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LEAGUE RULES SEASON 2001-2002
CENTRAL WARWICKSHIRE GIRLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE

RULES

SEASON 2001-2002



1.        TITLE
The title of the competition shall be the CENTRAL WARWICKSHIRE GIRLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

2.        CONSTITUTION OF THE LEAGUE COMMITTEES
2.1

The Executive Committee comprised of the League President, League Chairman, General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, Treasurer and Disciplinary Secretary From the Central Warwickshire Youth Football League shall govern the League.
Members of the Executive Committee shall retain their positions until personal or external circumstances determine otherwise.
2.2
The Executive Committee shall make decisions upon all matters of policy and procedure to be followed by the League members and Management Committee.
2.3
The Management Committee comprised of the Executive Committee together with Elected Members from the Girls League, League secretary, Chairperson, P,R Person Referees Secretary.Minuets Secretary  and membership secretary .shall be responsible for the administration and promotion of the League.
2.4
The Disciplinary Committee comprised of the Disciplinary Secretary and two members of the Management Committee shall deal with all matters relating to transgressions of the Rules and misconduct of Clubs, officials and spectators, and have the power to impose fines and suspensions and recommend expulsions where deemed justified.
2.5
The League Secretary shall call a Management Committee meeting at any time deemed necessary and the Committee shall have the power to deal with any matter affecting the League and member Clubs not provided for in the Rules.

3        LEAGUE MEETINGS
3.1

League Meetings will be held on the last Thursday each month (excluding July) at the West Midlands Travel Social Society, Wheelers Lane Kings Heath Birmingham. All these meetings will commence at 8pm (Season’s meetings begin in August of each year).
3.2
Only Authorised representatives from each Club are permitted to attend each League Meeting.
3.3
Clubs will be issued with League permits and must to be shown on entry to each league meeting.
NO PERSON WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO ANY LEAGUE MEETING WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE PERMIT.
3.4
A roll call will be conducted at all League Meetings; it is the duty of all Clubs to be represented at League Meetings. Any Club missing two consecutive Meetings will be fined the sum of 10-00
3.5
Any Club failing to attend a League Meeting should contact the League Secretary, then. Submit stamped addressed envelope(s) for delivery of any paperwork within seven days.

Any Club failing to comply with this instruction will be forwarded paperwork at their expense and incur an administration fee of 5-00.
It is the duty of all Club representatives to ensure that all-relevant paperwork and information is passed to their team Managers.

4        ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
4.1
the Annual General Meeting shall be held on the last Thursday of June of each year. At this meeting the following business shall be transacted.
a) The minutes of the proceeding Annual General Meeting will be read and confirmed and business thereto dealt with.
b) Adoption of standing orders
c) Presentation of Annual Report, Statement of Accounts. (To be circulated to Clubs)
d) Constitution of the League for the following season.
e) Election of Clubs to fill vacancies.
f) Election of Officers (excluding the Executive Committee) and Auditors
g) Alteration to League Rules (of which prior notice has been given in writing).
h) Confirmation of the dates of the playing season.
k) Propose Referees Fee for the following season.
l) Any other business of which due notice has been given in writing.
4.2
A signed copy of the duly Audited Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts shall be sent to the “BIRMINGHAM COUNTY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION” within seven days of its adoption by the Annual General Meeting.

5.        VOTING RIGHTS
only one appointed representative of each Club will be allowed to vote when in attendance at meetings. Voting will be on the basis of one vote per team. A member shall not be allowed to vote if the matter in question concerns him/her or the Club he/she represents.

6.        ALTERATION TO LEAGUE RULES
6.1
No alteration to League Rules and Regulations governing the League shall be accepted except at the Annual General Meeting or a Special Meeting convened for that purpose called in conformity with League Rule No 7.
6.2
Any proposed alteration to the League Rules must be in writing and sent to the League Secretary by the February meeting of each year. The proposal together with any proposals by the Management Committee shall be circulated to all Clubs before the March League meeting.
6.3
Any amendments must be submitted to the
League Secretary within fourteen days following the March League Meeting for submission to Clubs at the April League Meeting.
6.4
Proposed alterations and any amendments notified at the April Meeting will be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.
No amendments to the proposals or amendments shall be allowed at the AGM for consideration unless 70% of those present entitled to vote agrees.
6.5
A copy of the proposed alterations of the League Rules to be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting or a Special Meeting shall be sent to the “BIRMINGHAM COUNTY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION”. Any alterations or additions decided upon at any meeting should not become operative until permission of the “ASSOCIATION” issuing the sanction has been obtained.

7        SPECIAL MEETINGS
A request to the League Secretary for a Special Meeting must be agreed by 2/3 of the member Clubs at a League Meeting. The Management Committee may also call a Special Meeting at any time.

 

 

 


8        LEAGUE CORRESPONDENCE
8.1
All correspondence appertaining to League business should be addressed to the League Secretary with the exception of fines, appeals or protests, which should be addressed to the Disciplinary Secretary by the Club Secretaries unless otherwise requested.
8.2
The appropriate County FA and the League Secretary of the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League must be informed in writing of any changes relating to the position of Club Secretary. Any change to team Managers or their particulars must be conveyed in writing to the League Secretary
8.3
Any Club failing to reply to correspondence by the prescribed date will be fined 10-00

9        FINANCIAL COMMITTMENTS
In the event of the League being unable to meet its financial commitments, the Management Committee having obtained the permission from the B.C.F.A. may order a match or matches to be played, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the League funds. They may call upon the Clubs who have withdrawn from the League during the playing season to contribute equally such sums of money as may be necessary to meet any deficiency at the end of the season.

10        ADMISSION TO THE LEAGUE
10.1
All Clubs applying for entry to the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League must be affiliated to their appropriate County Football Association.
Before any Club may participate in the League they must inform the League Secretary of their County FA affiliation number.
10.2
Existing member Clubs re-applying to participate within the League for the following season must do so on the appropriate application forms(s), which must be returned on or before the April meeting to the League Secretary At a registration night which will be held in May of each year at the League Headquarters “West Midlands Travel Social Society, Wheelers Lane, Kings Heath, Birmingham”, Clubs must pay 50% of the previous seasons League fees for each team entered. Cheques to be made payable to the Central Warwickshire Youth Football League. A receipt will be issued for all fees paid.
10.3
The balance of League fees for existing Clubs must be paid by the August Meeting. Any Club failing to pay the full fee(s) by the August Meeting will not be accepted into the League
10.4
League applications forms will be issued to new Clubs which must be returned to the League Secretary Following a meeting for new Clubs in May of each year, each Club must within seven days forward the full current League fee per team together with a Club Guarantee fee of 20-00 to confirm their commitment to participate in the League. Applications returned after that date would place that Club on a reserve list pending any vacancies that may occur. No new Clubs will be accepted after the August Meeting. Teams will be placed in the appropriate division at the League Secretary
10.5
It would be advantageous if team managers obtained a basic FA QUALIFICATION  i.e. The FA Junior team Managers Course during the 2001-2002 season

 

10.6

Where the Management Committee feels that any new or existing Club or team’s past record is not acceptable they will recommend to the League members that the Clubs/team’s application be rejected. The recommendation by the Management Committee shall stand pending a vote by all members of the League.

10.7
Any Club/team whose application is suspended will have the right to speak in their defence at a Special Meeting convened for that purpose, called in conformity with the League Rule No 7. Any decision taken by the League members will be absolute; there will be no appeal.
10.8
Any team withdrawing from the League after the August Meeting must inform the League
Secretary in writing. All League fees paid will be forfeited.
10.9
The Guarantee fee will be refunded to any Club on withdrawal from the League providing that the Club has completed all its fixtures and obligations to the League.
10.10
Any Club having overdue unpaid fines with this League or Parent County Association will not be allowed (unless appealing as in Rule 35.1)
(a) to register for the following season
(b) to commence playing fixtures
until such fines have been paid.
10.11
The Maximum number of teams for each age group will be determined by the league secretary
10.12
Submission of League fees by any Club implies acceptance of the Rules of the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League.

11.        AGE QUALIFICATIONS
Clubs Officials must ensure that players registered in their Club who are members of the.

 C.W.G.F.L. meet the necessary age qualifications as follows:


a) Small Sided Division Under 10s Players must be at least 8 years’ old and under 10 years by midnight on 31st August prior to the new season.


b) Minor Division (Under 12s)
Players to be at least 10 years old and Under 12 by midnight on 31st August prior to the new season

 

d) Nursery Division (Under 14s)

Players to be at least 12 years old and Under 14 by midnight on 31st August prior to the new season

 

f) Premier Division (Under 16s)

Players to be at least 14 years old and Under 16 by midnight on 31st August prior to the new season


PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PLAYER UNDER 10 YEARS OLD BY MIDNIGHT ON 31s AUGUST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN 11-SIDE FOOTBALL IN THAT SEASON IRRESPECTIVE OF WHEN SHE ATTAINS HER 10th BIRTHDAY.

12.        REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS
12.1
20 Identity Cards will be issued per team at a cost of 5-00
Identity Cards will be issued to all teams following payment of 50% of League Fees. No copies of Identity Cards will be permitted
.
Club Officials are responsible for ensuring that all players’ registrations are made in the correct manner on the Identity Cards, which must contain the following particulars of each player.
a) Full name
b) Home address and telephone number.
c) Date of Birth
d) School attended.
Two current passport photographs are required and must be attached to the Identity Card.
The particulars stated on the Identity Card will be confirmed as correct by the signature of the player, his parent/guardian and team Manager. The team Manager will be responsible for the verification of authenticity of all signatures.
12.2
Completed Identity Cards (as outlined in Rule 12.1) for players registered in the 1996/97 season (and subsequent seasons) should be submitted to the League Secretary  for registration. (No copies of Identity Cards will be accepted).
12.3
Completed Identity Cards (as outlined in Rule 12.1) for new players or players previously registered but not during the 1996/97 (or subsequent seasons) should be submitted to the League Secretary
(No copies of Identity Cards will be accepted).
They must be accompanied by a Medical card, or a Birth Certificate or any other approved document. (NO COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED).
12.4
An Appointed representative or the League Secretary will endorse registrations, enter the player’s registration number on the Identity Card, return the smaller form to the respective Club Secretary and retain the larger form. Completed registration cards will be returned within 7 days from receipt subject to all the details being correct no player can play until the completed registration card has been returned (Verbal permission will not be given )
12.5
a) Identity Cards for all players must be carried at all times by the team Manager to all games.
b) Team Managers must give their Players Identity Cards to the opposing Team Managers before the commencement of each match.
c) Team Managers will be entitled to hold the Identity Cards for the duration of the match if they so desire, but must return the Identity Cards after the game.
d) Identity Cards must be shown to the League Officials if requested.

ANY TEAM FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE CLAUSES OF THIS RULE WILL BE FINED THE SUM OF 10-00 FOR EACH NON-COMPLIANCE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 100-00. FAILURE TO PRODUCE PLAYERS IDENTITY CARDS WILL NOT BE SUFFICIENT REASON TO POSTPONE A FIXTURE.

12.6
All teams must register a minimum of 11 Players by the First Monday In August

 A surcharge will be made of 5-00 per player below this minimum requirement. No Player will be allowed to take part in a match in the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League without possession of a valid Identity Card.


12.7
Players must be registered at least 24hrs before the kick off.
12.8
No registration or transfers or cancellations will be accepted after the February League meeting of each season.

12.9
No team shall have more than 20 players registered at any one time. (Only 14 players allowed in the Small Sided Division)Any team wishing to register further players must de-register sufficient number of players to comply with this Rule. If further forms are required they are obtainable from the League Secretary at a cost of 50 pence each.
12.10
Any cancellations of registrations must be in writing to the League Secretary and accompanied by the original Identity Card.
12.11
a) A player may be registered with a Club during the close season (June1st to June 30th) without having to go through the transfer procedure.
b) Should a player be registered, as in section (a) then he may not be approached unless the 7-day rule of intent procedure is followed.


12.12
Any player registered with a Football League Academy will not be allowed to register and/or play for any other team until such time as he/she has been officially de-registered. It is the responsibility of the player’s parent(s) and /or the Manager of any team to secure documentation to verify any players de-registration and to submit any such evidence to the League Secretary  PRIOR to registering and /or playing within the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League.
Any player registered with the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League then subsequently registered with an Academy during the playing season must be de-registered from the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League IMMEDIATELY. The Central Warwickshire Girls Football League Club holding the players registration prior to his registration with an Academy will have first option to secure her registration following any official de-registration from an Academy.
12.13
Any player registered with the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League and a Football League Club Centre of Excellence will not be allowed to play for any team without written approval from the Director of the Centre of Excellence. Such documentation relating to the player must be shown to the League Secretary  BEFORE she plays in the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League.
NB. It is not necessary to de-register players contracted to Centres of Excellence.
12.14
Any team playing an Academy player (see Rule 12.12) and/or a registered Centre of Excellence player without written permission as outlined in Rule 12.13 will be charged with misconduct as per Rule 15.2.

13        TRANSFERS
13.1
If a Club wishes to approach a player of another Club they must contact the Club concerned in writing giving seven days notice of intent, a copy of which must be sent to the League Secretary  When clearance is received from her current Club a new Identity Card must be completed in full and submitted to the League Secretary who will then endorse the transfer and return the Identity Card to the new Club Secretary.


13.2
If the Club the player is leaving object (the objection can only be on the grounds of debt or possession of Club property). The Club must inform the League Secretary within seven days of having been initially contacted about the transfer.


13.3
Should a player wish to be transferred she must put her request in writing to her team Manager with a copy to the League Secretary When clearance is received from her current Club a new Identity Card must be completed in full and submitted to the League Secretary who will then endorse the transfer and return the Identity Card to the new Club Secretary.

 

13.4
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PLAYERS NEW CLUB TO ENSURE THAT THE PLAYER IS CORRECTLY REGISTERED AND ELIGIBLE TO PLAY (INCLUDING C.W.G.F.L. CUP COMPETITIONS), AND ALSO FREE FROM ANY COUNTY FS SUSPENSIONS.

14.        ILLEGAL APPROACH
Any Club or any member of a Club approaching or causing to be approached during the playing season a registered player of another Club without complying with the B.C.F.A. Rule shall be reported to the B.C.F.A. who shall deal with the Club for making an illegal approach.

 

 



15.        REGISTRATION MISCONDUCT and CONDITIONS
15.1

The Management Committee has the authority to reject, suspend or disqualify the registration of any player considered guilty of registration irregularities or undesirable conduct.
Team Officials and players may be summoned to appear before the Management Committee and dealt with accordingly for this offence.
15.2
A team will be found guilty of misconduct if it is proved that they have played an overage player for that division, one not registered in accordance with the League Rules, a registered Academy player, a registered Centre of Excellence player without written permission or one serving a County FA suspension.
15.3
The first offence of this nature will carry an automatic fine of 50-00; a second offence within the same season will result in a recommendation by the Management Committee to the League members through a Special Meeting to expel the offending team. Fixtures for the defaulting team will be suspended pending the decision.
15.4
If the offending team should draw or win the match then the match will be replayed on a date and a venue decided by the League Secretary  Any such match re-arranged by the League Secretary  must take place using only players registered at the time of the offence but excluding those subsequently transferred or de-registered. If the offending team loses the match then the result will stand.
Irrespective of the match result 3 points will be deducted from the offending team.

16.        REGISTRATION OF CLUBS
16.
1
should any club/team wish to resign from the League during the playing season they must do so in writing to the League Secretary The Management Committee shall have the power to accept the resignation and expunge the team’s records.
16.2
Any Club withdrawing from the League during the playing season will be fined 25-00 in addition to losing its Guarantee fee and forfeiting all League fees paid as per Rule 10.8. In the event of a multi-team Club withdrawing a team during the playing season a new Guarantee fee of 20-00 shall be payable before the remaining teams are allowed to continue playing in the competition.
16.3
Any team withdrawing from the League during the playing season will not be issued with a clearance certificate until outstanding monies have been paid in full. Club Officials will be responsible for dealing with all outstanding matters relating to their Club.

17.        OUTSIDE COMPETITIONS
A team may only enter an external Competition providing it is under the auspices of their parent County FA. This is the only outside competition which takes preference over League fixtures. Teams must inform the League Secretary in writing of their involvement in such competitions.


18.        PLAYING SEASON
18.1

The Season will commence on the second week end in  September and will conclude after the first Sunday in May
18.2
If the season is extended beyond the envisaged finishing date, the League Secretary will arrange matches.

 

 

 

 

 



19.        PLAYING TIMES
the maximum playing time will be as follows:

 

SMALL SIDED DIVISION           UNDER 10s         3 x 20 minutes sessions  SIZE 4 FOOTBALL


MINOR DIVISION                                 UNDER 12s        30 Minutes each way        SIZE 4 FOOTBALL
NURSERY DIVISION                    UNDER 14s        35 Minutes each way        SIZE 4 FOOTBALL
PREMIER DIVISION                   UNDER 16s        40 Minutes each way        SIZE 5 FOOTBALL

20.        KICK OFF TIMES
20.
1
during the months of September, October, March and April no kick off must take place after 2-30pm.
During the months of November, December, January and February no kick off must take place after 2-00pm
20.2
All Clubs will state their precise kick off times on the form provided at the start of the season. Any team wishing to change their kick off time must give eight days notice of intent to their A League Secretary who in turn will inform the Referees Secretary of the change. Any team failing to observe this rule will incur a fine of 20-00 plus the Referees fee if he is unable to be given another fixture.
20.3
Any team responsible for causing the kick off time to be delayed will be fined the sum of 15-00

 

20.4

 

The home team must provide at least two footballs fit for play and given to the referee to choose

 

Adequate: separate changing and toilet facilities should be provided for each team

21.        TEAM COLOURS
21.1
Where the basic colour of the strip is the same or similar to their opponents the away team will change colours.
21.2
Any team wishing to change its colours or name during the playing season must do so through the appropriate County FA also informing the League of their intentions.
21.3
No team or goalkeeper shall be allowed to wear an all black shirt.

 

 

 

22.               SUBSTITUTES
Up to a maximum of five substitutes may be named in competitive matches,  All may be used at any time except to replace a player dismissed from the field of play by the referee:

All substitutes must be named and placed on the match report form prior to commencement of the match and the referee informed.  Any substitutes not placed upon the match report form and nominated to the referee before the kick off may not take part in the match

 

Your attention is drawn to a new rule introduced into the Laws of the Game regarding “penalty shoot-outs” in cup matches when the scores remain level after extra time.

 

“When a team finishes the match with a greater number of players than their opponents, they shall reduce their numbers to equate with that of their opponents and inform the Referee of the name (and number) of each player excluded. The team captain has this responsibility.



23.        LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
23.1

Points for the League matches are awarded as follows: three points for a win, one point for a draw. The Champions of each division will be the team acquiring the most points, all matches in the division having been played.

23.2
Should two or more teams have an equal number of points then the following criteria will be assessed

(a)    A grand play off between the teams will take place to find a winner


23.3
If this procedure fails to produce a winner then the Championship shall be shared.

24.        FIXTURES
Fixtures will be compiled by the league Secretary. No alterations shall be accepted without the approval of the League Secretary. Should mid-week fixtures be necessary following approval from the BCFA, the League Secretary shall have the power to fix suitable dates? Matches will be played on a home and away basis, played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as laid down by the “INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION BOARD” and in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and Byelaws of the “FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

25.        CANCELLATION OF FIXTURES
25.1

Any team wishing to have a match cancelled or postponed for any reason must give 21 days notice to the League Secretary in writing. Failure to do so will result in an automatic fine of 30-00 being imposed and 3 points will be deducted from the offending team. The match will be re-arranged by the League Secretary to be played at a later date. Any such match re-arranged by the League Secretary must take place using only players registered at the time of the offence but excluding those subsequently transferred or de-registered.
THREE cancellations are allowed per team per season, ONLY ONE OF WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY CUP COMPETITION. Any subsequent cancellation after this will incur an automatic fine of 50-00 and the deduction of 3 points from the offending team.

The last date for using 21 days notice postponements will be Easter Sunday in any season

 

 

 

 


25.2
Any Club failing to keep its engagement after the match has been confirmed will be dealt with as in Rule 25.1 and be liable to pay all expenses incurred by their opponents providing that receipts are produced to the Management Committee. Further to this 3 points will be deducted from the offending team and they will be liable for the full Referees fee.
The match will be re-arranged by the League Secretary to be played at a later date. Any such match re-arranged by the League Secretary must take place using only players registered at the time of the offence but excluding those subsequently transferred or de-registered.

26.               NOTIFICATION TO VISITING CLUBS and OFFICIALS
26.1
The home team Manager will be responsible for notifying opponents and match Officials of all particulars concerning the match, i.e. date, colours, venue and kick off time. Referees must be confirmed on Tuesday evenings by 9-30pm at the latest. Opponents must be informed by Wednesday evening. Failure to comply with this Rule ill incur a fine of 15-00 being imposed against the home team, providing the opponents have informed the League Secretary of the infringement and / or the Referee has informed the League Secretary

.
The home team may be liable to pay the Referees fee in full if he/she is unable to be given an alternative fixture.
26.2
Clubs should note that if they have not received the match information by the times stated above they should contact their League Secretary and follow his instructions.

27.        GROUNDS
27.
1
if through any fault of the home team a match has to be replayed the Management Committee shall have the power to order a change of venue.
27.2
If for any reason the home pitch is not available and the opponents are able to stage the fixture, then the match will automatically transfer to that venue even though a League or Cup fixture may have been played there previously in the season, providing 24 hrs notice is given to the Club Officials and the appropriate League Secretary has been informed.
27.3
Any team having given notice as per Rule 27.2, refusing to comply will be charged and fined as per Rule 25.1. The team hosting the re-arranged fixture will be entitled to claim 50% of any additional costs to stage the match, providing documentary proof of additional costs is produced.

28.        MATCH RESULTS
28.1

Match Report Forms showing players names and signatures must be given to the Referee for his/her inspection prior to commencement of the match. Referees will be authorised not to commence matches until teams have adhered to this requirement.
Any player whose name is not on the Match Report Form at this stage will not be permitted to play in the match unless
(a) she is nominated to the Referee and the opposition Manager BEFORE the kick off.
(b) She is present and able to play before the expiry of the half-time interval.
(c) She signs the Match Report Form during the half-time interval in the presence of the Referee and the opposition Manager and produces her Identity Card.
The inclusion of any late arrivals must not result in the exclusion of any players (or substitutes) already nominated on the Match Report Form.


28.2
The results of each match, names of players with signatures and Registration Numbers, goals scored, substitutes used, Referees marks and match reports from both team Managers shall be submitted to the League Secretary on the Match Report Form within four days of the match having been played. A team failing to submit a Match Report Form by the due date or submitting a Match Report Form with incorrect or missing details
(except as outlined in Rule 28.3) will be fined the sum of 15-00.
28.3
Any team submitting a Match Report Form with missing or falsified signatures will be construed as having played an ineligible player and will be charged and fined as per Rule 5.2 & 15.3.

28.4
The results of each match or any postponement on match days must be telephoned to the League Secretary at the times prescribed by him/her. Any team failing to advise the League Secretary of the results or postponements as outlined will be fined the sum
of 15-00.

29.        ABANDONED MATCHES
29.1

In the event of a match being abandoned through causes beyond the control of either Club i.e. Pitch conditions, weather conditions or other outside elements, the match will be replayed on a date and time set by the League Secretary

29.2
Should a match be abandoned for reason other than in Rule 29.1 the following procedure will be implemented.
If the offending team is winning or drawing then the match will be replayed on a date and venue decide by the League Secretary Any such match re-arranged by the League Secretary must take place using only players registered at the time of the offence but excluding those subsequently transferred or de-registered. If the offending team is losing the result will stand.

In cup competitions any team causing a match to be abandoned will forfeit the tie


29.3
Any team causing a match to be abandoned will incur a fine not exceeding 100:00 in addition in league matches the offending team will have 3 points deducted from their league record. The League may defer any decision pending the outcome of any investigation by the appropriate County Football Association.

30.        RULES GOVERNING ALL CUP COMPETITIONS
30.1

Any player registered in accordance with Rules 11 and 12 shall be eligible to take part in the Open Cup and the League Shield competitions subject to the following:
a) Any player having played in a Cup competition in one age group shall not be eligible to play in the same competition in another age group.
b) Any player having played for one club in the League Shield or League cup is Cup Tied and cannot play in the same competition for another club.
(As far as this Rule is concerned the League Cup and the League Shield are deemed to be the same competition)
c) Any player registered after the Quarter Final round has been played shall not be allowed to play in the appropriate competition.

 

30.2
Any team playing ineligible, or suspended player(s) in a Cup Match will forfeit the game to their opponents and a fine of 50-00 will be imposed, as per Rule 15.3
In addition if any of the above offences are committed in a Cup Final the opponents will be declared the winners and trophies will be withheld from the offending team.


30.3
In all rounds of the Cup competitions if teams are drawing at the end of normal time, extra time will be played as appropriate to that Division (Under 12s, 14s

and 16s  ten minutes each way) Under 10s, Five minutes each way)

Should one of the team’s score a goal during the period of extra time the match will be declared finished and the team, which has scored the goal declared the winner.
If extra time is unable to be played in a Cup Tie because of a late kick off or refusal of one of the teams, then the offending team will be fined the sum of 20-00.


 

30.4
In Cup Matches (excluding Cup Finals) if the teams are drawing after extra time then penalties shall decide the winners. If there is still no result following 5 penalties taken alternatively by each side, then penalties will continue in the same order until after both teams have taken an equal number of penalties, one team has scored a goal more than the other.
NB: Only the players who are on the pitch at the end of extra time may take penalties. Each penalty kick must be taken by a different player and not until all eligible players including goalkeepers have each taken a kick may a player of the same team take a second kick.
30.5
In all Cup Finals if at the end of normal time the teams are drawing then extra time shall be played as under Rule 30.3. At the end of extra time, if the teams are still drawing then the Cup will be shared. Unless agreed with all parties before the match commences rule 30:4 can be applied to determine a winner
30.6
In all Cup competitions 5 substitutes will be allowed in line with League Rule 22. Any player whose name appears on the Match Report Form as a substitute but does not play shall not be Cup-Tied in that competition.
30.7
The Management Committee will decide Cup Final venues and kick off times.
Once kick off times and grounds have been established for the Cup Finals there will be no alteration, except where weather conditions may intervene.

30.8
In all Cup Matches except Finals the home team shall be responsible for providing and paying of the ground and paying the Referee Fee (and assistant Referees where applicable) Fees for Referees / Assistant referees will be shared equally between the competing Teams.
Referees / Assistant Referees will receive the agreed fees for officiating in Cup Finals. In Cup Final replays if the same officials are appointed then payment will be made.
30.9
In Cup matches any Club offending as in Rule 25.1 and 25.2 will be fined 30-00 and forfeit the match.

31.        REFEREES
31.1
The Referees Secretary shall keep a list of Referees whose names have been approved by the Management Committee. The Referees Secretary shall appoint all Referees and inform the Divisional Secretaries of such appointments. In the event of a Referee not being able to make his/her appointment he/she will notify the Referees Secretary who shall if possible appoint another to take his/her place.

 

 

 


31.2
If a Referee has not been allocated to a match, or the allocated Referee is unavailable then the home team Manager must contact the League Secretary for his advice. If either team is subsequently able to secure a Referee then it is their duty [and common courtesy] to inform the opposing team giving details of any connection the Referee may have with their team or Club.

 


31.3
In the event of a Referee failing to present himself/herself to officiate in a match both Managers shall agree to appoint someone to officiate for the duration of the match. The normal powers and status afforded to a registered Referee shall be afforded to the substitute Referee for the duration of the game and he/she shall be entitled to the appropriate fee.
31.4
Once the services of a Referee have been agreed between both teams no more correspondence will, be entered into regarding the Referees performance. If the appointed Referee is officially registered with the County FA then any complaints should be forwarded to the appropriated County FA.
31.5
The non-appearance of a Referee shall not be sufficient reason to cancel a match. Any team doing so will be dealt with under Rule 25.2.
31.6
A referee having accepted an appointment and failing to present himself/herself for the match without a satisfactory explanation may be taken off the Referees list and the facts reported to the B.C.F.A and the Referees Secretary.

31.7
Referees must inspect the Match Report Form prior to kick off and order matches to kick off at the appointed time. They must report all late kick offs and inform Managers of offending teams of their intentions.
31.8
Home team Manager must inform the Referee and the League Secretary if a fixture is to be cancelled prior to being played.
31.9
Referees Fee (agreed at the AGM) is to be shared by both teams. It is the responsibility of the home team to pay the Referee immediately after the match. If an appointed Referee is in attendance and the match is not played for any reason then he/she is entitled to 50% of his fee, to be shared by both teams.
31.10
Any home team failing to pay the Referee (and Assistant Referee(s) where appointed) after a match or any away team failing to pay their share of such fees, will be fined the sum of
10-00 in either case teams will still be liable for the outstanding fees owing to the Official(s).

32.        LEAGUE TROPHIES
32.
1
All trophies must be returned to the league in a clean and undamaged condition by the March meeting of each season. Failure to do so will result in a fine of
25-00 being imposed on the offending Club and a further 5-00 per week that the trophies remain outstanding.

 

 


32.2
The League Championship Shields and all Cups are accepted by the Clubs on condition and understanding that in the event of LOSS and DAMAGE whilst in their custody, the Club WILL BE LIABLE TO PAY THE FULL COST OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF SUCH TROPHIES.
32.3

It shall be the responsibility of the Clubs holding the TROPHIES to make adequate arrangements to insure against LOSS or DAMAGE whilst in their custody.
32.4
16 trophies will be supplied by the League to Divisional Champions and Runners Up, and all Cup Finalists. Any extra trophies required must be ordered through the Assistant General Secretary or the trophy suppliers and paid for in advance.

 



33.        FINES
Fines for contravention of League Rules will be issued by the Disciplinary Secretary and sent to Club Secretaries.
33.2
Any Club failing to pay fines by the prescribed date (unless appealing as under Rule 35.1) will be fined 10-00 and will have their fixtures suspended until all outstanding monies have been paid.

34.        PROTESTS
34.1
Where a protest concerns some aspects of the arrangements of play of a particular fixture an appeal must be made to the Disciplinary Secretary by the Secretary of the Club within seven days of the match having being completed. Together with the appropriate fee
of 10-00.
34.2
Protests and complaints must contain the particulars upon which they are founded and must be submitted to the Disciplinary Secretary. The protest fee of 10-00 may be forfeited in part or whole following any investigation. The Disciplinary Committee shall take into consideration all relevant information when deliberating on the complaint. Clubs will be notified of the result of the investigation via the Disciplinary Secretary.

34.3  
Any Club summoned to appear before the Disciplinary Committee and failing to do so will incur a fine of 10-00.

35.        APPEALS
35.1

Any Club or player fined by the League Disciplinary Committee without the benefit of a hearing may appeal against the decision to the Disciplinary Secretary. Notice of such appeal must be forthcoming from the Secretary of the Club within 7 days of the fine being imposed. No appeal will be granted unless the fine has been paid and a 10-00 appeal fee accompanies the letter.
35.2
Any Club or player is afforded the right to appeal to the B.C.F.A. against any decision made by the League Management Committee. Such appeals should be made in writing in duplicate and accompanied by the fee laid down in the Rules of the B.C.F.A. within 14 days of the decision being conveyed to the Club or player. A copy of the appeal must be delivered to the League Secretary C.W.G.F.L.

35.3
The investigation shall not be suspended pending the hearing of the appeal unless the B.C.F.A. so order. The appealing Club or player may be ordered to pay the expenses of the hearing of such appeal.

36.        MISCONDUCT OF CLUBS OFFICIALS, PLAYER OR SPECTATORS.
36.1

At the Annual General Meeting (or Special Meeting convened as in Rule 7) the Management Committee, having given prior notice, may recommend the exclusion from further participation in

The League, any Club or team whose conduct has in their opinion being objectionable. A closed ballot shall conduct voting on this point with a 2/3 majority of acceptance of the proposal upholding the recommendation (abstentions to be null and void) A Club whose conduct is the subject of the vote will be debarred from voting. Voting rights are one vote per registered team per Club.
36.2
 The League Secretary will have the authority to recommend to the Management Committee censure, fines, or exclusion or any appropriate corrective action required of any team for continued misconduct or disruptive behaviour within their age group following proven formal protests (as defined in Rule 34.1) from at least 25% of the member teams in any Division concerned.
Should the League Secretary recommend expulsion of any team, then at the AGM or a Special Meeting convened as per Rule7, a closed ballot shall conduct voting on the matter with 2/3rds majority of acceptance of the proposal by all teams in the specified Division of the appropriate age group upholding the recommendation (abstentions to be held null and void). A team whose conduct is the subject of the vote will be debarred from voting.
Voting rights are one vote per registered team per Club.
36.3
Any team found guilty by their appropriate County FA of misconduct by Officials or Spectators will be charged by the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League with bringing the League into disrepute and be fined accordingly. In the case of persistent misconduct the Central Warwickshire Girls Football League Committee may recommend at an EGM that the Club concerned be expelled.
36.4
A Club Official or member found guilty of inducing or attempting to induce a player or players of another Club or team to join them shall be liable to expulsion or such penalty as the Annual General Meeting (or a Special Meeting) may decide and their Club shall be liable to expulsion in accordance with Rule 36.1.

37.        ALCOHOL
AT GROUNDS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE C.W.G.F.L….DRINKING OR SERVING OF ALCOHOL WITHIN THE VINCINTY OF THE PLAYING AREA DURING THE MATCH IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. ANY CLUB FOUND GUILTY OF THIS OFFENCE WILL INCUR A FINE OF 100-00 AND BE WARNED AS TO THEIR FUTURE CONDUCT.

NO EXCUSE WILL BE TOLERATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

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