37, RETURN OF LEAGUE TROPHIES
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DIRECTIVE 37

RETURN OF LEAGUE TROPHIES 

Failure of a club to return any league trophies, that are held by that club, by Februarys League Meeting (or by any other date set by the ruling league committee) will result in a fine not exceeding £30.00 being levied against the offending club. If the trophy is then not received by a further issued date, the club concerned will be issued with a fine that is sufficient to cover the cost of replacing the trophy in question. The fine will not be rescinded should the trophy be returned later. 

This directive applies to all cup competition trophies and any, returnable, league awards that may be made in the preceding season. 

All clubs must be aware that returning the trophy in poor condition will result in the full repair and refurbishment costs being issued to that team. Clubs must also be aware of their own agreement of responsibility for each trophy and their full responsibility to replace, by payment of value set by the ruling committee, any trophy that they are deemed to have lost. 

Any trophies awarded to teams who subsequently leave the league must be returned within 7 days of the team departing, or having been deemed to have departed from the league. Any failure to comply will result in the team concerned being issued with a fine that is sufficient to cover the cost of replacing the trophy in question. The fine will not be rescinded should the 

trophy be returned late and any non-payment will be deemed due to the league and advised immediately to Birmingham County Football Association, without exception. 

Please refer to further information regarding the care, condition and return of trophies as shown in ruling 18 of the Official League Handbook. 

Main League Trophies are not presented to any team deemed to be leaving the league at the conclusion of the current season. All trophies remain the property of the Solihull and District Oakbourne Football League. Any team that is presented with a Main League Trophy and then leaves the league must return the said trophy immediately.