1) The disciplinary procedures apply to all Members of the Club, playing or non-playing, volunteer coaches and assistant coaches.
2) Any breach of the Club's Code of Conduct or breach of any Club rules shall be reported to the Chairman of the Junior Committee where the breach relates to a member of the Junior section of the Club (Junior Member) or to the Chairman of the Senior Committee where the breach relates to a member of the Senior section of the Club (Senior Member).
3) Upon receipt of such a report the Chairman of the Junior Committee or the Senior Committee as the case may be (hereafter referred to as the Chairman) may take no action, except to make a written record, if he or she considers the breach to be minor, or he or she may call a disciplinary hearing of the Club, if he or she considers the breach to be major.
4) ln the case of a disciplinary hearing, the Chairman shall form a Disciplinary Committee, comprising the Chairman and two other members of the Junior Committee, in the case of a breach by a Junior Member or two other members of the Senior Committee in the case of a breach by a Senior Member.
5) The member deemed to be in breach of the Code of Conduct will be advised of the details of the report and will be given 7 working days' notice in writing of the date, time and place of the disciplinary hearing and will be invited to attend. He/she may be supported at the disciplinary hearing by a friend. The member will be allowed to state his/her case and to call witnesses.
6) After the hearing and after the member has withdrawn, the Disciplinary Committee will consider what action it will take. lt may decide to take no action; to require the member to submit an apology; to issue a warning as to future conduct; to suspend a player for one or more matches; to suspend the member for a stated period; to expel the member from the Club; or any other action it deems appropriate. The Chairman shall inform the member, coach or assistant coach, as the case may be, in writing within 3 working days of the action it has decided to take. ln the case of volunteer and assistant coaches, similarly the Disciplinary Committee may elect to take no action, require an apology, issue a warning or require the coach or assistant coach to desist from any involvement with the team for one or more games.
7) A person who has received such disciplinary action shall have the right to appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee. lf he/she chooses to do so he/she shall inform the Chairman, in writing within 7 working days of receiving the notification, stating the grounds for the appeal. The Chairman shall, in such a case, call an Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee will comprise at least 2 Club Officers who were not part of the Disciplinary Committee. The member or person concerned will be advised in writing of the date, time and place of the Appeals Hearing and will be invited to attend. He/she may be accompanied by a friend, and will be allowed to state his/her case, and to call witnesses.
8) After the hearing and after the member has withdrawn, the Appeals Committee will consider whether to confirm, vary or reverse the original decision of the Disciplinary Committee. The member shall be informed in writing within 3 working days of the decision of the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.