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Sultan Al Qasimi issues Decree organising Sharjah Falconers Club

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued Emiri Decree No. (17) of 2021 regarding the organisation of the Sharjah Falconers Club.

The Decree stipulates that a club specialised in falconry sports and cultural and community activities, called the Sharjah Falconers Club, shall be established in the Emirate, with legal personality and full capacity to carry out the necessary legal actions to achieve its goals and exercise its competencies, affiliated with Sharjah Sports Council and work under its supervision.

The club’s headquarters and head office shall be in the Central Region of the Emirate, and it is permissible, by a decision of Sharjah Sports Council, upon the request of the club’s Chairman, to establish branches for it in the rest of the cities and regions of the Emirate.

According to the Decree, the management of the club would be assumed by a board of directors consisting of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and a number of members named by a decision of Sharjah Ruler or who represent His Highness. The Vice-Chairman is chosen from among the members during the first meeting of the board by consensus or by direct secret ballot.

The Decree also stipulates that the term of membership in the board shall be four years starting from the date of the decision to form it, and it may be extended for a similar period or periods, provided that the board continues to conduct its business at the end of its term until a new board is formed or the expired board is renewed.

Based on the Decree, a board member is required to:

1. To be a UAE citizen.
2. Shall be of civil capacity, of good conduct, of good reputation, and not previously convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, unless he has been rehabilitated in accordance with the law.
3. Shall not be less than 25 years old.
4. Not to be a member of any of the boards of directors of other clubs.
5. The member’s academic qualification shall not be less than a high school diploma or its equivalent.

The membership of the board shall be lost or revoked in the following cases:

1. Death.
2. Loss of one of the membership conditions stipulated in this Decree.
3. The written resignation and acceptance by Sharjah Sports Council.
4. Absence from the board’s meetings for four consecutive meetings or six separate meetings without an excuse accepted by the board during the calendar year, provided that it is calculated from the date of the first meeting of the board.

If the position of a board member becomes vacant for any of the reasons mentioned in the previous paragraph, Sharjah Ruler or who represent His Highness may appoint a replacement, and the new member completes the term of the predecessor’s membership.

The club shall have a full-time executive director with competence and experience in the sports and cultural fields, who shall be appointed by a decision of the board of directors after the approval of Sharjah Sports Council.

Based on the proposal of the board of directors and the approval of Sharjah Sports Council, the organisational structure of the club is issued by a decision of the Chairman of Sharjah Sports Council.

According to the Decree, Emiri Decree No. (80) of 2016 regarding the establishment of the Sharjah Falconers Club is repealed.