Membership Rules

General Rules


The membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. All memberships are for a 12 month period. We prefer that members make one payment per year as this reduces club administration and costs. A monthly payment plan is available for members who cannot make one annual payment. Members paying on the monthly payment plan must agree to pay all payments up to 31 August and not cancel their direct debit until all outstanding payments have been made. 
 


Members joining after 1 January receive a 50% discount on fees.


Members permit the taking and storage of still and video photography of the member and his or her children to be used for promotional and training purposes.


Match fees are included in the subscriptions (except in the girls/ladies category).


 The club is almost entirely run by volunteers and as a member you will be required to help out during the year e.g. car park marshalling, catering/serving teas and coffee, fireworks night, helping to sell tickets.


Only one paid member per family can apply for international tickets.  All applicants will be entered into a Ballot and eligibility will be considered at this point. Allocated tickets can only be transferred to another Farnham RUFC member at face value and must not be sold outside the Club.


Membership Card

One membership card will be issued per adult member.  This can be topped up with cash to make purchases from the bar. Purchases of beverages from the bar made using the card will qualify for an alcohol discount of 10%.


The money held on cards will be treated as a member deposit and will remain the property of the member. Refunds can be made available upon request. Should a member cease to be a member, he/she should apply in writing to the club to have any balance on their card refunded, save for any outstanding membership dues. Non-payment of subs can lead to suspension/cancellation of the card.

 

Financial Hardship Policy


As a club, we wish to support all members, and do not wish to see the payment of subscriptions as a barrier to joining or continuing to play. Assistance can be arranged on a case by case basis.

If you are having difficulty managing to pay your subscriptions, please talk to one of the executive committee or the membership secretary on a completely confidential basis.


Junior Members

One parent or guardian of each mini/junior is required to be a member of the club. They can be either a Senior Playing member or a non-playing member. Parent members will be voting members and entitled to vote at the AGM.

The Club require parents or another responsible adult to be present at all times. In the event of an emergency where the child needs medical treatment and the parent or responsible adult cannot be contacted, the parent or responsible adult gives general consent for any necessary medical treatment and authorises the Coach in charge of the age group to sign any document required by the hospital authorities.