Youth Discipline

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Most people see the Discipline side of the County FA as a 'money making' exercise. The role of the Football Operations Team is to ensure that the Rules and Regulations of The FA and County FA are upheld and to enforce good discipline and fair-play in the grassroots game and to assist and offer guidance where appropriate.

It is the duty of the club secretary and the player, within 14 days of the date stated on the
notification, to ensure that the Association receives the completed player reply
form with such information that includes:

(a) The full name and address of the player.
(b) His date of birth (and other personal identification data requested).
(c) The name of each club for which he is currently registered and was registered in
the previous two seasons.
(e) The names of any school, college or other educational establishment currently
attended.

Caution Offences

A player, who has been cautioned in a match, will be notified through his Club by the Association of the offence reported by the Referee.

At the same time he will be advised of the total number of cautions recorded during the current season and, any punishment resulting from their accumulation. An administration fee of £10.00 will be charged for the processing of each report. For each caution received a player will be subject to one penalty point. Any such punishment will take effect regardless of whether or not the notification of it from The Association is received before it is due to take effect in accordance with these Disciplinary Procedures.

Where a child is concerned the club for which he is playing at the time of the offence must
pay the £10.00 charge.

Sending Off Offences

6.1 Subject as provided by Part I Section 3 of this Memorandum, upon receiving a report
from the referee that he has dismissed a player from the Field of Play for misconduct, the
Association Secretary must:

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6.2 Send an acknowledgement to the referee and send to the secretary of the player’s club a
copy of the referee’s report together with a letter offering a punishment in accordance with
section 6.6 (below) and the appropriate fine and the suspension period. Copies of assistant
referees’ reports need not be sent unless either was a direct witness of the incident
concerned.

6.3 An order must be made for the player or his club to pay an administration charge of £10.00,
within 14 days of the date on the letter informing him of the offered punishment.
Where a child is concerned the club for which he is playing at the time of the offence must
pay the £10.00 charge.

6.4 Upon receiving from the Association Secretary a notification that a player of his club has
been offered a punishment for an alleged off ence the club secretary must convey it with
the referee’s report to the player concerned. It is the duty of the club secretary and the
player to acknowledge receipt of the notification within 14 days of the date stated on it,
and to ensure that the Association Secretary receives the acknowledgement form fully
completed with correct player information.

Any period of suspension automatically imposed for a dismissal from the field of play will commence 14 days from the date of the offence irrespective of whether paperwork has been received from the relevant Association.

For more information regarding youth discipline please contact the Governance team on 01332 361422 (option 3).

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