All players, coaches and managers are urged to read the CDSFA Judiciary Disciplinary & Appeals Regulations, to understand:
• Actions that can lead to the CDSFA issuing the club with a fine
• The Red Card process
• The CDSFA disciplinary and appeals process
Where CDSFA issues the Club with a fine, the responsible player, coach, manager or team will be required to pay the fine (and in some cases an administration fee) to the Club.
- Specific player fines are to be paid by the player and failure to do so may result in suspension from playing and, ultimately, de-registration.
- Fines for team offences are the responsibility of the manager to collect. Payments may be deducted from match official reimbursement requests, or paid directly to the club where this option is not available.
If you believe that there are mitigating circumstances you must advise the Club in writing.
- Card reprint – $20
- First Red card – $60
- Second and subsequent Red cards in the same season – $90
- Match sheet late/not submitted – $10
- Match sheet incomplete/incorrect – $30
- Away results late/incorrect/not submitted – $10
- Late or no notice of a Forfeit – $110 (plus opposition match official fees)
- Five (or more) Yellow cards for a team in a single game – $125 (plus $25 for every YC after the 5th)
This list is not exhaustive.
A player who receives a red card will:
• Be automatically suspended for a period determined in the CDSFA Judiciary Disciplinary & Appeals Regulations
• Be struck off all match sheets until the suspension is completed
• Be required to pay $60 (or $90 for second and subsequent red cards) before the completion of their suspension, and before they will be allowed to play
• Suspended players will receive an email from BDFC with the details of their suspension, when the fine payment is due, and how to pay it
Depending on the nature of the offence, a suspension longer than the minimum sanction may be imposed. The sanctions for playing while suspended are severe for player, team and club.
If a player wishes to make an appearance regarding a decision made by the CDSFA Judiciary Panel, the request to do so must be submitted to the club by midday on the Friday following the communication of the original judiciary decision together with a fee of $50. Requests must be supported by written statements from the player and, if appropriate, team members and other witnesses. Players have the right to request a copy of the referee’s report.
Appeals to CDSFA
Players, managers and coaches should familiarize themselves with the appeals process and costs as laid out in the CDSFA Judiciary Disciplinary & Appeal Regulations. All costs will be borne by the appellant and will only be reimbursed if (a) the appeal is successful and (b) to the extent that the club itself is reimbursed by CDSFA.
Suspensions cannot be appealed if the CDSFA Disciplinary Panel imposes the minimum sanction for the offence committed unless the player can provide evidence that he or she did not commit the offence. One match suspensions cannot be appealed.