FA Discipline Handbook 2013-14 Released


The FA has released its new online interactive reference guide to aid Leagues, Clubs and Players through the forthcoming season.

You can access the handbook through the re-designed FA Governance section on our Cornwall FA website: www.cornwallfa.com/fagovernance.

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 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.


  • Introduction from Mark Ives, Disciplinary Manager
  • Player Insurance
  • Processing Misconduct Charges
  • What to expect when attending a County FA hearing
  • Member Services – a walk through guide
  • Respect


  • Suspension Notification Form
  • Club Statement
  • League Statement
  • Sending Off Paperwork
  • Board of Appeal
  • Alternate Charge Notification
  • Multiple Charge Notification
  • Penalty Points
  • Sanction Guidelines

There is also a Leagues section to provide guidance for administrators regarding the Powers and Duties of the League.

In addition to the discipline handbook the FA will provide useful videos and documents on disciplinary and governance processes on The FA Governance section on our County website.

Read more at www.cornwallfa.com/fagovernance.