Appleby Frodingham Squash Club
Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Code
Appleby Frodingham Squash Club (AFSC) hopes and expects that all players and visitors tp AFSC and its premises (whether members, guests or invitees) will conduct themselves at all times with self-control, respect for others and in a way which does credit to them and to AFSC. AFSC and all its visitors are entitled to expect all to conduct themselves in such a way at all times, whether on or off court.
On occasions, it might be necessary for AFSC to insist that such conduct is maintained and AFSC retains the right to take steps to ensure appropriate levels of conduct. With this in mind, AFSC shall be entitled to investigate any alleged conduct which fails to maintain a reasonable and proper standard and to impose sanctions upon any person found to have failed to meet this standard, in accordance with the paragraphs below.
If an instance of poor conduct is brought to the AFSC Committee’s attention, the Committee may nominate any 3 members of the Committee (excluding the Chair of the Committee). The 3 members of the Committee shall ask a member of AFSC (whether a member of the Committee or not) to investigate the conduct complained of. Upon completion of a fair and proper investigation, the member shall report back to the Committee members, who shall either decide that no further action is appropriate or shall hold a meeting with the person whose conduct is the subject of the complaint and any other person whom they consider relevant to the matter. Following such a meeting, the Committee members shall decide, in their discretion, to
1 take no further action
2 issue the person concerned with an informal reprimand, detailing in what way that person’s conduct fell below what was expected and in what way it is to be improved. A copy of their decision is to be placed on the AFSC Committee noticeboard for a period of not less than one month after it is made known to the person concerned.
3 ban temporarily the person concerned from using AFSC facilities including the squash courts for such period as they reasonably consider appropriate. A copy of their decision is to be placed on the AFSC Committee noticeboard for a period of not less than one month after it is made known to the person concerned.
4 expel the person concerned from membership of AFSC or to ban permanently for the rest of the then current year’s membership period (and from the next, in their discretion, if such decision is made within 3 months of the end of the then current year’s membership period. A copy of their decision is to be placed on the AFSC Committee noticeboard for a period of not less than one month after it is made known to the person concerned.
In each case, the person concerned may appeal to the Chair of the Committee who shall rehear the matter (or may nominate a further Committee member who has not been involved in either the investigation or decision making process already). Any such appeal must be made in writing within 14 days of the decision of the Committee members being made. The decision of the Chair (or the person nominated to hear the appeal) shall be final. A copy of his or her decision is to be placed on the AFSC Committee noticeboard for a period of not less than one month after it is made known to the person concerned.