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					CONSTITUTION OF THE
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE
    VOLLEYBALL
   ASSOCIATION
  CONSTITUTION OF AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION


                       AMENDMENT CERTIFICATE

Proposals for amendment of the ADVA are to be forwarded to the ADVA Secretary.

       Amendment                                    Effected
  No      Paragraphs                       Approval                   Date
1.1    New Constitution     Proposed at AGM
1.11   Various              Approved at AGM 2001                  10 Nov 01
1.12   Various              Approved at AGM 2002                  9 Nov 02
1.13   Para 36              Special Notice – Player Eligibility   2 Apr 03
1.14   Para 34.4            Finals – Player Eligibility           Nov 03
       Para 40 & Annex D    Sports Safety Management Policy
1.15   Para 34.5            Awards – Invitational Teams –MVP      9 May 04
                            / All Star Six
1.16    Para 41             Sponsorship                           1 Dec 04
        Para 35.2           National Team Selection
        Para 35.3.5 &       Assessment Sheets
        Annex E
        Para 34.1           Format of Tournament
        Para 37.2           State Team Eligibility
1.17    Delete Annex E2-    Individual Selection Sheets           20 Nov 05
        E5
        Annex F             Guidance To Organising an ADFVA
                            National Tournament
        Annex G             Guidance To Organising an ADFVA
                            Tour
        Amendment Para      Participation of civilians at
        36.2                Nationals – states to pay costs
                            associated with bringing civilians
                            (quarters, rations etc)
        Amendment Para 7    Additional Executive Posn –
                            Assistant President, Secretary and
                            Treasurer. New Property Member
2.0     Reissued in toto    Presented to 2006 AGM                 4 Nov 2006




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                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1.  NAME ..................................................................................................................2
    2.  HEADQUARTERS .............................................................................................2
    3.  DEFINITIONS.....................................................................................................2
    4.  AIM ......................................................................................................................4
    5.  CONSTITUENT BODIES ..................................................................................4
    6.  COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS .....................................................................5
    7.  COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................8
    8.  MEETINGS .........................................................................................................9
    9.  VOTING RIGHTS ............................................................................................10
    10. FINANCIAL ......................................................................................................10
    11. LIFE MEMBERSHIP........................................................................................11
    12. HALL OF FAME ..............................................................................................12
    13. AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS .............................14
    14. NOTICE OF MOTION .....................................................................................14
    15. ASSOCIATION EXPENSES ...........................................................................14
    16. MEMBERS LIABILITIES ...............................................................................15
    17. BY-LAWS, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT MANUAL ............................15
    18. INDEMNITY .....................................................................................................16
    19. DISSOLUTION .................................................................................................16
    20. VOLLEYBALL RULES ...................................................................................16
    21. NATIONAL TOURNAMENT AND NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER
         ELIGIBILITY ...................................................................................................17
    22. ADVA NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION .....................................................18
    23. TEAM ELIGIBILITY AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT ............................19
    24. ADVA SPONSORED COURSES ...................................................................19
    25. SPORTS SAFTEY MANAGEMENT POLICY .............................................20
    26. SPONSORSHIP .................................................................................................20
    ANNEX A ......................................................................................................................21
        AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
         RECOGNISED CONSTITUENT BODIES ...................................................21
    ANNEX B.......................................................................................................................22
        POINTS TABLE FOR ASSESSING LIFE MEMBERSHIP .........................22
    ANNEX C ......................................................................................................................23
        POINTS TABLE FOR ASSESSING HALL OF FAME MEMBERSHIP ....23




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1.   NAME

1.1 The name of the Association shall be the Australian Defence
Volleyball Association.

2.   HEADQUARTERS

2.1 The headquarters of the Association shall be as determined by the
address of the current President or Secretary. In the event of no such
determination, the address will be care of the Australian Defence Sports
Council.

3.   DEFINITIONS

3.1 The Constitution of the Australian Defence Volleyball Association is
to conform to DI(G) Pers 14-2 ADF Policy on Sport in all aspects and other
related Australian Defence Organisation documents as necessary.

3.2 Unless stated, the Constitution of the Australian Defence Volleyball
Association will comply with the rules of the Federation of International
Volleyball (FIVB) and the Australian Volleyball Federation.

3.3 In this Constitution and in any By-Laws made there under, unless the
contrary intention appears:

"Association" means the Australian Defence Volleyball Association.
"Constituent Bodies" means the bodies established under Clause 5 of this
Constitution.
"Committee" means the Committee of the Association as provided by
Clause 7 of this Constitution.
"Financial Year" means the period commencing on the First day of July
and concluding on the Thirtieth day of June.
"Member" unless otherwise clarified, means a person who is a financial
member of the Association.
"Misconduct" means any actions or behaviors in breach of the
Association‟s Constitution or By-Laws and decisions, or public action by a
member that may bring the Association or the Australian Defence
Organisation into disrepute.


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"Nominated Delegate" means the President or their nominee, nominated in
writing by the relevant Constituent Body to represent such Constituent Body
at meetings of the Association.
"Nominations" means nominations in writing, signed by the proposer,
seconder and nominee, all of whom must be financial members of
Constituent Body.
"Financial Member" means a recognised member of a Volleyball
organisation within a Constituent Body, whom has paid the Members
Expenses to the Association for that financial year.
"Office Bearers" means the Committee, and the persons appointed by the
Committee pursuant to Clause 6 of this Constitution.
"Players Representative" shall be a player who has participated at
National Championships level and is a current financial member of the
Association.
"Proxy Vote" means a vote given by a member of the Committee, in
writing and signed by them, to another such committee member in relation
to a Special Resolution.
"Special Notice" means a notice of a Special Meeting of which twenty-
eight (28) days notice is given to the members specifying the intention to
propose a resolution, the text of which is contained in the notice.
"Special Resolution” means a resolution required to be passed by a
majority of not less than 75% of the Committee voting in person or by proxy
at an Annual General Meeting, a General Meeting or Special Meeting, of
which special notice has been given specifying the intention to propose the
resolution as a Special Resolution;

The male gender includes the female gender and the female gender includes
the male gender whilst words importing persons includes corporations and
vice versa;
"The Sport" means the game of Volleyball;
“The Association” means the ADVA; and
"Volleyball" means the sport/game played under the rules as determined by
the Australian Defence Volleyball Association.




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4.    AIM

4.1    The Aims of the Association are:

4.1.1 To promote, encourage, foster, develop, extend, govern and control
      the sport of Volleyball within the ADO for all eligible participants.

4.1.2 To co-ordinate, encourage, assist, and support the legitimate activities
      of the Constituent Bodies and their co-operation with each other.

4.1.3 To promote, organise and conduct National Championships,
      competitions and other events pertaining to the sport as may from
      time to time be considered expedient.

4.1.4 To foster and maintain standardised playing rules and regulations.

4.1.5 To promote, encourage and foster the development of qualified ADO
      volleyball coaches and referees;

4.1.6 To select, support and/or sponsor any ADO representatives for
      purposes associated with Volleyball; and

4.1.7 To act as the supreme disciplinary and adjudicating body in respect to
      matters pertaining to Volleyball within the ADO.

5.    CONSTITUENT BODIES

5.1 The ADVA shall consist of the Navy Volleyball Association
(NavyVA), Army Volleyball Association (ArmyVA), RAAF Volleyball
Association (RAAFVA), and any other volleyball organisation formed
within the ADO established to promote volleyball. The constituent bodies
may also be formed by the Association to conduct the sport in a geographic
area. A Constituent Body may be a State or a Territory or a part of a State or
Territory. A current list of recognised Constituent Bodies are attached at
Annex A. Where an area is part of a Constituent Body and wishes to become
a separate Constituent Body, it shall apply in writing to the Association to be
granted separate Constituent Body status.


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5.2 The Committee will investigate the basis of any application and
certify in writing, whether, in their opinion, the applicant will be able to
fulfill commitments and responsibilities described by the ADVA
constitution. Such certification shall be included in the Special Notice for the
application.

5.3 The applicant‟s organisation will be formed under the governing body
of the ADVA. The organisation will define its relationship with the ADVA
within its own by-laws and work with the ADVA to promote volleyball
within the ADO.

Compliance of Constituent Bodies

5.4   Each Constituent Body shall:

5.4.1 Support the ADVA in the encouragement and promotion of its Aims;

5.4.2 Be subject to any direction given by the ADVA Committee; and

5.4.3 Support and guide the constituent sub-bodies in relation to Inter-Unit
      and Interservice Competitions, and the co-ordination of the respective
      constituent teams.

6.    ADVA COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

6,1   Members of the ADVA Committee shall be:

6.1.1 President and Vice President,
6.1.2 Secretary and assistant,
6.1.3 Treasurer and assistant,
6.1.4 Sponsorship and Events Coordinator ,
6.1.5 Property Member,
6.1.6 Internet/Intranet Coordinator and Assistant,
6.1.7 NavyVA Chairperson
6.1.8 ArmyVA Chairperson
6.1.9 RAAVA Chairperson, and
6.1.10 APSVA Chairperson.


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6.2 Duties of the Committee. The duties of the Committee are detailed
below:

6.2.1 President and Vice President. The President shall be the overall
head of the Association and is responsible for all reporting activities of the
association. The Vice president shall assistant the President in his reporting
duties and act on behalf of the President should the President be absent or
unable to fulfill the duties.
6.2.2 Secretary and Assistant. The Secretary shall be responsible to the
President and shall submit written reports to the Committee. The Secretary
shall take overall control of all books, records (including ADVA history),
equipment and property of the Association other than those directly related
to financial matters. The Secretary shall be responsible for the proper
keeping of those books, records, equipment and property. The assistant shall
act on behalf of the Secretary should the Secretary be absent or unable to
fulfill the duties.

6.2.3 Treasurer and Assistant. Shall, upon receiving reasonable notice
provide for the inspection by members, the books and documents of the
Association subject only to laws of privacy and privilege. The Treasurer is
to ensure that the financial books of the Association are audited annually. A
statement report is to be provided to the members at the Annual General
Meeting. The statement report and an audit report are to be forwarded to the
President for on-forwarding to the AD Sports Council as part of an annual
report on the condition of the ADVA. The assistant shall act on behalf of the
Treasurer should they be absent or unable to fulfill the duties.

6.2.4 Property Member. The Property Member is to ensure that the
ADVA equipment and property of the Association are audited annually. A
statement report is to be provided to the Treasurer for the annual audit in
June. A report on property is to be provided to members at the Annual
General Meeting.

6.2.5 Sponsorship and Events Coordinator (SPEC). The SPEC shall
coordinate all fundraising and sponsorship across the ADVA and between
affiliated associations. The SPEC shall coordinate and plan for all future
ADVA tournaments and events as defined in the ADVA business plan, with


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a report to be forwarded to the President for on-forwarding to the AD Sports
Council as part of an annual report on the ADVA.

6.2.6 Internet / Intranet Coordinator. The Internet / Intranet Coordinator
is to update the ADVA website hosted by the AD Sports Council. The
website is to contain the latest information pertaining to the Constitution,
Committee Members, Rules, National Team Selection, Planned Tours,
Stories, National Tournaments, State Activities, AGM Minutes, and any
other matters pertaining of interest to the Association or as directed by the
committee.

6.3 Eligibility to hold an office. A person is ineligible for membership of
the Committee, and is automatically removed as a Member if they:

6.3.1 have been convicted of any severe civil or military offence resulting
in removal from the ADO for disciplinary purposes;

6.3.2 have been disqualified by a properly constituted disciplinary body
within the sport, or any other sport, from further participation in that sport
for a period of 12 months or more; and

6.3.3 once disqualification of that person is concluded they are eligible for
nomination, unless the General Committee rules to the contrary.

6.4 Where an office becomes vacant, an appointment to fill that office
may be made by the Committee upon written acceptance by the proposed
appointee.

6.5 An office will be declared vacant at any time upon the committee
member or office holder having submitted their written resignation to the
President.

6.5.1 Should the President resign prior to the AGM, they are required to
submit their resignation to the Secretary. In the event of the President
resigning prior to an AGM then the Vice President shall assume the position.
In the event that there is no successor, Financial Members may be called for
and voted upon by the Committee.




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6.6 A holder of an office may, upon the passing of a Special Resolution,
be removed from office for misconduct or with a majority vote of no
confidence by the Committee.


7.   COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

7.1 Members of the Committee. The Committee shall consist of the
financial members of the ADVA .

7.2 Responsibilities of the Committee. The Committee is to have
responsibility for the resolution of policy concerned with the control and
direction of Volleyball within the ADO and is to hold such General
Meetings, but not less than once each year.

7.3 Authority of Committee. Subject to this Constitution and to any
directions given by Special Resolution of the Annual General Meeting or
Special Meeting, the Committee shall be the governing body of the
Association and shall have the power to give effect to the Aims of the
Association.

7.3.1 The Committee shall manage the on-going affairs and business of the
Association in its absolute discretion but shall at all times act in accordance
with this Constitution and the By-Laws made hereunder and shall
furthermore have at all times due regard for the well-being of the
Association and its efficient management.

7.3.2 The Committee shall at all times remain responsible for the correct
conduct of the Associations affairs IAW all relevant ADO instructions and
directives.

7.3.3 The Committee shall report to each General or Special Meeting in
relation to its actions since the last General or Special Meeting.

7.3.4 The Committee may:

7.3.4.1.    Purchase, transfer, sell, assign, mortgage, lease, hire, land,
equipment, plant, furniture, furnishings or any other property whatever and
in any manner authorised by law

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7.3.4.2. Impose, levy and collect subscriptions fees and other charges upon
members or Bodies affiliated or in any way associated with the Association;

7.3.4.3.    Raise money and acquire such assets necessary to carry out the
above and to obtain such permits as may be necessary IAW ADO, NPMA
parameters;

7.3.4.4       Invest and deal with monies of the Association not immediately
required in such securities as may be determined by the Committee from
time to time;

7.3.4.5.     Utilise the services of any person or create any sub-Committees
considered necessary for the efficient conduct of the affairs of the
Association;

7.3.4.6.      Make, vary, repeal or rescind Standing Minutes and By-Laws to
this Constitution, insuring that such Standing minutes and By-Laws are not
inconsistent with this Constitution, prescribing any matters necessary or
convenient to be prescribed for giving effect to this Constitution and/or any
of its Aims PROVIDED THAT no such Standing Minutes and By-Laws
shall be effective until seven days after a copy thereof has been forwarded to
the Secretary or their equivalent; and

7.3.4.7      Do all such lawful acts that are conducive to the carrying out of
the above.

8.    MEETINGS

8.1   Quorums. Quorums for ADVA meetings shall be:

8.1.1 Annual General Meetings shall consist of 60% of Office Bearers and
60% of Financial Members.

8.1.2 Committee Meetings shall consist of 50% of Office Bearers.

8.1.3 Special Meetings shall consist of 75% of Office Bearers.




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8.2 No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum of
members is present at the time when the meeting is to proceed to business.
In the event of a quorum not being present 30 minutes after the time laid
down for the commencement of the meeting, the meeting will lapse, and be
reconvened at a time, date and place as stipulated by the
President.

9.    VOTING RIGHTS

9.1    Procedure. The right to vote at meetings shall apply as follows:

9.1.1Annual General Meetings: Financial Member of any affiliated
association recognized under clause 5.

9.1.2Committee Meetings: Committee members as defined at clause 6.

9.1.3Special Meetings: Committee members as defined at clause 6.

9.2 The President shall have a casting vote at all meetings in the event of
a deadlock.

9.3    Method of Voting. Voting on motions will be on simple majority
and will be a show of hands. A declaration by the President that a motion
has been carried or carried unanimously or lost shall be conclusive.

9.4    Proxy Votes. Proxy votes are not permitted.

10. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

10.1 All ADO personnel playing in an ADVA sanctioned tournament
(Inter-Service, Combined, National or International) shall be financial
members of the ADVA. Affiliation fees will be set by the Committee and
shall be payable to the ADVA Treasurer. Each Constituent Body will be
responsible (via their State Representatives) for collecting affiliation fees
from teams affiliated with them and/or members thereof. Affiliation fees for
those players competing at the ADVA Nationals shall be transferred to the
ADVA Treasurer with the surplus being held by the constituent body for use
at Inter-Service level.


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10.2 The Association shall operate in its name at any bank or other
financial institution such accounts as may be agreed upon by the Committee.
All the funds of the Association shall be paid into the Association accounts.

10.3 Unless otherwise resolved the signatories to the Association accounts
shall be the President and Vice President, Secretary and assistant and
Treasurer and assistant, with any one of the six signatures being required on
any cheque form, withdrawal application or internet banking transaction.

10.4 The financial records of the Association shall consist of receipt books,
ledgers, journals, cheque books and such other books as are deemed
necessary by the Committee and ADO directives on NPMA to accurately
reflect the current financial position of the Association.

10.5 At the close of each financial year the Treasurer shall prepare
statements of income and expenditure and assets and liabilities of the
Association. Such statements shall be presented to the next Annual General
Meeting of the Association. The prepared statements shall be audited before
being printed for presentation to the Annual General Meeting.

10.6 Copies of the printed accounts shall be distributed via e-mail to
members of the Committee at least fourteen (14) clear days before the
Annual General Meeting. Copies of the printed accounts shall be available at
the Annual General Meeting.

11. LIFE MEMBERSHIP

11.1 Judging Panel: Five members, including the ADVA President, of the
ADVA Committee are required to be on the Judging Panel regarding
induction into the Hall of Fame.

11.2 Policy: Successful nominations for Life membership of the
Association will be announced at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations
shall be in accordance with the following conditions:

11.2.1 A maximum of two (2) may be elected at each Annual General
Meeting. Nominees must have held, unless extenuating circumstances exist,
continuous membership of the Association or one of its Constituent Bodies


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for a minimum of ten (10) years. Guidelines as detailed at annex B should
be used for assessing a person to be suitable as a Life Member;

11.2.2 Nominations shall be proposed and seconded in writing by two
financial members of the ADVA. A detailed summary of service and
contribution to this Association shall be provided and must be received by
the Secretary of the Association at least twenty eight (28) days prior to the
Annual General Meeting..

11.3 Meeting and Report. A report from the judging panel shall be
presented to the committee in respect of each nomination. There must be a
quorum before an election for Life Membership can proceed. The
Committee will only advise the AGM whether the nomination is accepted.
If the Committee rejects a nomination it will only advise the proposer of the
outcome.

11.4 Life Membership Forfeit. The privileges of life membership shall
be prescribed by By-Laws. Life membership is absolutely forfeited upon any
failure to observe such By-Laws and will be forfeited upon the passing of a
Special Resolution of removal from life membership for other reasons.

11.5 Life Membership Gift. The Committee is empowered to present a
gift to each accepted Life Member to a value set by the committee, as
authorized within its standing minutes. A gift befitting the service to the
Association or its Constituent Bodies is to be presented as soon as possible
after the AGM.

11.6 Life Membership National Tournament Function. In order to
maintain communications with Life Members of the ADVA, the Association
will pay the function costs for attending Life Members at the annual
National Tournament end of Tournament function.

12. HALL OF FAME

12.1 Judging Panel: Five members, including the ADVA President, of the
ADVA Committee are required to be on the Judging Panel regarding
induction into the Hall of Fame.




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12.2 Policy: Successful nominations for Hall of Fame membership of the
Association will only be announced at Annual General Meeting.
Nominations shall be in accordance with the following conditions:

12.2.1 Nominees must have held, unless extenuating circumstances exist,
continuous membership of the Association or one of its Constituent Bodies
for a minimum of seven (7) years. Guidelines as detailed at annex C should
be used for assessing a person to be suitable for the Hall of Fame;


12.2.2 Nominations shall be proposed and seconded in writing to the
Secretary marked "Committee-In-Confidence" including a detailed summary
of service and contribution to the Association must be received by the
Secretary of the Association at least twenty-eight (28) days prior to the
Annual General Meeting.

12.3 Meeting and Report. A report from the judging panel shall be
presented to the committee in respect of each nomination. There must be a
quorum before an election for Hall of Fame membership can proceed. The
Committee is to advise the AGM whether the nomination is accepted. If the
Committee rejects a nomination it will advise the nominees of the outcome.

12.4 Hall of Fame Membership. A person may have their privilege of
being a Hall of Fame member withdrawn by the Committee for any or all of
the following reasons:

12.4.1 Conduct that brings the Association or any affiliated Constituent Body
into disrepute.

12.4.2 Conduct that results in removal from the ADO for disciplinary
reasons.

12.4.3 Conduct that brings the ADO into disrepute.

12.5 ADVA Hall of Fame Shield. Upon approval for a member to be
included into the Hall of Fame, the Secretary is to ensure that their name is
entered on the Hall of Fame page on the ADVA website.




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13. AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

13.1 Notice of motion to add to, rescind or amend this Constitution of the
Association, shall be given, in writing, to the Secretary together with the
names of the proposer and seconder both of whom must be Financial
Members at the time of giving notice.

13.2 Amendments of the Constitution shall be ratified at each AGM.

13.3 By-Laws and policies shall be amended by the committee IAW the
constitution. The President shall inform all members of the amendments at
the AGM.

14. NOTICE OF MOTION

14.1 All Notices of Motion shall be given to the Secretary together with the
Name of the proposer and seconder both of whom must be Financial
Members at the time of giving the notice.

15. ASSOCIATION EXPENSES

15.1 Expenses. Members incurring reasonable expenses in carrying out
association business may be reimbursed from time to time with the prior
approval of the Committee and as ratified by the Committee.

15.2 National Tournament Costs. The Association is responsible for the
payment of the following costs at annual National Tournaments:

15.2.1 Court Hire. The state organising the Nationals is responsible for
organising playing courts for the tournament. The state is to make every
reasonable effort to obtain the lowest cost for the hire of the courts. Prior to
formally booking the court the state organisers are to consult with the
President to agree on a court hire fee. The Association is responsible for the
payment of the court fee.

15.2.2 Referees Fees. The state hosting the Nationals is to organise a
minimum of two referees for the tournament. The Association will pay all
fees for the referees. It should be noted that association Members (military
and Defence Public Servants) who are accredited level 2 referees will not be

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paid for any refereeing however, the annual National Tournament levy will
be wavered upon the completion of refereeing four games as the main game
referee.

15.2.3 Volleyballs. The state hosting the Nationals is to procure seven
identical competition match volleyballs for the tournament. The Association
will reimburse the costs of the volleyballs.

15.2.4 Trophies. The Host State is to organise trophies for the National
Tournament and submit quotes to the Committee prior to purchase. The
ADVA will provide funding for the purchase of the trophies.

16. MEMBERS LIABILITIES

16.1 The liability of members of the Association (including constituent
bodies) is to contribute towards payment of the debts and liabilities of the
Association with the costs, charges and expenses of the winding up of the
Association. Limited to the amount, of any unpaid monies by the members
in respect to membership of the Association.

16.2 Accordingly, and in accordance with Clause 10, each State Team
attending the Nationals is to contribute toward the Associations operating
costs. A levy of 20 dollars is to be collected by each constituent body from
every player, manager and coach. State Managers are responsible for
forwarding payment 28 days prior to the National Tournament. Players who
are not members of the Association are not entitled to play in the ADVA
sanctioned events.

16.3 A change to the amount of the annual levy can only be changed at the
AGM and only by a majority of 70% of the voting members.

17. BY-LAWS, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT MANUAL

17.1 The By-Laws, Policy and Management Manual is to prescribe on
matters that are necessary or convenient for carrying out or giving effect to
this constitution. By-Laws may prescribe the means by which effect is given
to this Constitution.



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17.2 The committee maintains and amends the ADVA By-Laws Policy and
Management Manual as it deems fit to the well running of the association
and in meeting the associations aims. Any changes are to be reported on by
the committee at each AGM. By-Laws and policies of the Association shall
be re-issued, in written/printed form, to all Constituent bodies each year
within twenty-eight (28) days of the holding of the Annual General Meeting.
18. INDEMNITY

18.1 All Defence Public Servants and non ADF members attending the
Nationals shall indemnify the Association, ADF and Commonwealth from
claims, suits, actions, demands, and damages whatsoever which any person
may have or suffer arising out of any activity of the Association, whether by
way of accident, negligence or other cause and all such persons shall be
deemed to have waived all such claims, suits, actions, demands and damages
which they may thereafter have had against the Association in respect
thereof.

18.2 A Commonwealth Indemnity Form is to be completed and handed to
the Secretary prior to any Defence Public Servant or non ADF member
playing, officiating or training at the Nationals. Duty of Care and individual
responsibilities is further covered within the ADVA Sports safety
Management Plan.

19. DISSOLUTION

19.1 The Association shall be dissolved in the event of the number of
Constituent Bodies falling below four (4) or upon the vote of 75% majority
of persons entitled to vote present at a Special Meeting convened for that
purpose and of which notice incorporating the proposed Resolution is given
in accordance with this Constitution.

19.2 Upon dissolution the assets and all profits, if any, after payment of all
expenses and liabilities shall be conveyed to the Australian Defence Sports
Council.

20. VOLLEYBALL RULES

20.1 The Association shall utilise the latest Indoor and Beach Volleyball
rules as approved by the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) and

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adopted by the Australian Volleyball Federation with amendments to suite
ADVA and National Tournament situations. A copy of the rules are
available from the following websites: www.fivb.ch/volleyball/ and
www.adfva.org

21. NATIONAL TOURNAMENT AND NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER
    ELIGIBILITY

21.1 In accordance with DI(G) Pers 14-2 „ADF Policy on Sport‟ and
DEFGRAM 354/ 2006 dated 11 July 2006, the following player eligibility
requirements apply for playing at the National Tournament and in the
National Team:

21.1.2 A Permanent Service member with the approval of their respective
CO;

21.1.3 A Reserve Service member with the approval of their respective CO.
CO‟s may decide to:

21.1.3.1    approve „voluntary‟, unpaid attendance which allows the
member eligibility for compensation arising from injury; and

21.1.3.2     approve paid attendance utilising their ship/unit‟s allocation of
salary or Reserve training days as appropriate.

21.1.3.3      Belong to another nation's Defence Force provided that the
member is posted to Australia on long term posting for longer than 12
months and formal approval from the ADVA President is to be obtained
prior to the competition. Foreign nationals are not eligible for selection in
the ADVA National Team.

21.1.3.4  May be a member of an International Services Invitational
Team competing in the Tournament.

21.2 Defence civilian employees. IAW Defgram No 354/2006 11 July
2006, Defence Australian Public Servants (APS) are now eligible to
participate in Australian Defence Sport (ADS). ADS is comprised of both
ADF and APS members competing at various levels including; local unit
based sport, interstate and national carnivals and international events.

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21.3 Non-Defence civilians. Civilians that are not employed by the
Department of Defence are not to participate as players in an ADS team.
Non-Defence civilian may be approved to act as officials or administrators
where no suitable Service personnel can fill the role. With respect to
officials, the form of agreement or contract would be with the civilian
sporting association providing the service, rather than the individual official.
Any official provided by an association must produce proof of full insurance
cover. In respect to administrators (coaches included) a precondition of their
engagement is that they be advised of the need to effect income protection
insurance, and such a provision should be in the agreement/contract for
services. The ADVA from time to time may invite a non-Defence volleyball
association to compete in the national tournament. This includes any
Australian or International Emergency Services or Ex Serviceman‟s
Volleyball team provided they are part of an recognised association, and
only after written permission is received from the ADSC.

22. ADVA NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION

22.1 The ADVA National Team will be selected as a result of player
performance at the annual National Tournament. Members who do not
participate at the National Tournament are not eligible for selection in the
starting twelve. Those members who are unable to attend for service reasons
such as Service / Operations requirements can be selected for the ADVA
National Team reserves as long as they have submitted a letter to the
Secretary prior to the National Tournament. The letter should cover
preferred playing position, previous experiences, current playing status and
other skills that may benefit the team.

22.2 The selection committee for the National Teams will comprise the
ADVA President, the Team Coaches and three other financial members for
both the male and female teams. Nominations for the selection committee
are to be nominated prior to the AGM.

22.3 Selection Criteria. The following factors are to be taken into
consideration by the ADVA National Team Selectors:

22.3.1 The person must be an ADO member and a financial member of the
ADVA.


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22.3.2 The member must have played at the current National Tournament or
submitted a letter requesting to be selected for the reserves. Those that have
submitted a letter must be away from National Tournament because of
Service / Operational reasons only, and

22.3.3 The following additional factors also need to be considered including
fitness, skill level, reaction to on-court stress, degree of on-court thinking,
attitude to all aspects of volleyball, sportsmanship, and self-discipline.


23. TEAM ELIGIBILITY AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

23.1 Invitational Teams. Invitational Teams competing at the National
Tournament can compete in the Grand Final however, can not win the
ADVA Trophy(s).

23.2 State Teams. All states and territories are limited to entering one
male and one female team in the National Tournament. If a State/Territory
has excess players then they should in the first instance be made available to
combine with other State/Territories that are short of players to form a
composite team. States and Territories may enter a second team only if
space is available and other State/Territories are not denied a position. The
State Representative must apply to the Committee, two months prior to the
National Tournament for permission to enter a second team.

24. ADVA SPONSORED COURSES

24.1 The ADVA encourages members of the Association to become
qualified in facets of volleyball and is therefore dedicated to pay for
members to attend training courses. Payment will be made subject to receipt
of attendance on the course and notification that the member has passed the
course. Members should contact the committee to obtain approval to attend
any of the following courses:

24.1.1 Referees course – refer to SSMP, and

24.1.2Coaches course – refer to SSMP.




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25. SPORTS SAFTEY MANAGEMENT POLICY

25.1 In accordance with the ADO Sports Policy, the ADVA has developed
a Sports Safety Management Policy. The Policy is to be made available to
all financial members via the website and the ADVA By-Laws, Policy and
Management Manual. Tournament Directors for any ADVA approved event
must read and comply with the SSMP. Exemptions to the SSMP must be
reported to the Committee prior to the event. The Policy does not provide
advice on recovering from injuries incurred from sports as advice should be
first sought from doctors.

26. SPONSORSHIP

26.1 The ADSC requires the ADVA to provide annually a list of all
sponsorship obtained within the financial year. In order to provide an
accurate record and audit trail, all Constituent Bodies to the ADVA are to
provide to the ADVA SPEC with a summary list of sponsorships including
the following details:
     a.   Name of Sponsor;
     b.   Period of Sponsorship, and

     c.   Value of Sponsorship or Donation
Details are to be provided by 30 June each financial year and are to cover the
previous financial year.




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                                                                 ANNEX A
      AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
            RECOGNISED CONSTITUENT BODIES

1.   The following is a list of the recognised Association Constituent
Bodies:

a.    Australian Capital Territory including military bases located in Wagga
      Wagga and Queanbeyan.

b.    New South Wales excluding military bases located in Wagga Wagga,
      Queanbeyan and Albury/Wodonga.

c.    North Queensland including all military units north of Rockhampton

d.    Northern Territory

e.    South Australia

f.    South Queensland including all military units south of and including
      Rockhampton

g.    Victoria / Tasmania including Albury/Wodonga Military units.

h.    Western Australia

i.    Navy Volleyball Association

j.    Army Volleyball Association,

k.    RAAF Volleyball Association,

l.    APS Voleyball Association, and

l.    ADFA Volleyball Association




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                                                                          ANNEX B


       POINTS TABLE FOR ASSESSING LIFE MEMBERSHIP

1.1 Nomination for Life Membership should not be automatic. Any
nominations for Life Membership should utilise the following table as a
guideline before submitting a recommendation to the Committee and the
AGM. As guidance any nominees should be capable of attaining 150 points
before consideration. It should be noted that points can be accumulated
annually.


             Serial                  Event / Action              Points
               1        Combined Service Player at National       1*
                        Tournament
               2        State Combined Service Manager,            2*
                        Coach or State Representative
               3        Selected as ADVA Player for national       3*
                        or international competition
               4        Captain of National ADVA Team              4
               5        ADVA National Team Coach                   6
               6        ADVA National Team Manager at              6
                        National Tournament
               7        ADVA National Team Manager for             8
                        Overseas Tournament
               8        ADVA National Team Medic, Strapper         1
                        and Asst Coach
               9        ADVA Committee Member                      9
               10       Accredited Referee at National             2
                        Tournament

                      Table 1: Life Membership Points Table
Note:
 Item 1& 2 can be accumulated only for player-coach (3pts) or player-manager (3 pts)
 Item 3 – The Committee has the discretion to remove points for those selected, and
   then choose not represent the ADVA at planned National and International
   tournaments. – The Committee has the discretion to allocate points for those not
   selected, and then represent the ADVA at planned National and International
   tournaments.




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                                                                       ANNEX C

POINTS TABLE FOR ASSESSING HALL OF FAME MEMBERSHIP

1.1 Nomination for the Hall of Fame should not be automatic. Any
nominations for the Hall of Fame should utilise the following table as a
guideline before submitting a recommendation to the Committee and the
AGM. As guidance any nominees should be capable of attaining 75 points
before consideration. It should be noted that points can be accumulated
annually.



             Serial                Event / Action             Points
               1      Combined Service Player at National       1
                      Tournament
               2      ADFVA Player at national or                2
                      international competition
               3      Captain of National ADFVA Team             4
               4      All Star Selection at National             7
                      Tournament
              5*      MVP at National Tournament                10
              6       MVP representing ADVA National            15
                      Team at national or international
                      Tournament

                      Table 1: Hall of Fame Points Table

*     Where a non ADO player wins serial 5, the highest MVP ADO player will receive
      5 points.




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