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About the Club

 

Overview

 

The Club

Interpretation and Formation

Divisional Clubs

County Club

Police Sport UK

British Police and Other Non-Police Sport UK Events

USPE - Union Sportive Des Policies D'Europe

Other International Sports Events

PACT and the Sports & Social Club

Eligibility

Sports Personality of the Year

Funding

Club Information

 

 The Club

 

The Lancashire Constabulary Sports and Social Club was formed on 15 January 1952 at its Inaugural General Meeting held at Police Headquarters, Hutton. Present at the meeting was Chief Constable Colonel F. E. St. Johnston, CBE, ACC W.J.H. Palfrey and ACC J.L.Waldson along with 37 other Divisional Club members.

 

A constitution was considered and approved and The Club was born.

 

Interpretation and Current Formation

 

It is important to remember that Divisional Clubs are a separate entity to the County Club. The differences are outlined in the following sections.

 

The Club is divided into eight separate bodies each governed by a similar constitution. There are seven Divisional Clubs (including Headquarters) and a County Club that operates across the whole force. The objects of the Club shall be to encourage and promote all forms of sport, social and recreational activities for all its members. 

 

Divisional Clubs

 

Each Police Division of the force has its own Sports & Social Club that is independent of the County Club. The club operates its own constitution, has a Management Committee made up of members from the Division and operates its own budget. The elected chairman is usually the Divisional Commander of that division with the remainder of the committee being voted in by its members at its AGM held on or before 15 March each year.

 

In most cases individuals become members of the Divisional Club where they work. However, in some cases, some individuals may choose to be a member of a different divisional club, for example, in the area that they reside.

 

All divisions offer sport and recreation facilities for its members. As a whole, divisional activities are generally geared toward being non- competitive, being more social and recreational. 

 

The divisions are: South, East, West and Headquarters. Though HQ is not actually a police division is regarded as divisional club taking in staff from 'G' and 'H' Divisions. 

 

Divisional Clubs

 

County Club

 

Operates independently of Divisional Clubs and has no particular base. However, most committee business is conducted at police headquarters.

 

Every member of Divisional Clubs are automatically attached to the County Club. A levy of around 2.00 per member per year is paid by divisions to the County Club. This automatically affiliates individuals to the County Club and Police Sport UK.

 

The County Club has over 30 defined sports sections that include a varied range of sporting activities. These tend to be geared toward competitive sport playing against other police forces and organisations. Most sports sections are attached to the Police Sport UK (Formally PAA)  and compete in matches on regional and national levels against all UK police forces.

 

Financial support is given to members playing regional and national PSUK and County Police sports events. A greater percentage of financial support is given to the playing of PSUK sport. 

 

County Sports Sections

 

Police Sport UK

 

The County Club is affiliated to the PSUK and pays an annual levy for every member of the force to be attached and therefore eligibility to compete in a varied range of sports.

 

The official website is located at: www.policesportuk.com

 

Many sports go through an elimination process at regional level. Lancashire is in the North West Region and will first play matches against neighbouring forces. They will then hopefully qualify for the National Championships played at a later date in the season. 

 

The National Championships are hosted by a different force each year. Over the years, Lancashire has hosted a varied range of national sporting events on behalf of the PSUK. These events are self-financing and do not require any funding from the Club.

 

Police Sport UK Website

 

British Police and other Non-PSUK Events

 

Members of the County Club also compete against other police forces at regional and national levels in seasonal leagues and annual fixtures. These high level events often have status equal to PSUK standard. 

 

Non-Police Sporting Events

 

The County Club also compete against other organisations at quite high levels. These include the other services such as fire and prison services and the armed forces as well as against other local civilian organisations.

 

USPE - Union Sportive Des Policies D'Europe

 

The USPE is the European Police Sports body that has a series of events held each year. Each individual sport will have a championships every four years at a different European venue. 

Usually, the top players in the PSUK National events will be selected for USPE when the respective four-yearly event takes place.

 

 

Club USPE Webpage

USPE Website

 

Other International Sports Events

 

There are now two further police events held every two years that are regarded as International Police Games. These are:

 

World Fire and Police Games and the Law Enforcement Games. These events are recognised by the Lancashire Constabulary Club and the PSUK and some funding support, such as entry fees, are paid by the Club. Those wishing to attend need to generate the bulk of the expense by their own sponsorship.

 

World Fire and Police Games

 

PACT and the Sports & Social Club

 

The Lancashire Constabulary aim to work in partnership with members of its communities in the fight against crime and disorder. It was therefore felt appropriate that this PACT partnership should be extended to police sport as many of our activities involve direct engagement with the public.

 

PACT and the Police Sports & Social Club

 

Eligibility

 

Serving police officers and support staff and retired members are now eligible to compete in all County Sport activities including Police Sport UK events.

 

Retired members must be full members of the Club if they wish to compete in County Sport activities.

Members of the Special Constabulary are excluded from competing in all PSUK events.

 

Membership

 

Sports Personality of the Year

 

Each year the various Sports Sections of the Lancashire Constabulary County Sports & Social Club make recommendations to the Management Committee for this award.

 

The award, known as the Ormerod Trophy, is named after its benefactor, Mrs Ethel Ormerod, JP of Middleton. It was first presented in 1964.

 

It is intended to recognise a member of the club, police or support staff  who has achieved a particular outstanding sporting performance or performances while representing the Club. Alternatively it may be awarded to an individual who has given a high degree of dedication, time and commitment to police sport. This may be during the year or over a number of years.

 

Sports Personality Of The Year Award

 

Funding

 

Divisional Clubs are funded as follows:

 

Member subscriptions

Gaming Machines

Donations and sponsorship

 

The County Club is funded as follows:

 

The Club lottery

Levy from Divisional Clubs

Donations and Sponsorship

 

Club Information

 

Information about Club activities, facilities and events can be found in this website. In addition, information can be found in a variety of other information platforms including Sherlock, Weekly Orders and emal circulars.

 

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