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Paisley Johnstone & District YFL

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTITUTION & PLAYING RULES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. NAME

 This association of clubs shall be called the Paisley Johnstone and District Youth Football League and shall be affiliated to the Scottish Youth Football Association (“SYFA”).

2. MISSION STATEMENT

 The object of the league shall be to legislate for, foster, develop and improve the game of association football among all classes of youth football clubs throughout the league.

 3. GENERAL

3.1 Unless the context otherwise requires, words or expressions contained in the rules shall bear the same meaning as in the Articles of Association of SYFA as adopted or amended from time to time.

 3.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, words importing the singular only shall include the plural and   vice versa and words importing any gender shall include all genders.

 3.3 Unless the context otherwise requires, the word “secretary” contained in the rules shall bear the same meaning as “secretary or in his absence an authorised deputy.”

3.4 The word “League” contained in the rules shall bear the same meaning as “League or Association.”

 3.5 Any omissions from the rules will be covered by the SYFA Supplementary and Playing Rules and/or Rules for Small Sided Games that are both downloadable from the SYFA website.

3.6 Any disciplinary matters under the jurisdiction of the league shall be dealt with by the Disciplinary Committee in accordance with SYFA disciplinary procedures.

 3.7 The headings are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the construction of the rules.

4. CONFIDENTIALITY

4.1 All business of the League and all matters arising are dealt with in accordance with the SYFA Confidentiality Agreement.

  4.2 All officials will take all reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorised publication or disclosure of any such confidential information. This restriction shall continue to apply after the termination of any appointment without limit in point of time.

 4.3 The League reserves the right to initiate a disciplinary process as a result of any apparent breach of confidentiality.

 5. CONFLICT OF INTEREST

5.1 A member of the Executive Committee, Disciplinary committee or any sub-committee, if required by such body, shall retire from any discussion of the body if the matter to be dealt with involves the Club which he represents and it is possible that a penalty or some other material decision may require to be taken.

 5.2 It is the member’s responsibility to disclose the conflicting interest to the Executive Committee, Disciplinary committee or any sub-committee and refrain from participating in any deliberation or decision of   the other Executive Committee, Disciplinary committee or any sub-committee with respect to the matter in question.

 6. MEMBERSHIP

 6.1   Membership is open to all invited youth football clubs and is applied for on an annual basis

6.2 All clubs must be members of the SYFA.

 6.3 All clubs in membership shall be subject to all relevant rules, clauses, paragraphs and sub     paragraphs of the SYFA Articles of Association, Supplementary and Playing Rules, Standing Orders, Player Protection Policy, Adults at Risk Protection Policy, Disciplinary Procedures and all related policies and any amendments thereto and any regulations or decisions promulgated by the Board and regulations or decisions   of the Scottish FA shall be binding on all members. 

6.4 Each member club is responsible to the League for the action of its players, officials and spectators.

 6.5 Any change of Club Secretary must be intimated in writing to the League Secretary and the Chief Executive of the SYFA and any subsequent appointment must be similarly notified within 48 hours. Clubs failing to properly notify such changes will be fined a sum determined each season by the SYFA.

 7. ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP

 7.1 Clubs seeking membership for the first time may be admitted to the League at the Annual General    Meeting (AGM) or at a Special General Meeting (SGM) convened for that purpose.   Out with these meetings the Executive Committee will decide whether teams will be allowed admittance.

 7.2 Clubs which are candidates for membership must in the first instance satisfy the Executive Committee that they should be put forward for membership and must submit to the League Secretary a copy of their Constitution and Rules at the time of application.

 7.3 The admission to membership shall be by a two thirds majority of those attending and entitled to vote at such meeting except as covered by 7.1

 7.4 All clubs are required to apply for membership on an annual basis. Membership may     be granted on receipt of the annual subscription unless membership has been withdrawn by the Disciplinary Committee, Executive Committee, AGM or SGM.

 8. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION/DEPOSIT/PAYMENT

 8.1 The Annual subscription of each club shall be fixed at the AGM. 

 8.2 Each club may be required in addition to payment of the subscription, deposit a sum of money to be fixed at the AGM which shall be liable to forfeiture at the end of the season if such club shall have failed to complete its league fixtures without sound reason or shall have failed to satisfy the Executive Committee of its endeavour to do so. 

 8.3 This sum or part may be used at the discretion of the League to pay any referee’s claims and fines imposed on the defaulting club.   All such monies used for this purpose shall be repaid by the defaulting club   on or before the next meeting and after intimation to do so shall have been made to the said club. 

 8.4 The deposit is recoverable by the club members who have fulfilled all their fixtures and obligations as stated in these rules. 

 8.5 Subscriptions and deposit fee shall be paid at the AGM as follows:

 8.5.1 Previous Members competitive season:   Full fees in season about to end with balance by 31st day of July of ensuing season; Previous Members development season:   Full fees in season about to end with balance by 31st day of January of ensuring season.

  8.5.2 New Members:   Full fees for ensuing season.

 8.6 If applicable pitch fees and deposit shall be determined at the AGM and paid as follows:  8.6.1 Deposit: At the first league meeting of the season.

  8.6.2 Balance:   As agreed at the first meeting at point 8.6.1 above.

 9. RESIGNATION FROM THE LEAGUE

 9.1 When a club intimates its resignation from the league, such club must notify the League Secretary and the chief executive of the SYFA in writing.

 9.2 The club must also notify their opponents and the referee, until such time as their resignation has been accepted by the Executive Committee, and failing which they will be treated as a defaulting club. 

 9.3 In the event of a club resigning from the league during the season all fixtures shall be decided as follows:

  9.3.1 Clubs who have played one third or less of their fixtures all matches shall be classified as null and void and points deducted from the opponents that they have played;

  9.3.2 Clubs who have played more than one third of their fixtures all existing results will stand and all future listed fixtures shall be awarded to the listed opponents.

 9.4 Any club that wishes to resign its membership from a League with the intent on seeking membership of another League must make application in writing to the league secretary stating their reasons for resigning. 

9.5 If a League or Association refuses to accept a resignation the club may refer the matter in writing to the Chief Executive of the SYFA.

 9.6 No League or Association will accept a club into membership while that club is in membership of any other member League or Association.

10. MANAGEMENT

 10.1 The management of the League shall be vested in an Executive Committee that shall be elected annually in accordance with SYFA Supplementary and Playing Rules and which shall consist of:

  10.1.1 Office-bearers consisting of a:  

 10.1.1.1 Chairman; 

 10.1.1.2 Vice-Chairman;

  10.1.1.3 Secretary;

  10.1.1.4 Treasurer;

  10.1.1.5 Match / Disciplinary Secretary;

   10.1.1.6 Protection Officer. 

and   10.1.2 Three members to be elected at the AGM. 

  10.2 To be eligible for election as Chairman, a candidate must have served for a period of not less than two years as Vice-Chairman.  To be eligible for election as Vice-Chairman, a candidate must have served for a period of not less than two years as a member of the executive committee.  Should the Vice-Chairman not seek election as Chairman or re-election as Vice-Chairman then any member of the executive committee who must have served for a period of not less than two years will be eligible for election.

10.3 All persons acting for or on behalf of the League must be registered on the League’s online registration with SYFA. 

 10.4 No club/community club shall have more than one member on the Executive Committee.

 10.5 Four members of the Committee shall form a quorum.  

 10.6 In the event of a vacancy occurring in the Executive Committee during the season the Executive Committee shall have the power to fill such vacancy and shall be responsible for updating the leagues online registration with SYFA. 

  10.7 All retiring office-bearers shall be eligible for re-election and must intimate to the Secretary by the 30th day of April in the current season their intention to stand for re-election. Likewise, any member wishing to stand for election to any vacant position the general committee must also intimate to the secretary by 30th day of April in the current season.  Any such nomination must be proposed and seconded in writing by   two independent member clubs.

 10.8 The Executive Committee shall be the authority for the interpretation of the rules and shall decide upon any question of interpretation or upon any matter affecting the League not provided for by these rules or SYFA rules and its decisions upon questions of interpretation and on matters affecting the League shall be final except as provided in the SYFA appeal rules.

 10.9 The Executive Committee shall have the power as occasions shall require to appoint from its own members and/or co-opt from the member clubs a Disciplinary Committee and such sub-committees as it may deem expedient and to depute or refer to them such of its powers and duties as it may from time to   time determine.

10.10 The Executive Committee shall have the power temporarily to amend or add to these rules as circumstances may dictate from time to time to facilitate the smooth running of the League. Any amendment made to be approved by the next meeting of members.

 10.11 The Treasurer shall affect all money transactions and shall submit at each meeting a financial statement of the League’s accounts and at the AGM a statement of accounts duly audited by two competent persons appointed as auditors. 

  10.12 The bank account will be in the name of the Paisley Johnstone and District Youth Football League, the signatories being the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Two signatures are required for all financial transactions one of which must be the Treasurer.

 11. BREACH OF RULES

11.1 Any breach of SYFA and/or League rules will be dealt with in accordance with SYFA Disciplinary Procedures.

 11.2 The Disciplinary Committee may suspend a club until the AGM when the retention of that club in the League shall be considered.   Any decision arrived at by the AGM under this rule shall not be the subject of revision by a SGM.

 11.3 Clubs must ensure the safety, good conduct and behaviour of its supporters before, during or at the   conclusion of any match.

  11.4 In any match the home club must ensure the safety, good conduct and behaviour of all supporters before, during or at the conclusion of any match. The foregoing applies to all matches authorised by or matches played under the jurisdiction of SYFA.

11.5 In the event of misbehaviour of supporters being reported to or otherwise being brought to the attention of the League, the League will have jurisdiction to deal with the matter and to impose sanctions in respect thereof as prescribed within SYFA Disciplinary Procedures.

 11.6 Each club must ensure that its players, officials, supporters and any person exercising a function for or in connection with the club do not engage in unacceptable conduct.

 12. MEETINGS

12.1 Meetings of the league shall be held in any venue notified by the Secretary and the dates shall be notified by the Secretary. 

12.2 The Secretary shall have the power to convene meetings when necessary.

12.3 The League will hold a minimum of four general meetings of member clubs including an AGM in each season.

 12.4 All clubs must attend general committee meetings. Failure to do so will result in a fine of £10 for non-  appearance.  

 12.5 When a club sends an apology then they must send £5, if required, to cover postage of any league information, to the Secretary before the meeting. 

  12.6 No more than two apologies will be accepted from a club during the season.   Failure to do so will result in the club being fined £10.  

 12.7 At all meetings of the League the Chairman or Vice-Chairman shall preside.   In the event of none of these officials being present the chair shall be taken by another Office Bearer.  The Chairman shall have both a deliberative and casting vote at all meetings, and his rule shall be final.

 12.8 A member of the committee shall retire from the meeting during the consideration and while decision   is being taken on any case involving his club, a club official or players connected with his club.

 12.9 Each club shall be entitled to send two registered representatives to all League General Meetings but shall have only one vote.

 13. ALTERATION OF CONSTITUTION & PLAYING RULES

 13.1 The Constitution & Playing Rules may be added to or altered by a resolution passed at an AGM or at a SGM duly convened for the purpose, and for the passing of which resolution at least 75% of those present and entitled to vote have voted.

13.2 The AGM of the League shall be held each year not later than the last Friday in June.

 13.3 Notice from a member club of any proposed addition or alteration to the Constitution & Playing Rules to be put forward for consideration at the AGM must be sent by Recorded Signed for or Special Delivery by the proposer and seconder in separate letters, signed by the respective secretary of the member club proposing and seconding, to the Secretary before 30th day of April in the current year. Notice from a member of any other resolution to be brought before an AGM must be sent in like manner before 30th day of   April in the then current year.

 13.4 The Executive Committee shall have power to propose additions or alterations to the Constitution & Playing Rules for consideration at the AGM.

 13.5 Any proposed alteration of the Constitution & Playing Rules of the league shall be submitted to the Chief Executive of the SYFA in writing by Recorded Signed for or Special Delivery letter 30 days before it   is proposed that such change or changes should become operative or should be submitted to the AGM or a SGM of the league.

 14. LIFE MEMBERSHIP

14.1 The office bearers may recommend to the AGM that life membership be granted to any person whom it is considered has rendered valuable service to the league or in the cause of youth football. 

  14.2 Life members have the right to attend meetings of the league and shall be able to exercise the right to vote at such meetings. 

  14.3 Life members have the right to sit on the Executive Committee with voting rights.

 15. COMMUNICATIONS AND ENQUIRIES

 15.1 Any notice to the League must be sent to the Secretary and any notice from the League to any of its members, or to any person under its jurisdiction, shall be validly given if posted or sent by electronic communication to the secretary of the club or to the person concerned at its or their last notified address.

 15.2 All correspondence shall be addressed to the Secretary and, if requiring a reply, must be accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope to sender, failing which an administration charge may be levied. Correspondence that has not been signed will be judged to be incompetent.

 15.3 All electronic communications shall be addressed to the secretary. Electronic communications that do not include the name of the club, the club’s age group and the club SYFA registration ID number will be judged to be incompetent.

 15.4 Any club under the League’s jurisdiction which fails to answer a written communication from the Secretary within the timescale notified may be censured, fined, or suspended at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

15.5 Any player, official or other person under the League’s jurisdiction who fails to answer a written communication from the secretary within the timescale notified may be censured or suspended at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

 15.6 Where the failure to reply relates to a case of reported misconduct or to an offence the case shall be   dealt with as determined by the Disciplinary Committee, except as otherwise indicated within SYFA rule.

16. PROTESTS

Protests and claims for matches/ties must be made in accordance with the SYFA Supplementary and Playing Rules that can be downloaded from the SYFA website www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk For all unfulfilled fixtures and matches abandoned by the referee the disciplinary committee will determine the status of the match. No protest or claim is required.

 17. APPEALS

 A club, player or registered club official may appeal to the SYFA Appeals Committee against the decision of the League, Association affecting such club, player or registered club official. Such appeals must be made in accordance with the SYFA Supplementary and Playing Rules that can be downloaded from the SYFA website www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk

18. CUSTODY OF LEAGUE TROPHIES

 18.1 Trophies for the league championship and cup competitions shall be presented to the respective winners. 

  18.2 A document in the following terms shall be granted on behalf of the winning club.   We, representing   the Chairman and the Secretary, members of the club which has now been declared to have won the league trophy, do hereby bind ourselves jointly and severally and on behalf of the said club to return the same in good order and condition to the Secretary of the League by a date determined by the executive committee. 

  18.3 Failure to comply with this rule will result in a fine not exceeding £100 (One hundred Pounds). 18.4 For trophies that have been returned damaged the offending club will be levied the full cost of repair.

 18.5 For trophies that have not been returned the offending club will be levied the full cost of replacement.

 19. DISSOLUTION OF THE LEAGUE

If upon the winding up or dissolution of the League there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any assets whatsoever, the same shall not be paid or distributed amongst the members but shall be given or transferred to some other society, institution or organisation having objects similar to the objects of the League and which shall prohibit the distribution of its income and assets among its members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the league under or by virtue hereof, such a society, institution or organisation to be determined by the members of the League at or before the time of dissolution and if and so far as effect cannot be given to such provisions then to some charitable object.

PLAYING RULES

 20. MATCHES

20.1 All matches played under the jurisdiction of SYFA and its member Leagues shall be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as settled by the International Football Association Board and the SYFA Supplementary and Playing Rules and/or Rules for Small Sided Games that are available for download from the SYFA website

. 20.2 Each club shall play home and away matches with every other club in its relative division or section   unless so determined by the executive committee.  Three points shall be awarded for a win and one point for a draw.  

 20.3 When clubs within a League division have equal points at the end of the playing season the league championship shall be shared or determined by a play-off. This shall be at the sole discretion of the Executive Committee. If the determination is by a play-off the match will be played to a finish. In the event of a draw at the end of the match the match will be decided by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the rules laid down by the International Football Association Board. All players to be eligible must have been registered by 31st day of March in the current season. Cup Competition rules apply and trialist will not be allowed to play in any play-off.

 21. FIXTURES

 21.1 Clubs shall receive from the Match Secretary their league fixtures which shall be played on the date   stipulated. Any club refusing or failing to play the club against which it is listed within the time intimated to it    and without sufficient reason for doing so shall be dealt with by the disciplinary committee.

 21.2 If a club wishes to be excused from playing a game on any particular date throughout the season, such club must make application in writing to the Match Secretary not less than fourteen days before the executive committee meeting for their consideration and decision. All applications must have a stamped return addressed envelope enclosed.

 21.3 No club shall be allowed more than two relief of fixtures in the same season unless agreed in accordance with point 21.2 above.  

 21.4 In extraordinary circumstances relief of fixture may be granted not less than five days before the date stipulated on application to the match secretary.

21.5 Any club seeking relief of fixture less than five days before the date stipulated shall be responsible   for any relevant match fees incurred by their opponents for the listed fixture on receipt of proof of such fees. 

 21.6 All matches shall be played according to the Laws of the Game as adopted by the Scottish Football   Association Ltd. but with the one exception that clubs will play two equal periods of not less than:

 21.6.1        35 minutes duration for age groups 13 and 14; 

 21.6.2        40 minutes duration for age groups 15 and 16;

 21.6.3         45 minutes duration for age groups 17, 19 and 21. 21.7

 No club, player or registered club official shall be permitted to take part or be involved in any match   or competition which is not authorised by the SYFA.

 21.8 Secretaries of home club must make contact with the referee and the visiting club not later than 72 hours preceding any game as to the time of kick-off and ground directions etc.

 21.8.1 Visiting clubs and referees must travel to the registered ground of the home club if       no notification is received from them.    

21.8.2 Failure to notify will result in the defaulting club being fined the sum not exceeding £50.00 (Fifty Pounds) and/or deduction of points. 

   21.8.3 The Secretary of the home club must telephone the Match Secretary or other appointed person the match result of all cup ties and league matches played or unplayed before 8pm on Saturday/Sunday and not later than 9pm for mid-week games.   

 21.8.4 Clubs failing to comply with this rule will automatically be fined the sum of £10 per offence.

 

 

 22. HOME GROUND

 22.1 The home club is responsible for the condition of the ground and laws of the game regarding same being complied with, failing which it is liable to be disqualified. 

  22.2 On points of fact connected with the game and fitness of the ground for play, the decision of the    referee or match supervisor shall be final, except in an event of a club travelling out with an area of seven miles when the inspection of the ground by a local referee or match supervisor will decide.  

 22.3 Where clubs have an appointed grounds man in charge of the ground such grounds man’s decision will be final.  

 22.4 The home club secretary must immediately notify the referee/match supervisor and secretary of the visiting club if a postponement is necessary, in default of which the home club may at the discretion of the Executive Committee be required to pay the referee’s half-fee and the travelling expenses in whole or part of the visiting club.

22.5 For all matches to be played under the jurisdiction of the SYFA it will be deemed the responsibility    of the home club to supply changing accommodation for their opponents and the referee/match supervisor. The changing accommodation should be adjacent to the pitch where the match is to take place and should contain washing and toilet facilities. If the changing accommodation is at a different location to that of   the pitch where the match is to take place the home club must provide transport for their opponents and the   referee/match supervisor.

 22.6 Separate changing accommodation is required for mixed gender teams in accordance with SYFA supplementary and playing rules.

 23. TEAM LINES

23.1 In all matches the official in charge of the respective clubs shall, before the match starts, hand to the referee two official lists, written in ink or typewritten, containing the full proper name and SFA player registration ID number for each player in their team.

  23.2 The referee shall, after signature, exchange one copy with the respective officials and forward the    remaining copies, together with the result of the game, to the match secretary as soon as possible after the match.

 23.3 Failure of clubs to comply with this rule will automatically be fined £5.00 for each time there is    something wrong with the team lines.   The match secretary shall impose this fine automatically.

23.4 In all matches the substitution of players will be permitted in accordance with the SYFA supplementary and playing rules.

23.5 The referee and all registered officials must not pass team lists onto any other party for any reason except as designated in Rule 94 of the SYFA supplementary and playing rules. Any club, official or referee violating this rule will be reported to the relevant disciplinary committee

24. COLOURS

24.1 Where there is a similarity of club colours the visiting club shall play in their registered colours and the home club shall change unless otherwise mutually arranged. 

  24.2 Numbers must be worn which must correspond to the numbers on the team list.

 25. UNFULFILLED FIXTURE

 25.1 The reason for non-fulfilment of any fixture and unfinished matches shall be investigated by the Disciplinary Committee

 25.2 If the reasons are deemed to be unsatisfactory the defaulting club may be fine a sum not exceeding £100 and deducted up to 10 points or be eliminated from a cup competition. All fines imposed under this rule must be paid to the Treasurer within 14 days from receipt of letter.

 26. REPRESENTATIVE GAMES

 26.1 In all representative games the league and/or region shall have power to select players from any club in the League and any players so selected who may decline to play shall not be eligible to play for their own club on that date without special permission from League.

 26.2 A club may apply for a postponement of a League game should one or more players be selected to play in a representative game on the same day.

27. REFEREES

27.1 Referees for all matches will be appointed by the match secretary from the SFA List of registered referees. 

 27.2 No club may object to any referee so appointed.  

 27.3 The referee will receive from each club two team lists. Both lists will be compared and signed by the   referee. One list shall be given to the opposing club secretary prior to the kick-off.   The referee shall forward   the other copy of the fully completed team list and any misconduct reports to the match secretary as soon as possible after the match.

 27.4 The referee’s fee and payment of fee shall be decided by the league’s AGM.

27.5 Where the referee attends and the fixture does not take place for any reason except as per 27.6 below the home club shall pay the referee’s fee which shall be recoverable from the defaulting club. If    the referee does not attend no fee will be payable.

 27.6 Should a ground be considered unplayable the referee shall, after inspection of same, receive half    fee which shall be shared equally by each club, and paid by the home club, who shall be responsible for collecting the visiting club’s share.

28. MATCH GUIDANCE

28.1 Home club:

 28.1.1 The home club should confirm the ensuing fixture with the away club in the week and must provide them and the referee with directions to the venue at least 72 hours before the fixture date. 

28.1.2 The home club should ensure that the away club and referee are met on arrival and are shown to their respective dressing rooms.

 28.1.3 The home club is responsible for the pitch preparation.  Corner flags and goal nets are compulsory.

 28.1.4 The home Club should arrange an early inspection of the pitch by a qualified referee in inclement weather and advise the away club and referee accordingly. 

 28.1.5 The home club must provide at least two playable match balls.

28.2 Away club:

 28.2.1 The away club in the event of a travel problem delaying their arrival in time for kick-off     should send at least one person to the venue to explain their problem to the referee and home club. 

 28.2.2 The away club and the referee are expected to travel to the registered ground of the home club on not receiving directions from the home club. Such instances must be reported to the League Secretary.

 28.3 Both clubs:

 28.3.1 The referee’s fee is shared equally by both clubs with the home club being responsible for ensuring payment to the referee except for cup finals when the referee expenses will be paid by the League.

 28.3.2 The fees are set at the AGM    

 28.3.3 The attending referee is due half fee when direct intervention by him is the cause of the game not being played otherwise the full fee is due; 

28.3.4 Club secretaries phoning the match secretary may phone between the hours of 6pm and 9pm unless in extreme emergencies. 

28.4 Referees:

  28.4.1 The normal period of play for games shall be as follows:  

 28.4.1.1 70 minutes duration for age groups 13 and 14;   

28.4.1.2 80 minutes duration for age groups 15 and 16;  

 28.4.1.3 90 minutes duration for age groups 17, 19 and 21.

  28.4.2 Referees having accepted a match and then being unable to fulfil the match must notify both the match secretary and home club secretary. 

28.4.3 Referees are required to inspect the pitch and each player’s equipment prior to kick-off.

 

29. CUPS, SHIELDS AND SUPPLEMENTARY COMPETITIONS

29.1 Competitions will be played on the cup-tie, home and away, sectional or other principle as may be    determined by the executive committee.

29.2 When matches are played on a ‘cup-tie ‘principle clubs that are first drawn in the ballot shall have choice of ground. The league will select a venue for the final. The executive committee shall fix grounds for the final tie and shall have direct control of all arrangements and receipts. Each participating team in a final shall provide two match footballs of a suitable standard.

 29.3 In the event of the score being level in any cup-tie after the stipulated playing time has been  completed the result of the tie will be decided by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the rules laid down by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

 29.4 Any club intending to scratch must give notice in writing to the secretary of the opposing club and the League Secretary at least three days before the date of the tie. Defaulting clubs may be liable for the expenses of the tie and be dealt with by the Executive Committee as they may deem expedient.    

 29.5 In all cup tie matches the duration of play must be the full period appropriate to the particular age group concerned followed by kicks from the penalty mark as laid down by IFAB.

  29.6 In the event of clubs having an equal number of points in a competition played on a sectional basis then a play-off will take place to decide the section winner.

 

 

30.       LOCAL RULES

30.1 Out with the AGM and General Meetings the Executive Committee on behalf of the league members will accept/reject clubs into membership.

 30.2 Parents and coaches must never stand and or coach on their opponent’s side. Coaches should ask their parents to return to their own side of the park and not engage in confrontational dialogue. Failure to control the conduct of players and parents is a disciplinary matter and all reported cases will be dealt with by the Disciplinary Committee.

30.3 Morning Kick off times shall be between 9am and 11am on Saturday Mornings for 13s, 14s and 15s and between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday afternoon for 16s, 17s and 19s. If both teams do not agree to a kick off time for morning games kick offs it will be 10am and if they cannot agree kick off times for afternoon games the kick off time will be 2pm. Anyone wishing to play out with these kick off times must have the agreement of their opponents and the referee before emailing the secretary for a permit. Clubs must stick to mornings if they play in the morning and afternoon if they play in the afternoon.

30.4 After three attempts of getting a cup game played the fixture may be reversed.

30.5 General Meeting dates and AGM will be notified at the AGM

30.6 Referee fees will be set at the AGM  

30.7 Small sided teams must have at least one month’s pitch fees paid in advance deposited on account with the league

 30.8 Medals will be issued to all small sided clubs on the last day of the season to cover their registered players

 

2017/18 League Documents

Please ensure you use the following documents:

Registration forms

Competitive teams

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Small Sided

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Change of secretary forms

Teamlines

Referee registration (referees must be registered to the league as per the constitution before any games can be played)