North West Federation of Croquet Clubs – Disciplinary Procedure
(Amended and adopted by NWFCC Autumn Meeting 07 Nov 09)
(Procedure adopted by NWFCC Committee on 26 Aug 09)
- Any allegations of unacceptable behaviour of a member must be in writing, signed by the complainant and if appropriate, include any witness statements. This must be sent to a member of the North West Federation of Croquet Clubs Committee within 14 days of the incident.
- The executive committee must consider the allegations and if they decide disciplinary action is required, they should, without unreasonable delay, appoint a three person Disciplinary Panel.
- The panel will inform the Respondent of the allegations and provide copies of all complaints received. The Respondent will be asked to respond in writing.
- The Disciplinary Panel will decide a date and venue for a Disciplinary Hearing and give the Respondent the option of attending. The Respondent may be accompanied to this Hearing.
- After examining all the information, the Disciplinary Panel will decide whether the allegations can be upheld and if so, award one of the following three sanctions:
(i) Written warning, requiring a change in future behaviour;
(ii) A ban on competing in any North West Federation event for a period of time as determined by the panel;
(iii) A recommendation to the Croquet Association that membership be rescinded or other action taken as appropriate.
- The conclusions of the Disciplinary Panel will be conveyed in writing to the Respondent and the club they are representing within seven days.
- The Respondent has a Right of Appeal against the Panel’s conclusions, which can be enacted by writing to the Secretary of the Croquet Association within 28 days.