No member organisation shall accept into membership, association or service any person who after official enquiry and investigation shall have been judged guilty of such conduct as to have justified his expulsion or suspension from any organisation affiliated, directly or indirectly, to the Association until the period of such disciplinary action has been completed and then only on the person being able to produce a Clearance Certificate where this is appropriate. Such persons shall have the right of appeal to the Council of the Association whose decision shall be final.
All expulsions or suspensions made by a member organisation MUST be reported to the Association within seven days of the decision being made or confirmed (on Appeal).
11.2 Transfer of Players
11.2.1 A Club affiliated to a member League (which in all circumstances implies officials, members or Society interested in that Club) shall not approach or negotiate with any player of any other Club similarly associated with the Association for the purpose of securing his services without asking the player’s Club, in writing, for permission to do so. This permission may only be withheld if there is an outstanding obligation by the player and must, otherwise be sent in writing or in the case of a player moving to a club in another League be sent on an official YCA Player Transfer Form, to the requesting Club within fourteen days. Complaints arising under this rule should normally be settled by the Clubs and/or Leagues involved. Failing settlement, appeal should be made to the Council of the Association whose decision shall be final.
11.2.2 A player shall not negotiate with a Club affiliated to a member or with a member being an individual Club unless he can produce written permission from his present Club. Such permission must be provided within seven days and unless the player has outstanding obligations to that Club, and in the case of a player moving to a club in another League be sent on an official YCA Player Transfer Form.
The player shall have the right of appeal to the Council of the Association whose decision shall be final should he consider permission is being withheld without just cause.
11.2.3 When a Club has teams in more than one League, arrangements for the movement of players between the Leagues concerned should be agreed with the respective Leagues prior to the commencement of the season.
11.2.4 Should a player registered with any Member Club, being under the age of 21 and not being capped by any County Club, be invited to play with the Yorkshire Academy team, he may do so and subsequently return to the club with which he is registered without the need for a YCA player Transfer Form to be completed in either case.
11.2.5 A player moving clubs for the following season must have the necessary YCA player Transfer Form, letter or certificate from his previous club certifying that he has no obligations, financial, disciplinary or otherwise to that Club. In the case of a player moving to a Club in another League, an official YCA Player Transfer Form MUST be used.
This form constitutes a registration with the new club for the following year and the player is registered with his new club upon completion of the form.
Any further change of club can only be by the consent of the parties concerned following the procedure in the first paragraph.
Where a player has entered into a written contract with a club for the following year and in the event of a subsequent wish to further change clubs, the club for which he has signed the contract is deemed to be his previous club and the contract, unless terminated by consent, means he has an obligation to that club.
Copies of all completed transfer forms must be submitted to the League Secretary concerned.
11.3 Transfer of Clubs
A club affiliated to a member (league) shall not negotiate with another member (league) with the intention of leaving the former to join the latter without first obtaining permission in writing from the member (League) to which it is affiliated. Such permission shall only be withheld if the Club has failed to fulfil its financial obligations or has failed to observe the Rules of the member (League) in respect of withdrawal of membership which should not conflict with the Rules of the Association. If a member (League) does not provide the necessary written permission within fourteen days the Club shall have the right of appeal to the Council of the Association.
Permission to negotiate shall not be interpreted as resignation or dismissal but should the date by which such resignations are due to be received pass without further written notification of future action from the Club, the written permission to negotiate shall then be deemed to be invalid without further action being necessary by the member (League).
Clubs wishing to resign from any League or Association should give notice in writing before 30th April in the year previous to the season in which they intend to play in that League or Association.
In the event of a club having to vacate a League or Association due to a change in the constitution of that League or Association, the club may be permitted to join another League or Association without giving notice prior to the 30th April in the previous year, providing there are no outstanding obligations of any kind to the League / Association they are leaving.
11.5 Unacceptable Transfer Requests
Should a member of any of its affiliated Clubs consider that an unacceptable number of approaches are being made by another member in respect of its Clubs or in respect of its players (through that member’s affiliated Clubs) there shall be a right of appeal by the member to the Council of the Association which has a bounden duty to protect the interest of all its members. There shall be no appeal from the Council’s decision.