Governing document


Once your club has a name, everyone understands its purpose and its legal status has been agreed, you now need a governing document to formalise these decisions – this is called a constitution.

Everyone club should have a constitution to help with the running of the club. 

It should include:

  1. The objectives for your club (e.g. what you want to do or provide for your members)
  2. The rules by which your club will operate
  3. How the affairs of the club are to be managed (e.g. by officers and a committee)
  4. How the members control the club, usually through an annual general meeting.

Constitutions can be lengthy, complex documents, but don’t worry there are plenty of templates to help guide you in the right direction.

So don’t rush into anything. Take your time to get it right because making official changes to the constitution in the future can be a tricky process. 

Example esports club constitution:

Example Club Contitution