GHFA Constitution

20. Committees

(See Regulation 5.1 of the GHFA Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations)

(a) Disciplinary Committee: {quorum shall be (2)}

  • Chairperson of the DC (the “Disciplinary Director”) who will be a member of the Board appointed by the Board at the earliest opportunity following each AGM
  • Secretary DC
  • Additional members.

Members of the DC shall be excluded from voting where it is considered by the Chairperson that they have a conflict of interest with respect to the matter under consideration. Where the Board considers the Chairperson has a conflict of interest in the matter under consideration, the Board shall, if necessary, appoint a member of the Board to act as Chairperson for that matter.

(b) Appeals Tribunal: {quorum shall be (4)}

From time to time, as required, the Disciplinary Director shall appoint an Appeals Tribunal comprising:

  • Chairperson - who will be a person appointed under rule 20. (i)
  • Secretary (who shall be appointed by the board following each AGM)
  • Additional members (who shall be drawn from the pool of Panel Volunteers)

A Tribunal shall be appointed to hear a single matter at appeal. In appointing a Tribunal, the Disciplinary Director must be mindful of the parties to the particular case under appeal and must ensure all appointees to a Tribunal are free of any potential conflict of interest, whether actual or perceived, with respect to the matter under appeal.
Directors of GHFA may not be appointed to any role on a Tribunal.
An Appeals Tribunal shall conduct its affairs in accordance with the GHFA Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations which form part of the GHFA By-Laws.

(c) Strip Committee: {quorum shall be (2)}

  • Vice Chairperson of the Board
  • Members of the Association (2) who shall be elected at a MCM.

(d) Grading Committee:

  • Competitions Director
  • Members of the Association (5) who shall be elected at the AGM or MCM. (Only one delegate from each Club may be elected).

(e) Management Committee:

  • Directors of the Association
  • One Delegate from each affiliated club

(f) Representative Committee: {quorum shall be three (3)}

  • Representative Football Director
  • Three appointed Board members
  • Representative Secretary (GHFA General Manager)

The four (4) Board members will serve as Board members of the Representative legal entity known as Gladesville Hornsby Football Association Spirit FC, herein referred to as Spirit FC. Terms of guidance for the Board of Spirit FC shall be contained within the Spirit FC Constitution.

(g) General Purposes Tribunal: {quorum shall be (3)}

From time to time, as required, the Disciplinary Director shall appoint a General Purposes Tribunal comprising:

  • Chairperson - who will be a person appointed under rule 20. (i)
  • Secretary (who shall be drawn from the pool of Panel Volunteers)
  • Additional members (who shall be drawn from the pool of Panel Volunteers)
  • a non-voting delegate from GHFRA, if available, to provide advice on matters relating to the Laws of the Game

A Tribunal may be appointed to hear multiple matters in a single sitting session. In appointing a Tribunal, the Disciplinary Director must be mindful of the parties to the particular cases to be heard in the sitting session being appointed and must ensure all appointees to a Tribunal are free of any potential conflict of interest, whether actual or perceived, with respect to any of the matters to be considered in the sitting session being appointed.
Directors may not be appointed to any role on a Tribunal.

A General Purposes Tribunal shall conduct its affairs in accordance with the GHFA Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations which form part of the GHFA By-Laws.

(h)  The term of each Committee shall commence from the appointment of the Committee’s members by the Board following an AGM.

Each Committee shall continue to perform its appointed role until a new Committee is appointed by the Board.

(i)    The Board shall, within 1 month following each AGM, appoint a pool of up to 3 Tribunal Chairpersons who are, in the opinion of the Board, suitably qualified and/or experienced to Chair hearings of Tribunals and determine matters that are referred to a Tribunal pursuant to the GHFA Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations (the GDR). A Tribunal Chairpersons appointed under this clause 20 (i) shall:

  1. have a sound working knowledge of the GDR
  2. not be a member of the Board of GHFA
  3. remain in office in accordance with sub-clause 20. (h) above unless he or she makes written notice of resignation or is removed by a resolution of the Board.

The delegation of appointment of the Chairperson(s) may be revoked, by instrument in writing, at any time at the discretion of the Board.

The Board may appoint a new Tribunal Chairperson to replace a Tribunal Chairperson who has resigned or has been removed by a resolution of the Board

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