Discipline

Here at Hertfordshire FA we are responsible for administering the Rules and Regulations of the Football Association to enforce good discipline and fair play in the grassroots game both on and off the pitch.

Your Club’s Discipline

Hertfordshire FA Clubs are now online for discipline on the Whole Game System!

To login please click here.

You will need to enter your FAN/Email Address followed by your password. If you have forgotten your password please click here.

Please click here to watch two videos that demonstrate how to for accept Cautions/Dismissals and Misconducts on Whole Game System. 

Discipline Handbook 2016-17

To help clubs understand the relevant discipline procedures and regulations, The FA has published an electronic handbook.

The Discipline Handbook 2016-17 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 – including match based discipline, sanction guidelines, the whole game system and changes to handling discrimination.

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

You can access the Discipline Handbook here.

Some Useful Regulations To Know

Automatic Sanctions

The period between the offence date and suspension commencement date is from 7 days. Please be reminded if paperwork is not received or the offence does not show on your portal you must contact the County FA within 10 days as the suspension will commence 7 days after the offence date.

Should a player play whilst he should be serving a suspension, the club and player will be charged under football regulations. Non receipt of paperwork is not a valid defence for when a player has played whilst serving a suspension.

Wrongful Dismissals

Changes were made last season to permit wrongful dismissals claimed at steps 5-7 and below, without having to submit video evidence, however we do require the match footage if it is available. The deadline for appeal and submitting evidence are strict and the intention to claim must be notified to the County 2 working days after the offence.

Sanctions Guidelines

In 2011 the FA, following a vote from County Associations, decided to implement a Sanctions Guideline document to improve consistency in the application of sanctions.

The document provides guidance on the type of sanctions a Disciplinary Commission can impose, whilst also covering key topics such as Educational Sanctions, Touchline/Ground bans and Mitigating/Aggravating factors.

The sanctions within the guidelines can be increased or decreased by a Commission depending on the aggravating or mitigating circumstances.

A copy of the Sanction Guidelines can be found at the back of this document.

Respect/Penalty Points

Over recent years The Football Association have been promoting RESPECT visibly both on and off the pitch with the aim to reduce the bad discipline, increase and promote good behaviour from Players, Clubs and all individuals who are involved in the game.

To assist with this change a new charge has been introduced which will affect Clubs at Steps 5-7 and outside the National League System called ‘RESPECT’, which will be an automatic charge.

Please click here for further details on sanctions that will be imposed when Respect offences are committed by a team throughout the season. 

Discipline Payments

You can pay your weekly discipline invoices any way you choose:-

*Online via your whole game system portal at https://wholegame.thefa.com  
*Offline using a payment card by telephone to 01462 677622
*Offline via post by cheque/Postal Order/Card details
*Offline by visiting the Hertfordshire FA office

Members of the Hertfordshire FA Operations Team

We are here to help you. If you have any queries about offences or suspensions please contact our Team on 01462 677622 

Operations Manager
George Wells -
george.wells@hertfordshirefa.com  
01462 650204

Football Investigations Manager
Lauren Halsey -
lauren.halsey@hertfordshirefa.com  
01462 650203

Football Administration Officer
Joe Karram -
joseph.karram@hertfordshirefa.com  
01462 650202

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