WDSL Disciplinary Guidelines

Disciplinary Committee – Guidelines 2012/13

The purpose of this committee is to streamline disciplinary procedures throughout the WDSL and ensure everyone is afforded a fair and accountable system through which all such issues are handled.

The guidelines we will use to achieve this are as follows:

  • Any player who receives 4 yellow cards in the course of the season will be suspended from playing in the next competitive match for his/her team.  The suspension will be imposed by the League and a letter will be sent by the League informing them of the suspension.
  • Should a player receive a further 2 yellow cards he/she will receive a further suspension and the Club may also be sanctioned. The suspension will be imposed by the League and a letter will be sent by the League informing them of the suspension.
  • Any player receiving a red card will be suspended from playing in the next competitive match for his/her team.  The suspension is automatic.  The player and manager/club secretary will be called to appear before the disciplinary committee as a further suspension and/or fine maybe imposed. (11 aside only).
  • Clubs will be held responsible for the behaviour of parents, supporters etc. associated with their teams. (SFAI Rule 38)
  • All correspondence relating to the alleged offence must be issued through the club secretary on official headed paper.  Failure to do this will result in that correspondence not being admissible.
  • In the event of any issue being dealt with by the Disciplinary Committee the Committee will contact the relevant club and advise them of a date and time to attend a meeting and outline any charges facing the club.
  • The Committee will read the relevant paperwork to the Club Representatives and invite comment and reply.  The decision will be forwarded to the Club by letter.
  • All decisions will be taken on the basis of what is in the referees report.
  • Any ruling taken by the disciplinary committee can be appealed to the SFAI as per SFAI rule book.
  • If a club fails to turn up when invited to a hearing the hearing shall be deemed to have happened and a decision may be taken on that basis.  Such clubs will be fined €50 for non attendance.
  • If a player fails to turn up when requested he/she will be suspended until such time as his/her club arranges and meets the disciplinary committee.  The player plus the Club official must attend.
  • All fines must be paid to the address in the letter within 21 days of the fine being posted.
  • Non payment of fines may result in relevant club’s team’s fixtures being stopped or walkovers awarded.
  • Any team guilty of playing an illegal player will be expelled from the League, incur a fine of €200 and the team/players become the property of the League as per Rule 4 (a) of the WDSL Competition Rules.

List of Fines for 2012/13

 

Offences                    Fine Parameters

                                       €Min               €Max

Red Card

      2 Yellows                10                    50

Verbals to Ref             50                    250 additional suspension may be imposed

Abusing Ref                150                  250 additional suspension may be imposed

Violent Conduct          150                  250 additional suspension may be imposed

Threatening Ref          250                  1000 additional suspension may be imposed

Racism                           250                  1000 additional suspension may be imposed

Management & Spectators

Verbals to Ref             50                    500      additional suspensions maybe imposed

Abusing Ref                150                  1000    additional suspensions maybe imposed

Violent Conduct          250                  1000    additional suspensions maybe imposed

Threatening Ref          250                  1000    additional suspensions maybe imposed

Racism                           250                  1000    additional suspensions maybe imposed

Encroachment             100                  1000    additional suspensions maybe imposed

Abusing Opposition   150                  500      additional suspensions maybe imposed

Removing Team from Pitch  0                  250      additional suspensions maybe imposed

Poor Pitch Markings   0                      20

Executive & Disciplinary Committee

Abusing Same             150                  1000

Failing to attend          0                      50

Note:        Fines for poor pitch markings and walkovers may not require a meeting.  The Fixtures Secretary’s will decide on this.