CLUB DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS
Merton FC promotes itself on producing quality football and displaying ethos ‘Fair Play’ 2016/17 Season will continue with the same goals and aspirations. All players will be subject to ‘points system’ for ensuring Code of Conduct is maintained.
We will therefore be introducing the following points scale and sanctions
|Points Reached||Sanction||Additional Sanction|
|5 Points||1 match ban||None|
|7 Points||1 Match ban if points accrued or 2 match ban if reached with one incident||Hearing with disciplinary panel|
|9 Points||1 match ban||Hearing with disciplinary panel|
|11 Points||2 match ban||Hearing with disciplinary panel|
|13 Points||3 match ban||Hearing with disciplinary panel|
The above sanctions are in addition to, not instead of, any punishment laid out by any of the Surrey FA, the AFA or the SAL.
Where a player is asked to attend a hearing with the MFC disciplinary panel additional sanctions could be considered and enforced.
A Manager or Captain may make representations to the MFC disciplinary panel at any time if they feel there are mitigating circumstances around a particular offence and this will be considered.
All suspensions will start 14 days from the last incident and after any AFA suspension.
Players will gain points for the following offences
|Booking for dissent||3 points|
|Booking for kicking the ball away||3 points|
|Red card for violent conduct||5 points|
|Red card for dissent||5 points|
|Booking for spitting at opponent||5 points|
|Misconduct charge||7 points|
|Striking a referee||Automatic life ban from the club|
Therefore this season we will be strictly enforcing our existing policy of allowing players two weeks, from the date of the offence, to pay their fine. If a fine is not paid in this time then the player will be unavailable for selection until that fine is paid.
Failure to pay a fine could ultimately result in the Club reporting a player to the Surrey FA, the AFA and the SAL meaning a player would be banned from all football for any team until the debt is settled. We have a number of players with outstanding debts where this action has already been taken.
2016/17 Fines Table.
|Offence||1st Offence||2nd Offence||3rd Offence|
|Booking (C1)||AFA fine + club fine of £2||AFA fine + club fine of £2||AFA Fine + club fine of £7|
|Booking for dissent (C2)||AFA fine + club fine of £2||AFA fine + club fine of £7||AFA fine + club fine of £12|
|Red card (S1)||AFA fine + club fine of £2||AFA fine + club fine of £7||AFA fine + club fine of £12|
To assist with the implementation of the above code David Laughton has been elected to the committee and will be appointed as discipline officer