Disciplinary Policy

General

Under the AFA disciplinary procedures, there is no right of appeal against an individual caution or sending off, except in the case of mistaken identity. There is an appeal process in the case of a serious misconduct charge.

Dismissals

1. Sending off/Serious offences will be considered on an individual basis by the Committee. Where an offence is considered to be serious the Committee shall have the power to expel the player from the club or impose immediate suspension.

2. Any player sent off will receive a club match ban equal to the AFA suspension imposed.

3. Fines for dismissals – AFA fine plus additional fine levied by Committee. The level of club fine will depend on the nature of the offence in question.

4. Any club suspension for a dismissal is subject to appeal. Any player wishing to appeal must notify the club secretary and will be required to attend an internal disciplinary hearing. The appointed hearing shall have powers to enforce a ban as it sees fit.

Cautions

1. Any player receiving a caution for dissent will be given a 1 match club ban.

2. Any player receiving three cautions (any offences) in the same season will be given a 1 match club ban.

3. Any player receiving in excess of 3 bookings in a season will be required to attend an internal disciplinary hearing. The appointed hearing shall have powers to enforce a ban as it sees fit.

4. Any player receiving an AFA suspension due to multiple cautions will receive a club match ban equal to the suspension imposed by the AFA.

5. A player will be entitled to appeal a club suspension resulting from an accumulation of bookings.

6. Any player cautioned will have to pay a fine of £12 per caution.

Fine Payment

Players who do not pay their fines within two weeks of the AFA fine notification will not be selected until they have done so.