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RTCC Selection Policy

The aim of the RTCC Selection Policy is to provide guidance to Match Secretaries in ensuring that opportunities to participate in club fixtures are distributed equitably to all club members and to do so openly and transparently, and in the best interests of the club as a whole.

When a Taverners fixture is oversubscribed, the Match Secretary will allocate places as fairly as possible, using their own discretion and the following guidelines as agreed over successive club AGMs:

All players must make their availability known to the Match Secretary by the cutoff date and time (typically about four days before the match) in order to be considered for selection.

First priority to current committee members, then all paid up club members, followed by paid up social members, then non-paid up members and non-members.

Paid up members can expect to be selected in rotation if matches are consistently oversubscribed. This means that when demand for places is high, all members may find themselves taking a turn at being 'rested' at some point in the season.

Regular appearance at preseason nets will be taken into account for selection for early season games, although it is also understood that not everyone will be able to attend nets.

In the event of any dispute or complaint regarding team selection which cannot be resolved between the Match Secretary and the player(s) concerned, another member of the RTCC Committee should be contacted. The committee will then take collective responsibility for resolving the dispute, in accordance with official Selection Policy and the Club Constitution as appropriate.

RTCC Committee - March 2012