Respect Sanctions

Respect sanctions for the 2016/17 season:

12.1   Any team that accumulates a number of Qualifying Offences of the RESPECT code will be liable for sanction as outlined below.

 

12.2   A Qualifying Offence is defined as a caution for dissent, dismissal for abusive, offensive or insulting language or any proven charge of Misconduct by players or any occupants of the technical area on a match day.

 

12.3   Automatic sanctions will be applied in accordance with the following thresholds and tariff:

 

(a)     Stage 1 – Accumulation of 6 incidents of Qualifying Offences - a warning as to future conduct will be issued.

 

(b)     Stage 2 – Accumulation of 10 incidents of Qualifying Offences -

 

                   Step 5                   - £150

 

                   Step 6 and 7          - £75

 

                   Outside NLS - £50

 

                   (including Youth)


 

(c)      Stage 3 – Accumulation of 15 occurrences of Qualifying Offences – Sanctions to be double those of Stage 2.

 

(d)     Stage 4 – Accumulation of 20 incidents of Qualifying Offences (and for each subsequent 5 Qualifying Offences) – Charge under FA rule E20 – relating to the conduct of players.


12.4   Each sanction will also include an administration charge, currently £10.

 

12.5   A club may submit a written plea in mitigation in respect of the automatic sanctions applicable at Stage 2 and Stage 3.

 

12.5   There is no right of appeal in relation to the sanctions imposed up to and including Stage 3.

 

13.     Disciplinary Action On Clubs For Misconduct By Their Players

 

13.1   Any team within the National League System who has six or more individual Players cautioned or Dismissed from the Field of Play in the same match will be automatically fined the sum of £150 (£75 for Step 7) for the first occasion during the Season. For a second/third/fourth etc. occasion in the same Season, the fine on the Club will be £300/£450/£600 etc. (£150/£225/£300 for Step 7).

 

13.2  Any team competing outside of the National League System who has six or more individual Players cautioned or Dismissed from the Field of Play in the same match will be charged and warned as to their future conduct for the first occasion during the Season. For a second/third/fourth etc. occasion in the same Season, the fine on the Club will be £25/£50/£75 etc.

 

13.3  In truly exceptional circumstances a Club may submit a written plea in mitigation against the imposition of a fine imposed under this paragraph 12.

 

13.4   A Club’s disciplinary record will be based on a points system, dependent on the type of offence, as follows:

 

(a)     Cautions

 

          1 point for each offence, with the exception of dissent, which will attract 2 points.

 

(b)     Send Offs

 

          S1 – Serious Foul Play - 5 points

 

          S2 – Violent conduct - 6 points

 

          S3 – Spits at a an Opponent - 7 points

 

          S4 & S5 – Denies an Obvious goal scoring opportunity - 3 points

 

          S6 – Abusive, Insulting or Offensive Language - 4 points

 

          S7 – Second cautionable offence – 3 points

 

(c)      Misconduct charges

 

          5 points each, subject to any increase by the Disciplinary Commission

 

13.5   A Club would be liable for a charge under FA Rule E20 in the following circumstances:

 

(a)     Any team within the Club has a points tally that reaches 75 points

 

(b)     Any team within the Club reaches Stage 4 of the RESPECT sanction process

 

(c)     The Club has been charged with Misconduct and the cases proven on two occasions where the game has been abandoned as a result of the Misconduct.

 

(d)    The Club has four or more incidents of violent conduct across any of its teams. Violent conduct includes all dismissals for violent conduct and any charge of Assault on a Match Official, physical contact on a Match Official or Assault Participant on Participant

 

(e)    The Club has two or more E3(2) charges raised against any player in a 12 month period.

To help Clubs understand the procedures and regulations of both the Match Based and Period Based systems, an information handbook has been produced and can be downloaded below.

If having read the handbook, match based discipline key notes and match based discipline FAQ’s you have any questions with regards to the disciplinary procedures, please contact the Discipline Team at Hampshire FA on 01256 853000 or by emailing discipline@hampshirefa.com

UPDATE

Response time frames for cases can vary depending on the type of charge, please check the response date on all correspondence received. Below is a brief guide to the response time frames. 

Cautions                         =             14 days to respond
Misconduct Charges       =             14 days to respond
Standard Charges           =             7 days to respond

Misconduct Charges with a 7 days respond time are as follows as these must be concluded by the County FA within 28 days:

Assaults
Abandoned Matches
Discrimination
Playing on suspension (Club / Player)