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The EVO-STIK League Handbook 2015/16

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WELCOME TO THE EVO-STIK LEAGUE 2015-16 SEASON

In football, performance is everything, and last season saw many outstanding performances from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League clubs. None, perhaps, were more impressive than Blyth Spartans’ superb FA Cup run, in which they were leading 2-0 in the 3rd Round Proper, before bravely going down 2-3 to Championship side Birmingham City. An outstanding performance, by a strong team, with amazing sticking power. Qualities shared by Evo-Stik adhesives, which is precisely why we continue to believe that our sponsorship of the Northern Premier League is spot on for Bostik, owners of the Evo-Stik brand! Sponsorship is a mutualistic relationship. Bostik’s sponsorship helps the NPL to flourish, and awareness of Evo-Stik generated by the League in press, on radio, on television and, increasingly, on the internet and in social media, helps us to grow our business. So stick with the Evo-Stik League again this season and, when you need a high strength, high performance adhesive for home or work, stick with the Evo-Stik brand. Because every time you choose to buy an Evo-Stik product, we’ll all be winners!

Dale Poulton, Commercial Manager Bostik Ltd

Bostik are proud Sponsors of


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THE NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE ALSO KNOWN AS

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Premier Division Winners - FC United of Manchester

First North Winners - Salford City FC

First South Winners - Mickleover Sports FC

Doodson League Cup Winners - Warrington Town

Presidents Cup Winners - Newcastle Town

Peter Swales Shield Winners - Farsley Celtic

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN SAMPLE WELCOME I am delighted to welcome you to the Evo-Stik League Handbook for 2015-16. Close season doesn’t really exist for many of the people listed in this handbook. Whether it’s signing players, securing new sponsors, renovating stadia or just planning for that promotion push, it never stops for club officials. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons we love it so much. The 2014-15 season was a superb one for the NPL, due not least to the exploits of our clubs in the FA Cup. However the slate is clean once again as all 68 clubs strive for on-field success in league and cups during the coming season. Whilst off the field, we will all be looking to maintain (and hopefully increase) our various income streams. The job of running a semi-professional club doesn’t get any easier. That’s why I congratulate every club and their respective bands of volunteers on the work they do to make the NPL one of the leading competitions in non-league football. A bold statement I know, but one that is evidenced by the quality of administrators, coaches, directors and players that we have in our member clubs. We have a great story to tell and we need to shout it from the roof tops. This season, Northern Premier League matches will be watched by over 350,000 people. Our web site will receive well over 3m visits and the visibility of the competition through national, regional and local press and broadcast media means that we will reach the entire population of the UK many times over. Whatever the months ahead do hold for you & your club, what is not in doubt is the level of dedication enjoyed by all the volunteers who make those clubs tick. Without the gatemen, stewards, programme sellers, tannoy announcers and other un-sung heroes of the non-league game, our clubs simply could not function. And that’s something none of us should ever take for granted.

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We are now in our sixth season as the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and I would like to take this chance to thank Bostik for their on-going support. This is testimony to the hard work of every club volunteer in making sure that our sponsors’ needs are met. Together with Evo-Stik, in this year’s handbook you will again find advertisements from our league partners. These include our kit partner Joma, our insurance provider Integro Doodson, stadium development partner FWP, our website partners Pitchero and ball sponsors Chryso. This portfolio brings profile, expertise and income into all our member clubs; please give them your support. I hope that you find this publication useful. However if you have any suggestions as to how we might improve the handbook for 2016-17 – or indeed if you have any observations or questions about how the League is run, please contact me at mharris@evostikleague.co.uk Have a great season

Mark Harris Chairman The Evo-Stik Northern Premier Football League


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INTRODUCTION TO THE LEAGUE WELCOME The Northern Premier Football League was formed in 1968 and has since enjoyed a record of producing a high quality competition and infrastructure for its level within the National Game. “The Evo-Stik League” has an excellent long-standing reputation within the football community and has, through its paid and voluntary officers, ensured that the traditional high standards have been maintained. Former Northern Premier League clubs to have progressed to the Football League since the NPL’s formation in 1968 are Wigan Athletic, Scarborough, Macclesfield Town, Boston United, Accrington Stanley with the latest being Fleetwood Town who in May 2014 reached the third tier of the English game. Wigan, of course, have gone on to even greater things achieving Premiership status and appearing in the 2006 Carling Cup Final before winning the FA Cup in 2013. Another recent member of the NPL, Gretna, achieved back to back promotions in the Scottish League and also appeared in the 2006 Scottish FA Cup Final prior to their sad demise. The League has always had a tradition of causing FA Cup upsets going back virtually to its formation and in the second season South Shields knocked out not one but two Football League clubs in Bradford Park Avenue, who were in their last season in the big time, and Oldham Athletic – the latter over two games. The following year Boston United accounted for 4th Division Southport whilst Wigan Athletic beat Peterborough United to earn a crack at Manchester City where they lost 1-0. Some bigger ties saw Altrincham hold Everton away, Altrincham do similar at White Hart Lane against the mighty Spurs and Northwich Victoria reach the 4th Round in 1976/7. In more recent times Wakefield (then under the name of Emley) were holding a star studded West Ham United side until eight minutes from time and in 2010 Curzon Ashton and Eastwood Town beat Exeter City and Wycombe Wanderers both of whom went on to gain automatic promotion to League One. The 2014/15 season saw Blyth Spartans and Warrington Town both defeat Football

League opposition with Exeter once again feeling the brunt of NPL opposition when Warrington beat them in a televised live game. Blyth travelled to North East neighbours Hartlepool United to score a famous victory and indeed went on to reach the 3rd Proper dismissing Conference side Altrincham. Spartans were very close to causing the upset of the Round when they led Championship side Birmingham City 2-0 only for a wobbly ten minutes at the start of the second period hen they conceded three quick goals to go out 3-2. The Northern Premier League dominated the early years of the FA Trophy through the inaugural winners Macclesfield Town in 1970, Stafford Rangers (1972, 1979), Scarborough (1973, 1976, 1977), Morecambe (1974), Matlock Town (1975) and Altrincham (1978) whilst in 2003 village side Burscough brought off the mother of all shocks by winning the coveted silverware. In the past six seasons the League has been very actively involved in driving the FA’s Respect Programme and its efforts were rewarded by the League winning the FA’s Respect and Fair Play Awards for competitions at Steps 1-4 of the National League System in five of the first six years of the Awards existence. If that wasn’t enough to place the NPL at the very forefront of the FA’s Respect Programme then the achievements of Garforth Town, Lancaster City, AFC Fylde, Nantwich Town, Skelmersdale United and Curzon Ashton in winning the first six FA National Club Awards for Respect during the same period giving the League a remarkable 100% success rate in the club section certainly was. The driving force behind this success, former League Secretary Phil Bradley, had his hard work recognised when he was presented with the coveted Bobby Moore Individual Award for Respect and Fair Play by Bobby Moore’s in 2012. Given those statistics it can safely be said that the Northern Premier League sets the standard for others to attempt to achieve in the FA’s Respect Programme.

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HANDBOOK CONTENTS EvoStik League

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Welcome to the Evo-Stik League....................................3 Message from the Chairman...........................................6 Introduction...................................................................7 League Officials............................................................10 Management Committee Members..............................11 Officers since formation...............................................12 List of Clubs..................................................................13 Directory of Clubs........................................................14 Memorandum of Association........................................98 Articles of Association................................................102 League Rules (inc. Index)............................................116 Fees and Fines Tariffs.................................................150 Challenge Cup Rules...................................................154


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Appendix A.................................................................159 Regulations for the Operation of The National League System

Appendix B.................................................................169 Regulations for Football Association Appeals

Appendix C.................................................................173 League Authorised by The FA to operate short term loan transfers

Appendix D.................................................................174 Televising of matches

Appendix E.................................................................175 Play off procedures

Appendix F.................................................................176 Financial Reporting Initiative

Appendix H.................................................................179 Embargo

Appendix I..................................................................181 Appendix to Standardised Rules for 2015-16 (Club Licensing System)

Management Committee Resolutions........................185 Standing Orders.........................................................187 National Ground Grading - Category C.......................188 National Ground Grading - Category D.......................195 Competition winners.................................................202 Review of 2013/14 season.........................................210 2014-15 final tables and results................................214 League tables.............................................................222 2015-16 Fixtures........................................................244 2015-16 Matches played and results.........................264 Useful telephone numbers.........................................270 Addresses often required...........................................272


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LEAGUE OFFICIALS 2015-16 SEASON PRESIDENT N WHITE FSCA, 9, Blenheim Close, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2RX T 0161 928 7261 (Home) CHAIRMAN M HARRIS 11 Hatchmere Close, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 7LN T 0161 904 8821 (Home) T 0161 904 7699 (Office) M 07850 072166 E mark.harris@the-tin.com or mharris@evostikleague.co.uk

LEAGUE SECRETARY ANGIE FIRTH 23 High Lane, Norton Tower, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX2 0NW T 01422 380946 (Office) F 01422 500159 M 0785 220 7619 E afirth@evostikleague.co.uk LEAGUE OPERATIONS MANAGER ALAN ALLCOCK 5 Tree Way, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9AL T 01565 640736 F 01565 740278 M 07982 257211 E aallcock@evostikleague.co.uk

VICE-CHAIRMAN (FA COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE) K F BROWN “Barncroft”, 1 Malvern Gardens, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3JH T 01629 584231 (Home) M 07831 311427 E kbrown@evostikleague.co.uk

PRESS & MEDIA OFFICER DAVID WATTERS 33 Thicket Crescent, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QB T 07950 953505 F 0208 181 4899 E dwatters@evostikleague.co.uk

LIFE MEMBERS R D BAYLEY, K F BROWN, N WHITE

REFEREE LIASON OFFICER JOHN JONES 7, Hall Street, Barnburgh, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7EQ T 01709 892792 M 07969 590724 E jjones@evostikleague.co.uk

VICE-PRESIDENTS P BRADLEY 7 Guest Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3DJ T 0161 798 5198 (Office) T 0161 773 4959 (Home) E pbradley@evostikleague.co.uk G W JONES

COMPANY SECRETARY BRIAN LAWLOR 16 Holyrood, Park Drive, Crosby, Liverpool L23 6WG T 0151 924 6391 (Home) T 0151 236 8871 (Bus) TREASURER PAUL LEARY 101 Forefield Lane, Crosby Liverpool. L23 9SL T 0151 924 7536 (Home) M 07855 275722 E pleary@evostikleague.co.uk

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MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2015-16 SEASON A BARKER 27, Moorland Avenue, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 4PX T 01200 429050 (Home) M 07709243515 E a.barker@inbox.com Member 2014, Retires 2017.

T SHAW 80, Onslow Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9JG T 01332 512826 (Home) M 07966 197246 E tonyshawmickleoversports@gmail.com Member 2010, Retires 2016.

K F BROWN “Barncroft”, 1 Malvern Gardens, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3JH T 01629 584231 (Home) M 07831 311427 E keith61brown@yahoo.co.uk Member 1979. Life Member 2001. Retires 2018.

P VARNEY 19, Derwent View, Shaw Lane, Milford, Derbyshire DE56 0RE. T 01773 824680 B 01773 826928 M 07979 311411 E phil.varney@outlook.com Member 2004, Retires 2017.

M HARRIS 11 Hatchmere Close, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 7LN T 0161 904 8821 (Home) T 0161 904 7699 (Office) M 07850 072166 E mark.harris@the-tin.com or mharris@evostikleague.com Member 2005, Retires 2016.

A WAIN 95 St Georges Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 8DG T 01782 912024 (Home) M 07974 710181 E andrew.wain@sky.com Member 2010, Retires 2016.

S HOBSON 6 Parkwood Drive, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 6RP T 01706 215209 (Home) M 07868849184 E stevehobsonaufc@live.co.uk Member 2011, Retires 2018.

N WIGGLESWORTH 41, Greenfield Ave., Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF5 0ER T 01924 275630 (Home) M 07813 178026 E ossettalbion@hotmail.com Member 2005, Retires 2018.

P LEARY 101 Forefield Lane, Crosby, Liverpool L23 9SL T 0151 924 7536 (Home) M 07855 275722 E learymarine@aol.com Member 2008, Retires 2018.

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OFFICERS OF THE LEAGUE SINCE ITS FORMATION 2015-16 SEASON Life Members

1976 - 1996 1987 - 1994 1987 - 2000 1992 - 2014 1995 2001 2002 2004 - 2007

P J Swales* G B Graham* K Marsden* G D Swinton* N White R D Bayley K F Brown P T Culshaw*

President

1972 - 1976 1976 - 1980 1980 -

P J Swales* D Keighley* N White

Vice President

1976 - 1977 1979 - 1994 1979 - 1992 1979 - 1980 1980 - 1995 1995 - 2006 1995 2004 - 2012 2011 -

T L Turner G B Graham* G D Swinton* N White K Dagnall* E Weldrake G W Jones J Bagguley* P Bradley

Chairman

1967 - 1972 1972 - 1976 1976 - 2002 2002 - 2002 2002 - 2009 2009 -

P J Swales* D Keighley* K Marsden* R D Bayley P Maude* M Harris

Secretary

1967 - 1969 1969 - 1970 1970 - 1979 1979 - 2002 2003 - 2011 2011 -

C Thornton D E Relph G B Graham* R D Bayley P Bradley A Firth

Chief Executive

2002 - 2009

R D Bayley

Operations Manager

2008 -

A Allcock (*Deceased)

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BOARD OF APPEAL

To be appointed by The Football Association

AUDITORS

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LIST OF CLUBS 2015-16 SEASON PREMIER DIVISION Ashton United Barwell Blyth Spartans Buxton Colwyn Bay Darlington 1883 Frickley Athletic Grantham Town Halesowen Town Hyde United Ilkeston FC Marine Matlock Town Mickleover Sports Nantwich Town Ramsbottom United Rushall Olympic Salford City Skelmersdale United Stamford Stourbridge Sutton Coldfield Town Whitby Town Workington

FIRST DIVISION NORTH Bamber Bridge Brighouse Town Burscough Clitheroe Droylsden Farsley Celtic Glossop North End Harrogate Railway Athletic Kendal Town Lancaster City Mossley New Mills Northwich Victoria Ossett Albion Ossett Town Prescot Cables Radcliffe Borough Scarborough Athletic Spennymoor Town Trafford Warrington Town Witton Albion

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH Basford United Belper Town Carlton Town Chasetown Coalville Town Daventry Town Goole AFC Gresley FC Kidsgrove Athletic Leek Town Lincoln United Loughborough Dynamo Market Drayton Town Newcastle Town Romulus Rugby Town Shaw Lane Aquaforce Sheffield FC Spalding United Stafford Rangers Stocksbridge Park Steels Tividale

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Ashton United Barwell Blyth Spartans Buxton Colwyn Bay Darlington 1883 Frickley Athletic Grantham Town Halesowen Town Hyde United Ilkeston FC Marine Matlock Town Mickleover Sports Nantwich Town Ramsbottom United Rushall Olympic Salford City Skelmersdale United Stamford Stourbridge Sutton Coldfield Town Whitby Town Workington


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ASHTON UNITED Hurst Cross, Surrey Street, Ashton under Lyne OL6 8DY T/F 0161 339 4158 E secretary@ashtonutd.com www.ashtonutd.com @ashtonutdfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Terry Hollis T 0161 339 9712 M 07801 600602

Secretary Andrew Finnigan 40 The Heys, Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9BF T 0161 339 7394 B/F 0161 339 4158 M 07866 360200 E finny14@sky.com

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS

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Paul Phillips T 07710 510720 Steve Halford T 07870 211110

Match Secretary Michael Brown 21 Ravenstondale Drive, Royton Oldham OL2 6NA T 0161 652 1751 B/F 0161 339 4158 M 07528 215193 E m_brown1@live.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Club Safety Officer Andrew Evans T 07850 995422

Terry Hollis, Steve Hobson, Denise Pinder, Jackie Tierney, Andrew Evans, John Milne, Janice Sutherland, Michael Bennet, Alan Sneddon, Anthony Robinson, Michael Cummings, Tony Collins, Ronnie Thomasson.

Programme Editor Russ Gratton T 07484 101681 E office@hurstprint.co.uk

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Manchester County FA

101m x 66m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

Shirts Red/White Halved Shorts Red Socks Red

Shirts Blue/Black Halved Shorts Blue Socks Blue

From the M62 (approx 7.5 miles) Exit at Junction 20, take A627M to Oldham exit (2.5 miles) Take A627 towards Oldham town centre At King Street Roundabout take Park Road Continue straight onto B6194 Abbey Hills Road Follow B6194 onto Lees Road Turn right at the stone cross memorial and 1st right into the ground. From the M60 (approx 2.5 miles); Exit at Junction 23, take A635 for Ashton town centre Follow by-pass to B6194 Mossley Road. At traffic lights turn left into Queens Road Continue onto B6194 Lees Road Turn left at the stone cross memorial and 1st right into the ground.


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BARWELL Kirkby Road Sports Ground, Kirkby Road,Barwell, Leicestershire LE9 8FQ T 07961 905141 F 01455 446048 E shirley.brown16@ntlworld.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/barwell @barwellfc1992

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

David Laing T 01455 846131 B 0116 246 0137 M 07973 121711

Secretary Shirley Brown 101 Eskdale Road, Hinckley, Leics LE10 0NW T/F 01455 446048 M 07961 905141 E shirley.brown16@ntlworld.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Jimmy Ginnelly T 07904 085556

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE D Laing – Chairman, C Burton – Vice Chairman, D Withers - President, R Gee – Vice President, Mrs S Brown – Secretary, V Coleman - Treasurer, Mrs J Laing, T Fisher, P Fisher, M Nash, G Hines, D Langhor, G Williams, R Sutton J Tomlin, J Prokipczuk.

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Pete Fisher T 07811 001205 Programme Editor James Tomlin T 07738 134565 E james.tomlin@aggregate.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Leicestershire & Rutland FA

101.3m x 66m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

Shirts Yellow with Green Yolk Shorts Green Socks Yellow

Shirts Green Shorts Black Socks Green

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BARWELL continued APPROACH TO THE GROUND We advise the following routes which will avoid the centre of Hinckley. FROM M6 NORTH/M42/A5 NORTH From M6 north - join M42 heading towards Tamworth/Lichfield, leave M42 at junction 10(Tamworth services) and turn right onto a5 signposted Nuneaton. Remain on A5 for approx.11 miles, straight on at traffic lights at Longshoot Motel then at next roundabout take 1st exit signposted A47 Earl Shilton. In about 3 miles at traffic lights go straight on and in 1 mile at roundabout take 1st exit signposted Barwell. In about 1.5 miles, centre of village, go straight over mini roundabout and then in 20 metres turn right into Kirkby Road. Entrance to complex is 400 metres on right opposite park. FROM M69/A5 SOUTH Leave m69 at junction 1 and take B4109 towards Hinckley. In about 1.5 mile turn right at traffic lights into Brookside. At next set of lights at end of Brookside turn left. Follow road round and at 3rd set of lights turn right signposted Earl Shilton/Leicester. Keep on this road past golf club on right and Hinckley Utd ground on left and at large roundabout take 2nd exit signposted Barwell. In about 1.5 miles, centre of village, go straight over mini roundaboput and then in 20 metres turn right into Kirkby Road. Entrance to complex is 400 metres on right opposite park. FROM NORTH LEICESTERSHIRE From Loughborough take A512 towards Ashby until you reach A447. Follow A447 south towards Ibstock/Hinckley. Stay on A447 through Stapleton and then turn left signposted Barwell. Just before village centre at car sales turn left into Kirkby Road. Entrance to complex is 400 metres on right opposite park. FROM LEICESTER Take A47 towards Barwell. At centre of village turn right at mini roundabout. In 20 metres turn right into Kirkby Road. Entrance to complex is 400 metres on right opposite park. FROM M1 SOUTH From M1 south take M69 (signposted Coventry) take junction 2 off M69 (signposted Hinckley) follow signs to Hinckley . Go straight on at traffic lights with Hollywell pub on the right. The road bears to the right, at next traffic lights turn right signposted Earl Shilton/Leicester. Keep on this road past golf club on right and Hinckley Utd ground on left and at large roundabout take 2nd exit signposted Barwell. In about 1.5 miles, centre of village, go straight over mini roundaboput and then in 20 metres turn right into Kirkby Road. Entrance to complex is 400 metres on right opposite park

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BLYTH SPARTANS Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth NE24 3JE T 01670 352373 F 01670 545592 E generalmanager@blythspartans.com www.blythspartansafc.co.uk @blyth_spartans

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Tony Platten M 07966 431903

Secretary Ian Evans 5 Bath Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3AX T 01670 369308 B 01670 352373 M 07905 984308 E generalmanager@blythspartans.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Jeff Young Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth NE24 3JE T 07704 457923 E bsafc@live.co.uk

Tom Wade M 07545 206423

Club Safety Officer Colin Blackett T 07958 302947

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE Tony Platten, Kevin Scott, Ian Evans, Colin Baxter, Steve Frake, Jane Freeman, Andy Bowron, Steven Ord

Programme Editor Matt Riggs T 07933 916245 E riggsmatt24@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full member of The FA Member of Northumberland FA

112m x 71m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

Shirts Green & White Striped Shorts Black Socks Black

Shirts Yellow with Red Flash Shorts Red Socks Red

From the Tyne Tunnel take the A19 signposted MORPETH. At second roundabout take A189 signposted ASHINGTON. From A189 take A1061 signposted BLYTH. At 1st roundabout follow signs A1061 to BLYTH. Go straight across next two roundabouts following TOWN CENTRE/SOUTH BEECH. At next roundabout turn left onto A193 to BLYTH and go straight across next roundabout, and at the next roundabout turn right on to PLESSEY RD and the ground is situated on your left. Team coach should turn left into WILLIAM STREET (3rd left) and reverse up BISHOPTON STREET to the designated parking spot.

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BUXTON The Silverlands, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6QH T/F 01298 23197 E admin@buxtonfc.co.uk www.buxtonfc.co.uk @Buxton_FC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

David Hopkins T 07813 213535

Secretary Don Roberts 49, Market Street, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6LF T 07967 822448 E don@buxtonfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Mike Barton 20 The Crescent, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0JL T 07773 947869 E mike@buxtonfc.co.uk

Martin McIntosh T 07798 897318

Club Safety Officer Alan Robinson T 07772 047108

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS David Hopkins, Chris Brindley, Tony Tomlinson, Don Roberts, Mike Barton, Mick Conneely, Paul Jenner. Colin Theedom, Mark Shenton

Programme Editor Danny Hopkins T 07891 973656 E programmes@buxtonfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA, Members of Derbyshire County FA

100.6m x 67.7m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

FROM STOCKPORT (A6) Turn left at first roundabout after dropping down the hill into the town, turn right at next roundabout, right at traffic lights (London Road pub) to Buxton Market Place. After two sets of pedestrian lights turn right at Royles shop then turn immediate left and follow road approx 500 metres to ground (opposite police station.) FROM BAKEWELL (A6) Turn left at roundabout on to Dale Road and follow road to traffic lights then as above. FROM MACCLESFIELD/CONGLETON/LEEK Follow road to Burbage traffic lights and take right fork in the road at the Duke of York pub (Macclesfield Road.) Then at next traffic lights turn left (London Road pub) and follow as above.

Shirts Royal Blue Shorts Royal Blue Socks Royal Blue

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Shirts Red Shorts Red Socks Red

FROM ASHBOURNE (A515) Go straight on at first traffic lights (London Road pub) and follow directions as above.


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COLWYN BAY Llanelian Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29 8UN T 01492 514680 F 01492 514581 E info@colwynbayfc.co.uk. www.colwynbayfc.co.uk @colwynbayfc

GEEN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

David Titchiner B 01248 712020 M 07768 668988

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Secretary Paul Edwards 3, Hwylfa Terrace, Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 8BZ T 01492 517668 M 07790 730323 E pauledwardscbfc@gmail.com

Ashley Hoskin T 01254 389450 M 07952 802398

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Roger Skinner T 07783 287406

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS David Titchiner, Kurtis Chapman’ Roger Skinner, William Murray, Andrew Keep

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

Programme Editor Mike Brookes M 07468 947268 E mikebrookes1959@outlook.com

Member of Welsh FA Member of North Wales Coast FA

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

102 x 64.5m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

Shirts Sky Blue & Claret Shorts Sky Blue Socks Claret

Shirts Yellow Shorts Mid Blue Socks Yellow

From Queensferry take the A55 and exit at Junction 22 signposted Old Colwyn at end of slip road turn left, up the hill to the mini roundabout, straight across onto Llanelian Road, ground is approx half mile on the right.

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DARLINGTON 1883 Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham DL14 9AE (SatNav DL14 9TT) T 01388 604605 M 07807 831299 E secretary@dfc1883.co.uk www.darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk @official_Darlo

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Martin Jesper T 07775 612094

Secretary Harry Dunn 24 Wynyard Grove, Bishop Auckland DL14 8RF T 07807 831299 E secretary@dfc1883.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary David Watson 26 Bilsdale Close , Romanby , Northallerton , North Yorkshire DL7 8 FT T 07833 251331 E wattojd@yahoo.co.uk

Martin Gray T 07738 131914

Club Safety Officer Ernie Peacock T 07814 182742

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Martin Jesper, Dave Mills, DFC Supporters Group (Corporate Director)

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Programme Editor Ray Simpson T 07976 434111 E raysimpson166@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Durham FA

103m x 66m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

Shirts Black & White Hooped Shorts Black Socks Black

Shirts Red Shorts Red Socks Red

From A1: Exit at Junction 58, take slip road left towards A68 towards Corbridge/Bishop Auckland. A68 at the next roundabout take 1st exit on to A68/ West Auckland Road; follow the signs for Shildon/ Corbridge/Bishop Auckland. A68 at the roundabout take the 1st exit. A688 at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit; follow signs for Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland. A688 the stadium is situated on your left. Parking is available via the next roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and then turn right at the next roundabout ahead. Park in the large parking area at the end of the cul de sac, behind the March Hare pub.


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FRICKLEY ATHLETIC Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF9 2EQ T/F 01977 642460 www.frickleyafc.co.uk @frickleyafc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Gareth Dando B 01484 558060 M 07709 098469

Secretary Steve Pennock 3 Kingsley Crescent, Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN3 3JG T/F 01302 835956 M 07985 291074 E stevepennock99@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Karl Rose T 07886 714710

Match Secretary Ruth Simpson 67, Brooksfield Court, South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF9 3DL T 01977 641116 M 07719 011061 E ruthi.b@sky.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Gareth Dando, Phil McCroakam, Mark Ainge, Barry Johnson, Allan Howcroft

Club Safety Officer Mark Ainge T 07733 654373 Programme Editor Gareth Dando T 07709 098469 E gareth.dando@ramsdens.co.uk

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Full Members of FA Member of Sheffield & Hallamshire FA

107m x 68.6m

Tuesday

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From North Leave A1 to join A639, go over flyover to junction. Turn left and immediately right, signed South Elmsall. Continue to roundabout and take 2nd exit to traffic lights and turn left onto Mill Lane (B6474). Turn right at the T-junction and continue down hill to next T-junction. Turn right and immediately left up Westfield Lane. The ground is signposted to the left after about half a mile. From South Exit M18 at J2 onto A1 (North). Leave A1 for A638 towards Wakefield. Continue on A638, going straight on at the first roundabout and turn left at next roundabout to traffic lights. Continue as above from traffic lights.

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GRANTHAM TOWN South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7XQ T/F 01476 591818 E psnixon@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/granthamtownfc @granthamtownfc

CHAIRMAN(ACTING) CHAIRMAN

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Peter Railton T 07711 241810

Secretary Pat(rick) Nixon 72, Huntingtower Road, Grantham, Lincs NG31 7AU T 01476 419391 F 01476 419392 M 07747 136033 E psnixon@hotmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Adam Stevens T 07837 486232

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS P Railton – Acting Chairman, B Palmer, M Bird, K Horton – Chief Executive

Match Secretary Becky Cope 17, Brewerey Lane, Billingborough, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 0LN T 01529 241237 M 07985 502624 E becks3_54@hotmail.com Club Safety Officer David Black T 07434 923197 Programme Editor M Koranski T 07979 320630 E mike.koranski@ntlworld.com

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PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA Members of Lincolnshire FA

100m x 65m

Tuesday

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FROM A1 NORTH Leave A1 At A607 Melton Mowbray exit. Turn left at island on slip road into Swingbridge Lane. At T junction turn left into Trent Road ground is 100yds on right. FROM A52 NOTTINGHAM Pass over A1 and at first island turn right into housing estate & Barrowby Gate. Through housing estate to T junction. Turn right and then immediately left into Trent road ground is 100 yards on the left. FROM A607 MELTON MOWBRAY Pass under A1 and take next left A1 South slip road. At island turn right into Swingbridge Road then as for A1 North above. From all directions follow brown signs for Sports Complex, which is immediately behind the stadium.

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HALESOWEN TOWN Old Hawne Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3TB

T 0121 550 9433 F 0121 550 8011 E info@ht-fc.com www.ht-tc.com @halesowentownfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Colin Brookes T 01384 277707 B 0121 550 9433

Secretary Andrew While 27 Penfields Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4LB T 01384 838448 B 0121 550 9433 F 0121 550 8011 M 07976 769972 E andrew.while@blueyonder.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER John Hill T 0121 530 2104 B 0121 550 9433 M 07969 449868

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Michael Serdetschiny T 0121 602 6025

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Colin Brookes, Andrew While, Sandra Checketts, Chris Lamberts, Paul Guest, John Slater, Steve Lynch

Programme Editor Rob Edmonds T 0121 602 0068 E programme@ht-fc.com

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Associate member of The FA Member of Birmingham County FA

110m x 80m

Tuesday

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Leave M5 at Junction 3, follow A456 Kidderminster to first island. Turn right signposted A459 Dudley. Turn left at next island signposted A458 Stourbridge. At next island take third exit into Old Hawne Lane. Ground about 400 yards on left.

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HYDE UNITED Ewen Fields, Walker Lane, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 5PL T/F 0161 367 7273 E secretary@hydeunited.co.uk www.hydeunited.co.uk @hydeunited

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Joseph Kitchen T 07970 467285

Secretary Andrew McAnulty 29, Market Street, Denton, Manchester M34 2FH T 0161 336 2414 B/F 0161 367 7273 M 07866 165957 E secretary@hydeunited.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Gary Lowe T 07977 401648

Match Secretary As Secretary

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Club Safety Officers John Jackson T 0161 368 6568 Mark Tonge T 07956 229890

Peter Ainger, Michael Davies, Stephen Hartley, Tahir Khan, Joseph Kitchen, Jonathan Manship, Andrew McAnulty, Darren Mellor, Mark Worthington

Programme Editor As Secretary

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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Member of Cheshire FA Member of Manchester FA

107m x 64m

Monday

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M60 (Manchester Orbital Motorway) to J24, take the M67 (towards Sheffield) to J3 (Hyde/Dukinfield/ Stalybridge). Once on the exit slipway, keep to the right hand lane heading for Hyde Town Centre. At the traffic lights at the end of the slipway turn right, then at the second set of lights turn left (Morrisons on the left) onto Mottram Road. Turn right at next lights onto Lumn Road. Left at the Give Way sign onto Walker Lane. Ground entrance is on the left just after Hyde Leisure Pool, and is clearly signposted.

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ILKESTON FC New Manor Ground, Awsworth Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8JF T 0115 944428 E a.raisin@ilkestonfc.co.uk www.ilkestonfc.co.uk @IlkestonFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Nigel Harrop B 0115 944 4428 M 07402 758855

Secretary Andrew Raisin 14, Banksburn Close, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7XB T 01773 768606 B/F 0115 944428 M 07813 357393 E a.raisin@ilkestonfc.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Gavin Strachan B 0115 944428 M 07402 758855

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Chris Parsons T 07914 689624 Programme Editor Declan Harrop T 07446 976265 E d.harrop@ilkestonfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Nigel Harrop, Declan Harrop

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Derbyshire FA

103.3m x 67.6m

Monday

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M1 Junction 26 take A610 signposted Ripley. Leave at first exit onto A6096 signposted Awsworth/ Ilkeston. At next island take the A6096 signposted Ilkeston. Travel for about half a mile then turn right down Awsworth Road signposted Cotmanhay. The ground is situated half a mile down on the left hand side.

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MARINE FC The Marine Travel Arena, College Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 3AS T 0151 924 1743 F 0151 286 9101 E richard@marinefc.com www.marinefc.com @MarineAFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Paul Leary T 0151 924 7536 M 07855 275722

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Secretary Richard Cross 74, Elvington Road, Hightown, Liverpool L38 9AN T 0151 929 3616 M 07762 711714 F 0151 286 9101 E richard@marinefc.com Match Secretary As Secretary

Sean Hessey T 07971 695078

Club Safety Officer Peter McCormack T 07779 719080

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Dave McMillan T 07949 483003 E mcmillanassociates@virginmedia.com

Club Officers Paul Leary (Chairman), Dave McMillan (Vice Chairman), Richard Cross (Secretary), Mark Prescott (Jt Treasurer) & Maurice Broderick (Jt Treasurer). Management Committee Paul Eustace, Barry Godfrey, Brian Lawlor, James Leary, Peter McCormack, Ryan McMahon, David Thompson.

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

101.1m x 64m

Tuesday

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From the East & South Leave the M62 at junction 6 and take the M57 to Switch Island at the end. At the end of the M57 take the A5036 (signposted Bootle & Docks). At the roundabout, at the end of the road (by Docks), turn right onto the A565 following signs for ‘Crosby’ and ‘Marine AFC’ and follow this road for 1 mile. After passing the Tesco Express on your right, turn left at the traffic lights (by Merchant Taylors’ School) into College Road. The ground is half a mile on your left. From the North Leave the M6 at junction 26 and join the M58. Travel along the M58 to Switch Island at the end. Take the A5036 (signposted Bootle & Docks) and follow directions above.

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MATLOCK TOWN Autoworld Arena, Causeway Lane, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AR T/F 01629 583866 E clubshop@matlocktownfc.co.uk www.matlocktownfc.co.uk @matlock_townfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Tom Wright T 01629 584617 M 07850 065968

Secretary Keith F Brown Barncroft, 1, Malvern Gardens, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3JH T 01629 584231 M 07831 311427 E keith61brown@yahoo.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Mark Hume T 07854 409751

Match Secretary Ian Richardson 56 Mason Road, Shipley View, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 9JP T 0115 932 1804 M 07515 149352 E ian-richardson1@virginmedia.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS B Apperly, P Bates, J Beaumont, R Blunt, K F Brown, S Else, Mrs C Else, P Eyre, S Greenhough, S Heath, T Knowles, D Reynolds, I Richardson, A Smith, J Taylor, K Thurston, Mrs L H West, T Weston, T Wright.

Club Safety Officer Stuart Else T 01773 856286 Programme Editor Tom Wright T 07850 065968 E tom.116@hotmail.co.uk

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA Member of Derbyshire FA

100.6m x 64.2m

Tuesday

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On A615, 500 yards from Town Centre.

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MICKLEOVER SPORTS Don Amott Arena, Mickleover Sports Club, Station Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9JG

T/F 01332 521167 F 01332 512826 www.pitchero.com/clubs/mickleoversports

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Stuart Clarke T 01332 518690 M 07554 669802

Secretary Tony Shaw, 80, Onslow Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9JG T/F 01332 512826 M 07966 197246 E tonyshawmickleoversports@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS Glen Kirkwood M 07971 403898 Craig Hopkins M 07525 263174

Club Safety Officer Charles Drivers T 07970 483298 Programme Editor James Edge T 07964 217945 E edgemeister1@hotmail.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Stuart Clarke, Tony Shaw, Philip Taylor, Roger Lee, David Chambers (Directors) Kevin Haddon, James Edge, Philip Matthews, Paul Williams, Charlie Divers, Keith Jenkinson, Alan Brown, David Kelsey.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Associate Member of the FA Member of Derbyshire FA

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

101m x 65m

Tuesday

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M1 NORTH - J28. A38 to Derby. At Markeaton Island right A52 Ashbourne, 2nd left Radbourne Lane, 3rd Left Station Road 50 yds. M1 SOUTH – J25. A52 to Derby. Follow signs for Ashbourne, pick up A52 at Markeaton Island (MacDonalds) then as above. FROM STOKE A50 – Derby. A516 to A38 then as above.

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NANTWICH TOWN Weaver Stadium, Water Lode, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5BS (Sat Nav CW5 5UP)

T 01270 621771 F 01270 611930 E functions@nantwichtownfc.com www.nantwichtownfc.com @TheDabbers

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Tony Davison T 01270 820308 M 07768 487241

Secretary Bernard Lycett, Weaver Stadium, Waterlode, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5BS T 01270 584066 M 07876 230280 F 01270 611930 E secretary@nantwichtownfc.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Phil Parkinson T 07825 585611

Club Safety Officer Bob Melling T 07711 019854

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Richard Scott T 07519 144766 E richard.scott@nantwichtownfc.com

Tony Davison, Chairman, Clive Jackson, Vice Chairman, Jon Gold, John Dunning, Steve Smithies, Tim Crighton. President Frank Blunstone. Life Vice Presidents Albert Pye, Peter Temmen.

Full Member of The FA Member of Cheshire County FA

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

100.5m x 65m

Tuesday

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M6 Jun 16 A500 towards Nantwich. Over 4 roundabouts onto A51 towards Nantwich Town Centre, through traffic lights and over railway crossing. Over next r/bout then left at next r/bout past Morrisons supermarket on right. Continue over r/ bout through traffic lights. Ground on right at next set of traffic lights.

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RAMSBOTTOM UNITED The Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, Acre Bottom (off Bridge Street) Ramsbottom, Lancs BL0 0BS T 07849 686374 E secretary@rammyunited.co.uk www.rammyunited.co.uk @RamsbottomUtd

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Harry Williams T 01706 823029 M 07849 686374

Secretary Tony Cunningham 8 Bodiam Road, Greenmount, Bury BL8 4DW T 01204 883195 B 0161 797 6351 M 07973 416580 F 0161 797 6351 E secretary@rammyunited.co.uk

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS Jon Robinson T 07961 097814

Match Secretary Andrew Edmundson 2 Winterley Drive, Accrington, Lancs BB5 6UE T 01254 234956 M 07875 565261 E matchsec@rammyunited.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Harry.Williams, Chris.Woolfall Tony Cunningham, Andy Edmundson, Kevin Hitchen.

Club Safety Officer Andrew Edmondson T 07875 565261 Programme Editor Rob Moss T 07944 038512 E programme@rammyunited.co.uk

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Lancashire FA

101m x 63m

Tuesday

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From South, M66(north) to junction1,take the A56 towards Ramsbottom, after 1 mile turn left at traffic lights down Bury New Road follow the road towards the centre then turn left just before the railway crossing, ground runs parallel with the railway line. From the North leave the A56 (Edenfield by pass) at the start of the M66, follow the signs for Ramsbottom into the centre turn left at traffic lights down Bridge Street then after 100 yards turn immediately right after the railway level crossing ground parallel with railway line.

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RUSHALL OLYMPIC Dales Lane, Rushall, Walsall, West Midlands WS4 1LJ T/F 01922 641021 E rushallolympic@yahoo.co.uk www.rofc.co.uk @RushallOlympic

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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John C Allen B 0121 500 0500 M 07831 594400

Secretary Peter J Athersmith 46, Blakenall Lane, Leamore, Walsall, West Midlands WS3 1HG B 0121 500 0500 F 0121 525 7884 M 07771 361002 E rushallolympic@yahoo.co.uk Match Secretary As Secretary

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Richard Sneekes T 07785 562974

Club Safety Officer Paul Seward T 07909 560407

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE

Programme Editor Darren Stockall T 07870 236013 E darren@stockall.fslife.co.uk

John C Allen (Chairman), Nicholas Allen (Vice Chairman), Pete J Athersmith (Secretary), Ray Barrow (Treasurer), Terry Brumpton (Commercial), Paul Seward (Committee), Edwin Venables (Committee), Stuart Perry (Committee).

Members of Staffordshire FA Members of Birmingham FA

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

100m x 69m

Tuesday

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M6 J10 follow signs for Walsall stay on this dual carriage way for about four miles until you come to the Walsall Arboretum and turn left following signs for Lichfield A461. Go under the bridge and you will come to McDonald’s on your right, turn right into Daw End Lane. Go over the canal bridge and turn right opposite the Royal Oak Public House and the ground is on the right. Alternative From the A38 to it’s junction with the A5 (Muckley Corner Hotel) take the A461 to Walsall after about five miles you will reach some traffic lights in Rushall by Mcdonald’s, turn left into Daw End Lane go over the canal bridge and turn right opposite The Royal Oak Public House the ground is on the right.

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SALFORD CITY Moor Lane, Salford M7 3PZ T/F 0161 792 6287 E andrewgiblin@aol.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/salfordcityfc @SalfordcityFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Karen Baird T 07980 586709

Secretary Andrew Giblin 35 Hurstfield Road, Ellenbrook, Walkden, Salford M28 7UJ T 0161 702 9863 M 07808 254646 E andrewgiblin@aol.com

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS Anthony Johnson T 07885 563840 Bernard Morley T 07900 982594

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Bill Taylor T 07989 800231

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Owners: Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Peter Lim, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes Committee: Hazel Blears M.P. (Patron), Dave Russell President) Karen Baird (Chairman), Ged Carter (Vice Chairman) Andy Giblin (Secretary), Bill Taylor (Treasurer & Safety Officer) Jimmy Birtwistle, Barbara Gaskill, Terry Gaskill, Ian Malone Frank McCauley, Paul Raven, George Russell, Alan Tomlinson Dave Wilson.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Member of Manchester FA

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

101m x 64m

Tuesday

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Programme Editor Gareth Lyons T 0161 728 4572 E gi.lyons@yahoo.co.uk

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M62 to Junction 17 (Prestwich, Whitefield). Take A56 Bury New Road towards Manchester. Continue through four sets of traffic lights. Turn right into Moor Lane. Ground 500 yards on left. Take first left after ground (Oaklands Road), first left again into Nevile Road and follow along to main entrance.


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SKELMERSDALE UNITED Stormy Corner, Selby Place, Statham Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 8EF

T/F 01695 722123 E skemsaint@sky.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/skelmersdaleunited @skemutdofficial

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Paul Griffiths T 0151 526 9243 M 07513 123164

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Secretary Bryn Jones 34 Bromilow Road, Skelmersdale, Lancs WN8 8TU T/F 01695 724647 M 07904 911234 E skemsaint@sky.com Match Secretary Alan Greenhalgh 48 Chelmsford Drive, Hawkley Hall, Wigan WN3 5JY T 01942 491347 M 07930823388 E alangreenhalgh@live.co.uk Club Safety Officer Paul Griffiths T 07513 123164 Programme Editor Kevin Panther T 01695 731624 E kevpanther@btinternet.com

Mr A Brown, MsK Delooze, Mrs K Fenney, Mr N Fenney, Mr T Garner, Mr A Greenhalgh, Mr P Griffiths, Mr B Jones, Mr N Leatherbarrow, Mr K Panther, Mr J Sewell, Mr M Sewell, Mr D Tucker, Mr C West, Mr D White.

Members of Liverpool FA Members of Lancashire FA

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Tommy Lawson T 01257 462110 M 07977 218619

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

100.3m x 64.3m

Tuesday

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Exit M58 J4 (signposted Skelmersdale), carry straight on at next roundabout (Hope Island) into Glenburn Road, left at next roundabout (Half Mile Island) into Neverstitch Road (signposted Stanley Industrial Estate). Immediately right at next roundabout into Staveley Road and then left into Statham Road. Ground is 500 yards on left in Selby Place.

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STAMFORD Zeeco Stadium, Ryhall Road, Stamford PE9 1US (Sat Nav PE9 4QN) T 01780 751471 E phil.bee1947@hotmail.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/stamfordafc @stamfordafc1896

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Robert Feetham T 01780 766995 M 07769 703894

Secretary Phil Bee 3 Launde Gardens, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2RP T 01780 756665 M 07772 646776 F 01780 751471 E phil.bee1947@hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Richard Curtis 12 Beeston Drive, Peterborough PE2 8UH T 01733 702322 M 07754490318 E racurtis@hotmail.co.uk

David Staff T 07730 503438

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE

Club Safety Officer Roger Ellison T 07845 116187

Robert Feetham, Darren Clarke, David Whitby, David Salisbury, Keith Scarber, Guy Walton, Richard Curtis, Roger Twiddy, Phil Bee

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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Associate Member of The FA Member of Lincolnshire FA

102m x 66m

Tuesday

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STAMFORD continued APPROACH TO THE GROUND By Road The postcode for Borderville Sports Centre is PE9 1US. This will not be in most Sat-Navs so please use PE9 4QN These instructions avoid the town centre which is very busy on Saturday. They are also for coaches to avoid the very narrow road through Little Casterton although this route is suitable for cars. From the North using the A1 Leave the A1 at the B1081 exit signposted Stamford. Continue into Great Casterton. Turn left at the crossroads (signposted Ryhall) for about 2.5 miles. At the end of the road turn right and immediately right again. Continue for about 1.5 miles across several mini roundabouts and the stadium is on the right. From the South using the A1 Leave A1 at A606 exit signposted Oakham. Turn right over the A1 then left as if going back onto A1 south. Then, before joining the south bound carriageway, take the first right signposted Great Casterton for 0.5 mile. Turn left for one mile into Great Casterton (ignore first turning right for Little Casterton) then turn right at the crossroads (signposted Ryhall) for about 2.5 miles. At the end of the road turn right and immediately right again. Continue for about 1.5 miles across several mini roundabouts and the stadium on the right. From the West using the A43 Join A1 north as you approach Stamford. Then follow directions as A1 from the South. From the East using the A1175 Go straight over roundabout for Morrisons. At the mini-roundabout, take the 3rd exit and follow road. You will pass Sainsbury’s and then Travis Perkins on your right. The stadium is on your left at bottom of dip.

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STOURBRIDGE War Memorial Athletic Ground, High Street, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HN

T 01384 394040 E clive.eades2@capita.co.uk www.stourbridgefc.com @StourbridgeFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Andy Pountney T 07870 275001

Secretary Clive Eades 16 Lyttleton Place, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 0QJ T 01562 885371 B 0121 717 3636 M 07958 275986 E clive.eades2@capita.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Gary Hackett T 07969 698820

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Ian Pilkington T 07982 239833

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Andy Pountney, Andy Bullingham, Neil Smith, Stephen Hyde, Ian Pilkington, Gordon Thomas, Gary Hackett. Hugh Clark – President.

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA Members of Birmingham FA and Worcestershire FA

103m x 65m

Monday

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From M6 Leave the M5 Southbound at Junction 3 and take the A456 towards Kidderminster. Upon entering Hagley (following a long downhill approach), take the right hand filter lane at the traffic lights (Signposted A491 Stourbridge). Continue to follow the A491 towards Stourbridge Town Centre and continue to follow the Ring Road (watching the Speed Camera), and take the A491 exit now signposted Wolverhampton. The ground is on the left hand side of the road immediately after the 3rd set of traffic lights (approximately 500 yards) and opposite the Royal Oak Public House. Please note that Parking is Extremely Limited on the Ground. From M42 Leave the M5 Northbound at Junction 4 and follow the A491 towards Stourbridge and in Hagley, take the left hand filter lane to continue on the A491 and proceed as above.


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SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN Central Ground, Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands B72 1NL T 0121 354 2997 E billandpatworship@tiscali.co.uk www.pitchero.comclubs/suttoncoldfieldtownfc/

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Nick Thurston T 0120 378 1099 M 07745 046853

Secretary Bill Worship 58 Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1RQ T/F 0121 355 3941 M 07837 375369 E billandpatworship@tiscali.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Neil Tooth T 07769 680706

Club Safety Officer Neil Murrall T 07535 354688 Programme Editor Terry Coley T 0121 240 5421 E lyncoley@blueyonder.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Bernard Bent (President), Bill Worship (Vice President, Football Secretary), Neil Murrall (Club Secretary) John Watson (Treasurer) Ken Hawkings, George Curtis, Paul Kelly, Aidan Brogan.

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Associate Member of The FA Member of Birmingham FA

100m x 65m

Tuesday

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From M42 Junc 9, take A4097 (Minworth sign). At island, follow signs to Walmley Village. At traffic lights turn right (B4148). After shops turn left at traffic lights into Wylde Green Road. Over railway bridge turn right into East View Road, which becomes Coles Lane.

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WHITBY TOWN Turnbull Ground, Upgang Lane, Whitby YO21 3HZ

T 01947 605153 E agm_wtfc@hotmail.com www.whitby-town.com

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Anthony Graham Manser T 01947 893382 M 07966 241344

Secretary Peter John Tyreman 17 Well Close Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3AR T/F 01947 605153 M 07899 762690 E agm_wtfc@hotmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Darren Williams T 07852 237116

Match Secretary Brian Boughen, 141 Durham Road, Spennymoor, Co Durham DL16 6JU T 01388 811874 M 07909 797168 E bboughen@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE A G Manser A J Spenceley P J Tyreman M Green, G Osbourne, M Osbourne, D Griffiths, J Nellist, E McNamee.

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Club Safety Officer Aidie Mathie – AMS Ltd T 07980 735334 Programme Editor Paul Connolly T 07798 746865 E bluearmyfanzine@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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Full Members of FA Member of North Riding FA

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Wednesday

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On entering Whitby from both the A169 and A171 roads, take the first fork and follow signs for the “West Cliff”. Then turn left at the Spar Shop and Garage, along Love Lane to junction of the A174. Turn right and the ground is 600 yards on the left.


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WORKINGTON Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria CA14 2DT

T 01900 602871 F 01900 67432 E workington.reds@tiscali.co.uk www.workingtonafc.com @WorkingtonAFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Glenn Heathcote B 0191 270 4265 M 07876 492372

Secretary Alec Graham 2 East Terrace, Blennerhasset, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 3QY B 016973 23354 F 01900 67432 M 07788 537811 E alecg883@tiscali.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Derek Townsley T 07824 669659

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Howard Whitehead T 07748 645747

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Mr G Heathcote, Mr S Durham, Mr G Mackie, Mr D Cumberworth, Mr D Blackwell.

Programme Editor Paul Armstrong T 07951 243717 E paul@workingtonafc.com

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Full Member of FA Member of Cumberland FA

102m x 70m

Tuesday

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Leave M6 at J40. Take A66 to Workington. Follow road into town. At foot of hill at traffic lights, turn right. Follow the road round over the river bridge and at the first roundabout, turn left. Go under the new road bridge and at the next roundabout, turn right and go over new road bridge. Ground is on the left.

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FIRST DIVISION NORTH Club Directory

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Bamber Bridge Brighouse Town Burscough Clitheroe Droylsden Farsley Celtic Glossop North End Harrogate Railway Athletic Kendal Town Lancaster City Mossley New Mills Northwich Victoria Ossett Albion Ossett Town Prescot Cables Radcliffe Borough Scarborough Athletic Spennymoor Town Trafford Warrington Town Witton Albion


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BAMBER BRIDGE Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6UX

T 01772 909690 F 01772 909691 E geohalli@blueyonder.co.uk www.bamberbridgefc.com @BamberBridgeFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Frank Doyle T 07787 258269

Secretary George Halliwell 26, The Laund, Leyland, Preston PR26 7XX T 01772-454762 B 01772 909690 F 01772-909691 M 07970 042954 E geohalli@blueyonder.co.uk Match Secretary Keith M Maguire 63 Ellerbrook Drive, Lathom, Burscough, Lancashire L40 5SY T 01704 894346 M 07554 061404 E maguirek3655@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Neil Crowe T 07956 570360

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Frank Doyle (Chairman), George Halliwell (Football Secretary), Cath Doherty (Treasurer), Gerry Lawson (Trustee).

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Club Safety Officer As Secretary Programme Editor Peter Nowell T 07766 196246 E newhouse58@hotmail.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Associate Member of FA Member of Lancashire FA

100m x 68m

Tuesday

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Junction 29, A6 (Bamber Bridge by-pass)onto London Way.First roundabout take 3rd exit Brownedge Road (East) then take first right. Ground on left at the bottom of the road.


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BRIGHOUSE TOWN Dual Seal Stadium, St Giles Road, Hove Edge, Brighouse HD6 2PN T/F 01484 380088 E malctay@blueyonder.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/brighousetown @brighousetown

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Ray McLaughlin T 01484 710676 (after 7pm)

Secretary Malcolm Taylor 50, Garden Road, Brighouse HD6 2ES T/F 01484 380088 M 07884 182970 E malctay@blueyonder.co.uk Match Secretary Darren Laycock 6 Bolehill Park, Hove Edge, Brighouse HD6 2RS T 01484 769921 M 07919 067702 E darrenlaycock@talktalk.net Club Safety Officer Colin Tomkins T 07967 258241 Programme Editor Charles Tolley T 07841 132118 E charles.tolley@andythornton.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Paul Quinn T 07725 315590

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Ray McLaughlin (Chairman), Malcolm Taylor (Secretary), John Crowther (President), Charles Tolley (Vice Chairman), Darren Laycock (Vice Chairman), David Wormald (Treasurer), Colin Tomkins, Linda Andre, Ellis Aked, Mark Wood, Chris Lister, Tony Lyons (Committee), Andy Stewart (Commercial Manager).

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Members of West Riding FA

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

110m x 70m

Monday

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Leave M62 at jct 26 go onto A58 Halifax. Carry on to third set of traffic lights at Hipperholme. Turn left at lights onto A644 Brighouse past Brighouse Juniors pitch on right. Take next left in 100 metres then next left into Spout House Lane. Follow road past Old Pond PH road bears right, carry on and as road begins to bear left turn right into lane, gate 20 metres on left into car park.

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BURSCOUGH Victoria Park, Mart Lane, Bobby Langton Way, Burscough L40 0SD T/F 01704 896776 E stanpeth@fsmail.net www.burscoughfc.com @Burscoughfc46

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Mike Swift M 07850091370

Secretary Stan Petherbridge 25, Trevor Road, Burscough, Nr. Ormskirk L40 7RU T 01704 895322 M 07815 954304 E stanpeth@fsmail.net Match Secretary Tony Dean c/o Hesketh Services, 17, Houghton Street, Southport E tony@heskethservices.co.uk Club Safety Officer Dennis Shaxon T 07847 520603 Programme Editor Stuart Rood T 07478 728503 E stuartrood@btopenworld.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Mark Beesley T 07879 446098

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Mike Swift (Chairman),Rod Cottam (President), Martin Gilchrist, Dave Hughes (Director), Stuart Heaps (Treasurer), Stan Petherbridge(Sec.), Callum Hudson (Marketing ) Tony Dean, Mike Gaskell, Stuart Rood, Peter Wallbank, Dennis Shaxon, Jane Goulding.

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

100.6m x 68.6m

Tuesday

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M6 to J27. Follow signs for ‘Parbold’ (A5209), carry on through Newburgh into Burscough passing Briars Hall Hotel on left. Turn right at second mini-roundabout into Junction Lane (signposted ‘Burscough & Martin Mere’) into village, over canal. Take second left into Mart Lane to ground at end.


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CLITHEROE Shawbridge, off Pendle Road, Clitheroe BB7 1DZ

T 01200 423344 E clitheroefc@hotmail.com www.clitheroefc.co.uk @clitheroefc1877

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Anne Barker T 01200 429050 M 07709 243515

Secretary Chris Musson 5 Highwoods Park, Brockhall Village, Blackburn BB6 8HN T 01254 245461 M 07503 240629 E secretary@clitheroefc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Simon Garner T 07841 386799

Match Secretary Andrew Breckell 6 Headingley Close, Huncoat, Accrington M 07712 047049 E andrewbreckell@hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Club Safety Officer Anne Barker T 01200 429050

Anne Barker, Andrew Breckell, Andrew Jackson, Chris Musson

Programme Editor Chris Musson T 01254 245461

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Lancashire FA

105m x 66m

Tuesday

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When approaching Clitheroe from the West, take the second exit for Clitheroe off the A59 down Pendle Road. This is also the second exit off the A59 after McDonalds. At the bottom of the steep hill the entrance to the ground is on the right opposite Lidl Supermarket. On street parking is available around the ground. When approaching from the East, the Pendle Road turning off the A59 is not available as a right turn. Either take the next exit into Clitheroe and follow signs or double back 400 yards round the roundabout to the Pendle Road exit. Pedestrian access is via a short cobbled street beyond the entrance to the Factory Shop car park.

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DROYLSDEN Butchers Arms, Market Street, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7AY T 0161 370 1426 F 0161 370 8341 E alphagroup@jlservices.co.uk www.droylsdenfc.com @droylsden_fc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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David Pace T 0161 626 3327 B 0161 335 0129 M 07850 369588

Secretary Bryan Pace 14 Peregrine Street, Droylsden M43 7TX T 0161 370 1405 B 0161 335 0129 F 0161 337 8717 M 07763 318860 E windowsindenton@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER David Pace (As above)

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer As Secretary

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS David Pace, Bryan Pace, Alan Slater, Paul Morgan, Mark Anderson, Howard Ratcliffe, Trevor Carter, Kevin Waring.

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Programme Editor As Secretary

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of The FA Member of Manchester FA

100m x 65m

Tuesday

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From Junction 23 M60, follow the signs A635 Manchester, then A662 signed Droylsden, at town centre lights turn right into Market Street,through the next set of lights and the entrance to the ground is 75 yards on the left.


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FARSLEY CELTIC Throstle Nest, Newlands, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5BE T 0113 255 7292 F 0113 255 1517 E office@farsleyceltic.com www.farsleyceltic.com @farsleycelticfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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John Palmer B 0113 255 7292 M 07831 673762

Secretary Joshua Greaves Throstle Nest, Newlands, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5BE B 0113 255 7292 F 0113 255 1517 M 07725 999758 E jgreaves@farsleyceltic.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Neil Parsley B 0113 255 7292 M 07811 076656

Assistant Secretary Paula Thompson Newlands, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5BE B 0113 255 7292 F 0113 255 1519 M 07823 330443 E pthompson@farsleyceltic.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Club Safety Officer Joshua Greaves (see Secretary)

J Palmer (Chairman), D Farrell (Finance Director), M Palmer (Commercial Director), J Farrell, P Palmer, S Palmer, J Greaves (CEO).

Programme Editor Robert Winterbottom T 07736 037604 E rwinterbottom@farsleyceltic.com

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of West Riding FA

101m x 69m

Tuesday

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At the junction, take the B6157 towards Leeds, passing the police station on the left hand side. At New Street (the junction cornered by Go Outdoors) turn left. Newlands is approximately 300 yards on the right. Throstle Nest is situated at the end of Newlands with parking available outside the ground.

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GLOSSOP NORTH END Surrey Street, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7AJ T/F 01457 855469 E gnefc@hotmail.com www.glossopnorthendafc.co.uk @glossopnorthend

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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David Atkinson B 0161 336 9886 M 07768 947580

Secretary Peter Hammond 15 Longmoor Road, Simmondley, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 6NH T 01457 863852 B/F 01457 891547 M 07733 170778 E gnefc@hotmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Christopher Willcock T 07730 953650

Match Secretary Lesley O’Donnell 14, Highview, Simmondley, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 6LR T/F 01457 899271 M 07907 762608 E lesleyodonnell1971@sky.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS David Atkinson, Peter Hammond, Michael Wray, Paul Eccles, Christopher Armstrong, Neil Rimmer.

Club Safety Officer Neil Rimmer T 07841 408376 Programme Editor Neil Rimmer T 07841 408376 E neilarimmer@googlemail.com

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CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Derbyshire FA Member of Manchester FA

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Tuesday

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From A.57 Manchester - Glossop road, turn left at Tesco Traffic lights into Glossop Brook Road. Go past Tesco Car Park, up the hill. Ground on right hand side at the top.


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HARROGATE RAILWAY ATHLETIC Station View, Harrogate HG2 7JA

T 01423 883104 E mail4rail@ntlworld.com www.harrogaterailwayathletic.co.uk @therailfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Alan Smith T 07932 804990

Secretary Dave Shepherd 98 Swarcliffe Road, Harrogate, North Yorks HG1 4QG T 07816 986799 E mail4rail@ntlworld.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Lee Ashforth T 07834 421064

Club Safety Officer David Greenwood T 07768 975464

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Mark Doherty T 07792 606591 E media@therailfc.com

Chris Parkes, Mike Sunley, Harry Wood, Andy Baker, Ben Drury, Gary Johnson, Simon Mercer, Joanne Owen, Neil Owen, Alan Smith, Chris Watt, Ray Dodds, Dave Green, Mark Doherty.

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of West Riding FA

100m x 66m

Monday

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From All Areas I would suggest using the M1 A1 Link Road heading North. Once on the A1 North stay on it until Junction 47. Exit at Junction 47 and take the 1st Exit at the Roundabout A59 heading towards Knaresborough and Harrogate. At the next Roundabout take the 3rd exit A59 Knaresborough. Stay on the A59 through Knaresborough and on towards Harrogate, after approx 1 mile from Knaresborough you will enter Starbeck. Proceed through Starbeck over the Railway Crossing. Station View is the 1st Right after the Railway Crossing. The Ground is at the far end of Station View. If you are coming from Harrogate towards Knaresborough on the A59 turn left immediately prior to pelican crossing just before the Railway Crossing. The Ground is at the far end of Station View.

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KENDAL TOWN Lancaster & Morecambe College Stadium, Parkside Road, Kendal LA9 7BL T 01539 738818 E info@kendaltownfootballclub.co.uk www.kendaltown.com @kendaltownfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Haydon Munslow T 07712 119162

Secretary Haydon Munslow Hemplands, Dalton Lane, Burton in Kendal LA6 1NH T 07712 119162 E haydonmunslow@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Mark Dixon 4 Silverdale Drive, Kendal, LA9 6RP T 07780 454158 E markd068@gmail.com

Michael Stringfellow T 07834 034033

Club Safety Officer Steve Dixon T 01539 723051

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Haydon Munslow, Steve Dixon, Steve Casey, Graham O’Callaghan.

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Programme Editor Merrill Tummey T 07733 135796 E merrillisobel@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Associate Member of FA Full Member of Westmoreland FA & Lancashire FA

109m x 70m

Tuesday

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M6 Junction 36, via A590/591/A6 to Kendal (South). At first traffic lights turn right, left at roundabout, right into Parkside Road. Ground on right over brow of hill.


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LANCASTER CITY Giant Axe, West Road, Lancaster, Lancs LA1 5PE

T/F 01524 382238 E lancastercityfc@btconnect.com www.lancastercityfc.com

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Stuart Houghton B 01524 380769 M 07892 720067

Secretary Ray Coote Lancaster City FC., Giant Axe, West Road, Lancaster, Lancs LA1 5PE T 01524 263488 B/F 01524 382238 M 07772 881795 E 1raycoote@gmail.com

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Darren Peacock T 07808 208736

Club Safety Officer Ron & Jan Walsh T 01524 401724

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Stuart Houghton (Chairman), Mark Knight (Vice Chairman), Dave Needham & Ian Sharp (Presidents), Norman Wilson & Barry Newsham (Vice-Presidents) Eric Williams, Fr. Anthony Keefe (Non Executive Directors), James Johnstone (Commercial Manager), Jennifer Shuttleworth (Marketing Manager) Ray Coote (Secretary)

Programme Editor Andrew Satterthwaite T 07947 145915 E andysport@supanet.com

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100m x 71m

Tuesday

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From the South: Exit M6 at Junction 33. At roundabout take the second exit onto the A6, pass through Galgate and then Lancaster University on the right until the next roundabout. Take the second main exit into Lancaster and follow signs for the railway station. At the traffic lights by Waterstones Bookshop turn immediately left. Take the second right onto Station Road and follow downhill on West Road and take the first right into the ground. From the North: Exit M6 at Junction 34 and turn left onto the A683. Follow signs for railway station into City around the one way system. Move over to the right hand side lane at the police station and through traffic lights. Manoeuvre into the left-hand lane until traffic lights at Waterstones Bookshop. Follow directions as from the south.

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MOSSLEY Seel Park, Market Street, Mossley, Ashton-u- Lyne, Lancashire OL5 0ES T/F 01457 832369 E info@mossleyfc.com www.mossleyfc.com @mossleyfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Harry Hulmes (as secretary)

Secretary Harry Hulmes 7 Market Street, Mossley, Ashton-u-Lyne, Lancs OL5 0ES T/F 01457 836079 M 07944 856343 E harry.hulmes@mossleyfc.com

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS Peter Band T 07903 446365 Lloyd Morrison T 07703 316469

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS DIRECTORS: Harry Hulmes, John Larner, Ray Moreland, Steve Tague, Peter Green. PRESIDENT: Bob Murphy COMMITTEE: John Cawthorne, Elaine Field, Michelle Freeman, Janet Larner, Neal McNulty, Marie Phillips, Steve Porter, Andrew Rowles, Phil Shewring, Ryan Smith, Richard Vink.

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Match Secretary Elaine Field 6 Sovereign Hall Park, Stamford Street, Mossley Lancs OL5 0JT T 07928 458298 E Elaine.field@mossleyfc.com Club Safety Officer Andy Rowles T 07739 870768 Programme Editor John Cawthorne T 01457 511053 E mossleyweb@hotmail.com

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Full Member of FA Member of Manchester County FA

101m x 65m

Tuesday

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Exit M60 Junction 23 following A635 Ashton-underLyne. Take 3rd exit off roundabout then 3rd exit off next roundabout (Asda) and then 3rd exit off next roundabout signed Mossley A670. At junction turn right on to Mossley Rd through traffic lights. After approx 2.5 miles drop down hill entering Mossley town centre. Passing supermarket on left turn right before next traffic lights. Continue up the hill and left into Market Street. Ground is approx 200 yards on the left.


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NEW MILLS Church Lane, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 4NP T/F 01663 747435 E newmillsfs@yahoo.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/newmillsafc/ @newmillsafc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Raymond Coverley T 01663 741335 M 07895 776150

Secretary Sue Hyde 7 Hawthorn Bank, New Mills, High Peak SK22 3HH T/F 01663 741335 M 07795 115708 E newmillsfs@yahoo.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Andy Fearne T 07798 647516

Match Secretary Derek Sargeant 28 Hernstone Lane, Peak Forest, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8EJ T 07974 502360 E dereksargeant@live.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Club Safety Officer Richard Adio T 07955 512778

Allan Jones (Vice Chair), Patrick Kenyon (Treasurer), Richard Adrio, Colin Ramwell, Roy Tickell, Steven Salt.

Programme Editor Chris Ryde T 07825 275217 E NMAFCPROG@gmail.com

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Member of Derbyshire FA

100m x 64m

Tuesday

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Via Buxton: Follow the A6 By-Pass, go straight through the roundabout, under railway bridge and about 1 mile further on turn right onto Marsh Lane (Past Furness Vale primary school), this road takes you straight to the ground. Coach drivers should proceed on the A6 a couple of miles turning right opposite the Swan. From Chesterfield, take the A619 then the A623 and after the hair pin bend at Sparrow pit, proceed down the A623 turning right onto the A6 By-Pass, Follow directions as above.

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NORTHWICH VICTORIA Wincham Park, Chapel Street, Northwich CW9 6DA T/F 01606 45144 E dave.thomas@northwichvics.co.uk www.northwichvics.co.uk @NorthwichVicsFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Derek Nuttall T 01606 43350

Secretary Dave Thomas 97 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 5HQ T/F 01606 45144 M 07798 564596 E dave.thomas@northwichvics.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

James Gannon T 07429 166873

Club Safety Officer Dave Smith T 07825 768903 Programme Editor Jamie Dewsbury T 07828 035622 E jamos-king @hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Martin Rushe, Derek Nuttall (President), David Thomas (Football Secretary)

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Member of Cheshire County FA

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M6 Junction 19: Follow A556 for Northwich for three miles, through two sets of traffic lights. Turn right at the beginning of the dual carriageway onto A559. After ¾ mile turn right at traffic lights by Slow & Easy Public House, still following A559. After a further ¾ mile turn left a Black Greyhound Public House (signposted). Follow the road through the industrial estate for about ½ mile. Turn left immediately after crossing the canal bridge (signposted) From M56 Junction 10: Follow the A558 (Northwich Road) towards Northwich for approximately 6 miles. Turn right at the crossroads by the Black Greyhound Public House (signposted). Follow the road through the industrial estate for about ½ mile. Turn left immediately after crossing the canal bridge (signposted).

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OSSETT ALBION Queens Terrace, Dimple Wells, Ossett WF5 8JU (Sat Nav WF5 8QN coaches only)

T 01924 273746 F 0872 115 2012 E ossettalbion@sky.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/ossettalbion/ @OssettAlbion

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

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Dominic Riordan T 07917 313737

Secretary Stephen Hanks 74, Clayfield View, Mexborough S64 0HT T 07792 221088 E stevehanks2@icloud.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Richard Tracey T 07545 157446

Club Safety Officer Paul Hanks T 07712 490396 Programme Editor Stephen Hanks (as above)

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS President – Neville Wigglesworth, Directors - S Hanks, J Bowker, S Chambers, J Ferguson Snr., S Garside, P Hanks, A Nash, P Riordan, A Weatherill, N Yarrow. Committee – D Riordan (Chairman), M Baker, J Butterworth, P Eaton, M Fennelly, J Ferguson Jnr., J Hirst, A Lightfoot, J McGinty, J Shaw.

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

104m x 71m

Tuesday

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

KIT COLOURS HOME KIT

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Member of West Riding FA

AWAY KIT

COACHES (WF5 8QN) – From M1 junction 40 follow sign for Wakefield and turn right at 2nd set of traffic lights onto Queens Drive. At top turn right towards town centre and then turn left at mini roundabout onto Prospect Road. Turn left at the end of Prospect Road and then take first right after the Thorn Tree Pub onto Priory Road. Turn left onto Sandholme Drive and left again onto Stoneleigh Grove. Coach park is at the end in the grounds of Ossett Cricket Club. CARS (WF5 8JU) – As above to the Thorn Tree but take 2nd right after it (opposite the Tap Pub ) onto Dimplewells Road. Entrance to car park is through the gap between the houses straight ahead. Bus Sat Nav: WF5 8QN Car Sat Nav: WF5 8JU

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OSSETT TOWN The 4G Voice & Data Stadium, Ingfield, Prospect Road, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 9HA T/F 01924 272960 www.ossetttown.co.uk @OssettTownAFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

James Rogers T 07837 804899

Secretary Neil Spofforth 51 Chelsfield Way, Leeds LS15 8XE T 07818400808 E spofforth10@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

John Reed T 07802 572933

Club Safety Officer Justin Fozard T 07778 775545 Programme Editor As Secretary

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS James Rogers (Chairman), Lee Broadbent (Vice-Chairman), John Rankin (Treasurer), Neil Spofforth (Secretary), Daz White, Chris Harrison, Nick Smith.

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PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of West Riding County FA

101m x 67m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

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From M1 Junction 40: Take A638 signposted Ossett Town Centre. Take first left off A638 onto Wakefield Road, sixth left turn into Dale Street (B6120) to traffic lights. Turn left at lights. The Ground is in front of you opposite the bus station. The entrance to the Ground is just before the Esso petrol station.


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PRESCOT CABLES Valerie Park, Eaton Street, Prescot, Merseyside L34 6HD T 0151 430 0507 E prescotcables@hotmail.com www.prescotcables.co.uk @CablesWebmaster

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Tony Zeverona T 0151 281 7871 M 07743 390362

Secretary Doug Lace 20, Cable Road, Prescot, Merseyside L35 5AW T 07753 143273 E prescotsec@hotmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Neil Prince T 07725 189965

Club Safety Officer Harry Molyneuxs T 0151 430 0351

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Paul Watkinson T 0151 426 4593 E wpaulwatkinson@gmail.com

A Zeverona, D Lace, P Kneale, K Derbyshire, M Flaherty, N Parr, G Conway, J Gibileru, S Nolan.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Liverpool FA

101m x 64m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

From North: M6 to Junction 26, onto M58 to Junction 3. Follow A570 to junction with A580 (East Lancs Road). (Approach junction in right hand lane of the two lanes going straight on). Cross A580 and take first road on right (Bleak Hill Road). Follow this road through to Prescot (2 miles). At traffic lights turn right, straight on at large roundabout (do not follow route onto Prescot by-pass) and right at next lights. 100 yards turn right at Hope and Anchor pub into Hope Street. Club will be in sight at bottom of road. From South: M6 to Junction 21a (M62 junction 10). Follow M62 towards Liverpool, to junction 7. Follow A57 to Rainhill and Prescot. Through traffic lights at Fusilier pub, 100 yards turn right at Hope and Anchor pub (as above).

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From East: Follow M62 as described in ‘From South’ or A580 East Lancs Road to Junction with A570 (Rainford by-pass), turn left and take first right. Follow route as ‘From North’.

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RADCLIFFE BOROUGH Stainton Park, Pilkington Road, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 3PE T 0161 724 8346 F 0161 723 3178 E rbfc@hotmail.co.uk www.radcliffeboro.com @radcliffeboro

CHAIRMAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Bernard Manning T 0161 724 8346 M 07772 764007

Secretary Ric Fielding Radcliffe Borough Football Club, Stainton Park, Pilkington Road, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 3PE T 0161 724 8346 B 0161 724 8346 M 07877 696097 F 0161 723 3178 E ric.rbfc@outlook.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Danny Johnson T 0161 724 8346 M 07525 099523

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Dave Chalmers T 0161 724 8346

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Matthew Bostock T 07597 384616 E m.bostock1994@gmail.com

David Chalmers

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Lancashire FA & Manchester County FA

105m x 69m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

M62 Junction 17 - follow signs for Whitefield and Bury. At first set of traffic lights take the left hand lane and follow the A665 in to Radcliffe. Keep on the A665 passing ASDA on left hand side. Carry on straight through the lights and then through three sets of traffic lights on to Bolton Road. After approximately 800 yards the ground is signposted turning right into Unsworth Street . Go over two mini roundabouts and the ground is on the left hand side turning into Colshaw Close East.

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SCARBOROUGH ATHLETIC Queensgate, Bridlington YO16 7LN

T 07545 878467 E info@scarboroughathletic.com www.scarborough athletic.com @safc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

David Holland T 07961 180100

Secretary Wendy Danby The Cottage, Kelk, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 8HL T 07796 622433 M 07545 878467 E club.secretary@scarboroughathletic.com

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS

Match Secretary As Secretary

Bryan Hughes T 07767 320236 Paul Foot T 07870 970901

Club Safety Officer As Secretary Programme Editor Nick Finch T 07800 635273 E nick.finch@scarboroughathletic.com

co COMMITTEE David Holland (Chairman) Sandra Troughton (Vice Chair) Geoff Osguthorpe (Treasurer) Nick Finch, Stuart Fairbridge, Andy Troughton, Paul Curson, Steve Smith, Wendy Danby.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of North Riding County FA

110m x 64m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

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AWAY KIT

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Approach Bridlington on A614. Straight on at traffic lights (hospital on right) and follow the road round the bend. At roundabout straight across to mini roundabout and bear right (second exit) follow road around to right and to traffic lights go straight on. At next traffic lights (just after Kwik Fit) turn left into Queensgate, ground 800 yards on right.

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SPENNYMOOR TOWN The Brewery Field, Wood Vue, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JN T 01388 827248 E stevenlawson_16@hotmail.co.uk www.spennymoortownfc.co.uk @SpennymoorTown

CHAIRMAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Bradley Groves

Secretary Steven Lawson 48 Lightfoot Road, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 4EP T/F 01325 318573 M 07871206474 E stevenlawson_16@hotmail.co.uk Match Secretary As Secretary

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Jason Ainsley T 07791 019048

Club Safety Officer Peter Lindsay T 07716 627302 Programme Editor Mike Rowcroft T 07770 500593 E spennymoortownfc@aol.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Bradley Groves – Chief Executive, Steven Lawson – Director of Facilities & Operations Mark Gwilliam – Director of Finance Mike Rowcroft – Director of Media & PR Billy Beasley – Director of Commercials Chris Pomfret – Director of Commercials Phil Ball – Director of Funding & Regeneration

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

104m x 65m

Tuesday

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

KIT COLOURS

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CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Full Member of FA Member of Durham FA

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

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At Junction 56 continue forward onto the A1(M) Leave the A1(M) at junction 59, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A167. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A167. At Rushyford roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A167. At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A167. At Thinford Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A688. At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A688. At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Saint Andrew’s Lane. At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Saint Andrew’s Lane. At mini roundabout take 2nd exit onto King Street. At mini roundabout take 2nd exit onto King Street/Durham Road. Bear right onto Durham Road. Take 3rd exit on left onto Wood Vue.


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TRAFFORD FC Shawe View, Pennybridge Lane, Flixton, Manchester M41 5DL T/F 0161 747 1727 E davem@traffordfc.co.uk www.traffordfc.co.uk @FCTrafford

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

John Eadie T 0161 748 2374 M 07847 464108

Secretary Graham Foxall 90, Grosvenor Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 5AQ T 0161 747 4502 M 07796 864151 E foxxytfc@talktalk.net

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Dave Murray 22, Broadway, Irlam, Manchester M44 6BS T 0161 775 7509 M 07551 982299 E davem@traffordfc.co.uk

Tom Baker T 07581 388579

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS (Directors) Dave Brown, Graham Foxall, Dave Law, Dave Murray. (Committee) Dave Abbott, Nick Brown, John Eadie, Brian Griffin, Alan Heathcote, Lee Knights, Keith McKerracher, Johnathan Mitten, Andy Semple, Melody Stephens, Paul Thomas, John Williams.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Member of Manchester FA

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

101.5m x 69.49m

Tuesday

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

KIT COLOURS HOME KIT

Club Safety Officer David Brown T 01524 701993 Programme Editor Dave Murray (as above)

AWAY KIT

Leave Anti-Clockwise M60 at J10 (Trafford Centre) and turn right towards Urmston B5214. Straight across two roundabouts. First lights turn right into Moorside Road, at next roundabout take second exit in to Bowfell Road. At next lights turn sharp left then immediately right in to Pennybridge Lane next to Bird In Hand Pub, parking on left 100 yards. Or Leave M60 at J8, taking A6144 towards Lymm, Partington, Carrington. At second set of traffic lights turn right on B5158 towards Flixton. Remain on B5158 crossing railway bridge at Flixton Station and turn right at next set of traffic lights. Passing Bird in Hand Pub take immediate right in to Pennybridge Lane. Parking on left 100 yards.

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WARRINGTON TOWN Cantilever Park, Loushers Lane, Latchford, Warrington WA4 2RS

T/F 01925 653044 E info@warringtontown.co.uk www.warringtontownfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Toby Macormac T 01925 418985 M 07854124035

Secretary Chris Henshall 58 Minerva Close, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 2XN T 01925 650311 M 07969 123786 E info@warringtontownfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Shaun Reid T 0151 480 5168 M 07583 603157

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Dave Willets T 07919 894601 Programme Editor Paul Roach T 07982 781772 E roach.paul@lineone.net

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Chairman - Toby Macormac, Directors Toby Macormac, Richard Sutton, William Carr, Peter Turner, Martin Simcock, Kevin Read, Gary Skentelbery, David Mowat.

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PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Members of Cheshire FA

103m x 66m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

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AWAY KIT

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From M62 Junction 9 Warrington Town Centre: Travel 1 mile south on A49, turn left at traffic lights into Loushers Lane, ground ½ mile on right hand side. From M6 North or South Junction 20: Follow A50 (Warrington signs) for 2 miles, cross Latchford Swingbridge, turn immediate left into Station Road, ground on left.


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WITTON ALBION Wincham Park, Chapel Street, Northwich CW9 6DA T/F 01606 43008 E secretary@wittonalbion.com www.wittonalbion.com @wittonalbionfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Mark Harris T 0161 904 8821 B 0161 904 7699 M 07850 072166

Secretary Andrea Harris 11 Hatchmere Close, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 7LN T 0161 904 8821 M 07970 663412 E andreaharris@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Scott Dundas T 07825 223183

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer John Evans T 07875 230600

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Mark Harris (Chairman), Reg Hardingham (Vice Chairman) Paul Worthington, Ian Dobson.

Programme Editor Stephen Yoxall T 07972 663389 E stephenyoxall@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA Member of Cheshire County FA

100.6m x 67.7m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

M6 Junction 19 Follow A556 for Northwich for three miles, through two sets of traffic lights. Turn right at the beginning of the dual carriageway onto A559. After ¾ mile turn right at traffic lights by Slow & Easy Public House, still following A559. After a further ¾ mile turn left a Black Greyhound Public House (signposted). Follow the road through the industrial estate for about ½ mile. Turn left immediately after crossing the canal bridge (signposted) From M56 Junction 10: Follow the A558 (Northwich Road) towards Northwich for approximately 6 miles. Turn right at the crossroads by the Black Greyhound Public House (signposted). Follow the road through the industrial estate for about ½ mile. Turn left immediately after crossing the canal bridge (signposted).

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FIRST DIVISION SOUTH Club Directory

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2015-16 SEASON

Basford United Belper Town Carlton Town Chasetown Coalville Town Daventry Town Goole AFC Gresley FC Kidsgrove Athletic Leek Town Lincoln United Loughborough Dynamo Market Drayton Town Newcastle Town Romulus Rugby Town Shaw Lane Aquaforce Sheffield FC Spalding United Stafford Rangers Stocksbridge Park Steels Tividale


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BASFORD UNITED Mill Street Playing Field, Greenwich Avenue Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LD T 0115 924 4491 E info@basfordunitedfc.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/basfordunitedfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Chris Munroe T 0115 945 9273 B 07958 180111 M 07803 890446

Secretary Tracie Witton 23, Derbyshire Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3QD T 0115 944 7326 M 07973 702588 E traciewitton@basfordunitedfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Martin Carruthers T 07738 087351

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Danny England T 07507 666070

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Chris Munroe (Director), Neil McGowan (Director), Neville Sheldon (Director), Danny England, Tracie Witton, John Reynolds, Jennie Shaw, Neil Swift.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Members of The FA Member of Nottinghamshire FA

102m x 68m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

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Programme Editor Neil McGowan T 07817 941136 E neilmcgowan@basfordunitedfc.co.uk

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BASFORD UNITED continued APPROACH TO THE GROUND From M1 Junction 26 Follow A610 to Nottingham for 1.3 miles, passing over one roundabout. Turn left at the second roundabout by the Gateway Hotel onto Cinderhill Road following signpost to Bulwell. After a quarter of mile turn right into Bagnall Road, and a further half a mile turn left into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead. From the north - A60 Entering Nottingham via the A60, turn right onto the B6004 Oxclose Lane (signposted to Basford). After 2.2 miles, pass over the level crossing and continue onto David Lane. After a quarter of a mile turn right onto Bagnall Road and a further quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead. From the south/East - A52 Entering Nottingham via the A52, continue along the Ring Road A6514 following signs to Mansfield for approximately two miles, until the junction with the A610 is reached. Turn left onto the A610 (signposted to M1). After 0.8 miles turn right onto Stockhill Lane (B6004). Continue along Stockhill Lane for a third of a mile, turning left at the mini roundabout into Mill Street and then turning left into Bagnall Road. After a quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.

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BELPER TOWN The Marstons Stadium, Christchurch Meadow Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1BA T/F 01773 825549 E info@belpertownfc.co.uk www.belpertownfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Alan Benfield T 01773 827091 M 07799 646756

Secretary Ian Wright, 9, Derwent View, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2LB T 01629 732582 M 07768 948506 E wright.ian24@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Jimmy Albans B 01949 838700 M 07979 498602

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Rod Repton T 07775 758180

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Alan Benfield (Chairman), Phil Varney (Vice Chairman), Dave Laughlin (Company Secretary), Christopher Balls, Graham Boot, Steve Boxall, Andrew Carter, Greg Ford, Graham Hulland, Mike Matthews, Paul Waldron, Jeremy Wheeler, David Winterbotham.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Member of Derbyshire FA

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

100m x 68.5m

Tuesday

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

KIT COLOURS HOME KIT

Programme Editor David Laughlin T 07768 010604 E dave.laughlin@btinternet.com

AWAY KIT

From North Exit M1: Exit junction 28 onto A38 towards Derby. Turn off at A610 (signposted ‘Ripley/ Nottingham’) 4th exit at roundabout towards Ambergate. At junction with A6 (Hurt Arms Hotel) turn left to Belper. Ground on right just past first set of traffic lights. Access to the ground is by the lane next to the church. From South Follow A6 north from Derby towards Matlock. Follow A6 through Belper until junction with A517. Ground on left just before traffic lights at this junction. Access to the ground is by the lane next to the church. NB. Please do not attempt to bring coaches into the ground – these can be parked outside.

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CARLTON TOWN Bill Stokeld Stadium, Stoke Lane, Gedling, Nottingham. NG4 2QS (Sat Nav NG4 2QW) T/F 0115 940 3192 E info@carltontownfc.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/carltontown @ctfc1904

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Michael Garton B 0115 9581735 M 07970 034880

Secretary Paul Shelton 28 Freda Close, Gedling, Nottingham NG4 4GP T 07854 586875 E secretary.carltontownfc@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Wayne Scott T 07947 158203

Club Safety Officer Bob Sharp T 07823 337094 Programme Editor Daniel Lord T 07858 970023 E daniel.lord@hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Michael Garton, Paul King, Roger Smith, , Paul Shelton, Bob Sharp, Brian Dennett, Chris Bailey, James Morton, Mark Streggles, Tim Bee, Gary Bee, Greg Last, Alan Murphy, Ian White.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Full Member of FA Member of Nottinghamshire FA

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

100m x 66m

Wednesday

KIT COLOURS

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From M1 J26 take A610 to Nottingham Ring Road. Follow signs for Mansfield (A60) for approx 4 miles via 2 roundabouts until reaching junction with A60 at Arnold. Take right turn at Vale Hotel on to Thackerays Lane. Proceed to roundabout and take 3rd exit on to Arno Vale Road. Proceed through traffic lights to top of hill and continue straight on at next lights on to Arnold Lane. Continue past golf course, the old Gedling Colliery and church to mini roundabout. Continue straight on to the old junction with A612. (Southwell) must turn right here and at next set of lights turn left and follow the loop road to the next junction. Take left turn on to the new A612 Gedling By Pass and follow to the next set of traffic lights at Severn Trent Works. Turn left on to Stoke Lane. Entrance to Carlton Town is immediate right. (GROUND MUST BE ACCESSED VIA THE NEW A612 GEDLING BY PASS ROAD BETWEEN NETHERFIELD BUSINESS PARK AND BURTON JOYCE. FOOTBALL CLUB IS SIGNPOSTED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ON THE APPROACH TO THE GROUND)

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CHASETOWN The Scholars Ground, Church Street, Chasetown, Staffs WS7 3QL T 01543 682222 F 01543 684609 E chasetown@googlemail.com www.chasetown-fc.com @chasetownfc1954

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Mike John Joiner T 07875 463093

Secretary John Richards 36, Highfield Avenue, Burntwood, Staffordshire WS7 9AP T 01543 675569 B 01543 682222 F 01543 684609 M 07866 902093 E birchkeith@yahoo.co.uk Match Secretary Keith Birch 24 Dursley Close, Willenhall, West Midlands WV12 4DE T 01902 410784 B 01543 682222 F 01543 684609 M 07765 141410 E birchkeith@yahoo.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Dave Stringer T 07788 587043

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Brian Baker, Michael Joiner, Chairman – Michael Joiner, Mark Prince Jan Brookes, John Richards, Graham Dicken, Rob Brookes, Dave Birt, Andrew Fox, Colin Faunch, Mike Hampton, Gary Dixon, Steve Jones, Charlie Blakemore, John Butler, John Franklin.

Club Safety Officer Mark Prince T 01543 682222 Programme Editor Lauren Lincoln T 07807 421710 E babelinco_8@hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Members of Staffordshire FA

101.5m x 65m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

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AWAY KIT

From the M42 junction10 towards Tamworth or from the M6 Junction 11 or 12 towards Cannock or the A38 southbound from Derby - follow signs for A5 towards Brownhills, At the traffic lights at the Terrace Restaurant turn towards Burntwood onto the A5195. Straight over first island towards Chasetown and Hammerwich, over toll road and at second island turn left into Haney Hay Road which leads into Highfields Road signposted Chasetown, up the hill to mini island, then straight on into Church Street past the church on left and school on right. Ground is on the left at end of road. If using M6 Toll exit at junction T6 Burntwood - turn left out of Toll booths and left at second island and follow over toll road as above.

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COALVILLE TOWN Owen Street Sports Ground, Owen Street, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3DA T/F 01530 833365 E info@coalvilletownfc.co.uk www.coalvilletownfc.co.uk @coalvilletownfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Glyn Rennocks T 07831 097216

Secretary Steve Cartwright 2 Beech Close, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 9BF T 07496 792650 E coalville.secretary@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Robert Brooks 17 Ashland Drive, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3NH T 01530 833269 M 07983 665835

Tommy Brookbanks T 07869 150107

Club Safety Officer Matt Bray T 07769 807806

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Glyn Rennocks, Mick Jordan, Robert Brooks, Jack Sarson, Steve Cartwright, Val Walford, Neal Brown.

Programme Editor Wayne McDermott T 07876 140248 E ctfc_supporters_club@hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Leicestershire & Rutland FA

105m x 66m

Tuesday

KIT COLOURS

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From the M42/A42 take the exit signposted Ashby and follow A511 to Coalville and Leicester. After approx. 3 miles and at the first roundabout take the second exit (A511, thenat the next roundabout take the 3rd exit into Coalville Town Centre. At the traffic lights go straight over to mini-roundabout then straight on for 50 meters before turning right into Owen Street. Ground is at the top of Owen Street on the left.

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DAVENTRY TOWN Communications Park, Browns Road, Daventry, Northampton shire NN11 4NS T 01327 311239 E club.secretary@dtfc.co.uk www.dtfc.co.uk @DaventryTownFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Iain Humphrey T 07779 000111

Secretary Brian Porter, 3 Packwood Close, Daventry, Northants NN11 8AJ T 01327 301570 M 07903 859107 E club.secretary@dtfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

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Club Safety Officer Jason O’Farrell T 01327 311239

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Brian Porter T 07903 859107

Iain Humphrey, Dennis Job. Committee: Jim Davis, Brian Porter, Frank Hobbs, Sarah Hobbs, Malcolm Hobbs.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of The FA Member of Northamptonshire FA

100.5m x 65.5m

Tuesday

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Exit M1 Junction 18 Daventry. Take third exit onto A5 then turn left at the first roundabout A428. Take first left at second roundabout Daventry staying on A5 follow signs for A361 Daventry off the next roundabout. At second roundabout take third exit at Daventry Court Hotel on to A361. Turn left onto A45 at second roundabout towards Daventry. At second roundabout “Mapleleaf Garage” take second exit on A45. At second roundabout take third exit right into Browns Road. The club is at the top of Browns Road on the left.

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GOOLE AFC Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Marcus Street, Goole DN14 6SL T 01405 762794 www.gooleafc.co.uk @gooleafc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Steve Shorthouse T 07545 549191

Secretary Andrew Morris 22 Southfield Road, Knottingley WF11 0JR T 01977 670844 M 07751 457254 E andym236566609@aol.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Alan Semley T 01226 380621 M 07905 310170

Match Secretary Graeme Wilson 12, Thorntree Close, Goole DN14 6LN T 07908 969637 E graeme.wilson@gooletimes.info Club Safety Officer Alan Tomlinson T 07792 491647

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Steve Shorthouse, Craig Whincup, Andrew Morris, Graeme Wilson, Graeme Smith, Carol Smith, Ann Smith, Alan Tomlinson, Geoff Bruines, Eric Lawton, Simon Bellamy, Dave Oldridge, George Geldard, Harry Oldridge, Will Potts, John Bellwood, Marion Bellwood.

Programme Editor Graeme Wilson T 07908 969637

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Members of West Riding FA

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

101.4m x 65.1m

Tuesday

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Leave the M62 at Junction 36 and follow signs to Goole Town Centre. Turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Boothferry Road. Turn right again after 300 yards into Carter Street. The Victoria Pleasure Grounds is at the end of the road. 366 Metres from Goole Railway Station.

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GRESLEY FC Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9RE T/F 01283 215316 E office@gresleyfc.com www.gresleyfc.com @GresleyFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Barry North T 0116 220 8618 M 07804 695807

Secretary Ian Collins 7 Rudyard Avenue, Spondon, Derby DE21 7LA B 01332 759235 M 07733 055212 F 01332 759208 E ian.collins@gresleyfc.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Wayne Thornhill M 07818 110691

Match Secretary Reg Shorthouse 12 Ashleigh Avenue, Newhall, Swadlincote DE11 0SE T 01283 337404 M 07779 049847 E reg.shorthouse@gresleyfc.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Club Safety Officer Jean Bannister T 07961 757583

Barry North, Keith Milner, Gary Brockway, George Sutton, Mark Alflat, Mark Harrison, Gary Norton, Mike Knight, Mark Baxter.

Programme Editor Robin Mansfield T 07855 847337 E robin@gresleyfc.com

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Derbyshire FA

100m x 64m

Tuesday

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GRESLEY FC continued APPROACH TO THE GROUND From the South Follow the M42 northbound to Junction 11, turn off onto the A444 toward Burton Upon Trent. Turn right onto the A514 (Castle Road) toward Gresley and follow the road up the hill to the traffic island at the top. Continue on the A514 over the island and take the second road on the left (School Street), the next left into Moat Street where the Moat Ground is located. From the North-East Follow the M1 south to junction 23a, turn off on to the A42 southbound. Continue on the A42 to Ashby-de-la-Zouch then turn off onto the A511 toward Swadlincote. At Woodville turn off the A511 onto the A514 toward Church Gresley, follow the road signs to Gresley, the School Street turn off is second on the right after the Gresley island. Take the first turn on the left in School Street to take you to the ground. From the North-West From Stoke-on-Trent follow the A50 toward Burton-Upon-Trent, turn on to the A511 and continue through Burton. Turn off the A511 onto the A444 toward Nuneaton. Follow the A444 until you reach the turn off for the A514. Turn left onto the A514 (Castle Road) toward Gresley and follow the road up the hill to the traffic island at the top. Continue on the A514 over the island and take the second road on the left (School Street), the next left into Moat Street where the Moat Ground is located. Nearest Railway Station Burton on Trent (6 miles away)

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KIDSGROVE ATHLETIC The Novus Stadium, Hollinwood Close, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire ST7 1DQ T/F 01782 782412 E kidsgroveathletic@aol.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/kidsgroveathleticfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Mick Fitzjohn T 07976 855996

Secretary Les Morris 292 Princes Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7JP T 01782 416518 M 07879 466523 E lg.morris@sky.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary Mark Casewell 32, Walton Way, Talke, Stoke on Trent ST7 1UX T 01782 786570 M 07838 245257 E mark.casewell@btinternet.com

Peter Ward T 07836 696616

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Directors:- John Ratcliffe, Lyn Forster, Gary Forster, Douglas Smith. Committee:- Michael Fitzjohn (Chairman) Ian Cooper (Vice Chairman), Les Morris (Secretary) Alan Lloyd (Company Secretary), Richard Gillian.

Club Safety Officer Les Morris (as above) Programme Editor Mark Lovatt-Harris T 07896 949719 E mark@dp-uk.co.uk

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Staffordshire FA

100m x 70m

Wednesday

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From North: Exit M6 at junction 16. Take A500 towards Stoke-on-Trent. *At 2nd exit, turn left at top of the slip road. At 1st major lights turn right, go downhill to next lights. Turn into Cedar Road, 2nd right into Lower Ash Road, 3rd left into Hollinwood Road and then 1st left into the Ground. From South: Exit M6 at junction 15. Take A500 towards Nantwich & Crewe, then take the Congleton/Kidsgrove exit. At the top of the slip road go around the roundabout (taking you over the A500 again) and leave at the 3rd exit. Now follow the directions from those given above indicated by *

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LEEK TOWN Harrison Park, Macclesfield Road, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 8LD T/F 01538 399278 www.pitchero.com/clubs/leektown

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Andrew Wain T 01782 912024 M 07974 710181

Secretary Brian Wain 223 New Inn Lane, Trentham, Stoke on Trent ST4 8PS T 01782 657693 M 07967 204470 E bj.wain@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Lee Casswell T 07736 239281

Club Safety Officer Andrew Reeves T 07776 140543 Programme Editor Tracy Reynolds T 07540 161017 E tracyreynolds64@yahoo.co.uk

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Andrew Wain, Paul Bateman, John Eeles, Neil Baker, Tracy Reynolds, Steve Norris, Andrew Reeves.

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA Member of Staffordshire FA

102m x 65m

Tuesday

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From the South: Leave M6 at J15, over roundabout on to the A500, go over the flyover, up the slip road, onto the A50 and follow the signs to Leek. Go straight over the roundabout (Britannia Building on the left) to large set of lights. Go straight across St. Georges Street to top of road to junction, turn left, go down the hill for about a half a mile. The Ground is on the left. From the North: Leave M6 at J19. Take Macclesfield signs. Follow into Macclesfield then take A523 Leek/Buxton signs. Follow these to Leek. Ground is situated on the right as you come into Leek. From West Midlands: M6 J15. A500 towards Stoke, over flyover, take A50 past Brittania Stadium. After approx 3 miles join A53 signposted Leek. On entering the town, straight ahead up St Edwards St. (Remainder as above)

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LINCOLN UNITED Sun Hat Stadium, Ashby Avenue, Hartsholme, Lincoln LN6 0DY

T 01522 690674 or 07985 599529 F 01522 696400 E malcolm.cowling@btinernet.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/lincolnunited @LincolnUnited

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Malcolm Cowling T 07985 599529

Secretary Malcolm Cowling 18 Hatton Close, Hartsholme, Lincoln LN6 0BG T 01522 680421 M 07985 599529 E malcolm.cowling@btinternet.com Match Secretary Gwyn Chapman 6 High Street, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln LN6 5TR T 01522 828424 M 07535 772640 E skellygwyn@yahoo.co.uk Club Safety Officer Ady Coy T 07522 458313 Programme Editor Allen Crombie T 07967 755520 E scrombie569@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER David Frecklington T 01522 704298 M 07595 888685

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Chairman and Secretary, Malcolm Cowling; Vice-Chairman, John Wilkinson; Treasurer, Donna Coy. Committee members: Allen Crombie; Susanne Crombie; Ady Coy; John Bustin; Ian Beaumont; Pete Swaby; Carloyne Burnett; Martin Burnett; Dan Jackson; Joanne Hunt.

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100.6m x 65.6m

Tuesday

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Along Lincoln Relief Road (A46) until reaching roundabout with exit for Birchwood. Take this exit which is Skellingthorpe Road for approximately 1 mile, at 30 mph sign turn right into Ashby Avenue. Entrance to ground is 200 yards on right.


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LOUGHBOROUGH DYNAMO Nanpantan Sports Ground, Nanpantan Road, Loughborough LE11 3YE T/F 01509 237148 E contact@loughboroughdynamofc.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/loughboroughdynamo/

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Frank Fall T 01509234743 M 07711 191333

Secretary Brian Pugh 15, Coe Avenue, Thorpe Acre, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 4SE T 07716 846626 E brian.pugh1@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS Jason Maguire T 07540 637491 Lee Morris T 07890 290825

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Match Secretary John Bryson Nanpantan Sports Ground, Nanpantan Road, Loughborough LE11 3YE T 07910 835174 E jdb55@btinternet.com Club Safety Officer Darrten Rodgers T 07984 617519

Ian Beech & Darren Rodgers.

Programme Editor As Secretary

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PITCH DIMENSIONS

MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Leicestershire & Rutland FA

100m X 64m

Tuesday

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From M1 At Junction 23 turn towards Loughborough (A512) At 1st set of traffic lights turn right on to Snells Nook Lane. At 1st crossroads (“Priory” pub on left) turn left on to Nanpantan Rd. Turn (1st) right after 0.75 miles on to Watermead Lane. The ground is at the end of the lane. From Leicester (A6) Turn left at 3rd roundabout on Epinal Way (Ring Road) on to Forest Road. After 2 miles turn (5th) left on to Watermead Lane.

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From Nottingham (A60) Turn right at 1st set of traffic lights in Loughborough. Go through next 4 sets of traffic lights. Turn left at the first roundabout on to Epinal Way straight on at next roundabout and then take the third exit at following roundabout on to Forest Road. After 2 miles turn (5th) left on to Watermead Lane.

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MARKET DRAYTON TOWN Greenfields Sports Ground, Greenfield Lane, Market Drayton TF9 3SL T 01630 661780 E pope2nt@btinternet.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/marketdraytontown/

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Ian Taylor T 01630 638198 M 07975 773363

Secretary Rod Pope ‘Bryn Hyfryd’, 15 Queens Croft, Cheswardine Nr Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 2NT T 01630 661780 M 07904 786497 E pope2nt@btinternet.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Martyn Davies T 07866 469583

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Mark Parton T 07711 203010

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor As Secretary

Directors: Brian Garrett, Frank Hodgkiss, Clive Jones, Pauline Mellor. Committee: Ian Taylor (Chairman), Bob Mellor (Vice Chairman), John Kirkham (Treasurer), Rod Pope (Club/Match Secretary), Nicky Millington, Cliff Taylor, Mick Murphy.

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100m x 65m

Tuesday

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Take the A41 to Ternhill Island, turn right on A53 for Newcastle-u-Lyn. Straight on at first island (by Muller factory). At next island turn right to town centre (by Gingerbread Inn). Approx 200yds take 2nd right in to Greenfields Lane. Ground 150 yards on right, car park opposite. From Stoke-on-Trent take A53 for Shrewsbury, at Gingerbread Inn turn left for town centre then as above.

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NEWCASTLE TOWN Lyme Valley Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue, Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyne ST5 3BX

T/F 01782 662350 E rftatton@tiscali.co.uk www.newcastletown.co.uk @NewcastleTownFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Jeffrey Harrall T 01630 653081 M 07896 180784

Secretary RayTatton 20, Glencastle Way, New Park, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8QE T 01782 644916 F 01782 662350 M 07792 292849 E rftatton@tiscali.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Ivan Lodge T 07966 459620

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Dave Smith T 07985 638905

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS

Programme Editor Ray Tatton T 07792 292849

Directors - Jeffrey Harrall (Chairman), Paul Ratcliffe, Alan Salt, Terry Donlan, Mike Pagett, Gavin Appleby, Robin Van Der Laan. Committee – Geoffrey Eccleston, Ray Tatton, Alistair Miller, Dave Smith, Colin Spencer, Tony Caveney, Steve Sharman, Len Matthews, Dave Babb (Commercial)

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101.5m x 65.6m

Tuesday

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FROM M6 Leave the M6 at Junction 15 and immediately turn left up the bank (signposted A519 Newcastle.) Go to the second roundabout and turn right into Stafford Avenue. Take the first left into Tittensor Road (signposted Newcastle Town FC.) Go to the end and the ground is below in the parkway. (Entrance through the gateway signposted Newcastle Town FC.) FROM A50 DERBY Follow the A50 to the end and join the A500 (signposted M6 South) just past Stoke City Football Ground. Follow the A500 to the Motorway and at the roundabout turn right up the bank (A519 Newcastle.) Go to the second roundabout and turn right into Stafford Avenue. Take the first left into Tittensor Road (signposted Newcastle Town FC.) Go to the end and the ground is below in the parkway. (Entrance through the gateway signposted Newcastle Town FC.)

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ROMULUS Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands B72 1NL T 0121 354 2997 F 01827 735640 E peterwloweuk@yahoo.co.uk www.pitchero.com/clubs/romulus/ @Romulus_fc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Richard Evans T 0121 313 2212 M 07956 187016

Secretary Peter Lowe 83, Claremont Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 6EW T/F 01827 735640 M 07738 604391 E peterwloweuk@yahoo.co.uk

CHAIRMAN (JOINT) MANAGERS Richard Evans T 07956 187016 Andy Turner T 07932 743813

Match Secretary Peter Lowe (As above) Club Safety Officer Paul Dockerill T 07711 856551

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE Roger Evans (President), Richard Evans (Chairman), Peter Lowe (Football Secretary), Peter Morgan (Treasurer), Committee: Paul Dockerill, Tom Clarke, Philip Hobson, Keith Higham, Andy Mitchell, Richard Clarke, Carl Meah, Peter Jones.

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Programme Editor Paul Dockerill T 07711 856551 E paul-dockerill@btconnect.com

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Member of Birmingham FA

100m x 65m

Monday

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From M42 Junc 9, take A4097 (Minworth sign). At island, follow signs to Walmley Village. At traffic lights turn right (B4148). After shops turn left at traffic lights into Wylde Green Road. Over railway bridge turn right into East View Road, which becomes Coles Lane.


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RUGBY TOWN Butlin Road, Rugby CV21 3SD

T 01788 844806 F 01788 866923 E rugbytown@melbros.com www.rugbytownfc.com @fcrugbytown

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Brian Melvin T 01788 866904 M 07976 750529

Secretary Doug Wilkins 298, Rocky Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham B42 1NQ T 0121 681 1544 M 07976 284614 E dougwilkins44@hotmail.com

CHAIRMA MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Gary Mills T 07802856372

Club Safety Officer Darren Knapp T 01788 866900 Programme Editor Neil Melvin T 07795 242656 E neil@melbros.com

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE Chairman – Brian Melvin, Directors – Mike Yeats, Les Leason, Danny Lorden, Jim Melvin, Lisa Melvin, Ian Melvin, Neil Melvin. President – Peter Kilvert. Secretary – Doug Wilkins. Media Officer – Jon Vener. Safety Officer – Darren Knapp.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP Associate Member of The FA Members of Birmingham FA

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102.4m x 67.6m

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Exit M6 at J1 North & South. Take the A426 signposted Rugby. At the third roundabout take the first exit left into Broughton Road. At the end of the road approx.. 1 mile turn right at the traffic lights onto the B5414. Proceed up the hill and after crossing over the railway bridge take the second road on the left into Butlin Road. The ground is situated at the end of the road.

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SHAW LANE AQUAFORCE Shaw Lane Sports Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley S70 6HZ T 01226 203509 E shawlanefc@hotmail.co.uk www.shawlaneaquaforce.co.uk @SLAquaFC

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Craig Wood T 07899 831450

Secretary David Exley 4 Royal Court, Barnsley Road, Barugh, Barnsley S75 1LS T 01226 387024 M 07939 558124 E dave.exley50@hotmail.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Craig Elliott T 07899 831450

Match Secretary Kevin Wright 50 Newhill Road, Monk Bretton, Barnsley T 01226 241786 M 07773 246906

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE Craig Wood – Chairman, Dave Exley - Secretary Karen Parton- Program / Welfare / Junior Sec. Kev Wright – Match Day Secretary, Doug O’Connor – Club Safety Officer, Martin Beaumont.

Club Safety Officer Doug O’Connor T 07702 911081 Programme Editor Karen Parton T 07740 012056 E shawlanefc@hotmail.co.uk

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Member of Sheffield & Hallamshire FA

100m x 64m

Tuesday

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Leave the M1 at J37and take the A628 (Barnsley). Use the left hand lane and proceed straight on through the traffic lights. Take the 2nd right (Shaw Lane). The ground is 100m on the right. Public Transport From the Barnsley bus /rail interchange .Out of station onto Eldon Street then continue onto Peel Stand take the second exit at the roundabout into Racecommon Rd. Then take 3rd right onto Shaw street and proceed into Shaw Lane. Entrance to the ground is on your left ( 1.25mile)

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SHEFFIELD FC Home of Football Stadium, Sheffield Road, Dronfield S18 2GD T 0114 362 7016 F 01246 290954 E bill@sheffieldfc.com www.sheffieldfc.com @sheffieldfc

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Richard Tims T 0114 268 4416 M 07711 955941

Secretary Bill Towning 23 Greenacres Close, Dronfield S18 1WE T 01246 415600 B 0114 254 3201 F 01246 888620 M 07557 107158 E bill@sheffieldfc.com Match Secretary As Secretary

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Andy Kiwomya T 07765 110109

Club Safety Officer Paul Rogers T 07899 862044 Programme Editor Stuart James T 07709 225110 E stuart@sheffieldfc.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Directors: Richard Tims, Jim Harrison. Committee: Richard Tims, Bill Towning, Stuart James, Bob Dyson, Chris Dolby, Dominic Field, Ian Whitehorne, Paul Rogers, Ian Feeley, Peter Bowden, Stephen Hall, Alan Methley, David Riseley, Dierdre Riseley.

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SHEFFIELD FC continued APPROACH TO THE GROUND From the South M1 to Junc 29, A617 into Chesterfield. At Roundabout follow A61 Sheffield. This is a dual carriageway passing over 2 roundabouts. At the 3rd roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Dronfield. The Coach and Horses Public House is at the bottom of the hill on the right and the stadium directly behind it. Entrance to the ground is by turning right at the traffic lights and immediate right into the Club Car Park. From the East M18 to M1 north to Junc 33 (Sheffield). Turn towards Sheffield and take the 3rd exit from dual carriageway signposted’ Ring Road / Chesterfield’. Go straight on at traffic island so that you are travelling alongside dual carriageway for a short period. At the junction turn left onto A61 Chesterfield. This is a dual carriageway passing through numerous traffic lights and two traffic islands. Follow Chesterfield sign at all times. After passing Graves Tennis centre on your left, turn left at next traffic island (still signposted Chesterfield). At next traffic island take 2nd exit signposted Dronfield The Coach and Horses Public House is at the bottom of the hill on the right and the stadium directly behind it. Entrance to the ground is by turning right at the traffic lights and immediate right into the Club Car Park.

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SPALDING UNITED Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Winfrey Avenue, Spalding PE11 1DA T 01775 712047 F 01775 660355 E tulips@uk2.net www.spaldingunited.co.uk @spaldingunited

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Andrew Gay T 07949 428162

Secretary Mrs Louise Maplethorpe 9, Broad Lane, Moulton, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6PN T 01406 370704 M 07590 928907 E secretary@spaldingunited.net

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Pat Rayment T 07539 145141

Club Safety Officer Andy Gay T 07949 428162 Programme Editor Ray Tucker T 01775 725253 E ray.tucker@talktalk.net

CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE Mr A Gay, Mr P Semmence, Mr M Gray.

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Associate Member of The FA Member of Lincolnshire FA

101.5m x 64m

Tuesday

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From the North, follow the A52 and pick up the A16 south. As you near Spalding follow A16 by-pass past the Power station (on the right).Carry on the bypass to Springfields roundabout.(MacDonalds is on the left) and turn right. Follow signs to Spalding Town Centre travelling approx. 他 of a mile. Turn right at the river bridge and straight on into West Elloe Avenue. Continue down to traffic llights. Turn left into Pinchbeck Road. After about 300 yards turn right at the traffic lights into Kings Road. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Winfrey Avenue. The ground is on the left.

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STAFFORD RANGERS Marston Road, Stafford ST16 3BX (Sat Nav ST16 3UF)

T 01785 602430 F 01785 602431 E carol@staffordrangersfc.co.uk www.staffordrangersfc.co.uk @SRFCofficial

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

John Bromley T 01785 224141 M 07942 895648

Secretary Robbie Mullin 3 Gillingham Crescent, Stafford ST16 1AN T 01785 244390 B 01785 602430 F 01785 602431 M 07791 385858 E robbie.mullin@staffordrangersfc.co.uk

CHAIRMAN MANAGER Neil Kitching T 0121 747 1462 M 07545 955883

Match Secretary As Secretary Club Safety Officer Paul Tittensor T 07801 181761

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS John Bromley, Reg Bates, Carol Bailey, Paul Tittensor, Clifford Went.

Programme Editor Chris Elsey T 07715 934258 E chris.elsley@equiniti.com

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MIDWEEK NIGHT

Full Member of FA Member of Staffordshire FA

102m x 65m

Tuesday

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M6 Junction 14. Follow signs for Uttoxeter and Stone. Straight over at 1st and 2nd(A34) islands,3rd right signposted Common Road and Astonfields Road Ind. Estate. The ground is straight ahead after threequarters of a mile. The route from the Motorway is highlighted by the standard football road signs. RAIL TRAVEL Nearest station is Stafford on the main West Coast Line – one and a half miles from the ground.

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STOCKSBRIDGE PARK STEELS Look Local Stadium, Bracken Moor Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 2AN T/F 0114 288 8305 E mickgrimmer@gmail.com www.stocksbridgepsfc.com

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

Allen Bethel T 0114 2883033 M 07818 060171

Secretary Michael Grimmer 48, Hole House Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1BT T/F 0114 2886470 M 07801 626725 E mickgrimmer@gmail.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Christopher Hilton T 07769 661060

Club Safety Officer Dean Cafferty T 07788 214315 Programme Editor Philip Burkinshaw T 07713 096918 E sheffprint@aol.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS Allen Bethel, Michael Grimmer, Philip Birkinshaw, Dean Cefferty, Wayne Cefferty, David Bradley, Graham Furness, Alan Fieldsend, William Fieldsend, Andrew Horsley, Peter Kenney, Jack Newton, Ron Sellers.

CHAIRMAN FA MEMBERSHIP

PITCH DIMENSIONS

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Member of Sheffield & Hallamshire FA

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KIT COLOURS

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HOME KIT

AWAY KIT

From West onto A616. Immediately you reach the Stocksbridge bypass turn Right signed (Stocksbridge West), then continue until you reach the shopping centre approx 1.5 miles. 300 yards past the centre you will see Gordons Autos on your left. Turn right directly opposite signed (Nanny Hill) and continue up the hill for Approx 500 yds, Ground is on the Left. From M1 From North Junction 36 on to A61 Sheffield to McDonalds Roundabout. From South Junction 35a on to A616 Manchester to McDonalds Roundabout

Shirts Yellow Shorts Royal Blue Socks Royal Blue

Shirts Red Shorts White Socks Red

From McDonalds roundabout on A616 Manchester for approx 6 miles then take Stocksbridge West exit, then continue until you reach the shopping centre approx 1.5 miles. 300yds past the centre you will see Gordons Autos on your Left. Turn right directly opposite signed (Nanny Hill) and continue up the hill for Approx 5ooyds, ground on Left

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TIVIDALE Tividale Football Club, The Beeches, Tividale Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1UL

T 01384 211743 E tividalefc@live.co.uk www.tividalefc.com @TiviFCofficial

CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN CONTACTS

David Evans T 07969 975052

Secretary Leon Murray Tividale Football Club, The Beeches, Tividale, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1UL M 07939 234813 E leon@tividalefc.com

CHAIRMAN MANAGER

Match Secretary As Secretary

Ian Long T 07973 794427

Club Safety Officer Chris Dudley T 07795 818961 Programme Editor Caroline Wells T 07787 192273 E caz@tividalefc.com

CHAIRMAN DIRECTORS David Evans – Interim Chairman, Richard Harrison - Treasurer. Leon Murray – Secretary, Sally Webb, Caroline Wells, Mick Preston, Steven Beech.

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Member of Birmingham County FA

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CHAIRMAN TO THE GROUND APPROACH

HOME KIT

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Shirts Yellow Shorts Yellow Socks Yellow

Shirts Navy Blue Shorts Navy Blue Socks Navy Blue

M5 Junction 2. Take A4123 towards Dudley. After approx 1.5 miles and after footbridge, take left up Trafalgar Road. Take 2nd right into Elm Terrace and then 1st left into Birch Crescent. Take 1st right into Packwood Road and ground is at end of road.


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Company Number 4116935 THE COMPANIES ACT 1985 A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHERN PREMIER FOOTBALL LEAGUE LIMITED 1. The name of the company is “The Northern Premier Football League Limited”. 2. The company’s registered office is to be situated in England. 3. The objects for which the Company is established are : (a) To acquire and take over as from the 1st day of January 2001 the functions, assets and liabilities of the unincorporated association known as The Northern Premier Football League; to control, administer, manage, supervise, co-ordinate and be responsible for overseeing the activities of The Northern Premier Football League; to draw up and enforce rules to be observed by and for the regulation of the conduct of football clubs forming The Northern Premier Football League from time to time including the conditions for entry and exclusion therefrom. (b) To promote interest in the game of football and to protect and advance the mutual and trade interests of its members; to carry on the business and activities of a sports federation and governing body in all its branches. (c) To encourage the playing of football in a competitive and sportsman like manner and to engage in such connected social or other activities as may be beneficial for the Company, its members or the sport of football. (d) To arrange and hold meetings and competitions periodically for members and to establish playing, ground, facility and general standards for such members. (e) To negotiate, enter into and carry into effect Commercial Agreements as defined in Article 6 of the Articles of Association or to receive any grants, awards, gifts or donations and to discharge the obligations of the Company howsoever thereunder and to procure that its members comply with, observe and discharge any and all obligations contained or referred to in any such Commercial Agreements, and to distribute such monies as it thinks fit by way of prize, bonus or otherwise howsoever to members of the Company or otherwise. (f) To borrow and raise money for the purpose of the Company in such manner and on such security as the Company may think fit. (g) To establish support and administer benevolent funds and trusts for the purpose of providing assistance, financial or otherwise, to present or former players, match officials, club officials, officers or others who have rendered services to The Northern Premier Football League or to the immediate family of such persons in cases of need and to make disposals and grants of monies from any benevolent fund or trust to such persons from time to time as the Company may deem appropriate. (h) To conduct appeals for money or other gifts or for any other assistance for any of the purposes of the Company, and to solicit, collect, receive and hold funds and property by way of voluntary contributions, subscriptions, levies, gifts and donations (whether of real or personal property) and devises and bequests for any of the purposes of the Company. (i) To invest the monies of the Company not immediately required for its purposes in or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) and such consents (if any) as may for the time being be imposed or required by law. (j) To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any real or personal property and any rights or privileges which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the promotion of its objects and to construct, maintain and alter any buildings or structures necessary or convenient for the work of the Company. (k) To sell, let, mortgage, improve, develop, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or assets of the Company as may be thought expedient with a view to the promotion of its objects. (l) Subject to Clause 4 hereof, to employ and pay architects, surveyors, solicitors, accountants and other professional persons, workmen, clerks and other staff as are necessary for the furtherance of the objects of the Company. (m) To grant pensions and retirement benefits to or for employees or former employees and to the widows, children and other dependants of deceased employees and to pay or subscribe to funds or schemes for the provision of life assurance, pensions and retirement benefits for employees and former employees their widows, children and other dependants. (n) To subscribe to, become a member of, amalgamate or co-operate with or terminate or cease to be in membership of any other league, organisation, institution, society or body or combination thereof (whether incorporated or not and whether in Great Britain or Northern Ireland or elsewhere) whose objects are those of a governing body of football clubs or are wholly or in part similar to those of

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the Company; to draw up and enforce rules, to be observed by and for the regulation of the conduct of football clubs comprised therein and to enter into or terminate agreements and arrangements in connection with any of the foregoing. (o) To purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake all or such part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements as may lawfully be acquired or undertaken by the Company of any one or more of the leagues, organisations, institutions, societies or bodies or combination thereof with which the Company is authorised to amalgamate or co-operate. (p) To do all or any of the things hereinbefore authorised either alone or in conjunction with any other league, organisation, institution, society or body with which the Company is authorised to amalgamate or co-operate. (q) To undertake and execute any trusts which may lawfully be undertaken by the Company and may seem to it conducive for the furtherance of the objects of the Company. (r) To establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of any charitable trusts, associations or institutions and to subscribe or guarantee money for charitable purposes in any way connected with or calculated to further any of the objects of the Company. (s) To print and publish or procure to be printed and published, and to circulate, or procure to be circulated (whether gratuitously or not) any newspapers, periodicals, magazines, books, pamphlets, literature, notices, leaflets, internet or digital content, radio or TV broadcast or other documents on subjects which are within the objects of the Company. (t) To purchase and apply for, or otherwise acquire and obtain either in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, letters patent, brevets d’invention, copyrights, rights of reproduction, representation, trade marks, licences, concessions and the like, conferring any exclusive or non-exclusive or limited right to use any invention, copyright material or other matter or thing which may seem capable of being used for any of the purposes of the Company or its members or the acquisition of which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to benefit the Company or its members and to use, exercise or develop or grant licences in respect of, or otherwise turn to account any property and rights so acquired. (u) To establish, subsidise, promote or co-operate with, receive into union, become a member of, act as or appoint trustees, agents, or delegates for, control, manage, superintend, lend monetary assistance to, or otherwise assist any association or institute whether incorporated or unincorporated with objects altogether or in part similar to those of the Company. (v) To advance, deposit or lend money, securities and property to or with such persons, companies and bodies and on such terms as may seem expedient to the Company. (w) To enter into any contract or guarantee or indemnity in respect of the performance or non-performance of any contract or engagement to which any person, company or corporation is a party, whether or not the Company is or is not a party thereto and to subsidise or otherwise assist any person, corporation or company and to guarantee the payment of interest and dividends and repayments of capital in respect of the shares or stock of any corporation or company. (x) To draw, make, accept, endorse, execute and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading, warrants, debentures and other negotiable or transferable instruments. (y) To pay all or any expenses incurred in connection with the promotion, formation and incorporation of the Company. (z) To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects of any of them. (aa) To carry on any trade or business whatsoever which can in the opinion of the Company be advantageously or conveniently carried on by the Company by way of extension of or in connection with any such business as aforesaid or is calculated directly or indirectly to develop any branch of the Company’s business or to increase the value of or in turn to account any of the Company’s assets, property or rights. (ab) To enforce, observe, comply with, and procure enforcement, observance and compliance by its members and others with the rules, regulations and practices of the Football Association for the time being in force. 4. Except as hereinafter provided, the income and property of the Company shall be applied solely towards the promotion of its objects as set forth in this Memorandum of Association and no portion thereof (except such income as derives from Commercial Agreements as defined in Article 6 of the Company’s Articles of Association or from grants, awards, gifts or donations as the Company may determine to pay as referred to under clause 3 (E) hereof) shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, by way of bonus or otherwise howsoever, to members of the Company PROVIDED that nothing herein shall prevent any payment in good faith by the Company: (a) of reasonable and proper remuneration to any member, officer or servant of the Company for any services rendered to the Company;

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(b) of interest on money lent by any member of the Company or of its management committee or other governing body at a reasonable and proper rate; (c) of reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let by any member of the Company or of its management committee or other governing body; (d) to any member of its management committee or other governing body of out-of-pocket expenses; and (e) pursuant to the rules of The Northern Premier Football League from time to time. 5. The liability of the members is limited. 6. Every member of the Company undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Company, in the event of the same being wound up while he or it is a member, or within one year after he or it ceases to be a member, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Company contracted before he or it ceases to be a member, and of the costs, charges and expenses of winding-up and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributors among themselves, such amount as may be required not exceeding one pound. 7. If upon the winding-up or dissolution of the Company there remains, after the satisfaction of all of its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall be given or transferred to some other body or bodies having objects similar to the objects of the Company, and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Company under or by virtue of Clause 4 hereof, such body or bodies to be determined by the members of the Company at or before the time of dissolution of winding-up, and if so far as effect cannot be given to such provision, then to some other body or bodies the objects of which are the promotion of charity and anything incidental or conducive thereto (whether or not the body or bodies in question shall be a member or members of the Company) to be similarly determined or in the discretion of the Company to be paid to or distributed equally amongst the members of the Company at the time. We, the subscribers to this Memorandum of Association, wish to be formed into a company pursuant to this Memorandum. Name, Address and description of Subscribers Kenneth Marsden “Chelston” 22 Cavendish Drive Lea Gainsborough Lincolnshire DN2l 5HY Witness to the above signature Keith Francis Brown “Barncroft” 1 Malvern Gardens Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3JH Witness to the above signature

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Company Number 4116935 THE COMPANIES ACT 1985 A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHERN PREMIER FOOTBALL LEAGUE LIMITED 1. PRELIMINARY The regulations contained in Table C (as prescribed by Section 8 of the Companies Act l985) in force at the date of adoption of these Articles shall not apply to the Company. 2. INTERPRETATION 2.1

In these regulations :

“Act” means the Companies Act l985 (including any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force ); “articles” means the articles of the Company “clear days” in relation to the period of a notice, means that period excluding the day when the notice is given or deemed to be given and the day for which it is given or on which it is to take effect; “Club” means any football club which is for the time being admitted to Competition under the Rules “Commercial Agreement” Shall mean any agreement or agreements with the Pools Promoters Association where the fixtures to be played by the Clubs may be utilised for commercial exploitation by the Pools Promoters Association for the purpose of the Football Clubs and any other agreement or agreements relating to advertising, merchandising and general promotion of each of the Clubs entered into by the Company, or the Company (but without prejudice to each Member Club’s own separate agreements) which have the object of promoting the welfare and general commercial interest and increasing the financial resources of each of the Clubs and the Company directly or indirectly. “Committee Members” means the Officers of the Competition and such members of the Management Committee for the time being appointed in accordance with Article l9. The chairman and elected members appointed in accordance with Article 19 shall be the directors of the Company for the purposes of the Act; “the Company” means The Northern Premier Football League Limited; “Competition” means the football competition to be managed by the Company under the name “The Northern Premier Football League” or such other name as bears the name of the competitions sponsors name from time to time and consisting of the football clubs who are from time to time admitted to the Competition under the rules; “Connected Person” Means a person connected with the Committee Member pursuant to Section 252 of the Companies Act 2006. “Fit and Proper Declaration” means the declaration to be made by each director of an incorporated member club in the form determined from time to time by the Football Association; “Football Creditor” means: (i) The Football Association; (ii) The FA Premier League Limited;

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(iii) The Football League Limited; (iv) The Football Conference Limited; (v) The Northern Premier Football League Limited; (vi) The Southern Football League Limited; (vii) The Isthmian Football League Limited; (viii) Any member Club of the leagues or organisations listed in (1) to (vii) above; (ix) Any full time or part time employee of a member club, or former full time or part time employee of a member club, in respect of sums due to such person by way of arrears of remuneration. This excludes for these purposes all and any claims for redundancy, unfair or wrongful dismissal or other claims arising out of the termination of the contract or in respect of any period after the actual date of termination; (x) The Professional Footballers’ Association Limited; (xi) The Football Foundation; (xii) Any County Football Association recognised by the Football Association; (xiii) Any other affiliated Clubs and Leagues; (xiv) Any pension scheme or plan administered by or on behalf of the Company. “Insolvency event” means when: (i) A manager, receiver, administrator or administrative receiver is appointed in respect of the Club or any part of its undertaking or assets; (ii) An administration order is made in respect of the club; (iii) A winding-up order is made in respect of the club; (iv) The club enters into any arrangement with its creditors or some part of them in respect of the payment of its debts or part of them as a Company Voluntary Arrangement (under the Insolvency Act 1986) or a Scheme of Arrangement (under the Companies Act 1985). “Management Committee” means the Management Committee for the time being of the Company, comprising the Committee Members. The Chairman and elected members appointed in accordance with Article 19 shall be the directors of the Company for the purposes of the Act; “office” means the registered office of the Company; “Officers of the Competition” means the President, Vice Presidents, the Chairman, Vice Chairman, League Secretary, Operations Manager, Assistant League Secretary and Treasurer; “Rules of the Competition” means the Rules of The Northern Premier Football League Limited (subject to such amendments as shall from time to time be made or adopted by the Company); “the United Kingdom” means Great Britain and Northern Ireland “Third Party” means any party which supplies or proposes to supply goods and/or services to the Company or which proposes to enter into any commercial arrangement with the Company. 2.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, words or expressions contained in these regulations bear the same meaning as in the Act but excluding any statutory modifications thereof not in force when these regulations become binding on the Company. 2.3

A reference to a person includes a body corporate and an unincorporated body of persons.

3. MEMBERS 3.1 Members shall be only such Clubs, or in the case of unincorporated associations the duly appointed nominees of such Clubs, which are in membership of the Competition for the time being in accordance with the Rules. The names of Clubs in the Competition will be determined by the Management Committee. 3.2

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3.2.1 Every Club which is a corporation or body corporate and which signs and submits a membership application form shall be deemed to become a member on its name being entered in the register of members together with particulars required by Section 352 of the Act. 3.2.2 Every Club which is an unincorporated association shall be obliged to nominate an individual as its nominee. Each nominee shall act in all respects in accordance with the directions of the Club which has appointed him. 3.2.3 Every Club which is an unincorporated association shall be entitled to submit a membership application form with such modifications as the Management Committee shall require. The appointed nominee shall be deemed to become a member on his name being entered in the register of members 3.2.4 Every Club which is an unincorporated association shall be entitled at any time and from time to time upon notice in writing to the Company to require the deletion of the name of its appointed nominee for the time being and the substitution therefor of the name of another nominee to act on its behalf. Any such alteration in the name of the appointed nominee shall not affect the rights, privileges and obligations of any such Club in relation to membership of the Company. 3.3 Any Club wishing to transfer its membership must obtain the prior approval of the Company and the Football Association, and comply with the provisions of the Rules regarding the transfer of membership. Transfers of membership include: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

Incorporation of a members’ club; Transfer of engagements from one limited company to another; Asset purchase by a new corporation from a club in administration; Transfer from one members’ club to another.

3.4 Any Club, or in the case of an unincorporated association the duly appointed nominee of any Club, which is a member of the Company by virtue of the Club in question being in membership of the Competition shall automatically cease to be a member of the Company on the Club in question ceasing to be in membership of the Competition and in such circumstances the name of such Club (in the case of a corporation or body corporate) or the name of such Club’s duly appointed nominee (in the case of an unincorporated association) shall be removed from the register of members forthwith. 4. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM Every Club shall deliver to the Company an application for membership of the Company in the form in force at the relevant time or in such other form as the Committee Members may require, which shall be signed (in the case of a Club) for and on behalf of the Club by two of its directors (in the case of companies) or officers (in the case of unincorporated associations). The membership application form when completed and signed shall be deposited with the Company Secretary at the Company Secretary’s address shown on the form. 5. RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL OF A MEMBER 5.1 Any Club may resign from membership of the Company at the end of a playing season of the Competition and prior to the annual general meeting next following the end of such playing season provided it has notified the League Secretary of its decision to so resign on or before 31st December in that season. This rule shall not operate so as to preclude promotion or relegation of any Club to another Competition. 5.2 The members in general meeting by a resolution passed by a three quarters’ majority of those present and voting may, on the recommendation of the Directors, expel a member from the League. The Directors may suspend such a member from the League pending the general meeting. The notice convening the meeting shall specify the matter to be discussed. The member facing expulsion shall be entitled if present at that meeting to present a statement in defence of that expulsion either verbally or in writing. If the vote is carried by the required majority, the member shall be erased from the League’s register of members. 5.3 A member must inform the League Secretary and the Football Association immediately if that member enters into an Insolvency Event. The Management Committee shall have the power to suspend a member club on notification of it having entered an Insolvency Event, and may take any further action as allowed by the Rules of the Competition,.

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6. COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS 6.1 The Management Committee, without prejudice to its existing rights, powers, and duties in connection with the management of the business of the Company, shall have full authority at its discretion to negotiate and procure the Company to enter into any Commercial Agreement and the Clubs shall comply with all obligations on their part which may be contained or referred to in any such Commercial Agreement. 6.2 All profits deriving from a League Sponsorship Agreement or any Commercial Agreement shall belong beneficially to those Clubs which are Members of the League throughout the season in respect of which those profits are made from the League Sponsorship Agreement or any Commercial Agreement. In respect of a League Sponsorship Agreement the profit shall be divided in the ratio of shares of two to each Premier Division Club and one to each First Division Club approximately. In respect of any other Commercial Agreements the profits should be allocated as agreed by the League Management Committee. 6.3 Withdrawal from the League for whatever reason shall not affect the accrued right to a share of profits under clause 6.2 above of any Member. 6.4 Any Club failing to fulfil the requirements of any Northern Premier Football League Limited Sponsorship Agreement may, at the discretion of the Management Committee, have their share or part share of any money due to them from the sponsorship withheld. 7. GENERAL MEETINGS 7.1 All general meetings other than annual general meetings shall be called extraordinary general meetings. 7.2 The Management Committee may call general meetings and, on the requisition of members pursuant to the provisions of the Act, shall forthwith proceed to convene an extraordinary general meeting for a date not later than 40 days after receipt of the requisition. If there is not a meeting of the Management Committee to be held and a resolution to be passed thereat to call a general meeting, one third of the members may call a general meeting. 8. NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETINGS 8.1 An annual general meeting and an extraordinary general meeting called for the passing of a special resolution shall be called by at least twenty-one clear days’ notice. All other extraordinary general meetings shall be called by at least fourteen clear days’ notice but a general meeting may be called by shorter notice if it is so agreed: 8.1.1 and

in the case of an annual general meeting, by all the members entitled to attend and vote thereat;

8.1.2 in the case of any other meeting, by a majority in number of the members having a right to attend and vote being a majority together holding not less than ninety-five per cent of the total voting rights at the meeting of all the members. The notice shall specify the time and place of the meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted and, in the case of an annual general meeting, shall specify the meeting as such. Subject to the provisions of the Articles, the notice shall be given to all members, the Committee Members, the auditors and to any life members (provided that there shall be no obligation to give any notice to a Club which is unincorporated association when notice has been given to its duly appointed nominee). 8.2 The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to, or the non-receipt of notice of a meeting by, any person entitled to receive notice shall not invalidate the proceedings at that meeting. 9. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 9.1 The annual general meeting shall be held on the first Saturday in June in each year unless otherwise decided by the Management Committee (provided that no more than l5 months shall elapse between annual general meetings). 9.1.1 A member club may be represented at the Annual General Meeting or at a General Meeting called under the provisions of Article 7 above by its Chairman or by the Chief Executive or by the Club Secretary without evidence of any resolution of its Directors or Committee of Management. A member club must attend any general or annual meeting sending its representative. If the club Representative cannot attend a meeting a member club may by resolution of its Directors or Committee of Management authorise an

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individual to act as its Representative at the meeting but the Board may require reasonable evidence of such authorisation by letter or fax or email to be received at least 24 hours before the date of the meeting. 9.2

The following business shall be transacted at the annual general meeting:

9.2.1 the minutes of the preceding annual general meeting and any other special general meeting having been circulated, will be confirmed and business arising therefrom dealt with; 9.2.2

a report from the President and / or the Chairman;

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the adoption of standing orders;

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the presentation and adoption of the annual report and annual accounts of the Company;

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confirmation of changes to the membership of the Company;

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the election of members of the Management Committee and officers;

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appointment of auditors;

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any alterations to the Rules;

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a report by the League Secretary; and

9.2.10 the consideration of any other business (of which, subject to Article 8.1.1, at least twenty-one clear days’ notice must have been given). 9.3 A copy of the annual accounts of the Company and agenda shall be sent to each member with the notice of the annual general meeting. 10. QUORUM AT GENERAL MEETINGS 10.1 No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum is present. Not less than threefifths of members for the time being entitled to vote upon the business to be transacted each (subject to the proviso contained at article 3.3) being a duly appointed nominee of a Club which is an unincorporated association or present by a duly authorised representative in the case of a Club which is a corporation or body corporate shall be a quorum. 10.2 If such a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting, or if during a meeting such a quorum ceases to be present, the meeting shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time and place or to such time and place as the Management Committee may determine. 11. CHAIRMAN OF GENERAL MEETINGS 11.1 The Chairman or, failing him, some other Committee Member nominated by the Management Committee shall preside as chairman of the meeting, but if neither the Chairman nor such other Committee Member (if any) be present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting and willing to act, the Committee Members present shall elect one of their number to be chairman and, if there is only one such Committee Member present and willing to act, he shall be chairman. 11.2 If no Committee Member is willing to act as chairman, or if no such Committee Member is present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the members present and entitled to vote shall choose one of their number to be chairman. 12. ADJOURNMENTS OF GENERAL MEETINGS 12.1 The chairman may, with the consent of a meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by resolution of the meeting), adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at an adjourned meeting other than business which might properly have been transacted at the meeting had the adjournment not take place. 12.2 When a meeting is adjourned for fourteen days or more, at least seven clear days’ notice shall be given specifying the time and place of the adjourned meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted. Otherwise it shall not be necessary to give any such notice. 13. VOTING AT GENERAL MEETING 13.1

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be decided on a show of hands, unless before, or on the declaration of the result of the show of hands, a poll is duly demanded. Subject to the provisions of the Act, a poll may be demanded: 13.1.1 by the Chairman; or 13.1.2 by at least four members having the right to vote at the meeting; (and a demand by a person as proxy for a member shall be the same as a demand by the member) 13.2 A poll shall be taken as the Chairman directs and he may appoint scrutineers (who need not be members) and fix a time and a place for declaring the result of the poll. The result of the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded. 13.3 Subject as otherwise provided in these regulations, on a show of hands every member who (being an unincorporated association) is present by its nominee or (being a company or body corporate) is present by its duly authorised representative shall have one vote and on a poll every member so present by representative or nominee or present proxy shall have one vote. 13.4 Any company or body corporate which is a member may by resolution of its directors or other governing body authorise such person (who shall be a member of the board of directors or management committee of that Club) as it thinks fit to act as its representative at any meeting of the Company, and the person so authorised shall be entitled to exercise the same powers on behalf of the Company or body corporate which he represents as that Club could (to the extent that it is otherwise entitled to do so) exercise if it were an individual member of the Company. 13.5 Each member club shall ensure that its representative or nominee attends each general meeting of the Company. The representative or nominee must be a member of the board of directors or management committee of that Club. Any Club failing to be represented at any general meeting of the Company will pay a fine, in accordance with the fines Tariff to the Company, which fine may, however, be remitted or reduced if a satisfactory explanation of such absence be subsequently given to the Management Committee. Each member may, in addition to its duly authorised representative or its duly appointed nominee, have in attendance at all general meetings observers who shall take no part in the proceedings. 13.6

On a poll votes may be given either personally or by proxy.

13.7 An instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing, executed by or on behalf of the appointor and shall be in the form in force at the relevant time (or in a form as near thereto as circumstances allow or in any other form which the Committee Members may approve): 13.8 13.8.1 The instrument appointing a proxy and any authority under which it is executed shall be deposited at the office or at such other place within the United Kingdom as is specified in the notice convening the meeting or in any instrument of proxy sent out by the Company in relation to the meeting not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote. 13.8.2 If a poll is not taken forthwith but is taken not more than 48 hours after it was demanded the instrument appointing a proxy and any authority under which it is executed may be delivered at the meeting at which the poll was demanded to the Chairman or to the League Secretary or to any Committee Member. 13.9 Only a member who shall have paid every subscription and other sum (if any), which shall be due and payable to the Company in respect of its membership pursuant to the Rules or otherwise shall (to the extent that it is otherwise entitled to do so) be entitled to be present or represented or to vote on any question at any general meeting of the Company. 13.10 In the case of an equality of votes, the Chairman shall be entitled to a second or casting vote in addition to any other vote he may have. 13.11 A declaration by the Chairman that a resolution has been carried or carried unanimously, or by a particular majority, or lost, or not carried by a particular majority and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the meeting shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against the resolution. 13.12 A Committee Member shall, notwithstanding that he is not a member, be entitled to attend and speak at any general meeting.

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13.13 No objection shall be raised as to the qualification of any voter except at the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the vote objected to is tendered, and every vote not disallowed at the meeting shall be valid. Any objection in due time shall be referred to the chairman whose decision shall be final and conclusive. 14. RESOLUTIONS OF THE MEMBERS IN WRITING A resolution in writing executed by or on behalf of each member who would have been entitled to vote upon it if it had been proposed at a general meeting at which he was present in person or by a duly authorised representative shall be as effectual as if it had been passed at a general meeting duly convened and held and may consist of several instruments in the like form each executed by or on behalf of one or more members but in order to be effective a resolution in writing requires the approval of the relevant percentage vote of members as if it had been passed at a general meeting at which he was present in person or by a duly authorised representative. 15. THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE The Management Committee shall consist of the President, Vice Presidents, the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Company Secretary, League Secretary, Operations Manager, Assistant League Secretary and Treasurer and eleven Club representatives (which may include the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Company Secretary and Treasurer) with at least five Club representatives required to be present in person to form a quorum. The President, Vice Presidents, League Secretary, Operations Manager and Assistant League Secretary shall not be directors of the Company and shall not have a vote, except where voting rights are conferred under the terms of Article 23.2. The Company Secretary and the Treasurer if not elected members shall not be directors of the Company and shall not have a vote. 16. POWERS OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 16.1 Subject to the provisions of the Act, the Memorandum of Association and the Articles, the business of the Company shall be managed by the Management Committee who may exercise all the powers of the Company and shall enforce the Rules. The Management Committee shall meet as often as is necessary to transact the business of the Company and shall except as expressly provided herein, have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the Company including any not provided for in the Rules. No alteration of the memorandum of association, the Articles or the Rules shall invalidate any prior act of the Management Committee which would have been valid if that alteration had not been made. The powers given by this regulation shall not be limited by any special power given to the Management Committee by the Articles and a meeting of the Management Committee at which a quorum is present may exercise all powers exercisable by the Management Committee. 16.2 The Management Committee shall make and issue decisions in accordance with the Rules as such Rules may be amended or replaced in accordance with Article 26. 16.3 The Management Committee may, by power of attorney or otherwise, appoint any person to be the agent of the Company for such purposes and on such conditions as it determines, including authority for the agent to delegate all or any of his powers. 17. DELEGATION OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE’S POWERS 17.1 The Management Committee may appoint Sub-Committees, to include the Chairman, League Secretary, Operations Manager and Assistant League Secretary as appropriate, and may delegate any of its powers to any Sub-Committee as it may deem necessary. The Management Committee may also delegate such powers to the League Secretary or any other officer. 17.2 Any such delegation may be made subject to any conditions the Management Committee may impose, and either collaterally with or to the exclusion of the powers of the Management Committee and may be revoked or altered at any time. 17.3 Subject to any such conditions, the proceedings of a Sub-Committee shall be governed by the Articles regulating the proceedings of the Management Committee so far as they are capable of applying. 17.4 The decisions or recommendations of all such Sub-Committees shall be reported to the Management Committee, and shall be subject to ratification by the Management Committee. 18. OFFICERS OF THE COMPETITION 18.1

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Committee Members. No Officer of the Competition shall be entitled to vote on any resolution relating to his own removal or appointment or to the removal or appointment of any other Officer of the Competition. Notwithstanding the fact that they may be removed and appointed at any time under the provisions of these Articles, the Chairman and Vice Chairman shall retire at the commencement of the first full meeting of the Management Committee following each annual general meeting of the company, and the elected members present shall immediately thereafter appoint a new Chairman and Vice Chairman, prior to the transaction of any other business. The retiring Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment, should they be willing to hold Office. Nominations for the Offices of Chairman and Vice Chairman shall require a proposer and seconder from the elected members present. Where more than one nomination is received, the appointments shall be determined by a poll vote. 18.2 The Chairman may be selected from the members of the Management Committee appointed under Article 19 or otherwise or the Management Committee may at their discretion elect a life Member to be the Chairman with the power to vote. Any person who is Chairman and also an elected member of the Management Committee appointed under Article 19 shall automatically cease to be Chairman on his ceasing to hold office as an elected member of the Management Committee. 18.3 No person shall be eligible for appointment as Vice Chairman unless he is already an elected member of the Management Committee appointed under Article 19. Any person who is Vice Chairman shall automatically cease to be Vice Chairman on his ceasing to hold office as an elected member of the Management Committee. 18.4 Each person while he is an Officer of the Competition shall be a member of the Management Committee. 18.5 Any person who is a member of the Management Committee by virtue only of being one of the Officers of the Competition shall automatically cease to be a member of the Management Committee on his ceasing to be an Officer of the Competition. 18.6

Any person who is an Officer of the Competition shall cease to be the holder of such office:

18.6.1 if he shall resign such office by notice in writing to the Company; or 18.6.2 if he is removed from such office by a resolution of the Company in General Meeting; or 18.6.3 if he is removed from such office by a resolution of the Members. 19. APPOINTMENT AND RETIREMENT OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS 19.1 With the exception of the President, Vice Presidents, Chairman, Company Secretary, League Secretary, Operations Manager, Assistant League Secretary and Treasurer, no person who is not a director of or a member of the board of directors or management committee of a Club in membership of the Competition shall be eligible to hold office as a Committee Member. The Committee Members (with the exception of the Officers of the Competition) shall be such individuals as shall be appointed or reappointed by ordinary resolution (on a poll vote) of the Company in accordance with this Article 19. 19.2 At each annual general meeting one third of the Committee Members (other than the President, Vice Presidents, League Secretary, Operations Manager and Assistant League Secretary and, unless they are also elected Management Committee members appointed under this Article 19, the Chairman, Company Secretary and Treasurer) or, if their number is not a multiple of three, the number nearest to one third, shall retire from office. The President, League Secretary, Operations Manager and Assistant League Secretary and, unless they are also elected members of the Management Committee, the Chairman, Company Secretary and Treasurer shall not be subject to retirement by rotation. 19.3 The Committee Members to retire by rotation at any annual general meeting shall be those subject to retirement by rotation who have been longest in office since their last appointment or re-appointment. As between persons who became or were last appointed Committee Members on the same day, those to retire shall be determined by lot. 19.4 If the Company, at the meeting at which a Committee Member retires, does not fill the vacancy the retiring Committee Member shall, if willing to act, be deemed to have been reappointed unless at the meeting it is resolved not to fill the vacancy or unless a resolution for the reappointment of the Committee Member is put to the meeting and lost. 19.5 Subject as hereinafter provided, no person other than a Committee Member retiring shall be appointed or reappointed a Committee Member at any annual general meeting unless he is proposed by a member and seconded by a second member by notice in writing to the League Secretary on or before

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the 15th May prior to the annual general meeting in question and accompanying such notice is a notice executed by the person proposed stating his willingness to be appointed or reappointed as a Committee Member. 19.6 Not less than fourteen nor more than twenty-one clear days before the date appointed for holding an annual general meeting notice shall be given to all who are entitled to receive notice of the meeting of any person who is recommended for appointment or reappointment as a Committee Member at the meeting or in respect of whom notice has been duly given to the Company of the intention to propose him at the meeting for appointment or reappointment as a Committee Member. 19.7 The Committee Members may appoint a person who is willing to act to be a Committee Member to fill a vacancy and a Committee Member (other than the President, Vice Presidents, League Secretary, Operations Manager and Assistant League Secretary and, if not elected members of the Management Committee, the Company Secretary , Treasurer and the Chairman, who shall not be subject to such appointment) so appointed shall hold office only until the next following annual general meeting when if not reappointed thereat, he shall vacate office. 19.8 Subject as aforesaid, a Committee Member who retires at an annual general meeting may, if willing to act, be reappointed. If he is not reappointed, he shall retain office until the meeting appoints someone in his place, or if it does not do so, until the end of the meeting. 19.9 No Club shall have more than one of its representatives with voting powers on the Management Committee. 20. DISQUALIFICATION AND REMOVAL OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS The office of a Committee Member shall (without prejudice to Articles l8.2, l8.3, l8.5 and l8.6) be vacated if: 20.1 he ceases to be a Committee Member by virtue of any provision of the Act or he becomes prohibited by law from being a Committee Member; or 20.2

he becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition with his creditors generally; or

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20.3.1 he is admitted to hospital in pursuance of an application for admission for treatment under the Mental Health Act l983 or, in Scotland, an application for admission under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act l969, or any subsequent enactments; or 20.3.2 an order is made by a court having jurisdiction (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) in matters concerning mental disorder for his detention or for the appointment of a receiver, curator bonis or other person to exercise powers with respect to his property or affairs; or 20.4

he resigns his office by notice to the Company; or

20.5 he shall for more than three consecutive months have been absent without permission of the Management Committee from meetings of the Management Committee held during that period or he shall have been absent without permission from more than one half of the meetings of the Management Committee in any period of one year and (in either case) the Management Committee resolves that his office be vacated; or 20.6 (if a Committee Member appointed in accordance with Article 19) he ceases to be a director of or a member of the management committee of a Club in membership of the Competition or the Club in question or, in the case of an unincorporated association, the duly appointed nominee of such Club ceases to be a member of the Company; or 20.7

he is removed from office under Section 303 of the Act;

20.8 if a Committee Member only by virtue of being an Officer of the Competition he ceases to be an Officer of the Competition; 20.9

he is suspended by the Football Association; or

20.10 the other members of the Management Committee unanimously resolve that his office be vacated. 21. EXPENSES A Committee Member and any Sub-Committee member may be paid all reasonable expenses properly

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incurred by him in connection with the discharge of his duties. 22. COMMITTEE MEMBERS’ APPOINTMENTS AND INTERESTS 22.1 Subject to the provisions of the Act and to the memorandum of association, the Management Committee may appoint one or more of its number to any executive office and may enter into an agreement or arrangement with any Committee Member for his employment by the Company. Any such appointment, agreement or arrangement, may be made upon such terms as the Management Committee determine and they may remunerate any such Committee Member for his services as they think fit. Any appointment of a Committee Member to an executive office shall, unless otherwise determined by the Company in general meeting, terminate if he ceases to be a Committee Member but without general prejudice to any claim to damages for breach of the contract of service between the Committee Member and the Company. 22.2 Subject to Article 22.3 and to the provisions of the Act and to the Memorandum of Association, no Committee Member or any Connected Person shall, for such time as the Committee Member holds office: 22.2.1 be a party to, or otherwise interested in, any transaction or arrangement with the Company or in which the Company is otherwise interested; 22.2.2 be a Committee Member or other officer of, or employed by, or a party to any transaction or arrangement with, or otherwise interested in any Third Party. 22.2.3 A Committee Member or Connected Person who is a solicitor, accountant or other person engaged in a profession, when instructed by the Company to act in a professional capacity on its behalf may supply services to the Company provided each of the following conditions is satisfied. 22.3

For the purpose of Article 22:

22.3.1 the amount or maximum amount of professional charges is set out in an agreement in writing between: 22.3.1.1 the Company and 22.3.1.2 the Committee Member or Connected Person supplying the services (“the supplier”) 22.3.2 The amount or maximum amount of the payment for the services does not exceed what is reasonable in the circumstances for the supply of the services in question. 22.3.3 the other Committee Members are satisfied that it is in the interests of the Company to contract with the supplier rather than someone who is not a Committee Member or Connected Person. In reaching that decision the Committee Members must balance the advantage of contracting with the supplier against the disadvantages of doing so. 22.3.4 The supplier does njot vote on any such matter and is not to be counted when calculating whether a quorum of Committee Members is present at the meeting. 22.3.5 the reason for their decision is recorded by the Committee Members in the “minute book.” 23. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 23.1 Subject to the provisions of the Articles, the Committee Members may regulate their proceedings as they think fit. A Committee Member may, and the League Secretary at the request of a Committee Member shall, call a meeting of the Management Committee. It shall not be necessary to give notice of a meeting to a Committee Member who is absent from the United Kingdom. Questions arising at a meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. Subject to the provisions of these Articles, each Committee Member other than the President, Vice Presidents, League Secretary, Operations Manager, Assistant League Secretary, Company Secretary if not an elected member, and Treasurer if not an elected member, shall have one vote. The President, Vice Presidents, League Secretary, Operations Manager and Assistant League Secretary shall not have any vote at proceedings of the Committee, except where voting rights are conferred under the terms of Article 23.2. In the case of an equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote. 23.2 The quorum for the transaction of the business of the Management Committee shall be five members present on person with voting rights. Any Committee Member unable to attend a meeting may submit a proxy for the purposes of voting on any item of business of the Management Committee, but shall not be deemed to be present for determining the quorum. If in exceptional circumstances,

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due to the unavailability of one or more Committee Members or as a result of one or more Committee Members having an interest in the proceedings and being unable to participate in accordance with Article 24.2, the quorum for transaction of any business of the Management Committee cannot be attained, the Management Committee may grant voting rights to one or more of the President, Vice Presidents or Life Members present in person in order that a quorum may be formed for the purpose of transacting the business so affected. Voting rights may only be granted to sufficient such persons as are required to determine a quorum. If the total number of the President, Vice Presidents and Life Members present in these circumstances is more than is required to determine a quorum, then the persons required to enable the quorum to be attained shall be determined by the drawing of lots. The voting rights so granted shall apply only to the business for which a quorum cannot be determined, and shall be withdrawn on the conclusion of such business. This power should not be exercised by the Management Committee in circumstances where the business could be deferred and transacted at a future meeting of the Committee when a quorum could be determined from the members with voting rights and where the Company, its business and its Competitions would not be adversely affected by such deferment. 23.3 The continuing Committee Members or a sole continuing Committee Member may act notwithstanding any vacancies in their number, but, if the number of Committee Members is less than the number fixed as the quorum, the continuing Committee Members or Committee Member may act only for the purpose of filling vacancies or of calling a general meeting. 23.4 Unless he is unwilling to do so, the Chairman or in his absence the Vice Chairman shall preside at every meeting of the Management Committee at which he is present. But if there is no person holding either office, or if the person holding it is unwilling to preside or is not present within five minutes after the time appointed for the meeting, the Committee Members present may appoint one of their number to be chairman of the meeting. 23.5 All acts done by a meeting of the Management Committee, or of a committee of the Management Committee, or by a person acting as a Committee Member shall, notwithstanding that it be afterwards discovered that there was a defect in the appointment of any Committee Member or that any of them were disqualified from holding office, or had vacated office, or were not entitled to vote, be as valid as if every such person had been duly appointed and was qualified and had continued to be a Committee Member and had been entitled to vote. 23.6 A resolution in writing signed by all the Committee Members entitled to receive notice of a meeting of the Management Committee and to attend and vote as it shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of the Management Committee duly convened and held and may consist of several documents in the like form each signed by one or more Committee Members. 23.7 The Management Committee is from time to time empowered by subscriptions levy or otherwise to require members to contribute such sums of money to the funds of the Company as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the Company. Such contributions by members may be collected by deducting such contributions from any sums due to members or by whatever other means the Management Committee thinks fit. There shall be added to any sums to be contributed by members, if applicable, value added tax at the appropriate rate. 23.8 The Committee Members shall not have any right to appoint any other person to be his alternate or to act on his behalf as a Committee Member. 24. 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24.1.4 the resolution relates in any way to a retirement benefits scheme which has been approved, or is conditional upon approval, by the Inland Revenue for taxation purposes. For the purposes of this regulation, an interest of a person who is, for any purpose of the Act (excluding any statutory modification thereof, not in force when this regulation becomes binding on the Company), connected with a Committee Member shall be treated as an interest of the Committee Member. 24.2 A Committee Member shall not be counted in the quorum present at a meeting in relation to a resolution on which he is not entitled to vote. 24.3 The Company may by ordinary resolution suspend or relax to any extent, either generally or in respect of any particular matter, any provision of the Articles prohibiting a Committee Member from voting at a meeting of the Management Committee or of a committee of the Management Committee. 24.4 Where proposals are under consideration concerning the appointment of two or more Committee Members to offices or employments with the Company or any body corporate in which the Company is interested the proposals may be divided and considered in relation to each Committee Member separately and (provided he is not for another reason precluded from voting) each of the Committee Members concerned shall be entitled to vote and be counted in the quorum in respect of each resolution except that concerning his own appointment. 24.5 If a question arises at a meeting of the Management Committee or of a committee of the Management Committee as to the right of a Committee Member to vote, the question may, before the conclusion of the meeting, be referred to the chairman of the meeting and his ruling in relation to any Committee Member other than himself shall be final and conclusive. 25. LIFE MEMBERS AND VICE PRESIDENTS The Management Committee may elect and remove Life Members and up to 3 Vice Presidents for services to the Company, who need not be associated with a member Club. Any such appointment is honorary only and confers no powers on the appointee, except where voting rights are conferred under the terms of Article 23.2. 26. ALTERATIONS TO RULES 26.1 The activities of the Competition shall be administered by the Company in accordance with the Rules to which all Clubs shall adhere. 26.2 The Company may by special resolution passed at an annual general meeting or at an extraordinary general meeting specially called for the purpose amend or replace any or all of the Rules. No alteration of the Rules may be made otherwise than by way of a special resolution and shall be subject to approval in accordance with Sub-Article 26.5. 26.3 Notice of proposed amendments to Rules (other than those approved by the Management Committee) to be considered at an annual general meeting shall be submitted in writing to the League Secretary not later than 56 days prior to the date fixed for the annual general meeting and must be proposed by a member and seconded by a second member. 26.4 Notice of the proposals for amendment of the Rules, together with any proposals by the Management Committee shall be circulated with the notice of the Meeting at least twenty-one clear days before the date of the general meeting. 26.5 No amendment or addition to the Rules shall become operative until approved by the Football Association. Subject as aforesaid, Rules and decisions made in accordance therewith will be effective when notified to the members in writing. 27. MINUTES The Management Committee shall cause minutes to be made in books kept for the purpose:27.1

of all appointments of officers made by the Management Committee; and

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28. ACCOUNTS No member shall (as such) have any right of inspecting any accounting records or other book or document of the Company except as conferred by statute or authorised by the Management Committee or by ordinary resolution of the Company. 29. NOTICES 29.1 Any notice to be given to or by any person pursuant to the Articles shall be in writing except that a notice calling a meeting of the Management Committee need not be in writing. 29.2 The Company may give any notice to a member or other individual entitled to receive it either personally or by sending it by post in a prepaid envelope addressed to the member or individual at a nominated address or by leaving it at that address. A member or other individual whose nominated address is not within the United Kingdom and who gives to the Company an address within the United Kingdom at which notices may be given to him shall be entitled to have notices given to him at that address, but otherwise no such person shall be entitled to receive any notice from the Company. 29.3 A member present, either in person or by proxy, at any meeting of the Company shall be deemed to have received notice of the meeting and, where requisite, of the purposes for which it was called. 29.4 Proof that an envelope containing a notice was properly addressed, prepaid and posted shall be conclusive evidence that the notice was given. A notice shall be deemed to be given at the expiration of 24 hours after the envelope containing it was posted. 30. INDEMNITY Subject to the provisions of the Act but without prejudice to any indemnity to which a Committee Member may otherwise be entitled, every Committee Member or auditor of the Company shall be indemnified out of the assets of the Company against all liability incurred by him in defending any proceedings, whether civil or criminal, in which judgement is given in his favour or in which he is acquitted or in connection with any application in which relief is granted to him by the court from liability for negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust in relation to the affairs of the Company. 31. COMPETITION MEMBERS OF OTHER BODIES The Company may by ordinary resolution passed at the annual general meeting or at an extraordinary general meeting become a member of any inter-competition board or combination of competitions in the United Kingdom or enter into any arrangement or agreement with any competition or combination of competitions and be subject to the rules and bye-laws of such boards or combinations and be bound by such agreements and, in like manner, may alter or terminate such membership or agreement. Name address and description of Subscribers Kenneth Marsden “Chelston”, 22 Cavendish Drive, Lea, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 5HY Witness to the above signature Keith Francis Brown “Barncroft”, 1 Malvern Gardens, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3JH Witness to the above signature

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STANDARDISED RULES 1. DEFINITIONS 1.1

In these Rules:

“Affiliated Association” means an Association accorded the status of an affiliated Association under the Rules of The FA. “AGM” shall mean the annual general meeting held in accordance with the Articles of the Competition. “Appointing Authority” means The FA “Articles” means the Articles of Association of the Company and reference to a number of following the word “Article” is a reference to an Article so numbered in the “Articles”. “Artificial Pitch” or 3G Football Turf Pitch (FTP) means a field of play (as that term is defined in the Laws of the Game) that has, following installation and prior to the commencement of each subsequent Playing Season, been awarded a FIFA Recommended One Star / IATS (international artificial turf standard) or Two Star Certificate and which otherwise conforms to the requirements of the Laws of the Game. “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company appointed in accordance with the Articles or, in the case of a Competition which is an unincorporated association, the management committee elected to manage the running of the Competition. “Board Directive” means an order or instruction issued by the Board. “Bond” means a sum of money deposited with the Competition as part of the requirements of membership of the Competition. “Club” means a Club for the time being in membership of the Company (including a Club which has had a transfer of membership approved under Rule 2.9 below). “Company” means The Northern Premier Football League Limited, company registration number 4116935 which administers the Competition and shall, where the Competition is an unincorporated entity, include that entity. “Company Secretary” means the person appointed by the Board and registered at Companies House as the Company Secretary of the Company. “Competition” means The Northern Premier Football League. “Competition Match” means any match played or to be played under the jurisdiction of the Company. “Competition Office” means the registered Offices or addresses where League business is transacted. “Competition Secretary” means such person or persons appointed or elected to carry out the administration of the Competition. “Contract Player” means any Player (other than a Player on a Scholarship) who is eligible to play under a written contract of employment with a Club. “Control” means the power of a natural person, legal entity or any other body to exercise, or to be able to exercise or acquire, direct or indirect control over the policies, affairs and/or management of a Club, whether that power is constituted by rights or contracts (either separately or in combination) and having regard to the considerations of fact or law involved, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, Control shall be deemed to include: (a) the power (whether directly or indirectly and by any means including without limitation by way of those that in the opinion of the Board are acting in concert) to appoint and/or remove all or such of the members of the board of directors of the Club as are able to cast a majority of the votes capable of being cast by the members of that board; and/or (b) the holding and/or possession of the beneficial interest in, and/or the ability to exercise the voting rights applicable to, shares (or other equity securities) in the Club (whether directly, indirectly (by

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means of holding such interests in one or more other persons) or by contract including without limitation those that in the opinion of the Board are acting in concert) which confer in aggregate on the holder(s) thereof 30 per cent or more of the total voting rights exercisable at general meetings of the Club; For the purposes of the above, any rights or powers of a nominee or of an associate (as defined in the Rules of The FA Challenge Cup) of a person shall be attributed to that person. “Criteria Document” means the document entitled “National Ground Grading Document” issued by The FA from time to time and shall, unless stated to the contrary, mean the latest edition of the document. “CVA” shall mean an agreement reached by a Club under a Company Voluntary Arrangement (under the Insolvency Act 1986) or a Scheme of Arrangement (under the Companies Act 1985 or Companies Act 2006). “Day” means any day on which the Competition Office is open for normal business but excluding, unless the Board determines otherwise, a Saturday, a Sunday or a Bank or Public Holiday. “Embargo” means a ban placed by the Board on a Club in respect of player registrations, as more fully defined in Appendix H. “Embargoed Club” means any Club subject to an Embargo. “Fees Tariff” means a list of fees approved by the Company at a general meeting to be levied by the Company for any matters for which fees are payable under the Rules. “FIFA Quality Concept” means the: (a) FIFA Quality Concept Handbook of Requirements for Football Turf Surfaces (January 2012 Edition); and (b) FIFA Quality Concept – Handbook of Test Methods for Football Turf (January 2012 Edition), and any amendment modification thereof. “FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate” means the certificate of that name awarded by FIFA following compliance with the applicable requirements of the FIFA Quality Concept. “Fines Tariff” means a list of fines approved by the Company at a general meeting to be levied by the Company for any breach of the Rules. “Football Creditor” means any one of the following: • • • •

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The Football Association Limited. Any Club affiliated with an Affiliated Association. Any League sanctioned by The Association or an Affiliated Association. Any full time or part time employee of a Club, or former full time or part time employee of a Club, in respect of sums due to such person by way of arrears of remuneration or expenses. This excludes for these purposes all and any claims for redundancy, unfair or wrongful dismissal or other claims arising out of the termination of the contract or in respect of any period after the actual date of termination. The Professional Footballers’ Association Limited. The Football Foundation. Any Affiliated Association. Any pension scheme or plan administered by or on behalf of the Competition.

“Grass Pitch” means a field of play (as that term is defined in the Laws of the Game) that is natural grass, predominantly natural grass or intended to be predominantly natural grass and which conforms to the requirements of the Laws of the Game. “Ground” means the ground on which the Club’s first team plays its Competition fixtures. “Insolvency Event” means any one of the following: (a) entering into a Company Voluntary Arrangement pursuant to Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (“the 1986 Act”) or a compromise or arrangement with its creditors under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 or any compromise agreement with its creditors as a whole; or (b) lodging a Notice of Intention to Appoint an Administrator or Notice of Appointment of an Administrator

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at the Court in accordance with paragraph 26 or paragraph 29 of Schedule B1 to the 1986 Act, an application to the Court for an Administration Order under paragraph 12 of Schedule B1 to the 1986 Act (other than paragraph 12 (1)(c)) or where an Administrator is appointed or an Administration Order is made in respect of it (“‘Administrator” and “Administration Order” having the meanings attributed to them respectively by paragraphs 1 and 10 of Schedule B1 to the 1986 Act); or an Administrative Receiver (as defined by section 251 of the 1986 Act), a Law of Property Act Receiver (appointed under section 109 of the Law of Property Act 1925) or any Receiver appointed by the Court under the Supreme Court Act 1981 or any other Receiver is appointed over any assets which, in the opinion of the Board, are material to the Club’s ability to fulfil its obligations as a member of the League; or shareholders passing a resolution pursuant to section 84(1) of the 1986 Act to voluntarily wind up; or a meeting of creditors is convened pursuant to section 95 or section 98 of the 1986 Act; or a winding up order is made by the Court under section 122 of the 1986 Act or a provisional liquidator is appointed under section 135 of the 1986 Act; or ceasing or forming an intention to cease wholly or substantially to carry on business save for the purpose of reconstruction or amalgamation or otherwise in accordance with a scheme of proposals which have previously been submitted to and approved in writing by the Board; or being subject to any insolvency regime in any jurisdiction outside England and Wales which is analogous with the insolvency regimes detailed in (a) to (g) above; and/or have any proceeding or step taken or any court order in any jurisdiction made which has a substantially similar effect to any of the foregoing.

“Intermediary” means any natural or legal person who carries out or seeks to carry out Intermediary Activity and has registered with The Association in accordance with The FA Intermediaries Regulations; “Intermediary Activity” means acting in any way and at any time, either directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of a Player or a Club in relation to any matter relating to a Transaction. This includes, but is not limited to, entering into a Representation Contract with a Player or a Club. For the avoidance of doubt, a Club Official is not acting as an Intermediary when he carries out any Intermediary Activity in relation to any matter relating to a Transaction for or on behalf of that Club. Similarly, a Lawyer is not acting as an Intermediary when he solely and exclusively undertakes or provides Permitted Legal Advice in relation to any matter relating to a Transaction; “Long Term Loan” means a loan transfer in excess of 93 days of a Player who is a qualifying Player within the terms of the Rules. “Match Officials” means the referee, the assistant referees and any fourth official appointed to a Competition Match. “Membership Year” means the period in each calendar year from the holding of one annual general meeting of the Company to the holding of the next annual general meeting. “National League System” means the system of competitions controlled by the FA where promotion and relegation links exist between participating Leagues. “Non Contract Player” means any Player (other than a Player on a Scholarship) who is eligible to play for a Club but has not entered into a written contract of employment. “Officer” means an individual who is required to make an Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration by The FA. “Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration” means a declaration to The FA required from an Officer from time to time. “Paid in Full” shall mean when a Club has either: • paid (in cleared funds) to the supervisor of its CVA or its administrator, sufficient funds to pay all its creditors in full (100p in the £) and to cover the costs of the CVA or the administration and confirmation of this fact has been received in writing from the supervisor/administrator; or • paid (in cleared funds) sufficient to settle in full (100p in the £) any debts owed to creditors outside a CVA. “Pitch” means a Grass Pitch or Football Turf Pitch.

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“Pitch Test” means the test(s) conducted by a FIFA accredited field test institute or UKAS accredited test institute in accordance with the requirements of the FIFA Quality Concept or IATS. “Player” means any Contract Player, Non Contract Player or other Player who plays or who is eligible to play for a Club. “Playing Season” means the period between the date on which the first league fixture in the Competition is played each year until the date on which the last league fixture in the Competition is played. For Clubs participating in play off matches this does include the period when play off matches are played. “Play Off Position” means the position of a Club in the table at the end of each Playing Season which is provided for in Rule 13 as qualifying the Club to take part in a play off match to qualify for promotion to the next step of football for the next Playing Season. “Principal” means a Club, a manager, an official of a Club, or a Player employing an Agent for one of the purposes set out in the definition of Agent above. “Rules” means these rules under which the Competition is administered. “Satisfied” shall mean that a creditor has consented, and provided evidence of such, to accept a sum in full and final settlement of its debt from a Club. For the avoidance of doubt, a vote to approve a Company Voluntary Arrangement (‘CVA’) by the creditors of a Club, held in accordance with Insolvency Law in operation from time to time, shall deem those debts admitted to the CVA as being Satisfied. The Board shall determine at its absolute discretion whether an amount is satisfied under the Rules. “Scholar” means a player aged sixteen or over who has signed a Scholarship with a Premier League or Football League Club or licensed Football Conference Club, and who has completed a registration form for Scholars in accordance with FA Rules and Regulations. “Scholarship” means a Scholarship as set out in Rule C 3 (a) (i) of the Rules of The FA. “Short Term Loan” means a loan transfer for a period of no fewer than 28 days and no more than 93 days in any one season. “Secured” shall mean that one of the following legally recognised undertakings has been provided for the payment of the specified sum in full by the AGM at the end of the Playing Season in which the transfer of membership takes place: (i) (ii)

A solicitor’s undertaking for the full amount outstanding; A bank guarantee is held for the full amount outstanding;

In each case to be paid and satisfied in full by no later than the AGM at the end of the Playing Season in which the transfer took place. The Board shall determine at its absolute discretion whether an amount is Secured or Satisfied under the Rules. “Significant Interest” means the holding and/or possession of the legal or beneficial interest in, and/or the ability to exercise the voting rights applicable to, shares or other securities in the Club which confer in aggregate on the holder(s) thereof ten (10) per cent or more of the total voting rights exercisable in respect of the Shares of any class of Shares of the Club. All or part of any such interest may be held directly or indirectly or by contract including, but not limited to, by way of membership of any group that in the opinion of the Board are acting in concert, and any rights or powers held by an Associate (as defined in the Rules of The FA Challenge Cup) shall be included for the purposes of determining whether an interest or interests amounts to a “Significant Interest” “SSAP” means a sporting sanctions appeal panel to be appointed to determine an appeal against a deduction of points under Rule 14. “Team Sheet” means a form provided by the Competition referred to in Rule 8.11.1. “The FA” means The Football Association Limited.

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“Transaction” means any negotiation or other related activity, including any communication relating or preparatory to the same, the intention or effect of which is to create, terminate or vary the terms of a player’s contract of employment with a Club, to facilitate or effect the registration of a player with a Club, or the transfer of the registration of a player from a club to a Club (whether on a temporary or permanent basis). A completed Transaction is one that has so achieved the creation, termination or variation of the terms of the player’s contract of employment with a Club, the registration of the player with a Club or the transfer of the registration from a club to a Club. “Work Experience Player” means a Player whose registration is held by a competition other than the Competition and is registered under a Scholarship. The Club taking the Player on work experience will register the Player Non Contract with a league in which they take part to fulfil the football element of the Scholarship, not the educational part. “written” or “in writing” means the representation or reproduction of words or symbols or other information in a visible form by any method or combination of methods, whether sent or supplied in electronic form or otherwise. 1.2 Words or expressions used in these Rules shall, if not inconsistent with the subject or context, bear the same meanings as in the Articles. 1.3 All Clubs shall adhere to the Rules. Every Club shall be deemed, as a member of the Company to have accepted the Rules and to have agreed to abide by the decisions of the Board in relation thereto, subject to the provisions of Rule 17. 1.4 The Competition will be known as The Northern Premier Football League Limited (or such other name as the Company may adopt). The Clubs participating in the Competition must be members of the Company in accordance with the Articles. A Club which ceases to exist or which ceases to be entitled to play in the Competition for any reason whatsoever shall thereupon automatically cease to be a member of the Company. 1.5 The administration of the Competition under these Rules will be carried out by the Company acting (save where otherwise specifically mentioned herein) through the Board in accordance with the Rules Regulations and Practices of The FA. 1.6 The Company shall be part of the National League System established by The FA and shall sign such documents as are required from time to time to confirm such membership[s]. 2. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS 2.1 Each Club shall register its Ground, and its pitch dimensions, with the Competition prior to the start of each Playing Season. It will be misconduct on the part of a Club to alter its pitch dimensions during a season unless with prior written consent of the Board. The Board may at any time require a Club, at its own cost, to submit a report from a qualified independent source certifying the pitch dimensions. Dimensions of the field of play for all Competition matches shall be:Length - Maximum 120 yards (110 metres) – Minimum 110 yards (100 metres) Width - Maximum 80 yards (75 metres) – Minimum 70 yards (64 metres) No Club shall remove to another Ground without first obtaining written consent of the Board; such consent not to be withheld unreasonably. In consideration whether to give such consent the Board shall have regard to all the circumstances of the case and shall not grant consent unless it is reasonably satisfied that such consent:• would be consistent with the objectives of the Competition as set out in the Memorandum of Association; • would be appropriate having in mind the relationship (if any) between the locality with which by its name or otherwise the applicant Club is traditionally associated and that in which such Club proposes to establish its Ground; • would not adversely affect such Club’s Officials, Players, supporters, shareholders, sponsors and others having an interest in its activities; • would not have an adverse effect on visiting Clubs; • would not adversely affect Clubs having their registered Grounds in the immediate vicinity of the proposed location, and • would enhance the reputation of the Competition and promote the game of association football generally.

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The Club must disclose, as soon as practicable, plans and details of any proposed move to a new stadium. The location of the proposed new stadium must meet with the approval of the Board. Without prejudice to the provisions of Rule 4.12 a Club shall forthwith notify the Competition of any proposed change in its circumstances relating to the occupation of its Ground. By way of example, and without limitation, a proposed change may include a sale of any freehold interest (with or without subsequent leaseback) or any surrender or variation or a lease or licence. 2.2 All Clubs shall have Grounds and headquarters situated in England, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man if applicable or Wales and the Competition Secretary shall send their names and particulars to The FA annually by the date appointed by, and in the format required by, The FA. Clubs playing in England shall be duly affiliated at all times to a recognised County Football Association. Welsh Clubs shall be affiliated to The FA of Wales. Each Club shall notify the Competition Secretary of its affiliation number each year as soon as practicable after it has received same. Each Club shall return to the Competition a fully completed questionnaire relating to Form “D” required by The FA by the date given in the circular letter accompanying the questionnaire issued by the Competition. 2.3 2.3.1 A Club’s Ground may be shared with another Club or any other club (including a club engaged in another sport) providing, where sharing with a football club the Club or club playing in the most senior competition has priority of fixtures at all times and, where sharing with a club engaged in another sport, the Club has priority of fixtures unless agreed otherwise by the Competition at its sole discretion, applicable only to that Competition, and valid only for one season at a time but open to annual renewal. A Club will not be permitted to ground share to gain promotion or to avoid relegation. Ground sharing may not be permitted when one of the sharers retains the use of another ground unless that club can show by means of a refused planning permission or similar that it cannot meet the requirements of the Criteria Document at that ground. Any Club wishing to share a Ground or intending to move to a new Ground must obtain the written consent of the Board. Any Ground sharing for a period exceeding thirteen (13) weeks must be in writing and a written agreement must first be approved by the Board before being entered into and (except in an emergency) must be completed by 31 March in any year to be effective for the following Playing Season. A copy of the completed signed and dated agreement must be received by the Competition within fourteen days of the approval being sent to the Club. 2.3.2

The Club as at 31 March in any year shall either:

(i) Own the freehold of the Ground, or (ii) Have a lease for the Ground that extends uninterrupted for a minimum of the next Playing Season, or (iii) Possess an agreement for the use of the Ground that is acceptable to The Football Association following consultation with the relevant Competition. In each case the Club must provide to the Competition of which it is a member and to The Football Association: If the Ground is freehold either currently dated Official Copies of the freehold title at the Land Registry in the name of the entity in membership of the Competition or, if unregistered, a Certificate of Title from the Club’s solicitor showing that the Ground is owned by the entity in membership of the Competition, or If the Ground is held leasehold a copy of the signed and dated lease in the name of the entity in membership of the Competition; if the expiry date of the lease has already passed or is dated before the end of the next full Playing Season, a certificate from the Club’s solicitor as to whether or not a notice has been given by the landlord to terminate the lease. In addition the Club must provide evidence of registration at the Land Registry, or explain why the Lease is not registered. If the Ground is subject to an acceptable agreement a copy of the signed and dated agreement for the use of the Ground together with confirmation from The Football Association, following consultation with the relevant Competition, that the agreement is acceptable. The Club must disclose whether the Club’s occupation of the Ground is subject to any third party option, whether the ground is charged by way of security and whether or not any break clauses in the lease or agreement have been exercised either by the landlord or the tenant. In all cases The Football Association and the Competition of which it is a member have the right to call for further information.

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2.3.3 A Club’s Ground must comply with the Criteria Document for the step in the National League System at which the Club is playing. 2.4 No club which is a “nursery” club or a reserve side of a football club shall be eligible for membership of the Company. A club shall be deemed to be a “nursery” club if it is under obligation, written or otherwise, to a football club by reason of which it has not the sole and entire control of its own management, finance and Players. 2.5 Clubs seeking membership or applying to retain membership of the Company must comply with the requirements provided for in the Criteria Document for the step at which the Club is playing. Only clubs which meet these criteria in full will be eligible for membership. All Clubs visited by representatives of the Competition in pursuance of the document will pay a non-returnable fee. In the absence of a procedure for application for membership being established by The FA, the Board shall establish such procedure. The Board shall establish a procedure for inspecting Clubs’ grounds from time to time to ensure that the grade attained by that ground is maintained. 2.6 The Competition and the FA shall determine a time scale whereby all Clubs in membership must attain the grade provided for in the Criteria Document. The grade applicable for each Club for the commencement of a Playing Season shall be that existing at the previous 31st March, such grading to be ascertained by an inspection carried out on or before 31st March or as soon as practicable thereafter. Any Club not maintaining the grade set for the Competition may be relegated at the end of the Playing Season to a step determined by The FA. 2.7 Any Club which is incorporated must be incorporated in England and Wales. Any Club wishing to incorporate shall notify The FA, its Affiliated Association and the Company Secretary before it makes any resolutions in this regard. Any person wishing to be appointed as an Officer to a Club must comply with the requirements of The FA Owners’ and Directors’ Test Regulations and send to the League Secretary a copy of the Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration within 5 days of sending the same to The FA. 2.8 In the event that any Club which is an unincorporated association incorporates itself it shall notify the Company Secretary in writing within 14 days of the passing of the resolution to take this action and shall with such notice provide the Company Secretary with a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company. Any amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association of a Club must be notified to the Competition Secretary in writing within 14 days of the passing of the resolution with a copy of the change(s). Transfer of Membership Transfer as a Going Concern 2.9 2.9.1 In the event that any Club which resolves to transfer its membership of the Competition from one legal entity to a different legal entity, other than in the circumstances shown at 2.9.2 below, the Board will use the following minimum criteria in deciding whether to approve that transfer: (a) The shareholders or members of the Club have voted to agree to the transfer of the Club’s membership to the new entity. (b) All Football Creditors in the Club must be paid in full or transferred in full (with each creditor’s consent) to the new entity, and evidenced as such. (c) All other creditors in the Club must be paid in full or Secured or transferred in full (with each creditor’s consent) to the new entity and evidenced as such. (d) The proposed new entity has provided financial forecasts to The FA and the Competition showing its ability to fund the Club for the next twelve (12) months or to the end of the Playing Season following transfer (whichever is the longer) and that evidence of funding sources has been provided. (e) The FA must have given approval for the transfer to take place. Transfer from Insolvency 2.9.2 In the event that any Club that is subject to an Insolvency Event resolves to transfer its membership of the Competition to a new entity, the Board will use the following minimum criteria in deciding whether or not to approve that transfer: (a) The shareholders or members of the Club have voted to agree to the transfer of the Club’s membership to the new entity and/or a licensed insolvency practitioner(s) appointed to the Club has agreed to sell

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or transfer some or all of the Club’s assets to the new entity; (b) All Football Creditors in the Club must be Paid in Full and evidenced as such; (c) The proposed new entity has provided financial forecasts to The FA and the Competition showing its ability to fund the Club for the next twelve (12) months or to the end of the Playing Season following transfer (whichever is the longer) and that evidence of funding sources has been provided; (d) The FA must have given approval for the transfer to take place; and (e) All other creditors in the Club must be satisfied and evidenced as such (This provision to be read in conjunction with 2.9.3 below.) In the event that requirement (a) and/or (e) is not fully complied with, and only where the Board, at its absolute discretion, deems there to have been exceptional circumstances surrounding the application for the transfer, it may approve the transfer (subject to compliance with all other provisions above) and may apply such conditions as it deems appropriate including, without limitation, the deduction of points. 2.9.3

Nothing in Rule 2.9.2 above shall limit in any way the application of Rule 14B of these Rules.

2.10 The Competition shall allow for up to 72 member Clubs. There will be 3 divisions of a minimum of 22 Clubs in each division where possible. The divisions will be called Premier Division, First Division North and First Division South. The Clubs competing in each division each season will be confirmed by the Annual General Meeting of the Company each year. A Club entered into membership at the Annual General Meeting shall be subject to the application of the Rules until the date of the following Annual General Meeting. It shall be allowed for these numbers to be increased to accommodate any anomaly in the National League System. 2.11 Any Club or Club representative found guilty of serious irregularities regarding Players Contract payments under The FA Rules may be expelled from the Company in accordance with (the Articles or) these Rules and, in addition, may be fined such sum as the Board shall determine. 2.12 The Company will hold a membership register of the full name of the company/unincorporated entity constituting each Club. If the Club is an incorporated entity, it must provide the Company with its company name and registration number. If the Club is an unincorporated entity, it must provide the Company with the name of an individual in whose name the membership of the Company will be vested. A Club must notify the Company of all proposed changes to the information held by the League in the membership register in respect of the Club including any proposed change of company name or the name of an individual in whose name the membership of the Company is vested. Clubs are required to submit a fully completed membership form prior to the Annual General Meeting each Season. The Company will provide a copy of its membership register to The FA annually. Ownership and Change of Control 2.13 Each Club shall publish its legal name, form (e.g. unincorporated association, company limited by shares or guarantee etc) and any identifier (e.g. company number). In addition for those Clubs that are owned, then the Club shall also publish the identities of the ultimate owner (i.e. the name of an individual) of each Significant Interest in the Club. Such information shall as a minimum be published on the Club’s official website on a page accessible directly from the home page of that official club website and/or within the Club’s official matchday programme. 2.14 If any change of Control of a Club is proposed (whether by a natural person, legal entity or any other body) then: (i) The Club shall submit to the Board up to date information including financial information (such as budgets) prepared to take into account the consequences of the change in Control on the Club’s future financial position as soon as reasonably practicable prior to the change of Control, or if submission is not reasonably practical prior to the change of Control then no later than 10 working days thereafter; (ii) The Board shall have the power to require those that are to acquire or have acquired control of the Club to appear before it and to provide evidence of the source and sufficiency of any funds which the purchaser proposes to invest in or otherwise make available to the Club; and (iii) On considering all information available, including that provided under Rule 2.14(ii), then the Board at its absolute discretion shall apply any conditions in respect of the Club’s ongoing membership of the Competition including the provision of any further information, adherence to a budget, the application of an Embargo, request for financial guarantees, and or payment of a Bond. This Rule shall not apply where Rule 2.9 applies.

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2.15 In the event that an Insolvency Event occurs in relation to any Club, that Club must inform and keep informed the League Secretary and The FA immediately. The Board shall have the power to suspend a Club on notification of it having entered an Insolvency Event. At the discretion of the Board, a suspension may take effect from the giving of the notice or it may be postponed subject to any conditions as the Board may think fit to impose. In the event that a Club is suspended or its suspension is postponed, the Board shall have power to make such payments as it may think fit to the Club’s Football Creditors out of any monies due to that club from the Company. 2.16 An Officer must submit an Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration to The FA in accordance with the Reporting Requirements set out in The FA’s Owners’ and Directors’ Regulations that apply from time to time. The Club must provide a copy of any such Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration to the Competition at the time it is submitted to The FA. No individual will be permitted to act as an Officer if they fail to meet any of the requirements of the Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration, as set out in the Rules of The FA. In the event that an individual/entity is found to have either: • Completed false or misleading statements on their Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration; • acted as an Officer when in breach of the requirements of the Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration; • Acted as an Officer without The FA having given written confirmation to the Club in accordance with The FA’s Owners’ and Directors’ Regulations that the individual may so act; then the individual/entity or Club shall be subject to such fine or other sanction as may be determined by The FA. In the event that the Competition receive a Notice from The FA issued in accordance with The FA’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test Regulations for the suspension of that Club’s Competition membership, then that Club shall be suspended from the Competition with effect from 14 days from the date of the Notice. An appeal of the effect of the Notice is to The FA and can only be made by the affected Club and in accordance with the appeal procedures set out in the FA Owners’ and Directors’ Test Regulations. The effect of the Notice shall be suspended pending the outcome of an appeal. The FA shall advise the Competition and the Club in writing where it becomes satisfied that a Disqualifying Condition as defined in the FA Owners’ and Directors’ Test no longer applies. Upon receipt of this written notification from The FA, the Competition may remove the suspension of the Club’s Competition membership. Where a Club is suspended and that causes a match in the Competition not to be played, the Board shall determine how the outcome of that match shall be treated. 2.17 Within fourteen days of a change in a Significant Interest at a Club or the appointment or removal of any director of a Club, written notice thereof, together with such details as are required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies, shall be deposited at the Competition Office. 2.18 If during the course of a season the Board decide that the organisation and management or finances of a particular Club fall below the standards appropriate to membership of the Competition, the Competition Secretary shall be instructed to warn the Club at once that it may be excluded from membership of the Competition at the end of that playing season. Such a Club shall have the right to appeal to The FA within 14 days of the date of notification of the Board’s decision. 2.19 The Competition, through the Board shall be empowered from time to time by subscription, levy or otherwise to require Clubs to contribute such sum or sums of money to the funds of the League as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the League. Such contributions by Clubs may be collected by deduction from sums due to Clubs under any promotion agreement [commercial contract] or from sponsorship money due or by whatever means the Board shall think fit. There shall be added to any sums to be contributed from Clubs, if applicable, Value Added Tax at the then prevailing rate. 2.20 Any Club failing to be represented at an Annual General Meeting or any other General Meeting called in accordance with the Rules and Articles without satisfactory reason being given shall be fined in accordance with the Fines Tariff. Whenever required to do so all Club Managers, or an Assistant Manager, will be required to attend in person any General Meeting of Clubs to receive a presentation by the Board. Failure to do so without just cause shall be a breach of these Rules and be dealt with in accordance with

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the Fines Tariff. 2.21 The Competition and each Club must be committed to promoting inclusivity and to eliminating all forms of discrimination. 2.22 The Competition and each Club does not and must not by its rules or regulations or in any manner whatsoever unlawfully discriminate against any person within the meaning and scope of the Equality Act 2010 or any law, enactment, order or regulation relating to discrimination (whether by way of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability, or otherwise). 2.23 The Competition and each Club shall make every effort to promote equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community, irrespective of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability, or otherwise. 2.24 Any alleged breach of the Equality Act 2010 legislation must be referred to the appropriate sanctioning Association for investigation. 3. MEMBERSHIP – ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 3.1 Any Club applying for membership of the Company shall submit to the Company a fully completed Membership application form and the application fee and non-refundable ground inspection fee. 3.2 Clubs which have qualified for membership of the Company must confirm their acceptance of membership on the appropriate Competition form to be received by the Company at least 14 days prior to the next Annual General Meeting of the Company accompanied where appropriate by the membership fee. The annual subscription shall be paid by each Club to the Company no later than 7 days before the Annual General Meeting of the Company in each year. 4. POWER OF THE BOARD 4.1 The Board shall have power to deal with all matters of management of the Competition covered by the Rules. The Board shall conduct the business of the Competition and shall meet as often as is necessary for this purpose. The Board may appoint such committees as it deems appropriate which shall be fully empowered to act on the Board’s behalf subject to ratification by the Board. The Board shall have power to deal only with matters within the Competition and not for any matters of misconduct that are under the jurisdiction of the Football Association or affiliated Association. 4.2 Save where specifically provided otherwise in these Rules, the Board shall have power to apply, act upon and enforce these Rules and shall have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the Company or the Competition including any not provided for in these Rules. The Board shall also have the power to issue an order or instruction, by way of a Board Directive, in the best interest of the Competition, on any matter not provided for in these Rules, with which Clubs must comply or be subject to sanction under Rule 4.6., save where any such Directive is inconsistent with a Rule or Regulation of The FA, in which event the Directive will not create a binding obligation on Clubs. 4.3 All decisions of the Board shall be binding, subject to a right of appeal to The FA pursuant to Rule 17. Decisions of the Board must be notified, in writing, to all concerned within fourteen days of the making of such decision. Upon becoming aware of any breaches of these Rules the Board shall write to the entity suspected of a breach formally charging the party giving at least 7 days’ notice of the time, date and venue of the meeting at which the charge shall be considered. The party charged will respond in writing to the Board within 7 days stating whether or not the charge is admitted and in default the Competition will deal with the case on the evidence it has at the time. If the charge is disputed or if the party admitting the charge wishes to present a plea in mitigation, it shall have the right to a personal hearing. The party charged also has the right to waive the 7 day requirement and allow the charge to be considered in less than 7 days after the party has been charged. If the party charged disputes the charge or wishes to have a personal hearing to present a plea in

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mitigation then it shall submit its case in writing to be received by the League Secretary at least 7 days prior to the date of the meeting set to consider the charge and in default the Board will be at liberty to proceed to hear the charge without the benefit of written submissions from the party charged. 4.4 Where the Rules provide for the imposition of a financial penalty under the Fines Tariff then the Notice of Charge given by the Board under Rule 4.3 above shall refer to the penalty provided for in the Fines Tariff. If the Rule provides that the penalty for such a breach is in the discretion of the Board then the notice shall also state as such. If the penalty set by Rules is not a financial penalty then such penalty must still be referred to in the Notice of Charge. All breaches of the Laws of the Game Rules and Regulations of the Football Association shall be dealt with in accordance with FA Rules by the appropriate Association prior to any action by the Competition in accordance with FA Regulations. 4.5 All fines and charges imposed by the Board shall be received by the Company within twenty-eight days of the date of notification of imposition (unless otherwise ordered). Any Club or person breaking this Rule shall be liable to such penalties as the Board may impose. 4.6 If a Club fails to comply with a Board Directive within fourteen days of notification of such order or instruction, or within fourteen days of an operative date specified in that Directive, it shall not be allowed to play or take part in the business of the Company until the expiry of 7 days from the day the Directive is complied with. 4.7 Except where otherwise mentioned, all communications shall be addressed to the Competition Secretary, who shall conduct the correspondence of the Competition and keep a record of its proceedings. 4.8 A Club must at all times attend satisfactorily to the business of the Competition and/or the correspondence of the Competition or Company. 4.9 If a Club is asked to submit a report in relation to any alleged violation of these Rules it may have a personal hearing, providing it notifies its intention of such within fourteen days of the date of notification from the Company, or the case will be dealt with in its absence. 4.10

The Board shall have the power to arrange representative matches at their discretion.

4.11 A match may be played each season between two clubs nominated by the Board. All matters concerning the match will be decided by the Board. 4.12 In the event of any issue concerning the membership of any Club with the Competition the Board may require a Bond to be paid by or on behalf of the Club on such terms and for such period as it may in its entire discretion think fit. 5. INTERESTS IN MORE THAN ONE CLUB Except with the prior written consent of the Board no person, company or business institution (including insolvency practitioners) may at any time be interested in more than one Club or in a Club and any other club playing in a Competition sanctioned by The FA. The definition of “interested” shall be the same as provided for by the Rules of the FA Challenge Cup Competition in force from time to time. 6. REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS 6.1

A QUALIFYING PLAYER REGISTRATION

The Football Association’s rules will apply in respect of all matters concerning players. 6.1.1 A Player is one who has signed a Registration Form supplied by the Competition (such signature to be witnessed by a second person) and where:• the form has been completed and signed by an Officer of the Club and • has been approved and registered by the Competition and • a registration number has been allotted. A Player will only be eligible to play in a match organised by the Competition if his registration form; transfer form, or loan transfer form, has been received by the Company not less than four hours before the scheduled kick-off of the match in which the player is required to play and found to be in order, and so

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registered. It is the responsibility of all Clubs to ensure any player signing a registration form has, where necessary, the required International Clearance Certificate. Clubs are also responsible for all players being correctly registered before fielding any player. Failure to do so constitutes misconduct and the Club will be charged with fielding an ineligible player. Registration forms will be made available to Clubs by the Competition and charged in accordance with the fees tariff. The status of a player must be clearly stated on the Registration Form. The Registration Form must be received at the Competition Office within five days of having been signed by the Player. The registration of a Player will be valid from the date of registration to the end of that Playing Season only or, if in the case of a Contract or Loan Player whose contract or loan expires before the end of the Playing Season, for the term of the said contract or loan. 6.1.2 A Player may only play under his correct status. Any change of a Player’s status during the currency of a registration must be notified to the Competition within five (5) days of the change of registration being affected. In the event of a Player changing his status with the same Club either from Contract to Non-Contract or from Non-Contract to Contract then that Player must sign a new registration form and be re-registered. In default the Player re-registering will be ineligible to play in a match under the jurisdiction of the Competition and Rule 6.9 will be applied in such circumstances where a Club is found guilty of playing a Player who has changed status without re-registering. A Player whose registration under Contract is cancelled by mutual consent and immediately re-registered by the same Club or a different Club on a non-contract basis shall not subsequently be registered as a Contract player with the Club for which his Contract was cancelled, within three months of the date of the cancellation except with the consent of the Board. 6.1.3 The Board shall have the power to make application to refuse or cancel the registration of any Player charged and found guilty of undesirable conduct subject to the right of Appeal to the FA or the relevant County Football Association. Undesirable conduct shall mean an incident of repeated conduct, which may deter a participant from being involved in this Competition. Application should be made to the parent County of the Club the Player is registered with. (Note:- action under this clause shall not be taken against a Player for misconduct until the matter has been dealt with by the appropriate Association, and then only in cases of the Player bringing the Competition into disrepute and will in any case be subject to an Appeal to the Football Association. For the purposes of this Rule, bringing the Competition into disrepute can only be considered where the Player has received in excess of 112 days suspension, or 10 matches in match based discipline, in a period of two years or less from the date of the first offence.) 6.1.4 The Board shall also have the power the place an Embargo on the registration, transfer or loan transfer of Players by any Club deemed to be in breach of these Rules. Where a Club has been subject to an Embargo that is ongoing (if applied by the Competition or another) then the Embargo shall continue to apply until the Club can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that the circumstances that resulted in the Embargo no longer apply. 6.2

REGISTRATION PERIOD

6.2.1 After 5.00pm on the fourth Thursday in March each season new registrations, new loans, and transfer of registrations will be declined or will be approved subject to such limitations and restrictions as the Board may determine and, if so determined, the Player shall only be eligible to play in the matches for which permission is granted by the Board. 6.3

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6.4.1 A Player will only be eligible to play in a match organised by the Company under these Rules if the appropriate form(s) is (are) received by the Company (including by facsimile or electronically at least four (4) hours before the scheduled kick-off time of such match. No Player whose registration, including Loan registrations, is received less than four (4) hours before the match organised by the Company in which he is required to play will be eligible. Any loan registration must also be approved by the Football Association before that Player can be considered eligible to play. Where a registration form is sent to the Company by facsimile or electronically, e.g. email, the originating form must subsequently be received by the Company within five (5) days of the sending of the facsimile or electronic transmission. In default of this Rule the player shall not be eligible to play in the Competition unless and until a valid registration form is received. The form when received must contain the same information as that received by facsimile or email. Any Club deemed to have falsified any form will be deemed to have played an ineligible player and will be dealt with in accordance with Rule 6.9. The registration of a Player by facsimile or electronic transmission is not automatically valid and it is the responsibility of the Club to ensure the player is NOT registered with any other Club. When the Player involved was previously registered with another Club it is necessary for that Club to complete the standard Competition transfer form or to have completed the standard Competition cancellation of registration form prior to or at the same as the registration to the new Club. 6.4.2 Each Club must have at least eleven (11) Players registered fourteen (14) days before the start of each Playing Season. 6.4.3

Not applicable.

6.4.4 In the event of a Player signing registration forms for more than one Club, priority of registration shall decide for which Club he is entitled to play. The Club submitting the latter form shall be notified of the prior registration of the Player, and the circumstances under which the registration forms were signed shall be investigated by the Board. Any Player found to have signed registration forms for more than one Club, or any Club found to have knowingly induced a registered Player of another Club to sign a registration form, shall be dealt with by the Board in such a manner as it shall think fit. 6.4.5 Except when specific approval has been given by the Board a Club cannot sign or transfer more than one Player, contract or non-contract, from another Club at any one time unless a period of 14 days has elapsed between each signing. 6.4.6 If a non-contract Player also registers for a club not in membership of the Competition, his registration for the Competition may be retained by the Club. 6.4.7 A Club may register any number of Work Experience players but only two (2) may play in any one match, in accordance with FA Rules. 6.4.8 A Club may name up to a maximum of five (5) players on a Team Sheet who are either Short Term Loan, Long Term, Youth Loan or Work Experience. 6.4.9 The Company may, at its discretion, refuse any further registration of players, i.e. place under a registration embargo, any Club which has not completed payment of a transfer or loan arrangement made with another Club (or club) or arranged for the payment to be adequately secured. The Club (or club) which holds the Player’s Contract will continue to pay the Player in accordance with his Contract. 6.5

TRANSFERS

6.5.1 The transfer of a registration of a Player under written Contract from one Club to another must be in writing, on the Competition transfer form, signed by the Contract Player and the two Clubs, and the form must be forwarded to the Company for approval and registration. Such Contract Player does not become a bona-fide Player of the Club seeking his transfer until the form has been approved and registered by the Competition. The registration of a Contract Player whose Contract is cancelled by mutual consent shall be automatically cancelled upon receipt by the Competition of a copy of the relevant FA form. Where a Club cancels the registration of a Player, Contract or Non-Contract, for any reason whatsoever, the Club must notify the Competition immediately, in writing. To be valid such notification must be signed by an authorised signatory of that Club. 6.5.2

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on the Competition transfer form, signed by the Non-Contract Player and the two Clubs, and the form must be forwarded to the Company for approval and registration. Such Non-Contract Player does not become a bona-fide Player of the Club seeking his transfer until the form has been approved and registered by the Competition. A Non-Contract Player whose registration for a Club is cancelled or transferred for any reason whatsoever cannot, without the consent of the Board, return to his original Club until a minimum of fourteen (14) days has elapsed from the date of the cancellation or transfer. 6.5.3 A Club cannot register the transfer of a Contract Player or Non-Contract Player unless that Player has been registered with the transferor Club for at least 14 days, unless that Player is a goalkeeper. 6.6

TEMPORARY TRANSFERS (LOANS)

6.6.1 Short Term Loans and Long Term Loans of Contract players shall be allowed to or from Clubs in membership of:• • • • • • •

The Premier League The Football League The Football Conference The Isthmian Football League The Northern Premier League The Southern Football League Any other Leagues which have been authorised by the FA (as shown in Appendix K).

on such terms and conditions as shall be mutually agreed by the two clubs and the player. For Loan Transfers between Clubs in the same Competition the transfer must be completed on the National League System Temporary Transfer Form. For Loan Transfers between Clubs in different Competitions the transfer must be completed on FA Form H3 together with a registration form applicable for the Competition of the transferee club. The player being taken on loan, including Youth Loan, must sign a Competition contract registration form which will be valid for the full period of the loan, including any extension to the loan period. The Competition’s standard cancellation form must be used to prematurely end the temporary transfer period. The temporary registration for the borrowing Club will automatically be deemed to be cancelled upon maturity of the temporary transfer period. Where a Short Term Loan or Youth Loan expires and is not renewed simultaneously, any subsequent Short Term Loan or Youth Loan of that Player to the same Club will be subject to a minimum duration of 28 days. No more than four (4) Players (Short Term, Long Term or Youth Loan) may join one Club from another Club (or club) in any Playing Season. An additional Youth Loan Player may be added to this figure. 6.6.2 Short Term Loan Transfers – A Club can have up to a maximum of twelve (12) Short Term Loans during a Playing Season. The minimum period of a Short Term Loan transfer must be twenty-eight (28) days with a maximum of ninety-three (93) days in any one Playing Season. The Competition shall not approve more than two (2) Short Term Loan transfers to or from any one Club, including Premier League and Football League Clubs, at any one time. On completing the National League System Temporary Transfer Form or FA form H3, a Club must send the original to the FA, one copy to the Company, and a third copy to the secretary of the League with which the player is registered. To extend the period of any Short Term Loan transfer a further National League System Temporary Transfer Form or FA form H3 must be completed and copies sent as directed above. If the Short Term Loan transfer is extended only the Club for whom the Player was originally registered will be allowed to cancel the agreement at any time within the extension period, i.e. after 28 days. In the case of a goalkeeper Clubs may mutually agree, if they so wish, to include a recall clause in the agreement to enable the Club for who the Player was originally registered to recall the Player at any time during the loan period. Players other than goalkeepers may not be recalled within the first month, i.e. 28 days, of any loan. Any Short Term Loan transfer which may terminate after the last day for registrations may be extended for a further period provided the maximum period of 93 days is not exceeded. Short Terms Loan Transfers which become permanent before their expiry date shall not count against a

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Club’s quota of days or Players. 6.6.3 Long Term Loan Transfers – Clubs may have up to a maximum of four (4) Long Term Loan Transfers of any age during a Playing Season. Long Term Loan Transfers shall be for a full Playing Season; or from any date prior to 31st August to any date between 1st and 31st January; or from any date between 1st and 31st January (the January transfer window) to the end of the Playing Season. A Player on Long Term Loan may not be recalled, except for a goalkeeper or where the Player is to be transferred permanently by the Club (or club) holding his registered contract. A Player other than a goalkeeper so recalled cannot be permitted to play for the Club (or club) holding his registration after such recall until the end of the Playing Season. Players so recalled can only be replaced by a further Long Term Loan with permission from the Company. Long Term Loan Transfers will not count against the number of Short Term Loan Transfers. To extend the period of any long term loan transfer a further National League System Temporary Transfer Form or FA form H3 must be completed and copies sent as directed above. The Competition shall not approve more than two (2) Long Term Loan transfers to or from any one club, including Premier League and Football League Clubs, at any one time. 6.6.4

Not applicable.

6.6.5

Youth Loan Transfers

Youth Loan Transfers apply to:• Scholars in their second or third (if that option is exercised) year of their Scholarship agreement, or • Contract Players aged 20 or under on 1 July immediately preceding the Playing Season in question. Where the Rules of the relevant League permit, unlimited Youth Loan Transfers shall be allowed to or from Clubs in membership of the Football Conference (National Division only), the Premier League and the Football League. Players may also be sent on Youth Loan to Leagues at Steps 1 to 4 of the National League System. At Football Conference National Division (Step 1 of the National League System) Youth Loan Transfers are permitted during the Transfer Windows and during a closed period subject to the following provisions. A Youth Loan cannot be registered:(a) Seven days after the closure of a Transfer Window (b) In the first half of the Playing Season, after 5.00pm on the fourth Thursday in November and (c) In the second half of the Playing Season, after 5.00pm on the fourth Thursday in March. At Football Conference North and South (Step 2 of the National League System) and at Steps 3 and 4 of the National League System Youth Loans are permitted at any time during the Registration Period. It shall be a condition of any Youth Loan involving a Scholar or a Contract Player to whom Football League Youth Rules apply that for the duration of the period of the Youth Loan the Player continues to fully comply with the programme of education in place for that Player. A Player registered on a Youth Loan may, provided it is agreed between the two clubs and the Player, continue to train with and/or play for his loaning Club (or club) in any match other than matches played as part of the Premier League Competition, Football League Competition, Football League Cup, FA Cup or Football League Trophy (i.e. First Team matches.) Participation by the Player in First Team matches for the borrowing Club shall take precedence. Any days on which the Player participates in a Reserve Team match and/or attends any training sessions for the loaning Club (or club) shall still count towards the period of the Youth Loan. The minimum period of a Youth Loan shall be 28 days, thereafter a break clause may be included. Youth Loans cannot extend beyond the date of the Player’s 21st birthday and/or the contract period with the parent club.

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6.7

CLUB LIST OF PLAYERS AND TRANSFER LIST – Not applicable.

6.8

SUBSTITUTE PLAYERS

A Club at its discretion may use three substitute Players at any time in a match. Substitution can only be made when play is stopped for any reason and the Referee has given permission. When a Club is making a substitution it shall use a Board to show the number of the Player to be substituted and the number of the substitute Player. A maximum of 5 SUBSTITUTES may be nominated and they must be included on the official Team Sheet handed to the Referee before the match in accordance with Rule 8.11.1. A substitute may not be used to replace a Player who has been suspended from the match by the Match Officials. If a Player does not take part in the match for which he is a nominated substitute he shall be deemed as not having played for the Club in that match. 6.9

PLAYING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER

Any Club found to have played an ineligible Player in a match or matches shall have any points gained from that match or matches deducted from its record, up to a maximum of 12 points, and have levied upon it a fine. The Board may also order that such match or matches be replayed on such terms as are decided by the Board which may also levy penalty points against the Club in default. The Company may vary this decision in respect of the points gained only in circumstances where the ineligibility is due to the failure to obtain an International Transfer Certificate or where the ineligibility is related to the Player’s status. 6.10

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

6.10.1 Subject to clauses 6.10.2 to 6.10.7 and to the Rules and Regulations of The FA, a Club may negotiate a financial arrangement with its Players. 6.10.2 All Players under a written contract must be registered with the Competition and The FA. 6.10.3 All payments and benefits due and/or made to the Player must be shown in the contract. 6.10.4 All payments made to Players must be made by the Club and fully recorded in the accounting records of the Club. 6.10.5 All salaried payments (whether to Contract or Non-Contract Players) must be subject to PAYE and National Insurance. 6.10.6 All salary payments due on written Contracts must be stated gross, before PAYE and National Insurance deductions. 6.10.7 Any Players paid expenses should be reimbursed via an expense claim form. The club should retain all expense records in a format acceptable to the delete HM Revenue and Customs. 7. CLUB COLOURS 7.1 On or before a date specified by the Company each year, every Club shall notify the Competition Secretary, in writing, of details of their first choice colours for outfield players and their goalkeeper (shirts, shorts and socks) and such details shall be printed in the Handbook published by the Company for the ensuing Playing Season. The colours registered by each Club shall be worn during the following season when playing at home. Shirts must be numbered 1 to 11 and substitute shirts 12 to 16 (or 17 where 13 is excluded) such that the numbers can be clearly identified by officials and spectators. Striped, hooped or otherwise patterned shirts shall have numbers affixed to contrasting patches or numbers in a contrasting colour with bold outline. No changes to the first choice colours or combination of colours shall be permitted without the consent of the Board. 7.2 When playing away from home, clubs must play in colours (shirts, shorts and socks) which are clearly distinguishable from those of their opponents and the Match Officials, in particular the goalkeeper must play in kit clearly distinguishable from the colours of the shirts worn by all other Players in the match and the Match Officials.

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Neck and cuff rim colours on shirts are not regarded as basic colours for the purpose of this Rule. Subject to the foregoing a Club may, if it wishes, wear colours not registered with the Competition for away matches. It is the responsibility of the visiting Club to check that their colours will not clash. The goalkeeper may wear tracksuit trousers acceptable to the Match Referee. 7.3 No Club shall be permitted to register or play in shirts the colour of which is likely to cause confusion with the outfits worn by the Match Officials (i.e. black or dark blue). 7.4 The Players’ shirts must be clearly numbered in accordance with the Team Sheet handed to the match referee before a match and there must be no change of numbers during the match except for a change of goalkeeper or if permitted by the match referee because of a blood injury. 7.5

The Captain shall wear a distinguishing armband to indicate his status.

7.6 Both sleeves of the shirts of all Players in matches played under the jurisdiction of the Company shall carry a Competition logo as supplied by the Competition on an annual basis if so decided by the Board. Shirt advertising must comply with FA Regulations. 7.7 The colours of clothing worn by ballboys/girls must not clash with the colours of either competing Club and the Match Officials. 8. PLAYING OF MATCHES. 8.1

The Board shall fix the date on which the Playing Season shall commence.

8.2 All matches shall be played under the Rules and Regulations of The FA and in accordance with the Laws of the Game as determined by the International Football Association Board. 8.3 Clubs taking the field of play – For all matches under the jurisdiction of the Competition, Clubs shall be required to enter the field of play together, preceded by the Match Officials, not less than 5 (five) minutes before the advertised time of kick-off. 8.3.1 All matches shall be of ninety minutes duration. The half time interval in all matches shall not exceed fifteen minutes. Any match which is not of ninety minutes duration may be ordered to stand as a completed match or replayed for the full period of ninety minutes or be awarded to the Club not at fault, as the Board may decide, on such terms as the Board shall decide. 8.3.2 In the event that a match is abandoned before half time the Club playing at home will issue a voucher to each spectator valid for free admission if the match is ordered to be replayed. In the event that the match is abandoned during or after the half time interval the Club playing at home is not obliged to issue such a voucher. 8.3.3 In the event that a match is abandoned for reasons over which neither Club has control the Club playing at home shall retain the gate receipts for such uncompleted match and the Board shall determine the terms upon which any replayed match shall be played. 8.3.4 In the event of a match being abandoned due to the conduct of one Club or its members or supporters the Board has the power to order that the match is not replayed and to award either one or three points to the Club not at fault. It cannot levy a financial penalty due to the conduct of a Club. 8.3.5 In the event of the match being abandoned due to the conduct of both Clubs or their members or supporters no financial penalty can be applied by the Board to either Club and the Board shall determine whether the original match stands as a completed match or is replayed and, if replayed, the terms upon which the match is to be replayed. 8.3.6 In the event of a match having to be postponed and one Club is found to be at fault then opponents for that match shall be compensated by the Club at fault. In the case of a visiting Club where it has undertaken all or part of its journey then travelling expenses and meal allowances may be claimed based on the total mileage involved in the whole journey. In exceptional circumstances, expenses for overnight accommodation up to a maximum of 18 persons may be claimed. In some instances compensation may also be claimed when neither of the Clubs is at fault. The Board will determine the amount of compensation payments to be made, if any. All claims for compensation by either Club in the case of either an abandoned match or a postponed match

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must be received by the League Secretary within 14 days of the date of the match to which the claim relates. 8.4 In the event of the match being postponed, not completed or abandoned, the home Club must immediately telephone or facsimile the Competition results service, the Competition Secretary and, in the case of a match postponement, the Appointing Authority, the visiting Club and the Match Officials. When a postponement occurs in any FA or County Cup competition, the home Club, if two Clubs are playing the tie, or the Club if the match involves a team outside of the Competition, must also follow this procedure. 8.5 Each Club must take every precaution to keep its ground in good playing condition and amenities (including floodlights) in good working order and complying with the Criteria Document throughout the Playing Season. 8.6 Where a match has been postponed for any reason, The Competition Secretary shall determine the new date. Any Club without just cause failing to fulfil an engagement to play a Competition match on the appointed date shall for each offence be liable to expulsion from the Competition and/or such other disciplinary action the Board may determine, including the deduction of up to a maximum of three points from the offending Club’s record, any expenses incurred by their opponents, and a fine. In the event of a Club being in breach of the previous paragraph of this Rule then the Board may award points to the Club not at fault as if the match had been played and the League table shall reflect the position as if the match had been played with the result awarded by the Board. 8.7 The postponement of matches due to ground conditions must be carried out in accordance with Rule 15.2. 8.8 All Clubs must have a facsimile machine, a mobile telephone and an email address operational at all times. These will be listed in the Competition Handbook unless a Club requests otherwise. 8.9 Each Club shall be prepared to kick-off at the scheduled time unless a satisfactory explanation is offered. Any Club commencing a Competition match with less than 11 Players may be subject to a fine. Each team participating in a match shall represent the full available strength of each competing Club. 8.10 When a Club obtains the consent of the Board to postpone a fixture because of an epidemic affecting the availability of their Players, that Club shall be liable to pay any direct expenses incurred, if any, to the opposing Club. The amount of claim will be at the discretion of the Board. Requests for the postponement of a match for any reason will not be considered more than forty-eight hours before the scheduled time of kick-off. Medical certificates for those Players affected, signed by the Players’ own doctor, must be forwarded to the Competition Secretary within fourteen days of the postponement, along with a full list of contract and NonContract Players currently registered by the Club at the date of the match which was postponed, giving full reasons against each name for the Player’s unavailability. 8.11 8.11.1 Each Club must hand the Team Sheet containing name(s) of Players taking part in a match (including the name(s) and number(s) of the nominated substitute(s) to the Referee and a representative of their opponents in the presence of the Referee at least forty five minutes before the scheduled time of kick-off. The Players’ numbers (in accordance with Rule 7) and the colours of the playing strip must be clearly stated. Any Clubs in breach may be fined. 8.11.2 Any Club altering its team selection or numbering after Team Sheets have been exchanged may be fined. A Player who is named on the Team Sheet may be replaced without fine if he is injured warming up after exchange of the Team Sheet. Any subsequent changes must be notified to the referee and to a representative of the opponents before the actual kick-off. 8.12 8.12.1 The home Club shall advise the visiting Club and the Match Officials of the date and time of kickoff of each match and the team colours, including the colour of the goalkeeper’s jersey, it will be wearing, to be received at least five days prior to the match and the visiting Club and the Match Officials must acknowledge receipt to be received at least three days before the match.

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The visiting Club must include in its acknowledgement the team colours, including the colour of the goalkeeper’s jersey, it will be wearing. 8.12.2 Where a match is re-arranged or cancelled after the officials have been appointed, it is the duty of the home Club to notify the officials of the cancellation of their appointments immediately. Clubs in default of this Rule may be subject to any action decided by the Board. 8.13

The standard kick-off times shall be as follows:

Saturday matches - 3.00 pm Midweek matches - 7.45 pm All agreed changes to time of kick-off to be notified to the Board immediately for confirmation. Clubs with ground sharing agreements must arrange for home matches to be played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If a clash of fixtures occurs with the sharing Club and for any reason a match is unable to be played on a Saturday, the match must be played on either the day before ie on Friday, or the day after ie on Sunday. If Clubs are unable to agree on the date then it will be played on the Sunday unless the Board decides otherwise. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding. Official bank holidays and Sundays - 3pm unless agreed otherwise by the two Clubs and the Board; application shall be made to the Competition Secretary by both Clubs at least 21 days before the relevant date. To re-schedule a midweek fixture for an evening other than a Club’s usual midweek night will require written agreement of both Clubs and the Competition Secretary. The Competition Secretary reserves the right to amend scheduled fixtures and kick-off times to meet television requirements as necessary. Notification will be provided by the Competition Secretary in writing to both Clubs for fixtures so rescheduled. 8.14 All matches shall be played on the home and away principle and the Board shall determine how the fixtures shall be arranged. Such fixtures shall take precedence over all competitions in which a Club may engage, with the exception of:• The FA Challenge Cup/Welsh Cup. • The FA Challenge Trophy/Vase Competition. • The Senior Cup Competition for which the Club is eligible, of the Affiliated Association to which it was first affiliated (except Football Conference National Division). Clubs playing in The FA of Wales Challenge Cup, or an Affiliated Association Cup Competition which allows the option to play the tie mid-week, must arrange the match to avoid interference with Saturday fixtures, providing the opposing club drawn at home has suitable floodlighting. This applies to ALL Clubs who play in a League competition which forms any part of the National League System of Football outside the Football League. Scheduled Saturday fixtures must not be re-arranged without permission of the Competition Secretary. This excludes FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase matches. Clubs may be ordered to re-arrange outstanding matches, at the discretion of the Board, and where necessary their prospective opponents instructed accordingly. Clubs with open dates on Saturdays may be instructed to play any outstanding Competition fixture on such date. A minimum of 6 (six) days’ notice will be given in respect of any such re-arrangement. 8.15 A Club may not enter its first team in any outside competition, other than those listed in Rule 8.14, without the prior permission of the Board. The Competition Secretary must be informed of all fixtures, postponements and results of all matches played in any other competition. 8.16

The Board shall determine the policy of the Competition for the issuing of match day passes.

8.17 The Board may change any Competition fixtures during the season to suit the overall interests of the Competition and shall have the power to decide whether a ground is suitable for Competition matches and to order a Club whose ground is deemed unsuitable to play its home matches at an alternative suitable ground.

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8.18 3 (three) weeks’ notice is required from Clubs wishing to re-arrange a Saturday match to Friday evening or Sunday. A request made in less than this period of time will only be considered by the Board in exceptional circumstances and granted at their sole discretion. 8.19 All Competition matches shall be arranged as soon as practicable. The copyright in all lists of arrangements of such fixtures shall be vested in the Company. 8.20 The home Club shall be responsible for notifying the Competition immediately following the conclusion of each home Competition match the result of that match together with the attendance, the times of all goals scored in the match and the scorer of each goal. In any FA or AFFILIATED ASSOCIATION Competition the home Club if two Clubs are playing the tie, or the Club if the match involves a team outside of the Competition, must also follow this procedure. 8.21 The home Club is responsible for publishing a full match programme acceptable to the Board for each of its Competition matches. A Team Sheet will not be considered sufficient to comply with this Rule. The visiting Club must send in writing to the home Club details of the proposed team they plan to field together with their Club history and up-to-date pen pictures of their current Players registered with the Competition for the season at least five days before the scheduled date of the match between the two Clubs. The home Club programme must include the details sent by the visiting Club in the match day programme and a copy of each match day programme shall be sent by the home Club to the Competition Secretary within 3 days of the match with the relevant match report form unless advised of an alternative arrangement by the Competition Secretary. Clubs will be responsible for all comments in their match day programme in respect of the Competition, the Company or other member Clubs, notwithstanding any disclaimers to the contrary. No part of a Club’s programme issued for a match in any competition shall, in the opinion of the Board, bring the Competition or the Company into disrepute. All Clubs will be responsible for their official website or similar computer related information system, which is within the public domain. Nothing shall be included on the website which in the opinion of the Board brings the Competition or the Company into disrepute. 8.22 8.22.1 In all Competition Matches, the number of Clubs Players and officials seated on the team benches, in the designated technical area, must not exceed 11 unless the team bench facility provides more than 11 individual seats. 8.22.2 Only one person at a time has the authority to convey tactical instructions to the Players during the match from within the technical area. 8.22.3 All team officials and substitutes seated on the bench shall be listed on the official Team Sheet when it is submitted to the Match Officials. Only those persons listed on the official Team Sheet shall be permitted in the technical area. 8.22.4 The occupants of the technical area must behave in a responsible manner at all times. Misconduct by occupants of this area will be reported by the Referee to The FA, who shall have the power to impose sanctions as deemed fit. 8.22.5 With the exception of the team manager, the team coach and any substitutes who are warming up or warming down, all other personnel are to remain seated on the trainer’s bench. The team manager or team coach is allowed to move to the edge of the technical area to issue instructions to his team. 8.22.6 All occupants of the technical area must wear the corporate bench kit supplied to each Member Club. Failure to wear the bench kit will result in a fine. The only exception would be the Team manager who will be allowed to wear suits and overcoats not displaying any sponsorship logos. 8.23

Match Videos – Not applicable.

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All Clubs must comply with The FA Regulations concerning Intermediaries.

10. FINANCIAL RECORDS 10.1 All Clubs shall keep their accounting records for recording the fact and nature of all receipts and payments so as to disclose with reasonable accuracy, at any time, the financial position including the assets and liabilities of the Club. 10.2 The home Club shall retain all gate receipts. Where a match is declared all ticket the Away Club shall be entitled to 10% of the total number of tickets available or a minimum of 600, whichever is the greater, subject to any stipulation by the relevant safety authority affecting these figures. Clubs must ensure that all gate receipts are fully and properly recorded and accounted for in the accounting records of the club. Clubs should have a system in operation for home games that enables them to accurately report on the following; • • • • •

A record of all tickets sold in advance A reconciliation of cash received by category of entrant through each turnstile The number of entrants through each turnstile A schedule of the numbers admitted to parts of the stadium that do not pass through a turnstile A list of complimentary tickets authorised

This documentation should be reconciled to the overall takings and declared attendance for each home game. 10.3 For Competition league matches only, the travelling expenses of match officials shall be pooled, each Club rendering on the match report details of all payments made. The Company shall, at the conclusion of the season, divide the total cost of officials in each division by the total number of Clubs in that division and where the total payment made by the Club is less than the equal share of the pool, the Club shall pay the difference within 14 days of the date of posting of the written notification to the Club. Where the sum paid by the Club is more than the equal share of the pool, the Club will be reimbursed from the pool of monies received from all the other Clubs. 10.4 In the event of a transfer of a Player where a consideration is agreed, the consideration can only be paid between the two clubs (the transferor and transferee clubs). The full name of each contracting club should be stated in the transfer agreement. The full consideration involved must be recorded in the accounting records of both clubs. 10.5 Any Club temporarily transferring a Player’s registration to another club should invoice the receiving club in accordance with the terms of the loan agreement. The Player concerned should remain on the payroll of the Club holding his permanent registration for the period of the loan. 10.6 All loans extended to a Club must be documented in full in the accounting records of the Club. Documentation supporting each loan must be retained and should include the following information:• • • • • •

The value of the loan The length of the loan The interest rate charged, and whether this is fixed or variable Repayment terms The full names of the individual or corporate body extending the loan The terms in the event of a default on the loan

The document should be signed by two directors, Officers or Executive Committee Members who are independent of the party extending the loan. 10.7 Within nine months of its accounting reference date, each Club shall submit to the Company a copy of its full financial statements as presented to its members/shareholders with confirmation that the accounts have been approved at a duly convened general meeting. 11. FOOTBALL CREDITORS Where a Club defaults in making any payments to any Football Creditor, the Club shall be subject to such penalty as the Board may decide, including, but not limited to, an Embargo; a points deduction; a Bond; a

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suspension; or any combination thereof. 12. RESULT/REPORT FORMS Each Club shall enter information from the match result form by the method instructed by the Competition and shall submit the fully completed copy of the appropriate match result forms by first class post, facsimile, or email to the Appointing Authority and the Competition within 3 days of the match. When a Club considers that the Referee has discharged his duties incompetently and awards a mark of 60 or less, a detailed report must be sent to the Appointing Authority within three days of the match by the method instructed by the Appointing Authority. Clubs in default of any provision of the Rule will be subject to a fine for each offence. 13. CHAMPION, RELEGATION 13.1 Three points will be awarded for a win at home or away and one point for a drawn match at home or away. 13.2 At the end of the Playing Season of each competition a table will be compiled showing the playing record of each Club in each division of the Competition. The playing record of each Club must include any points deduction made by the Competition or by the FA and in any situation where points per game are calculated the calculation will be made after taking into account the deduction of any such points. The position of each Club in the table so complied shall be determined in order with the Club being awarded the highest number of points being first and the Club being awarded the second highest number of points being placed second and so on. In the event of two or more clubs being awarded the same number of points the highest placed Club shall be decided as follows: 13.2.1 Goal difference – The goals scored against by each Club shall be deducted from the goals scored by that Club and the largest positive and smallest negative difference shall be placed the highest. 13.2.2 In the event of the goal difference being equal the highest placed Club shall be the Club which has scored the most goals; 13.2.3 In the event that two or more Clubs have the same goal difference and have scored the same number of goals then the highest placed Club shall be the Club which has won the most matches. 13.2.4 In the event of the two Clubs still being equal the Club which has the better playing record against the other Club in their head to head Competition matches during the Season will be the highest placed Club. 13.2.5 If the records of two or more Clubs are still equal and it is necessary for any reason to determine the position of each then the Clubs concerned shall play off a deciding match or matches on a neutral ground or grounds with the net gate money after deducting the usual matches expenses being divided equally between the two completing Clubs. 13.3 Promotion, relegation and lateral movement of Clubs shall be in accordance with the principles established by the Leagues Committee of The FA. 13.4

Not applicable.

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If no Clubs are eligible or wish promotion, the number of Clubs to be relegated will be reduced.

13.6 In the event of a Club, not being placed in a relegation position at the end of the season, wishing to resign from the Competition at the end of the season, or having been removed from membership under the Articles the number of Clubs to be relegated shall be reduced accordingly. 13.7 In the event of a Club opting to be relegated or being removed from membership under the Articles such Club or Clubs will replace the Club or Clubs otherwise due for relegation in accordance with Regulation 5.4 in the Regulations for the Establishment and Operation of the National League System. 13.8 If any Club ceases to operate between the annual general meeting of the Company and the commencement of the following Playing Season, no adjustments to the number of Clubs participating in the Competition will be made. The remaining Clubs will participate in the Competition for that season. 13.9 A Club which for any reason ceases to operate at any time during the Playing Season may have its playing record expunged, and any monies due to them from the Company shall be forfeited. From the date of the withdrawal no further payment shall become due to them. From the date of the withdrawal, that

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Club shall cease to be a member of the Company. 14. INSOLVENCY PROVISIONS 14.A.

SPORTING SANCTIONS

14.A.1. points.

If an Insolvency Event shall occur in relation to any Club that Club shall be deducted 10 (ten)

14.A.2.

Where a Club takes or suffers an Insolvency Event:-

14.A.2.1. during the Playing Season but prior to 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday in March, the points deduction shall apply immediately; 14.A.2.2. during the Playing Season but after 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday in March then Rule 14.3 shall apply; and 14.A.2.3. outside the Playing Season, the points deduction shall apply in respect of the following Playing Season such that the Club starts that Playing Season on minus 10 points (including a Club or Clubs Relegated from the Football Conference League, where such Club shall be subject to Rule 14 of the Football Conference League Rules or where it has been necessary under the National League System Regulations for a Club or Clubs to be moved from one league to another and such Club would have been subject to Rule 14). 14.A.3. Where the circumstances set out in Rule 14.2.2 apply and at the end of that Playing Season, having regard to the number of Competition points awarded (ignoring any potential deduction):(a) the Club would be relegated in accordance with The League Rules, the points deduction will apply in the next following Season; or (b) the Club would not be relegated as aforesaid, the points deduction will apply in that Playing Season and League Rules will then apply (if appropriate) following the imposition of the points deduction. 14.A.4.

For the purposes of this Rule 14

(a) where any Insolvency Event is taken or suffered other than on a Business Day (as defined by the Insolvency Rules 1986 as amended from time to time) then for the purposes of determining the timing of any points deduction only the action taken or suffered will be deemed to have been taken or suffered on the immediately preceding Business Day; and (b) if a Company Voluntary Arrangement is approved, then approval of that Company Voluntary Arrangement shall be deemed to have been given at the date of the first meeting of creditors called to consider that Company Voluntary Arrangement, and not the date of any adjourned meeting of the creditors or the meeting of shareholders. 14.A.5. For the avoidance of doubt, where a Club is subject to more than one Insolvency Event (for example Administration followed by a Company Voluntary Arrangement), the Club shall only be deducted one set of 10 points, such deduction to apply with effect from the first Insolvency Event. 14.A.6.

The Competition shall serve the Club with written notice of the points deduction (the ‘Notice’).

14.A.7. A Club may appeal against such a points deduction. Any such appeal will be conducted in accordance with the Regulations for Football Association Appeals, save that the following paragraphs of those Regulations will not apply – 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 3.3 and 3.5. In place of those Regulations, the following Rules 14.A.8 to 14.A.12 will apply. 14.A.8.

The Notice of Appeal shall be lodged with the FA within 7 days of the date of the Notice.

14.A.9. A Club may appeal against an automatic deduction of points solely on the ground that the insolvency proceedings arose solely as a result of a Force Majeure event (the ‘Appeal’). For the purposes of this Rule 14, a ‘Force Majeure’ event shall be an event that, having regard to all of the circumstances, is reasonably considered to have been unforeseeable and unavoidable. 14.A.10.

The Appeal Board shall have the power to:-

14.A.10.1.

Confirm the deduction of ten points; or

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14.A.10.3. Order that there shall be no sanction at all. 14.A.11. The decision of the Appeal Board shall be final and binding. Any costs incurred by any party in appeal proceedings brought before the Appeal Board shall be met by the Club in any event and shall be considered as a sum due to the Company. 14.A.12. Any sanctions imposed pursuant to these provisions shall not be taken into account in respect of any other sanctions, penalties or fines that may be imposed by the Competition in respect of any breaches of its Rules, Regulations or Articles of Association by the Club. 14.B.

GENERAL INSOLVENCY

14.B.1. In the event of a Club entering an Insolvency Event between the end of the AGM and start of the AGM immediately following thereafter (‘the next AGM’) then it shall automatically be relegated by one Step at the next AGM, unless one of the following requirements has been met, namely: (i) Prior to the next AGM it has Paid in Full all its creditors (including but not limited to Football Creditors); or (ii) Prior to the next AGM it has Paid in Full its Football Creditors and entered a compliant CVA. For the purposes of this Rule, a CVA shall be considered compliant if it provides for the following: • That all Creditors will be paid in Full; • The first payment under the terms of the CVA shall be made within 28 days of the approval of the CVA and shall constitute a minimum of 10% of the total sum payable; • The balance shall be paid in equal amounts over the remaining period of the CVA; • The period of the CVA shall not extend beyond three years from the date of approval. Following the approval of a CVA, any consent by creditors to compromise the whole or part of the debt admitted thereto shall render the CVA as non-compliant and the Club shall be required to notify the Competition in accordance with Rule 14.B.4. Notwithstanding the above, in the event of a Club being subject to an Insolvency Event at the date of the AGM, then the Club may be subject to such sanction as the Board may determine, (including expulsion from membership of the Competition) unless the Board is satisfied that by no later than 5pm on 31 July (or, if the 31 July falls on a weekend, 5pm on the immediately preceding Business Day) that the Club (or any new entity to which its membership is subsequently transferred under 2.9.2 above) is in a financial position to complete all of its fixtures for the immediate following Playing Season. This sanction shall apply in addition to any Club being relegated pursuant to its playing record in the same period namely that in the event of the Club having already been relegated by one Step it shall be relegated two Steps. This provision is subject to Rule 2.9.1 in respect of Clubs which have transferred their membership pursuant to an Insolvency Event and in that case where there is any conflict between any provision of Clause 14 and Rule 2.9.1 then this Clause 14 shall prevail. 14.B.2. A Club shall not be eligible for promotion or to compete in the Play Offs at the end of a Playing Season if at 5pm on the date on which the last scheduled League fixture is due to be played that Club: (i) has entered an Insolvency Event between the date of the AGM and 5pm on the date on which the last scheduled League fixture is played and has not Paid in Full all its creditors to which the Insolvency Event applies (including but not limited to Football Creditors) or Paid in Full all its Football Creditors and entered a CVA to have Paid in Full all other creditors over an agreed period not extending more than three years following the date of approval of the CVA: or (ii) has not complied with the terms of a CVA by which it is bound or is to seek to extend the period of the CVA. 14.B.3. The sanctions contained herein shall be in addition to and not in substitution for any other sanctions contained within the Rules and, in particular, the sanctions set out in rule 14.A. For the avoidance of doubt, where a Club is subject to more than one connected Insolvency Event, for example Administration followed by a Company Voluntary Arrangement, any sanction applied to it in accordance with Rule 14.B.1 shall be applied in one Playing Season only except as provided for in Rule 14.B.1 COMPLIANCE WITH/EXTENSION OF CVA’S

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14.B.4. Any Club must inform the Competition in writing (and provide supporting evidence) within seven (7) days of the Club: (i) making a payment under the terms of a CVA and provide evidence of that payment; (ii) becoming aware of any failure to comply with the terms of any CVA entered into by it (including the failure to make a payment by the due date); (iii) making an application to extend or vary the terms of the CVA entered into by it and provide a copy of the application, or (iv) completing all its obligations under an Insolvency Event and receiving confirmation of such from the relevant Insolvency Practitioner. In the event of any Club • failing to comply with the terms of any CVA entered into by it (whether securing Payment in Full of all of its creditors or not) including the failure to make a payment by the due date; and/or • making a successful application to vary the terms of the CVA or to extend the period of any CVA for a period extending more than three years following the date of the approval of the CVA; and/or • failing to inform the Competition of (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) of the above events in writing within seven (7) days as required under this Rule 14.B.4 then the Board shall have the power to impose such sanction as it deems appropriate, including, but without limitation, the expulsion of that Club, the relegation of that Club, the deduction of points and the embargo of player registrations. 14.B.5. Where a Club has transferred its membership under Rule 2.9.2. the provisions of Rule 14.B in relation to a CVA shall be applied to the former entity that was subject to the Insolvency Event and/or the new entity. 14.B.6.

Not applicable.

14.B.7. In the case of a Club or Clubs relegated from a league in the National League System (excluding Step 7) or subject to lateral movement under the National League System Regulations, Rule 14.B.1 shall apply from the date of the AGM of the League of which the Club or Clubs were a member in the immediately preceding Playing Season where the AGM of the Company is later. 15. 15.1

MATCH OFFICIALS Match Officials for all Competition matches shall be appointed by the Appointing Authority.

15.2 No Club shall postpone a Competition match on account of the apparent state of the ground. In the event that such circumstances prevail, Clubs should comply with procedures provided for in the document published by The FA “Recommended procedure for the guidance of Clubs and Referees in determining the suitability of grounds in adverse weather conditions”. Should the ground be declared unfit it is the responsibility of the home Club to immediately advise the Competition, the Appointing Authority, the visiting Club and the Match Officials. 15.3 In the event of any of the Match Officials appointed for a match not being in attendance at the match or becoming unable to complete the match it shall be completed under the control of the remaining Match Officials unless the competing Clubs are able to agree upon a substitute who is acceptable to the Match Referee; should the appointed Match Referee fail to appear then the senior Assistant Referee must take charge. Any substitute agreed for a match shall be considered a Match Official for the purposes of that match. In the event that a Club causes a match to be abandoned in relation to the operation of this Rule then that Club shall be charged with failing to fulfil a fixture (Rule 8.6 refers). 15.4 Match Officials should be present at the appointment at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled time of kick-off. The appointed Referee may be required to visit the ground earlier if requested to do so by the home Club. 15.5 In cases where it is found necessary to stop play owing to the weather or other cause, the Referee must wait a reasonable length of time before deciding on abandonment. 15.6 Referees must report on the relevant form all cases where teams commence a match late or without eleven Players on the field of play. Referees must also report their own or any assistant referees’ late arrival in any matches, and notify those concerned at the time of their intention. Assistant referees must also send an explanation of their late arrival to the Appointing Authority in writing by the method

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instructed by the Appointing Authority within 3 days of the match. 15.7 The home Club will be responsible for paying the Match Officials the fees and match expenses set by the Appointing Authority on the day of the match in their dressing room, within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the match (including matches abandoned for any reason). In the case of a postponed match, whether or not gate money is taken, any Match Official who has travelled to the match will be entitled to claim travelling expenses and half their match fee from the home Club. Where provided by the home Club, each Match Official must complete and submit a claim form for expenses. 15.8 The home Club shall be responsible for providing Assistant Referees with distinctive flags of a suitable size in an acceptable condition. 15.9 Three match balls proposed to be used in the match and, if applicable, supplied by the Company under a ball sponsorship agreement must be submitted to and approved by the Referee before the commencement of the match in his/her dressing room. It is the responsibility of the Club playing at home in each match played under the jurisdiction of the Competition to provide match balls in accordance with any match ball agreement signed by the Company. 15.10 Not applicable. 15.11 Referees must report all breaches of Rule to the Competition Secretary in writing within three days of the match on the appropriate form by first class post or electronically. 16. WITHDRAWAL OF CLUBS A Club must notify the Company not later than 31st March each year of its intention to withdraw from the Competition at the end of that Playing Season. Failure to do so will make a Club liable to a fine. This Rule shall not operate so as to preclude promotion, relegation or lateral movement of any Club to another competition in accordance with Rule 13. 17. PROTESTS, APPEALS 17.1 All protests, claims or complaints relating to these Rules and appeals arising from a Player’s contract shall be heard and determined by the Board, or a sub-committee duly appointed by the Board. The Clubs or Players protesting, appealing, claiming or complaining must send two copies of such protest, appeal, claim or complaint and deposit a fee which shall be forfeited in the event of the protest, appeal, claim or complaint not being upheld, and the party not succeeding may, in addition, be ordered to pay the costs at the direction of the Board. 17.2 All such protests claims complaints and appeals must be received in writing by the Competition Secretary within fourteen days of the event or decision causing any of these to be submitted. 17.3 The Board shall also have power to compel any party to the protest to pay such expenses as the Board shall direct. 17.4 Any appeal against a decision of the Board must be lodged with The FA within fourteen days of the posting of the written notification of the decision causing the appeal, accompanied by a fee which may be forfeited in the event of the appeal not being upheld. A copy of the appeal must also be sent to the Competition Secretary. All appeals to The FA must be lodged in accordance with the appeals procedure detailed in the Appendix to these Rules or that in force at any one time. 17.5 A Club, on giving fourteen days’ notice to a Player to terminate his Player’s contract, must state in the notice his right of appeal to the Board and also the address of the Competition Secretary to whom he must appeal. The notice must advise the Player of the necessity of forwarding two copies of his appeal with the deposit fee specified in the Fees Tariff, to the Competition Secretary within seven days of the receipt of the notice from the Club. A copy of such notice must be received by the Competition Secretary within seven days of the sending of the notice in order to be valid. 17.6 A Player on giving fourteen days’ notice to his Club to terminate his Player’s contract must also notify the Company and The FA of the reasons for the termination of the agreement. . A copy of such notice must be received by the Competition Secretary within seven days of the sending of the notice in order to be valid. 17.7

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against the relevant notice within seven days of the date of sending of the notice in writing in duplicate to the Competition Secretary with an appeal fee. 17.8 The Club or the Player as the case may be shall have further right of appeal as set out in Rule 17.4 above. 17.9 An appeal by a contract Player against a fine or suspension imposed by his Club under Football Association Rule C1m must be made within seven days to the Competition Secretary. 17.10 If so requested the Board may arbitrate on any disputes, protests, appeals, claims or complaints between two member Clubs in which event both Clubs shall send a non-returnable fee. Such arbitration shall be final and binding upon the parties to the arbitration. 18. MISCONDUCT OF CLUBS, OFFICERS, PLAYERS (a) Undertakings to be given by Club Employees All Clubs must incorporate in any contracts of employment with their employees, including Player, an undertaking on the part of the employee not to bring The Competition or any Club into disrepute and an undertaking on the part of the employee not knowingly to do anything or omit to do anything which will cause the Club to be in breach of the Laws of the Game, the Rules of The Football Association or the Rules of The Northern Premier League. Without prejudice to the generality of this rule, all Clubs must ensure they, and where appropriate any Officers of the Club, comply with the obligations of The Football Association’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test. (b) Misconduct in pre-arranging the result of matches. Any Club, Official or Player offering or receiving a payment or any form of inducement to or from any Club or the Official or Player of any Club; or any Club, Official or Player receiving or seeking to receive any payment or other form of inducement from any other person or organisation to win, lose, or draw a Match under the jurisdiction of The Northern Premier League or in which the Club participates by reason of membership of The Northern Premier League shall be deemed guilty of misconduct. (c) Any person charged and found guilty of bringing the Competition into disrepute and any Club, Officer or Member charged and found guilty of misconduct as defined by the Board or of inducing or attempting to induce a player of another Club to join his own Club shall be liable to such penalty as the Board shall deem appropriate. 19. TROPHY The Company shall present to the Winners and Runners Up of all divisions in the Competition 20 souvenirs for the Players and coaching staff. Additional souvenirs cannot be presented except by consent of the Board, and then at the expense of the requesting Club. In addition, a Competition championship trophy and runners-up trophy will be presented as and when the Board determine. The Clubs concerned will also receive a permanent souvenir. The trophies are the property of the Company and may never be won outright. The recipient Club shall be responsible for engraving their details on the trophy before returning same. The following agreement shall be signed on behalf of the winners of the trophies: “We, A.B. the of Football Club, C.D. and E.F members of and representing the said Club, having been declared winners of the [ ] Trophy and the same having been delivered to us by the said Competition, do hereby on behalf of the said Club, jointly and severally agree to return the same to the Competition Secretary, on or before 1st March next in good order and condition, suitably inscribed, in accordance with the Rules of the Competition and if the said Trophy is lost or damaged whilst under our care, we agree to refund to the Competition the amount of its current value or the cost of its thorough repair.” Any Club not returning the Competition trophy by the due date, returning them in poor condition or without being engraved will be fined.

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20. ALTERATIONS TO RULES No alteration to the Rules shall be made until they have been approved by The FA. Alterations to Rules shall only be approved at a general meeting of the Company in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company. Proposals for alterations to Rules, together with the name of their proposers and seconders, shall be received by the League Secretary not later than 31st January prior to the date fixed for the annual general meeting of the Company in each year or not later than eight weeks before the holding of an extraordinary general meeting called for the purpose of amending the Rules. 21. ADMISSION CHARGES The minimum charge for admission to all matches shall be determined from time to time by the Board. Admission charges, excluding home Club concessions as appropriate, must be the same for home and visiting supporters at Competition matches. Clubs may, with the written permission of the Board, have a maximum of three Competition Match days each Playing Season during which they can vary admission charges for adults including allowing free admission. 22. LONG SERVICE 22.1 The Board shall be empowered to grant a long service award for 21 years’ service with a member Club, providing such an award has not already been made by any other competition. 22.2 Clubs may enter into agreement with Players after five years continuous service providing for a testimonial. Players shall be qualified for a second testimonial after a further five years continuous service. If a Player is eligible for and entitled to a testimonial, his Club may grant him a monetary consideration, sanctioned by the Board of Directors, in lieu of such testimonial. 23. CENTENARY AWARDS A Club celebrating its centenary whilst in membership of the Competition shall be presented with a commemorative award by the Board. 24. PLAYING SURFACES 24.1

The Pitch

With effect from the commencement of Season 2015/16 Competition Matches may be played on: (a) Grass Pitch; or (b) Artificial Pitch in Steps 2 to 6 24.2 Ground Maintenance The Club is to be responsible for the maintenance of the Pitch and for the general maintenance of the ground. The Club must ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to maintain its Pitch in good order, as required under these Rules. 24.3 Pitch Standards All Pitches must be flat and free from surface depressions and excessive undulations. The maximum slopes allowable shall not exceed an even gradient of vertical to horizontal 1:41 in any direction. The Competition may require a Club to take such steps as the Board shall specify if not satisfied that an adequate standard of the Pitch is being maintained, including but not limited to the Board commissioning an independent report (including a Pitch Test) on the state of the Pitch, the cost of such independent report to be borne by the Club concerned. 24.4 Where a Club proposes to install an Artificial Pitch (or replace an existing Artificial Pitch) the following shall apply: For matches played under the auspices of The Football Conference at Step 2 of the National League System:(a) the Club shall disclose to the Competition, as soon as reasonably practicable but in any event not later than 7 days following the Club’s final match of the Playing Season preceding the scheduled

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commencement of installation, full details of the proposed contractor installing the Artificial Pitch and the timescales for installation. The proposed Artificial Pitch must have a design and specification that is capable of attaining the FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate following installation; (b) no installation works shall commence until such time as the Competition has approved the proposed installation and the timetable thereof. Installation may only take place outside the Playing Season; (c) installation must be scheduled to be completed in sufficient time to enable the completion of a Pitch Test and for confirmation of the results thereof to be supplied to the Competition no later than 14 days prior to the commencement of the following Playing Season; (d) the Club shall procure that: (i) a Pitch Test is carried out on the newly installed Artificial Pitch; and (ii) the FIFA accredited field test institute provides the Competition with a copy of their official reports to FIFA immediately following completion of the Pitch Test; and (e) the Club shall provide a copy of the FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate within 7 days of receipt to the Competition. For matches played at Step 3 and below of the National League System:(f) the Club shall disclose to the Competition, as soon as reasonably practicable full details of the proposed contractor installing the Artificial Pitch and the timescales for installation. The proposed Artificial Pitch must have a design and specification that is capable of attaining the FIFA Recommended One Star Certificate / IATS (International Artificial Turf Standard) or Two Star Certificate following installation; (g) no installation works shall commence until such time as the Competition has approved the proposed installation and the timetable thereof; (h) the Club shall procure that: (i) a Pitch Test is carried out on the newly installed Artificial Pitch; and (ii) the FIFA accredited field test institute provides the Competition with a copy of their official reports to FIFA immediately following completion of the Pitch Test; and (i) the Club shall provide a copy of the FIFA Recommended One Star / IATS or Two Star Certificate within 7 days of receipt to the Competition in which it is in membership. 24.5 As from season 2016/2017 only Clubs with FIFA Recommended Two Star certified Artificial Pitches will be eligible to take part in matches under the auspices of the Football Conference at Step 2 of the National League System SAVE THAT a Club which has a ground with the recommended FIFA One Star / IATS Certificate installed by 31 July 2016 can be promoted to Step Two of the National league System providing that it undertakes that upon renewal of the Pitch the Club will install a Pitch with a FIFA Recommended Two Star Certificate or be relegated to the appropriate Step. 24.6 Without prejudice to the obligations set out in Paragraph 24.3 above, Clubs that have an Artificial Pitch shall:(a) take such steps and/or refrain from such actions as are necessary to ensure that the Artificial Pitch continues to meet the requirements for a FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate at all times during each Playing Season including, without limitation, complying with all requirements of the FIFA Quality Standard; (b) where required to undertake Pitch Tests: (i) procure that the FIFA accredited field test institute undertaking any Pitch Test provides to The Competition a copy of their official reports to FIFA immediately following completion of the Pitch Test; (ii) provide a copy of the FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate by 31st May prior to the commencement of each Playing Season; and (c) co-operate with all reasonable requests made by the Competition, the Association or FIFA for the performance of the Artificial Pitch to be measured. 24.7 Where the Board is aware, by whatever reason, an Artificial Pitch fails to meet the requirements of the FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate, including following any Pitch Test, the Club shall forthwith, at its cost, take such steps as the Board shall specify to ensure the Artificial Pitch is restored to the requirements of the FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate. 24.8

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Pitch fails to meet the requirements of the FIFA Recommended One / IATS or Two Star Certificate. 24.9 Where a Club has an Artificial Pitch, any visiting Club is allowed to train, at no cost to that Club, on the Artificial Pitch on the day before the relevant match or at a mutually agreed time. The length of this training session may not exceed one hour, unless agreed otherwise with the home Club. The visiting Club must notify the home Club of its intention to exercise this right no later than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled match (or within 48 hours of the arrangement of the fixture, if later). 24.10 A breach of any of the requirements of Rule 24 which results in the postponement or abandonment of a match shall be dealt with in accordance with Rule 8.6. 24.11 Pitch Protection [In order to protect any Pitch, unless otherwise mutually agreed between both participating Clubs, the following procedures shall be adopted by Players and Officials in the periods immediately before and after a Match and at half time: (a) the Pitch shall only be used for warming up or warming down by Players named on the Team Sheet; (b) pre-match warming up by either team shall not commence until 45 minutes before the kick-off time at the earliest, shall not last for more than 30 minutes, and shall end no later than 10 minutes before the kick-off time; (c) if portable goals are provided they shall be used for all goalkeeping drills other than crossing practice; (d) the goalmouth area shall be used by goalkeepers for crossing practice and then only for not more than 20 minutes; (e) for the purposes of warming up and warming down each team shall use only part of the Pitch between the edge of a penalty area and the half way line or as otherwise directed by the groundsman; (f) all speed and stamina work shall be undertaken off the Pitch parallel to the touchline opposite the side to be patrolled by the assistant referee or, in the absence of sufficient space, in that part of the Pitch described in paragraph (e) above or as otherwise directed by the groundsman; (g) Players using the Pitch at half time as aforesaid shall give due consideration to any other activity or entertainment taking place on the Pitch at the same time; (h) the Home Club may water the Pitch at half time provided it gives reasonable notice to the referee and the other Club that it intends to do so and that any such watering is carried out evenly over the entire length and width of the Pitch; and (i) any warming down after the conclusion of the Match shall last for no longer than 15 minutes and for that purpose neither penalty area shall be used]. 24.12 Accommodating any club securing promotion to the Football Conference A Club which has qualified for promotion in accordance with the Regulations for the Operation of the National League System (Appendix A) to The Football Conference must by the 2nd Saturday in May at the end of the Playing Season, lodge with The Football Conference such documentation as may be required to satisfy The Football Conference that it can comply with the Criteria Document together with confirmation as to whether it seeks permission to participate in The Football Conference with a Grass Pitch or Artificial Pitch. 25. INSURANCE 25.1

PLAYERS

All Clubs shall be members of a Players personal accident insurance scheme. The policy cover shall be at least equal to the minimum recommended cover determined from time to time by The Football Association. Each Club shall submit to the Board a copy of the insurance policy document together with the last premium payment receipt fourteen days prior to the start of the Playing Season. 25.2

PUBLIC LIABILITY

All Clubs must have Public Liability cover of at least ten million pounds (£10,000,000). Each Club shall submit to the Board a copy of the insurance policy document together with the last premium payment receipt fourteen days prior to the start of the Playing Season. 26. MEDICAL PERSONNEL All Clubs shall have a therapist present throughout each Competition Match who has passed as a minimum The FA Intermediate Treatment of Injury� course (or its equivalent) and who holds a valid first aid certificate.

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Clubs shall ensure their medical practitioner or physiotherapist or equivalent keeps detailed up-to-date medical records for all Contract Players in the form and in accordance with the requirements and guidelines published by the Football Association from time to time. When a Player’s registration is about to be transferred the Transferor Club must make such records available to the medical practitioner or physiotherapist of the Transferee Club. This procedure shall also apply to all Players whose registrations are temporarily transferred under the provisions for Long, Short and Youth Loans. 27. PLAYER TRANSFERS BETWEEN CLUBS When Players are transferred (Contract, Non-Contract, Scholars or loan on temporary transfer) between member Clubs (or between member Clubs and clubs) it is the responsibility of each Club to ensure that the Competition receives copies of all relevant documents pertaining to the transfer including full details of any payment schedules agreed in writing or otherwise between the two Clubs. Should a Club fail to meet the payment schedules lodged with the Competition on receipt of notification an embargo on further Players registrations will be placed upon the defaulting Club together with a 1% levy per day on the outstanding payments as detailed in the agreement. 28. PROVISION FOR MEMBERSHIP FORM TO BE SIGNED BY EACH CLUB EACH PLAYING SEASON – Refer to Articles 29. PROVISION FOR FULL & ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – Refer to Articles 30. PROMOTION AGREEMENTS – Refer to Articles 31. GENERAL MEETINGS – Refer to Articles 32. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE – Refer to Articles 33. COMPETITION OFFICERS – Refer to Articles 34. Each Club shall at all times comply with all reasonable requests by the Competition to ensure due compliance by the Competition with its commercial agreements and shall not enter into any new agreements with any direct competitor to the Competition’s title sponsor. 35. Each Club shall be obliged to utilise any match boards provided by the Competition’s sponsor and further shall be obliged to procure that any bench kit provided by a sponsor shall be worn during competitive and first team matches. 36. Each Club shall permit photography, filming and audio and web broadcasting at their home ground to enable the Competition to comply with the terms of any Commercial Contract (as defined in the Articles), which may be entered into by the Company and will provide all necessary facilities as may reasonably be requested by the Competition or any broadcaster as may be nominated by the Competition. (Appendix D.) 37. Not applicable. 38. The Company shall be entitled either directly or through its duly appointed agents to inspect the books, accounts and financial records of any Club and that Club shall make available to the Company all information as may be required from time to time in that respect. 39. CENTRAL FUNDING - Not applicable. 40. FINANCIAL REPORTING INITIATIVE A club shall comply with the provisions of Appendix F ‘Financial Reporting Initiative’ as shall be enforced from time to time as determined by the Board and approved by the Football Association. The following appendices are incorporated within the membership rules and should be read in conjunction with the aforementioned rules. The rules and appendices were approved and passed by the clubs at the Annual General Meeting held 20th June 2015 An Embargo may be imposed pursuant to any of the relevant preceding or subsequent Rules and Regulations or Appendices but in any event shall be imposed:(a) where a Club has undergone an Insolvency Event

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(b) where a Club has been served with a winding-up petition which has not been satisfied in full or to the satisfaction of the petitioning creditors as evidenced by written agreement or (c) where a Club has either defaulted on such an agreement or has omitted or incorrectly reported its failure to adhere to the terms of any agreement. Any Embargo is without prejudice to any other penalties that the Competition may wish or be entitled to impose pursuant to any other Rule or Regulation or Appendix in relation to any matter giving rise to the right to impose an Embargo including but not limited to any default, or any agreement reached with creditors or failure to report the default or incorrectly reporting the Club’s adherence to any agreement with creditors.

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LEAGUE RULES INDEX Abandonments 8.3 Admission charges 21 Agents 9.1, 9.2 Annual match, champions v cup winners 4.11 Appeals 4.3, 14.5-14.4, 17.4 Arbitration 17.10 Ballboys/girls 7.8 Balls, match 15.9 Balls, practice 15.10 Bench kit 35 Board, the 4.1-4.13 Cancellation, of contracts 6.5.1 Cancellation, of matches 8.12.2 Ceasing to operate, a club 13 Centenary awards 23 Champion club, declaration of 13 Club colours 7.1-7.7 Contributions, to league funds 2.16 Creditors 2.9.2,2.9.3, 4.5, 11 Criteria document 2.5, 2.6 Dates, of matches 8.12.1 Deduction of points 14.A.1, 14.A.2 Definitions 1.1 Directors, change of 2.15 Duration, of matches 8.3 Fees, to match officials 15.7 Filming 36 Financial arrangements, with Players 6.10 Financial records 10.1 Financial statements 10.7 Fines 4.5 Fixtures, precedence of 8.14 Form D 2.1 Form H3 6.6.2 Gate receipts 10.2 General meetings 2.19 Ground sharing 2.1, 4.12, 8.13

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Owners’ and Directors’ Declaration 2.15 Passes, match day 8.16 Payroll Reporting 40 Photography 36 Playing condition, of grounds 8.5 Playing season 8.1 Playing surfaces 24 Postponements 8.3-8.7, 8.10, 15.2 Programmes 8.21 Promotion and relegation 13 Protests 17.1-17.3 Publication of Ownership 2.13 Re-arranging matches, to Friday or Sunday 8.18 Registration forms 6.4 Registrations, closing date for 6.2.1 Representative matches 4.10 Result/report forms 12 Results, of matches 8.20 Rules, alterations to 20 Scholars 6.3.1 Security of Tenure 2.3.1 – 2.3.2 Sponsors 35 Standards, appropriate to membership 2.17 Status, of Players 6.3 Subscription 3.1, 3.2 Substitute Players 6.8 Suspension, of a club 2.14 Team Sheets 8.11.1, 8.11.2 Technical area 8.22.1-8.22.5 Temporary transfers 10.5 Termination of contract 17.5, 17.6 Transfers 6.5, 10.4, 27 Travelling expenses, of match officials 10.3, 15.7 Trophy 19 Websites 8.21 Withdrawal, of a club from a competition 16

Inclusivity 2.20-2.23 Incorporation, by a club 2.8, 2.12 Ineligible Players 6.9 Insolvency event 2.14, 14A, 14B Inspection, of grounds 2.5 Instructions, of the Board 4.6 Insurance 25.1, 25.2 Interests, in more than one club 5 International transfer certificate 6.11 Kick-off time 8.13 List of Players 6.7 Loans 10.6 Loan Transfers 6.6 Long Service 22 Match boards 35 Match officials 15.1-15.11 Medical certificates 8.10 Medical personnel 26 Medical records 26 Membership 2.1 Misconduct 18 Number of clubs 2.10 Number of Players 8.9 Nursery club 2.4

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08 Rule

Offence

Amount (£)

2.5/3.1

Grading - Member Club

£100 per visit

3.2

Application/Membership Fee - Premier Division

£450

Application/Membership Fee - First Divisions

£350

Annual Subscription - Premier Division

£360

Annual Subscription - First Divisions

£210

3.2

150

FEES TARIFF

£4 (plus £1 admin fee when submitted by fax or electronically)

6.1.1

Registration Forms

6.1.1

Registration Forms - additional administration fee for forms submitted by facsimile or electronic transmission within 48 hours of the first league fixture of the season

6.1.1

Transfer Forms

14.A.7

Sporting Sanctions Appeal

17.1

Appeal to Board

£100

17.4

Appeal to the FA

£100

17.5

Appeal by the player

£100

17.7

Appeal by the Club

£100

17.10

Arbitration

£500

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FINES TARIFF Rule

Offence

Recommended MIN Fine (ÂŁ)

09 Recommended MAX Fine (ÂŁ)

2.2

Failure to return correctly completed Form D

50

250

2.8

Failure to notify change of entity

50

200

2.8

Change in Mem & Arts in 14 days

50

200

2.13

Failure to publish ownership details

50

200 1000

2.14

Failure to notify insolvency event

200

2.19

Failure to be properly represented at General Meetings

125

500

3.2

Late payment fees/subscriptions

100

500

50 + 10%

200 + 10%

4.5

None/Late payment of fines or charges

4.8

Not attending to business/correspondence of the Company

25

100

6.1

Failing to give notice of Players Status

25

100

6.1.1

Submitting registration form without player's signature

1000

4000

6.1.2

Failing to notify change of players status

25

100

6.4.1

Submitting form for player registered with another Club

25

100

6.4.1

Submission of form other than original

25

100

6.4.1

Falsifying a competition form

1000

4000

6.4.2

Failure to register 11 players

100

250

6.4.4

Player registering for more than one club

25

100

Named sub not registered

25

100

6.8 6.8

Failure to use sub-boards

50

200

6.9

Playing ineligible player

100

500 200

Any offence regarding kit, colours or numbers

50

7.6

7

Failure to wear captains armband

50

50

8.4

Failure to notify postponement or abandonment

50

200

8.5

Failure to keep ground in good condition

100

500

8.6

Failure to arrange postponed fixture

50

200 2000

8.6

Failure to fulfill fixture

500

8.7

Failure to carry out pitch inspection procedure

50

200

8.8

Failure to have fax/phone/e-mail

50

200

8.9

Failure to start with 11 players

100

500

Failure to play full strength team

50

500

8.11.1

Late/incomplete team sheet

25

100

8.11.2

Amending team sheet after exchange

25

100

8.12.1

Failure to notify details of match

25

100

8.12.2

Failure to notify cancellation/re-arrangement

25

100

25+ 2 per minute

50 + 2 per minute

8.9/8.13

8.13

Late kick off

8.13

Failure to notify/seek change to ko time

25

100

8.14

Failure to play County Cup match midweek

100

400

8.15

Playing in outside competition without permission

75

300

8.15

Non/late notification within the required time

25

100

8.2O

Non/late notification within the required time

25

100

8.21

Failing to provide information for matchday programme

25

100

8.21

Non publication of programme

75

250

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Offence

Recommended MIN Fine (£)

8.21

Failure to submit programme

50

250

8.21

Any other offence regarding a matchday programme

75

250

8.21

Any Club publication (written or electronic) deemed to bring the Competition or Company into disrepute

125

500

8.22

Technical area offences

25

150

10.7

Failure to submit accounts within the required time

50

250

12

Late submission of results/report form

25

100

12

Incomplete/Incorrect result form

25

100

Failure to carry out correct pitch inspect

50

200

15.2 15.7

Failure to properly pay match officials on the day

50

200

15.8

Failure to provide match officials flags

25

100

15.9

Failure to play with official match balls

50

200

1000

5000

Failure to return Trophy by due date

50

250

Failure to return Trophy engraved

50

250

Failure to return Trophy in good condition

50

250

Failure to provide correct level of insurance

250

1000

16

Failure to give notice of reignation by due date

19 19 19 25.1 25.2

Failure to provide correct level of insurance

250

1000

26

Failure to have medical personnel as required

50

250

27

Failure to provide information on transfer

50

250

34

Failure to comply with Commercial Agreement

100

500

35

Failure to use bench kit

100

500

36

Failure to allow filming at ground

100

500

38

Failure to allow access to Club books etc

250

1000

40

Failure to comply with Financial Reporting Initiative

100

500

Note : a penalty of £30 will be imposed for each and every cheque returned unpaid.

152

Recommended MAX Fine (£)


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CHALLENGE CUP RULES

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TITLE 1. The Cup shall be called “The Northern Premier Football League Challenge Cup” and shall always remain the absolute property of The Northern Premier Football League. The insurance of the Trophy will be undertaken by The League. ADMINISTRATION 2. The Board of The Northern Premier Football League shall have the entire control of the competition and shall have the power to alter or add to the rules of this Competition as they from time to time deem expedient. They shall appoint a Cups Committee who shall be responsible for the day to day running of the Competition and have the power to deal with any matters which may arise from time to time. LEAGUE RULES APPLY 3. The Northern Premier Football League rules shall apply to this competition except when it is stated otherwise. PROTESTS 4. Protests must be made in writing or by facsimile to the League Secretary and must be lodged at this office within forty-eight hours of the date of playing the Cup game in which the protest arises. ENTRY 5. The Cup shall be competed for annually by the member Clubs of The Northern Premier Football League. Each Club competing shall consist of eleven players plus up to five substitutes all bona-fide players of their Club. The matches shall be played under the rules of The Football Association and in accordance with the Laws of the Game. QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS 6. A player shall be considered a bona-fide player if he is registered by his Club with the Northern Premier Football League in accordance with the provisions of the League rules. A player on short term loan, long term loan or work experience will be allowed to play for the Club he is loaned to providing (a) he qualifies under Cup Rule 7 and (b) the loan/work experience agreement does not specifically exclude the player from participating in Northern Premier League Cup Competitions. ONE PLAYER, ONE CLUB 7. No individual shall play for more than one competing Club in the same Competition during the same season. INELIGIBLE PLAYER[S] 8. Any Club found in default of playing an ineligible player shall be disqualified from the Competition and subject to other penalties as the Board may deem appropriate. The Company may vary this decision only in circumstances where the ineligibility is due to the failure to obtain an International Transfer Certificate or where the ineligibility is related to the Players Status only. TEAM STRENGTH 9. Each Club must field a team, including substitutes, that consist of at least eight established first team players. An established first team player is as determined by the Cup Committee and if a Club has any element of doubt with regard to classification it should clarify the selection with the League prior to the game being played. For any breach of this rule the Cups Committee shall have the power at its discretion to inflict a fine not exceeding £500. FORMAT OF COMPETITION/VENUE OF TIES 10. All member clubs will enter the League Challenge Cup, the format of which shall be determined by the LMC prior to the commencement of each season. The Semi Finals of the League Challenge will be scheduled for a Saturday unless deemed otherwise by the Cups Committee.

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All Rounds to the Final to be played as one-off games. Should the scores be level after the end of normal time then the result of the game will be decided on penalties. The Final may be played either 1) over two Legs, 2) on the ground of one of the competing Clubs or 3) on a neutral ground – as determined by the Cups Committee in conjunction with the two Finalists. The Cups Committee shall decide on the formation of any groupings and the regionalisation of any Rounds as may be considered appropriate, prior to the Semi Final stages. All games shall be played on cup tie terms in accordance with Rule 9. Should the Club that has been drawn at home not be able to host the game at their normal home ground within 24 hour of the advised date and kick off time then the game will be played on the ground of their opponents. DIVISION OF GATES 11. The net receipt of the matches shall, after paying out the allowable expenses listed below, be divided as follows: (a) Up to the Final Tie the net gate receipts will be divided equally between the two competing Clubs. (b) In the Final Tie 25% of the net gate receipts will be payable to The Northern Premier Football League with the balance divided equally between the two competing Clubs. Allowable expenses paid: (i) When travelling by rail the second-class fares of the visiting team players and officials (not exceeding 20 in number.) (ii) When travelling by coach or car the mileage for the total journey to be charged as follows - £3.00 per mile for the first 50 miles, plus £2.00 per mile for the next 150 miles, plus £1 per mile thereafter. The distance of the journey will be determined by the recommended “AA” route. If private cars are used, then the expenses which can be claimed will be for a maximum of five cars at £0.40 per mile. (iii) A meal allowance will be made to Clubs based on the total mileage involved on the whole journey. The allowance will be as follows: Total up to 200 miles – Nil Over 200 miles - £3.00 per player and officials not exceeding 20. (iv) A fully inclusive ‘match expense’ of £150 to include floodlights, gatemen, ball boys, stewards, printing and advertising. In exceptional circumstances where the cost of stewarding/policing is excessive application may be made to the League for consideration to be given to increasing the amount allowable. (v) A £50 maximum charge for doctor/medical attendance if supported by an appropriate receipt of payment. In the event of the proceeds falling short of the expenses incurred, the loss so sustained will be the equal responsibility of both Clubs. Within 14 days of the game being played the home Club must submit to the visiting Club a copy of the balance sheet for the game together with payment of their entitlements from the game including the reimbursement of travelling expenses. A copy of the balance sheet must also be submitted to the League for all games, together with payment of their entitlement for the Final Tie. The contents of the balance sheet to be verified by a responsible official of the home Club (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer). Payment should not be delayed for any reason and estimates must be used for any expenses where the actuals are not known. If payment is not received by the visiting Club or by the League, in the case of the Final Tie, by the due date then an automatic fine of £25 will be imposed as appropriate, with a further automatic fine of £25 for each additional 7 days that any payments remain outstanding. If payment has not been received by the visiting Club within 28 days of the date of the game then the home Club will not be permitted to register any further players either contract or non-contract until such time as payment has been completed. TROPHIES 12. The Northern Premier Football League shall provide twenty individual trophies or other mementoes for the winners and runners-up of the competition.

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COLOURS 13. Each Club shall register its colours with the League Secretary. When two Clubs that have the same registered colours meet, the visiting Club shall change. No Club may change its colours during the progress of the match without the consent of the referee. ADMISSION CHARGES 14. The minimum charge for all Cup Competitions shall be ÂŁ5 including V.A.T. Clubs may, at their discretion vary the operation of this rule in respect of the admission for juveniles and senior citizens. The reduction for juveniles and senior citizens to be no greater than 50% of the standard adult rate unless a larger reduction is mutually agreed by the two competing Clubs and, in the case of the Final Tie, by the League. Prior to the end of the game the Home Club will provide to the Visiting Club details of the sale of tickets. League pass cards, other than those of the participating clubs, are not valid for Cup games. Complimentary tickets are limited to a maximum of six per Club.

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APPENDICES


APPENDIX A

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REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE SYSTEM 1. Definitions In the interpretation of these Regulations: any words and expressions, unless otherwise defined herein, shall be words and expressions as defined as follows:“AC” means the Alliance Committee appointed by FA Council. “Association” means The Football Association Limited. “Club” means a football club for the time being in a League in membership of the NLS. “League” means any competition sanctioned by the Association and/or an Affiliated Association in membership of the NLS. “LC” means the Leagues Committee appointed by FA Council. “NLS” means the National League System of competitions controlled by the Association where promotion and relegation links exist between participating Leagues. “Playing Season” means the period between the date on which the first competitive fixture in the League is played each year until the date on which the last competitive fixture in the League is played. For Clubs participating in Play Off Matches this does include the period when Play Off Matches are played. “Play Off Matches” means matches played between Clubs in a Play Off Position on a format to be determined by each League provided that the format is the same across each Step. “Play Off Position” means the position of a Club at the end of each Playing Season which is provided for in Standardised Rule 13 as qualifying the Club to take part in a Play Off Match to qualify for promotion to the next Step for the next Playing Season. “Regulations” means these regulations. “Rules” means the FA Standardised Rules or FA Standard Code of Rules under which a League is administered. “Step” means the level at which a Club participates in the National League System. 2. The National League System (“NLS”) shall be operated in accordance with the Regulations The aims and objectives of the NLS are to provide: 2.1 Clubs with a level of competitive football appropriate to their playing ability, stadium/ground facilities and geographical location. 2.2

A framework for discussion on matters of policy and common interest to Leagues and Clubs.

2.3

The seasonal movement of Clubs.

All Leagues are bound by the Regulations. A Club is bound by the Regulations from the date it has qualified for placement into the NLS until such time as it leaves the NLS for whatever reason.

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3. Position of a League in the National League System 3.1

The current structure of the NLS is set out below: National League

STEP 1

National League North

STEP 2

Northern Premier League Premier Division

STEP 3

STEP 4

Northern Premier League Division One North

Northern Premier League Division One South

National League South

Southern League Premier Division

Southern League Division One Central

STEP 5/6

STEP 7

Southern League Division One South & West

Isthmian League Premier Division

Isthmian League Division One North

Isthmian League Division One South

Step 5/6 Leagues

Step 7 Leagues

The Leagues currently at Steps 5, 6 and 7 are set out at the end of the Regulations. 3.2 Any league wishing to become part of the NLS must apply to The Association by 31st December in the relevant year in such form and/or providing such information as shall be required by the LC from time to time. The decision as to whether or not a league should be admitted to the NLS shall be made by the LC which will then decide on the Step at which the League will play. 3.3 Any League wishing to propose an adjustment to its position within the NLS must apply in writing to the LC by 31st December in any year for such proposal to be determined by the LC in order, if approved, to have effect in the following Playing Season. 4. Rules and Regulations for Promotion and Relegation The LC shall provide for the seasonal promotion, relegation or lateral movement of Clubs. A League must be committed to promoting and relegating Clubs at the conclusion of each Playing Season. 5. Detailed Promotion and Relegation Issues 5.1 The criteria for entry to the NLS and the criteria for ground/stadium facilities and the criteria for participation in Play Off Matches shall be determined by the LC. All criteria so determined shall be published by The Association from time to time. 5.2 At the conclusion of each Playing Season, the following procedures will apply to promotion/ relegation subject to the application of the Rules: Step 1 and Step 2 The following does not apply to promotion from Step 1. The Clubs finishing in the bottom four places at Step 1 at the end of the Playing Season will be relegated to a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 2 for the following Playing Season. They will be replaced by the Clubs finishing in 1st position in each of the divisions at Step 2 together with a further two Clubs determined by a series of Play Off Matches. Where a Club finishes in 1st position but does not meet the criteria for participation at the next Step, the Club finishing in 2nd

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position shall be promoted and the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches. Where a Club finishes in a Play Off Position but does not meet the criteria for participation in Play Off Matches the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches. The Play Off Matches shall be played so that in each Step 2 division the highest placed of the eligible Clubs plays against the lowest placed and the other two Clubs play each other. The aggregate winners will play each other and the winner of that match will be promoted. If there are only three eligible Clubs then the highest placed shall receive a bye to a second match where it will play the winner of the other Play Off Match and the winner of that match will be promoted. Clubs finishing below position 7 will not be considered for Play Off Matches. Step 2 and Step 3 The Clubs in the bottom three places in each of the two divisions at Step 2 at the end of the Playing Season will be relegated to a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 3 for the following Playing Season. They will be replaced by the Clubs finishing in 1st position in each of the divisions at Step 3 together with a further three Clubs determined by a series of Play Off Matches. Where a Club finishes in 1st position but does not meet the criteria for participation at the next Step, the Club finishing in 2nd position shall be promoted and the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches. Where a Club finishes in a Play Off Position but does not meet the criteria for participation in Play Off Matches the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches. The Play Off Matches shall be played so that the highest placed of the eligible Clubs plays against the lowest placed and the other two Clubs play each other. At Step 2 the aggregate winners will play each other and the winner of that match will be promoted and at Step 3 the winners of each first match will play each other and the winner of that match will be promoted. If there are only three eligible Clubs then the highest placed shall receive a bye to a second match where it will play the winner of the other Play Off Match and the winner of that match will be promoted. Clubs finishing below position 7 will not be considered for Play Off Matches. The promoted Clubs will be placed in a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 2. Step 3 and Step 4 The Clubs in the bottom four places in each of the three divisions at Step 3 at the end of the Playing Season will be relegated to a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 4 for the following Playing Season. They will be replaced by the Club finishing in 1st position in each of the divisions at Step 4 together with a further six Clubs to be determined by a series of Play Off Matches. Where a Club finishes in 1st position but does not meet the criteria for participation at the next Step, the Club finishing in 2nd position shall be promoted and the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches. Where a Club finishes in a Play Off Position but does not meet the criteria for participation in Play Off Matches the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches. The Play Off Matches shall be played so that the highest placed of the eligible Clubs plays against the lowest placed and the other two Clubs play each other. The winners of each match will play each other and the winner of that match will be promoted. If there are only three eligible Clubs then the highest placed shall receive a bye to a second match where it will play the winner of the other Play Off Match and the winner of that match will be promoted. Clubs finishing below position 7 will not be considered for Play Off Matches. The promoted Clubs will be placed in a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 3. Step 4 and Step 5 At the end of the Playing Season the Clubs in the bottom two places in each of the four divisions at Step 4 administered by the Northern Premier and Southern Leagues, together with the Clubs in the bottom three places in each of the two divisions administered by the Isthmian League will be relegated and placed in the most geographically appropriate League at Step 5. Irrespective of any provision contained within the Rules the Clubs finishing in bottom position in each of the six Step 4 divisions will be relegated and will not be reprieved. These Clubs will be replaced by the fourteen most suitable Clubs from the Leagues at Step 5 as determined by the LC. The suitability shall be determined as the Club finishing in 1st position in each Step 5 League which meets the entry criteria and wishes to be considered for promotion. In the event of the 1st placed Club not being eligible, the Clubs finishing in 2nd or 3rd position shall be subject to the same criteria. In usual circumstances, no more than one Club will be promoted from any one League. The Clubs to be promoted from Step 5 will be allocated to the most geographically appropriate division at Step 4.

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If vacancies remain, consideration will be given to reprieving those Clubs other than bottom placed clubs relegated from Step 4 who will be ranked according to the average number of points gained per games played and the Club with the highest average shall be reprieved first. In the event of Clubs having an identical record the Club to be reprieved shall be determined by the LC. Any Club seeking promotion from Step 5 to Step 4 must make application to the Association on the prescribed form, copied to their existing League, by 30th November in the relevant year. The application must be accompanied by the appropriate application fee, as determined by the LC, which is non refundable. Applicant Clubs must achieve a minimum E Grade by 31st March in the Playing Season when promotion is sought. Step 5 to Step 6 and Step 6 to Step 7 The promotion and relegation of Clubs between Steps 5, 6 and 7 shall be dealt with as follows. Movement of Clubs between Steps 5, 6 and 7, where a League operates at each Step, shall be included in their constitutional rules and regulations. Irrespective of any provision contained within the Rules, the Clubs finishing in bottom position in each of the fourteen Step 5 divisions will be relegated to Step 6 and will not be reprieved, as determined by the LC. Clubs seeking promotion to Step 5 from a League at Step 6 which is not linked to Step 5, must make application using the prescribed form direct to the Association, copied to their existing League, by 31st December in the relevant year. Each application must be accompanied by the agreed application fee, as determined by the LC, which is non refundable. Clubs seeking promotion to Step 6 from a League at Step 7 which is not linked to Step 6, must make application using the prescribed form direct to the Association, copied to their existing League, by 31st December in the relevant year. In order to be considered for promotion Clubs must finish in 1st position in their Step 7 league. If the Club finishing in 1st position does not wish to be promoted or fails to meet the entry criteria then the club finishing in 2nd position will be eligible for promotion. If the club in 2nd position does not seek promotion or fails to meet the entry criteria then clubs down to 5th position may be considered for promotion provided that they meet the appropriate entry criteria. Clubs finishing below 5th position will not be considered for promotion and only one club will be considered from each League. Each application must be accompanied by the agreed application fee, as determined by the LC, which is non refundable. 5.3

Where a vacancy occurs within the NLS the following procedures will apply:-

5.3.1 (a) Where a Club notifies its intention to resign from its League at the end of the Playing Season, then a vacancy is created on the date the notification of intention to resign is formally accepted by that League. In all cases, the Club will be placed in the bottom position in that division. In cases where the vacancy is created prior to the end of the Playing Season, the vacancy will be filled by the best ranked Club in that same division. In cases where the vacancy is created after the end of the Playing Season but before the League’s AGM, the vacancy will be filled in accordance with Regulation 5.3.2 below. (b) Where, during the course of the Playing Season, a Club notifies its intention to resign from its League with immediate effect or where a Club is removed from the League for any other reason, then the playing record of that Club will be expunged and a vacancy is created on the date the resignation or removal is formally accepted or recorded by that League. In all such cases the Club will be placed in the bottom position in that division and the vacancy will be filled by the best ranked Club in that same division. 5.3.2 Where a vacancy occurs at Step 1 following the completion of a Playing Season the best ranked Club in a relegation position in that division is reprieved. Where a vacancy occurs at Steps 2 and 3 following the completion of a Playing Season the best ranked Club in a relegation position across the particular Step is reprieved. The ranking to be determined by

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the average points gained per game played and comparable league position. The Club with the highest average shall be reprieved first. In the event of Clubs having an identical record the Club to be reprieved shall be determined by the LC. Where a vacancy arises and clubs at Step 4 are to be reprieved, the four clubs in 21st position in the Northern Premier and Southern Leagues and the two clubs in 22nd position in the Isthmian League would be ranked by the average points per game played. In the event of all of the above six clubs being reprieved and there are further vacancies available the next two places would be allocated to the clubs in 23rd position in the Isthmian League ranked on the average points per game played. 5.3.3 Where a vacancy occurs after the date of a League AGM then a League is not able to replace the Club(s) concerned for the following Playing Season. 5.3.4 In the event that for any reason whatsoever there are more vacancies in a division before the end of a Playing Season than relegation places in that division, the question of relegation and reprieves shall be dealt with at the sole discretion of the LC. 5.4 Only internal changes to the constitution of a League are allowed following the holding of a League’s Annual General Meeting. 5.5 Clubs are not allowed to enter into a ground share agreement in order to gain promotion or to retain membership at a particular Step where the Club has failed to attain or maintain the relevant Grade. 5.6

Ground grading requirements will be in accordance with the Rules.

In order to be considered for promotion, the following requirements will apply. Step 1 - Clubs must comply fully with the requirements of Grade A. Step 2 - Clubs competing at Step 2 must comply fully with the requirements of Grade B. To be considered for promotion to Step 1 or to be included in the Play Off Matches, Clubs must meet the requirements of Grade B together with any additional requirements by 31st March in the year in which they seek promotion. Clubs must also attain Grade A by 31st March in the year following promotion. Step 3 - Clubs competing at Step 3 must comply fully with the requirements of Grade C. To be considered for promotion to Step 2 or to be included in the Play Off Matches, Clubs must meet the requirements of Grade C and attain Grade B by 31st March in the year following promotion. Step 4 - Clubs competing at Step 4 must comply fully with the requirements of Grade D. To be considered for promotion to Step 3 or to be included in the Play Off Matches, Clubs must meet the requirements of Grade D and attain Grade C by 31st March in the year following promotion. Step 5 - Clubs competing at Step 5 must comply fully with the requirements of Grade F. To be considered for promotion to Step 4, Clubs must meet the requirements of Grade E by 31st March in the year in which they seek promotion, and attain Grade D by 31st March in the year following promotion. Step 6 - Clubs competing at Step 6 must comply fully with the requirements of Grade G. To be considered for promotion to Step 5 Clubs must meet the requirements of Grade G and attain Grade F by 31st March in the year following promotion. Step 7 - Clubs competing at Step 7 must comply fully with the minimum requirements in force. To be considered for promotion to Step 6 Clubs must meet the requirements of Grade H and attain Grade G by 31st March in the year following promotion. Clubs can be promoted from Step 7 to 6 without floodlights provided that all other requirements of Grade H are met by 31st March in the Playing Season in which the Club wishes to gain promotion and that the Club has the following in place:• • • • •

Planning permission for floodlights Funding applications submitted if required Quotations/estimates for the work to be carried out A development/business plan That by 30th September following promotion the floodlights are installed and in working order.

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in the year following promotion the floodlights are still not installed then the Club will be a relegated Club and be dealt with accordingly. 5.7 If a Club is relegated for not achieving the required Grade for the Step at which it is playing it will not be eligible for promotion again until it has attained the required Grade for the Step to which it wishes to be promoted. The Club must have that Grade at 31st March in the year in which it seeks promotion. 6. The Movement of Clubs within the National League System other than by Promotion or Relegation 6.1 Movement of a Club from participation in one League to another is not permitted other than by promotion and relegation or otherwise as set out in League Rules save with the approval of the LC. It may be necessary from time to time to move Clubs laterally at the same Step. Each year the LC will consider whether any lateral movements may be necessary at each Step; if so the Clubs likely to be affected shall be notified and given the opportunity to present a case if that Club does not wish to be moved laterally. The final decision shall rest with a sub-committee of the LC. This sub-committee may include members of Step 5 or Step 6 Leagues if appropriate. Any appeal shall be to the LC using members who have not been involved in the original decision. The decision of that appeal shall be final and binding subject only to Arbitration under FA Rule K. In coming to its decision the LC will have regard to any representations made by any party, the distance to be travelled by any Club to be moved compared to the distance travelled in the Playing Season prior to movement; the financial impact on the Club to be moved, the frequency with which the Club has been moved in the past; the number of Clubs both in the division to which the Club is to be moved and in the division from which the Club is moved, and any other matter that it considers to be relevant. 6.2 Any Club proposing to move from one League to another must make application in writing to The Association on or before 31st March in each year to be effective for the following Playing Season. In the event of such application being successful the League from which the Club is moving shall not levy a financial penalty on that Club. 6.3 (i) If a Club (whether a Members’ Club or a Company) is wound up, liquidated, or is removed from its League or withdraws from football competition (‘the Former Club’), and a new Club (‘the New Club’) is established which wishes to be placed within the NLS, then unless otherwise determined by the LC, it will be allowed to make an application only to join a League/division at Step 5 of the NLS unless the Former Club was in either Step 4 or Step 5 when the event which caused it to cease its membership occurred in which case it must re-join the NLS at a minimum of two Steps below the level at which it was at the time the event occurred, or withdrew from football competition, whichever is lower. Where the Former Club was a member of The FA Premier League or Football League then the LC shall at its absolute discretion determine in which League the New Club shall be placed for the following Playing Season and will set out at its complete discretion the requirements to be met by the New Club. In order for consideration to be given to the placement in the NLS of the New Club in the following Playing Season, an initial application must be received by the LC by 1st March or within twenty-one days of the Former Club being wound up, liquidated, resigning or being removed from its League or withdrawing from football competition, if such date is later than 1st March. The full application accompanied by all necessary documents including evidence of security of tenure having been granted to the New Club and affiliation to a County Football Association must be received by 31st March or within twenty-one days of the Former Club being wound up, liquidated, resigning or being removed from its League or withdrawing from football competition, if such date is later than 1st March. The application shall be copied to the League of which membership is being requested. The application will be determined by the LC. In considering any application, the LC will set out at its sole discretion the requirements to be met by the New Club. In the event of more than one application being received within twenty-one days of the Former Club being wound up, liquidated, resigning or being removed from its League or withdrawing from football competition, the LC will consider at its discretion which application will be considered in accordance with this Regulation.

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(ii) If a Club is removed from its League and wishes to remain in the NLS it shall apply to the LC within two working days of it receiving written notification of its removal from its League. The LC will consider such application and will place the Club in what it considers at its sole discretion to be the most appropriate League/division for the following Playing Season. 6.4 If a Club (whether a Members’ Club or a Company) ceases to be a member of its league and that Club (that is not a New Club as defined at 6.3 above) wishes to be placed within the NLS for the immediately following Playing Season, then unless otherwise determined by the LC, it may be allowed to make an application to join a League/division below the most recent League/division of which the Club was a member. In order for consideration to be given to the placement in the NLS by the Club in the immediately following Playing Season, an initial application must be received by the LC in accordance with the procedures set out at 6.3 above. The application shall be copied to the League of which membership is being requested. The application will be determined by the LC at its absolute discretion. In considering any application, the LC will set out at its sole discretion the requirements to be met by the Club in determining whether to approve the application. 6.5 If two or more Clubs (“the Merging Clubs”) are proposing a transaction or series of transactions that result in the merging or consolidation (“the Proposed Merger”) of those Clubs into one Club (“the Merged Club”) then a formal application to do so must be received by the LC and the league(s) of which the Merging Clubs are members by 31st December to be valid for the following Playing Season. A Deed of Agreement, which shall be legally binding on all parties must be submitted to The Association by 31st March in the year immediately following receipt of the application. The LC shall determine at its absolute discretion where the Merged Club is to be included in the NLS for the following Playing Season subject to the provisions of item 6.5.5 below. In arriving at its decision the LC may apply the following minimum criteria: 6.5.1 The requirements of Standardised Rule 2.9 for the current Playing Season must be met by each of the Merging Clubs. If one or more of the Merging Clubs is subject to an insolvency event then Standardised Rule 2.9.2 shall be applied to such club(s), otherwise Standardised Rule 2.9.1 shall be applied; 6.5.2

The proposed playing name of the Merged Club must be acceptable to the LC; and

6.5.3 The Merged Club must have security of tenure to a ground that meets the relevant ground grading requirements; 6.5.4

Any other criteria that the LC may from time to time deem to be appropriate;

6.5.5 The Merged Club will ordinarily be placed at the lower of the Steps at which the Merging Clubs ended the Playing Season in which the application is made. For the purposes of this Regulation, if one of the Merging Clubs has finished that Playing Season in a relegation place, then they will be deemed to have ended the Playing Season at the Step to which they would have been relegated without the Proposed Merger proceeding. Any decision regarding whether a proposed transaction or series of transactions falls to be considered under this Regulation shall be determined by the LC at its absolute discretion 7. Placement of a Club into a League 7.1 Usually a club can only enter the NLS at Step 7. However, in exceptional circumstances a League may seek approval from the LC to receive a club not currently in membership of a League within the NLS provided that there is: (a) a vacancy within its constitution (b) the club meets the entry criteria and (c) promotion and relegation issues have been satisfied. Such request must be received by no later than 1st March. 7.2 Reserve teams, including a team from a club or Club which is not considered by the LC to be sufficiently separate from another club or Club, will not be permitted to compete above Step 6 in the NLS. There must be a minimum of two Steps between a first and reserve team. This does not apply at Steps 6 & 7. No two teams from the same Club can play at the same Step. Reserve teams currently at Step 5 can remain unless relegated, once relegated they will not be permitted to be promoted back to Step 5.

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7.3 Teams from Higher Education or Further Education establishments are not permitted to compete above Step 5. This does not prevent any such establishment forming a Club which complies with all entry criteria and which is separate from the establishment itself. 7.4 Where a Club moves from one League to another, for whatever reason, the League from which it is being moved must provide the League to which the Club is being moved with a certificate confirming that the Club being moved does not owe any money or other property of any nature to the League from which it is being moved. The Club being moved cannot compete in its new League until such certificate has been provided and the onus will be on the Club being moved to ensure that it has cleared all indebtedness to its previous League. 8. Procedures for the Determination of any Matter, Dispute or Difference by the Leagues Committee 8.1 The LC may adopt such procedures for the determination of any matter, dispute or difference as it considers appropriate and expedient, having regard to the aims and objectives set out at Regulation 1. The LC may require the attendance at a meeting or the written observations of any League or Club, as it considers appropriate to assist its determination. 8.2 (a) Any dispute or difference between a League and a Club relating to promotion and relegation issues, lateral movement and/or other eligibility criteria must be referred for determination to the LC; such determination shall be final and binding subject only to Arbitration in accordance with Rule K. (b) Any decision of the LC shall be subject to a right of appeal to an Appeal Board. The decision of that Appeal Board shall be final and binding on all parties. All referrals of appeals shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulations for Football Association Appeals save for appeals in relation to Ground Grading decisions where the procedures are outlined in 8.2(c) below. (c) Procedures for Ground Grading Appeals (i) The ratification of the Ground Grading decision must be sent in writing within 14 days of the final decision date, currently 31st March. (ii) Appeals in relation to Ground Grading Appeals must be submitted to The FA Judicial Services Department within seven days from the date of the written decision outlining the Grounds of Appeal, with a copy to The FA Leagues & Clubs Department. (iii) The Ground Grading Technical Panel will appear before an Appeal Board with the Appellant to respond to the application and there is no requirement to make a formal response in writing. (iv) In all cases the Ground Grading Technical Panel will submit any documentation including the Ground Grading report that was considered by the Ground Grading Technical Panel in relation to the Ground Grading decision, (which the appellant would already have received). (v) Dates would be set annually in advance by the Judicial Services Department for the hearing of Ground Grading appeals and details of the dates would be notified to all Clubs in the correspondence from the Ground Grading Technical Panel notifying the decision of the Ground Grading assessment. (vi) All Ground Grading Appeals are to be heard by the end of April each year. 8.3 The LC may, at its discretion, delegate the resolution of any matter, dispute or difference arising under these Regulations to any body it considers to be appropriate (including a sub-committee or commission which may include members of council not on the LC or a body constituted by a County Football Association). 9. Arbitration The fact of participation in the NLS and signifying agreement to be bound by the Regulations shall constitute an agreement between each League and Club to refer to Arbitration any challenge in law arising out of, or in relation to, the Regulations in accordance with the provisions of FA Rule K. 10. Precedence In the case of conflict between the Regulations for the Operation of the National League System and the Rules, the Regulations take precedence.

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STEP 5

STEP 6

STEP 7

Combined Counties League Premier Div

Combined Counties League Div 1

Anglian Combination Premier Div

Eastern Counties League Premier Div

East Midlands Counties League

Cambridgeshire County League Premier Div

Essex Senior League

Eastern Counties League Div 1

Central Midlands League Div North

Hellenic League Premier Div

Hellenic League Div 1 East

Central Midlands League Div South

Midland League Premier Div

Hellenic League Div 1 West

Cheshire League Premier Division

North West Counties League Premier Div

Kent Invicta League

Dorset Premier League

Northern Counties East League Premier Div

Midland League Div 1

Essex Olympian League Premier Div

Northern League Div 1

North West Counties League Div 1

Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Div

Southern Counties East League

Northern Counties East Div 1

Gloucestershire County League Premier Div

Spartan South Midlands League Premier Div

Northern League Div 2

Hampshire Premier League Senior Div

Southern Combination Football League Div 1

South West Peninsula League Premier Div

Herts Senior County League Premier Div

United Counties League Premier Div

Spartan South Midlands League Div 1

Humber Premier League Premier Div

Wessex League Premier Div

Southern Combination Football League Div 2

Kent County League Premier Div

Western League Premier Div

United Counties League Div 1

Leicestershire Senior League Premier Div

Wessex League Div 1

Liverpool County Premier League Premier Div

West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Div

Manchester Football League Premier Div

Western League Div 1

Middlesex County League Premier Div

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STEP 7 Middlesex County League Premier Div Northamptonshire Combination Premier Div Northern Football Alliance Premier Div Nottinghamshire Senior League Senior Div Peterborough & District League Premier Div South West Peninsula League Div 1 East South West Peninsula League Div 1 West Somerset County League Premier Div Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Div Suffolk & Ipswich League Senior Div Wearside League West Cheshire League Div 1 West Lancashire League Premier Div West Riding County Amateur League Premier Div West Yorkshire League Premier Div Wiltshire Football League Premier Div Step 7A Midland League Div 2 Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Div Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Div Spartan South Midlands League Div 2 Thames Valley Premier League Premier Div Teesside League Div 1 West Midlands (Regional) League Div 1 York Football League Premier Div Step 7B Bedfordshire County League Premier Div Surrey Elite Intermediate League Intermediate Div

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REGULATIONS FOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION APPEALS 1. COMMENCEMENT OF APPEAL 1.1 An appeal shall be commenced by lodging a notice of appeal (“the Notice of Appeal”) with The Association. 1.2 The Notice of Appeal shall be lodged within 14 days of the date of notification of the decision appealed against. 1.3

In the case of an appeal from a decision of a Regulatory Commission:

(a) Notification of the intention to appeal shall be made in writing to The Association within 7 days of notification of the decision to be appealed against; (b) the date of notification of the decision shall be the date of the written decision or, if applicable, the date of the written reasons for the decision. In relation to any other decision, the relevant date shall be the date on which it was first announced. 1.4

The Notice of Appeal must:

(a) identify the specific decision(s) being appealed; (b) set out the ground(s) of appeal and the reasons why it would be substantially unfair not to alter the original decision; (c) set out a statement of the facts upon which the appeal is based; (d) save for where the Appellant is The Football Association, in which case no deposit will be payable, be accompanied by any deposit prescribed by the relevant Rules of The Association or Regulations. Where an appeal is lodged by fax or email or other electronic means, the deposit must be received not later than the third day following the day of despatch of the fax, email or electronic notification (including both the day of despatch and receipt); (e) where appropriate, apply for leave to present new evidence under 2.6 below. 1.5 The grounds of appeal available to The Association, shall be that the body whose decision is appealed against: (a) misinterpreted or failed to comply with the Rules or Regulations relevant to its decision; and/or (b) came to a decision to which no reasonable such body could have come and/or (c) imposed a penalty, award, order or sanction that was so unduly lenient as to be unreasonable 1.6 The grounds of appeal available to Participants shall be that the body whose decision is appealed against: (a) (b) (c) (d)

failed to give the appellant a fair hearing and/or misinterpreted or failed to comply with the rules or regulations relevant to its decision; and/or came to a decision to which no reasonable such body could have come and/or imposed a penalty, award, order or sanction that was excessive

Where an appeal is brought against a decision of a Regulatory Commission by FIFA, UKAD or WADA pursuant to the Doping Regulations, any and all of the appeal grounds set out at Regulations 1.5 and 1.6 above may be relied upon. 1.7 (a) Only where a decision made by a league is being appealed, within 7 days of the lodging of the Notice of Appeal, the league (the Respondent) may submit in writing an application for the Appeal Board to require a bond to be lodged by the Appellant before the appeal may progress. (b) Whilst such a bond application is being processed in accordance with this regulation, no Response to the Notice of Appeal will be due from the Respondent in accordance with regulation 2.4. (c) Any bond application must be copied to the Appellant, and – (i) (ii)

State the grounds for the application; and State the amount applied for.

(d) The Appellant may provide a response to the bond application within 7 days of its submission. (e) Whether or not the Appellant has provided any response to it, the Appeal Board shall consider the bond application as soon as practicable after the seventh day following its submission. The Appeal

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Board may, in its discretion, consider the bond application on papers alone, or require the parties to attend a personal hearing. Any such personal hearing shall be conducted according to such timings and procedure as the Appeal Board may determine at its discretion. (f) Notwithstanding the terms of 3.5 below, only following a bond application by the Respondent submitted pursuant to this regulation, the Appeal Board may order the Appellant to lodge a bond with The Association on such date and in such amount as it considers appropriate, where it is satisfied that – (i) The Respondent will incur legal costs [in excess of XX] in responding to the Notice of Appeal; and (ii) There is a real risk that the Appellant will not pursue the Appeal to a final determination by the Appeal Board. The Appeal Board’s decision in this respect shall be final and binding with no further right of appeal. (g) Where an Appeal Board orders a bond to be lodged with The Association, the Appeal may not proceed until the bond is duly lodged. In any such appeal, notwithstanding the terms of 2.4 below, the Respondent shall serve its response to the Notice of Appeal within 14 days from the date that the bond is lodged with The Association. (h) Where an Appeal Board decides not to order a bond to be lodged with The Association, notwithstanding the terms of 2.4 below, the Respondent shall serve its response to the Notice of Appeal within 14 days from the date of the Appeal Board’s decision. (i) Any bond lodged with The Association pursuant to (6) above will be held by The Association until the final determination of the appeal by an Appeal Board. Following such final determination, the bond shall in all cases be returned to the Appellant in full. (j) Notwithstanding the terms of 3.5 below, in any case where a bond has been lodged with The Association, and the appeal is not pursued by the Appellant to a final determination by the Appeal Board, the Appeal Board shall have a discretion to order the forfeiture of any part or all of the bond, such amount to be paid in full to the Respondent to cover any costs it has so far incurred in responding to the appeal. 1.8 Once an appeal has been commenced, it shall not be withdrawn except by leave of the Appeal Board, with such order for costs, or such order in respect of any bond lodged pursuant to 1.7 above, as the Appeal Board may consider appropriate. 2. APPEAL PROCEEDINGS 2.1

An Appeal Board shall proceed as set out below.

2.2

Reference to a party or parties means:

(a) the appellant (the “Appellant”); and (b) the respondent (the “Respondent”), which shall be either the Participant and/or The Association in the case of an appeal against a decision of the Regulatory Commission, or the Affiliated Association or Competition whose decision is appealed against (the “Respondent”). 2.3 The Association, whether acting as Appellant or Respondent, shall nominate an individual or individuals to represent it before the Appeal Board. 2.4 The Respondent shall serve a written reply to the Notice of Appeal (the “Response”) on an Appellant and the Appeal Board within 21 days of the lodging of the Notice of Appeal. Where appropriate, the Response must include any application for leave to present new evidence under 2.6 below. 2.5 The parties shall be entitled to make oral submissions to the Appeal Board but an appeal shall be by way of a review on documents only, without oral evidence, except where the Appeal Board gives leave to present new evidence under 2.6 below. Appeal Board proceedings shall be conducted how, when and where the Appeal Board considers appropriate. Reasonable notice shall be given by the Appeal Board of the date, time and venue of the appeal. An Appeal Board shall not be bound by any enactment or rule of law relating to the admissibility of evidence in proceedings before a court of law. An Appeal Board shall proceed as follows: 2.6 The Appeal Board shall hear new evidence only where it has given leave that it may be presented. An application for leave to present new evidence must be made in the Notice of Appeal or the Response, setting out the nature and the relevance of the new evidence, and why it was not presented at the original

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hearing. Save in exceptional circumstances, the Appeal Board shall not grant leave to present new evidence unless satisfied with the reason given as to why it was not, or could not have been, presented at the original hearing and that such evidence is relevant. The Appeal Board’s decision shall be final. 2.7 The chairman of an Appeal Board may upon the application of a party or otherwise, give any instructions considered necessary for the proper conduct of the proceedings, including but not limited to: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

extending or abridging any time limit; amending or dispensing with any procedural steps set out in these Regulations; instructing that a transcript be made of the proceedings; ordering parties to attend a preliminary hearing; ordering a party to provide written submissions. The decision of the chairman of the Appeal Board shall be final.

2.8 The Appeal Board may adjourn a hearing for such period and upon such terms (including an order as to costs) as it considers appropriate. 2.9 The Appellant shall prepare a set of documents which shall be provided to the Appeal Board and Respondent at least seven days before the hearing and which shall comprise the following (or their equivalent): (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

the Charge; the Reply; any documents or other evidence referred to at the original hearing relevant to the appeal; any transcript of the original hearing; the notification of decision appealed against and where they have been given the reasons for the decision; (f) any new evidence; (g) the Notice of Appeal; (h) the Response. Where the Regulatory Commission or other body appealed against has not stated the reasons for its decision, either; (i) the Appellant shall request written reasons from that body which shall be provided to the Appeal Board; or (ii) the Appeal Board shall require that a member of the body that made the decision shall attend (in which case, questions may be put by the Appeal Board at a hearing to satisfy itself as to the reasons for the decision. Cross-examination by the Appellant or Respondent shall not be permitted. Representations may be made by the parties to the Appeal Board who may then put questions to the member of the body that made the decision). 2.10 Appeal hearings shall be conducted how, when and where the Appeal Board considers appropriate. Reasonable notice shall be given by the Appeal Board of the date, time and venue of the appeal. Where an application to present new evidence has been made, the party making the application shall address the Appeal Board in support of the application and the other party may respond; the Appeal Board shall then determine whether or not it will receive the new evidence. The following procedures shall be followed at an appeal hearing unless the Appeal Board thinks it appropriate to amend them: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h)

The Appellant to address the Appeal Board, summarising its case; Any new evidence to be presented by the Appellant; The Respondent to address the Appeal Board, summarising its case; Any new evidence to be presented by the Respondent; Each party to be able to put questions to any witness giving new evidence; The Appeal Board may put questions to the parties and any witness giving new evidence at any stage; The Respondent to make closing submissions; The Appellant to make closing submissions.

2.11 The Appeal Board shall proceed in the absence of any party, unless it is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for the failure of the party to attend, and shall do so in such manner as it considers appropriate.

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2.12 The Appeal Board may, in the event of a party failing to comply with an order, requirement or instruction of the Appeal Board, take any action it considers appropriate, including an award of costs against the offending party. 3. APPEAL BOARD DECISIONS 3.1 A decision, order, requirement or instruction of the Appeal Board shall (save where to be made under the Rules of The Association by the chairman of the Appeal Board alone) be determined by a majority. Each member of the Appeal Board shall have one vote, save that the chairman shall have a second and casting vote in the event of deadlock. 3.2 The Appeal Board shall announce its decision to the parties as soon as practicable in such a manner as it considers appropriate; and unless it directs otherwise, its decision shall come into effect immediately. 3.3

The Appeal Board shall have power to:

(a) allow or dismiss the appeal; (b) exercise any power which the body against whose decision the appeal was made could have exercised, whether the effect is to increase or decrease any penalty, award, order or sanction originally imposed; (c) remit the matter for re-hearing; (d) order that any deposit be forfeited or returned as it considers appropriate; (e) make such further or other order as it considers appropriate, generally or for the purpose of giving effect to its decision. (f) order that any costs, or part thereof, incurred by the Appeal Board be paid by either party or be shared by both parties in a manner determined by the Appeal Board. 3.4 Decisions of the Appeal Board shall be final and binding and there shall be no right of further challenge, except in relation to appeals to CAS brought by FIFA or WADA pursuant to the Anti-Doping Regulations, or in respect of the amount of costs any party is ordered to pay by the Appeal Board, as set out below. OTHER COSTS 3.5 Any costs incurred in bringing, or responding to, an appeal shall normally be borne by the party incurring the costs. In exceptional circumstances the Appeal Board may order one party to pay some or all of the other party’s costs. Such costs will not include any legal costs. Any applications for such costs must be made at the Appeal Board and must include details of the exceptional circumstances. 3.6 An appeal against only the amount of costs ordered to be paid shall be heard and determined by a single person appointed by such independent body as determined by The Association from time to time. That person shall decide all matters of procedure for how such an appeal will be conducted. WRITTEN DECISION 3.7 As soon as practicable after the hearing, the Appeal Board shall publish a written statement of its decision, which shall state: (a) the names of the parties, the decision(s) appealed against and the grounds of appeal; (b) whether or not the appeal is allowed; and (c) the order(s) of the Appeal Board. The written statement shall be signed and dated by the chairman of the Appeal Board and be the conclusive record of the decision. 3.8 The Appeal Board shall, upon the request of the Appellant or the Respondent (such request to be received at The Association within three days of the date of the announcement of the decision), give written reasons for the decision.

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Under the requirements of league rule 6.6.1 the following Leagues have been authorised by the Football Association to operate Loan Transfers. Loans of Contract Players shall be allowed to or from Clubs in membership of these Competitions. (a) Combined Counties League (b) Eastern Counties League (c) Essex Senior League (d) Football Conference (e) Football League (f) Hellenic League (g) Isthmian League (h) Midland League (i) North West Counties (j) Northern Counties East League (k) Northern League (l) Northern Premier League (m) Premier League (n) Southern League (o) Southern Counties East League (p) Spartan South Midlands League (q) Sussex County League (r) United Counties League (s) Western League

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TELEVISING OF MATCHES 1. No matches in any Competition conducted by the Northern Premier League (also known as the Evo-Stik League) shall be televised, recorded or transmitted by satellite, cable, internet or any similar method except with the written consent of the League’s Board of Directors nor shall any club take part in any match (except FA Cup, FA Trophy and County Cup ties) which is to be televised or recorded or transmitted by satellite, cable, internet or any similar method without first obtaining the written consent of the League’s Board of Directors. 2. The Northern Premier League (also known as the Evo-Stik League) or any subsidiary or associated company of the Northern Premier League or duly authorised agent or broadcaster (and its respective employees and agents) for the purpose of televising, recording or transmitting, shall be allowed access to the grounds of clubs (and to any television gantries, camera positions and facilities) for the purpose of recording or broadcasting matches under the jurisdiction of the Northern Premier League.

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PLAY-OFF PROCEDURES 1. Participation Subject to the Champions of the respective Leagues/Divisions obtaining automatic promotion then the next four highest placed clubs - normally 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th - will participate in the Play-Offs for the second promotion spot. However, should the Champion Club not qualify for promotion for whatever reason then the 2nd placed club (subject to qualifying) will take the automatic promotion spot and the clubs finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th will participate in the Play-Offs. This formula will be extended to as far as the 7th placed club should any of the 2nd to 6th placed clubs not qualify for promotion. It will not be extended beyond the 7th placed club. Should the number of the 2nd to 7th placed clubs that qualify for the Play-Offs be less than four then the numbers participating will be reduced accordingly. 2. Sequence of Matches - Venues Subject to four clubs qualifying to participate the two Play-Off Semi-Finals will comprise (1) the highest placed of the qualifying clubs playing at home to the 4th highest placed of the qualifying clubs and (2) the 2nd highest placed of the qualifying clubs playing at home to the 3rd highest placed of the qualifying clubs. The winning Semi-Finalists will meet in the Final with the highest placed of the two clubs playing at home. Should only three clubs qualify for participation in the Play-Offs then the highest placed of the qualifying clubs will be exempt to the Final in which they will play at home to the winner of the one Semi Final that will comprise the 2nd highest placed of the qualifying clubs playing at home to the 3rd highest placed of the qualifying clubs. Should only two clubs qualify for the Play-Offs then the Final will comprise the highest placed playing at home to the 2nd highest placed club. The Semi-Finals and Final to be played to a conclusion as one-off games and should the scores finish level at the end of normal time then 15 minutes each way extra time will be played. Should the scores still be level at the end of extra time then the winners will be decided by kicks from the penalty mark. 3. Dates of Games The dates and admission prices for the Semi-finals and Finals will be as determined by the Board. Should the Club that has qualified to play at home either in the Semi-finals or Finals not be able to host the game at their normal home ground on the advised date and kick-off time then the game will be played on the ground of their opponents. 4. Financial Arrangements All Play-Off games to be played under the terms of their respective competitions Challenge Cup rules with the net gate being distributed on the ratio of 37.5% to each of the two clubs and the balance of 25% payable to the league. 5. Trophies The Club winning the Play-Offs to receive a permanent memento as determined by the respective competition. 6. Other Matters Any matters arising not covered above should be referred to the respective League Secretary who should consult with the FA Leagues Manager as may be appropriate.

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FINANCIAL REPORTING INITIATIVE STEPS 3 and 4 FROM 2015/16 SEASON Arrears – A Club will be deemed, for the purposes of this Regulation, to have Arrears if it has not, by 30 June and 31 December (collectively the ‘Reporting Dates’) of each season, Satisfied in Full its liability to HMRC in respect of PAYE/NI and VAT as shown in the table below. Reporting Date

HMRC liability required to be Satisfied in Full (PAYE/NIC)*

HMRC liability required to be Satisfied in Full (VAT)*

30 June

All PAYE/NIC incurred up to 31 March

All VAT up to quarter ended either Jan/Feb/Mar

31 December

All PAYE/NIC incurred up to 30 September

All VAT up to quarter ended either July/Aug/Sept

*For the avoidance of doubt, this refers to all amounts incurred and outstanding in respect of PAYE/NIC and VAT

HMRC – Means HM Revenue & Customs or other such government department(s) that may replace the same. PAYE/NI – Means any and all payments required to be made by the Club in respect of income tax and national insurance contributions Embargo – as defined in the Rules . Satisfied in Full – Means where a Club has: • Paid in Full all its Arrears; and/or • entered a Time to Pay Agreement and scheduled payments are current with HMRC in respect of all its Arrears. Time to Pay Agreement – means an agreement in writing between the Club and HMRC in relation to the repayment of arrears to HMRC in respect of PAYE/NIC and VAT. VAT – Means any and all payments required to be made by the Club in respect of Value Added Tax. 1. Introduction 1.1 This document forms the basis of the Financial Reporting Initiative (‘FRI’) as enabled by Rule 40 of the Competition Rules (‘the Rules’). 1.2 Each Club that is a member of the Competition shall be subject to the requirements of the FRI, as set out from time to time in this document. 1.3 Any breach of the terms of the FRI shall be dealt with in accordance with the terms of the FRI and the Rules of the Competition. 1.4 The FRI came into effect on 16th June 2012. The sanctions set out at Section 3 below shall apply with effect from 19th June 2015. 2. Procedure Initial Reporting 2.1 By 30 June and 31 December of each year (collectively ‘the Reporting Dates’), each Club shall submit the following information to the Competition: (i) a mandate signed by a duly authorised club signatory granting the Competition consent to discuss its tax affairs directly with, and receive information from, HMRC, such consent to take the form as prescribed by the Competition from time to time (30 June only); (ii) whether they are registered for PAYE/National Insurance and/or VAT, and if so, what their registration numbers are (30 June only); (iii) A copy of the Statement of the Club’s current position for PAYE/NI at 31 March or 30 September respectively obtainable from the Club’s account with HMRC On line services or failing that a written confirmation from a third party (eg the Club’s payroll processor) of the Club’s PAYE/NI position at 31 March or 30 September that is acceptable to the Competition; (iv) A completed form in such format as the League shall decide disclosing:

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• The Club’s total liability to HMRC in respect of PAYE/National Insurance as at 31 March and 30 September respectively, analysed by month; • The Club’s total liability to HMRC in respect of VAT as at the VAT quarter end date most recently ended before the reporting date, analysed by quarter; (v)

Any other relevant information that the Competition may require.

2.2 Forms must be submitted in either hard copy or by email to the League office by 5pm on the relevant due date. All documentation must be signed by two authorised signatories of the Club. Clubs must retain a copy of all documentation submitted to the League. 2.3 In considering the application of this Rule, the Board shall adopt such procedures and take such action for the determination of any matter, dispute or difference as it considers appropriate. Ongoing Reporting 2.4 A Club will be required to Satisfy in Full its Arrears on or before each Reporting Date. 2.5 Any Club that has failed to Satisfy in Full its Arrears on or before each Reporting Date must notify the League of this fact by 5pm on the Reporting Date. 2.6 Any Club that defaults on a Time to Pay agreement must notify the League of this fact within five working days. 2.7 Any Club that is subject to a Time to Pay agreement is required to advise the League of any payments made under the terms of the Time to Pay Agreement within 5 working days of making such a payment and provide evidence of the payment. 3. Sanctions 3.1 Any Club that fails to provide some or all of the documentation detailed in clause 2.1 shall be subject to an immediate Embargo. 3.2

Any Club that:

• by each Reporting Date, has failed to Satisfy in Full its Arrears; and/or • defaults on a Time to Pay agreement; shall be subject to an immediate Embargo until such time as the Arrears are Satisfied in Full. 3.3

Any Club that:

• fails to notify the League that it has not Satisfied in Full its Arrears on or before any Reporting Date; and/ or • fails to notify the League that it has defaulted on a Time to Pay agreement within five working days of the default occurring; shall be subject to an immediate Embargo and shall be subject to such additional sanction as the Board or Sub-Committee detailed at Section 4 shall decide. 3.4 The Embargo referred to at paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3 above shall not apply where the Arrears total £500 or less. 3.5 Any Club that fails to comply with the reporting requirements of paragraph 2.7 above shall be subject to a sanction determined by the Board or the Sub-Committee detailed in Section 4. 3.6 In the event of a Club breaching any of the requirements of this Rule, and being found guilty of Misconduct, the Board reserves the right to impose any penalty it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, the withholding of central funding to any Club. 4. Sub-Committee 4.1 A sub-committee may be duly appointed and authorised by the Board of the Competition to consider and determine such matters pertaining to the FRI (‘the Sub-Committee’). Such Sub-Committee may comprise representatives of the Board, League executive and any independent person that the Board may deem appropriate. 4.2

In the event that a Club is subject to an Embargo under the provisions of paragraphs 3.1 to 3.3,

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the Club may be required to appear before the Board or Sub-Committee. The Board or Sub-Committee will meet with the Club not more than 21 days after the Sanction date at a time, date and venue of the Board or Sub-Committee’s choosing. 4.3 The Sub-Committee, where appointed, shall have the power to recommend to the Board that they suspend any Embargo imposed under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.3 or make modifications or apply any conditions thereto such as they deem appropriate. 5. Other Matters 5.1 In considering the application of the FRI, the Board or its duly appointed Sub-Committee shall adopt such procedures and take such action for the determination of any matter, dispute or difference as it considers appropriate. 5.2 In the event that a Club believes that it is subject to specific circumstances that are not reflected in the initiative, they must report these circumstances immediately to the League. Such circumstances may include, but not be limited to, the following: • a club not being registered for PAYE/NI or VAT with HMRC; • a club having an arrangement in place with HMRC to make PAYE/NI and or VAT payments on a basis other than the standard terms as set out in the relevant legislation, regulations or guidance in force from time to time; • a club being subject to an HMRC assessment; • a club having an amount in dispute with HMRC. In such circumstances, the Board or the Sub-Committee reserves the right to request any necessary supporting documentation and to impose any additional or varied reporting requirements on such clubs as it deems appropriate. 5.3 The Board or Sub-Committee shall have the right to inspect or duly authorise an independent agent or The FA to inspect the books and records of any Club in assisting it in determining matters pertaining to the Initiative. 5.4 Clubs will have the right to appeal any decision by the Board or Sub-Committee pertaining to the application of the FRI. Such an appeal will be subject to the conditions laid down in Rule 17 of the Competition. 5.5 For the avoidance of doubt, any Club that has become a member of the Competition through promotion, relegation or by any other means is required to comply with the provisions of this Rule in its entirety.

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EMBARGO Embargo means a ban on a Club signing, re-signing, exercising an option to sign, extending a contract, converting a loan into a permanent transfer, converting a short term loan into a long term loan, loaning or seeking in any way to register a player whether on a contractual or non-contractual basis or as an amateur, trainee, academy, work experience or schoolboy associate other than within any of the Embargo Terms and Exemptions hereinafter contained. Embargoed Club means any Club subject to an Embargo Embargo Terms and Exemptions 1. Prior to the start of the season an Embargoed Club will be permitted to sign up to 16 players. The complement of registrations must comprise entirely non-contract players save that it may include players under existing written contract, or players listed on the retained list at the end of the previous season where an option has been exercised prior to the implementation of the embargo. 2. In the event of the playing squad of any Embargoed Club falling below 16 registered players of whatever status then any of its then existing registered players who is the subject of a short term loan agreement may have that agreement renewed/extended up to the maximum permitted period of 93days. 3. In the event of any Embargoed Club having more than 16 registered players then subject to the exceptions hereinafter contained no short term loans may be renewed or extended. 4. In the event of any Embargoed Club having its playing squad fall below 16 registered players and where none of the registered players are on short term loans then the Embargoed Club shall be entitled to sign and register a sufficient number of non-contract players to bring the total of its squad up to 16. 5. An Embargoed Club shall in any event not be entitled to change the status of any of its registered players without the prior permission of the Board nor shall it be entitled to engage any new player under the permitted exemptions, on terms better than those of any player whose departure gave rise to the right to sign any other player. 6. An Embargoed Club shall not be permitted to improve the existing terms of any its registered players. 7. In the event of an Embargoed Club having a squad of 16 or less players, of whatever status, satisfying the Competition that any of those players have a long term injury (for this purpose a long term injury shall mean an injury supported by satisfactory medical evidence which may either be a medical certificate from the players own Doctor or a letter signed by either a State Registered Physiotherapist or a Member of the Chartered Institute of Physiotherapists stating that the player or players will be unavailable for selection for a period of not less than 14 days) then it shall be entitled to sign a replacement player or players as the case may be on a non contract basis but subject to the provisions of Clause 5 hereof and for a period not to exceed the certification of the long term injury or injuries. A new player registered under this clause must not be nominated on the Team Sheet for any match at the same time as the player he has been signed to replace, and must not be engaged on more favourable terms than the player he has been signed to replace. 8. Where the number of eligible players falls below 11, or 11 excluding a goalkeeper, due to suspensions, a Club may make application to the Board to sign non-contract player(s) to ensure a team of 11, including a goalkeeper, can be fielded. 9. In the event of an Embargoed Club having no fit goalkeeper (again as evidenced by medical certificates) then it shall be entitled to register a goalkeeper for an initial maximum period of 28 days. A goalkeeper registered under this clause must not be nominated on the Team Sheet for any match at the same time as the goalkeeper he has been signed to replace, and must not be engaged on more favourable terms than the goalkeeper he has been signed to replace. 10. In any event if an Embargoed Club’s squad falls below 16 because of exceptional circumstances then it shall have the right to make a written application to the Board of the Competition for its consent to sign sufficient players to bring the number of its squad up to 16 and the Board acting in the interest of the integrity of the Competition shall have the right at its absolute discretion to permit the Embargoed Club to sign sufficient players on non-contract or short term loans to bring the number of its playing squad up to 16 fit players applying the criteria set out in the Exemptions above. 11. Any event being a breach of any Competition Rule (including but not limited to the late delivery of a FRI form) which may give rise to the imposition of an Embargo, shall give the Board the right to impose that Embargo with immediate effect. The Board will in any event procure that a written

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request for a personal hearing in respect of such a decision will be heard within 7 days of receipt of the request from the Club, notwithstanding the Club’s immediate right of Appeal in accordance with Rule 17.4. Pending any such request for a personal hearing, or any subsequent appeal to The Football Association, the Embargo will remain in place. 12. In the event of an Embargo being imposed pursuant to any breaches of the FRI regulations then the Embargo will not be lifted until 7 days after full compliance by the Embargoed Club with the FRI regulations in force from time to time 13. In the event of any Club failing to comply fully with any agreement with HMRC, whether formal or informal, or the terms of any CVA then apart from any other obligations and penalties within these Rules and Regulations it shall be obliged to inform the Competition forthwith of such failure or contravention and the defaulting Club shall be placed under an immediate embargo. If the Club fails to advise the Competition upon becoming aware of such an event then it shall be subject to such penalty as the Board may impose in its entire discretion including but not limited to deduction of points, fines, suspension and expulsion.]

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Appendix to Standardised Rules for 2015/16 – Club Licensing System This appendix to the Rules has been compiled by the Sanction and Registrations Committee of The Football Association for the mandatory use of all sanctioned Competitions at Steps 1 to 4 inclusive of the National League System. Definitions Definitions are as per the Rules. “the Licence” – a licence required to be held by a Club to be a member of the Competition. “the First Licence” – the licence to be applied to Clubs for admission into the Competition in the 2016/17 season. 1. General provisions and application of the Licence 1.1 The FA is to introduce a licensing system for all Clubs at Steps 1 to 4 of the National League System. The FA has delegated to the Board all aspects of the operation, determination and granting of the Licence. A Licence shall be in respect of a Membership Year. The first assessment shall be in March and April 2016 in relation to the granting of a Licence in the Membership Year immediately following (‘the First Licence’). 1.2 The categories of the requirements to be included within the First Licence are summarised at Section 4 below. 2. Role of the Board 2.1

The Board [or a Sub Committee of the Board] shall assess each Club in relation to the Licence.

3. Role of The FA 3.1

The FA Council shall approve the requirements of the Licence.

3.2 At any time The FA shall be able to make representations to the Board with regard to the application of the requirements of the Licence to a Club or Clubs. 3.3 The FA shall also have the powers of the Board in relation to the application of the Licence to a Club where the Board has, in the absence of an explanation acceptable to The FA, failed to apply such powers so or has not done so to the satisfaction of The FA. Such powers include determining any sanctions for non-compliance in accordance with the Licence and the Rules. 3.4 In all cases where The FA proposes to apply the powers of the Board as set out at paragraph 3.3, The FA shall consult with the Board in good time and shall take its representations fully into consideration before applying such powers. Any decision of The FA to apply the powers of the Board as set out at 3.3 shall only be capable of appeal to The FA by the affected Club in accordance with The Regulations for Football Association Appeals.

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4. The First Licence

Criteria Licence Condition

Rule (*)

FA Rule (*)

Step(s) condition applied to

2.2

A3(j)(i)

1-4

2.2

A3(j)(i)

1-4

n/a

I2 (a) – (e)

1-4

10.8

I1(c) – (d)

1-4

I 1 (c)

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A3(g)

1-4

n/a

1-4

I2

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2.16

ODT Regulations

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5

FA Competitions Rule 24

1-4

11

n/a

1-4

40 and Appendix D

n/a

1-4

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2.15, 14

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1-4

1. Legal 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6

Confirmation of the registration of a Club’s legal entity with the Competition and The FA. Registration of a Club’s playing name with the Competition. Confirmation that a Club’s articles or constitution are compliant with the Rules of The FA. Confirmation that a Club’s annual accounts have been prepared and presented in accordance with the FA Rules and Club constitution. Filing of a Club’s annual accounts (e.g. at Companies House for club companies) by the due date in accordance with statutory requirements. Transfer of licence to be consistent with the requirements of Rule 2.9.

2.9

2. Ownership 2.1 2.2

Evidence of publication by a Club of its ownership structure and confirmation of the current ownership 2.13 structure. Board approval of any Change of Control of a Club in that 2.14 Membership Year.

3. Integrity 3.1 3.2

Confirmation that all individuals acting as an Officer of a Club have met The FA Owners’ & Directors’ Test Regulations. No individuals with an Interest in the Club to have an unapproved Interest in another Club.

4. Sustainability measures 4.1 4.2 4.3

Confirmation that the Club has no overdue Football Creditors. Compliance by a Club with the Financial Reporting Initiative and assessment of PAYE/national insurance and VAT. Compliance by a Club with the Competition’s evidence of funding requirements.

5. Insolvency measures 5.1

Compliance with Competition Insolvency Rules

6. Stadia criteria 6.1

Registration of the security of tenure of a Club’s Ground

2.3.2

n/a

1-4

6.2

Compliance by a Club’s Ground with the Criteria Document

2.3.3

n/a

1-4

2.16, 14

I2

1-4

7. Significant changes

7.1

Obligation on a Club to advise the Competition of any significant changes including but not limited to, a Change in Control or any event that requires reporting to the Board or competition under Rule 14 insolvency Provisions.

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SUMMARY OF RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND APPROVED FOR EACH SEASON 1. All clubs must either via SMS text or e-mail IMMEDIATELY after the game report the result, attendance and goal scorers including time of goal to the number and e-mail address which will be provided at the beginning of each season. 2. All Clubs must within 24 hours of any NPL League or League Cup fixture complete the online official Northern Premier League Team Sheet which provides for listing players used and match information. 3. All Clubs to complete the Contributory Leagues Match Form and either submit by email as an attachment, by fax or by post to be received within three working days, by the League Officer as directed at the beginning of each season. All home clubs must ensure the Officials Expenses Section is fully complete. The club must retain the original signed form for each fixture throughout the current season in case of any appeal lodged at a later date. 4. Prior to the kick off of each game, all member clubs should provide in the boardroom and to the press, full details of the final teams and match officials which must be submitted on the official league form. 5. Clubs shall have in attendance at Home matches, fully qualified First Aid personnel and to have readily available emergency medical equipment including stretchers to facilitate prompt attention to injured players. It is expected that all clubs will have available at each game and at all times a defibrillator. All clubs must ensure that an appropriately qualified person can operate a defibrillator. [Note that the League Secretary will have details of First Aid Courses covering the use of defibrillators.] 6. The home club should endeavour to have a doctor in attendance at all games. 7. All clubs should appoint a Safety Officer whose name and telephone number would appear in the league handbook. The Safety Officer is expected to have at least one steward, in appropriate visible clothing, at each home game. The number of stewards being relative to the expected gate. 8. Copies of match Programmes should be sent whenever instructed by the League Operations Manager following each game and any failure to do so will result in a fine. 9. When clubs agree a financial arrangement for the transfer of a player or the cancellation of his registration to enable him to register for another club then details of the agreement must be submitted to the league in writing. 10. When attending boardrooms all club officials – home and visitors – should be smartly dressed with collar and tie. Where a separate room is not available to entertain Sponsors and/or other invited guests then they can also be entertained in the boardroom and may be dressed in smart casual if not wearing a collar and tie. 11. Young children shall only be permitted into Boardrooms if they are accompanied by Sponsors and/or other invited guests, subject to the permission of the home club Chairman. 12. Home clubs should support the provision of refreshments to players after the game but that such refreshments should not be served in the dressing rooms as the conditions are unsuitable, the players’ refreshments should therefore be served in the Social Club or other acceptable area. 13. To help Assessors in recognising Assistant Referees, the official programme for the game to state colour of flags used by each Assistant Referee. 14. Both Clubs in NPL Cup Final and Play Off Final games are to agree on admission prices for all parts of the ground in conjunction with the League. Clubs cannot operate a “free gate” for either adults or concessions. 15. Clubs are reminded of the necessity of prompt starting of matches and the responsibility for allowing sufficient time for travelling, under present day traffic problems, is that of the Visiting Club. 16. That if a club is late arriving for a game they will be held responsible for any delay in the scheduled kick-off time for the referee does not have the authority to delay the kick-off and this can only be done by mutual agreement to accommodate the wishes of the defaulting club. 17. All Northern Premier League and Cup games must kick-off with a NEW Chryso match football. Any replacement footballs used during the course of the game must also be Chryso footballs. Any breach of directive to be reported to the League.

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18. It is the responsibility of both clubs to have available on match days a set of substitute boards for use by the personnel within their own technical area. The boards must be used for all substitutions to indicate both the number of the player being substituted as well as the number of the substitute player who is the replacement. Any breach of this directive to be reported to the League. 19. It is the League policy that all participants should be notified of the number of minutes ‘added time’ that the referee has decided to play in addition to normal time, both at the end of the first half and at the end of the game (including both periods of extra time if required in cup games). This should be indicated by a member of the home club technical area or official holding up the appropriately numbered substitute board, equivalent to the number of minutes added. The board should be clearly displayed to the players and spectators etc. The match referee is required to advise members of the home club technical area, either directly or via the assistant referee operating on the side of the technical area, of the number of minutes to be added at the end of each period. The home club then have the responsibility to ensure that one of their nominated representatives in the technical area, or club official, is clearly aware that they are required to display the appropriately numbered substitute board at the time of being advised by the match official of the number of minutes added. In conjunction with the ‘added time’ indicator being raised, it is recommended that the home club announce over the P.A. system that there will be a minimum of (x) number of minutes to be added. Any problems in carrying out this procedure must be reported by the match referee to the League Secretary. 20. Each away club must advise their opponents, in accordance with published league detailed instruction, of the club officers who will be attending a game, by no later than 17:00 the day before any fixture. When advising the host club there must be an indication if the club officer will require boardroom access in accordance with item 10. Home Clubs must respect a maximum of 10 listed names but may as a reciprocal agreement allow a higher number access to the ground. 21. League Sponsors and League Officials will be issued with Pass Cards. The Pass Card will allow the bearer into all grounds within the Evo-Stik League. 22. The League requires all member clubs to have ONE contact point (normally the Club Secretary) to whom all correspondence will be addressed.

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STANDING ORDERS Regulations For the conduct of business at meetings of the League. Rules of Debate 1. Each member on speaking shall rise and address the Chairman and his speech must be relevant to the issue. The question of relevance shall be decided by the Chairman. If two or more members shall rise to speak at the same time, the Chairman shall decide who has priority to speak. 2. When the Chairman rises to speak no one shall continue standing or speaking until the Chair has been resumed. 3. A member shall not speak more than once on any motion, amendment, or point of order except by permission of the Chairman or by leave of the meeting, subject to the right of reply to the mover of the original motion. 4. The mover of every original resolution or motion shall have the right to reply to objections or queries raised against the resolution or motion. 5. Any motion or amendment once made and seconded shall not be altered or withdrawn without the consent of the Chairman or meeting without discussion. 6. When an amendment is moved on a proposition, no further amendment shall be moved until the first is disposed of, but any number of amendments may be brought forward in succession. If an amendment is affirmed, it shall form the proposition under consideration, whereupon further amendments can be moved. The mover of the amendment which is affirmed shall be entitled to speak in reply in the event of further amendments being proposed. 7. An amendment shall be either: (a) To leave out words (b) To insert words (c) To omit words in order to insert others. 8. No member shall be permitted to move or second more than two amendments on any motion. 9. Members will be allowed up to a maximum time of five minutes to speak on any motion of amendment or points of order, except with the permission of the Chairman. 10. The decision of the Chairman upon any point of order shall be final.

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NATIONAL GROUND GRADING - CATEGORY C (Appropriate to NLS Step 3) 1. GROUND The ground must give an overall appearance and impression of being a football ground suitable for the National League System. It must be possible for spectators to view the match, either standing or seated, for the full length of at least 3 sides of the playing area. Where one side is designated as spectator-free, measures must be in place to ensure there is no unauthorised access. The location of the ground, in so far as its relation to the conurbation whose name the club bears, or is traditionally associated with, must meet with the approval of both The Football Association and the Board of Directors or Management Committee of the league of which it is in membership. The club must disclose plans and details of any proposed future move to a new stadium or of any significant alteration to the existing ground to both the league of which it is in membership and The Football Association. 1.1

Security of Tenure

The club must demonstrate security of tenure as required by The Football Association and the league of which it is a member. (Standardised rule 2.3.2) 1.2

Ground Share

Ground sharing is permitted in accordance with the provisions of individual league rules and the Regulations for the Establishment and Operation of the National League System. 1.3

Capacity

The Stadium must have a minimum capacity of 1950 calculated by a competent person in accordance with the guidance given in the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide). There must also be potential to increase the capacity to 3,000 in the future. NB The minimum capacity at Grade B is 3000. 1.4

Boundary of Ground

The ground must be enclosed by a permanent boundary, which will prevent individuals from viewing the game from outside the ground. The boundary must be of sound construction, such as pre cast concrete, brick, breeze block or metal cladding with steel or concrete posts and be of a minimum height of 1.83 metres as measured from outside the ground. Lapped timber, latch panel wood fences and wire mesh fences with wooden posts may be acceptable. Hedges, shrubs and/or trees will not normally be accepted. Where any side of the ground is bounded by private land/property, the fixed boundary of that private land / property may be acceptable as the boundary of the ground Where a side or an end of the ground is designated spectator free because of an adjoining sports field or amenity there must be a fence along the entire length or width of the ground to separate the two facilities. The fence, which may be demountable, must be a minimum height of 1.83 metres and it must not be possible to view the match from outside. 1.5

Clubhouse

There must be a clubhouse facility either on or adjacent to the ground and which should be open on match days to provide refreshments to spectators and visiting Players, Officials and Match Officials, unless provided for elsewhere in the Ground. 1.6

Car Parking

There must be adequate car parking facilities at or adjacent to the ground. Car parking within the boundary of the ground may not be acceptable.

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Pitch Perimeter Barrier

Subject to the provisions detailed below, there must be a permanent fixed barrier ideally 1.1 m high as measured from the spectator side, of sound construction (eg concrete and steel) and free from all sharp edges, surrounding the pitch on all sides that may be occupied by spectators. Existing barriers/rails not at 1.1m high may be acceptable, provided they meet the requirements set out in 1.7 of the Appendix. The barrier, if other than solid wall type of construction, must be infilled so that the ball cannot pass through or under it. Plastic multi-purpose hi-vis fencing is not considered suitable for infill. There must be a minimum of 1.83 metres between the touchline, goal line and the pitch perimeter barrier. NB for Grade A (The Football Conference National) a minimum of 2.25 metres is required. Immediately in front of an area of seated accommodation the boundary of the playing area may be indicated by means other than a permanent fixed barrier, provided that the Club is able to provide assurances that no spectator will be allowed to stand in this area to watch the match. Where there is a walkway in front of a standing terrace which is itself fronted by a crush barrier that has been subject to an annual risk assessment and, if necessary, tested, an alternative to a fixed barrier (e.g. A-frames) may be used, provided no spectators are allowed to stand in this area to watch the match. The Club must implement a safety management system to ensure this and also to protect the integrity of the playing area. NB where A-frames are utilised instead of a fixed barrier, they must be continuous. (See also Appendix.) 1.8

Pitch Standards

The playing surface must be grass, unless otherwise authorised by the Competition’s Board of Directors, and must be of the highest possible standard. It must be level and free from surface depressions and excessive undulations. The maximum slope allowable shall not exceed an even gradient of vertical to horizontal 1: 41 in any direction. NB When a new pitch is being developed or significant improvements made to a pitch, the gradient of 1:41 would not be acceptable and the pitch must be constructed with reference to the FIFA Performance Quality Standard. The playing surface must be maintained to a standard acceptable to the competition in which the club is playing or seeks to play. Where 3G Football Turf Pitches are installed they must meet the FA 1 Star/IATS performance standards and be listed on the FA’s Register of Football Turf Pitches. To meet the criteria a Football Turf Pitch must pass a test annually for FA Competitions as defined in the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf. The performance test must be completed by no later than 28th February each year and the result and details submitted to the FA and League by 31st March. Any remedial work must be carried out once the season ends and the pass Performance Test Certificate submitted to The FA and League by 31st May. On receipt of the pass certificate/test report, The FA will add the pitch to the register. 1.9

Playing Area

The playing area must be a minimum of 100 metres x 64 metres and must conform to the requirements of the Laws of the Game. Goalposts and goal net supports must be of professional manufacture and conform to the relevant safety requirements and to the requirements of the Laws of the Game. (See also Appendix) 1.10

Technical Area

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side of the halfway line, ideally both equidistant from it and ideally a minimum of 3 metres apart and provide an unobstructed view of the playing area. Each box must be able to accommodate 8 persons under cover on fixed seats or benches. Where bench seating is provided, a minimum 0.5m must be allowed for each person (i.e. 8 persons require a minimum of 4 metres.). NB for Grade B there must be seating for 11 persons. Portable trainers’ boxes are permitted but must be securely fixed when in use. A technical area must be marked out, in accordance with the guidance contained in the ‘Laws of the Game’ booklet. NB When new boxes are being constructed or installed, they must be able to accommodate a minimum of 11 persons, must be on each side of the half way line, equidistant from it and a minimum of 3 metres apart. 1.11

Safe Walkway

There must be a safe, unimpeded passage for players and match officials between the dressing rooms and the pitch. The use of protection designed products such as permanent structures or retractable tunnels to separate players and spectators is recommended. The design of the safe walkway will inevitably differ from ground to ground and it will rarely guarantee the safe passage of players and match officials unless supplemented by stewards. A club should implement procedures appropriate to the particular structure and be ready to respond to on the field situations which might affect spectator behaviour. 1.12

Floodlighting

Floodlights must be provided to an average lux reading of at least 120. No single reading can be less than one quarter of the highest reading so as to ensure an even spread of light. Readings shall be on a grid of 88 markings (8 across, 11 down) evenly spaced with the outside readings falling on the pitch boundary line. The average of all the readings is taken to be the average illumination level in lux of the floodlighting installation. The lux values must be tested every two years in accordance with current guidelines by an approved independent contractor. Floodlights must be retested after any significant alterations. Existing certification will be accepted provided that the test was carried out within the last two years unless work has been carried out at the ground which may have affected previous readings. An example of an “approved” contractor is one which is in possession of the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) Approved Contractors Award or ISO 9000/BS 5750 (International Standards/British Standards) or is a member of the Electrical Contractors’ Association. Alternatively, it can be a contractor deemed acceptable by the league. The contractor must, when detailing the lux values, give confirmation in writing of the date when the illumination test equipment used was last calibrated. When new or improved installations are being planned, an average lux reading of at least 180 must be provided. 1.13

Public Address System

A public address system must be provided which is clearly audible in all areas of the ground which can be occupied by spectators. 1.14

Entrances

There must be at least 3 spectator entrances to control the ingress of spectators. These must be controlled by fully operational turnstiles of the revolving type and must be suitably housed and lit. Adequate protection and security for the turnstile operator must be incorporated. These entrances should be placed in appropriate positions around the boundary of the ground and take into account the requirements of segregation.

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Electronic turnstiles with bar code readers are also acceptable but an emergency procedure must be in place in the event of a power failure. Adequate protection and security must be incorporated for the turnstile operator or, where tickets are sold from a box office, the cashier. It must be possible to gain access to the spectator viewing areas from the turnstiles via a bound surface to a minimum width of 0.9 metre. 1.15

Exits

All exits must be clearly signed, ideally with “running man” signs, and are to be kept clear and free from obstructions. (For further information, reference should be made to the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds.) There must be access via a bound surface to all exits from the nearest spectator viewing areas. 1.16

Lighting

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Adjoining Pitches

Where deemed that they are likely to interfere with the playing of a match, ball games must not be played on adjoining pitches whilst a match is in progress. 1.18

Emergency Access

Access must be provided for emergency services and maintained free from obstruction. 2. SPECTATOR FACILITIES 2.1

Spectator Accommodation

Covered accommodation, which should preferably be on at least 2 sides of the ground, must be of sound construction of timber/steel/brick/concrete or any combination of these materials. Existing timber stands are only acceptable subject to a fire risk assessment conducted by a competent person. The minimum covered accommodation must be 500, of which at least must be 250 seated. These 250 seats, in not more than 2 stands, may be inclusive of Directors/Committee and press seating. No stand may have less than 50 seats. Individual tip up seats with backrests are preferred. Existing bench seating may be permitted provided that it is in good repair and that individual spaces (min 500mm) are clearly marked. The 250 seats must afford a good view of the pitch and be clean, functional and in good condition. There must be a minimum of 24 seats provided for Directors/Committee and guests with a minimum of 12 seats provided for the visiting club. These seats must be clearly marked ‘’Home’’ and ‘’Away Directors” and should enjoy a prime position in the main stand. NB To meet the Category “B” Grading the covered seating must be formed by a minimum of FOUR rows of seats. Standing spectators are not allowed in or near a seated spectator stand where they can obstruct views. Alternatively, appropriate signage may be acceptable. Areas where no spectators are permitted to stand must be clearly marked with yellow hatched markings. Hard standing to a minimum width of 0.9 metre, measured from the spectator side of the pitch perimeter barrier, must be provided on all 4 sides of the ground, unless a different configuration exists (see paragraph 1). The surface must be tarmac, concrete, concrete paving or other approved materials which create a bound material. Clubs must be able to demonstrate that visiting supporters can be segregated when necessary.

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Press Seating

A minimum of 4 seats must be provided with lighting and writing facilities for use by the press and other media. The press seating must have a clear view of the field of play. 2.3

Terracing

Where terracing is provided, it must comply with the requirements of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds. All terracing must be in a sound condition. Terracing that is crumbling, has grass / weeds growing through it or has broken or loose concrete will not be accepted. Any level surface within the ground should ideally be hard standing, such as tarmac, concrete, concrete paving or other approved materials which create a bound surface. However, flat and well maintained grassed areas may be accepted, provided the width between the hard standing (when measured from the edge farther away from the perimeter barrier) and the boundary fence does not exceed 20 metres. Spectator access must be denied to any grass banking so that it cannot be used for viewing the match. 2.4

Toilets

Toilets must be located within the ground and must be accessible both to male and to female spectators. Such toilets need not be in a dedicated toilet block but must be in addition to those used by people using the clubhouse. The following minimum toilet facilities must be provided in total, excluding those located in any clubhouse: Male: 4 urinals or equivalent and 2 WC’s Female: 2 WC’s In addition, wash hand basins with running water, warm air hand driers and/or paper towel dispenser with towels and waste paper bins must be provided in each toilet area. Whilst replaceable linen roller towels in a cabinet are acceptable, individual hand towels are not permitted All toilet areas must be in working order, with a roof and operational lighting, supplied with toilet paper and maintained to a high level of cleanliness. These facilities may be of a temporary or mobile kind but must be connected to the mains supply (ie water and power) and main drainage or an acceptable alternative drainage system. They must be fully accessible with permanent access. Individual toilet units often known as ‘portaloos’ are permissible on a temporary basis but may not be included in the minimum toilet requirements. The location of all toilet facilities must be indicated with appropriate signage. 2.5

Refreshment Facilities

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Directors/Committee/Guests

A separate room must be made available in which refreshments for Directors/Committee and guests can be served. These areas must be able to accommodate a minimum of 24 persons with nearby toilet facilities. NB To meet the Category “B” Grading the room designated for Director/Committee/Guests should be ideally near or adjacent to the Directors seating. 2.5.2

Ground Refreshment Facilities

Refreshment facilities must be provided in each separate area of the ground. These facilities may be of a temporary or mobile type. 2.6

Disabled Facilities

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Segregation

When segregation is in operation, there must be adequate toilet facilities and refreshment facilities in each segregated area in addition to the appropriate means of egress and exit. 3. DRESSING ROOM FACILITIES 3.1

Players

Separate dressing rooms must be provided for both teams within the enclosed area of the ground. The dressing rooms must be of sound construction and be of a permanent nature. Existing dressing room dimensions will be acceptable provided they are a minimum of 12 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas. Where clubs are planning to build new dressing rooms these must be a minimum size of 18 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas. NB Clubs need to be aware of the increase to a minimum size of 18 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas, as from 31st March 2018. Each dressing room must have the following: A shower area comprising of at least 4 showerheads At least 1 wash hand basin located outside the shower area. (All of the above must have hot and cold running water) At least 1 WC in a cubicle There must be a treatment table which is clean and in good condition in each dressing room. 3.2

Match Officials

The size of the match officials’ dressing room must be a minimum of 4 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas. When new dressing rooms are being constructed the match officials’ room should be a minimum of 6 square metres in size, excluding shower and toilet areas. NB Clubs need to be aware of the increase to a minimum size of 6 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas, as from 31st March 2018. Each match officials’ dressing room must have the following: At least 1 shower and 1 wash basin (both with hot and cold running water) At least 1 WC in a cubicle Provision should be made for separate dressing rooms for male and female match officials. Where new dressing rooms are being constructed or existing ones are being re-designed, separate purpose built facilities for male and female match officials must be provided. There must be an audible electronic warning device (bell or buzzer) in working order located in the match officials’ dressing room and linked to the players’ dressing rooms. All dressing room areas must be maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and be heated, well ventilated, free from damp and secure on match days. 4. MEDICAL There must be a suitably equipped medical treatment room located in the vicinity of the players’ dressing rooms for the use of both players and spectators. Access to this room must not be via the home or away dressing rooms. The designated room must contain a bed and/or comfortable seating, with cold and, ideally, hot water, together with paper towels. Reusable individual towels are not permitted. At least one stretcher for the removal of injured players from the field of play must be provided. (See also Appendix)

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APPENDIX 1. GROUND 1.7

Pitch Perimeter Barrier

It is important to distinguish between a pitch perimeter barrier/rail which exists to separate spectators from the playing area and a crush barrier which has been constructed and tested according to the requirements of the Green Guide. Where the structure cannot be designated as a crush barrier, e.g. its height exceeds 1.1m, the maximum depth of standing behind it is limited to 1.5m and this must be borne in mind in any capacity calculations. It is recognised that the above may not be an issue for normal attendances but, when a larger crowd is anticipated, the Club should be mindful of the associated management issues and, if necessary, take professional advice. Whatever system is employed, a club should be mindful of its responsibility to ensure spectator safety and minimise the possibility of unauthorised incursions on to the playing area. 1.9

Playing Area

Reference should be made to the Goalpost Safety information published by The Football Association and, in particular, it should be noted that the use of metal cup hooks is prohibited. 1.16

Lighting

Whilst their installation is strongly recommended, neither working nor emergency lighting is any longer a grading requirement. Clubs are reminded that they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of spectators entering, leaving and moving about the ground and, if a ground is used in non-daylight hours, adequate artificial lighting should be provided. Further, consideration must be given by a club to its procedures in the event of a power failure. 2. SPECTATOR FACILITIES 2.5

Disabled Facilities

A club must take account of the needs of disabled spectators and be mindful of its obligations under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Reference may be made to the publications / data sheets issued by both The Football Association and the Football Foundation. No specific requirement is currently included in the grading criteria but The Football Association strongly recommends that access is provided to both a covered viewing area and toilet and refreshment facilities. 4. MEDICAL There must be a nominated and suitably qualified person in attendance to assist with spectator problems unless the St John Ambulance Brigade, Red Cross Society or other capable agency are in attendance. The requirements of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds are for one first aider per 1000 anticipated spectators, with a minimum of two. If a crowd of less than 2000 is anticipated, known and practiced arrangements should be in place to summon either a doctor or NHS ambulance alternative. For crowds of over 2000, an experienced crowd doctor should be in attendance. NB The above in no way purports to be a comprehensive list of Health and Safety issues which it is the responsibility of a club to address. Clubs are recommended to arrange regular safety audits conducted by persons with the appropriate expertise.

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NATIONAL GROUND GRADING - CATEGORY D (Appropriate to NLS Step 4) 1. GROUND The ground must give an overall appearance and impression of being a football ground suitable for the National League System. It must be possible for spectators to view the match, either standing or seated, for the full length of at least 3 sides of the playing area. Where one side is designated as spectator-free, measures must be in place to ensure there is no unauthorised access. The location of the ground, in so far as its relation to the conurbation whose name the club bears, or is traditionally associated with, must meet with the approval of both The Football Association and the Board of Directors or Management Committee of the league of which it is in membership. The club must disclose plans and details of any proposed future move to a new stadium or of any significant alteration to the existing ground to both the league of which it is in membership and The Football Association. 1.1

Security of Tenure

The club must demonstrate security of tenure as required by The Football Association and the league of which it is a member. (Standardised rule 2.3.2) 1.2

Ground Share

Ground sharing is permitted in accordance with the provisions of individual league rules and the Regulations for the Establishment and Operation of the National League System. 1.3

Capacity

The Stadium must have a minimum capacity of 1,300 calculated by a competent person in accordance with the guidance given in the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds. There must also be potential to increase the capacity to 1950 in the future. 1.4

Boundary of Ground

The ground must be enclosed by a permanent boundary, which will prevent individuals from viewing the game from outside the ground. The boundary must be of sound construction, such as cast concrete, brick, breeze block or metal cladding with steel or concrete posts and be of a minimum height of 1.83 metres as measured from outside the ground. Lapped timber, latch panel wood fences and wire mesh fences with wooden posts may be acceptable. Hedges, shrubs and/or trees will not normally be accepted. Where any side of the ground is bounded by private land/property, the fixed boundary of that private land / property may be acceptable as the boundary of the ground Where a side or an end of the ground is designated spectator free because of an adjoining sports field or amenity there must be a fence along the entire length or width of the ground to separate the two facilities. The fence, which may be demountable, must be a minimum height of 1.83 metres and it must not be possible to view the match from outside. 1.5

Clubhouse

There must be a clubhouse facility either on or adjacent to the ground and which should be open on match days to provide refreshments to spectators and visiting Players, Officials and Match Officials, unless provided for elsewhere in the Ground. 1.6

Car Parking

There must be adequate car parking facilities at or adjacent to the ground. Car parking within the boundary of the ground may not be acceptable.

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Pitch Perimeter Barrier

Subject to the provisions detailed below, there must be a permanent fixed barrier ideally 1.1 m high as measured from the spectator side, of sound construction (eg concrete and steel) and free from all sharp edges, surrounding the pitch on all sides that may be occupied by spectators. Existing barriers/rails not at 1.1m high may be acceptable, provided they meet the requirements set out in 1.7 of the Appendix. The barrier, if other than solid wall type of construction, must be infilled so that the ball cannot pass through or under it. Plastic multi-purpose hi-vis fencing is not considered suitable for infill. There must be a minimum of 1.83 metres between the touchline, goal line and the pitch perimeter barrier. NB for Grade A (The Football Conference National) a minimum of 2.25 metres is required. A barrier need not be erected on any side not open to the public. Immediately in front of an area of seated accommodation the boundary of the playing area may be indicated by means other than a permanent fixed barrier, provided that the Club is able to provide assurances that no spectator will be allowed to stand in this area to watch the match. Where there is a walkway in front of a standing terrace which is itself fronted by a crush barrier that has been subject to an annual risk assessment and, if necessary, tested, an alternative to a fixed barrier (e.g. A-frames) may be used, provided no spectators are allowed to stand in this area to watch the match. The Club must implement a safety management system to ensure this and also to protect the integrity of the playing area. NB where A-frames are utilised instead of a fixed barrier, they must be continuous. (See also Appendix) 1.8

Pitch Standards

The playing surface must be grass, unless otherwise authorised by the respective Board of Directors or Management Committee, and must be of the highest possible standard. It must be level and free from surface depressions and excessive undulations. The maximum slope allowable shall not exceed an even gradient of vertical to horizontal 1: 41 in any direction. NB When a new pitch is being developed or significant improvements made to a pitch, the gradient of 1:41 would not be acceptable and the pitch must be constructed with reference to the FIFA Performance Quality Standard. The playing surface must be maintained to a standard acceptable to the competition in which the club is playing or seeks to play. Where 3G Football Turf Pitches are installed they must meet the FA 1 Star/IATS performance standards and be listed on the FA’s Register of Football Turf Pitches. To meet the criteria a Football Turf Pitch must pass a test annually for FA Competitions as defined in the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf. The performance test must be completed by no later than 28th February each year and the result and details submitted to the FA and League by 31st March. Any remedial work must be carried out once the season ends and the pass Performance Test Certificate submitted to The FA and League by 31st May. On receipt of the pass certificate/test report, The FA will add the pitch to the register. 1.9

Playing Area

The playing area must be a minimum of 100 metres x 64 metres and must conform to the requirements of the Laws of the Game. Goalposts and goal net supports must be of professional manufacture and conform to the relevant safety requirements and to the requirements of the Laws of the Game. (See also Appendix) 1.10

Technical Area

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side of the halfway line, ideally both equidistant from it and ideally a minimum of 3 metres apart and provide an unobstructed view of the playing area. Each box must be able to accommodate 8 persons under cover on fixed seats or benches. Where bench seating is provided, a minimum of 0.5m must be allowed for each person (i.e. 8 persons require a minimum of 4 metres.). NB for Grade B there must be seating for 11 persons. Portable trainers’ boxes are permitted but must be securely fixed when in use. A technical area must be marked out, in accordance with the guidance contained in the ‘Laws of the Game’ booklet. NB When new boxes are being constructed or installed, they must be able to accommodate a minimum of 11 persons, must be on each side of the half way line, equidistant from it and a minimum of 3 metres apart. 1.11

Safe Walkway

There must be a safe, unimpeded passage for players and match officials between the dressing rooms and the pitch. The use of protection designed products such as permanent structures or retractable tunnels to separate spectators and players/officials is recommended. The design of the safe walkway will inevitably differ from ground to ground and it will rarely guarantee the safe passage of players and match officials unless supplemented by stewards. A club should implement procedures appropriate to the particular structure and be ready to respond to on the field situations which might affect spectator behaviour. 1.12

Floodlighting

Floodlights must be provided to an average lux reading of at least 120. No single reading can be less than one quarter of the highest reading so as to ensure an even spread of light. Readings shall be on a grid of 88 markings (8 across, 11 down) evenly spaced with the outside readings falling on the pitch boundary line. The average of all the readings is taken to be the average illumination level in lux of the floodlighting installation. The lux values must be tested every two years in accordance with current guidelines by an approved independent contractor. Floodlights must be retested after any significant alterations. Existing certification will be accepted provided that the test was carried out within the last two years unless work has been carried out at the ground which may have affected previous readings. An example of an “approved” contractor is one which is in possession of the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) Approved Contractors Award or ISO 9000/BS 5750 (International Standards/British Standards) or is a member of the Electrical Contractors’ Association. Alternatively, it can be a contractor deemed acceptable by the league. The contractor must, when detailing the lux values, give confirmation in writing of the date when the illumination test equipment used was last calibrated. When new or improved installations are being planned, an average lux reading of at least 180 must be provided. 1.13

Public Address System

A public address system must be provided which is clearly audible in all areas of the ground which can be occupied by spectators. 1.14

Entrances

There should be at least 2 spectator entrances to control the ingress of spectators. These must be controlled by fully operational turnstiles of the revolving type and must be suitably housed and lit. Adequate protection and security for the turnstile operator must be incorporated. These entrances should be placed in appropriate positions around the boundary of the ground and take into account the

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requirements of segregation. Electronic turnstiles with bar code readers are also acceptable but an emergency procedure must be in place in the event of a power failure. Adequate protection and security must be incorporated for the turnstile operator or, where tickets are sold from a box office, the cashier. It must be possible to gain access to the spectator viewing areas from the turnstiles via a bound surface to a minimum width of 0.9 metre. 1.15

Exits

All exits must be clearly signed, ideally with “running man” signs, and are to be kept clear and free from obstructions. (For further information, reference should be made to the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds.) There must be access via a bound surface to all exits from the nearest spectator viewing areas. 1.16

Lighting

(See Appendix) 1.17

Adjoining Pitches

Where deemed that they are likely to interfere with the playing of a match, ball games must not be played on adjoining pitches whilst a match is in progress. 1.18

Emergency Access

Access must be provided for the emergency services and maintained free from obstruction. 2. SPECTATOR FACILITIES 2.1

Spectator Accommodation

Covered accommodation, which should preferably be on 2 sides of the ground, must be of sound construction of timber/steel/brick/concrete or any combination of these materials. Existing timber stands are only acceptable subject to a fire risk assessment conducted by a competent person. The minimum covered accommodation must be 300, of which at least 150 must be seated. These 150 seats, in not more than 2 stands, may be inclusive of Directors/Committee and press seating. No stand may have less than 50 seats. Individual tip up seats with backrests are preferred. Whilst individual seats are preferred, existing bench seating may be permitted provided that it is in good repair and that individual spaces (min 500mm) are clearly marked. All seating must afford a good view of the pitch and be clean, functional and in good condition. There must be a minimum of 24 seats provided for Directors/Committee and guests with a minimum of 12 seats provided for the visiting club. These seats must be clearly marked “Home” and “Away Directors” and should enjoy a prime position in the main stand. Additional seating may be provided in other areas of the ground. However, these seats are not to be classed as being “in lieu” of the number shown above. Standing spectators are not allowed in or near a seated spectator stand where they can obstruct views. Areas where no spectators are permitted to stand must be clearly marked with yellow hatched markings. Alternatively, appropriate signage may be acceptable. Hard standing to a minimum width of 0.9 metre, measured from the spectator side of the pitch perimeter barrier, must be provided on all 4 sides of the ground, unless a different configuration exists (see paragraph 1). The surface must be tarmac, concrete, concrete paving or other approved materials which create a bound material.

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A minimum of 2 seats must be provided with lighting and writing facilities for use by the press and other media. The press seating must have a clear view of the field of play. 2.3

Terracing

Where terracing is provided, it must comply with the requirements of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds. All terracing must be in a sound condition. Terracing that is crumbling, has grass / weeds growing through it or has broken or loose concrete will not be accepted. Any level surface within the ground should ideally be hard standing, such as tarmac, concrete, concrete paving or other approved materials which create a bound surface. However, flat and well maintained grassed areas may be accepted, provided the width between the hard standing (when measured from the edge farther away from the perimeter barrier) and the boundary fence does not exceed 20 metres. Spectator access must be denied to any grass banking so that it cannot be used for viewing the match. 2.4

Toilets

Toilets must be located within the ground and must be accessible both to male and to female spectators. Such toilets need not be in a dedicated toilet block but must be in addition to those used by people using the clubhouse. The following minimum toilet facilities must be provided in total, excluding those located in any clubhouse: Male: 2 urinals or equivalent and 1 WC Female: 2 WCs In addition, wash hand basins with running water, warm air hand driers and/or paper towel dispenser with towels and waste paper bins must be provided in each toilet area. Whilst replaceable linen roller towels in a cabinet are acceptable, individual hand towels are not permitted. All toilet areas must be in working order, with a roof and operational lighting, supplied with toilet paper and maintained to a high level of cleanliness. These facilities may be of a temporary or mobile kind but must be connected to the mains supply (ie water and power) and main drainage or an acceptable alternative drainage system. They must be fully accessible with permanent access. Individual toilet units often known as ‘portaloos’ are permissible on a temporary basis but may not be included in the minimum toilet requirements. The location of all toilet facilities must be indicated with appropriate signage. 2.5

Refreshment Facilities

2.5.1

Directors/Committee/Guests

A separate room must be made available in which refreshments for Directors/Committee and guests can be served. This area must be able to accommodate a minimum of 24 persons with nearby toilet facilities. 2.5.2

Ground Refreshment Facilities

Refreshment facilities must be provided in each separate area of the ground. These facilities may be of a temporary or mobile type. 2.6

Disabled Facilities

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Segregation

When segregation is in operation, there must be adequate toilet facilities and refreshment facilities in each segregated area in addition to the appropriate means of egress and exit. 3. DRESSING ROOM FACILITIES 3.1

Players

Separate dressing rooms must be provided for both teams within the enclosed area of the ground. The dressing rooms must be of sound construction and be of a permanent nature. Existing dressing room dimensions will be acceptable provided they are a minimum of 12 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas. Where clubs are planning to build new dressing rooms these must be a minimum size of 18 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas. NB Clubs need to be aware of the increase to a minimum size of 18 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas, as from 31st March 2018. Each dressing room must have the following: A shower area comprising of at least 4 showerheads At least 1 wash hand basin located outside the shower area. (All of the above must have hot and cold running water) At least 1 WC in a cubicle NB The Football League criteria require 6 showerheads and 2 urinals. There must be a treatment table which is clean and in good condition in each room. 3.2

Match Officials

The size of the match officials’ dressing room must be a minimum of 4 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas. When new dressing rooms are being constructed the match officials’ room should be a minimum of 6 square metres in size, excluding shower and toilet areas. NB Clubs need to be aware of the increase to a minimum size of 6 square metres, excluding shower and toilet areas, as from 31st March 2018. Each match officials’ dressing room must have the following: At least 1 shower and 1 wash hand basin (both with hot and cold running water). At least 1 WC in a cubicle Provision should be made for separate dressing rooms for male and female match officials. Where new dressing rooms are being constructed or existing ones are being re-designed, separate purpose built facilities for male and female match officials must be provided. There must be an audible electronic warning device (bell or buzzer) in working order located in the match officials’ dressing room and which is linked to the players’ dressing rooms. All dressing room areas must be maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and be heated, well ventilated, free from damp and secure on match days. 4. MEDICAL There must be a suitably equipped medical treatment room located in the vicinity of the players’ dressing rooms for the use of both players and spectators. Access to this room must not be via the home or away dressing room.

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The designated room must contain a bed and/or comfortable seating, with cold and, ideally, hot water, together with paper towels. Reusable individual towels are not permitted. At least one stretcher must be provided for the removal of injured players from the field of play. (See also Appendix) APPENDIX 1. GROUND 1.7

Pitch Perimeter Barrier

It is important to distinguish between a pitch perimeter barrier/rail which exists to separate spectators from the playing area and a crush barrier which has been constructed and tested according to the requirements of the Green Guide. Where the structure cannot be designated as a crush barrier, e.g. its height exceeds 1.1m, the maximum depth of standing behind it is limited to 1.5m and this must be borne in mind in any capacity calculations. It is recognised that the above may not be an issue for normal attendances but, when a larger crowd is anticipated, the Club should be mindful of the associated management issues and, if necessary, take professional advice. Whatever system is employed, a club should be mindful of its responsibility to ensure spectator safety and minimise the possibility of unauthorised incursions on to the playing area. 1.9

Playing Area

Reference should be made to the Goalpost Safety information published by The Football Association and, in particular, it should be noted that the use of metal cup hooks is prohibited. 1.16

Lighting

Whilst their installation is strongly recommended, neither working nor emergency lighting is any longer a grading requirement. Clubs are reminded that they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of spectators entering, leaving and moving about the ground and, if a ground is used in non-daylight hours, adequate artificial lighting should be provided. Further, consideration must be given by a club to its procedures in the event of a power failure. 2. SPECTATOR FACILITIES 2.6

Disabled Facilities

A club must take full account of the needs of disabled spectators and be mindful of its obligations under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Reference may be made to the publications / data sheets issued by both The Football Association and the Football Foundation. No specific requirement is currently included in the ground grading criteria but The Football Association strongly recommends that access is provided to both a covered viewing area and toilet and refreshment facilities. 4. MEDICAL There must be a nominated and suitably qualified person in attendance to assist with spectator problems unless the St John Ambulance Brigade, Red Cross Society or other capable agency are in attendance. The requirements of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds are for one first aider per 1000 anticipated spectators, with a minimum of two. If a crowd of less than 2000 is anticipated, known and practiced arrangements should be in place to summon either a doctor or NHS ambulance alternative. For crowds of over 2000, an experienced crowd doctor should be in attendance. NB The above in no way purports to be a comprehensive list of Health and Safety issues which it is the responsibility of a club to address. Clubs are recommended to arrange regular safety audits conducted by persons with the appropriate expertise.

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COMPETITION WINNERS


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PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS UP Champions 1968-69 Macclesfield Town 1969-70 Macclesfield Town 1970-71 Wigan Athletic 1971-72 Stafford Rangers 1972-73 Boston United 1973-74 Boston United 1974-75 Wigan Athletic 1975-76 Runcorn 1976-77 Boston United 1977-78 Boston United 1978-79 Mossley 1979-80 Mossley 1980-81 Runcorn 1981-82 Bangor City 1982-83 Gateshead 1983-84 Barrow 1984-85 Stafford Rangers 1985-86 Gateshead 1986-87 Macclesfield Town 1987-88 Chorley 1988-89 Barrow 1989-90 Colne Dynamoes 1990-91 Witton Albion 1991-92 Stalybridge Celtic 1992-93 Southport 1993-94 Marine 1994-95 Marine 1995-96 Bamber Bridge 1996-97 Leek Town 1997-98 Barrow 1998-99 Altrincham 1999-00 Leigh RMI 2000-01 Stalybridge.Celtic 2001-02 Burton Albion 2002-03 Accrington Stanley 2003-04 Hucknall Town 2004-05 Hyde United 2005-06 Blyth Spartans 2006-07 Burscough 2007-08 Fleetwood Town 2008-09 Eastwood Town 2009-10 Guiseley 2010-11 FC Halifax Town 2011-12 Chester FC 2012-13 North Ferriby United 2013-14 Chorley 2014-15 FC United of Manchester

Runners Up Wigan Athletic Wigan Athletic Stafford Rangers Boston United Scarborough Wigan Athletic Runcorn Stafford Rangers Northwich Victoria Wigan Athletic Altrincham Witton Albion Mossley Mossley Mossley Matlock Town Macclesfield Town Marine Bangor City Hyde United Hyde United Gateshead Stalybridge Celtic Marine Winsford United Leek Town Morecambe Boston United Bishop Auckland Boston United Worksop Hyde United Emley Vauxhall Motors Barrow Droylsden Workington Frickley Athletic (Farsley C promoted) Witton Albion (AFC Telford Utd promoted) Witton Albion (Gateshead promoted) Ilkeston Town (Ilkeston T promoted) Bradford PA (Boston United promoted) Colwyn Bay (also promoted) Northwich Victoria (Bradford PA promoted) Hednesford Town (also promoted) FC United of Manchester (AFC Fylde promoted) Workington (Curzon Ashton promoted)

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FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS UP Champions 1987-88 Fleetwood Town 1988-89 Colne Dynamoes 1989-90 Leek Town 1990-91 Whitley Bay 1991-92 Colwyn Bay 1992-93 Bridlington Town 1993-94 Guiseley 1994-95 Blyth Spartans 1995-96 Lancaster City 1996-97 Radcliffe Borough 1997-98 Whitby Town 1998-99 Droylsden 1999-00 Accrington Stanley 2000-01 Bradford P.A 2001-02 Harrogate Town 2002-03 Alfreton Town 2003-04 Hyde UnitedD United 2004-05 North Ferriby United 2005-06 Mossley 2006-07 Buxton

Runners Up Stalybridge Celtic Bishop Auckland Droylsden Emley Winsford United Knowsley United Spennymoor.United Bamber Bridge Alfreton Town Leigh RMI Worksop Town Hucknall Town Burscough Vauxhalll Motors Ossett Town Spennymoor United Matlock Towntlock Town Ilkeston Town Fleetwood Town Cammell Laird (Eastwood T promoted)

FIRST DIVISION NORTH CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS UP 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

Champions Bradford Park Avenue Durham City FC Halifax Town Chester FC AFC Fylde Skelmersdale United Curzon Ashton Salford City

Runners Up FC United of Manchester (FC United promoted) Skelmersdale United (Newcastle BS promoted) Lancaster City (Colwyn Bay promoted) Skelmersdale United (Chorley promoted) Curzon Ashton (Witton A promoted) Cammell Laird (Trafford promoted) Darlington 1883 (Ramsbottom United promoted) Darlington 1883 (Darlington 1883 promoted)

FIRST DIVISION SOUTH CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS UP 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

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Champions Retford United Retford United Mickleover Sports Barwell Grantham Town Kings Lynn Town Halesowen Town Mickleover Sports

Runners Up Cammell Laird (Cammell Laird & Nantwich T promoted) Belper Town (Stocksbridge Park Steels promoted) Chasetown (also promoted) Newcastle Town (Rushall Olympic promoted) Carlton Town (Ilkeston FC promoted) Coalville Town (Stamford promoted) Coalville Town (Belper Town promoted) Leek Town (Sutton Coldfield Town promoted)


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CUP WINNERS - CHALLENGE CUP Winners 1968-69 Bangor City 1969-70 Altrincham 1970-71 Fleetwood 1971-72 Wigan Athletic 1972-73 Northwich Victoria 1973-74 Boston United 1974-75 Runcorn 1975-76 Boston Utd 1976-77 Scarborough 1977-78 Matlock Town 1978-79 Mossley 1979-80 Runcorn 1980-81 Runcorn 1981-82 Gainsborough T 1982-83 Burton Albion 1983-84 South Liverpool 1984-85 Marine 1985-86 Hyde Utd 1986-87 Macclesfield Town 1987-88 Goole Town 1988-89 Mossley 1989-90 Hyde Utd 1990-91 Southport 1991-92 Marine 1992-93 Winsford Utd 1993-94 Spennymoor Utd 1994-95 Bamber Bridge 1995-96 Hyde United 1996-97 Gainsborough T 1997-98 Altrincham 1998-99 Stalybridge Celtic 1999-00 Lancaster City 2000-01 Lancaster City 2001-02 Accrington Stanley 2002-03 Marine 2003-04 Droylsden 2004-05 Matlock Town 2005-06 Farsley Celtic 2006-07 Fleetwood Town 2007-08 Eastwood Town 2008-09 Guiseley 2009-10 Boston United 2010-11 Ashton United 2011-12 North Ferriby United 2012-13 North Ferriby United 2013-14 AFC Fylde 2014-15 Warrington Town

Runners Up Runcorn Macclesfield T Macclesfield T Gainsborough T Wigan Athletic Altrincham Stafford Rangers Mossley Runcorn Boston United Northwich Victoria Lancaster City Marine Mossley Macclesfield T Hyde United Goole Town Marine Burton Albion Barrow Fleetwood Town Gateshead Buxton Frickley Warrington Town Hyde United Bishop Auckland Leek Town Boston United Gainsborough T Guiseley Worksop Town Bishop Auckland Bradford PA Gateshead Hucknall Town Whitby Town Stocksbridge Park Steels Matlock Town Skelmersdale United Ilkeston Town Retford United Northwich Victoria Rushall Olympic Curzon Ashton Skelmersdale United Farsley FC

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CUP WINNERS - PRESIDENTS CUP Winners 1981-82 Buxton 1982-83 Kings Lynn 1983-84 Workington 1984-85 Rhyl 1985-86 Worksop Town 1986-87 Macclesfield Town 1987-88 South Liverpool 1988-89 Bangor City 1989-90 Fleetwood Town 1990-91 Witton Albion 1991-92 Morecambe 1992-93 Winsford Utd 1993-94 Guiseley 1994-95 Lancaster City 1995-96 Worksop Town 1996-97 Blyth Spartans 1997-98 Runcorn 1998-99 Droylsden 1999-00 Trafford 2000-01 Stalybridge Celtic 2001-02 Barrow 2002-03 Stalybridge Celtic 2003-04 Barrow 2004-05 Bamber Bridge 2005-06 Bradford Park Ave 2006-07 Buxton 2007-08 FC United of Manchester 2008-09 Trafford 2009-10 Belper Town 2010-11 Lancaster City 2011-12 Lancaster City 2012-13 Harrogate Railway Athletic 2013-14 AFC Fylde 2014-15 Newcastle Town

Runners Up Goole Town Burton Albion Marine Macclesfield Town Burton Albion Marine Southport South Liverpool Witton Albion Fleetwood Town Stalybridge Celtic Southport Leek Town Witton Albion Guiseley Runcorn Guiseley Leigh Whitby Town Blyth Spartans Gainsborough Tr Ashton United Workington Witton Albion Ilkeston Town Wakefield FC Radcliffe Borough Quorn Stamford Belper Town Awarded as Top Fair Play Club Awarded as Top Fair Play Club Awarded as Top Fair Play Club Awarded as Top Fair Play Club

CHAIRMANS CUP Winners Runners Up 1999-00 Hyde United Emley 2000-01 Barrow Harrogate Town 2001-02 Worksop Town Droylsden 2002-03 Hucknall Town Droylsden 2003-04 Hyde United Leek Town 2004-05 Kidsgrove Athletic Woodley Sports 2005-06 Blyth Spartans Ossett Town 2006-07 Guiseley Cammell Laird 2007-08 Retford United Brad Park Ave 2008-09 Durham City Retford United 2009-10 Mickleover Sports FC Halifax Town 2010-11 No competition since this season

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CUP WINNERS - FIRST DIVISION CUP 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99

Winners Droylsden Whitley Bay Harrogate Town Whitley Bay Colwyn Bay Guiseley Ashton United Blyth Spartans Lancaster City Ashton United Trafford Ashton United

Runners Up Fleetwood Town Leek Town Congleton Town Lancaster City Worksop Town Bridlington Town Bamber Bridge Gt Harwood Town Atherton LR Stocksbridge PS Lincoln United Droylsden

PETER SWALES CHALLENGE SHIELD WINNERS 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 2010-11 2012-13 2014-15

Winners Winners Wigan Athletic 1991-92 Witton Albion Boston United 1992-93 Stalybridge Celtic Wigan Athletic 1993-94 Southport Wigan Athletic 1994-95 Marine Boston United 1995-96 Marine Boston United 1996-97 Hyde United Matlock Town 1997-98 Gainsborough Tri Altrincham 1998-99 Altrincham Runcorn 1999-00 Leigh RMI Runcorn 2000-01 Stalybridge Celtic Gainsborough Tri 2001-02 Accrington Stanley Burton Albion 2002-03 Accrington Stanley Barrow 2003-04 Droylsden Stafford Rangers 2004-05 Hyde United Gateshead 2005-06 Blyth Spartans Bangor City 2006-07 Burscough Chorley 2007-08 Fleetwood Town Mossley 2008-09 Eastwood Town Leek Town 2009-10 Guiseley FC Halifax Town 2011-12 Chester FC Skelmersdale United 2013-14 Halesowen Town Farsley Celtic

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FAIR PLAY WINNERS The Fair Play Awards are presented to the clubs of the respective divisions who have achieved the best marks over the season. Points are given for each red or yellow card and the club with least points receives the award. In addition a monthly prize is awarded to the divisional winners within the calendar month. Premier Division 1999-2000 Marine 2000-2001 Worksop Town 2001-2002 Burton Albion 2002-2003 Vauxhall Motors 2003-2004 Gainsborough Trinity 2004-2005 Gateshead 2005-2006 Guiseley 2006-2007 Guiseley 2007-2008 Witton Albion 2008-2009 North Ferriby United 2009-2010 Ossett Town 2010-2011 Colwyn Bay 2011-2012 Ashton United 2012-2013 FC United of Manchester 2013-2014 AFC Fylde 2014-2015 Blyth Spartans First Division 1999-2000 Kendal Town 2000-2001 Workington 2001-2002 Gretna – Stocksbridge Park Steels 2002-2003 Guiseley 2003-2004 Lincoln United 2004-2005 Warrington Town 2005-2006 Belper Town 2006-2007 Kidsgrove Athletic First Division North 2007-2008 Newcastle Blue Star 2008-2009 Radcliffe Borough 2009-2010 Lancaster City 2010-2011 Lancaster City 2011-2012 Lancaster City 2012-2013 Harrogate Railway Athletic 2013-2014 Lancaster City 2014-2015 Bamber Bridge First Division South 2007-2008 Kidsgrove Athletic 2008-2009 Quorn 2009-2010 Kidsgrove Athletic 2010-2011 Rainworth Miners Welfare 2011-2012 Leek Town 2012-2013 Sutton Coldfield Town 2013-2014 Brigg Town 2014-2015 Newcastle Town

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The 2014-15 EVO-STIK Northern Premier League campaign will be widely remembered as the season FC United of Manchester celebrated their tenth anniversary by avoiding the heartbreak of the play-offs to finally win promotion as top flight champions. Not many will forget the mark by Curzon Ashton either, the Tameside outfit winning successive promotions as the Premier Division’s play-off winners a year after coming up as runaway First Division North champions. In the NPL’s three title races, Mickleover Sports were the clearest winners, taking the title by nine points from runners-up Leek Town who lost out in the play-offs, Sutton Coldfield Town earning the second promotion slot. Salford City dominated the headlines on and off the pitch in First Division North and not just nationally but internationally after their takeover by Manchester United’s Class of 92. They went on to beat runners-up Darlington 1883 to the title. The Quakers did win their play-offs, going up with the Ammies to take another step towards fulfilling their dream of succeeding the old Darlington in the Football League one day. In the top flight, Belper Town, Trafford, Witton Albion and Marine went down but thanks to the demise of Salisbury City, the Mariners celebrated a Football Association reprieve as the relegated club at Step 3 with the best record. New Mills were also saved from dropping out of First Division North in the FA’s annual reshuffle of clubs at Steps 1-4, Padiham returning on their own to Step 5. Regrettably, relegation in First Division South wasn’t decided on the field of play alone, bottom-markers Brigg Town and Rainworth Miners Welfare having already voluntarily resigned from the NPL during the run-in to play at Step 5 of the National League System. It was undoubtedly a memorable season in the FA Cup, Warrington Town and Blyth Spartans earning worldwide acclaim and headlines for reaching the second and third rounds respectively. In the first live game on BBC since 2009, the Wire beat Exeter City 1-0 while Spartans also won in front of the cameras, 2-1 away at Hartlepool United before exiting the competition in the third round after an epic 3-2 defeat at the hands of Birmingham City at Croft Park. In the FA Trophy, FC United of Manchester flew the flag for the league all the way to the quarter-finals, losing 1-0 at Torquay United after beating Chorley in a replay to reach the last eight. The Integro Doodson Sport Cup was lifted at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park by Warrington Town, the FA Cup heroes summoning up their final reserves of strength to beat First Division North rivals Farsley AFC 3-2 on penalties after drawing 0-0 in normal time. League clubs weren’t short of success in county cup competition either with seven signing off with silverware - Matlock Town in Derbyshire, Barwell in Leicestershire, Blyth Spartans in Northumberland, Stafford Rangers in Staffordshire, Skelmersdale United in Liverpool, Stamford AFC in Lincolnshire, Frickley Athletic in the Sheffield & Hallam Senior Cup and Mossley AFC in the Manchester Premier Cup. In the goal-scoring charts, hot-shot Nathan Cartman took the season’s overall ‘golden boot’ with 35 goals split between Harrogate Railway Athletic and Darlington 1883 following his midseason switch to the Quakers. Rushall Olympic’s Aaron Williams emerged as the Premier Division’s top scorer, netting 28 times. In First Division South, Newcastle Town’s Jordan Cole and Jake Woolley couldn’t be separated on 25 apiece. After another season of improvement, the league was in the running to be honoured again at the Football Association’s 2015 Respect awards after being named as the best behaved competition in the senior levels of Non-League football in four out of the last five seasons while monopolising the individual club accolades. In total, nine clubs shared nearly £7000 in league prize money for first, second and third placed finishes in the NPL’s own divisional fair play tables. Newcastle Town led the way as the overall fair play champions, collecting £1500 in prize and the President’s Cup, now awarded annually to the side with the best overall disciplinary record. Blyth Spartans and Bamber Bridge topped the tables in the Premier Division and First Division North. Away from the field of play, the NPL became the first in English football to launch a youth league and academy combining football with further education when the NPL Football Academy opened its doors to its first intake of students at five pilot clubs. By the end of the campaign, eight more clubs had signed up for the 2015-16 season. Mickleover Sports, already celebrating senior success, were inaugural NPLFA Youth League champions.

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The league’s bursary scheme also continued to go from strength to strength, underwriting 50 per cent of the costs for six more coaches to study for UEFA B licences. On social media, the NPL broke through the 10,000 followers mark on Twitter while the monthly EVO-STIK NPL Show spawned a weekly spin-off podcast, the NPL Show Extra. Fittingly after another season of startling successes, England C manager Paul Fairclough handed out the accolades to the stars of the campaign at the fourth annual EVO-STIK NPL Players of the Year Awards. David Watters The Evo-Stik League Press officer

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FINAL TABLES & RESULTS PREMIER DIVISION 2014/15 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

FC United of Manchester P

46

26

14

6

78

37

41

92

2

Workington

46

27

9

10

63

39

24

90

3

Ashton United

46

24

12

10

75

54

21

84

4

Curzon Ashton P

46

23

14

9

79

46

33

83

5

Ilkeston FC

46

22

15

9

79

56

23

81

6

Blyth Spartans

46

21

16

9

84

54

30

79

7

Skelmersdale United

46

21

10

15

58

48

10

73

8

Barwell

46

21

10

15

69

63

6

73

9

Rushall Olympic

46

21

9

16

76

64

12

72

10

Buxton

46

18

17

11

70

57

13

71

11

Halesowen Town

46

13

20

13

56

48

8

59

12

Grantham Town

46

15

14

17

64

72

-8

59

13

Whitby Town

46

14

16

16

56

63

-7

58

14

Matlock Town

46

15

11

20

57

60

-3

56

15

Nantwich Town

46

16

7

23

61

76

-15

55

16

Stourbridge

46

14

11

21

59

72

-13

53

17

Ramsbottom United

46

15

8

23

66

80

-14

53

18

Kings Lynn Town

46

14

10

22

60

81

-21

52

19

Frickley Athletic

46

12

14

20

60

73

-13

50

20

Stamford

46

13

11

22

56

75

-19

50

21

Marine

46

11

16

19

58

69

-11

49

22

Witton Albion R

46

14

7

25

58

86

-28

49

23

Trafford R

46

6

15

25

58

93

-35

33

24

Belper Town R

46

6

14

26

62

96

-34

32

Promotion Play Offs SEMI FINAL Ashton United 1 Curzon Ashton 1 (Curzon win 4-2 on pens. Attendance 1049) Workington 0 Ilkeston FC 1 (Attendance 1391) FINAL Curzon Ashton 1 Ilkeston FC 0 (Attendance 1212)

215


216

1-0

2-2

1-1

2-3

3-2

3-0

1-3

0-0

2-3

0-0

1-1

1-0

0-1

1-3

0-3

1-2

1-1

0-2

1-1

1-2

2-0

5-2

1-2

Barwell

Belper Town

Blyth Spartans

Buxton

Curzon Ashton

FC United of Manchester

Frickley Athletic

Grantham Town

Halesowen Town

Ilkeston FC

Kings Lynn Town

Marine

Matlock Town

Nantwich Town

Ramsbottom United

Rushall Olympic

Skelmersdale United

Stamford

Stourbridge

Trafford

Whitby Town

Witton Albion

Workington

xxx

2-1

2-2

0-1

1-1

0-2

0-2

1-3

0-3

0-1

2-0

3-1

2-0

0-1

2-1

4-1

1-1

1-3

3-1

4-1

1-1

1-1

2-2

3-0

0-0

3-3

2-2

4-0

0-1

2-1

2-1

4-2

2-1

3-1

2-2

1-0

1-0

1-1

1-0

2-0

2-2

2-2

5-1

2-0

xxx

1-0

4-3

xxx

Ashton United

3-1

AU Bar BT

Team

1-1

1-5

1-0

1-4

0-3

1-1

1-0

1-2

3-3

1-1

1-1

3-3

1-3

1-1

1-2

1-7

2-1

0-0

1-1

2-3

xxx

3-4

2-1

1-2

1-1

0-1

0-1

0-3

1-3

2-3

3-0

2-0

1-1

0-0

1-2

1-2

0-0

2-1

3-1

1-1

1-1

0-0

xxx

0-1

1-1

1-2

1-1

3-2

1-3

0-1

0-1

0-1

0-1

1-1

2-1

1-1

1-2

0-3

1-1

1-3

1-1

0-0

1-1

1-1

1-1

xxx

2-1

2-1

2-0

1-1

2-2

1-0

0-0

0-4

1-1

2-1

1-1

1-0

1-1

0-2

1-2

0-0

0-0

1-2

3-1

0-1

1-2

4-1

xxx

0-4

1-1

0-1

1-3

0-0

0-2

1-1

1-2

1-1

2-3

2-1

1-3

3-2

1-3

0-0

3-2

3-0

2-0

2-1

1-0

1-1

1-1

xxx

3-2

3-0

4-0

1-1

2-0

2-2

2-2

BS Bux CA FUO FA

3-0

GT

2-1

1-3

2-1

3-1

1-2

1-1

1-1

0-0

3-1

0-3

0-2

2-2

1-0

1-1

1-1

xxx

2-4

3-1

2-4

5-1

2-1

1-2

3-0

2-0

HT

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-2

1-1

1-2

1-1

1-1

1-1

1-0

0-4

1-1

0-0

2-2

xxx

0-2

1-1

1-0

4-1

2-1

2-1

2-1

0-1

1-0

IF

2-0

1-4

1-3

2-4

3-3

0-4

1-4

1-3

1-2

1-1

0-0

1-2

3-0

xxx

0-0

1-0

0-2

2-2

4-0

1-1

0-1

2-3

2-1

0-2

2-0

0-1

2-2

1-3

3-0

2-1

1-1

3-1

2-3

2-1

3-1

1-2

xxx

3-3

1-1

3-3

1-1

3-1

4-0

1-1

3-2

3-3

4-3

3-1

0-0

3-1

2-2

2-3

2-2

0-1

3-1

1-1

3-2

2-1

3-2

xxx

3-1

1-0

0-2

1-1

1-0

5-2

1-0

1-1

1-2

2-2

2-1

2-2

2-1

1-3

1-1

0-0

1-0

0-1

0-1

1-0

0-1

3-1

xxx

0-2

1-3

1-0

4-3

2-1

1-0

0-0

3-0

3-2

0-0

3-3

1-3

2-0

KLT Mar MT

NT

0-0

3-0

3-1

4-0

5-3

2-2

1-0

2-1

1-4

xxx

2-1

0-1

2-1

2-1

1-1

4-0

0-1

2-1

0-1

0-1

2-1

1-4

3-2

3-1

1-0

2-1

2-0

0-1

1-2

1-1

3-0

2-4

xxx

3-2

1-1

1-3

2-1

2-4

2-0

0-1

4-2

3-1

1-0

1-1

4-0

1-2

3-4

3-2

3-2

2-1

0-3

0-0

3-0

1-2

xxx

2-3

0-1

1-2

2-1

0-4

2-1

3-0

0-1

1-1

1-0

2-3

0-3

3-3

0-3

3-1

1-2

RU RO 1-0

2-1

2-0

0-2

0-1

1-0

1-3

xxx

0-0

0-3

0-1

1-1

1-0

0-3

2-0

2-0

1-1

0-1

1-2

2-0

1-2

1-1

1-1

2-0

2-0

3-0

3-0

2-2

1-1

xxx

0-3

0-0

3-1

0-3

1-2

2-0

1-0

1-2

1-1

1-4

0-2

3-1

3-1

1-2

4-1

2-3

1-0

0-1

1-0

2-1

1-0

2-2

xxx

2-3

2-1

3-0

0-1

2-3

4-1

1-1

1-0

3-4

2-0

1-1

1-0

1-0

3-0

4-1

2-0

0-4

2-2

3-0

1-0

0-5

1-1

xxx

1-1

3-3

3-0

6-1

1-2

0-0

2-4

2-2

0-1

6-0

1-1

4-3

4-0

3-0

2-1

3-2

1-0

2-0

2-0

1-1

SU Sta Sto Tra 1-0

3-0

0-3

xxx

3-3

2-1

1-1

4-0

1-5

1-2

2-1

0-1

2-1

0-1

1-1

3-3

0-1

1-1

2-0

3-0

1-1

2-2

0-2

1-0

1-0

1-2

xxx

1-1

1-1

3-0

3-2

1-0

2-1

3-2

3-0

3-0

0-1

2-0

1-1

1-0

3-1

2-3

4-0

2-1

0-3

2-1

5-0

0-2

2-1

xxx

1-2

0-0

2-3

0-1

2-1

1-0

3-0

1-1

2-3

0-1

0-1

1-2

0-3

0-1

1-0

1-2

1-0

0-0

1-1

1-0

1-2

1-2

3-2

WT WA Wor

15 FINAL TABLES & RESULTS


15

FINAL TABLES & RESULTS FIRST DIVISION NORTH 2014/15 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Salford City P

42

30

5

7

92

42

50

95

2

Darlington 1883 P

42

28

7

7

99

37

62

91

3

Bamber Bridge

42

25

8

9

88

58

30

83

4

Northwich Victoria

42

25

7

10

75

39

36

82

5

Spennymoor Town

42

22

11

9

76

45

31

77

6

Scarborough Athletic

42

23

6

13

80

61

19

75

7

Mossley

42

23

6

13

79

63

16

75

8

Harrogate Railway Athletic

42

19

10

13

85

75

10

67

9

Warrington Town

42

19

8

15

65

55

10

65

10

Droylsden

42

20

3

19

98

84

14

63

11

Lancaster City

42

18

8

16

65

53

12

62

12

Farsley FC

42

18

7

17

73

64

9

61

13

Clitheroe

42

14

10

18

73

81

-8

52

14

Brighouse Town

42

14

9

19

64

81

-17

51

15

Burscough

42

12

12

18

62

73

-11

48

16

Kendal Town

42

12

10

20

81

92

-11

46

17

Ossett Albion *

42

13

7

22

49

72

-23

43

18

Ossett Town

42

12

6

24

48

83

-35

42

19

Radcliffe Borough

42

8

11

23

49

91

-42

35

20

Prescot Cables

42

7

12

23

47

86

-39

33

21

New Mills

42

6

7

29

56

107

-51

25

22

Padiham R

42

6

6

30

50

112

-62

24

* 3 points deducted due to ineligible player. Promotion Play Offs SEMI FINAL Bamber Bridge 2 Northwich Victoria 1 AET (Attendance 550) Darlington 1883 3 Spennymoor United 2 (Attendance 1987) FINAL Darlington 1883 2 Bamber Bridge 0 (Attendance 1876)

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218

BB

xxx

2-3

1-1

1-2

2-1

4-3

2-2

1-1

1-1

1-0

0-1

1-4

1-0

2-3

0-2

1-2

1-4

2-2

3-0

1-2

1-6

0-3

Team

Bamber Bridge

Brighouse Town

Burscough

Clitheroe

Darlington 1883

Droylsden

Farsley AFC

Harrogate Railway Athletic

Kendal Town

Lancaster City

Mossley

New Mills

Northwich Victoria

Ossett Albion

Ossett Town

Padiham

Prescot Cables

Radcliffe Borough

Salford City

Scarborough Athletic

Spennymoor Town

Warrington Town

xxx

1-0

4-1

4-0

2-0

1-3

0-0

1-1

3-2

1-2

1-0

1-4

2-3

2-0

2-2

1-1

0-1

0-0

2-0

2-2

2-1

1-1

1-1

2-0

1-0

2-1

0-0

1-3

2-2

1-3

5-0

1-2

1-1

4-1

0-4

4-0

2-2

1-2

3-0

1-1

xxx

0-1

2-1

4-2

8-3

2-1

2-1

0-4

0-6

2-3

2-1

2-0

3-0

3-3

4-1

1-3

2-2

1-0

2-0

2-0

1-1

xxx

1-2

2-4

3-1

BT Bur Cli

4-2

1-1

0-2

1-2

2-0

1-1

0-2

1-3

0-2

0-2

0-1

1-5

0-3

0-0

4-2

1-5

3-2

2-1

xxx

2-1

2-2

1-3

3-4

3-2

1-2

2-1

5-3

1-1

3-5

2-0

1-3

3-0

2-3

4-2

4-0

1-0

4-3

2-1

xxx

5-2

3-2

3-2

1-3

1-7

2-1

1-0

3-1

3-2

1-4

4-0

3-1

1-2

2-1

5-1

2-1

2-1

3-0

0-3

2-4

xxx

0-2

1-1

0-0

1-3

1-0

3-1

D1 Dro FF 1-2

0-0

1-3

3-2

1-4

4-3

2-2

1-1

3-1

2-3

2-2

1-2

2-2

0-1

4-3

xxx

4-2

6-1

7-1

2-1

1-3

1-4

1-2

3-0

2-1

2-1

2-1

3-1

2-1

0-0

0-0

0-2

3-2

0-3 1-0

1-5

2-1

2-2

0-1

1-4

3-0

xxx

0-0

3-0

0-1

2-0

3-0

0-1

2-3

1-3

0-1

2-2

2-1

2-2

0-2

1-2

1-2

0-1

0-2

0-0

1-3

xxx

4-1

2-3

5-5

3-4

2-4

3-1

0-1

2-0

3-2

1-0

1-3

1-0

3-2

2-0

2-2

3-3

0-1

5-0

3-2

2-1

xxx

2-0

4-0

4-4

3-0

2-0

0-1

3-1

2-2

4-1

4-3

2-1

1-1

2-1

1-2

2-1

0-2

2-3

0-2

0-2

1-2

xxx

1-2

0-1

0-1

0-3

2-1

1-0

0-2

0-1

3-1

2-5

2-2

2-0

0-3

5-0

2-0

4-0

1-1

0-0

1-0

0-3

xxx

1-0

1-2

1-0

1-0

2-3

2-1

4-0

5-3

2-0

1-1

0-1

1-1

3-1

LC Mos NM NV OA 3-3

1-1

2-2

3-2

0-0

2-0

0-4

2-3

xxx

0-0

2-3

4-1

7-0

6-4

2-2

3-1

3-2

HRA KT

3-1

3-0

2-0

5-0

1-1

0-1

2-2

xxx

1-1

1-1

1-2

3-0

0-2

3-2

4-0

2-1

4-1

5-0

3-2

3-1

2-1

3-0

3-1

6-1

5-1

2-2

5-1

xxx

1-0

2-1

5-1

3-2

3-2

3-3

1-2

2-0

5-0

5-1

1-0

1-4

1-1

3-1

3-1

2-0

0-0

2-1

6-1

3-1

xxx

4-0

1-0

1-0

2-0

0-2

3-1

3-0

6-0

1-2

2-1

4-1

4-2

3-3

1-1

6-3

2-0

OT Pad PC 4-1

RB

3-0

2-1

2-0

2-1

xxx

3-0

2-1

0-1

1-0

2-0

2-2

4-1

3-1

4-1

0-1

3-0

4-2

2-2

1-1

4-0

2-1

1-1

SC

0-2

0-0

1-3

xxx

0-2

0-1

0-6

0-3

0-1

2-2

0-3

1-3

0-2

6-0

1-0

1-1

3-2

0-1

2-1

1-2

3-1

1-2

SA

1-1

4-1

xxx

4-1

0-3

2-2

0-3

3-1

3-1

2-3

3-3

2-1

1-2

0-3

3-0

2-2

1-2

3-0

0-1

2-3

0-4

0-0

ST

1-0

xxx

1-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-2

1-3

1-1

1-4

2-3

2-0

1-4

2-4

1-1

1-1

0-0

1-0

0-2

0-1

1-4

2-1

xxx

2-0

2-4

2-2

1-4

2-1

1-3

0-2

0-3

2-0

0-3

1-2

1-1

3-0

1-2

1-0

3-1

2-0

2-1

1-3

0-0

3-1

WT

15 FINAL TABLES & RESULTS


15

FINAL TABLES & RESULTS FIRST DIVISION SOUTH 2014/15 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Mickleover Sports P

42

31

5

6

105

40

65

98

2

Leek Town

42

28

5

9

91

38

53

89

3

Newcastle Town

42

27

6

9

92

46

46

87

4

Sutton Coldfield Town P

42

25

8

9

75

41

34

83

5

Gresley FC

42

25

6

11

96

51

45

81

6

Stafford Rangers

42

23

12

7

68

33

35

81

7

Spalding United

42

23

10

9

84

41

43

79

8

Tividale

42

20

11

11

65

43

22

71

9

Lincoln United

42

19

9

14

72

55

17

66

10

Coalville Town

42

19

4

19

76

71

5

61

11

Norton United +

42

19

4

19

79

75

4

61

12

Romulus

42

18

7

17

69

65

4

61

13

Chasetown

42

14

9

19

60

64

-4

51

14

Loughborough Dynamo

42

13

9

20

71

87

-16

48

15

Sheffield FC

42

14

6

22

74

93

-19

48

16

Goole AFC

42

12

10

20

53

66

-13

46

17

Stocksbridge Park Steels

42

10

11

21

53

84

-31

41

18

Carlton Town

42

11

6

25

52

79

-27

39

19

Market Drayton Town

42

11

4

27

66

109

-43

37

20

Kidsgrove Athletic

42

9

9

24

48

96

-48

36

21

Rainworth Miners Welfare R

42

8

6

28

46

91

-45

30

22

Brigg Town R

42

3

3

36

26

153

-127

12

+Resigned at the end of the season. Promotion Play Offs SEMI FINAL Leek Town 1 Gresley FC 0 (Attendance 873) Newcastle Town 1 Sutton Coldfield Town 3 (Attendance 384) FINAL Leek Town 0 Sutton Coldfield Town 2 (Attendance 1237)

219


220

1-2

Norton United

Rainworth Miners Welfare

Romulus

2-0

4-2

Newcastle Town

Tividale

7-4

Mickleover Sports

6-0

7-1

Market Drayton Town

4-0

1-0

Loughborough Dynamo

Sutton Coldfield Town

2-1

Lincoln United

Stocksbridge Park Steels

9-0

Leek Town

3-0

2-0

Kidsgrove Athletic

Stafford Rangers

3-2

6-0

Gresley FC

1-0

7-2

Goole AFC

4-1

4-0

Coalville Town

Sheffield FC

7-0

Chasetown

Spalding United

3-0

10-0 1-0

4-0

3-1

Carlton Town

CT

Brigg Town

3-0

2-1

3-2

1-1

3-0

0-0

3-1

3-0

3-1

3-2

3-2

2-2

2-3

2-4

2-1

3-0

0-3

xxx

0-0

BT

xxx

Team

2-0

2-2

0-0

2-1

0-2

2-6

1-0

1-2

1-3

2-1

2-1

1-2

3-2

0-0

2-0

2-0

2-1

2-1

2-0

xxx

1-0

0-0

Cha

CT

3-0

2-0

1-1

0-2

2-1

2-6

2-1

1-4

5-1

2-0

0-1

5-3

2-2

4-1

2-0

1-0

2-1

1-2

xxx

4-1

0-1

3-0

GA

3-2

1-0

2-1

3-3

4-1

0-2

0-0

1-1

2-1

2-0

1-0

1-2

4-0

0-1

1-1

0-0

2-0

xxx

4-2

3-2

3-0

0-7

GF

1-3

2-0

1-1

1-0

2-1

3-1

1-4

0-1

4-1

2-0

2-1

1-2

2-4

1-3

1-0

0-5

xxx

4-2

2-3

2-1

2-2

0-2

KA

1-0

2-0

1-1

4-0

5-0

2-1

2-2

3-4

2-1

3-1

2-3

2-4

5-1

6-0

3-1

xxx

4-0

1-3

3-1

2-2

3-1

2-2

LT

1-2

0-1

1-4

1-0

4-1

1-2

0-4

0-1

0-1

1-0

5-1

1-2

1-7

0-0

xxx

1-3

2-0

0-2

0-1

2-3

0-2

0-3

LU

LD

2-0

2-2

2-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

1-1

2-1

3-2

2-3 3-0

1-1

1-2

1-0

1-0

7-1

2-5

xxx

2-4

1-2

0-0

4-0

0-0

3-2

3-1

1-3

1-3

1-2

0-2

2-3

1-0

2-2

0-2

1-2

xxx

0-2

0-2

4-1

1-1

2-1

2-1

0-1

0-3

0-1

4-1

5-0

4-1

2-0

1-0

1-2

4-3

4-2

5-3

3-0

xxx

0-2

1-3

6-1

0-0

2-0

2-2

2-0

5-3

2-1

0-6

1-3

1-1

1-4

3-1

2-2

2-3

2-0

2-2

0-1

1-2

xxx

1-6

2-3

2-3

4-1

0-2

1-6

0-3

0-2

0-4

0-3

0-5

MDT MS

NT

1-2

1-0

1-3

2-2

1-2

0-3

2-2

0-1

0-5

xxx

1-0

2-5

0-4

1-1

3-0

1-6

2-0

1-2

0-1

1-1

3-2

1-3

3-4

2-1

2-2

1-0

2-1

1-2

2-3

0-2

xxx

2-2

3-1

2-1

2-0

4-1

1-0

0-2

3-1

3-0

5-2

0-1

1-3

1-1

5-2

0-2

3-0

2-0

5-0

1-2

xxx

0-1

4-1

2-0

2-0

1-1

2-1

6-0

0-1

4-2

2-2

2-1

2-1

2-1

1-2

4-1

2-1

1-2

1-1

1-0

2-3

xxx

0-2

4-2

2-2

2-0

3-1

1-2

3-1

0-2

1-0

1-1

2-4

2-1

0-4

0-1

1-3

NU RMW Rom 1-7

SF

2-1

3-0

2-2

0-0

2-0

xxx

4-2

2-3

3-2

2-0

1-1

1-6

4-1

2-1

2-2

1-1

5-2

3-1

2-2

1-2

1-4

0-2

SU

1-1

2-0

0-2

0-0

xxx

4-3

3-0

1-4

2-2

3-1

2-1

0-4

0-6

1-1

1-1

0-1

1-0

0-0

1-2

1-1

1-1

1-6

SR

0-1

1-0

1-4

xxx

4-0

0-3

1-0

1-3

0-0

0-2

2-0

1-2

2-2

2-0

2-0

0-6

1-1

0-1

1-2

0-2

1-3

0-1

2-1

3-3

xxx

4-0

1-1

3-2

3-2

1-2

2-1

2-3

6-0

2-3

0-2

5-0

0-0

1-2

2-0

2-0

4-2

4-0

2-0

1-0

1-1 xxx

xxx 1-3

0-2 1-1

1-0 0-0

1-0 0-2

2-3 0-3

1-2 2-1

2-1 1-2

1-2 0-1

0-2 2-1

1-0 0-1

1-1 2-2

0-5 1-3

1-2 1-3

6-1 2-0

2-0 1-1

0-0 1-1

1-2 1-0

1-0 2-2

1-1 0-0

0-1 1-2

0-3 0-2

SPS SCT Tiv

15 FINAL TABLES & RESULTS


15

FINAL TABLES & RESULTS EVO-STIK LEAGUE FAIR PLAY TABLES 2014-15 PREMIER DIVISION Blyth Spartans (£1000)

P

Ca

47

54

Dis Pts 1

57

Ave

FIRST DIVISION NORTH

P

Ca

1.21

Bamber Bridge (£1000)

44

32

Dis Pts 3

41 48

Ave

0.93 1.04

Matlock Town (£500)

47

57

1

60

1.28

Lancaster City (£500)

46

45

1

Stourbridge (£250)

48

44

6

62

1.29

Northwich Victoria (£250)

46

43

3

52

1.13

Halesowen Town

47

59

1

62

1.32

Harrogate Railway Athletic

46

49

5

64

1.39

Nantwich Town

47

52

6

70

1.49

Prescot Cables

43

53

3

62

1.44

Marine

49

64

3

73

1.49

Spennymoor Town

45

56

4

68

1.51

Workington

48

64

4

76

1.58

Kendal Town

43

53

5

68

1.58

Ashton United

47

62

5

77

1.64

Ossett Albion

43

60

3

69

1.60

Ilkeston

51

82

1

85

1.67

Farsley AFC

47

76

1

79

1.68

Whitby Town

48

60

7

81

1.69

Brighouse Town

44

66

3

75

1.70

FC United of Manchester

47

69

4

81

1.72

New Mills

43

55

7

76

1.77

Skelmersdale United

47

54

9

81

1.72

Darlington 1883

43

56

7

77

1.79

Grantham Town

47

70

4

82

1.74

Padiham

43

50

9

77

1.79

Curzon Ashton

48

70

5

85

1.77

Salford City

44

56

8

80

1.82

Rushall Olympic

49

69

6

87

1.78

Radcliffe Borough

43

64

5

79

1.84

Barwell

49

80

3

89

1.82

Ossett Town

43

71

3

80

1.86