The original Club Rules

by Geoff Pillinger

The original Bath Club Rules

The Club Rules were introduced at the Annual General Meeting in May 1893.

(Note: Both Rugby and Association Football games were played at this time)


The Club shall be called the Bath Football Club and shall consist of Honorary and playing members.
That both the Rugby and Association Games may be played.
That the Association players shall consist entirely of amateurs, and that no paid members shall be allowed to play.
That the General Committee shall consist of not more than 20 members and that the Match Committee shall consist of 5 members and that they be elected annually at the General Meeting held in September.
The Annual subscription to the Club be not less than 5/-.
All Members whether Honorary or Playing who do not send in their resignations in writing to the Hon. Sec. shall be liable for their subscriptions.
That all subscriptions become due on the opening day.
That two General Meetings be held annually, the first not later than the second week in April to pass the Accounts etc., the second not later than the second week in September for the Election of Officers.
That the Officers shall consist of the Captain, Vice Captain, Honorary Secretary, and Honorary Treasurer.
The Colours of the Club to be Dark Blue and Black in 3 inch horizontal bars.
That all members when playing in matches for the Club shall wear the Club Colours.
That Members playing in out ( meaning “Away”) matches shall pay one shilling towards expenses.
That no member be allowed to enter the Football Ground on Match Days without paying, or showing his Members ticket to the Gate-Keeper.
That no Member be allowed to wear the Club Cap unless selected to play in not less than 6 matches during one season.
That any proposed alteration to these rules must be brought forward at a general meeting and be carried by 2/3 of the members present.
The Secretary to receive ten days notice of any proposed alteration or addition and state the same upon the notice convening the meeting. The Members to receive 3 clear days notice of such meeting.


This page was added on 17/05/2015.

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