Welcome to the Northop Hall Hockey Club website.
We are the premier club in North Wales, playing competitive yet fun field hockey all over the North of England and North Wales. We are based in Flintshire, just across the Welsh border from Chester, and always happy to have new members join us either for the competitive hockey or just the social side of the sport.
Get in touch and join in, we play on Saturdays and Sundays, all season and throughout the summer.
- Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:28
Northop Hall Hockey Club
Club: The Club shall be the Northop Hall Hockey Club, hereinafter known as “the Club”
Rules: The Rules by which the Club is constituted, as defined herein and hereinafter known as “the Rules”
Management Team: The group responsible for the management of the Club, as defined below in 5(i)
AGM: Annual General Meeting
EGM: Extraordinary General Meeting
Hon. Life Member: Shall be conferred to any member elected to receive a lifetime membership as described below in 4(x)
Hon. President: Honorary position of figure head for the Club
Full Member: Shall be conferred to any full playing member
Concession Member: Shall be conferred to any member in full time education, any member employed on an apprenticeship scheme, any unemployed member, any member aged 59 or older or any non-playing member
i. The name of the Club is the Northop Hall Hockey Club.
ii. The Management Team shall be able to from time to time as it deems appropriate amend the name of the Club for marketing purposes only, the operating name of the Club shall remain Northop Hall Hockey Club.
i. The address of the Club shall be The Clubhouse, Smithy Lane, Northop Hall, Nr Mold, Flintshire CH7 6DE
3 Objective of the Club
i. The Club shall be a not-for-profit sports club, providing resources and encouragement for the playing of hockey.
ii. The Club shall endeavour to provide a safe and friendly environment for all members and guests, paying particular attention to the needs of children and vulnerable people undertaking club activities.
i. Membership of the Club shall be open to any person who is prepared to accept and support the objectives of The Club, and shall not be unreasonably restricted on the grounds of sex, race or of political, religious or other opinions.
ii. In applying for membership, a person agrees to abide by the Rules of the Club and the decisions of the Management Team.
iii. There shall be three levels of membership; Honorary Life Membership, Full Membership, and Concession Membership.
iv. All applications for membership shall be subject to acceptance by the Management Team and payment of the appropriate subscription.
v. With the exception of Honorary Life Membership, all memberships shall expire on an annual basis on 31st July; on expiry the member shall cease to have any rights or privileges in connection with the Club or the assets thereof.
vi. Honorary Life Memberships shall not expire, but may in accordance with 4(vii) be revoked at the discretion of the Management Team.
vii. Any member may be expelled from the Club at the discretion of the Management Team for misconduct or non-payment of dues.
viii. Levels of all Club subscriptions and fees for the next year shall be set at the Club AGM or an EGM called for that specific purpose.
ix. The only persons entitled to vote at an AGM or an EGM of the Club are; Honorary Life Members, Full Members and Concession Members.
x. Election to Honorary Life Membership of the Club may only be approved by a majority vote of Club members attending an AGM, providing that notice of that motion has been given.
5 Club Management
i. The Management of the Club shall be undertaken by a Management Team
ii. The Management Team shall consist of the following:
b. Vice Chair
e. Club Development Officer
f. Membership Co-Ordinator
g. Marketing Co-Ordinator
h. Chairman of Selectors
i. Club Welfare Officer
j. Team representatives (one from each senior team)
k. Junior Member (a club member aged under 16 who shall be able to have input into Management Team meetings and discussion, but will be ineligible to vote)
iii. The Management Team shall be elected at the AGM and shall hold their position for a period of one year or to the next AGM or EGM called for that specific purpose and shall be entitled to stand for re-election each year without additional nomination.
iv. The Management Team shall have the power to co-opt other members as required, provided however that the number of co-opted Management Team members shall never exceed 30% of the total number of the Management Team (rounded up to the nearest whole number).
v. The Management Team shall have the power to appoint other individuals as required to fulfil the objectives of the Club for a limited time period to carry out specific tasks. Individuals undertaking such roles shall not be entitled to vote on Management Team matters.
vi. The Management Team shall have the discretion to establish sub-committees from time to time to look after certain elements of Club Management. Such sub-committees will be chaired by one of the Management Team and shall be required to report back on its activities.
vii. The Management Team shall have the sole management of the Club, with full control over the Club funds and shall determine any questions which may arise on the interpretation of the Rules or anything relative to the Club which is not already provided for by the Rules.
viii. Each member of the Management Team has one vote (with the exception of the Junior Member as described above) and decisions are based on a simple majority.
ix. In the event of a vote being split equally, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.
x. At any meeting a Quorum shall consist of four members in attendance and voting.
xi. Management Team decisions in all matters shall be final but any serious dispute may be referred to an EGM called for that specific purpose in accordance with Club rules.
xii. The Management Team shall appoint Club Solicitors as required.
xiii. The Management Team shall keep minutes of the AGM(s), EGM(s) and Management Meetings, including the outcomes of any votes held.
xiv. No individual shall be entitled to hold more than one of the Management Team roles, except in the case of a resignation of one member, in which case those responsibilities can be taken over on an interim basis until a permanent replacement can be found.
xv. The Management Team shall maintain a record of the names and addresses of all members of the Club. Every member shall notify any change in their address to the Membership Co-Ordinator as soon as possible.
i. The Management Team shall determine the appointment of bankers to the Club and signatories to the accounts shall be any two of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Club Development Officer.
ii. The Management Team may authorise the opening of further bank accounts as required to fulfil a specific purpose.
iii. All purchases and payments involving Club funds must be authorised by the Management Team.
iv. Any surplus income, which may accrue, shall be used as the Management Team authorises for the enhancement of the Club.
v. The Management Team may authorise the borrowing of funds, should such be necessary for the benefit of the Club.
vi. The Treasurer shall keep accurate accounts and produce them when required to the Management Team.
vii. An Auditor shall be appointed by the Management Team as required.
7 Alteration of The Rules
i. The Rules of the Club, herein, shall not be altered, abrogated, or added to except at the AGM or at an EGM called for that purpose.
ii. At any AGM or EGM any alteration or amendment to the Rules must be carried by two-thirds of the members present and voting at that meeting and shall have effect immediately.
8 Dissolution Procedures
i. The Club shall be wound up on a resolution of the members, passed by a two-thirds majority at a special meeting convened for that purpose upon the request of ten members of the Club.
ii. The notice calling such a meeting shall be posted at the Club's address at least one month before the date fixed for the same.
iii. In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, and following the discharge of all debts and liabilities, any assets at the time of dissolution shall become the property of the sport’s governing body.
iv. No member shall obtain any asset from the Club.
v. In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, and following the discharge of all debts and liabilities, any assets at the time of dissolution shall be distributed at the discretion of the management team, trustee or an administrator as applicable to any other not for profit organisations including, but not limited to; other sports clubs, charities or the sport’s governing body
i. The Management Team as convenient shall arrange the AGM of the Club after the end of the financial year (30th April.) The AGM in any year shall never be held later than fifteen months after the previous AGM.
ii. The notice calling such a meeting shall be posted at the Club's address at least 3 weeks before the date fixed for the same.
iii. An EGM shall be called by the Management Team, or on requisition signed by ten members entitled to vote subject to 9(iv), stating the object of such a meeting.
iv. Should the number of members entitled to vote fall below fifty then one-fifth of such members shall be sufficient to call such an EGM.
v. Seven clear days notice of such an EGM shall be given to all members. The posting of a notice at the Club's Headquarters shall be sufficient notice to members.
vi. Where an EGM is called on requisition signed by the required number of members such meeting shall be held within one month.
vii. Details of any matter at an AGM or EGM of the Club shall be in the hands of the Management Team in writing at least seven days before the date of the meeting.
PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED AT ALL AGM(S) & EGM(S)
· Nomination forms shall be posted on the club notice board at least four weeks prior to the AGM. Proposers and seconders must sign the form in person before the commencement of the meeting.
· The validity of the proposer, seconder and the willingness of the nominees to stand shall be verified by the Chairman and Secretary before the meeting.
· The retiring Chairman shall chair the meeting up to but not including the election of the new Chairman. The Secretary, or in his absence the Treasurer, shall chair the meeting for the election of Chairman. The newly elected Chairman shall chair the meeting from that point.
· Any nomination for a post where there is only one person standing shall be put to the meeting for approval but nominations from the floor shall not be accepted. Election shall be by simple majority.
· With the exception of the post of Chairman, nominations from the floor on the night shall be accepted if there is any post for which there is no nomination received before the meeting. A member must second nominations and the person nominated must accept the nomination for an election to take place.
· All elections involving two or more candidates shall be by paper ballot. Election shall be by simple majority. Ballot papers shall be issued to voting members and counted by a person(s) appointed by the Chairman.
· In cases where a position remains unfilled on the night the Management Team shall have the right to make an appointment subsequently.
· Any point of procedure not covered by the above shall be put to the members by the Chairman and the majority decision shall be valid for that meeting only.
- Published on Saturday, 07 September 2013 00:00
On Sunday, 8th Sept. Northop Hall Cricket and Hockey Club is running a Fun Day and mini Beer festival, at the club house on Smithy Lane.
It starts at 12pm and entry is FREE.
There will be 5 aside hockey (FREE and for all age groups), a hockey speed trial and 'Beat the Keeper'.
There will also be a classic car display, donkey ride, crown green bowls, cricket speed bowling.
If you get hungry there is a BBQ and all the parents are invited to enjoy some Welsh refreshments. We have Wrexham Lager attending with a stand, as well as Hafod Brewery brining along some of their CAMRA award winning ale, produced locally in Flintshire and we even have Welsh Cider on offer. The club bar will be open all day as well if required.
Please do your best to attend, showing your support for the club and enjoy a nice Sunday out with family and friends.
- Published on Thursday, 08 August 2013 16:44
NORTHOP HALL HOCKEY CLUB
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Venue: Northop Hall Cricket and Hockey Club, Smithy Lane, Northop Hall, CH7 6DE.
Date: Sunday 11 August 2013
Time: 3.30pm prompt
All articles, nominations forms and agenda available on the notice board or from Mark Booth, Secretary.
All hockey club members are encouraged to attend the meeting. It is an important opportunity to have your say in how your club is managed and run.
The AGM will be preceeded with a club match at Hawarden High School, everyone is welcome, meet at 12.00pm for a social game in the sun.