This special webpage looks to pull together all the required documentation to demonstrate that Linlithgow Rugby Club is being run in an appropriate manner as defined by Companies House, OSCR and the Scottish Rugby Union.
Management of the Club
Linlithgow Rugby Club is both a Company Limited by Guarantee (and not having a Share Capital) and is registered with Companies House (SC 532598) and a registered Scottish Charity (SC050439). It is governed by Articles of Association, which defines the different membership categories of Club membership. The Club is a full member of the sports governing body (Scottish Rugby Union), which in turn is affiliated to World Rugby.
The following document, which is regularly updated, sets out how the Club is run and lists the various policies that the Club employs:
Articles of Association
The Club’s Articles of Association were developed from the constitution of the Club when it was an unincorporated voluntary association. The original draft, when the Club was formed in 1970, was based on that of Hawick RFC.
Recently the Club became a Company Limited by Guarantee (and not having a Share Capital) and then in 2020 it was also registered as a Scottish Charity.
Here is the current Articles of Association document:
Annual General Meeting
The most recent AGM of Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd was held on Thursday 9th June 2022. At the meeting, the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements were unanimously approved.
You can view or download the AGM Minutes, which have the Directors Report and Financial Statements, which have now been submitted to OSCR below:
Club Vision and Objectives
Immediately prior to lockdown, we had just reset the Club’s Vision and Objectives from the previous 2020 Vision to the next 5 years, ie 2020 – 2025.
The document is regularly reviewed and updated, in a process which involves players and members alike.
Information to Members
At the start of each season, the Club carries out a Registration Weekend, where it invites all existing members to renew their Club membership. The process is now carried out on line using ClubForce, a sports’ membership system developed in Ireland.
All members are offered a hard copy Membership Book, customised to their main interest – one of three:
Wee Reds – Micros and Minis
Other Booklet Copies
There are also copies for the Young Reds (Academy and School of Rugby) and The Reds (senior teams). Both are too large to upload to this site, but are available on request from secretary @lrfc.club
Charity number SC050439
Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd is now registered as a charity in Scotland.
The Club maintains a website throughout the year and produces a weekly newsletter throughout the year, normally with less frequent editions during the off-season. The newsletter is sent out by MailChimp and tracking shows that it is viewed by between 290 and 347 people each week, an average of 310 people. A copy also goes out via the ClubForce APP to all current members of the Club.