(A) The Management Committee may appoint such Sub-Committees as it may consider necessary and may delegate such of its powers as it deems necessary to such Committees. The decisions of all such Committees shall be reported to the Management Committee for ratification. The Management Committee shall have the power to deal with matters within the Competition and not for any matters of misconduct that are under the jurisdiction of The Football Association or affiliated Association.
(B) Subject to the permission of the AFA having been obtained the Management Committee may order a match or matches to be played each season, the proceeds to be devoted to the funds of the Competition and, if necessary, may call upon each Club (including any Club which may have withdrawn during the season) to contribute equally such sums as may be necessary to meet any deficiency in the funds of the Competition at the end of the season. (see Rule 6(e)).
(C) Each Member of the Management Committee and Vice Presidents shall have the right to attend and vote at all Management Committee Meetings and have one vote thereat, but a Member shall not be allowed to vote on any matters where there may be a conflict of interest. (This shall apply to the procedure of any Sub-Committee). In the event of the voting being equal on any matter, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
(D) The Management Committee shall have powers to apply, act upon and enforce the Rules of the Competition and shall also have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the Competition, including any not provided for in the Rules. Except where these Rules provide for the imposition of a set penalty, any Club, Official or Player alleged to be in breach of a Competition Rule, must be formally charged in writing and given the opportunity to present their case before the Management Committee. Financial penalties can only be imposed if included within the set penalties for breaches of the Competition rules. All breaches of the Laws of the Game and the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association shall be dealt with in accordance with The Football Association Rules by the appropriate County Association.
When setting any fines the Competition must ensure that the penalty is proportional to the offence, taking into account any mitigating circumstances. (see Schedule of Fees, Payments and Fines)
Any action by the Competition must be taken within 28 days of the Competition being notified.
(E) All decisions of the Management Committee and duly approved Sub Committee shall be binding subject to the right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16.
Decisions of the Management Committee must be notified in writing to those concerned within 10 days.
(F) More than fifty percent (50%) of its members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by the Management Committee or any Sub-Committee thereof.
(G) The Management Committee, as it may deem necessary, shall have power to fill, in an acting capacity, any vacancies that may occur amongst their number.
(H) A Club having failed to comply with an order or instruction of the Management Committee, or failing to satisfactorily attend to the business and/or the correspondence of the Competition, shall be liable to be fined or otherwise penalised at the discretion of the Management Committee.
(I) All fines and charges shall be paid within 21 days of the date of posting of the written notification.
Clubs, Officials or individuals committing a breach of this Rule will incur such penalties as the Management Committee may impose.
(J) A member of the Management Committee appointed by the Competition to attend a meeting or match may have any expenses incurred refunded by the Competition.
(K) The Management Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy that may occur in the membership of the Competition between the AGM or SGM called to decide the constitution and the commencement of the Competition season.
(L) The Management Committee shall call a Council Meeting comprising the members of the Management Committee and no more than two representatives from each Club to discuss the general working of the League whenever they deem it necessary and shall do so at least once a year, prior to the AGM. At such a Council Meeting, there shall not any formal voting nor will minutes be taken. Clubs failing to attend may be liable to a fine (see Schedule of Fees, Payments and Fines)
(M) When, due to the urgent nature of the business, it is not practicable to call a special meeting of a sub-committee, a decision may be taken following consultation with senior members of the Management Committee by e-mail or conference telephone call if necessary.
(N) Where any Club appoints at the start or during the season one member to complete the duties of the Club Secretary, Match Secretary and Referees Secretary that Club shall also provide the details of two emergency contact names and their contact details, which are also to be shown within the League Handbook.