KZN Inland Hockey

KZN INLAND HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

BYE-LAWS

 

INDEX

1. NOMINATIONS      

2. PROCEDURE      

3. FUNCTIONING OF EXECUTIVE    

4. MINUTES OF MEETINGS     

5. REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS    

6. VOTING       

7. AUDITORS       

8. FINANCE       

9. FIXTURES AND TOURNAMENTS    

10. SELECTORS AND COACH     

11. TEAM OFFICIALS      

12. COLOURS       

13. LEAGUES       

14. OFFICIAL LEAGUE MATCHES    

15. GROUNDS       

16. UMPIRES       

17. MISCONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE    

18. AMATEUR STATUS      

19. COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS    

 

 

 

 
KZN INLAND HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

BYE-LAWS

(REVISED AND ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2006)

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All references here in quoting “Clause” relate to the Constitution of the Association.
All references to Director / General Manager / Administrator refer to the appointment of the person designated as such in terms of their employment contract
The South African Hockey Association as referred herein as SAHA

1. NOMINATIONS

1.1 SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS

1.1.1 Nominations for office bearers in teams of Clause 9.2 shall be submitted in writing to the ADMINISTRATOR and shall be accompanied by the nominee’s consent to his nomination, except for the nomination of Honorary Life Vice-Presidents, and Honorary Life members where no consent is necessary.

1.1.2 Nominations for persons to be elected at the Annual General Meeting shall be received by the Administrator not later than ten (10) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

1.1.3 All Executive positions shall be filled. In the event of there being no nominations received for an Executive post or the post is not filled, the Chairperson shall call for nominations from the members present at the Annual General Meeting and proceed with voting in order to fill the position. Such person shall have full voting rights.

1.1.4 Should there be any vacancies, the Executive shall have the right to fill such vacancy, and such person/s shall have full voting rights at executive meetings and may be accorded full voting rights by the members as a result of a decision being made at a Special General Meeting.
 
1.2 A list of office bearers to be elected at the Annual General Meeting shall be circulated by the ADMINISTRATOR not later than 7 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

1.3 Nominations for Honorary Life Vice-Presidents and Honorary Life members may be submitted by Members affiliated under Clause 6 and the Executive.  Such nominations shall be made only on the grounds of appreciation of such person or persons’ services to the game of Hockey, and shall be submitted with the motivation for the nomination.

2. PROCEDURE

2.1 NOTICE OF MEETINGS

2.1.1 At the commencement of each year of office the Executive shall draw up and publish to all Members and Associate Members affiliated under Clause 6.1 and 6.2, a time-table of meetings to be held throughout the year.  Such time-table shall serve as notice to the Members of the Executive and to Members of each individual meeting.

 
2.1.2 In the eventuality of a meeting being postponed, or an emergency meeting being required, the Administrator shall give at least forty-eight (48) hours notice verbally to Members of the Executive and to Members.

2.2 ATTENDANCE

2.2.1 In the event of the President’s and Vice-President’s absence from the meeting, those Members present shall elect a Chairperson for GENERAL, SPECIAL GENERAL, OR COUNCIL Meetings. Those members present as a meeting of the Executive, shall in the absence of the President and the Vice-President, elect a Chairperson for that Executive Meeting.

2.2.2 Members shall request leave of absence if unable to attend any meeting.   Failure to attend two consecutive scheduled meetings without leave of absence shall cause the Member to be disciplined.  Failure to attend two consecutive scheduled meetings of the Executive without leave of absence by a member of the Executive, shall cause the member to be disciplined.

2.2.3 A record shall be kept of the attendance of all Members and a summary of this shall be included in the President’s annual report to the Annual General Meeting.       

2.2.4 Members affiliated under Clause 6 may attend Executive Committee meetings with the provision that the matter they specifically desire to discuss at the meeting, should be forwarded to the ADMINISTRATOR in writing at least seven days prior to such meeting.

3. FUNCTIONING OF EXECUTIVE

3.1 Powers of Executive                              

3.1.1 The Executive shall have full power and authority to do any act, matter or thing which could or might be done by the Association excepting only such matters as are in the Bye-Laws specially reserved to be dealt with at an Annual General Meeting; and in addition to the general powers and authorities hereby conferred on the Executive, and without in any way limiting such powers and authorities, the Executive shall also have additional special powers which, together with its general powers, it shall exercise, subject always however to the restrictions imposed by the Constitution and 3.1.12 hereof.

3.1.2 The Executive shall where necessary operate through a system of sub-committees.  Each sub-committee shall be convened by a member of the Executive, and shall be constituted of other members of the Executive and/or outside persons co-opted to the sub-committee.

3.1.3 Persons co-opted to any sub-committee shall be formally accepted by the Executive before any action may be taken by the sub-committee.

3.1.4 The sub-committee shall function strictly under the authority of the Executive and are fully responsible to the Executive, being controlled through terms of reference laid down by the Executive.
 

3.1.5 Each sub-committee shall report fully to the Executive.

3.1.6 The Executive shall appoint the required number of delegates to attend the Annual General Meeting and Council Meetings of SAHA

3.1.7 The Executive may enter into leases on behalf of the Association, whether as lessor or lessee.

3.1.8 The Executive shall appoint such officers or staff as it may deem fit to run the operations of the Association, and to invest such persons with such persons with such powers and authority as it deems expedient. To determine their duties and fix, vary and pay their salary and emoluments, if any, and to suspend or discharge any such person at its discretion.

3.1.9 The Executive shall institute, conduct, defend, compound or abandon any legal proceedings by or against the Association or its officers, or the Executive, or otherwise concerning the affairs of the Association and also to compound and allow time for payment or satisfaction of any debts due and of any claims or demands by or against the Association.

3.1.10 The Executive shall be empowered to establish and maintain pension or provident funds for the benefit of officials or employees, and to that end to make such capital and annual contributions as it may deem fit.

3.1.11 The Executive shall be entitled to charge for admission to the grounds or premises at any event held by or on behalf of the Association, and to enter into contracts with any relevant organisation for the promotion of the sport and for any other purposes incidental to the Association’s objects.

3.1.12 The Executive shall utilise the funds of the Association solely for the objects for which it was established, or for investment in the name of the Association, and in no circumstances to distribute any of the Association’s profits or gains to any person.

3.2 The Executive shall retire annually but, if eligible, may offer themselves for re-election.

3.3 The Executive shall fulfil all obligations to SAHA as set out in the SAHA Constitution and Bye-Laws.
4. MINUTES OF MEETINGS

4.1 The Minute Secretary shall keep minutes in a book provided for the purpose, of all resolution and proceedings of all meetings.

4.2 Minutes of Annual General and/or Special General Meetings shall be confirmed at the following Annual General Meeting.  Minutes of Executive Meetings shall be confirmed at the following Executive Meeting.

4.3 When signed by the Chairperson, the minutes shall be conclusive evidence of the correctness of the entries therein. Included in this record of minutes shall be copies of all minutes of any sub-committees of the Executive and any reports prepared by the Executive, the Team Managers of the Provincial
 
Teams, and the Coaches or other bodies or persons holding office in the Association.

4.4 Copies of all minutes of General, Council and Executive Committee meetings shall be circulated to members and SAHA within 14 days of such a meeting.

5. REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS

5.1 The following shall apply:

5.1.1 Each player shall be required to register with the Association by completion of registration documents in accordance with the requirements of the SAHA.  A player may, prior to a game, be required to produce his registration card when called upon to do so by an official of the Association.

5.1.2 Players shall not be registered with more than one Member affiliated under Clause 6.1 at any time.

5.1.3 Players may transfer from one Member to another after having obtained written clearance from the former, which may not be unreasonably withheld. Such transfer shall be registered with the Association and approved by the Executive or its delegated representative forty-eight hours prior to that member being able to play. Failure to comply will result in 3 league points (or points applicable), being deducted from the offending team, regardless of the outcome of the match. Should a player transfer from a club for either Indoor or Field hockey it is incumbent on the club and/or player to ensure that any/all outstanding kit, membership fees, or debts are cleared.

5.2 No registered player shall play hockey outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa without having first obtained the permission of the Executive who shall in turn obtain the permission of SAHA

5.3 No registered player shall play for another body affiliated to The South African Hockey Association, except as a member of an official team, save where this has been agreed and confirmed in writing between the Association and other such Body.

5.4 Tertiary Institution students, scholars and Defence Force personnel shall be eligible to play for the Member within whose geographical boundaries they are resident at the time of selection.  If that Member does not require their services, they may then be selected by the member within those geographical boundaries they are ordinarily domiciled.

5.5 Accounting

 
5.5.1 For the purpose of determining the number of players registered within the Association’s boundaries, the effective date shall be as determined by SAHA
5.5.2 Members shall confirm to the Match and Registration Secretary in writing the number of players registered, by not later than 31 May.  Failure to do so shall render the defaulting Member liable to a penalty or penalties, at the discretion of the Executive.

5.5.3 The Executive shall advise The South African Hockey Association in writing of the number of players registered when requested by them.

5.5.4 Members shall advise the Executive of players who register with them after 1 February in respect of Indoor Hockey and after 1 May in respect of Field Hockey, within 14 days of such registration, after 15 April in respect of Field Hockey, before such player may represent such club.

6. VOTING

6.1 At an Annual General Meeting, Special General Meeting, Council Meeting or Executive Meeting, the Chairperson of the Meeting shall direct the manner in which any voting shall be conducted.

6.2 Any decision by the Executive to amend the Bye-Laws of the Association shall only be taken with a minimum of two-thirds of the votes present at the General meeting, subject to ratification at a Special General Meeting to be called so as to precede the following Council Meeting.

6.3 Only members paid up in full in respect of Affiliation and Capitations and any other monies due to the Association may vote at General or Council meetings of the Association. Any members not paid up in full but having made an acceptable written arrangement with the Executive, and honoured the agreement, shall be accorded voting rights.

7. AUDITORS

The books and records of the Association shall be subjected to an annual audit by a registered public accountant.

8. FINANCE

8.1 CAPITATION FEE

8.1.1 Members affiliated under Clause 6.1 shall pay a capitation fee per team annually as the Executive may deem fit to impose, by 15th February each year in respect of Indoor Hockey, and by 15th  May each year in respect of Field Hockey.

 
8.1.2 Failure by Members to pay the fees in 8.1.1 by the date stipulated shall incur penalties at the rate of two per cent (2%) per month on all outstanding monies unless, by prior arrangement, a method of payment is agreed to by the Executive.  Any member failing to pay by due date and having made
no acceptable arrangement with the Executive to pay shall immediately be suspended from all activities of the Association. 
8.1.3 Members affiliated under Clause 6.2 shall not be required to pay any fees unless otherwise determined.

8.1.4 The Association shall pay their annual subscriptions and submit audited financial statements to SAHA

8.2 AFFILIATION FEE

8.2.1 Members affiliated under Clause 6.1 shall pay an annual affiliation fee as the Executive may deem fit to impose by 15 May of each year.

8.2.2 Failure by Members to pay the fees in 8.2.1 by the date stipulated shall incur penalties at the rate of two per cent (2%) per month on all outstanding monies unless, by prior arrangement, a method of payment is agreed to by the Executive.  Any member failing to pay by the due date and having made no acceptable arrangement with the Executive to pay shall immediately by suspended from all activities of the association.

8.3 OTHER FEES

Such other fees as may be levied for any special purpose as may be decided by the Annual General Meeting from time to time.

8.4 ACCOUNTS

8.4.1 The Honorary Treasurer shall keep proper books of account and record the income and expenditure of the Association, and shall at the close of each financial year, prepare an Income Statement and Balance Sheet for that year, which shall be ratified by the Executive.

8.4.2 These Financial Statements shall be submitted to the Association’s auditor for audit and copies of the audited accounts shall b circulated by the Executive to the affiliated Members and Associate Members.

8.4.3 A signed audited copy of the Financial Statements shall be available for inspection by delegates at the February Council Meeting, and following approval, shall be affixed to the Minute Book of the Association.

8.5 BANK ACCOUNT

The Honorary Treasurer shall conduct an account in the name of KZN INLAND Hockey Association at a recognised banking institution.  Cheques shall be signed by any two authorised Executive Members.

8.6 FUNDS

 
The Executive shall be entitled to invest, lend, put out at interest, place on deposit, make advances on or otherwise deal with those funds of the Association, deemed by the Executive to be in excess of current requirements, together with all funds held in Trust on behalf of Affiliated Members and/or Associated Members.
 
Such investments shall be invested from time to time in the name of Association, who may deal with all such aforesaid funds upon such securities and in such manner as they may determine from time to time and in particular, to invest the whole or part of the aforesaid funds, form such period and on such terms as the Executive may determine, in an investment policy issued by an Insurer; provided that the Executive may delegate their powers to make investments of nay nature to a financial institution as defined in the Financial Institution (Investment of Funds) Act, 1984, or to a person approved in terms of Section 4 (1) (f) of the Stock Exchange Control Act, 1985, and may defray expenses incurred as a result of such delegation out of the moneys so invested.

8.7 EXPENSES OF OFFICIALS

All reference in these Bye-Laws to the Liability of the Association to meet travelling and accommodation expenses of its officers shall be at the rates determined by the Executive.

9. FIXTURES AND TOURNAMENTS

All official matches arranged by Members affiliated under Clause 6.1, other than those drawn up by the Fixtures Sub-Committee, shall be subject to the prior approval of the Fixtures Sub-Committee.

10 SELECTORS AND COACHES

10.1 All representative sides shall be selected by a selection panel as nominated by the Coaching Sub-Committee and Members of Council and appointed by the Executive.  There shall be separate selection panels appointed for Men and Women’s teams and in respect of Indoor and Field Hockey.

The Provincial Team Coaches for each representative team, shall be nominated by the Coaching Sub-Committee and Members of Council and appointed by the executive, and they shall sit in on the selection meetings as a selector for their particular team.  The Convenor of the Selection panel shall not have a casting vote and selection panels shall be comprised of an equal number of members.

10.2 The duties of the Selectors and Provincial Coaches shall be detailed by the Executive.

 
10.3 Provincial Coaches of each side shall submit a report to the Executive, at the completion of any matches, tours or tournaments, and submit it to the Executive within 30 days of the event. No payment of honoraria or any other monies owing to the coach (es) shall be made until such time as a full and detailed written report(s) have been received.

11. TEAM OFFICIALS

11.1 All teams representing the Association shall have a Manager who shall be appointed by the Executive from names submitted and motivated by the Coaching Sub-Committee and Members of Council.

11.2 The duties of the Manager shall be detailed in writing by the Executive.

11.3 The Manager of each side shall submit a report to the Executive at the completion of any matches, tours or tournaments, and present it to the Executive within 30 days of the event. No payment of honoraria or any other monies owing to the manager/s shall be made until such times as a full and detailed written report, and all equipment and playing gear has been received.

11.4 Team Managers shall be responsible for all team administrative matters not covered by the Bye-Laws.

11.5 Team Managers shall receive an allowance for entertainment and incidental expenses at the discretion of and as determined by the Executive. 

11.6 The Association may, at its own discretion, appoint other Team Officials such as a Physiotherapist, Doctor, Trainer, etc.  These Team Officials shall be provided with clear guidelines as to their responsibilities and limit of authority.  The out of pocket expenses of such Officials shall be paid by the Association in accordance with an agreed subsistence allowance formula.

12. COLOURS

12.1 The Members affiliated under Clause 6.1 and 6.2 shall register their colours with the Association.  Such colours and designs shall be recorded as an addendum to the Association’s Bye-Laws.  No club or Member shall be permitted to register colours, which, in the opinion of the Executive, are in any way similar to or not distinctive from those of any other affiliated club or Member.  Where in the opinion of the Umpires appointed to handle a league match, the colours of the participating sides are similar, the club whose home game it is, or whose name appears first on the official list of league fixtures, shall be required to wear uniforms and stockings of a different colour.

12.2 All Members defined under Clause 6.1 and 6.2 desirous of changing their colours shall apply in writing to the executive for permission to do so.

12.3 All new Members when applying for affiliation shall submit details of their proposed colours to the Executive for approval.

12.4 The colours and design of casual wear worn as part of their team uniform by representative teams of the Association (i.e. Sweaters, shirts etc) shall be subject to approval by the Executive.

 
12.5 Elected Members of the Executive shall be entitled to wear a casual sweater of a design approved by the Executive.

13. LEAGUES

13.1 Constitution of Leagues:

13.1.1 The Leagues shall consist of as many sections as may be decided upon at the Annual General Meeting. If insufficient information regarding entries is available at that time then the executive will be mandated to constitute the league structures within a generally agreed framework.

13.1.2 The constitution of each league shall be at the discretion of the Executive, which shall have the power to promote or demote teams as circumstances dictate.  There shall be an agreed system of promotion and relegation at the conclusion of a league programme for such teams as qualify in terms of 13.3
13.1.3 All Members must indicate to the DIRECTOR /GENERAL MANAGER/ ADMINISTRATOR at the Annual General Meeting each year in respect of both Indoor and Field Hockey, the number of teams they will enter in the leagues.  Late entries may be accepted up until the end of February in respect of Field Hockey.

13.2 Logs and Results:

The executive shall each year prior to the commencement of leagues, produce in writing, league rules and regulations determined by the given circumstances of that season.

All details regarding the logs and results shall be approved by the Council at the pre season Council meeting held each year. The Council will approve the Rules and Regulations for the conduct of the leagues, presented at that meeting.

13.2.1 A team winning an official league match shall score three (3) points and the loser zero (0) points.
13.2.2 Each team participating in a draw in an official league match shall score one (1) point.

13.2.3 Any matches that are unable to be played due to rain or unplayable fields are to be played at a time and place set by the DIRECTOR/GENERAL MANAGER/ADMINSTRATOR and agreed to by the affected clubs.

 
13.2.4 Where two or more teams in any league have an equal number of points after having completed the same number of fixtures, their respective position on the log shall be decided according to their respective goal-balance (which means “goals for” less “goals against”).  A positive goal-balance always takes precedence over a negative one. If there remains equality between teams, then these teams will be ranked according to their respective number of “goals for”. Should there still remain equality, the result(s) of the matches between those teams would determine ranking.

13.2.5 In the event of a team failing to fulfil a fixture, the opponents will be awarded a 9-0 win (indoor) or a 5-0 win (outdoor). Extraordinary circumstances    (proven) may allow for a review.

13.3 Relegation of Players:

13.3.1 No Club shall relegate players from any of its teams which has a bye, or which has completed its matches, nor may a player be relegated for the sake of strengthening a lower team.

13.3.2 In the case of a higher team player being relegated to a lower team, this player shall remain in the lower team until the higher team has played  two consecutive matches.

 
13.3.3 No player from a higher team shall play in a lower team in the event of the lower team being short of player(s).  When a higher team is short of players, a lower team player who has already played may fill such a vacancy, but only as an emergency, and not as a general rule.  A substitute is considered to be a member of a team.  Therefore, a player who has already played in a lower team can only be used as a substitute in a higher team in an emergency, as defined in the league Rules and Regulations.

13.3.4 Contravention of Bye-Law 13.3 will result in forfeiture of three (3) points by both teams.

13.4 Substitution

Substitution will be governed by the rules of the game of hockey.  Should a team field a squad in excess of eleven players, the entire squad shall be deemed to form that team, and no relegation allowed from that squad.

13.5 Goalkeepers
As per rule 2.2 of The Rules of Hockey (Field Hockey), each team has a goalkeeper on the field or plays only with field players. A goalkeeper with goalkeeping privileges is a person wearing full protective equipment comprised of at least headgear, leg guards and kickers and a different colour shirt; or a goalkeeper with goalkeeping privileges wearing only protective headgear and a different colour shirt. Where there are only field players there will be no player with goalkeeping privileges. A team may change between these options by making a substitution. Failure to comply will result in the offending team forfeiting the match, with a 5-0 result to the opposition.

13.6 Protests

Any protests in terms of 13.2, 13.3 and 13.4 above shall be received in writing by the ADMINISTRATOR within 48 hours of the match.  Such protests must be accompanied by a fee as decided annually by the Executive.
 

13.7 A system of fines in respect of the league rules and regulations shall be decided by the members each year at the February/March Council meeting, in respect of Field hockey and August/September Council meeting in respect of Indoor hockey.

13.8  The DIRECTOR /GENERAL MANAGER/ ADMINISTRATOR shall not impose fines or deduct points without endorsement from the executive, unless such penalties are determined in the league rules and regulations as stipulated in 13.7

14. OFFICIAL LEAGUE MATCHES
All official league matches shall be played within the Rules and Regulations for the conduct of league as agreed at the Council meeting convened for this purpose i.e. in February/ March each year.

14.1 All official league matches shall be played promptly at the times arranged.  A period of grace of 10 minutes shall be allowed to a defaulting team who have less than the eight players for Field Hockey and four for Indoor Hockey at the appointed time.  If after the said 10 minutes have elapsed, the defaulting team still has less than the minimum required, they shall forfeit the points.  The game may then be played as a friendly, subject to the mutual agreement of the opposing captains.

14.2 All games shall be played as laid down in the Official Fixtures List.  Any side failing to fulfil a fixture on the date and time set down shall automatically forfeit the points.  No two clubs shall arrange a postponement to any fixture without the prior approval of the Fixtures Sub-Committee and the Executive Members.  Should they do so without approval, both clubs shall forfeit the points.

14.3 Any team failing to fulfil three (3) fixtures in any one season shall, subject to the discretion of the Executive, be withdrawn from the league in which they are playing.  If withdrawn, all matches in which they have played will be scrapped.  

14.4 Any team failing to give 48 hours notice of their intention to scratch from their match, shall be liable to a penalty as decided by the Executive.  Notice of intention to scratch from fixtures must be lodged with the Fixtures Sub-Committee and the opposing club.

14.5 The names of the players and substitutes as well as of the Umpires officiating in each league match, together with details of suspended players, shall be recorded on a match sheet and sent to the hockey
office within 48 hours following the completion of the match.
14.6. No player may play in more than one team on the same day, except in the following instances:

 
14.6.1 A goalkeeper may play in the field for one of their lower or higher Club teams, in the correct kit.

14.6.2 A field player may play in the goals for one of their lower or higher Club teams, however, he/she must be kitted out. (The minimum kit required for a goalkeeper is pads, kickers and helmet. Chest protector and gloves are strongly recommended.)

14.6.3 And as provision made in 13.3.3
14.6.4 Breach of the Bye-laws 14.6 will result in the offending team forfeiting the match, with a 5-0 result to the opposition.

14.7 All official league matches as set out in the official fixture book shall be played between players of the same gender, except for any special circumstance sanctioned by the Executive committee. 

15. GROUNDS

The Executive, or their appointed delegate, shall have sole discretion as to whether a particular field is suitable for allocation of fixtures or not.  Failure by Members to adhere to the above shall render that Member liable to a penalty or penalties which as the Executive may see fit to impose.  Any Member wishing to have a new or previously unsuitable field declared fit for use shall apply to the Executive in writing 14 days prior to the field being used.  The playability of any field due to adverse weather conditions will be at the discretion of the clubs, or relevant authority, e.g. Grounds man.
16. UMPIRES

16.1 All members shall furnish to the umpires convenor before 15 January for Indoor Hockey and 15 March for Field Hockey each year, the name of at least one active graded Umpire per team participating in the Hockey Leagues, whose name, once ratified, shall appear on the Official Register of Umpires.

16.2 Failure by clubs to fulfil umpiring commitments including the nomination referred to in 16.1 above, shall render that club liable to a penalty as decided by the Executive, which may include suspension from the Leagues.

17. MISCONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

17.1 The Disciplinary Committee shall comprise the Vice-President, who shall Chair any Disciplinary meetings; together with the Match and Registration Secretary and the Rules and Technical Convenor, or their alternates.

17.2 All players selected for squad training for the Provincial Teams shall give written undertaking of their availability for that particular season, as well as the agreement to subject themselves to any tests required to ascertain the use of any substance which could have the effect of improving artificially the player’s performance.

 
17.3 Any behaviour by Members and their members, officials and players which is unbecoming, or which would bring the name of the Association into disrepute, shall be disciplined by the Disciplinary Committee.

17.4 A player who is given a Red Card is automatically suspended for two (2) matches pending a decision whether a Disciplinary Committee meeting should take place, where a decision will be taken to increase or decrease the suspension.  Such suspensions shall apply separately to Indoor and Field Hockey.  It will be up to the player or his club to appeal against the card within 48 hours.  Appeal to be accompanied by a R 50 deposit, which may (at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee) be forfeited if  the appeal is unsuccessful.  The Disciplinary Committee will, if the Disciplinary Committee meeting takes place, sit within seven (7) days of the incident.

17.5 If a player receives three (3) Yellow Cards irrespective of the incident he will be automatically suspended for two matches.  Such suspension shall apply separately to Indoor and Field Hockey.  It will  be up to the player or his club to appeal against the cards within 48 hours.  Appeal to be accompanied by a     R 50 deposit, which may at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee be forfeited if the appeal is unsuccessful.  The Disciplinary Committee will, if the Disciplinary Committee meeting takes place, sit within seven (7) days of the third yellow card.

17.6 Any player, playing for a INLAND representative team, invitational or other, regardless whether it is a tournament or not, will be bound by the Bye-laws 17.4 and 17.5.

17.7  No unregistered player may play in any league match.  Should an unregistered player play, the opposing team will be awarded a 5 -0 win and a fine may be imposed.

18. ADDITIONAL RULES OF CONDUCT OF LEAGUES/COMPETITIONS

For the efficient conduct of leagues/competitions, it may from time to time be necessary to amend or add to the bye-laws. Such amendments and/or additions must be made known to the members timeously and approved by the Executive committee and once published in the League/Competition rules, shall be operative for the League/Competition. Bye-laws 13 – 17 should be read in conjunction with any rules made under this provision. 

19. COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS

 
Any complaints, or notification of such complaints, should be brought to the attention of the Executive in writing within five (5) days of the incident leading to such complaint.  Any appeal against a ruling or decision made by a Member, Official, or Committee appointed by the Executive, should be submitted in writing to the ADMINISTRATOR of the Association within 48 hours of any such ruling or decision being given.  Any such appeal to be accompanied by a R 100 deposit, which may at the discretion of the Executive, be forfeited if the appeal is unsuccessful.

20. ACCEPTANCE

I, THE UNDERSIGNED, HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THESE ARE THE BYE-LAWS OF THE KZN INLAND HOCKEY ASSOCIATION WHICH ARE EFFECTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 2006.

 

 

                                                                                 
  PRESIDENT                                                                                                   DATE