2.   (A) This Competition shall consist of not more than [75 ] Clubs or [200 ] Teams approved by the Sanctioning Authority.

(i)  Any member clubs senior club must be a member of the FA's National League system (steps 1-7) however grass roots and youth clubs may be invited to join the League after a satisfactory interview at under 13.

(ii) From season 2014-15 season member clubs will be restricted from having two or more teams at any age group. This will not affect any current age groups where there are two teams from one club. This will not include the under 18 age group as this age group has first and second year sides.

(B) All Clubs must be affiliated to an Affiliated Association and their names and particulars shall be returned annually by the appointed date in a manner prescribed by the Sanctioning Authority and must have a constitution approved by the Sanctioning Authority. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff). The area covered by the Competition membership shall be [Kent and areas covered by the League to include London, Surrey and Sussex].


This Competition shall apply annually for sanction to the [Kent ] County Football Association(s) and the constituent Teams of member Clubs may be grouped in divisions, each not exceeding [12 ] in number.

(C) Inclusivity and Non-discrimination

(i)   The Competition and each member Club must be committed to promoting inclusivity and to eliminating all forms of discrimination and should abide and adhere to The FA Equality Policy and any legislative requirements (to include those contained in the Equality Act 2010).

(ii)  This Competition and each member Club must make every effort to promote equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community, irrespective of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability or otherwise.

(iii) Any alleged breach of the Equality Act 2010 legislation must be referred to the appropriate Sanctioning Authority for investigation.

 (D)Clubs must comply with the provisions of any initiatives of The FA which are adopted by the Competition including but not limited to, Charter Standard and RESPECT programmes. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(E) Clubs shall not enter any of their Teams playing at a particular age group in the Competition in any other competition (with the exception of FA and County FA Competitions) except with the written consent of the Management Committee. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(F) At the  AGM or a Special General Meeting called for the purpose, a majority of the delegates present shall have power to decide or adjust the compilation of the divisions at their discretion.  When necessary this Rule shall take precedence over Rule 12.


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