7. The members of the Society are the people whose names are entered in the
register of members.
8. The first members are the people who sign these Rules in applying for
9. Membership is open to any person firm or corporate body who or which:
a. is a supporter of the Club; or
b. has an interest in the game of football in the
Area and is in sympathy with the objects of the Society;
c. agrees to be bound by these Rules and Rule 6
and Rule 106 in particular
The Society Board shall have power to refuse membership to any person who
does not in the opinion of the Society Board meet these requirements.
10. Every member holds one share in the capital of the Society.
The Society Board will decide and issue a form of application for membership.
Members are to pay an annual subscription (or for such longer period as the
Society Board shall decide) of such reasonable sum as the Society Board shall
decide, the first payment to be made at the time of application for membership.
The sum of £1 from the first payment shall be applied to purchase a share in the
12. The Society Board will have power to offer associate
or affiliate status with or without payment or subscription to corporate or
unincorporated bodies which support the aims of the Society, and may recognise
that a share in the capital of the Society is held on behalf of any
unincorporated organisation but no-one shall be entitled to vote at any general
meeting of the Society who is not the registered holder of a fully paid up share
in the Society.
13. The Society Board shall have power to offer a
class of junior membership with or without payment to minors under the age of 16
but no person under the age of 16 shall be entitled to a share in the society or
be entitled to vote at any general meeting of the Society.
person under the age of 18 may be an officer of the Society.
corporate body or firm which is a member may by resolution of its governing body
appoint any person it thinks fit to be its deputy and revoke such an
appointment. A copy of any such resolution signed by two members of the
governing body and in the case of a local authority by the authorised officer of
the Council shall be sent to the Secretary of the Society. The deputy will be
entitled to exercise all rights of membership on behalf of the corporate body
including seeking election as an officer and speaking and voting at any general
meeting. References in these Rules to a member being present in person include
members which are corporate bodies being present through their deputy.
16. No member may hold more than one share in the Society either individually or