DEBT POLICY OF THE LEAGUE
33(a) DEBTS TO THE LEAGUE
Standard policy of the league with regard to a team leaving the league with any unpaid fees or fines is as follows.
(a) Initial billing
(b) Reminder billing
(c) Advise of action
(d) Report to County FA regarding the team, fines, fees etc.:
(e) Request for County FA to ban all named players until all outstanding fees and fines are paid to the league.
(f) Advise to all local leagues with regard to the team itself.
Council take this matter seriously as the monies owed actually belong to the Solihull and District Oakbourne League which, in turn, means that they are owed to all of our member teams.
It is not normal practise for the League to advise individual players of the fees and fines that are outstanding or the figure that they are each individually responsible for. However, the League Council reserve the right to follow that course of action if they feel that it is the fit and proper thing to do.
33(b) DEBTS REFERRING TO PITCH PAYMENTS AND BCFA
It is the duty of every team withdrawing from the Solihull and District Oakbourne Football League to ensure that their fees and fines are paid.
Any fines outstanding to the Birmingham County FA must be cleared, and this matter will be checked by the league council, prior to the club leaving the league and claiming a refund of their deposit / bond.
Any fees / pitch payments due must be cleared, and this will also be checked by the league council, prior to the club leaving the league and claiming any refund of their deposit / bond.
The Council consider any item not dealt with, under the heading of “fee owing” to be an act that could bring the Solihull and District Oakbourne League into disrepute, which could have repercussions on the remaining member teams, and will, therefore, not tolerate such acts or refund bonds / deposits if not satisfied that all the directives referring to the withdrawal of a team are followed correctly.
Any failure to follow the guidelines correctly, clear all debts correctly and/ or bring the league into, what it may consider, disrepute will be immediately reported to BCFA with request for payments of any additional fines levied, without exception.