any alteration of the Chairman and/or Secretary on the above Agreement shall be notified to the Berks & Bucks County Football Association to which the Club is affiliated and to the Secretary of the Competition.

 

  (Note:  The spaces above are intended for the inclusion of the signatures and addresses of officers).

 

QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS

 

8.a. (i)Contract players, as defined in Football Association Rules, are not permitted in this Competition.

 
  1. It is the responsibility of each Club to ensure that any player signing a registration form for that Club has, where necessary, the required International Transfer Certificate. Clearance is required for any player aged twelve (12) and over crossing borders including Wales, Scotland and Ireland

 
  1. While serving in any branch of Her Majesty’s Regular Forces a player shall first obtain the consent of his Association Secretary before signing a registration form to play for a Club.

 
  1. A registered playing member of a Club is one who, being in all other respects eligible has:

 

Signed a fully and correctly completed Competition registration form in ink, countersigned by an Officer of the Club, and who has been registered with the Registration Secretary seven (7)days prior to playing, and whose completed registration counterfoil has been received by the Club prior to playing. The club requesting reinstatement shall provide written proof from the player’s current club of the number of games played in the season.

   

  1. Any player who during the current season has played more than one (1) round in any one of the following Competitions: the F.A. Cup, the F.A. Trophy, the F.A. Vase, the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup, Senior Trophy or the Senior Cup of any other County or Service F.A., shall not be eligible to compete in the Field Shield nor shall any player playing a total of three (3) or more matches in the Isthmian League, Northern Premier, Southern League or the Premier Division of the Hellenic League, United Counties League, Spartan/South Midlands League or any League of equal status (Step 7and above) but not including the Reserve Section of any League SHALLNOTbe eligible to play in the Field Shield without written permission of the Management Committee. 

 
  1. A player having taken part in matches for any Club affiliated to any County Football Association shall not be allowed to join, be transferred to,or sign for a Club in the Competition without first proving to the officials of the intended Club that the player has discharged all reasonable financial liabilities to the previous Club or Clubs, and a Club official may not accept such player's signaturewithout first ascertaining whether such claims have been discharged to the satisfaction of the Club, or Clubs, for which the player last played.

 

No player shall be eligible for the Semi Final or Final matches until they have taken part in five(5) League and Cup matches during the current season for the Club currently holding theirregistration.

 
  1. Each Club shall be provided with a Registration Form free of charge. The Registration 

Secretary shall sign the form and return it to the Club as receipt forregistration. 

 
  1. The Management Committee shall decide all registration disputes.

 

In the event of a player signing a registration form or having a registration submitted for more than one Club priority of registration shall decide for which Club the player shall be registered. The Registration Secretary shall notify the Club last applying to register the player of the fact of the previous registration.

 
  1. It shall be deemed misconduct for a player to:

 
  1. Play for more than one (1) Club in the Competition in the same season without first being transferred.

 
  1. Submit a signed registration form for registration that the player had willfully neglected to accurately or fully complete.

 
  1. (i) The Management Committee shall have power to accept the registration of any playersubject to the provisions of Rule 8(h)(ii) and Rule 8(h)(iii) below.  

 
  1. The Management Committee shall have power to refuse, cancel or suspend the registration of any player or may fine any player, except those under eighteen (18) years of age, at their discretion proved guilty of registration irregularities. (Subject to Rule 16).

 
  1. The Management Committee shall have power to make application or refuse or cancel the registration of any player found guilty of undesirable conduct and to disqualify the player in question from participating in all games in the Competition. (Subject to Rule 16)subject to the right of appeal to The Football Association or the relevant County Football Association.

 

Undesirable conduct shall mean an incident of repeated proven misconduct, which may deter a participant from being involved in this Competition. Application should be made to the parent County of the Club the player is registered or intending to be registered with.

 
  1. For a player who has previously had a registration removed in accordance with Rule 8(J) (iii) but has a registration accepted at the expiry of exclusion will be considered to be under a probationary period of twelve (12) months. Whilst under a probationary period, should the player commit a further act of proven misconduct under the jurisdiction of the Competition, (excluding standard dismissals), the Competition would be empowered to consider a further charge of bringing the Competition into disrepute.  

 

Note:  Action under Rule 8(H) (iii) shall not be taken against a player for misconduct on the field of play until the matter has been dealt with by the appropriate Association, and then only in cases of the player bringing the Competition into disrepute and shall inany case be subject to an Appeal to The Football Association. All decisions shall include the period of restriction. For the purpose of this Rule, bringing the Competition into disrepute can only be considered where the player has received in excess of one-hundred and twelve (112) days suspension, or ten (10 matches in match based discipline, in a period of two (2) years or less from the date of the first offencefor any Team playing in this Competition.)

 
  1. A player may not be registered for a Club in the Competition after 1stMarch except by special permission of the Management Committee.

 
  1. A Club shall keep a list of the players it registers and a record of the games in which they have played, and shall produce such records upon demand by the Management Committee.

 
  1. A register containing the names of all players registered for each Club, with the date of registration, shall be kept by the Registration Secretary and shall be open to the inspection of any duly appointed Member Club representative at all Management Committee meetings or at other times mutually arranged.

 

  Registration is valid for one (1) season only.

 
  1. In the case of a postponed, drawn or replayed matches, only those players who qualified for the first match shall be eligible.

 

A qualified player, who was serving a term of suspension on the date of the original fixture, shall be permitted to play in the replay or rearranged fixture provided he has completed the suspension.

A qualified player who plays in any round shall be deemed qualified to play in any subsequent round by virtue of his original qualification, but this shall not apply to his qualification as a Junior or as an Intermediate player; as in Rule 8(C).

 
  1. Any Team playing an unregistered or otherwise ineligible player or players shall forfeit the match and may be fined a sum not exceeding £25.00 and/or otherwise dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee. 

                      

  (The following Clause applies to Competitions involving players in full-time secondary 

education):

   

  1. (i)   Priority shall be given at all times to school and school organizations activities.

 
  1. The availability of children shall be cleared with the Head Teachers (except for Sunday Leagues).

 
  1. To play open age football the player shall have achieved the age of sixteen (16).

 

  (Note: For players under the age of eighteen (18) the provisions contained in Football 

Association Rules shall apply.)

   

CLUB COLOURS.  CLUB NAME

 

9.a.Every Club shall register the colour of its shirts and shorts with the Secretary by 1stAugust who shall decide as to their suitability.

 

  Goalkeepers shall wear colours which distinguish them from other players and the Referee.

 

  No player, including the goalkeeper, shall be permitted to wear black or very dark shirts.

 

If, in the opinion of the Referee, two (2) Clubs have the same or similar colours, the Home Team shall make the change. In Semi-Finals and Final both Teams to change. Any Team not having a change of colours or delaying the kick-off bynot having a change shall be fined £10.00.

 

The Secretary of the Competition may request shirts to be submitted if complaints are received as to lack of distinguishing colours, and the Management Committee may refuse to permit any shirts or shorts as they think fit.  Shirts shall be uniquelynumbered.The player’s name tocorrespond to the number on the team sheet. Failure to comply shall result in a fine of £5 perplayer.

 

b.Any Club wishing to change its name and/or colours shall obtain permission fromits affiliated County Association and from the Management Committee.

 

PLAYING SEASON.  CONDITIONS OF PLAY

TIMES OF KICK-OFF.  POSTPONEMENTS.  SUBSTITUTES

 

10.a.The Annual General Meeting shall determine the commencement of the seasonin accordance with Football Association Rules.  No Club shall be compelled to play after the concluding date.  Original fixtures arranged by the Fixture Secretary shall not be arranged for a date later than seven (7) days preceding the concluding date determined by the AnnualGeneral Meeting.

 

b.All matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as determined by the International Football Association Board.

 

Clubs shall take all reasonable precautions to keep their grounds in a playable condition, and iftheoccasion arises, either Club may require the Referee to visit the ground by 12.00 pm beforethe advertised kick-off time and decide as to the fitness of play. Only a Referee or LeagueOfficer of the Aylesbury & District Football League may cancel a Leaguematch or decide as tothe fitness of the pitch except where a third party such as the Local Authority has overridingauthority on pitch usage.All matches shall be played on pitches deemed suitable by the Management Committee. If through any fault of the Home Team a match has to be replayed, the Management Committee shall have power to order the venue to be changed.

 

  The Management Committee shall have power to decide whether a pitch and/or facilities are suitable for matches in the Competition and to order the Club concerned to play its fixtures on another ground.

 

The duration of the game shall be two equal periods of forty-five (45) minutes. In the event of a draw at full time an extra thirty (30) minutes (fifteen (15) minutes each way) or twenty (20) minutes minimum (ten (10) minutes each way), to be determined by the Referee, shall be played. If the match is still drawn after extra time, the winners shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with International BoardRecommended Procedures.

   

  The times of kick-off shall be fixed at the Annual General Meeting and for Saturday matches shall be August to October 2.00 pm, November to February 1-30pmand March to May 2.00pm.

 

The time of commencement of the Semi-Final and Final Ties shall be determined by the Management Committee. The time of commencement of evening matches shall be determined by the Fixture Secretary.

   

Any Club failing to commence at the appointed time shall be fined a sum not exceeding £5.00 or be otherwise dealt with as the Management Committee may determine.

 

Each Club shall on the day of the match fill in an official Team Sheet before the match which shall be available for exchanging with the opposition and inspection, not later than fifteen (15) minutes before kick off, the exchanging of the Teamsheets to be done in the presence of the Referee. No further changes to be made after this time unless agreed with the opposition and referee. Failure to comply a fine of £10.00 shall be imposed.

  

At theend of the match the Team Sheet shall be completed to show the final score and other information required by the Management Committee.

 

Only official Team Sheets shall be recognised. Books of official Team Sheets are available from the Registration Secretary at £5.00 per book.

 

Referees shall order matches to commence at the appointed time and shall report all late starts to the Competition.

 

The Home Team shall provide at least two (2) footballs fit for play; these are to be given to theReferee at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to kick offand the Referee shall make a report to the Competition if the footballs are unsuitable. Goal nets shall be used.

 
  1. Except by permission of the Management Committee all matches shall be played on the dates originally fixed but priority shall be given to The Football Association and all relevant County Association Cup Competitions. All other matches shall be considered secondary. Clubs may mutually agree to bring forward a match with the consent of the Fixture Secretary.

 

In the case of a revised fixture date, the Clubs shall be given by the Competition five (5) clear days notice of the match (unless otherwise mutually agreed).

 
  1. The Secretary of the Home Club shall give notice by phone,text or email (the text and email shallbe acknowledged)of full particulars of the location of, and access to, the ground and time of kick-off to the match officials and the Secretary of the opposing Club at least three (3) clear days prior to the playing of the match.

 

  Any Club failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to a fine of £10.00.

 
  1. Every Club shall play its best available qualified Team or Teams in all matches in the Competition.

 
  1. In matches where gate money is taken, or a collection made, the receipts shallbe equally divided between the two (2) Clubs except in the Semi-Finals and Final when the receipts shall by taken by the Management Committee after paying the fees and travelling expenses of the Referee and Assistant Referees (when appointed). The Home Club shall make provision for a representative of the visiting Club to check receipts before the completion of the match. The share of the receipts due shall be paid over to the visiting Club within seven (7) days. A Club which is not able to provide a ground where gate money can be taken or a collection made shall not be entitled to any share of the gate money in a replay with a Club which provides a ground where gate money can be taken or a collection made. In any match ordered to be replayed in consequenceof a breach of Rules, the Club in default shall not receive any share of the proceeds of such replayed match without the consent of the Committee and such consent shall only be given under special circumstances. If consent not be given, the share shall betaken by the Competition.

 

Notice of postponement of any match shall be given without delay by the postponing Club. Such notice shall be given forty-eight (48) hours prior to the match by the Club to the Fixture Secretary, the Referees Secretary, the Secretary of the opposing Club and the match officials.  Any Club failing to comply shall be dealt with by the Management Committee who may inflict any penalty it may deem suitable.

 

In the event of a match not being played or abandoned owing to causes over which neither Club has control, it shall be played in its entirety on a date to be mutually agreed by the two (2) Clubs and approved by the Management Committee. Failing such agreement and notification to the Fixture Secretary within seven (7) days the Management Committee shall have power to order the match to be played on a named date or on or before a given date. 

 

The Management Committee shall review all matches abandoned in cases where it is consequent upon the conduct of either or both Teams. Where it is to the advantage of the Competition and does no injustice to either Club, the Management Committee shall be empowered to order the score at the time of the abandonment to stand. In cases where the Management Committee are satisfied that a match was abandoned owing to the conduct of one Team or its club member(s) they shall be empowered to award the match to the opponents and/or take what other action they may deem necessary. In cases where a match is abandoned owing to the conduct of both Teams or their Club members, the Management Committee shall take such action as they consider appropriate. Such action is subject to any disciplinary action taken by the appropriate Affiliated Association.No fine(s) can be applied by the Management Committee for an abandoned match.

 

The Management Committee shall review any match that has taken place where either or both teams were under a suspension imposed upon them by the Association or Affiliated Association. 

In each case the Team that was under suspension would bedealt with in the same manner as if they had participated with ineligible players in accordance with Rule 8(m) above. Where both teams were under suspension the game shall be declared null and void.  

 
  1. A Club may at its discretion and in accordance with the Laws of the Game use three (3) substitute players in any match in this Competition who may be selected from five (5) players.

  

The Referee shall be informed of the names of the substitutes not later than fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the match.

 

A player who has been selected, appointed or named as a substitute before the start of the match but does not actually play in the game shall not be considered to have been a player in that game within the meaning of Rule 8 of this Competition.

 
  1. The half time interval shall be of ten (10) minutes duration. The half time interval may only be altered with the consent of the Referee.

 

REPORTING RESULTS

 

11.a.The Registration Secretary shall receive within three (3)days (Sundays excluded) of the date played, the result of each Competition match in the prescribed manner. This shall include the forename(s) and surname of the Team players (in block letters) and also the Referee’s name and markings required by Rule 13, or any other information requiredby the Competition.  

 

  Failing to comply with the requirements of Rule 11(A) the Club shall be fined the following:

 

Team Sheet received between four (4) and seven (7) days late - £10.00

  Team Sheet received between eight (8) and twenty one (21) days late - £30.00 Team Sheet received more than twenty one days (21) late - £50.00

 

Any Club proved to have willfully falsified a Team Sheet shall be deemed to be guilty of serious misconduct and may be dealt with in accordance with Rule 7(C).

   

  1. The Home Club shall telephone, text or email the result of each match to the Press/Results Secretary by 5.30 pm for Saturday matches and 9.30 pm for evening matches.Failure to comply shall result in a fine of £10.00. If no result is received, by midnight on the day of the match,then a fine not exceeding £50.00 shall be imposed.

 
  1. The match result notification, correctly completed, shall be signed by a responsible member of the Club. Failure to comply shall result in a fine of £10.00.  The Management Committee shall have power to take such action as they deem suitable against a Club, which submits an incomplete form or incorrect information. In the event that the official Team Sheet not being available, a substitute sheet containing the required information shall besubmitted when the time detailed in 11(A).

 

DETERMINING CHAMPIONS

 

12.a.The sole control of the Competition shall be vested in the Management Committee who shall have power to make exemptions and decide dates of rounds.

 

  The Competition shall be on a knockout basis.

 

  Clubs shall be drawn in pairs; the first Club so drawn shall have choice of ground.

 

The Fixture Secretary shall notify Clubs of the draw within seven (7) days, detailing the time of kick-off and the date on which the tie shall be played.

 
  1. The grounds for the Semi-Final Ties shall be arranged by the Management Committee which may be Club Grounds or Neutral Grounds. The Management Committee shall take the total gate receipts. If a match is not played on a neutral ground and the Club playing at Home is unable to charge for admission or allow a collection to be taken they shall bear the match expenses.

 
  1. In the Final Tie the total gate shall be taken and the expenses of the match defrayed by the Management Committee.

   

  1. In the Semi-Finaland Final Ties any Club failing to play, without reasonable cause, may be judged by the Management Committee to be guilty of serious misconduct and may be refused entry in future seasons.

 
  1. In the Final each Club shall submit by Recorded Delivery or Registered Post, not later than seven (7) days before the match, to the League and the opponents, a list of players names  and initials from which the Team may be selected. Where a Club wishes to object to the qualifications of any player named on the list, it shall do so by Recorded Delivery or Registered Post not less than three (3) days before the match to the opposing Club and also to the Competition Secretary and Registration Secretary.

 

REFEREES

 

13.a.Registered Referees (and Assistant Referees where approved by The Football Association or County Football Association)for all matches shall be appointed in a manner approved by the Management Committee and by the sanctioning Association(s).

 
  1. In the event of the non-appearance of the appointed Referee the appointed senior Assistant 

Referee shall take charge and a substitute Assistant Referee appointed by the competing Teams.  

In cases where there are no officially appointed Assistant Referees, the Clubs shall agree upon a Referee.   A Referee thus agreed upon shall, for that game, have the full powers, status and authority of a registered Referee. Failure to agree shall render both Clubs liable to a fine not exceeding £200.00.

 
  1. The Management Committee may, if they consider it desirable, or upon application by the two (2) competing Clubs, appoint Assistant Referees, if available, to any match. Where Assistant Referees are not appointed each Team shall provide a Club Assistant Referee.  Failure to do so shall result in a fine of £10.00 being imposed on the defaulting Team.

 
  1. The appointed Referee shall have power to decide as to the fitness of the ground in all matches and the decision shall be final subject to either in the case of a ground of a Local Authority or the owners of a ground, the Representative of that body is the sole arbiter and whose decision shall be accepted unless the ground is declared fit for play.

 
  1. Subject to any limits/provisions laid down by the sanctioning committee match officials appointed under this Rule shall be entitled tocharge the following match fees inclusive of expenses:

   

Referee £35.00, Registered Referees appointed by the Management Committee as Assistant Referees £15.00, subject to any limits laid down by the sanctioning Association.

 

The fees of the Referee and Assistant Referees (when appointed) shall be shared equally by both Teams.

  The Home Club shall pay the Officials their fees and expenses immediately after the match.

   

  In the Final, if the Referee does not receive a memento, an inclusive fee of £35.00shall be paid.

 
  1. In the event of a match not being played because of circumstances over which the Clubs have no control, the Match Officials, if present, shall be entitled to half fee plus expenses. Where a match is not played owing to one (1) Club beingin default, that Club shall be ordered to pay the Officials, if they attend the ground, their full fee and expenses.

 
  1. A Referee not keeping his engagement, and failing to give a satisfactory explanation as to his non-appearance, may have his name removed from the list of Referees and the fact reported to the Association with which he is registered.

 
  1. Each Club shall, in a manner prescribed from time to time by The Football Association, award marks to the Referee for each match and the name of the Referee and the marks awarded shall be submitted to the Competition on the prescribed Form provided.  Clubs failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to be fined £5.00 or dealt with as the Management Committee shall determine.

 

  The Competition shall keep a record of the markings and, on the Form provided by the prescribed date each season, shall submit a summary to The Football Association/County Association.

 
  1. The Referee shall submit a report Form, supplied by the Competition, giving the result of the match, the number of players in each Team and the time of kick-off to the Registration Secretary within two (2) days of the match.

 
  1. Referees and Assistant Referees shall be supplied, each Season, with a copy of the Competition Rules free of charge.

 

CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP ORWITHDRAWAL OF A CLUB

 

14.a.No Club shall be allowed to withdraw from the Competition without the consent of the Management Committee, and in any event a Club wishing to withdraw shall give notice of intention to do so to the Secretary of the Competition and to the opposing Club not less than eight (8) days before the date fixed for playing. Any Club failing to play on the agreed date shall be eliminated from the Competition. If a Club decides to withdrawafter a drawn game intimation shall reach the opposing Club not later than the first post on the second day after the 

match (Sunday excluded).

  1. A Club failing to comply with this Rule shall be reported to the Committee, who shall have the power to impose a fine not exceeding£25.00 and to order the offending Club to pay the expenses incurred by their opponents, or to take such action as may seem expedient.

 
  1. In the event of a Member Club which is an un-incorporated association withdrawing and/or disbanding it shall be immediately liable to discharge all its financial and other obligations to the Competition.

 

In the event that any such obligation remains undischarged after a period of twenty-one (21) days then such obligation shall be met by the then current Club Members, excluding those under the statutory school leaving age.  Until a Member’s pro rata obligation is discharged in full the Member shall not be allowed to participate in the Competition, which may apply to the Club’s Parent County Association for a suspension order.

 

PROTESTS AND COMPLAINTS

 

15.a.All questions of eligibility, qualifications of players or interpretations of the Rules shall be referred to the Management Committee.

 

Objections relevant to the dimensions of the pitch, goals, flag posts or other facilities of the venue shall not be entertained by the Management Committee unless a protest is lodged with the Referee before the commencement of the match.  Any Club lodging such protest and not proceeding with it shall be deemed guilty of a breach of this Rule and shall be dealt with by the Management Committee.

 
  1. Except in cases where the Management Committee decide that there are special circumstances, protests and complaints (which shall contain full particulars of the grounds upon which they are founded) shall be lodged in duplicate with the Secretary within seven (7) days (excluding Sundays) of the match or occurrence to which they refer.  A protest or complaint shall not be withdrawn except by permission of the Management Committee.  A Member of the Management Committee who is a member of any Club involved shall not be present (except as a witness or representative of his Club) when such protest or complaint is being determined.

 
  1. Any dispute occurring between Clubs in the Competition shall be referred for determination by the Management Committee whose decision shall be binding upon all parties subject to Rule 16.

 
  1. No protest of whatever kind shall be considered by the Management Committee unless the complaining Club shall have deposited with the Secretary a sum of £10.00.  This may be forfeited in whole or in part in the event of the complaining or protesting Club losing its case.  The Competition shall have power to order the defaulting Club or the Club making a losing or frivolous protest or complaint to pay the expenses of the enquiry or to order that the costs to be shared by the parties.

 
  1. All parties to a protest or complaint shall receive a copy of the submission and shall be afforded an opportunity to make a statement at least seven (7) days prior to the protest or complaint being heard.

 
  1. All parties shall have received seven (7)days notice of the Hearing should they be instructed to attend.

 
  1. Should a Club elect to state its case in person then they should forward a deposit of £25.00 and indicate such when forwarding the written response.

 
  1. When dealing with a protest or complaint the Management Committee shall take into consideration the possession by the protesting or complaining club of any information which, if properlyused, might have avoided the protest or complaint.

 

BOARD OF APPEAL

 

16Within fourteen (14) days of the posting of written notification of any decision of the Management Committee or the Competition a Club, Official or Player against whom action is takenmay appeal against such decision by lodging particulars in duplicate with the Secretary of the Berks & Bucks Football Association, including a fee of £50.00, for adjudication of a Board of Appeal.  The grounds of appeal shall be in accordance with FA Rules.  The Board of Appeal may order the appeal fee to be forfeited and shall decide by whom the costs of the appeal shall be borne.  The decision of the Board of Appeal is final and binding on all parties concerned.

 

No appeal can be lodged against a decision taken at an Annual or Special General Meeting unless this is on the ground of unconstitutional conduct.

 

EXCLUSION OF CLUBS.OR TEAMSMISCONDUCT, CLUBS, OFFICIALS, PLAYERS

 

17.a. At the Annual General Meeting, or Special General Meeting called for the purpose, Notice of Motion having been duly circulated on the Agenda, the accredited delegates present shall have the power to exclude any Club or Team from further membership which shall be supported by (more than) two-thirds of those present and voting. Voting on this point shall be conducted by ballot.

 
  1. At the Annual General Meeting, or at a Special General Meeting called for the purpose, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 19, the accredited delegates present shall have the power to exclude from further participation in the Competition any Club whose conduct has, in their opinion, been undesirable which shall be supported by (more than) two-thirds of those present ndvoting.  Voting on this point shall be conducted by ballot.  A Club whose conduct is the subject of the vote being taken shall be excluded from voting.

 
  1. Any official or member of a Club proved guilty of either breach of Rule, other than field offences, or of inducing or attempting to induce a player or players of another Club in the Competition to join them shall be liable to expulsion or such penalty as a General Meeting or Management Committee may decide, and their Club shall also be liable to expulsion in accordance with the provisions of Rule 17(a) and Rule 17(b).

 
 
 

TROPHY:LEGAL OWNERS, CONDITIONS OF TAKING OVER,

AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED.  AWARDS.

18.a.A Competition Cup or Trophy shall be vested in the Association sanctioning the Competition as Trustees. If a Competition is discontinued for any reason a trophy or any other presentation shall be returned to the Donor if the conditions attached to it so provide or, if not, dealt with as the sanctioning Association may decide. At the close of each Competition awards shall be made to the winners and runners-up if the funds of the Competition permit.

 

  The following agreement shall be signed on behalf of the winners of the Cup or Trophy:

“We A ______ and B_____, the Chairman and Secretary of ______ FC, members of and representing the Club, having been declared winners of Aylesbury District Field Shield, and it having been delivered to us by the Competition, do hereby on behalf of the Club jointly and severally agree to return the Cup or Trophy to the Competition Secretary on or before 1stMarch.  

If the Cup or Trophy is lost or damaged whilst under our care we agree to refund to the 

Competition the amount of its current value or the cost of its thorough repair.”

 
  1. Failure to comply with Rule 18(A) shall render the Club liable to a fine of £25.00.

 
  1. It shall be the responsibility of all Clubs winning the trophy to ensure that the name of the Club and the season are engraved on the trophy by a suitably qualified craftsman in the appropriate style. In the event of a Club failing to comply with this Rule the Officers of the Aylesbury District Field Shield shall arrange for a suitable inscription to be made on the trophy and to recover the cost from the defaulting Club. In the event of it being impossible to recover the Shield the Club shall be responsible for the cost of a replacement of like quality. In so far as such cost is covered by any sum which may be due under any appropriate insurance policy.

 

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS

 

19.Upon receiving a requisition signed by two-thirds of the Clubs in membership the Secretary shall call a Special General Meeting.

 

  The Management Committee may call a Special General Meeting at any time.

 

At least fourteen (14) days notice shall be given of either meeting under this Rule, together with an agenda of the business to be transacted at such meeting. Each Full Member Club shall be empowered to send two (2) delegates to all Special General Meetings. Each Club shall be entitled to one (1) vote only,as shall members of the Management Committee. Not less than fourteen (14) days notice shall be given of anyMeeting.

 

Any continuing Member Club failing to be represented at a Special General Meeting without satisfactory reason being given shall be fined £50.00.

 

Officers and Management Committee members shall be entitled to attend and vote at all Special General Meetings.

 

ALTERATION TO RULES

 

20.a.Alterations, for which consent has been given by the sanctioning Association, shallbe made to these Rules only at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting specially convened for the purpose calledin accordance with Rule 19. Any alterations made during the playing season to the Rule relating to the qualification of players shall not take effect until the following season.

  1. Notice of proposed alterations to be considered at the Annual General Meeting shall be submitted to the Secretary by 28thFebruary in each year. The proposals, together with any proposals from the Management Committee, shall be circulated to the Clubs by 15thMarch and any amendments thereto shall be submitted to the Secretary by 31stMarch.

The proposals and proposed amendments thereto shall be circulated to Clubs with the notice of the Annual General Meeting. A proposal to change a Rule shall be carried if two-thirds of those present and entitled to vote are in favour.

  1. A copy of the proposed alterations and proposed amendments to be considered at the Annual General Meeting shall be submitted to the Berks & Bucks Football Association by not later than 14thApril.

A copy of the proposed alterations and proposed amendments to beconsidered at a Special General Meeting shall be submitted to the Berks & Bucks Football Association by no later than twenty-eight (28) days prior to the date of the meeting.

  1. Any alterations or additions decided upon at any meeting shall not become operative until the approval of the Berks & Bucks Football Association shall have been obtained.

 

RULES BINDING ON CLUBS

 

21.Each Member Club shall be deemed to have given its assent to the foregoing Rules and agreed to abide by the decisions of the Management Committee subject to Rule 16.  Each Member Club shall abide by any issued Football Association Code of Conduct.

 

FINANCE

 

22.a.The Management Committee shall determine with which bank or other financial institution the funds of the Competition shall belodged.

 
  1. All expenditure in excess of £100.00 shall be approved by the Management Committee. Cheques shall be signed by at least two (2) Officers nominated by the Management Committee.

 
  1. The financial year of the Competition shall end on 31stMarch.

 
  1. The books, or a certified balance sheet, of a Competition shall be prepared and shall be verifiedannually by some suitable person(s) who shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting.

 

PRINTING OF RULES

 

23.The Rules shall be printed at such intervals as the Competition Committee decide. Each Club in membership shall purchase at least three (3) copies of the Rules at a cost to be determined by the Competition Committee. Clubs shall be required to acknowledge receipt of any Rule Books or amendments to them. Failure to do so before the 30thOctober each year shall result in a fine 

of £5.00.

INSURANCE

 

24. All clubs must have public liability insurance cover of at least 10 million pounds (£10,000,000).

 

With effect from the 2013-14 season all Clubs shall be members of a Players Personal Accident Scheme which meets the minimum criteria set by the sanctioning Association.

 
 

DISSOLUTION

25. Dissolution of the Competition shall be by resolution approved at a Special General Meeting by a majority of three (3) quarters of the members present and shall take effect from the date of the relevant Special General Meeting. 

  1. In the event of the dissolution of the Competition, the members of the Management Committee are responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Competition. 

  1. The Management Committee shall deal with any surplus assets as follows:

  1. Any surplus assets, save for a Trophy or any other presentation, remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Competition shallbe transferred only to another Competition or affiliated Association or The Football Association Benevolent Fund or to such other charitable or benevolent object in the locality of the Competition as determined by resolution at or before the time of winding up, and approved in writing by the sanctioning 

  1. If a Competition is discontinued for any reason a Trophy or any other presentation shall be returned to the Donor if the conditions attached to it so provide or, if not, dealt with as the sanctioning Association may decide. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Club Contact Details for the 2015/16 Season

 
 

Club

Contact

Telephone 1

Telephone 2

AC Meadowcroft FC

Mr R.Rogers

07977131776

  

APBS FC

Mr A.Swain

07789114395

01296 294325

Aylesbury Dynamos FC

Mr F.Blacher

07985556963

  

Aylesbury Park Rangers FC

Mr R.Jolly

07862598146

01296 336532

Aylesbury Sports FC

Mr M.Dennis

07793033600

  

Bedgrove Dynamos FC

Mr D.Hutchings

07963142658

  

Bedgrove United FC

Mr A.Kirkham

07925268456

01296 489235

Bucks CC FC

Mr K.Turnbull

07909466934

01296 428537

Chandos Arms

Mr C.Williams

07903224537

01296 613532

Elmhurst FC

Mr A.Mukhtar

07702553523

01296 393151

FC Mandeville

Mrs C.Collins

07739177873

01296 427880

FC Spandits

Mr M.Addlesee

07969422504

  

Great Milton FC

Mr C.Turton

07738631297

  

Haddenham United FC

Mrs R.Bamford

07899017440

01844 295893

Long Crendon FC

Mr A.Farley

07969 285250

  

Long Marston FC

Mrs D.Bateman

07798636745

01296 668054

Longwick FC

  

  

  

Ludgershall FC

Mr R.Ewers

07772374192

01296 651419

New Zealand FC

Mrs C.Wilson

07827294421

  

Northchurch FC

Mr M.Hobley

07876746577

  

Oving FC

Mr S.Skeggs

07708914246

01296 428392

Pond Park Rangers FC

Mr J.Ngody

07576227518

  

Quainton FC

Mr J.Sloan

07932050321

  

Rivets FC

Mr M.Day

07752391650

  

St Johns FC

Mr A.Woodley

07752400788

01296 483206

Tetsworth FC

Mrs J.Loveridge

07768305396

01865 437420

The Kennedy

Mrs B.Dockery

07730012680

  

Tring Titans FC

B.Goodman

07826924852

01442 826427

Tring Town AFC

Mr A.Meager

07973877659

01442 823224

Waddesdon FC

Mr J.Hammond

07590758653

  

Walton Court Wanderers FC

Mr I.Ahmed

07855162162

01296 484700

Wendover FC

Mr K.Thomas

07598748247

01296 486840

Wingrave FC

Mr R.Fenn

07976514657

01296 688596

  

     

FC Thame (TFS)

Mr R.Carr

07786115089

01844 217501

Great Missenden FC (TFS)

Mr B.Morgan

07538213235

01494 865348

Prestwood FC (TFS)

Mr D.Scott

07825 835616

  

       

Aylesbury Dynamos FC

Mr Taz Ashall

07912569363

  

Chandos Arms

Mr Richard Oastler

07713778100

  

Elmhurst FC

Mr Hussain Mukhtar

07517205750

01296 337849

Great Milton FC

Mr Lee Smith

07507254720

  

Long Crendon FC

Mr Chris Scott

07515110397

01844 208943

New Zealand FC

Mrs Lorna Garvie

07883414237

01296 489979

Oving FC

Mr Alan Shuffill

07772858581

  

Rivets FC

Mr Gary Harley

07970450152

  

Waddesdon FC

Mr Carl Chambers

07927478874

  

       
       
       
 

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