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LEAGUE RULES, INFORMATION & FINES

League Rules

Additional League Cup Rules

Rules Relating to the League’s Results Book

Example of the Blue Copy of the League's Result Book

Procedure for the Reporting of Match Results

EXAMPLE CONFIRMATION LETTER TO REFEREE / OPPONENTS

LEAGUE FINES

FIXTURES GRID

BRIEF REMINDER FOR CLUBS

Respect Codes of Conduct

Link to The FA Discipline guide

 

LEAGUE RULES

The League uses the standard rules as per the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA handbook together with the additional Blades Super Draw Sunday Sports League rules. They apply to all clubs playing in the Blades Super Draw Sunday Sports League:

Additional BLADES SUPER DRAW Sunday Sports League Rules

1.    Clubs must have changing facilities available for the Home and Away teams plus Officials both before and after the fixture. Failure to do so may result in the Club concerned being refused admission into the League.

2.    The League reserve the right to refuse or cancel the Registration of any player found guilty of serious or continuous misconduct on or off the field of play in accordance with County FA guidelines. Such action should not be taken until the matter has been dealt with by the appropriate FA.

3.    In the event of the referee being unable to complete the game, both clubs must agree on a replacement to enable the game to be completed.

4.    The last day a club can sign a new player will be the last Sunday in February. Any club wishing to sign a player after that day must apply to the league for approval before the player can play.

5.    Any club joining the League from season 2003/2004 will be subjected to a year’s probation. If the Management Committee are not satisfied with any aspect of a club’s conduct within that year, it can decline the club’s further participation in the League, subject to the normal approval by member clubs.

6.    If the Management Committee consider any club, or its members, to have brought the League into disrepute by actions on or off the field of play, or at a League sponsored event, the club and/or individuals may face appropriate sanctions from the League, including possible expulsion from the League, subject to the normal approval by member clubs. Such actions by the League will be subject to the normal County FA procedures.

7     Any club leaving the League must give their resignation to the League before 1 April.

 

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In addition to the above, the following rules apply to the League’s Cup Competition

 The General Rules and Additional Rules of the League apply to this Competition, together with the following:

7.      This Competition, is confined to Clubs in the League and is governed by the League Management Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: If more than 32 clubs are in the league, the ties for the first round of the League Cup will be drawn from the Division Two games to be played on the first Sunday of the new season. If required, Division One games due to be played that day may also be drawn to reduce the number left to 32. Any league games replaced by cup games will be re-arranged later in the season.

The fixtures on the first Sunday in October and the first Sunday in November may be used as the framework for the League Cup draw, ie teams due to have a home game will go into the home half of the cup draw, teams due to play away will go into the away half of the cup draw. Teams not sharing pitches may be moved from one half of the draw to the other if required

8.      Prior to semi-final games, matches will be played on the ground of the first drawn Club unless otherwise mutually agreed by the teams and approved by the Management Committee.

9.      In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, a maximum of 30 minutes extra-time will be played in each round.  Should the score still be level after extra-time the tie will be decided on kicks from the penalty mark. This applies in every round including the final, kicks will be taken in accordance with the current International Laws (F.I.F.A.) decision.

10.    The semi-final and Final ties will be played on neutral grounds selected by the Management Committee.

11.    The League’s Management Committee will decide the dates for the matches.

12.    Referees Fees: Each Club will pay half the Referees Fees and expenses (the home club should pay the referee the full amount and recover half from the away club). The exceptions are the semi-finals and final, which the League will pay.

13.    Any Club playing a player in this Competition who for any reason is ineligible, shall be expelled from that seasons competition and may be fined and disciplined as appropriate by the Management Committee. Any action taken by the Management Committee will be subject to the normal County FA appeals procedure..

14.    Players competing for a Club in the League’s Knock-Out Cup Competition are cup-tied to that Club for that season.

15.    All semi-finalists and both finalists must provide two suitable match balls for the games.

16.    All players playing in a League Cup game must have been properly registered with the County F.A. PRIOR to the start of the game, i.e. The club must hold valid County F.A. registration receipts for all players listed on their team sheet prior to the game – an email or fax confirmation from the County FA is acceptable. Clubs are not able to sign a player on the day of a League Cup match as allowed for in league games.

Any players found to be not properly registered with the County F.A. prior to the game will be deemed ineligible and their clubs dealt with as per Knock-Out Cup rule 13.

 

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Rules Relating to the League’s Results Book

1.    A form (4 copies) must be completed in BLOCK capitals by both teams for each League or Cup match.

2.    The White copy must be completed in ink and handed to the secretary or official of the opposing team in their dressing room prior to the match. 

3.    The Yellow copy must be handed to the match referee in his changing room prior to the match.

4.    The Blue copy must have its other details subsequently completed in respect of the match result, referees mark, opponents sporting award mark, goalscorers, played won/drawn/lost sequence, and be in the hands of the divisional League Registrar (see page 3) within 3 days (excluding Sundays) of the fixture date. Your opponents White copy must also be sent along with the Blue copy of your own teamsheet.

5.    The Pink copy to be retained in the Result Book, which must be available upon demand by the League Management Committee.

6.    This book remains the property of the BLADES SUPER DRAW Sunday Sports League. A fine not exceeding £25 will be imposed upon Clubs failing to comply with these instructions, or who are deemed to have altered any copies after they have been exchanged.

7.    Lost or defaced Result Books must be replaced at a charge of £10 each plus backdating of completed League/Cup games by the appropriate Divisional Registrar at a cost of £2.50 per match already played.

8.    Home and Away teams are to phone in the match result to the Publicity Officer by 4.00pm on match day. Failure to do so will result in a fine of £5 being imposed.

 

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Example of the Blue Copy in the League Result Book System

DIRECTIONS FOR MARKING REFEREES.

As per the FA direction that came into force in March 2006 Maximum 100 marks available

 

OPPONENTS SPORTING MARK

All Clubs are required to complete a scorecard for each game. Included on the scorecard is a space for giving the opposing team a Sporting Mark. This mark should be up to a maximum of 50 points being awarded under the following five headings up to a maximum of 10 points for each heading. The total mark only should be entered on the scorecard.

1.   Opponents attitude towards your Club’s players, officials and supporters.

2.   Opponents attitude towards Referee (acceptance of decisions etc).

3.   Attitude towards own players, officials and supporters.

4.   Fair play (no time wasting, gamesmanship etc).

5.   General behaviour before, during & after the match, information (ground directions & help for your Club, Referee etc).

The following guide for awarding points under each section is suggested:

Poor 1 to 2,                           Fair 3 to 4,                             Good 5 to 6,                          Very good 7 to 8,                  Excellent 9 to 10.

 

LOW MARKS

Any Club awarding either a Referee less than 40 marks out of 100 or opponents less than 15 marks out of 50, must submit an explanation in writing to the League Secretary to qualify the low mark. Failure to comply may result in the offending Club being fined or dealt with by the Management Committee.

 

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Procedure for the Reporting of Match Results

1.       Both the Home and Away teams must telephone their match result to the League Publicity Officer, or nominated alternative, before 4.00pm on the day of the game. (For midweek games the result must be reported before 10.00pm on the night of the game). If the game is postponed or abandoned, both the home and away team must still telephone to report this.

2.     State clearly, the game, the score and all the goalscorers. Don’t forget to include the goalscorers first name and to spell all unusual names. A brief match report must also be given stating all the interesting points of the game i.e. sequence of goals; missed or saved penalties; good individual performances; own goal scorers.

3.     Before you telephone, take a few moments and write down your report first, so as not to take up too much space on the answerphone. Try to make the call from somewhere quiet and speak clearly.

4.     Help us to help your Club - ring in early - just in case any problems occur.

5.     The results of all games should appear in The Sheffield Star on Monday evening and on the League’s Website www.sssl.org.uk later that week, or even Sunday evening if possible.

6.     The report of your game should appear in The Green Un’ the following Saturday night when the League and your Club will be given the maximum publicity available. Other publicity should also occasionally appear in the Sheffield Telegraph on Friday’s. There will also be extensive publicity on the League website.

7.     All Member Clubs must also report the result of all County FA Sunday Challenge Cup matches to both the County FA and the League. They should also report any other competitions the team takes part in to the League.

8.     Fines will be imposed on any Clubs failing to comply with any of the above.

 

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EXAMPLE CONFIRMATION LETTER TO REFEREE / OPPONENTS

Clubs are required, as per rules, to confirm their home games in writing to the match referee and opponents. In order to assist clubs with this important task, below is an example letter for this purpose. The letter, whilst simple, has been in use by several clubs for a number of years and has proved very effective.

OSTIN ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB

GROUND: BRIGHTS PARK, BRAMALL STREET, SHEFFIELD, S4 1BT

SECRETARY: ALBIE GONE:             TEL: 0114 123 4567 (DAY),               0114 987 6543 (EVE),        0777 232 7778 (MOB)

ALTERNATE CONTACT: JUSTIN THYME       TEL: 0114 987 6543 (EVE),               0777 232 7778 (MOB)

 

BLADES SUPER DRAW SUNDAY SPORTS LEAGUE   -  DIVISION                            / K/O CUP

 

Date:

 

Dear Referee / Opponents,

We are writing to confirm our home fixture against .........…...........……........……......... FC on Sunday .............…....................., kick-off 11.00am.

We will be playing in ..............…................. shirts, .............…................... shorts, ..........…........................ socks.

We play at  …………………………………………………....................A map giving general directions is attached.

Facilities at our ground include changing rooms and showers. There is also a licensed club you are very welcome to use after the game.

We look forward to meeting you, but should you have any queries then please contact me.

 

Yours in sport

 

 

 

Albie Gone

SECRETARY

 

 

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BLADES SUPER DRAW SUNDAY SPORTS LEAGUE - FINES

1.

Failing to advise the League of CFA Affiliation Number.

£5

2.

Club not being represented at a General Meeting.

£10

3.

Club not being represented at the Annual General Meeting.

£25

4.

No ground directions to Opponents / Referee.

£10

5.

No corner flags and / or goal nets.

£10

6.

Late kick-off.

£10

7.

No change of strip.

£10

8.

No numbers on shirts.

£10

9.

No correct match balls.

£10

10.

Incomplete / Incorrect result sheet.

£5

11.

No, or late, result sheet.

£5

12.

No opponents sheet.

£5

13.

Alteration to result sheet.

£25

14.

Playing an unregistered player or ineligible player. In addition to the fine, the opponents may be awarded the result.

£25

15.

Late registration of match day signing.

£10

16.

No telephone result.

£5

17.

Failure to complete fixtures by the end of the season - amount is per fixture not completed.

£50

18.

Failure to keep an appointment (Broken fixture). In addition to the fine, the opponents will be awarded the result.

£50

19.

Failure to keep an appointment with the Management Committee. In addition to the fine, the matter will be dealt with in the absence of the club.

£25

20.

Failure to pay fines on time.

(If this excess fine is subsequently not paid by the time given, it will doubled)

£10

21.

Withdrawing from the League before the end of the season or after the date shown in the League rules.

£150

THE ABOVE FINES ARE NORMALLY THE MINIMUM. ALL CLUBS HAVE THE RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE COUNTY FA PROVIDED THAT THE APPEAL IS CARRIED OUT AS PER RULES IN THE LEAGUE HANDBOOK AND COUNTY FA HANDBOOK.

 

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Because the fixtures will be subject to change each month to fill the gaps left by teams playing either the ‘Spare’ numbers or cup ties, the grid must therefore be used only as a guide as to when you will be playing at home or away and…

UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD OTHERWISE, YOU MUST ASSUME THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GAME EVERY WEEK

you must IMMEDIATELY notify the people who manage your pitch, all the dates you are listed as being at home, even where it currently shows you playing a spare number

Any club wanting to not play on a particular date should give at least 5 weeks notice and they must make the request before the League publishes the fixtures for the month containing the date in question. Clubs should also try to avoid making a request for any cup dates.

IF YOU INTEND TO CHANGE YOUR PITCH, YOU MUST FIRST CHECK WITH EITHER KEITH, OR PAUL HEATH.

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BRIEF REMINDER FOR CLUB SECRETARIES

1. Monthly Meetings

Usually held on the last Monday of the month. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm - any club arriving after the roll-call has been completed may be fined the same as a non-attender - £10. The AGM is slightly different in that it is usually held during the middle of May and starts at 7:00 pm, and the fine for non-attendance is £25.

2. Confirming Fixtures

The Home club must confirm the fixture, in writing, to both the referee and the opposition at least 5 days before the date of the fixture. Also, a follow up phone call on the Tuesday before the game is strongly recommended.

3. At the Game

The Home team should welcome the referee and opponents, and show them to their changing rooms.

Both teams must complete their team sheets and give the white copy to the opponents and the yellow copy to the referee before the game. Make sure the team sheet clearly indicates which players are the substitutes. The team sheet details must not be altered in any way once exchanged.

ENSURE YOUR PLAYERS, CLUB OFFICIALS AND SUPPORTERS ARE WELL BEHAVED AND SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

4. After the game

Ensure your changing rooms are left tidy and are locked if required to do so.

5. Phoning your result

You must phone your result to the Publicity Officer between no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the game (10pm for midweek matches). You must give your result, your scorers names, including christian names, and brief detail of the game. Please spell out any unusual names.

6. Completion of the Scoresheet

You must complete all of the scoresheet and send the blue copy, and the white copy given to you by your opponents, by 1st class post to reach the appropriate registrar by the Tuesday after the game.

7. Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA fines

You must make sure that all Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA fines are paid to them on time. Do not rely on a player saying he will do it – MAKE SURE it has been paid on time.

8. League Fines

You must ensure all League fines are also paid on time. Any money paid for League fines must only be sent, or given, to the Treasurer.

NB. Any cheques must be made payable to Blades Super Draw Sunday Sports League.

9. Correspondence

Unless directed otherwise, any correspondence to the League must go to League Secretary.

10. Registration of players

County FA Cup, your players must have been registered at least 7 days before the game.

LEAGUE CUP - You must have a registration receipt back from the County FA before you can play a player in our League Cup – an email or fax confirmation is acceptable.

League games, you should try to have all players registered before they play, although you can also register a player on the day of a game by getting your opponents to witness the registration, but you must send that registration to reach the County FA no later than the following Tuesday and you must not play that player again until you get a registration receipt for him back from the County FA.

 

 

Respect ……. Your Match Officials

Respect ……. Your Opponents

Respect ……. The Game of Football

Click here for details of the Respect Codes

 

Link to The FA Discipline guide

Below the a link to the new FA Discipline handbook. The FA have not produced a hard copy of the handbook from 2012-13, however, the downloaded version can be printed off if required.

http://en.calameo.com/read/000390171cdcb37ea314a

The FA Discipline Handbook is an online interactive reference guide to aid Leagues, Clubs and Players through the forthcoming season. The handbook will be a useful guide to explain the disciplinary process and details the changes that have taken place over the last few years– principally the introduction of the match based disciplinary system, and the adoption of this system for youth football.

This year’s guide also includes videos and resources that will go into greater depth to explain the disciplinary process.

Videos:

Introduction from Mark Ives, Disciplinary Manager;

Processing Misconduct Charges;

Respect Member Services – a walk through guide

Resources:

Suspension Notification Form;

Club Statement;

League Statement;

Sending Off Paperwork;

Board of Appeal;

Alternate Charge Notification;

Multiple Charge Notification;

Penalty Points

 

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