||Whereas This document shall
come into being, and be known and become a Charter
between the Christchurch High School Old Boys' Rugby
Football Club (Inc) "Keiths" and each individual
||The Purpose and aims of this
Charter shall be the Promotion of Rugby Union Football,
within the boundaries set by any or all administering
bodies or organizations of Rugby Union Football.
||To Further the skill,
expertise and experience of Players, and to, enhance any
traits that The Player may have, and to diminish and
repel any or all unwanted habitual detrimental traits.
||Keiths Shall be defined into
Two different but equal categories, with none above any
other in position of import.
||Former Keith Greats
Former Keith Greats are Keiths who have retired from
playing Rugby Union Football in an active manner. This
Title applies whether or not that Keith is a regular
supporter of the Keiths or no.
New Boys are Keiths who are in their first season with
the Christchurch High School Old Boys' Rugby Football
Club (Inc) "Keiths" and are actively playing
Rugby Union Football.
||Keiths Or Former Keith
Greats who have returned to actively playing Rugby Union
Football after at least one season of not playing Rugby
Union Football for the Keiths shall also come under the
category of New Boy.
||It Is also deemed that Keiths who leave
the boundaries of the Dominion of New Zealand, as set by
the New Zealand Government, for any period of time what
so ever, for any reason what so ever, except for the
purpose of Furthering the Promotion of Keith to the
uninitiated overseas or on an Official Keith Trip, shall
be decreed New Boys upon their return to New Zealand if
they choose to continue playing Rugby Union Football.
||It Shall be noted that the
Title Keith is applicable to all Former Keith Greats and
New Boys alike as well as all current Playing and
Non-Playing Keiths without distinction.
||The Ideals of the Keiths are
infallible on questions of any general nature, but any
Player may, at such time as the Keiths controlling body
dictates to be appropriate, make submissions to the The
Keiths regarding any Ideological removals, additions,
conclusions or amendments.
||Any Article may be removed
from this Charter by Decree of the Controling Body at any
time during the period from the day of the first
competition game to one day after the final competition
||Any Article which has been
removed cannot then be reinstated until two full seasons
||Any And all decisions of
the Controling Body are final and cannot be commuted to
||In The absence of the Fine Master, a
panel of Three (3) Keiths, two (2) of which shall be
either the Manager, Captain or Vice
Captain, shall be convened to decide the appropriate
ruling. The third panelist shall be nominated by the
||Any Decision they make
regarding the matter is deemed to be final and
incommutable. A decision may be made to refer the matter
to the Fine Master upon his return from absentia.
||It shall be required, on
completion of his first competition game for the Keiths,
that every New Boy shall present to the Keiths at the
Christchurch High School Old Boys' Rugby Football Club
(Inc) Clubrooms, five (5) jugs (or equivalent) of beer for consumption.
||In The event that a New Boy scores on
his debut competition game, he shall, in addition to his
five (5) jug presentation, either present a further five
(5) jugs (or equivalent) of beer, or consume in the normal Keith manner
one (1) full jug of beer.
||The Time of the jug scull
shall not be recorded for the purposes of Player of the
||In The event that a New Boy on his debut
is also selected Player of the Day, his five (5) jug (or equivalent)
presentation shall be postponed until his next
competition game. The same applies to debut scoring
presentations or consumptions if applicable.
||Any New Boy, at his own
judgement, may decline to adhere to the conditions of
article 2.6.2 if he so wishes. This is granted only on
the advice of the Fine Master and requires his
forthright consent. The New Boy in question shall then,
adhere to articles 2.6, 2.6.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 2.7,
2.7.1, 2.8 and 2.9.
||Invocation Of article 188.8.131.52
shall mean that the Player of the Day jug scull shall be
completed on the same day as any jug scull required by
||A Player of the Day shall
be selected for every competition game from the list of
financial Keiths, Players and Non-Players, and he shall
present to The Keiths fifteen (15) jugs (or equivalent) of beer for
||One Of those jugs shall be reserved for
the Player of the Day to complete a jug scull in the
normal Keith manner if desired.
||The Manager shall be
responsible for the recording of times for jug sculls,
and shall make them available from time to time.
||Each Financial Keith, Player or
Non-Player, shall become a Player of the Day once in a
season. There may be more than one Player of the Day per
||Keiths Who fall under the
category of New Boy, (see articles 184.108.40.206 & 220.127.116.11)
are not exempt from their duties under articles 2.6,
2.6.1, 18.104.22.168 and 2.6.2.
||Articles Numbered 2.6 through to
2.8 cannot be appealed under any circumstances except in
Life Threatening cases.
||The Administration of Keith Rules
shall be deposited with the Fine Master for his control
and supervision thereof. The Fine Master is subject to
and bound by all Keith Rules and Decisions.
||The Fine Master shall at all times keep safe an
accurate record of Fines and shall periodically make
public those Fines in a manner of his choosing.
||Fines Shall not be imposed before the First
Competition Game of the new season, and shall cease one
(1) day after the Concluding Game of the same season.
||During The season interval, fines issued are
to be restricted to certain days and times.
||Training Nights, from the commencement of
practice, until the close of business, or until the Fine
Master leaves the premises, of the Established Drinking
House of the Keiths.
||Saturday, Or other Game Day, from forty five
(45) minutes before the scheduled Game Kick Off, till the
end of any Club, Keith or Social Function that the Keiths
are attending, or until the Fine Master has left the
Official Premises for the evening.
||Fines Issued by the Fine Master shall be
payable immediately the infringement is recorded and/or
when the appropriate Keith is notified.
||Disputes Arising from Fines issued
by the Fine Master are to be dealt with as described in
articles 2.1 to 2.5.
||Any Keith may accuse any other Keith of a
Finable Offence provided that the Fine Master faithfully
records the Fine not less than forty eight (48) hours
||It Shall be the responsibility of the
Accusing Keith to see that the fine is recorded.
||The Fine imposed may not exceed normal
Keith Fines or common decency.
||Fines shall be imposed within the rules for
the following offences:-
It shall be an offence for any Keith to arrive at a Game
Venue or prearranged meeting place after forty five (45)
minutes before Scheduled Game Kick Off has passed.
||No Keith Apparel
It shall be an offence for any Keith to appear at the
Club on a Game Day after the Match has been completed,
without Official Issued Keith Apparel being visible on
his person for any period of time what so ever.
It shall be an offence for any Keith Forward, on a Game
Day, on the Field of Play, to kick the Rugby Ball for any
reason what so ever; whether or not that Forward is
regularly or not regularly a Forward, in the starting
line up or a reserve player. This ruling includes regular
Backs who have been seconded for what ever reason, for
how ever length of time, into the Forward pack.
||Misuse of Beer
It shall be an offence for any Keith to misuse beer for
any purpose except for fulfilling Fine Master Fines or for the purpose of Fire
It shall be an offence for any Keith to Swear or to use
disdainful language in front of Ladies at any time within
set Fine limits. If the Lady or Ladies in question have
no objection to the language used, it is of no
consequence. An apology must immediately be made to all
within earshot of the offensive language.
It shall be an offence for any Keith to Lie to a Fellow
Keith for any reason what so ever, no matter how much
import is to be placed on the lie or no.
It shall be an offence for any Keith to Skite in any
manner at all, for any reason what so ever.
||Appeal Decisions for this fine may
be made in accordance with article 3.6 or, if so desired,
by means of a Kookaburra Call, with no less than five (5)
Keiths in judgement.
||There Shall on occasion be grounds for
issuing fines not covered in this document. These Fines
must be specific in nature and not of a frivolous nature.
No precedent need to have occurred for the fine to be a
valid fine, nor can that excuse be made to dispute said
fine (see article 3.6).
||Fines Which have already been issued and the
culprit fined and punishment issued and accepted, cannot
be brought again for issue by the Fine Master, nor can
they be used against that particular, or any other Keith
at Court during the Keith Trip. Disputed Fines where
Fine Master Decisions have not yet been reached, are
also similarly exempt from double punishment at Court
||Court Session Rules are to be made and policed
by the Judging Panel at the occasion of each Individual
Court Session. Court Rules may be changed from year to
year as required or desired by the Judging Panel.
||There Shall be a Court Session at least once
a year, and if possible, shall be held during the
occasion of the Keith Trip.
||Fine Master Fines which have been
successfully appealed, cannot be then imposed upon the
Fine Master as retribution. The Fine Master can be fined
only for valid offences which he himself commits (see
||Private Wagers between Keiths in which the
resulting bet is in dispute, shall be decided only by the
Fine Master. If the Fine Master is personally
involved in the dispute, the Manager and one (1)
other Keith shall rule.
||Disputed Wagers between a Keith or Keiths & a
Non-Keith or Non-Keiths which are in dispute, shall not
fall under any article of this Charter, and shall be
solved in their own private manner.
||An Administrative body shall be
chosen by secret ballot, or as otherwise voted upon, to
serve the Keith Need before the beginning of every Keith
||It Shall be composed of:-
A Committee duly elected by the rules of the previous
committee; and which shall be composed of Keith Members
as required by necessity to fulfill the Keith Need.
||No Enumeration shall be granted to any Keith
Member for any reason except for the sole purpose of
reimbursement of duly authorized expenditure for items
required for the Keith Need.
A Committee shall be formed to investigate and to
purchase, if required, any and all Official Keith Apparel
Items for use by Keith Members. This committee may be
composed of in part, or in it's entirety of members of
the General Keith Committee.
||A Financial position may be operated for, and
on behalf of the Keith Rugby Team. Strict accounting is
to be in force at all times.
||Sponsorship May be obtained if required or
desired. Normal accounting procedures are to be
maintained at all times.
||All Keiths are to be current financial
members of the Christchurch High School Old Boys' Rugby
Football Club (Inc) and are required to also become
financial contributors to the Keith Rugby Team Fund. This
ruling applies to Players and to Non-Players alike. Any
Keith who does not wish to become a financial club member
shall not be entitled to any Official Keith Apparel or
Official Keith Merchandising unless full cost, as set by
the Committee, or any other surcharge is paid.
||All Keiths are equal in the eyes of the Law.
||Any Keith shall be able to, at his own
discretion and judgement, remove his name from the list
of Keiths and disavow himself from being Keithly if he so
||By Agreeing to the Terms of this Charter, as
signed below, All Keiths shall be Keithly.
View the Keith Signatures
||Provision Is made for further Signatories.
||Signed For and on behalf of the Christchurch
High School Old Boys' Rugby Football Club (Inc) by the
Administration and Marketing Officer as a sign of the
Clubs' acceptance of the principles expressed in this
Charter, and the Clubs' willingness to help promote the
Importance of Rugby Union Football in our Society.
||Ian W Gregg 21/2/97
||This Charter is to be made available to any
Keith or to any Future Keith.