Why is the Club a Company limited by Guarantee?

The Club for the first 4 decades of its existence operated as an unincorporated association (a legal term basically for a group of people running a club, in which all of those individuals are jointly and severally liable for the actions of the club – in their individual names).

In 2009 the Club Committee recognised that the adoption of status as Company Limited by Guarantee would lead to an even greater professionalism in the running of the Club, including greater transparency, accountability and protection for members.

We are a not-for-profit club open to all public members. We have policies and practices that encourage participation regardless of gender, age, race or ability.