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For now please let me know whether the club has rules that allow them to change the rules please?
They can change the rules but they have to be ratified by the Hampshire FA which has not gone through. They also implemented these rules after the boys signed up.
The committee does not have these rules in the league hand book or issued to clubs as an official rule change
If the rules allow them to amend the rules after they have joined then they can if it has gone through the FA (if that is what the rules say)
But if they have not gone through the FA then they can not change the rules without doing this
As for changing rules after someone has joined, they can do this, but only if the original rules allow them to do this. From what I understand from what you have said, the rules do allow this, subject to FA approval
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
But is this a breach of contract?
Up until the FA have approved, yes
They still have not ratified these rule so are the rule still binding?
The changed rules - no
How do we approach this as a challenge to the rules
You need to write and set out your position. Say that they have implemented rules that are not in accordance with their own rules.
You need to ask that the situation be remedied. They may simply get approval from the FA and then you are stuck with the new rules
If they refuse to remedy then you can seek a declaration from the Court but that will cost, but I would suggest complaining to the FA branch
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