The new company Brondesbury Sports Club

The new company Brondesbury Sports Club

Brondesbury is now a company limited by guarantee called Brondesbury Sports Club. This was agreed in principle at the last AGM and in detail at the EGM held in March. The Constitution has been replaced by the Memo & Articles - amended 22-03-2016 and the Company Regulations - final version 22.03.2016 here.

There are a few important pieces of information which you should read, and these should be relayed to all adult members of your family (and juniors nearing their 18th birthday) if you are the household member receiving club newsletters for the whole family:-

  1. As before, all communication to members will be by email, unless you let us know otherwise.

  2. All paid up full adult or life members of the Company have voting rights, social members do not.  

  3. When a junior member in a family becomes 18, he/she will automatically become a voting member of the Company.  He/she will not receive individual notification of this.

  4. Should other members of your household unit wish to receive newsletters  separately, they should inform Edward Ben-Nathan who looks after our website, by email on tennis@brondesburysc.co.uk explaining which newsletters they wish to receive – tennis, squash and/or Club.

One of the reasons for becoming incorporated is to help the Club to become a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) which has many tax advantages. We have now started this process and will let you know when we have registered as a CASC.

Bar Opening Times

BAR OPENING TIMES

Now that the Cricket season has started (someone tell the weatherman please) the Bar opening hours are:-

Tuesday           6pm-10pm

Thursday         7pm-11pm

Friday              7pm-12 midnight

Saturday          4pm-12 midnight

Sunday             10am-11pm  (breakfast and coffees available in the morning)

Don’t forget that the Bar serves coffees and hot drinks now, and food in the evenings.

If you would like the bar to be open on other evenings for a match or an event, just contact Svetlana on admin@brondesburysc.co.uk who will ask Paula our Bar Manager to open up for you.

Sky TV will be available in the clubhouse from next week for the Summer period.

Clubhouse new floor / Welcome to Primrose Hill Cricket Colts / BAR OPEN TOMORROW

This week the Clubhouse floor in the front loggia is being relaid. If access is not possible, then use the side door to the men’s changing rooms to get to the toilets. The work will be finished by Friday. The new floor is designed to be spike proof and will continue to improve the look of the clubhouse.

This Sunday is the first day the new Primrose Hill Cricket Colts will join us; it is a work day when parents arehelping get the clubhouse and cricket section into a good shape. Colts training and the cricket season now starts, and as a resultthe Bar will be open on Sunday mornings for coffee and breakfast.Other sections are obviously welcome to come down to the Bar then too.From 6pm it will be open again - for drinks, coffee and food -

Burgers or sausages in a bun or roll - £1:50

Veggie Tapas with Omelette & Salad - £3:50

Omelette with Serrano Ham, salad, French bread - £5:00

 

Please come along.

NatWest Cricket Force Day this Friday April 1st / welcome to PHCC

On this Friday 1st April 2016 is our NatWest Cricket Force Event, see the advertisement here. Staff from our local NatWest branch, The Gym, and the local community will come together with our own volunteers to try to make a difference to the facilities at our club. This will be reported on by both local and national press.  There will be a renovation programme, where the materials have been donated by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Nat West, and local builders merchants Jewsons.

Middlesex Cricket Board (MCB), as the governing body for cricket in the local area, is delighted to be working with the ECB and Brondesbury Sports Club, as one of four EXCLUSIVE national showcase clubs for NatWest CricketForce 2016.

For further details regarding the event and how you can get involved, please contact Adam Wilson (1st XI Captain at Brondesbury Cricket Club) on 07756783444 or  willow1988@hotmail.co.uk

We look forward to seeing lots of members lend a hand on April 1st. Tennis and squash members are welcome too – we need benches varnished, weeds round the courts removed, changing rooms redecorated.

Primrose Hill Cricket Club

Hopefully you have been into the club house and seen the redecorating work going on there. This is mostly thanks to Primrose Hill cricket club (PHCC), whose Colts section have merged with our own Colts. PHCC are also helping with upgrading the Cricket facilities – a modernised Scoreboard, new Astroturf Strip and new practice nets. This is an amazing opportunity for both Bron and PHCC.

Details of the new coaching programme is to be found here. If you have kids – boys and girls – keen to play cricket, please go to www.primrosehillcc.org/bron  or get in touch with Sara Perry at info@primrosehillcc.org

Primrose Hill Colts will start with us on Sunday April 17th. From this date the Bar will be open to all on Sunday mornings for coffee and refreshments.

REMINDER EGM / BAR NOW SERVES COFFEE/ REPAINTING IN THE CLUBHOUSE

Hoping to see lots of you at the EGM today at 6pm. The documents you might like to look at before the meeting are in htese links:-    AGM 2015 Minutes  for approval by the meeting,  bron memo & articles and brondesbury regulations  which give the replacement regulations for the new company to the Existing constitution of the club.

 

    AGENDA

1                 Apologies for Absence

2                 Consideration of Minutes of the AGM held on 22nd November 2015

3                 Consideration of and, if thought fit, passing the attached resolution, pursuant to Rule 23B of the  Club's constitution, to:-

(a)           transfer the assets and undertaking of the Club to Brondesbury Sports Club, a company limited by guarantee (the Transfer); and

(b)           dissolve the Club on completion of the Transfer.

 

The Bar will be open during the meeting and now serves real COFFEE and hot drinks.

                                                     

 

Please note that for the next couple of weeks there will be some decorating and renovation work being carried out in the Clubhouse. All areas will be open, but you may have to move round workmen.

 

EGM PAPERS / NEW PILATES CLASS / WE NEED YOU ON FRIDAY APRIL 1ST

EGM  documents for 13th March:

Thank you to Edward Ben-Nathan for getting the website back up.

You can now find the documents for the EGM at these links:- bron memo & articles  and brondesbury regulations  - these will replace our current constitution.

 

PILATES CLASSES ON MONDAYS

Pilates started last week and will be held regularly on Mondays  on one of the Squash Courts, from 10:30-11:30am, taught by experienced teacher Mark Sanders .

A second session may be added if there is sufficient demand.

The cost is: -   £10 for club members£12 for non-members.

All standards welcome – from complete beginners upwards. Please come dressed for the occasion. (You can change in the Clubhouse if you wish). Mark has mats if you don’t.

Please contact Mark if you are interested, or if you require further information, on 07830 666939 or
marksanders2010@hotmail.co.uk

ECB NATWEST CRICKETFORCE NATIONAL SHOWCASE

 

FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2016

 

Calling all members – tennis and squash too!

 

Middlesex Cricket Board (MCB), as the governing body for cricket in the local area, is delighted to be working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Brondesbury Sports Club, as one of four EXCLUSIVE national showcase clubs for NatWest CricketForce 2016.

 

NatWest CricketForce encourages sport supporters, their friends and families to give back to their club by volunteering to undertake renovation work in clubhouses and grounds, typically over a specific weekend before the season starts. The ECB have a number of official supporters of CricketForce who offer those who register a variety of discounts on items such as scoreboards, flat sheets, ground equipment, paint and much, much more. Further information can be found at: www.ecb.co.uk/cricketforce.  

 

On Friday 1st April 2016, staff from NatWest, the MCB, ECB, as well as Middlesex CCC and England cricketers will join volunteers from Brondesbury Sports Club and the local community to come together and make a huge difference to the facilities at your local club (including the tennis and squash clubs). This will be reported on by local and national press, alike.

 

This once-in-a-lifetime initiative will only be as successful as the people and businesses that get involved and support the project. However, the club is NOT after your money (though all donations would be gratefully received!); rather, it needs peoples’ time and any expertise and/or materials that you can provide. It would be great to have you on board, in whatever capacity you can help.

 

For further details regarding the event and how you can get involved, please contact Adam Wilson (1st XI Captain at Brondesbury Cricket Club) on 07756783444 or  willow1988@hotmail.co.uk

Or if you are tennis or squash and have specific ideas on how to help your section, please contact either the Club Secretary, or Edward Ben-Nathan for Tennis and Adam Lennox for Squash.

We look forward to seeing lots of members lend a hand on April 1st.

REMINDER: EGM @ 6pm 13th March to agree Incorporation of Club

A reminder that The EGM on 13th March at 6pm will consider a resolution to dissolve the Club as it is currently set up and hand the Club assets over to the Brondesbury Sports Club, a company limited by guarantee, with effect from 31st March 2016. 

All the existing Full members and Life members of the Club (except those Junior members who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age) will become Voting Members of the Company. It is the Voting Members who are company members of the Company in the legal sense.  If you are currently a Full or Life member of the Club and you do not want to become a Voting Member of the Company you must inform the Club in writing before 31st March 2016;     Social members do not become Voting members.

The liability of each of the Voting Members is to be limited to £1 in the event that the Company is wound up and has insufficient assets to pay its debts.

The formal statement and agenda are given below.

Notice of SPECIAL General Meeting  of The Brondesbury

Cricket, Tennis & Squash Club (the Club) will be held at The Brondesbury Clubhouse at

5A Harman Drive, London, NW2 2EB on Sunday 13th March 2016 at 6pm.

AGENDA

1                 Apologies for Absence

2                 Consideration of Minutes of the AGM held on 22nd November 2015

3                 Consideration of and, if thought fit, passing the attached resolution, pursuant to Rule 23B of the Club's constitution, to:-

(a)           transfer the assets and undertaking of the Club to Brondesbury Sports Club, a company limited by guarantee (the Transfer); and

(b)           dissolve the Club on completion of the Transfer.

(Memorandum and Articles of Association of Brondesbury Sports Club, and the Regulations which accompany them, are available to download from here once the website is fully operational again. Meanwhile you can email me for a copy on secretary@brondesburysc.co.uk )

Revised 1st March 2016

EGM @ 6pm 13th March 2016 to agree Incorporation of Club

The EGM on 13th March will consider a resolution to dissolve the Club as it is currently set up and hand the Club assets over to the Brondesbury Sports Club, a company limited by guarantee, with effect from 31st March 2016. 

This was agreed in principle at the AGM in November 2015, and now the detailed resolution needs to be passed for the Incorporation to go ahead.

All the existing Full members of the Club (except those Junior members who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age) will become Voting Members of the Company. It is the Voting Members who are company members of the Company in the legal sense.  If you are currently a Full member of the Club and you do not want to become a Voting Member of the Company you must inform the Club in writing before 31st March 2016;     Social members and Life members do not become Voting members.

The liability of each of the Voting Members is to be limited to £1 in the event that the Company is wound up and has insufficient assets to pay its debts.

 

The formal statement and agenda are given below.

 

Notice of SPECIAL General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting (Meeting) of The Brondesbury

Cricket, Tennis & Squash Club (the Club) will be held at The Brondesbury Clubhouse at

5A Harman Drive, London, NW2 2EB on Sunday 13th March 2016 at 6pm.

 

AGENDA

1                 Apologies for Absence

2                 Consideration of Minutes of the AGM held on 22nd November 2015

3                 Consideration of and, if thought fit, passing the attached resolution, pursuant to Rule 23B of the Club's constitution, to:-

(a)           transfer the assets and undertaking of the Club to Brondesbury Sports Club, a company limited by guarantee (the Transfer); and

(b)           dissolve the Club on completion of the Transfer.

(Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Brondesbury Sports Club, and the Regulations which accompany them, are available on request from the Honorary Secretary.)

 

Dated 13th February 2016

By order of the General Committee

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CLUB

It is resolved that:-

1.     pursuant to rule 23B of the Club's constitution, subject to obtaining the necessary tax clearances, the General Committee of the Club be authorised to transfer[i] all of the Club's assets (subject to its liabilities) to Brondesbury Sports Club[ii], a company limited by guarantee, with effect from 31st March 2016[iii];  

and

2.      on completion of the transfer of assets to Brondesbury Sports Club, the Club will thereupon dissolve.

 


[i] The transfer is effected by an Asset Transfer Agreement which includes an obligation on Brondesbury Sports Club to discharge all of the Club's liabilities that exist at the date of transfer and an indemnity in favour of the members of the Club in relation to these liabilities.

 

[ii] The Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A) of Brondesbury Sports Club (the Company) provide for:-

  • all the existing Full members of the Club (except those Junior members who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age) to become Voting Members of the Company at 31st March 2016. It is the Voting Members who are company members of the Company in the legal sense. If you are currently a Full member of the Club and you do not want to become a Voting Member of the Company you must inform the Club in writing before 31st March 2016;
  • all the other existing members of the Club to become Non-Voting Members of the Company at 31st March 2016; and
  • the liability of each of the Voting Members to be limited to £1 in the event that the Company is wound up and has insufficient assets to pay its debts (Article 17.2).

[iii]  The M&A of the Company, and the Regulations which accompany them (the Regulations), mirror in all material respects the Club's Constitution, except that:-

 

 

 

a.        the M&A and the Regulations contain some provisions which differ from the Club's constitution but which are consistent either with company status or status as a community amateur sports club (CASC) and which are therefore appropriate to include. For example:-

 

i)          Article 12 provides detail regarding the adjournment of a general meeting;

 

ii)         Article 15 gives the Voting Members the right to appoint a proxy to act on their behalf at a general meeting;

 

iii)        Article 17 states that the liability of the Members of the Company is limited;

 

iv)        Articles 18 – 22 refer to the Board (of Directors) who are responsible for overseeing the management of the company;

 

v)         Article 32 details the rules around the service of notices;

 

vi)        Junior Members are defined (in clause 2(a)(ii) of the Regulations) as playing members under the age of 18 years, which is a departure from clause 3(b) of the Club's constitution which provides for junior members to be under the age of 16. The reason for this change is that, in order to become a company member in the legal sense under the Companies Act 2006 (ie. a Voting Member), an individual must effectively consent to enter into a contract with the other Voting Members. This sort of contractual consent cannot be given by somebody until they reach 18 years. Article 7.3.5 therefore requires that Voting Members must be aged 18 years or older; and

 

vii)       Articles 7.4 and 7.7.5 allow an individual to appeal to the membership of the Company in the event that the Board refuses his / her application for membership or removes him / her from membership. This reflects the CASC rules.

 

 

b.        Article 18.2 of the M&A provides that the Voting Members shall only be able to elect the Honorary Officers (ie. the President, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer) and up to three Sectional Directors to the Board of the company. This is a departure from Clause 8(1) of the Constitution, which includes a Bar Chairman amongst the Honorary Officers, and Clause 9(b), which gives the members of the Club the ability to elect an additional three individuals to the General Committee from amongst their number.

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