Birr Town Football Club expects all members to behave in an appropriate manner whilst associated with the club. This includes on the football pitch, off the pitch, and in any other situations that relate to the club. The club will take concerns about members’ behavior seriously. Members who behave in an inappropriate manner will be subject to the procedures and sanctions detailed below.
This Policy covers all activities associated with the club and external activities that could affect the club. This includes on-pitch discipline and other times when representing the club.
This policy is based on the principles of
Code of Conduct
Birr Town Football Club expects all those involved in the club to uphold the principles above. The club has adopted Codes of Conduct to guide members’ behavior. The Codes of Conduct are available from the Club Secretary or by visiting HERE
To ensure consistency in dealing with members’ discipline the club will follow set procedures. Those procedures are detailed below. Foo
The club committee will appoint a chairperson and four members of a Club
Discipline Committee at the first or subsequent committee meeting after the AGM. The quorum for any discipline matters shall be three members of this committee.
The Club Discipline Committee will operate under the following guidelines
Club Discipline Committee Remit
The committee shall be responsible for all disciplinary matters involving club members including, but not limited to
The protection of children is paramount and therefore any allegations involving child protection or drug use or distribution shall result in immediate suspension from any involvement with children until the matter has been investigated. This is not a form of discipline but occurs to ensure the child or other club members are protected from any chance of harm.
Club Discipline Committee Method of operation
To ensure consistency the committee should follow this procedure:
The club shall impose the following automatic sanctions. Any sanctions imposed by the club are in addition to sanctions imposed by local leagues or national bodies.
On Pitch Discipline
Match suspension and or Club fine. Suspension from all club activities and fine.
Code of Conduct
Depending on the seriousness of the breach of the code of conduct the sanction will include one or more of the following:
Child Protection Matters
Any person who is disqualified from working with children must inform the club immediately. The person will then be removed from a position involving access to children. This can include playing, coaching or in an administrative role.
The person has the right to appeal to the Club Management Committee against the imposition of sanctions or suspensions. Appeals can be lodged with the club chairman with payment of €40 appeal fee, which is refundable on the appeal being upheld.
The Club Management Executive, consisting of the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, will meet to hear any appeal with representation from the Club Discipline Committee and the complainant.
Any decision by the Club Management Executive is deemed final and binding.