All discipline for all participants playing in open age football will be match based suspensions depending on the type of football played (e.g. Sunday, Saturday, Midweek). So what does this mean for you??
This approach will improve the consistency of sanctions throughout all levels of the game across the Country and ensure suspensions that are imposed on players are fair and in proportion to the offence they have been charged with.
Standard charges (i.e. sending off offences) will result in a suspension from the type of football you were playing only. So if you get sent off playing for a Saturday team, you will only be suspended from Saturday football. Likewise if you get sent off on a Sunday, you will only be suspended from Sunday football and if you get sent off playing Veterans football then you will only be suspended from Veterans football.
There is no longer an automatic right of appeal to sending off offences.
If you receive a Misconduct charge (case number ending in M) these do not carry set suspensions. These type of cases are heard by a Discipline Commission who decide on appropriate suspensions and/or fine.
To help Clubs understand the procedures and regulations of both the Match Based and Period Based systems, an information handbook has been produced and can be found by clicking here.
If, having read the Handbook you have any questions with regards to the disciplinary procedures, please call us on 01432 342179 or email Discipline@HerefordshireFA.com
Club Secretaries will now administer their Match Discipline cases through their Whole Game Club Portal. To assist Secretaries in administering their discipline cases a training video can be viewed by clicking on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0lT0HJ3c0Q and also a handbook can be viewed by clicking on http://flipbox.papionne.com/esportspublications/WholeGameSystem/