Adopted 28th January 2011

    Amendment (1.) 19th June 2019

1   The club shall be called Seagulls Over Burwash; its aim shall be:

     a)      To provide sustainable transport to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club’s 

               Amex stadium by arranging coach travel on match days

     b)       To forge links with Brighton & Hove Albion’s official charity “Albion In The  

               Community” known as AITC. A charitable organisation which works within the      

               community in promoting grass-root football teams as well as health, wellbeing 

               and educational schemes.

     c)      To meet…..

     d)      To promote……


2.           Membership shall be open to anyone interested in football and the community, who                                       

              supports the aims of the Club. Membership shall commence from the date of dispatch of                                                                                                      an appropriate acknowledgement letter from an authorised officer of the  the Club. A     member will be an individual who had paid an annual subscription in accordance with

              clause 3                                

3.           The annual subscription shall be payable on joining. The level of subscriptions shall be

              fixed by the Club at its Annual General Meeting and become payable at a date advised

              by the Executive Committee. Any member whose subscription has not been received by    the dates advised by the Executive Committee shall be deemed to have resigned unless    the Executive Committee shall decide otherwise.

4.           Not at any time will the use of banners or flags be allowed that can be deemed as 

              discriminatory, racist or offensive.

              The Executive Committee may by notice expel any member who shall offend against the    Rules, or whose conduct shall in the opinion of the Executive Committee render them    unfit for the membership of Club. Before any member is expelled the Secretary shall give    them 7 days written notice to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee, and shall   inform them of the complaints made against them. No member shall be expelled without   first having an opportunity of appearing before the Executive Committee, and answering   complaints made against them.



5.           The Officers of the club provided by these rules shall be Chairman, Secretary and                       

              Treasurer. The Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and any other officers shall be elected

              annually at the Annual General Meeting, and shall hold office until the next Annual 

              Annual General Meeting.

6.          The Executive Committee shall consist of :-

              a)        The Officers of the Club

              b)        Not less than 1, nor more than 6, other members (elected committee

                         members) to be elected by the Club in General Meeting.



7.         The  Executive Committee shall meet at least three times in every year and shall at its          

            first meeting after the Annual General Meeting fix the quorum for its subsequent     meetings until a new quorum is fixed under this rule. It may fill any casual vacancies in the Executive Committee, or in the appointment of Auditors, and it may co-opt any other 

            member or members provided that the number of co-opted members does not exceed   three at any one time.


8.         The management and control of affairs, funds and property of the Club shall be in the  hands of the Executive Committee (constituted in rule 6). The Executive Committee shall       have full power of interpretation of the Rules, and shall decide all questions as to their 


9.          Nominations for the election of elected Committee members must be made in writing

             and received by the Secretary not later than 21 days before the date of the Annual 

             General Meeting; but nominations may be made at the meeting in respect of any 

             vacancies for which written nominations have not been received. If the number of 

             nominations exceeds the number of vacancies, voting shall be by ballot by the members

             present at the meeting.

10.        At the annual  General Meeting each year, all officers and other members of the         Executive  Committee shall retire, and shall be eligible for re-election. The Chairman,

             Secretary and Treasurer, after five years in such office, shall not be eligible for re-election

             to such office for the following year unless the Annual General Meeting decides     otherwise.


11.        The annual accounts to be verified by an independent authorised officer/company as    appointed by the Executive Committee.

             The financial year shall end on the 31st May each year.


12.        An Annual General Meeting shall be held at least once in each year on a date and at a 

             place to be determined by the Executive Committee, which shall present a report of its

             proceedings, the affairs of the Club and an audited Statement of Accounts.

13.        The Executive Committee may at any time and the Secretary shall on written request of

             any 20 members of the Club, stating business for which it is required, convene at not 

             less than one months notice an Extraordinary General Meeting for any specific purpose,

             and the notice shall state the business to be transacted at the meeting.

14.        The quorum for a General Meeting shall be the number of the full committee plus three

             except at the inaugural General Meeting where it shall be six, and matters shall be  decided by a simple majority of those attending and voting, and in the case of equality

             of votes the Chairman of the Meeting shall have second and casting vote.

15.        No alteration or addition to these rules (except so far as the same are reserved to the

             Executive Committee or to the  Club in General Meeting under these Rules) shall be 

             made except by resolution passed by a three  quarters majority of those present and

             voting at a General Meeting.



16.        Notice of every General Meeting with the agenda shall be sent either by post or email to

             each member whose address is known to the Secretary at least fourteen days before the  date  of the meeting. Any member wishing to propose at the Annual General Meeting any

             alteration of the Rules, or any other business of importance shall notify the same to the

             Secretary at least one month before the Annual General Meeting. The Secretary shall 

             include notice of such proposition in the Agenda of the Annual General Meeting where

             such proposition is to be discussed.



17.        The Executive committee shall have the right to approve all reasonable capital        expenditure in the day to day running of the said club without further reference.


             The Executive Committee will decide upon the nature of all donations to charitable

             organisations or worthy causes, and its recommendations will be laid before the 

             members of the club at the Annual General Meeting or any Extraordinary General 



18.       Following the implementation of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

            the ‘Club’ (Seagulls Over Burwash) will not divulge data of its members that is held by the

            Club and used for the purposes of running the Club.


            Personal data held by Seagulls Over Burwash is restricted to:



           Title and name

           Address and post code

           Telephone numbers

           Email addresses

           Brighton & Hove Albion Fan Number

           Age category (for ticketing purposes)

          Additional data gathered during the running of the supporters’ club may include:

          Record for attendance on coaches

          Record of attendances at meetings and events

          Photographic records of meetings and events

         None of the above information will be shared with any third party without the express

         permission of the members concerned. None of the above information will be used for

         purposes other than the running of  Seagulls Over Burwash.

         The contact information details of Seagulls Over Burwash members was collected from the

         membership forms completed by members upon joining the Club. This information is 

         required by the Club to communicate with the members. By providing this information, the

         members granted Seagulls Over Burwash permission to contact them via email and/or





19.     The club’s (SOB) commitment is to uphold the rules and regulations set out in the Equality 

          Act that came into force on 1st October 2010 which discriminates individuals from unfair 

          treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. No member or individual will be 

          unfairly discriminated by the club on the grounds of :

         *  Gender (including sex, marriage, gender re-assignment)

          *  Race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national (origin)


          *  Sexual orientation

          *  Religion or belief

          *  Age

          *  Class

          *  Pregnancy

          *  Association to any of the above

         We also aim to eliminate discrimination and eliminate harassment by 

         *  Opposing all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

         *  Treating all members fairly and with respect.

         *  Membership that is open to all.

         *  Vacancies to the committee will be advertised to everyone and will include a statement

            on equal opportunities.

         *  All Members have a legal and moral obligation not to discriminate and to report incidents

            of discrimination against any individual or groups of individuals.

         *  Ensuring that at our meetings and events are fully accessible to all groups and individuals.

            having a consideration for affordability in organising events.

         *  To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all of our 

             members are recognised and valued.

         *  Every member is entitled to be part of an environment the promotes dignity and respect to


         *  No form of unfair discrimination, intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.

         *  Breaches of our equal opportunities policy will be regarded as misconduct and could 

            lead to Membership disqualification.

         * This policy is fully supported by the club’s officers and agreed by members.

         *  We shall monitor this policy and review it annually.

         *  For the successful implementation of this policy depends on its awareness and 

            commitment by all.All new members  joining the club will be made aware of its 

            existence on joining.



20.     The Club can be dissolved by a resolution passed by a three-quarters majority of those 

          present and voting a General Meeting. In such case, its net assets after payment of all 

          expenses shall be given to a charity or charities nominated by the last Executive