6 (c) The affairs of the league shall be
managed by a committee consisting of the officers of the League and one
representative of each club being a member.
Meetings shall be held, one in September to receive
applications to the league and formulate the fixtures list. A further list shall be held in October to distribute
fixture lists, handbooks and any other correspondence to officially begin
the playing season. Thereafter, a meeting shall be held in January to deal
with any matters, problems or late registrations which may require a
decision of the committee. Finally, a meeting shall be held in May to make
final preparations for the A.G.M.
The dates of such meetings should be published in the
League Handbook. All officers of the League should attend these meetings
where possible, together with the representatives of the clubs involved in
the League, or suitable deputies. In the event of any representative, or
deputy not attending a meeting it may be punishable by a fine. A fine will
not be imposed if an apology for absence is submitted. However, such an
apology for absence will only be accepted for a maximum of THREE
successive meetings and any further absence may be dealt with by a fine upon
the approval of the committee.
sub-committee shall be formed consisting of any two of the following
officers: General Secretary (or Deputy), Competition Secretary, Match/Press
Secretary and at least two other members from the League committee to deal
with any immediate business which cannot be held over till the next full
Committee meeting. This sub committee (as above) need not meet in person
but could deal with any immediate business by email or telephone. Decisions
can be taken by majority of the management sub-committee.
shall be entered in the Yorkshire League competitions as the committee
decide and five people from this committee shall form the Selection
Committee . Players selected to represent the League shall wear navy blue
shirts, grey or other dark coloured shorts or trousers and clean white shoes. A League badge
will be awarded to a player who has represented the League on three
occasions and, if awarded, must be worn when representing the League.
arrangements of matches and tournaments and the general management of the
League shall be in the hands of the Committee.
championship shall be held each year to be played in one or more divisions
or grades. promotion and relegation (subject to the discretion of the
Committee) shall be the bottom two teams in a higher division shall be
relegated to the next lowest division and the top two teams in a lower
division shall be promoted to the next highest division.
Competition Secretary, assisted by other Officers of the league, shall
organise a Closed Tournament for
each season. Other competitions shall be organised as the committee think
No person will
be eligible to play in any Competitions arranged by the League unless he or
she is firstly registered to play in the Castleford, Pontefract and
District League. In the case of the Team Handicap Cup and the Knockout Cup
they must have played at least two matches in the League, that is to say
six sets and not merely the doubles, prior to the commencement of the
competition. In the case of the Closed Tournament unless they have played four
such matches prior to the deadline set each year for entries to this
competition. Similarly, in the case of the Merits Competition, should this
be held in the future, entrants must have played at least four such matches
prior to the deadline set each year for entries to this competition. Exceptions
to these rules may apply at the discretion of the League committee by
be presented for both winners and runners-up in each competition, the
trophies being provided by the League up to a maximum of four per
Annual General Meeting shall be held in May of each year and the Annual
Report and the Income and Expenditure Report, duly audited, shall be
presented to the meeting by the General Secretary and the Treasurer.
Attendance at all General Meetings shall be open to all Officers of the
League and all registered players. Clubs MUST be represented at general
Meetings, failure to be so represented may be punishable by a fine.