1. Name

The Association shall be known as the Shetland Ladies Netball Association, hereinafter referred to as the S.L.N.A.

2. Objects

The objects of the S.L.N.A. shall be to:

(a) encourage, promote and develop the game of netball throughout Shetland;

(b) organise league fixtures and competitions between teams within Shetland;

(c) arrange Inter-County and other competitions against teams from outwith Shetland and select teams to represent the S.L.N.A.

3. Membership

3.1 Membership of the S.L.N.A. will consist of any person who is a registered member of the S.L.N.A.

3.2 The Committee shall agree affiliation fees payable to the S.L.N.A.

3.3 All members joining the S.L.N.A. shall be deemed to accept the terms of this Constitution, any rules from time to time adopted by the S.L.N.A. and the
rules of the Scottish Netball Association.

3.4 The Committee will appoint, on an annual basis, a Coach and, if necessary, one or more assistants, to select and train the Senior Inter-County Squad.
The coach will be a member of the association and will have the right to vote at committee meetings.

4. Management

4.1 A Committee shall conduct the affairs of the S.L.N.A. This shall consist of the Office Bearers of the Association, the Coach and any Assistant Coach(es).

4.2 The Chairperson shall arrange the first Committee meeting after the Annual General Meeting.Thereafter, the dates of future meetings will be agreed at each Committee meeting.

4.3 The Officer Bearers of the S.L.N.A., who shall be honorary, shall consist of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Fixtures Secretary, Treasurer,
Inter-County Co-ordinator, Competitions Representative and Press Secretary who shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. If the post of any
office bearer should fall vacant after such an election, the Committee shall have the power to fill the vacancy.

4.4 The positions of Office Bearers will be filled firstly by anyone willing to take on the position even if this means that a particular team is filling
more than one position. Thereafter, positions must be filled by a representative from each team participating in the league (with the exception of any
junior team participating in the league). When the Office Bearers positions have been filled, a note is to be taken of the team the Office Bearer
represents in order that no team is seen to be excluded from participating in the S.L.N.A..

4.5 The Office Bearers of the S.L.N.A. shall be ex-officio Trustees for the S.L.N.A.


5.1 The financial year shall run from the date of the Annual General Meeting to the date of the following Annual General Meeting.

5.2 The Treasurer will be responsible for the preparation of the annual accounts of the S.L.N.A.

5.3 The Treasurer and one other nominated office bearer shall sign all cheques drawn against the S.L.N.A. funds.

5.4 All members of the S.L.N.A. shall be jointly responsible for the financial affairs of the S.L.N.A.


6.1 Annual General Meeting

The S.L.N.A. shall hold an Annual General Meeting at the end of each season to:-

  • approve the minutes of the previous year’s AGM.
  • receive the Chairperson’s report.
  • receive the Treasurer’s report and approve the annual accounts.
  • elect the Committee.
  • consider changes to the Constitution.
  • renew and consider any rules.
  • deal with any other relevant business.

6.2 Extraordinary General Meeting

An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by an application in writing to the Secretary supported by at least two members of the S.L.N.A. The
Committee shall also have the power to call an EGM by decision of a simple majority of its members.

6.3 Notices

At least 14 days notice and the Agenda shall be sent to a representative of each affiliated team.

6.4 Voting

With the exception of changes to the Constitution, decisions put to a vote shall be resolved by simple majority at Annual General, Extraordinary General
and Committee Meetings. Each affiliated club represented will be entitled to one vote. The Chairperson of the S.L.N.A. shall hold a deliberative as well as
a casting vote.

6.5 Quorum

The quorum for Committee Meetings shall be 4 members of the Committee and the quorum for Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings shall be 8 members of
the S.L.N.A. which must include 2 Office Bearers.

6.6 Changes to the Constitution

  • any change to the Constitution shall require a two thirds majority of those present and eligible to vote and voting at an AGM or EGM.
  • a proposal to change the Constitution must be submitted in writing to the Secretary who shall circulate the proposal to a representative of each
    affiliated team and call a meeting in accordance with 6.3 above.
  • all proposals for changes to the Constitution shall be signed by two members eligible to vote at an AGM or EGM.


The Committee shall have the power to publish and enforce such rules as the Committee feels necessary to govern the activities of the S.L.N.A.


In the event of the dissolution of the S.L.N.A., any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts & liabilities shall be donated to a charity of similar objects to S.L.N.A.

This Constitution was adopted as being the Constitution of the Shetland Ladies Netball Association at an Annual General Meeting on the Eighteenth day of May in the year Two Thousand and Eleven.