(A) After 31st December in the current season, a Club intending, or having a provisional intention, to withdraw from the Competition on completion of its fixtures and fulfilment of all other obligations to the Competition, must notify the Secretary in writing. This intention must be confirmed or withdrawn in writing by 31st March. Failure to do so may make a Club liable to a fine decided at the discretion of the Management Committee.
(B) A Club shall not be allowed to withdraw any or all of its teams from the Competition after the AGM for the following Season. Any Club infringing this Rule shall be liable to a fine (see Schedule of Fees, Payments and Fines) per team and shall also be liable for its share of any call which may be made under Rule 5(B).
(C) In the event of a Member Club, which is an unincorporated association withdrawing and/or disbanding, it shall be immediately liable to discharge all its financial and other obligations to the Competition.
In the event that any such obligation remains un-discharged after a period of twenty-one days, then such obligation shall be met by the then current Club Members, excluding those under the statutory school leaving age. Until a Member’s pro rata obligation is discharged in full, the Member shall not be allowed to participate in the Competition, which may apply to the Club’s Parent County Association for a suspension order.
If the debt remains unpaid after eighty four days the Competition may apply to the Club’s parent County Association for the debt to be recovered in accordance with the FA Football Debt Recovery System. Once the matter has been passed to the Club’s parent County Association the debt can only be cleared by payment to that County Association.
(D) Associate Member clubs who join the League Competition proper are subject to a probationary period to be determined by the League Management Committee. If such a club fails to adhere to the terms of their probationary period, the League Management Committee reserves the right to exclude the club from further membership.