League Constitution

The activities and priorities of the League will be decided by the participating teams at an
AGM held in September of each year.
The day to day running of the League under the League Rules will be delegated to a
Management Committee. This Committee will consist of:
Hon. President
Committee members from league teams and any interested parties.
It is hoped that at least one member from each league team will join the committee or
become a team representative to liaise with the committee.
Any rule changes agreed at an AGM will be effective immediately.
All committee posts will be subject to an election at the AGM, the Chairman will have a
casting vote should a vote be tied.
The Team Captain or his/her delegate will vote on behalf of the team and the teamʼs
interests and opinions.
1. Name
The League will be called “The Polperro & District Darts League” and may be amended for publicity
purposes to include a sponsorʼs name in accordance with the League Rules. The League
will be affiliated to the BDO.
2. Objective
The objective of the club is to promote the playing of mixed sex darts within Polperro and
the local area. The precise geography will be determined within the League Rules.
3. Membership
To ensure all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment, membership
should consist of officers, committee and teams/players of the League.
All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the League
will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of practice that the League has
adopted. Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:
Team or Player Member
4. Membership Fees
Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the committee or determined at the
AGM. Fees will be paid annually at the start of each season.
5. Committee
The League will be managed through the Management Committee consisting of Officers
(as above) and Committee members. Only these posts will have the right to vote at
meetings of the Management Committee.
The Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary and there will be not less
than 6 meetings per year.
The quorum required for business to be agreed at a meeting of the Management
Committee will be 3.
The Management Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of practice
and rules that affect the organisation of the League.
The Management Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary
and appoint advisers to the Management Committee as necessary to fulfill its business.
The Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of members who
infringe the League rules/regulations/constitution and will be responsible for taking any
action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.
6. Finance
All League monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the League.
The Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the League.
The financial year of the club will end on the 30th April.
An annual Statement of Accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the AGM.
Any cheques drawn against League funds should hold the signatures of any 2 of the 3
nominated signatories.
7. Annual General Meeting
Notice of the AGM will be given to members by the Secretary not less than 14 days in
The AGM will receive a report from the officers of the Management Committee and a
statement of the accounts.
Nominations for officers should be sent to the Secretary prior to the AGM.
Each team will have the right to one vote at the AGM.
The Management Committee has the right to call an EGM if necessary.
8. Discipline and Appeals
Any concerns, allegations or reports of poor practice/abuse will be responded to swiftly
and appropriately by the Management Committee.
All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be presented and submitted in
writing to the Secretary.
The Management Committee will hear complaints at the next scheduled meeting or sooner
if deemed necessary.
The Management Committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action,
including the termination of membership. The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be
notified in writing to the person who made the complaint and to the member against whom
the complaint was made.
There will be a right of appeal to the Management Committee following any disciplinary
action being announced.
9. Dissolution
A resolution to dissolve the League can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a
majority vote of the membership.
In the event of dissolution, any remaining assets will become the property of a local charity
to be agreed by the members.
10. Amendments to the Constitution
The Constitution will only be changed by majority agreement on a vote at an AGM or EGM.
12. Declaration
The League hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide
regulating the actions of members.