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Appeal Procedures

BC RUGBY APPEAL PROCEDURES

1.  Appealing a Decision of the BCRU-DC:

 1.1.  In accordance with Section 13.06 of the By-Laws of  the BCRU appeals from decisions of the BCRU-DC are made to the Chair of the BCRU-ICC.
1.2.  The notice of appeal must be filled in writing to the office of the BCRU within 7 days of the decision of the BCRU-DC.
1.3.  The notice of appeal shall identify the decision appealed from, the grounds for appeal and the remedy sought in appeal.
1.4.   The notice of appeal by a player must be endorsed by the executive of  his/her club and the club must post a bond of  $100.00 with the notice of appeal.
1.5.    Unless a stay of an order of the BCRU-DC or of an appeal board, has been made by the Directors of the BCRU under Section 13.06 or 13.10 of the By-law of the BCRU; a player, who is appealing an order of the BCRU-DC or an appeal board, remains under that order until the appeal is heard and a new order made.
1.6.    If any person, other than the player under an order from the BCRU-DC or an appeal board, appeals that order consistant with Sections 13.06, 13.07, 13.08 and 13.09 of the By-laws of the BCRU; then the original order shall stay in force until the appeal has been heard and a new order issued by the appeal board.

2.  The Appeal Hearing:
2.1.  The ICC Chair shall review the letter of appeal from the appellant and a copy of the decision   of the BCRU-DC that is being appealed.
2.2.  The ICC chair shall determine if there are sufficient grounds for an appeal, if it is determined that there are not sufficient grounds for an appeal the ICC Chair shall so inform the appellant by letter and the bond shall be returned to the appellant’s club.
2.3.  If the ICC Chair determines that there are sufficient grounds for an appeal, a date for an appeal hearing shall be set. This date will normally be within ten days of  the receipt of the notice of appeal.
2.4.  The ICC Chair shall appoint an ICC Appeal Committee of at least three members of the BCRU to hear the appeal. 
2.5.  The ICC Appeal Committee shall hear the matter de novo, considering such evidence as it deems fit including new evidence.
3.   Results of an Appeal:
3.1.  If the appeal is successful the ICC Chair shall provide written reasons for the decision and send copies to the appellant and to the BCRU-DC and the bond shall be returned to the appellant’s club.
3.2.  If the appeal is unsuccessful the ICC chair shall provide written reasons for         the decision to the appellant and the BCRU-DC and the bond shall be forfeited by the club.
4.  Further Appeal:
4.1.  If the appellant and his/her club are not satisfied with the decision of the ICC Appeal Committee a further appeal may be made to the BCRU in accordance with Sections 13.07 through 13.09 of the By-Laws of the BCRU.  The bond posted for the first appeal will remain in trust pending the result of the appeal to the BCRU.
4.2.  If the appeal to the BCRU is successful the forfeited bond shall be returned to the appellant’s club.
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