Supreme Youth Football Club Constitution

1.0 Officers of the Club

The Officers of the Club shall consist of:-
Executive Officers:- President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Club Secretary, League 
Secretaries (x 4), Communication Manager and Club Welfare Officer.
Non Executive Officers:- Team Managers and Coaches
The Executive Officers will decide the strategy of the Club and this group will make all decisions.

It will consist of all of the executive committee members and other members should the Committee so decide.


1.1 Management of Club


The Club, for the purposes of general management, shall be governed by a committee of the Executive 
Officers and non-Executive Officers, duly elected in accordance with club rules. The Officers of the Club 
shall meet on a regular basis to manage the ‘day to day’ activities of the Club.


1.2 Executive Committee


President / Club Founder – Craig Shipman
Chairman - Craig Shipman
Treasurer – Clare Curtis
General Club Secretary – Jodean Butcher
League Secretary 1 – South East Essex Mini-Soccer League – Craig Shipman
League Secretary 2 - Southend Junior League – Richard Walters
Club Welfare Officer – Craig Shipman
Manager, Merchandise/Kit – 
Manager, Facilities –
Manager, Communications & Website – Craig Shipman
Manager, Coaching Development – Craig Shipman
Manager, Funding & Sponsorship – 
Charter Standard Coordinator 
Manager, Special Events & Volunteer Coordination – 
Schools Liaison Officer – Craig Shipman

1.3 Managers/Coaches


Team Manager/Coach – U7 Lions - Glenn Dopson

Team Manager/Coach – U8 Lions - Neal Cumber & Dave Durrant

Team Manager/Coach – U9 Lions - Ian Mottershead
Team Manager/Coach – U10 Lions Tony Orchard
Team Manager/Coach – U10 Tigers Steve Hurley & Gary Ansell
Team Manager/Coach – U11 Lions Jake Head
Team Manager/Coach – U11 Tigers Gary Mckenna

Team Manager/Coach – U13 Lions Paul Aldred Webb & Bruce Hendy

Team Manager/Coach – U14 Lions Steve Arnold

2.0 Meetings

2.1 Annual General Meeting

If applicable, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held on or just before the last Sunday in July 
each year. All officers, managers, coaches and club members, having paid their full subscriptions, shall be 
entitled to attend the meeting and vote accordingly. Due to lack of demand, the Executive Committee have 
decided not to hold an AGM following the 2011/2012 season. See item 2.3 below.

2.2 Special General Meeting

A special general meeting of the Club can be convened by the Executive Officers. 14 days notice shall be 
given and all the resolutions to be progressed there at.

3.0 Mission Statement and Code Of Conduct


3.1 Mission Statement

(a) The Club shall be called “Supreme Youth Football Club (SYFC)” 
(b) The club shall be affiliated to the Essex County Football Association for adult and junior football.
(c) The club promotes absolute equality regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation or ability.

(d) The objective(s) of the Club shall be:-
(i) To provide facilities for membership of all members playing for the Club, under the rules and regulations of the Essex County Football Association, S.E. Essex Primary Mini Soccer League, Southend & District Junior League.
(ii) To advance the well-being of all members, and to assist in seeing and presenting playing and 
other facilities, and to generally organise and control the Club to the advantage of all.
(iii) The Club shall apply for membership and enter teams into the S.E. Essex Primary Mini Soccer 
League, Southend & District Junior League. Each team to be entered must have, as a minimum, a Team Manager and Coach, all of whom will behave under the same conduct as the members.
(iv) Within each team, at least one of the appointed Manager/Coach will undertake the minimum of the Level 1 Coaching Certificate, not more than 1 year from entering the club.
(v) Each appointed committee member, manager and coach will undertake a CRB check, not more than 3 months from entering the role.

3.2 A Code of Conduct for Football

Football is the National game. All those involved with the game, at every level, whether as a player, match official, coach, owner or administrator have a responsibility above and beyond compliance with the law, to act according to the highest standards of integrity and to ensure that the reputation of the game is, and 
remains, of the highest order. Community Football, at all levels, is a vital part of the Community. As a Standard Chartered Club, we are committed to working with local Schools to offer our facilities and expertise.Equality Football is opposed to

discrimination of any form and will promote measures to prevent it, in whatever form, from being expressed. Participants Football recognises the sense of ownership felt by those who participate at all levels of the game. This includes those who play, those who coach or help in any way, and those who officiate, as well as 
administrators and supporters. Football is committed to appropriate consultation.
Young People Football acknowledges the extent of its influence over young people and pledges to set a positive example. Propriety Football acknowledges that public confidence demands the highest standards of financial and administrative behaviour within the game, and will not tolerate corruption or improper practices.
Trust and Respect Football will uphold a relationship of trust and respect between all involved in the game, whether they are individuals, clubs or other organisations.
Violence Football rejects the use of violence of any nature by anyone involved in the game.



Football is committed to fairness in its dealings with all involved in the game.
Integrity and Fair Play Football is committed to the principle of playing to win, consistent with Fair Play.


3.3 Code of Conduct for Managers/Coaches

(a) Coaches/Managers must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
(b) Coaches/Managers must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
(c) Coaches/Managers must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies.
(d) If it is suggested by a Coach/Manager that a member is not required to represent the Club in future, a discussion should occur between the Member/Parent(s) or Guardian(s) and the Coach(es)/Manager. If the issue cannot be resolved at this level, then the matter should be escalated to the Executive  Committee.
(e) Coaches/Managers must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
(f) Coaches/Managers must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
(g) Coaches/Managers must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
(h) Coaches/Managers should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parent/guardian) exactly what is expected of them, and also what they are entitled to expect from their Coach/Manager.
(h) Coaches/Managers must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other 
Coaches/Managers, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.
(i) Coaches/Managers must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
(j) Coaches/Managers must consistently display high standards of behaviour and 
appearance. When in control of children, coaches/managers must refrain from smoking at all times.
(k) Coaches/Managers must not use or tolerate inappropriate language.


3.4 Code of Conduct for Players

Obligations towards the game

A player should:-
(a) Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.

(b) Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if their team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.
(c) Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
(d) Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time-wasting.
(e) Always have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.
(f) Not use inappropriate language. Obligations towards own team A player should:-
(a) Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help their own team win.
(b) Resist any influence which might, or might be seen to, bring into question their commitment to the team winning. Respect for the Laws of the Game and competition rules


A player should:-
(a) Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game, and the competition rules.
(b) Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.
(c) Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.
Respect towards Opponents


A player should:-
(a) Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game. 
(b) Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents. Respect towards the Match Officials


A player should:- 
(a) Accept the decision of the Match Official without protest.
(b) Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match Official.
(c) Show due respect towards Match Officials. 
Respect towards Team Officials


A player should:-
(a) Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit 
of this Code.
(b) Show due respect towards the Team Officials of the opposition.
Obligations towards the Supporters


A player should:-
(a) Show due respect to the interests of supporters.


3.5 Code of Conduct for Officials

(This Code applies to all our club officials and those officials appointed to use our premises)
Obligations towards the Game


The team official should:-

(a) Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
(b) Promote and develop their own team having regard to the interest of the Players, Supporters and reputation of the national game.
(c) Share knowledge and experience when invited to do so, taking into account the interest of the body that has requested this rather than personal interests.
(d) Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.
(e) Show due respect to Match Officials and others involved in the game.
(f) Always have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion of the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game. 
(g) Not use or tolerate inappropriate language. Obligations towards the Team


The team official should:-
(a) Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of the club/team, and to obtain 
the best results for the team, using all permitted means.
(b) Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.
(c) Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.
(d) Promote ethical principles.
(e) Show due respect for the interests of the players, coaches and officials, their own club/team and others.


Obligations towards the Supporters

The team official should:-
(a) Show due respect for the interests of supporters. Respect towards the Match Officials


A team official should:-
(a) Accept the decisions of the Match Official without protest.
(b) Avoid words or actions, which may mislead a Match Official.
(c) Show due respect towards Match Officials.


3.6 Code of Conduct for Parents/Spectators
Our Parents/Spectators have a great influence on the enjoyment and success in football of our children. All children play football because firstly and foremost they love the game – it’s fun! It is important to remember that, however good a child becomes at football within our club, it is important to reinforce the message that 


Positive encouragement will contribute to:-
Children enjoying football.
A sense of personal achievement.
Improving the childs’ skills and techniques.
We encourage our Parents/Spectators to:-
Applaud the opposition as well as your own team.
Avoid coaching children during the game.
Not to shout and scream.
Respect the referees’ decision(s).
Give attention to ALL of the children involved in football, not just the most talented.
Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football.

We will strive to ensure that the Parents/Spectators within our Club agree and adhere to the Clubs Code of 
Conduct and Child Protection Policy.


4.0 Subscriptions and Registration

Supreme Youth FC reserve the right to refuse membership to any player should the player or associated parent/supporter be deemed unsuitable or not willing to adhere to the club rules and/or code of conduct. It is at the discretion of the team manager who he/she brings into their team. However, anyone in the club who has an issue with a new or existing player has the right to raise their objection in writing to the 
committee. No attempt should be made by parents, managers or coaches to entice players from one Supreme Youth team to another. Managers will work together on player transfers between teams and any such transfer should only be at the agreement of both managers involved.

4.1 Payment of Subscriptions


(a) Subscriptions are varied across the age groups based on the levels of expense for the club.

For example, youth teams have to pay more in pitch fees, mini-soccer teams pay less due to size of pitch.


Subscriptions are as follows:-

- Mini-Soccer (U7-U10) Members:-
£110.00 for single members to be paid in one instalment or arranged instalments

on Registration Day.

- Youth (U11-U18) Members:-
£130.00 for single members to be paid in one instalment or arranged instalments on Registration Day.

(b) Should any member have difficultly paying the full subscription at registration, then they should contact their team manager or league secretary in order to split the payment in line with the club’s guidelines.
(c) All subscriptions paid to date are deemed non-returnable, unless agreed by the club committee.
(d) A member shall not participate in a League and/or Cup Match until the subscription(s) have been paid.
(e) Failure to pay subscriptions by the due dates will result in the automatic de-Registration of the member/player from the Club and League.


4.2 Collection/Refund of Subscriptions

(a) The individual Team Managers shall ensure that each member pay their subscriptions by no later than one month from notification of fees due. This will normally be in July.
(b) Refunds to a parent/guardian for any subscriptions paid will only be reimbursed under exceptional 
circumstances agreed by the club’s committee:
(i) Should a member elect to leave the club prior to the end of the season, no refunds will be made.