New Style FA Discipline Handbook


The FA has introduced a new online discipline handbook this 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 – principally the introduction of the match based disciplinary system, and the adoption of this system for youth football.

This year’s guide also includes videos and resources that will go into greater depth to explain the disciplinary process. The videos include an Introduction from Mark Ives, FA Disciplinary Manager, Processing Misconduct Charges, Respect and a Guide to Member Services.

The resources now available include a Suspension Notification Form, a Club Statement, a League Statement, Sending Off Paperwork, Board of Appeal, Alternate Charge Notification, Multiple Charge Notification and Penalty Points.

Plus there's a new Leagues section to provide guidance for administrators regarding the Powers and Duties of the League.

The handbook is available at the link below which is also on our Discipline page under the top menu for Players, Clubs, Leagues and Referees.

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