Social Volleyball Dublin
The Club will be called Social Volleyball Dublin and will be affiliated to Volleyball Ireland.
2. Social Volleyball
Social Volleyball aims to remove the barriers of entry to Volleyball and creates a fun relaxed environment that supports anyone interested in taking up or returning to the sport. The emphasis is on fun, socialising, keeping fit, and making friends. If someone who plays Social Volley wishes to compete they can progress to a more competitive section of clubs to fulfil that desire.
3. Aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of the club will be:
To offer fun volleyball activities for adults players of every level of skills
To promote the club and the sport within the local community
To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone
4. House Rules
Members must be 18+
Communication in whatsapp groups to be in English only
Sessions are given rough guidelines on levels, make sure you attend the ones suitable for your level.
Inexperienced players should not attend intermediate or advanced sessions for their own safety.
Social Activators organise the sessions according to the hall and their own availability, these are planned in advance.
Any questions should be directed to
, please refrain from contacting Social Activators in their personal mobile numbers at unfriendly hours.
The sessions will vary due to hall availability. All information on sessions will be specified in the lists header.
The cost of each session is divided among the players participating. No excess will be held by any administrators
The fee must be paid before you put your name on the list, this way is the only way to guarantee your spot.
If not paying by Revolut and using Bank Transfer, proof of payment to organiser in private has to be sent.
We have the rights to remove you from the list if payment is not confirmed first and
it is your responsibility to write your own name as paid.
In case a session is cancelled, the organiser will refund the fee in full.
If you cannot attend the session anymore, it is your responsibility to find a replacement at the earliest and update the list. Replacements must come from registered members whatsapp group. Refunds are not given as the hall is already paid for.
4.1 Waiting Lists
If you would like to attend a session that is fully booked you can add yourself to the waiting list. There is no order and it works on a first pay first served basis.
Remove your name from it in case you are not interested anymore, payments should be made directly to the member - in private - and the list must be updated with the new player.
All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of practice that the club has adopted.
Membership is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Club membership may be restricted at any time. The limitation is based on a number which will ensure that enough sessions are delivered so that all members can participate. If the membership limit is reached, a waiting list shall be drawn up and offers of membership made in order as vacancies arise.
5.1 Membership fees
Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the Executive/Management Committee or determined at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Fees will be paid: at each session.
A Volleyball Ireland’s Social Volley Membership or a Non-league Player Membership are mandatory in order to participate in the sessions organised by Social Volleyball Dublin.
6. Officers of the club
The officers of the club for 2022/23 will be:
Vanessa M. – Secretary, Activator
Tamara B. – Activator
Natalia B. – Activator
Andrea C. – Activator
Laura V. – Activator
Additional activators and administrators will be added according to the number of members involved, or if needed in order to run sessions properly.
Activators are volunteers willing to take responsibility to organise and run a social volley activity. As such, they put their time for free in order to allow all members to enjoy the game. Key for members is to support activators and respect their work.
The club will be managed through the Management Committee consisting of:
The Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary of the club and held no less than 6 meetings per year.
8. EQUITY POLICY STATEMENT
This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport Ireland definition of sports equity:
“Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.
9. Code of conduct
Social Volleyball Dublin is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with any of the Social Activators listed in Section 6.
All members of Social Volleyball Dublin are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
All members must take responsibility in ensuring they are up to date with the rules, understand and adhere to them.
All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
Members should recognise the valuable contribution made by activators and officials who are usually volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide you with volleyball opportunities.
All members must respect activators and publicly accept their decisions.
All members should be a positive role model, treat other players and officials with the same level of respect you would expect to be shown to you.
Use correct and proper language at all times.
Members are not allowed to smoke, consume alcohol or drugs on club premises or whilst representing the club.
Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late
Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the activator
Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated. Encourage everyone to enjoy sport and understand that people have different motivations for taking part.
10. Discipline and appeals
Members are expected to abide by the club’s Code of Conduct and if they have any questions to ask a committee member for clarification before signing.
All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be presented and submitted in writing to email@example.com.
The committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action, including the termination of membership. No disrespect in any kind, form or context will be tolerated.
11. Amendments to the constitution
The constitution will only be changed through agreement by the Management Committee.