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DORSET YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE

LEAGUE RULES

Rules prefixed by A are ones that are applicable to Dorset Youth Football League and are in addition to the Standard Code of Rules for Youth (SCORY) Competitions.

DEFINITIONS

1     (A)     In these Rules:

Affiliated Association        means an Association accorded the status of an affiliated Association under the Rules of The FA.

AGM                                   shall mean the annual general meeting held in accordance with the constitution of the Competition.

Club                                   means a Club for the time being in membership of the Competition.

Competition                       means the Dorset Youth Football League.

Competition Match             means any match played or to be played under the jurisdiction of the Competition.

Contract Player                 means any Player (other than a Player on a Scholarship) who is eligible to play under a written contract of employment with a Club.

Deposit                              means a sum of money deposited with the Competition as part of the requirements of membership of the Competition.

Fees Tariff                         means a list of fees approved by the Clubs at a general meeting to be levied by the Management Committee for any matters for which fees are payable under the Rules.

Fines Tariff                        means a list of fines approved by the Clubs at a general meeting to be levied by the Management Committee for any breach of the Rules.

Ground                               means the ground on which the Club’s Team(s) plays its Competition Matches.

Management Committee    means in the case of a Competition which is an unincorporated association, the management committee elected to manage the running of the Competition and where the Competition is incorporated it means the Board of Directors appointed in accordance with the articles of association of that company.

Match Officials                  means the referee, the assistant referees and any fourth official appointed to a Competition Match.

Mini Soccer                       means those participating at ages under 7s to under 10s.

Non Contract Player          means any Player (other than a Player on a Scholarship) who is eligible to play for a Club but has not entered into a written contract of employment.

Officer                                means an individual who is appointed or elected to a position in a Club or Competition which requires that individual to make day to day decisions.

Participants                       means an Affiliated Association, Competition, Club, Club Official, Intermediary, Player, Official, Match Official, Management Committee member, member or employee of an Affiliated Club and all such persons who are from time to time participating in any activity sanctioned either directly or indirectly by the Association.

Player                                means any Contract Player, Non Contract Player or other player who plays or who is eligible to play for a Club.

Playing Season                 means the period between the date on which the first competitive fixture in the Competition is played each year until the date on which the last competitive fixture in the Competition is played.

Rules                                 means these rules under which the Competition is administered.

Sanctioning Authority        means Dorset County Football Association Limited].

Scholarship                       means a Scholarship as set out in Rule C 3 (a) (i) of the Rules of The FA.

Secretary                           means such person or persons appointed or elected to carry out the administration of the Competition.

Team                                  means a team affiliated to a Club.

Team Sheet                       means a form provided by the Competition on which the names of the Players taking part in a Competition Match are listed.

The FA                               means The Football Association Limited.

written or in writing           means the representation or reproduction of words or symbols or other information in a visible form by any method or combination of methods, whether sent or supplied in electronic form or otherwise.

Youth Football                   means those participating at ages under 11s to under 18s.

(B)    All Clubs shall adhere to the Rules. Every Club shall be deemed, as a member of the Competition to have accepted the Rules and to have agreed to abide by the decisions of the Management Committee in relation thereto, subject to the provisions of Rule 16.

(C)    The Competition will be known as Dorset Youth Football League. The Clubs participating in the Competition must be members of the Competition. A Club which ceases to exist or which ceases to be entitled to play in the Competition for any reason whatsoever shall thereupon automatically cease to be a member of the Competition.

(D)    The administration of the Competition under these Rules will be carried out by the Competition acting (save where otherwise specifically mentioned herein) through the Management Committee in accordance with the rules, regulations and policies of The FA.

(E)    Unless stated otherwise, terms referring to natural persons are applicable to both genders. Any term in the singular applies to the plural and vice-versa.

NAME AND CONSTITUTION

2.    (A)     This Competition shall consist of not more than 60 Clubs approved by the Sanctioning Authority.

(B)    All Clubs must be affiliated to an Affiliated Association and their names and particulars shall be returned annually by the appointed date in a manner prescribed by the Sanctioning Authority and must have a constitution approved by the Sanctioning Authority. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

The area covered by the Competition membership shall be the administrative boundary of Dorset (including its constituent unitary authorities) or within a 30 miles radius from the centre of Dorchester or as determined from time to time by the League Management Committee, as shown in Appendix C.

This Competition shall apply annually for sanction to the Dorset County Football Association and the constituent Teams of member Clubs may be grouped in divisions, each not exceeding 14 in number.

(C)    Inclusivity and Non-discrimination

(i)      The Competition and each member Club must be committed to promoting inclusivity and to eliminating all forms of discrimination and should abide and adhere to The FA Equality Policy and any legislative requirements (to include those contained in the Equality Act 2010).

(ii)     This Competition and each member Club must make every effort to promote equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community, irrespective of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability or otherwise.

(iii)     Any alleged breach of the Equality Act 2010 legislation must be referred to the appropriate Sanctioning Authority for investigation.

(D)    Clubs must comply with the provisions of any initiatives of The FA which are adopted by the Competition including but not limited to, Charter Standard and RESPECT programmes. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

A2   (D)    As an FA Charter Standard League this competition requires all its Clubs to have achieved FA Charter Standard League. The League Management Committee may expel any club that has failed to achieve Charter Standard status.

New Member Clubs have one year to achieve the Charter Standard club award. The League may refuse membership to a Club if it fails to demonstrate commitment to achieving the award.

 (E)   Clubs shall not enter any of their Teams playing at a particular age group in the Competition in any other competition (with the exception of FA and Parent County FA Competitions) except with the written consent of the Management Committee. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(F)    At the AGM or a Special General Meeting called for the purpose, a majority of the delegates present shall have power to decide or adjust the compilation of the divisions at their discretion. When necessary this Rule shall take precedence over Rule 12.

ENTRY FEE, SUBSCRIPTION, DEPOSIT

3.    (A)     Applications by Clubs for admission to this Competition or the entry of an additional Team(s) from the same Club must be made in writing to the General Secretary and must be accompanied by an entry fee set out in the Fees Tariff per Team which shall be returned in the event of non-election.

At the discretion of the voting members present applications, of which due notice has been given, may be received at the AGM or a Special General Meeting or on a date agreed by the Management Committee.

(B)    An annual subscription shall be payable in accordance with the Fees Tariff per Club (or per Team where a Club provides more than one Team in membership of the Competition) and shall be payable on or before 30th June in each year.

Not applicable to the Dorset Youth Football League

(C)    An Entry Fee shall be payable per Club (or per Team where a Club provides more than one Team in membership of the Competition) and shall be payable on or before 31st May in each year. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(D)    A Club shall not participate in this Competition until the entry fee has been paid.

(E)    If requested by the Competition, Clubs must advise annually to the General Secretary in writing by 31st July of its Sanctioning Authority affiliation number for the forthcoming Playing Season, failing which they shall be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

Clubs must advise the General Secretary in writing, or on the prescribed form, of details of its headquarters, Officers and any other information required by the Competition.

MANAGEMENT, NOMINATION, ELECTION

4.    (A)     The Management Committee shall comprise the Officers of the Competition and twelve (12) members who shall all be elected at the AGM. All Participants shall abide by The Football Association Regulations for Safeguarding Children as determined by The FA from time to time.

A4            The Management Committee will include one representative from both the County and Dorset Schools’ Football Associations.

(B)    Retiring Officers shall be eligible to become candidates for re-election without nomination provided that the Officer notifies the General Secretary in writing not later than 31st May in each year.

All other candidates for election as Officers or members of the Management Committee shall be nominated to the General Secretary in writing, signed by the secretaries of two member Clubs, not later than 30th June in each year. Names of the candidates for election shall be circulated with the notice of the AGM. In the event of there being no nomination in accordance with the foregoing for any office, nominations may be received at the AGM.

(C)    The Management Committee shall meet as and when required, save that no more than three calendar months shall pass between each meeting.

On receiving a requisition signed by two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Management Committee the General Secretary shall convene a meeting of the Management Committee.

(D)    Except where otherwise mentioned all communications shall be addressed to the General Secretary who shall conduct the correspondence of the Competition and keep a record of its proceedings.

(E)    All communications received from Clubs, unless otherwise stated within these Rules, must be conducted through their Officers and sent to the General Secretary.

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).



 

POWERS OF MANAGEMENT

5.    (A)     The Management Committee may appoint sub-committees and delegate such of their powers as they deem necessary. The decisions of all sub-committees shall be reported to the Management Committee for ratification. The Management Committee shall have power to deal only with matters within the Competition and not for any matters of misconduct that are under the jurisdiction of The FA or Affiliated Association.

(B)    Subject to the permission of the Sanctioning Authority having been obtained the Management Committee may order a match or matches to be played each season, the proceeds to be devoted to the funds of the Competition and, if necessary, may call upon each Club (including any Club which may have withdrawn during the season) to contribute equally such sums as may be necessary to meet any deficiency at the end of the season.

(C)    Each member of the Management Committee shall have the right to attend and vote at all Management Committee meetings and have one vote thereat, but no member shall be allowed to vote on any matters directly appertaining to such member or to the Club so represented or where there may be a conflict of interest. (This shall apply to the procedure of any sub-committee).

In the event of the voting being equal on any matter, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

(D)    The Management Committee shall have powers to apply, act upon and enforce the Rules of the Competition and shall also have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the Competition. Any action by the Competition must be taken within 28 days of the Competition being notified.

With the exception of Rules 6(H) and 19, and subject to Rule 5(I), in relation to any alleged breaches of a Rule the Management Committee shall issue a formal written charge to the Club concerned. The Club charged is required to respond to the charge within 7 days from the date of notification of the charge. In such reply a Club may:-

(i)      Accept the charge and submit in writing a case of mitigation for consideration by the Management Committee on the papers; or

(ii)     Accept the charge and notify that it wishes to put its case of mitigation at a hearing before the Management Committee; or

(iii)     Deny the charge and submit in writing supporting evidence for consideration by the Management Committee on the papers; or

(iv)    Deny the charge and notify that it wishes to put its case of mitigation at a hearing before the Management Committee.

Where the Club charged fails to respond within 7 days, the Management Committee shall determine the charge in such manner and upon such evidence as it considers appropriate.

Where required, hearings shall take place as soon as reasonably practicable following receipt of the reply of the Club as more fully set out above.

Having considered the reply of the Club (whether in writing or at a hearing), the Management Committee shall make its decision and, in the event that the charge is accepted or proven, decide on the appropriate penalty (with reference to the Fines Tariff where applicable).

The maximum fine permitted for any breach of a Rule is £100 and, when setting any fine, the Management Committee must ensure that the penalty is proportional to the offence, taking into account any mitigating circumstances. No Participant under the age of 18 can be fined.

All breaches of the Laws of the Game, Rules and Regulations of The FA shall be dealt with in accordance with FA Rules by the appropriate Association.

(E)    All decisions of the Management Committee shall be binding subject to the right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16.

Decisions of the Management Committee must be notified in writing to those concerned within 10 days.

(F)    50% of its members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the Management Committee or any sub-committee thereof.

(G)    The Management Committee, as it may deem necessary, shall have power to fill, in an acting capacity, any vacancies that may occur amongst their number.

(H)    A Club must comply with an order or instruction of the Management Committee, and must attend to the business and/or the correspondence of the Competition to the satisfaction of the Management Committee. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(I)      Subject to its right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16 below, all fines and charges shall be paid within 14 days of the date of posting of notification of the decision.

Any Club failing to do so will be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff). Further failure to pay the fine including the additional sum within a further 14 days will result in fixtures being withdrawn until such time as the outstanding fines are paid.

(J)     A member of the Management Committee appointed by the Competition to attend a meeting or match may have any expenses incurred refunded by the Competition.

(K)    The Management Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy that may occur in the membership of the Competition between the AGM or Special General Meeting called to decide the constitution and the commencement of the Competition Playing Season.

(L)     The business of the Competition as determined by the Management Committee may be transacted by electronic mail or facsimile.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

6.    (A)     The AGM shall be held not later than July 31st in each year. At this meeting the following business shall be transacted provided that at least 40 members are present and entitled to vote:-

(i)      To receive and confirm the Minutes of the preceding AGM.

(ii)     To receive and adopt the Annual Report, Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts.

(iii)     Election of Clubs to fill vacancies.

(iv)    Constitution of the Competition for ensuing Playing Season.

(v)     Election of Officers and Management Committee.

(vi)    Appointment of Auditors.

(vii)   Alteration of Rules, if any (See Rule 20).

(viii)   Fix the date for the commencement of the Playing Season and kick off times applicable to the Competition.

(ix)    Fix the date for the end of the Playing Season.

(x)     Other business of which due notice shall have been given and accepted as being relevant to an AGM.

(B)    A copy of the duly audited/verified Balance Sheet, Statement of Accounts and Agenda shall be forwarded to each Club at least 14 days prior to the meeting together with any proposed changes.

(C)    A signed copy of the duly audited/verified Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts shall be sent to the Sanctioning Authority within 14 days of its adoption by the AGM.

(D)    Each Club shall be empowered to send two delegates to an AGM. Each Club shall be entitled to one vote only. 14 days’ notice shall be given of any Meeting.

(E)    Clubs who have withdrawn their membership of the Competition during the Playing Season being concluded or who are not continuing membership shall be entitled to attend but shall vote only on matters relating to the Playing Season being concluded. This provision will not apply to Clubs expelled in accordance with Rule 17.

(F)    All voting shall be conducted by a show of voting cards unless a ballot be demanded by at least 50% of the delegates qualified to vote or the Chairman so decides.

(G)    No individual shall be entitled to vote on behalf of more than one member Club.

(H)    Any continuing Club must be represented at the AGM. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(I)      Officers and Management Committee members shall be entitled to attend and vote at an AGM.

(J)     Where a Competition is an incorporated entity, the Officers of the Competition shall ensure that the Articles of Association of the Competition are consistent with the requirements of these Rules.

AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED

7.    Each Club shall complete and sign the following agreement which shall be deposited with the Competition together with the application for membership for the coming Playing Season, or upon indicating that the Club intends to compete.

“We, (A), (name) [ ] of (address) [ ] (Chairman)/Director and (B) (name) [ ] of (address) [ ] (Secretary/Director) of [ ] Football Club (Limited) have been provided with a copy of the Rules and Regulations of the [ ] Competition and do hereby agree for and on behalf of the said Club, if elected or accepted into membership, to conform to those Rules and Regulations and to accept, abide by and implement the decisions of the Management Committee of the Competition, subject to the right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16.”

The agreement shall be signed by:

Where a Club is an unincorporated association, the Club Chairman and secretary; or

Where a Club is an incorporated entity, two directors of the Club.

Any alteration of the Chairman and /or secretary of the Club on the above agreement must be notified to the County Football Association to which the Club is affiliated and to the General Secretary.

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS

8.    (A)     Player registration documentation for the Competition is in two parts :-

Player Registration Form

Player Photo-Identity Card

(i)      A registered youth playing member of a Club is one who, being in all other respects eligible, has :-

Signed a fully and correctly completed League registration form in black ink, countersigned by an Officer of the Club and Player Photo-Identity Card, and has submitted both documents to the Registrations Secretary 7 days prior to playing and whose completed registration has been confirmed by the Competition prior to that Player playing in a Competition Match.

Such confirmation shall be receipt by the Club of the Player’s Photo-Identity registration card endorsed by the Registrations Secretary.

A registration form for a player under the age of 16 as at 31st August of the relevant playing season must be counter signed by his/her parent/guardian and by an officer of the club.

(ii)     Registration forms may also be submitted to the Registrations Secretary by electronic mail or facsimile machine prior to the Player playing. The original document must be forwarded by post within three days.

The Photo-Identity registration card must incorporate a current passport-size photograph of the player seeking registration together with (in the case of a player’s first registration with the Competition) proof of the player’s date of birth.

The card must be completed in BLOCK CAPITALS using black ink. The photograph must be on photo-paper with a plain background. A stamped-addressed envelope must be enclosed for the return of the card to the Club

If confirmation of a Player’s age is required for registration purposes, the Competition will accept a copy of the original birth certificate, passport or any or other official document issued by a Government Agency attesting to the Player’s date of birth

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

No player shall play in any match until the team is in receipt of the player’s Photo-Identity registration card.

A8   (A)     Replacement or extra Registration Cards are available on request from the Registrations Secretary at a cost shown in the Fees Tariff, the request must include a SAE.

(B)     (i)      Contract Players are not permitted in this Competition with the exception of those Players who are registered under contract with the same Club who have a Team operating at Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System.

Not applicable to the Dorset Youth Football League

It is the responsibility of each Club to ensure that any Player signing a registration form for that Club has, where necessary, the required International Transfer Certificate. Clearance is required for any Player aged 10 and over crossing borders including Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

(ii)     A Player registered with a Premier League or Football League Academy under the Elite Player Performance Plan contained within Youth Development Rules will not be permitted to play in this Competition. Details of the Youth Development Rules are published on The FA website. A Player registered with a FA Girls’ Regional Talent Club may play in this Competition subject to the FA Programme for Excellence (Female) Regulations.

(iii)     If any Player is serving in any branch of Her Majesty’s Regular Forces, the Player must first obtain the consent of his Association secretary before signing a registration form to play for a Club.

Not applicable to the Dorset Youth Football League

(iv)    Each Team must have the following number of Players registered by 15th July before the start of each Playing Season:

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

A8   (B)     A player who is properly released back to community football under the terms of the F.A. regulation 5.9.1 and 5.9.5ii may apply to become eligible to play in the Dorset Youth Football League. He or she will become eligible when both the release in writing by the Director of the Academy is received by the Registrations Secretary and the player’s registration card is received by the Club Secretary.

(C)    A child who has not attained the age of 6 shall not play, and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play, in a match of any kind.

The relevant age for each Player is determined by his or her age as at midnight on 31 August of the relevant Playing Season i.e. children who are aged 6 as at midnight on 31 August in a Playing Season (together with those who attain the age of 6 during the Playing Season) will be classed as Under 7 Players for that Playing Season. Children who are aged 7 as at midnight on 31 August in a Playing Season will be classed as Under 8 Players for that Playing Season, and so on.

Notwithstanding the above, a child is permitted to play up in the age group above his or her chronological age group, irrespective of any changes of format or competition structure, save that a child who attains the age of 6 after 31 August is permitted to play only in the Under 7 age group, and may not play in the Under 8 age group, for that Playing Season.

The age groups that children are eligible to play in are set out in the table below, along with the permitted football formats for each of those age groups. Children shall not play, and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play, in a match between sides of more than the stated number of players, according to their age group:

 

Age on 31 August of the relevant Playing Season

A8   (C)    The Laws of the Game may be modified in their application for matches for players of under 16 years of age, for women footballers, for veteran footballers (over 35 years) and for players with disabilities.

Any or all the following modifications are permissible:

(a)     the size of the field of play

(b)     the size, weight and material of ball

(c)     the width between the goalposts and the height of the crossbar from the ground

(d)     the duration of the periods of play

(e)     substitutions

*   If a pitch is to be provided for U13 or U14, it is recommended that 7 x 21 goalposts are provided. However, it should be noted that 8 x 24 would also be acceptable as not all sites will be able to provide specifically for this age group.

(D)    A fee as set out in the Fees Tariff shall be paid by each Club/Team for each Player registered, if applicable.

Not applicable to the Dorset Youth Football League

(E)    The Management Committee shall decide all registration disputes.

In the event of a Player signing a registration form or having a registration submitted for more than one Club priority of registration shall decide for which Club the Player shall be registered. The Registrations Secretary shall notify the Club last applying to register the Player of the fact of the previous registration.

A8   (E)     Should either of the Clubs in connection with the dispute have members on the Management Committee, the said members shall not participate in any discussions connected with the dispute unless invited.

The decision of the Management Committee shall be final.

(F)    It shall be deemed a breach of these Rules for a Player to :-

(i)      Play for more than one Club in the Competition in the same Playing Season without first being transferred.

(ii)     Having signed for one Club in the Competition, sign for another Club in the Competition in that Playing Season, except for the purpose of a transfer.

(iii)     Submit a signed registration form for registration that the Player had wilfully neglected to accurately or fully complete.

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(G)    (i)      The Management Committee shall have the power to accept the registration of any Player subject to the provisions of clauses (ii) and (iii) below.

(ii)     The Management Committee shall have power to refuse, cancel or suspend the registration of any Player, the exercise of such power being without prejudice to the Management Committee’s ability to fine a Club at its discretion (in accordance with the Fines Tariff) that has been charged and found guilty of registration irregularities (subject to Rule 16).

(iii)     The Management Committee shall also have the power to refuse or cancel the registration of any Player charged and found guilty of undesirable conduct, such refusal or cancellation being subject to the right of appeal to the Sanctioning Authority. Where the Management Committee does not have enough information to enable it to make a decision pursuant to the above power, it may apply, in its absolute discretion, to the Sanctioning Authority or The FA for further information.

Undesirable conduct shall mean an incident of repeated proven misconduct, which may deter a Participant from being involved in this Competition.

(iv)    For a Player who has previously had a registration removed in accordance with clause (iii) but has a registration accepted at the expiry of exclusion will be considered to be under a probationary period of 12 months. Whilst under a probationary period, should the Player commit a further act of proven misconduct under the jurisdiction of the Competition, (excluding standard dismissals), the Competition would be empowered to consider a further charge of bringing the Competition into disrepute.

(Note: Action under Clause (iii) shall only be taken against a Player in cases of the Player bringing the Competition into disrepute and will in any event be subject to an appeal to the Sanctioning Authority or The FA. All decisions must include the period of restriction. For the purpose of this Rule, bringing the Competition into disrepute can only be considered where the Player has received in excess of 112 days’ suspension, or 10 matches in match based discipline, in any competition (and is not restricted to the Competition) in a period of two years or less from the date of the first offence.)

 

 

(H)    Subject to compliance with FA Rule C 2(a) when a Club wishes to register a Player who is already registered with another Club it shall submit a transfer form to the Competition accompanied by a fee as set out in the Fees Tariff. Such transfer shall be referred by the Competition to the Club for which the Player is registered. Should this Club object to the transfer it should state its objections in writing to the Competition and to the Player concerned within 7 days of receipt of the notification. Upon receipt of the Club’s consent, or upon its failure to give written objection within 7 days, the Registrations Secretary may, on behalf of the Management Committee, transfer the Player who shall be deemed eligible to play for the new Club from such date after receipt of such transfer.

In the event of an objection to a transfer the matter shall be referred to the Management Committee for a decision.

(I)      A player may only transfer between 1st October and 31st January in any season, except by special permission of the Management Committee.

New players may register for the current season up to the 31st March, this does not apply to players who transfer.

A8   (I)      The Club, the player wishes to transfer to shall :-

(i)      Give the club that the player is currently registered with 7 days’ Notice of Approach, copied to the Registrations Secretary.

(ii)     Request a Transfer Form from the Registrations Secretary.

(iii)     Get the Transfer Form completed by the Current and New Club.

(iv)    Return the Transfer Form, current Registration and new Registration card to the Registrations Secretary, with an S.A.E.

Where a player has registered for a team that has withdrawn, the transfer fee will be waived.

In the event of an objection to a transfer, the matter shall be referred to the Management Committee for a decision.

(J)     A Club shall keep a list of the Players it registers and a record of the games in which they have played, and shall produce such records upon demand by the Management Committee.

In the event a Club has more than one Team in an age group, each Team must be clearly identifiable but not designated ‘A’ or ‘B’ or 1st or 2nd. In such cases, Players will be registered for one Team only. A Player so registered will be allowed to play for his Club in a younger or older age group within the provisions of Rule 8(C).

(K)    A register containing the names of all Players registered for each Club, with the date of registration, shall be kept by the Registrations Secretary and shall be open to the inspection of any duly appointed member Club representative at all Management Committee meetings or at other times mutually arranged. Registrations are valid for one Playing Season only.

In the event of a Non Contract Player changing his status to that of a Contract Player with the same Club, another Club in the Competition or with a Club in another Competition his registration as a Non Contract Player will automatically be cancelled and declared void unless the Club conforms to the exception detailed in Rule 8(B)(i).

(L)     A Player shall not be eligible to play for a Team in any special championship, promotion or relegation deciding match (as specified in Rule 12(A)) unless the Player has played four league games for that Team in this Competition in the current Playing Season.

A8     (L)     In the case of matches being replayed owing to breaches of the rules only those players who were eligible on the day of the original match shall be allowed to play in the replayed match, subject to consideration of the Management Committee. Such matches shall be played on dates to be arranged by the League Secretary.

(M)    (i)      Subject to Rule 8(M)(ii), any Club found to have played an ineligible Player in a match or matches where points are awarded shall have the points gained from that match deducted from its record, up to a maximum of 12 points, and have levied upon it a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(ii)     The Management Committee may vary the sanction as relates to the deduction of points set out at Rule 8(M)(i) only in circumstances where the ineligibility is due to the failure to obtain an International Transfer Certificate or where the ineligibility is related to the Player’s status.

(iii)     Where a Club is found to have played an ineligible player in accordance with Rule 8(M)(i) above, the Management Committee may also, at its discretion:

Award the points available in the Competition Match in question to the opponents, subject to the Competition Match not being ordered to be replayed;

Levy penalty points against the Club in default; or

Order that such match or matches be replayed (on such terms as are decided by the Management Committee).

The following Clause applies to Competitions involving Players in full-time secondary education :-

(N)    (i)      Priority must be given at all times to school and school organisations activities. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(ii)     The availability of children must be cleared with the head teachers (except for Sunday Competitions).

(iii)     A child under the age of 15 as at midnight on 31 August in a Playing Season, shall not be permitted to play in a Competition Match during that Playing Season where any other Player is older or younger than that child by two years or more.

CLUB COLOURS AND CLUB NAME

9.    (A)     Every Club must register the colour of its shirts and shorts with the General Secretary by July 1st who shall decide as to their suitability.

Goalkeepers must wear colours which distinguish them from other Players and the Match Officials.

No Player, including the goalkeeper, shall be permitted to wear black or very dark shirts.

Any Team not being able to play in its normal colours as registered with the Competition shall notify its opponents the colours in which they will play (including the colours of the goalkeeper jersey) at least three (3) days before the match.

If, in the opinion of the referee, two Teams have the same or similar colours, the away Team shall make the change. Should a Team delay the scheduled time of kick-off for a Competition Match by not having a change of colours they shall be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

Shirts must be numbered.

(B)    Any Club wishing to change its name must obtain permission from the Sanctioning Authority and from the Management Committee. Any Club wishing to change its colours during the Playing Season must obtain permission from the Management Committee. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

PLAYING SEASON, CONDITIONS OF PLAY, TIMES OF KICK-OFF

POSTPONEMENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

10.  (A)     All Competition Matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as determined by the International Football Association Board or, for Mini-Soccer, and 9v9 football, the Rules as set down by The FA.

Clubs must take all reasonable precautions to keep their Grounds in a playable condition. All Competition Matches shall be played on pitches deemed suitable by the Management Committee. If through any fault of the home Team a match has to be replayed, the Management Committee shall have power to order the venue to be changed.

The Management Committee shall have power to decide whether a pitch and/or facilities are suitable for matches in the Competition and to order the Club concerned to play its fixtures on another ground.

Football Turf Pitches are allowed in this Competition. All Football Turf Pitches used must be on The FA’s Register of Football Turf Pitches and must be tested (by an accredited test institute) every 3 years and the results passed to The FA. The FA will give a decision on the suitability for use and add the pitch to the Register.

The home Club is also responsible for advising Participants of footwear requirements when confirming match arrangements in accordance with Rule 10(C).

See Appendix “D” for guidance notes on the use of Football Turf Pitches (3G / 4G Artificial Pitches) in DYFL matches.

All matches shall have a duration as set out below unless a shorter time is mutually arranged by the two Clubs in consultation with the referee prior to the commencement of the match, and in any event shall be of equal halves.

Matches should be played in accordance with the Laws appropriate to the relevant age group, as laid down by The FA, as detailed below.

For round robin/trophy events, the maximum duration of play per half cannot be exceeded, but the minimum duration of play per half may be adjusted.

For trophy events, the Competition may award mementos.

The times of kick-off shall be fixed at the AGM and can only be altered by the mutual consent of the two competing Clubs prior to the scheduled date of the match with written notification given to the League Secretary at least seven (7) days prior.

Referees must order matches to commence at the appointed time and must report all late starts to the League Secretary.

The home Team must provide goal nets, corner flags and at least two footballs fit for play and the referee shall make a report to the League Secretary if the footballs are unsuitable. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

A10 (A)     See Appendix “B” for guidance notes on the use of Football Turf Pitches in DYFL matches.

Prior to the commencement of the season each Club shall register the location of its pitch(es) with the General Secretary and the location shall not be changed thereafter without prior notification to the General Secretary.

The ground shall should have the following basic facilities:-

(i)      Covered changing accommodation for Players and Match Officials.

(ii)     Access to Toilets including W.C.

The Home Club must contact their League Secretary before any match is played on any Pitch that is not their home ground, as registered under this Rule.

The Competition will be played on Sundays with a kick-off time of 2.00pm, this time is ONLY a guideline and can be changed depending on the availability pitches etc.

(B)    Except by permission of the Management Committee all Competition Matches must be played on the dates originally fixed but priority shall be given to The FA and parent County Association Cup Competitions. All other matches must be considered secondary. Clubs may mutually agree to bring forward a match with the consent of the League Secretary. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

In the case of a revised fixture date, the Clubs must be given by the Competition 5 clear days’ notice of the match (unless otherwise mutually agreed).

A10 (B)     Teams must expect to be allocated fixtures on every Sunday in the Season.

A team requiring release from a fixture on a specific date must notify the appropriate League Secretary in writing at least three weeks prior to the requested date.

Such requests will be treated on merit and release is not automatically guaranteed and will not be given on more than two occasions during the season.

(C)    An Officer of the home Club must give notice of full particulars of the location of, and access to, the group and time of kick-off to the Match Officials and the secretary of the opposing Club at least five (5) clear days prior to the playing of the match. If not so provided, the away Club shall seek such details and report the circumstances to the Competition. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(D)    The minimum number of Players that will constitute a Team for a Competition Match is as follows:

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(E)     (i)      In Competitions where points are awarded home and away matches shall be played. In the event of a Club failing to keep its engagement the Management Committee shall have the power to impose a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff), deduct points from the defaulting Club, award the points from the match in question to the opponents, order the defaulting Club to pay any expenses incurred by the opponents or otherwise deal with them except the award of goals. Notwithstanding the foregoing home and away provision, the Management Committee shall have power to order a match to be played on a neutral ground or on the opponent’s Ground if they are satisfied that such action is warranted by the circumstances.

(ii)     Any Club unable to fulfil a fixture or where a fixture has been postponed for any reason must, without delay, give notice to the League Secretary, the Competition Referees Appointments Secretary, the secretary of the opposing Club and the Match Officials.

(iii)     In the event of a match not being played or abandoned owing to causes over which neither Club has control, it shall be played in its entirety on a date to be mutually agreed by the two Clubs and approved by the Management Committee. Failing such agreement and notification to the League Secretary within 7 days the Management Committee shall have the power to order the match to be played on a named date or on or before a given date.

Providing gate money is taken and retained the visiting Club shall receive their actual standard class rail or bus fares or the equivalent for [ ] persons, or car allowance at [ ] p per mile for transporting [ ] persons, or hire charge of a coach (receipt to be submitted). The residue (if any) to be equally divided between the two Clubs after deducting the cost of advertising, printing, posting, police and Match Officials charges. The home Club shall take the whole of the proceeds of the second match.

Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(iv)    The Management Committee shall review all matches abandoned in cases where it is consequent upon the conduct of either or both Teams. Where it is to the advantage of the Competition and does no injustice to either Club, the Management Committee shall be empowered to order the score at the time of the abandonment to stand. In all cases where the Management Committee are satisfied that a match was abandoned owing to the conduct of one Team or its Club member(s) they shall be empowered to award the points for the match to the opponent. No fine(s) can be applied by the Management Committee for an abandoned match.

(v)     The Management Committee shall review any match that has taken place where either or both Teams were under a suspension imposed upon them by The FA or Affiliated Association. In each case the Team that was under suspension would be dealt with in the same manner as if they had participated with ineligible players in accordance with Rule 8(M)(i) above. Where both Teams were under suspension the match must be declared null and void and shall not be replayed.

A10 (E)     All League fixtures must be played in accordance with the fixture list except in the event of the following:

(a)     Unfit ground (as decided by the Official Referee, local authority or club responsible for the ground)

The League Secretary must be informed immediately.

(b)     County Cup Ties

(c)     Other County Cup Ties

(d)     Two or more players or one goalkeeper selected for a County or Dorset Youth League Representative Match.

The League may suspend the Competition in the event of adverse weather.

(i)        Notice of postponement of any match must be given without delay by the team postponing to the League Secretary and the opposing team. Any team failing to comply with this rule will incur a fine as shown in the Fines Tariff.

(ii)        The postponement proforma must be in the hands of the League Secretary within three working days of the notice of the postponement. Failing to comply with this rule will incur a fine as shown in the Fines Tariff.

(F)    A Club may at its discretion and in accordance with the Laws of the Game use substitute Players in any match in this Competition.

For Under 11s - Under 16s – up to 5 may be selected from 5 substitute Players. A Player who has been substituted becomes a substitute and may replace any Player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of Association Football.

In Youth Football only, the referee shall be informed of the names of the substitutes not later than 15 minutes before the start of the match and a Player not so named may not take part in the match.

A Player who has been selected, appointed or named as a substitute before the start of the match but does not actually play in the game shall not be considered to have been a Player in that game within the meaning of Rule 8 of this Competition.

(G)    The half time interval shall be of 10 minutes’ duration, but it shall not exceed 15 minutes. The half time interval may only be altered with the consent of the Match Officials.

(H)    The Teams taking part in Youth Football shall identify a Team captain who shall wear an armband and shall have a responsibility to offer support in the management of the on-field discipline of his/her teammates. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

REPORTING RESULTS

11.  (A)     The League Secretary must receive within 3 days of the date played, the result of each Competition Match in the prescribed manner. This must include the forename(s) and surname of the Team Players (in block letters) and also the referee markings required by Rule 13, or any other information required by the Competition. Failure to do so will incur a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

A11 (A)     The Referee and Opposing Team Manager will be marked out of 100. Goal scorers are to be with an X.

When a club considers that the Referee or Opposition Team Manager has discharged his/her duties unsatisfactorily and awards a mark of 50 or less a detailed report must be sent to the League Secretary with the team sheet by the Team Manager, with the permission of the Club Secretary. Failure to comply with this rule shall incur a fine as shown in the Fines Tariff.

(B)    The Home Club/both Clubs shall telephone, SMS or email the result of each match to the League Secretary by 5.30pm on the day of the match except in the case of an evening match when the time will be 9.00pm. Clubs in default shall be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(C)    The match result notification, correctly completed, shall be signed by an Officer of the Club, or as prescribed by the Competition. Failure to do so will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(D)    The Competition and Clubs are permitted to collect but NOT publish results or any grading tables for fixtures involving Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 9s, Under 10s, and Under11s. Any Competition failing to abide by this Rule will be dealt with by the Sanctioning Authority, and any Club failing to abide by this Rule will be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff). The Competition and Clubs are permitted to collect and publish results for trophy events.

(E)    The Competition may require a Club to confirm that a set fixture has been played. A fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff) may be imposed for a breach of this Rule.

DETERMINING CHAMPIONSHIP AND RELEGATION

12.  (A)     In Competitions where points are awarded, Team rankings within the Competition will be decided by points with three points to be awarded for a win and one point for a drawn match. The Teams gaining the highest number of points in their respective divisions at the conclusion shall be adjudged the winners. Matches must not be played for double points.

In the event of two or more Teams being equal on points Team rankings may be determined by deciding match(es) played under conditions determined by the Management Committee, or the position shared.

(B)    Automatic promotion and relegation shall be applied for the first two and last two Teams in each division except as provided for hereunder, subject to the provisions of Rule 2(B).

(i)      Should one or more Teams withdraw from any one division after the fixtures have commenced an equal number of Teams to those withdrawing in that division shall not be automatically relegated.

(ii)     Vacancies occurring after the conclusion of the Playing Season may be filled in any of the following ways:

(a)     retention of otherwise relegated Team(s);

(b)     additional promotion of the next ranked Team(s) from the division below; or

(c)     election

(iii)       The last Team in the lowest division shall retire, but be eligible for re-election except as below, and be subject to the conditions of paragraph (B)(i) above.

(iv)      Should either or both of the leading Teams in any of the divisions have a Team in the next higher division, promotion shall fall, at the discretion of the General Meeting, to the next highest Team or Teams in the division concerned.

(v)       Should either or both of the relegated Teams in any of the divisions have a Team in the next lower division, relegation shall fall, at the discretion of the General Meeting, to the next lowest Team or Teams in the division concerned.

A12 (B)     All matters of promotion and relegation, including the filling of vacancies shall be dealt with by the Management Committee on the recommendation of the Competition Officers and League Secretaries

(C)    In the event of a Team not completing 75% of its fixtures for the Playing Season all points obtained by or recorded against such defaulting Team shall be expunged from the Competition table.

REFEREES

13.  (A)     Registered referees (and assistant referees where approved by The FA or County FA) for all Competition Matches shall be appointed in a manner approved by the Management Committee and by the Sanctioning Association(s).

A13 (A)     Clubs shall not reject any Appointed Match Official made by the Referees’ Appointments Secretary

(B)    In cases where there are no officially appointed Match Officials in attendance the Clubs shall agree upon a referee. An individual thus agreed upon shall, for that game, have the full powers, status and authority of a registered referee.

A13 (B)     Team Managers are not to act as a Referee.

(C)    Where assistant referees are not appointed each Team shall provide a Club assistant referee. Failure to do so will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff) being imposed on the defaulting Club.

A13 (C)    Each team will provide suitable Assistant Referee flags, failure to do so will result in a fine, as shown in the Fines Tariff.

(D)    The appointed referee shall have power to decide as to the fitness of the Ground in all matches and the decision shall be final subject to either in the case of a ground of a Local Authority or the owners of a Ground, the representative of that body is the sole arbiter and whose decision must be accepted.

(E)    Subject to any limits/provisions laid down by the Sanctioning Association, Match Officials appointed under this Rule shall be paid their fees and expenses in accordance with the Fees Tariff.

Match Officials will be paid their fees and/or expenses by the home Club unless otherwise ordered by the Management Committee. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(F)    In the event of a match not being played because of circumstances over which the Clubs have no control, the Match Officials, if present, shall be entitled to full fee plus expenses/half fee plus expenses/expenses only. Where a match is not played owing to one Club being in default, that Club shall be ordered to pay the Match Officials, if they attend the Ground, their full fee and expenses. Failure to comply with the Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(G)    A referee not keeping his or her engagement, and failing to give a satisfactory explanation as to their non-appearance, may be reported to the Association with which he or she is registered.

(H)    Each Club shall, in a manner prescribed from time to time by The FA, award marks to the referee for each match and the name of the referee and the marks awarded shall be submitted to the Competition on the prescribed form provided. Clubs failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff) or dealt with as the Management Committee shall determine.

(I)      The Competition shall keep a record of the markings and, on the form provided by the prescribed date each Playing Season, shall submit a summary to The FA/County FA.

(J)     The referee shall submit a report form, supplied by the Competition, giving the result of the match, the number of Players in each Team and the time of kick-off to the Referees Appointments Secretary within two days of the match.

(K)    Match Officials shall be supplied, each Playing Season, with a copy of the Competition Rules free of charge.

(L)     Match Officials shall have undertaken a RESPECT briefing offered by the County FA.

CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP OR WITHDRAWAL OF A CLUB

14.  (A)     Any Club wishing to resign from the Competition must do so at least 14 days before the AGM. Failure to do so will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(B)    The Management Committee shall have the discretion to deal with a Team being unable to start or complete its fixtures for a Playing Season, including but not limited to, issuing a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(C)    In addition to the powers of the Management Committee pursuant to Rule 5(I), in the event of a member Club failing to discharge all its financial obligations to the Competition in excess of £50, the Management Committee are empowered to refer the debt under The FA Football Debt Recovery provisions.

PROTESTS AND COMPLAINTS

15.  (A)     (i)      All questions of eligibility, qualifications of Players or interpretations of the Rules shall be referred to the Management Committee or a sub-committee duly appointed by the Management Committee.

(ii)     Objections relevant to the dimensions of the pitch, goals, flag posts or other facilities of the venue will not be entertained by the Management Committee unless a protest is lodged with the referee before the commencement of the match.

(B)    Except in cases where the Management Committee decide that there are special circumstances, protests and complaints (as set out more fully at Rule 15(A) above) (which must contain full particulars of the grounds upon which they are founded) must be lodged in duplicate with the General Secretary within 14 days (excluding Sundays) of the match or occurrence to which they refer. A protest or complaint shall not be withdrawn except by permission of the Management Committee. A member of the Management Committee who is a member of any Club involved shall not be present (except as a witness or representative of his Club) when such protest or complaint is being determined.

(C)    No protest of whatever kind shall be considered by the Management Committee unless the complaining Club shall have deposited with the General Secretary a sum in accordance with the Fees Tariff. This may be forfeited in whole or in part in the event of the complaining or protesting Club losing its case. The Competition shall have power to order the defaulting Club or the Club making a losing or frivolous protest or complaint to pay the expenses of the inquiry or to order that the costs to be shared by the parties.

(D)    All parties to a protest or complaint must receive a copy of the submission and must be afforded an opportunity to make a statement at least 7 days prior to the protest or complaint being heard.

(i)      All parties must have received 14 days’ notice of the hearing should they be instructed to attend.

(ii)     Should a Club elect to state its case in person then they should forward a deposit of £25 and indicate such when forwarding the written response.

(E)    If so requested by all parties concerned, the Management Committee may determine any disputes, protests, appeals, claims or complaints between two Clubs in which event both Clubs shall send a non-returnable fee. Such determination shall be final and binding upon the parties concerned. The procedure for such determination shall be determined by the Management Committee.

 

 

APPEALS

16.  Any appeal against a decision of the Management Committee must be lodged with the Sanctioning Authority within 14 days of the posting of the written notification of the decision causing the appeal, accompanied by a fee as set out in the Fees Tariff, which may be forfeited in the event of the appeal not being upheld. A copy of the appeal must also be sent to the General Secretary. The procedure for the appeal shall be determined by the Sanctioning Authority, in such respect the Sanctioning Authority may (but is not obliged to):

Invite submissions by the parties involved;

Convene a hearing to hear the appeal;

Permit new evidence; or

Impose deadlines as are appropriate.

Any appeal shall not involve a rehearing of the evidence considered by the Management Committee.

No appeal can be lodged against a decision taken at an Annual or Special General Meeting unless this is on the ground of unconstitutional conduct.

EXCLUSION OF CLUBS.OR TEAMS

MISCONDUCT, CLUBS, OFFICIALS, PLAYERS

17.  (A)     At the AGM or Special General Meeting called for the purpose in accordance with the provisions of Rule 19, notice of motion having been duly circulated on the agenda, the accredited delegates present shall have the power to exclude any Club or Team from further membership which must be supported by more than two-thirds (2/3) of those present and voting. Voting on this point shall be conducted by ballot.

(B)    At the AGM, or at a Special General Meeting called for the purpose, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 19, the accredited delegates present shall have the power to exclude from further participation in the Competition any Club or Team whose conduct has, in their opinion, been undesirable, which must be supported by more than two-thirds (2/3) of those present and voting. Voting on this point shall be conducted by ballot. A Club whose conduct is the subject of the vote being taken shall be excluded from voting.

(C)    Any Officer or member of a Club proved guilty of either a breach of Rule, other than field offences, or of inducing or attempting to induce a Player or Players of another Club in the Competition to join them shall be liable to expulsion or such penalty as a General Meeting or Management Committee may decide, and their Club shall also be liable to expulsion in accordance with the provisions of Clauses (A) and (B) of this Rule.

A17 (D)    Any club with a player who has been suspended by a County Football Association must return that player’s registration card to the Registrations Secretary within three days of the date of the commencement of the suspension with an S.A.E. to ensure its return when the player has completed his suspension.

TROPHY:- LEGAL OWNERS, CONDITIONS OF TAKING OVER,

AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED. AWARDS.

18.  (A)     The following agreement shall be signed on behalf of the winners of the Cup or Trophy:-

“We A [name]and B [name], the Chairman and Secretary of [ ] FC(Limited), members of and representing the Club, having been declared winners of [ ]Cup or Trophy, and it having been delivered to us by the Competition, do hereby on behalf of the Club jointly and severally agree to return the Cup or Trophy to the Competition Secretary on or before 1st February. If the Cup or Trophy is lost or damaged whilst under our care we agree to refund to the Competition the amount of its current value or the cost of its thorough repair.”

Failure to comply will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

(B)    At the close of each Competition awards shall be made to the winners and runners-up if the funds of the Competition permit.

A18 (B)     Teams finishing as either winners or runners-up at the close of their Competition will receive 16 trophies or medals.

Teams requiring further awards may purchase extra from the General Secretary providing payment is received with the order. The extra player(s) must have played in a minimum 50% of the matches. The Management Committee may require the League Secretaries to validate requests for extra trophies via the result sheets.

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS

19.  Upon receiving a requisition signed by two-thirds (2/3) of the Clubs in membership the General Secretary shall call a Special General Meeting.

The Management Committee may call a Special General Meeting at any time.

At least 7 days’ notice shall be given of a meeting under this Rule, together with an agenda of the business to be transacted at such meeting.

Each member Club shall be empowered to send two delegates to all Special General Meetings. Each Club shall be entitled to one vote only. Officers and Management Committee members shall be entitled to attend and vote at all Special General Meetings.

Any continuing member Club failing to be represented at a Special General Meeting without satisfactory reason being given shall be fined (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

ALTERATION TO RULES

20.  Alterations, for which consent has been given by the Sanctioning Association, shall be made to these Rules only at the AGM or at a Special General Meeting specially convened for the purpose called in accordance with Rule 19. Any alteration made during the Playing Season to the Rule relating to the qualification of Players shall not take effect until the following Playing Season.

Notice of proposed alterations to be considered at the AGM shall be submitted to the General Secretary by December in each year. The proposals, together with any proposals by the Management Committee, shall be circulated to the Clubs by April 1st and any amendments thereto shall be submitted to the General Secretary by May 1st. The proposals and proposed amendments thereto shall be circulated to Clubs with the notice of the AGM. A proposal to change a Rule shall be carried if two thirds of those present, entitled to vote and voting are in favour.

A copy of the proposed alterations to Rules to be considered at the AGM or Special General Meeting shall be submitted to the Sanctioning Authority or The FA (as applicable) fourteen days prior to the date of the meeting.

FINANCE

21.  (A)     The Management Committee shall determine with which bank or other financial institution the funds of the Competition will be lodged.

(B)    All expenditure shall be approved by the Management Committee. Cheques shall be signed by at least two Officers nominated by the Management Committee.

(C)    The financial year of the Competition will end on 30th April each year.

(D)    The books, or a certified balance sheet, of a Competition shall be prepared and shall be audited/verified annually by some suitably qualified person(s) who shall be appointed at the AGM.

A21 (E)     The Treasurer shall prepare for audit by the Hon. Auditor the Annual Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet within one month of the end of the Financial Year.

INSURANCE

22.  All Clubs must have public liability insurance cover of at least ten million pounds (£10,000,000). Failure to comply with this Rule will result in a fine (in accordance with the Fines Tariff).

DISSOLUTION

23.  (A)     Dissolution of the Competition shall be by resolution approved at a Special General Meeting by a majority of three quarters (3/4) of the members present and shall take effect from the date of the relevant Special General Meeting.

(B)    In the event of the dissolution of the Competition, the members of the Management Committee are responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Competition.

(C)    The Management Committee shall deal with any surplus assets as follows:

(i)      Any surplus assets, save for a Trophy or any other presentation, remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the Competition shall be transferred only to another Competition or Affiliated Association or The Football Association Benevolent Fund or to such other charitable or benevolent object in the locality of the Competition as determined by resolution at or before the time of winding up, and approved in writing by the Sanctioning Association.

(ii)     If a Competition is discontinued for any reason a Trophy or any other presentation shall be returned to the Donor if the conditions attached to it so provide or, if not, dealt with as the Sanctioning Association may decide.

MATCH DAY AND REGISTRATION CARD PROCEDURE

A24   (A)     Not less than fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled kick-off of a match the Registration Cards accompanied by a list of the names in shirt number order of the players intended to play in the match must be handed to the opposing Team Manager who shall retain and safeguard the Cards until returning them to the opposing Team manager not more than fifteen minutes after the conclusion of the match.

It is the Team Managers responsibility to check the validity of the opposing Team’s players and substitutes.

Any breach of this Rule shall be deemed misconduct and shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee.

(B)    Any challenge to the eligibility of a player shall be made by the Team Manager to the Opposing Team Manager before the start of the match or after the conclusion of the match and such challenge shall be notified in writing to the League Secretary on the day of the match, and then in writing to be received by the General Secretary within three days of the match being played.

If the challenge is proven, then the Management Committee will apply Rule 8M(i).

(C)    In the event of the Registration Cards being unavailable for exchange prior to the match the non-offending team may, at its discretion, refuse to play the match.

Both Clubs shall notify the occurrence to the League Secretary prior to the commencement of the match, and then in writing to be received by the League Secretary within three days.

The offending club shall be liable to a fine as shown in the Fines Tariff, in addition to any other rule.

(D)    The League shall require all players and club officials to have signed the FA’s Respect Codes of Conduct and produce these if so requested by the League Management Committee.

(E)    Prior to each match, the participating teams and officials shall conduct the RESPECT handshake. Participating teams are to offer ‘three cheers’ and/or handshakes to the opposing team after the match.

(F)    Each home club shall make arrangements for the provision of designated areas for spectators. This area can be marked by an additional painted line, the use of cones, a roped off area or use of a temporary spectator barrier.

The area for spectators should start two metres from the touchline on both sides of the pitch.

Each area should run the full length of the pitch.

It is recognised, however, that the alignment of some public pitches does not allow for this arrangement in which case other appropriate arrangements should be made.

APPENDIX “A”

FA RULES

C2     The term ‘current season’ means 1st July to the following 31st May inclusive.

C2a   Regulations Concerning Approaches

Players who are not under written contract to a Club may be registered with a number of Clubs at any time, subject to the following provisions and those of the Competitions in which they play:

(i)      Competitions sanctioned by the Football Association under Regulation 3 of the ‘Regulations for the Sanction and Control of Leagues and Competitions’ may make their own regulations for the approach of players between clubs of the competition.

(Note: Regulation 3 refers to competitions that span three or more County FA boundaries and are therefore sanctioned by the Football Association itself.)

(ii)     During the current season any Club wishing to approach a Player known to be registered with and having played for any other Club must give to the Secretary of each such Club seven (7) days, formal written notice of the intention to approach the Player. Formal written notice of approach to be given by:

(a)     a Saturday club only to all Saturday clubs

(b)     a Sunday club only to all Sunday clubs

(c)     a midweek club only to all midweek clubs

(iii)     The written notice must be sent by Special Delivery or Recorded Delivery or a written acknowledgement otherwise obtained from the Secretary or Chairman of the Club approached. Facsimile or email transmission may be used provided a receipt of acknowledgement is also obtained.

(iv)    Following the date of posting of the written notice of approach or receipt of acknowledgement:

(a)     the Player may be registered on or after the eighth (8th) day and

(b)     the Player must have been registered on or before the twenty-first (21st) day.

(v)     The approaching Club:

(a)     may not approach the same Player a second time in the same playing season

(b)     may only approach one (1) Player at a Club at any time subject to Rule C2(a) (ix) below and

(c)     may not approach another Player at the same Club within twenty-eight (28) days of an earlier notice of approach acknowledgement

(vi)    If an approach is made by a Player to another Club during the current season, that Club shall give the Club(s) for which the Player is known to be registered and has played, seven (7) days’ notice of approach as set out in Rule C2(a) (i) to (v) above before registering the Player.

(vii)   A Club which is the subject of a complaint alleging failure to give notice in accordance with this Rule may be subject to a charge of misconduct by the relevant County Football Association under FA Rule E1 (b).

(viii)   A Club proved to have breached the provisions of this Rule may have its current registration of the Player cancelled and be subject to such other penalty as The Association or appropriate Affiliated Association deems appropriate, in accordance relevant regulations of The Association from time to time in force; and

(ix)    During the current season a maximum of two (2) Players may be approached in the manner described above if invited to trial at a licensed Academy or “Centre of Excellence” of The Association, The FA Premier League or The Football League.

C2b   Conditions

(i)      A currently registered Player shall not be allowed to register with another Club without first satisfying the Club Officials of the intended Club that all reasonable financial and other liabilities have been discharged to the Club or Clubs with which the Player is or was known to be registered in the current and previous season.

(ii)     A Player approached on or after the 1st May in the current season may not play in competitive football for the Club making the approach until the commencement of the following season.

APPENDIX “B”

GOAL POST AND PITCH SIZES

Rule 10A of the Standard Code of Rules for Youth (SCORY) Competitions which is used as a basis for the Dorset Youth Football League (DYFL) rules allows the use 3G and 4G artificial pitches.

They are referred to Football Turf Pitches and are allowed in the Competition providing they meet the required performance standards and are listed on the FA’s Register of Football Turf Pitches. A list of approved pitches can be found on the Football Association’s web site (TheFA.com) on the following page 3g.thefa.me.uk.

The pitch must be tested (by an accredited test institute) every three years and the results passed to The FA. The FA will give a decision on the suitability for use and add the pitch to the Register.

When a game is scheduled to be played on a Football Turf Pitch, the home Club is also responsible for advising participants of footwear requirements when confirming match arrangements in accordance with Rule 10(D).

In additional to these standard requirements, the DYFL also requires that the following actions are taken

a)      The Home Club must contact their League Secretary before any match is played on a Football Turf Pitch that is not their home ground, as registered under Rule A10(A).

b)      Before the match commences, the area must be safe -

(i)      All surplus equipment (i.e. spare goal posts) MUST be removed.

(ii)     Guide Ropes for any netting must be taken down

(iii)     Corner Posts must be in place

(iv)    The size of the goal posts and pitch must meet the criteria as specified in Rule 8(C).

 

 

APPENDIX “C”

LEAGUE BOUNDARY

Dorset Youth League Cup

Competition Rules

1.      Management

The entire control and management of these Competitions shall be vested in the Management Committee of Dorset Youth Football League.

2.      Title

Each Cup shall be named appropriately, and shall not become the property of any one club.

U11   -   Dorset Youth League Cup

U12   -   Dorset Youth League Cup

U13   -   Dorset Youth League Cup

U14   -   Dorset Youth League Cup

U15   -   Dorset Youth League Cup

U16   -   Dorset Youth League Cup

3.      Trustee

The Secretary of the League for the time being shall be, to all intents and purposes, the legal holder of the Cup in trust for the League.

4.      Eligibility of Clubs

The competitions for the cup shall be annual and open to all Clubs who are affiliated to the Dorset Youth Football League, subject to approval of the Management Committee.

5.      Qualification of Players

a)      A player must be registered with the team for which he/she proposes to play at least seven (7) clear days previous to the Cup Tie (see also Rule 5e below)

b)      A player shall not in the same Season play for more than one competing team.

c)      In case of replayed and postponed matches, only players shall be allowed to play who were eligible on the date of the original match.

d)      Provided he/she is otherwise eligible, a player who has been suspended may play in postponed, drawn, or replayed Cup Ties after the term of his/her suspension has expired.

e)      No player shall be eligible to play in the Semi-Final or Final Tie unless he/she is a registered player of his/her team at least seven (7) clear days before the original date set for the Semi-Final Ties.

f)       Opposing teams in the Cup Tie shall exchange Team Sheets and Registration cards at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the match. The team sheet will be kept by the opposing team.

g)      Each Team may use a maximum of five (5) substitutes in any of the Cup Competitions, providing that they do not substitute for player who have been dismissed from the field of play by the Referee. A maximum of five (5) substitutes shall be named to the Referee at least 15 minutes prior to kick off and shall be subject to the authority and jurisdiction of the Referee whether called upon to play or not. Unless a substitute actually plays, his/her Cup Eligibility will not be affected. A player who has been substituted himself/herself becomes a substitute and may replace another player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of the Association Football.

h)      Any team found guilty of playing an ineligible player shall be removed from the Competition.

i)       Under 16 - Under 16 years but over 14 years as at midnight 31 August

Under 15 - Under 15 years but over 13 years as at midnight 31 August

Under 14 - Under 14 years but over 12 years as at midnight 31 August

Under 13 - Under 13 years but over 11 years as at midnight 31 August

Under 12 - Under 12 years but over 10 years as at midnight 31 August

Under 11 - Under 11 years but over 9 years as at midnight 31 August

6.      Registered Players

All players must be registered to the team of which they are competing for.

7.      Particulars of Ground

The ground shall be subject to the approval of the Management Committee.

The field of play must be clearly defined as in Law 1.

Artificial Football Turf pitches are allowed in these Competitions providing they meet the required performance standards and are listed on the FA’s Register of 3G (Third Generation) Football Turf pitches. To meet the criteria a Football Turf pitch must pass a test every three (3) years as defined in the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf.

The home team is responsible for advising their opponents and Match Referee of limitations or recommendations on the types of boot or stud that may be used on the surface when confirming the match details.

All other Competitions Facility criteria shall still apply to this Competition as does the pitch and goal size.

All line markings shall be in accordance with the Laws of Association Football.

The recommended pitch size for 9v9 football is 80x50 yards, goals being 16 or 21 feet x 7 feet for the Under 11 and Under 12s. All other age groups are 11x11.

8.      Duration of the Match

The size of the ball and duration of the match shall be:

Under 16    -   Size 5 - 40 minutes each way

Under 15    -   Size 5 - 40 minutes each way

Under 14    -   Size 4 - 35 minutes each way

Under 13    -   Size 4 - 35 minutes each way

Under 12    -   Size 4 - 30 minutes each way

Under 11    -   Size 4 - 30 minutes each way

For the games from Quarter Finals onwards, the duration of the games will be the same, in event of a tie at the end of normal time, extra time will be 10 minutes each way.

If after extra time the score is still level, the match shall be decided by kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with International Board decisions.

Both teams shall take up to five (5) kicks. If after both teams have taken five (5) kicks there is no clear winner, then the competition becomes “sudden death”

9.      Colours

Teams shall provide their players with individually number shirts. In the event of two teams having the same or similar colours the visiting team shall make some distinctive change. No team shall wear colours that clash with the referee, who should wear black.

In the event of two teams playing upon a neutral ground the team drawn first shall have choice of colours.

The home team should notify the opponents of their colours at least seven (7) days before the match.

10.    Draws

a)      Order of the Procedure. The names of the teams entered the Competitions shall be placed by the Management Committee in one or more lots and shall be drawn for each Group for the Group stages.

b)      Date of the Matches

The Management Committee shall fix dates for the Group Stages and the matches must be completed by March. The Management Committee shall fix dates for the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals which will take place in April and for Final ties which will take place in May.

c)      A tie which is not played owing to an unfit ground as decided by the Official Referee, Local Authority or Club responsible for the ground will be replayed.

d)      Final Venues will be arranged by the Dorset Youth Football League.

e)      Choice of Ground

Unless otherwise mutually agreed, the team drawn first shall have home advantage.

11.    Team refusing to play

a)      Any team refusing or failing to play a team which it has been drawn against, upon the day without sufficient reason for doing so, shall be adjudged to have lost the match and the points will be awarded to the opposition and shall be liable to such fine as may be imposed by the Management Committee.

b)      Scratching

Any team intending to scratch must give information of their intention to do so to the League Secretary and opposing team not less than seven (7) clear days before the date fixed for playing the tie and in default the Management Committee shall have the power to punish such offending team in the manner they think fit. Any team scratching shall be liable to such penalty as may be imposed by the Management Committee.

12     Time of Starting Matches

All matches will kick off at 2pm, in the event of any variations, permission must be given by the League Secretaries and mutually agreed. It is the duty of the home team to notify match officials, the visiting team of match particulars i.e. ground, colours and kick off time at least five (5) clear days before the match. Teams failing to notify the visiting team and/or match officials shall be fined.

13     Results of Ties

Teams shall telephone, email or text the result of the ties to the League Secretary within three (3) hours of the completion of the match. The result sheet and opposing team sheet should then be sent to the League Secretary with three (3) days of the date on which the match was played. Teams failing to comply with this rule shall pay a fine.

14     Referee and Assistant Referees

a)      Unless a referee is appointed by Dorset Youth Football League, it is the responsibility of the home team to provide the referee. Each team must supply a linesman (who should not be the manager of the team) and linesman flags.

b)      The referee (whether qualified and registered or not) shall report to the Secretary of the Dorset County Football Association all details of misconduct relating to:

i)       Sending Off Offenses

ii)       Caution Offenses

iii)      Misconduct by players after the Match has ended

iv)     Misconduct by Club Officials

v)      Misconduct by Spectators

The official report forms are available from the County Office

15     Protests

a)      Protests which must disclose grounds of same, must be intimated to the Secretary of the opposing Club and lodged, in duplicate with the League Secretary within seven (7) days of the match being played accompanied by a deposit of £25, which may be forfeited at the discretion of the Management Committee should they consider the protest trivial or groundless.

b)      Any objections relative to the pitch, goal posts, flag posts or other facilities at the venue must be lodged with the Referee before the start of the game and cannot be withdrawn without consent of the Management Committee.

c)      If the Management Committee shall subsequently discover that any Rule or spirit of the rule has, in their opinion been violated by mutual agreement or otherwise, by the two teams or otherwise, it shall be in the power of Management Committee to disqualify one or both from further competing in the ties, or to order the match or matches to be replayed and without any protest having been made by either or any team.

16. Voting of Management Committee

Should any member of the Management Committee be an official or member of a Club or Team concerning which there is any protest, dispute or question, the said official or member shall not be eligible to sit on the Management Committee while the said protest, dispute or question is being considered.

17. Guarantee for the Cup

When the winners of the Cup have been ascertained by match aforesaid, the Official of the League shall hand over the Cup to such winners on their subscribing a document to the following effect

“We AB the Secretary of the ............Club, and C.D, E.F and G.H members of and representing the said Club/Team, having been declared the winners of the Dorset Youth League Cup and the same having been delivered to us by the Official of the Dorset Youth Football League, do hereby, on behalf of the said Club/Team and individually and collectively engage to return the same to the Dorset Youth Football League for the time being on or before 1st March next, in like good order and condition, with the name of the said Club/Team duly engraved thereon, and undertake to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safe keeping and condition of this trophy whilst in our Possession”

Any team failing to return the cup by 1st March, as provided by the above undertaking shall be liable to a fine.

18. Honours

In addition to the cup, sixteen (16) awards shall be presented to teams in the Final Tie, A team may make application to the Management Committee to purchase not more than four additional awards.

When a player taking part in the Final Tie is ordered to leave the field of play for misconduct the award to which he may be entitled shall be presented unless the misconduct is for Violent Conduct for an assault on a match official.

The officials officiating the Final Tie shall also be presented with an award.

19. Match Balls

It shall be the duty of the Home Team to provide match balls with the exception of the Final Ties, then they will be supplied by Dorset Youth Football League

20. Powers of Management Committee

In the case of any event arising not covered by these Rules, the Management Committee shall have full power to adjudicate and deal with same.

Any appeal against a decision made by the Management Committee must follow the guidelines set in Rule 16 of the Dorset Youth Football League Rules.

Competition Format

Under 11

Before Christmas

35 teams, divided into five groups with seven teams, and each team will play six games of competitive football. Once the group stage has been completed then the teams will be placed into either the League Cup or Plate Competition which will be played after Christmas.

Round 1          6th November 2016

Round 2          13th November 2016

Round 3          20th November 2016

Round 4          27th November 2016

Round 5          4th December 2016

Round 6          11th December 2016

After Christmas

League Cup

The top three teams in each group, along with the best fourth placed team will be placed into four groups with four teams who will play three games of competitive football. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the Quarter Finals. This round will be followed by Semi Finals and a Final.

Plate Competition

The balance of the teams from the group stage will play in the plate competition comprising of 19 teams divided in three groups with five teams and one group with four teams. The League Winners will progress to play in the Semi Finals which will be followed by a Final.

Cup                     Plate

Round 1          19th Feb 2017      19th Feb 2017

Round 2          26th Feb 2017      26th Feb 2017

Round 3          5th March 2017    5th March 2017

Round 4                                      12th March 2017

Quarter Final  26th March 2017

Semi Final       30th April 2017     30th April 2017

Final                14th May 2017     14th May 2017

The Dorset Youth League Cup for the Under 12 to Under16 Age Groups will be played in “Champions League” style format. In all age groups, each team will play each other once, either home or away.

Under U12

35 teams, divided into seven groups with five teams. Group Winners and the best Runner Up will progress into the Quarter Finals. This round will be followed by Semi Finals and a Final.

Under 13

29 teams, divided into five groups with five teams and one group with four teams. Group Winners and the two best Runners Up will progress into the Quarter Finals. This round will be followed by Semi Finals and a Final.

Under 14

33 teams, divided into five groups with five teams and two groups with four teams. Group Winners and the best Runner Up will progress into the Quarter Finals. This round will be followed by Semi Finals and a Final.

Under 15

28 teams, divided into three groups with five teams and three groups with four teams. Group Winners and the two best Runners Up will progress into the Quarter Finals. This round will be followed by Semi Finals and a Final.

Under 16

22 teams, divided into two groups with five teams and three groups with four teams. Group Winners and the three best Runners Up will progress into the Quarter Finals. This round will be followed by Semi Finals and a Final.

Round 1          11th September

Round 2          16th October 2016 *

Round 3          20th November 2017 *

Round 4          22nd January 2017 *

Quarter Final  26th March 2017

Semi Final       30th April 2017

Final                14th May 2017

* matches may be moved to the following weekend depending upon County Cup fixtures.

Games not played in accordance with League Rule A10(E) will be rescheduled.

If a team calls off a game for any other reasons, then they will have been deemed to have forfeited the match and either points will be awarded to the opposition or the opposing team will progress into the next round of the competition.

 

 

FEES TARIFF

RULE NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

 MAXIMUM FEE

3(C)

ENTRY FEE

£95.00

A8 (A)

REGISTRATION CARDS

£1.00 each

8(H)

TRANSFER FORM

£10.00

13(E)

REFEREE FEES

£20.00

13(E)

ASSISTANT REFEREE FEES

£20.00

15(C), 16

PROTEST/APPEAL FEES

£25.00

FINES TARIFF

RULE NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

MAXIMUM FINE

2(B)

FAILURE TO AFFILIATE

£10.00

2(D)

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH FA INITIATIVES

£50.00

2(E)

UNAUTHORISED ENTRY OF TEAMS INTO COMPETITIONS

£10.00

3(C)

FAILURE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

£30.00

3(E)

FAILURE TO PROVIDE AFFILIATION NUMBER/DETAILS FORM

£10.00

4(E)

COMMUNICATIONS CONDUCTED BY PERSONS OTHER THAN NOMINATED OFFICERS

£25.00

5(H)

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH AN INSTRUCTION OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

£50.00

5(I)

FAILURE TO PAY A FINE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF NOTICE

£50.00

6(H)

FAILURE TO BE REPRESENTED AT AGM

£50.00

7

FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED WRITTEN AGREEMENT OR TO NOTIFY CHANGES TO SIGNATORIES

£25.00

8(A)

FAILURE TO CORRECTLY REGISTER A PLAYER

£40.00

8(B) (iv)

FAILURE TO HAVE THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PLAYERS PRIOR TO THE SEASON COMMENCING

£25.00

8(F)

SIGNING OR PLAYING FOR MULTIPLE CLUBS, OR INACCURATE COMPLETION OF A REGISTRATION FORM

£25.00

8(G) (ii)

REGISTRATION IRREGULARITIES

£50.00

8(M) (i)

PLAYING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER

£50.00

8(N) (i)

FAILURE TO GIVE PRIORITY TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

£30.00

9(A), 10(A)

DELAYING KICK OFF/NO NETS/NO CORNER FLAGS/UNSUITABLE FOOTBALLS/CHANGE OF COLOURS

£30.00

9(A)

FAILURE TO NUMBER SHIRTS

£10.00

(per shirt, up to an aggregate maximum of £30)

9(B)

FAILURE TO OBTAIN CONSENT FOR A CHANGE OF CLUB NAME AND COLOURS

£30.00

10(B)

FAILURE TO PLAY MATCHES ON THE DATE FIXED

£50.00

10(C)

FAILURE TO PROVIDE DETAILS OF A FIXTURE

£20.00

10(D)

FAILURE TO HAVE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS THAT WILL CONSTITUTE A TEAM

£0.00

10(E) (i) and (iii)

FAILURE TO PLAY FIXTURE

£50.00

A10(E) (i)

FAILURE TO GIVE NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT

£40.00

A10(E) (ii)

FAILURE TO SUBMIT POSTPONEMENT PROFORMA WITHIN 3 WORKING DAYS

£15.00

10(H)

NO CAPTAIN’S ARMBAND

£10.00

11(A) and 11(C)

LATE TEAM SHEET

£20.00

A11(A)

FAILURE TO SEND REPORT ABOUT REFEREE OR OPPOSITION MANAGER

£10.00

11(B)

FAILURE TO PROVIDE RESULT

£15.00

11(D)

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULE

£20.00

11(E)

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULE

£20.00

FINES TARIFF

RULE NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

MAXIMUM FINE

13(C)

FAILURE TO PROVIDE CLUB ASSISTANT REFEREE

£25.00

A13(E)

FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUITABLE ASSISTANT REFEREE FLAGS

£10.00

13(E)

FAILURE TO PAY MATCH OFFICIALS’ FEES AND EXPENSES

£10.00

13(F)

FAILURE TO PAY MATCH OFFICIALS WHERE A MATCH IS NOT PLAYED

£10.00

13(H)

FAILURE TO PROVIDE REFEREE’S MARK

£10.00

14(A)

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULE

£20.00

14(B)

FAILURE TO COMMENCE OR COMPLETE FIXTURES

£50.00

18(A)

FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED WRITTEN AGREEMENT REGARDING THE TROPHY

£10.00

19

FAILURE TO BE REPRESENTED AT A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

£50.00

22

FAILURE TO HAVE THE REQUIRED INSURANCE

£10.00

A24C

REGISTRATION CARDS NOT BEING AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE MATCH

£50.00