3.1 Any Club applying for membership of the Competition shall submit to the Competition a fully completed Membership application form and the application fee and non-refundable ground inspection fee.

3.2 Clubs which have qualified for membership of the Competition must confirm their acceptance of membership on the appropriate Competition form to be received by the Competition at least 14 days prior to the next Annual General Meeting of the Competition accompanied where appropriate by the membership fee.

The annual subscription shall be paid by each Club to the Competition no later than 7 days before the Annual General Meeting of the Competition in each year.