Discipline

Bedfordshire FA control discipline issued to teams up to and including Step 5 of the National League System; including all grassroots football and youth. The Whole Game System can be used to administer discipline online without the need for paperwork to be sent in the post and gives clubs greater flexibility.

Contact


Email: Discipline@BedfordshireFA.com
Phone: 01582 567722   

The FA Discipline Handbook

To help understand the current Discipline procedures and regulations an online interactive aid to Leagues, Clubs and Players has been created and can be downloaded by clicking HERE


Player Suspension Lookup

You can search for a player suspension  by click here and using The FA tool.

 

Personal Hearings

Some discipline cases may result in a personal hearing. The guides below provide an overview of a personal hearing and what to expect on the day:

Club and Player Guide to Personal Hearings
County Witness Guide to Personal Hearings
Match Official Guide to Personal Hearings

 

Football Debt Recovery

Bedfordshire FA operates a system to collect football debts on behalf of affiliated clubs, leagues and other associations.

Suspensions & Fines

The Discipline Sanction Guidelines document serves as a useful tool that enables participants to have an awareness of likely sanction should the case against them be found proven.

 

Below NLS

Step 5 - 7

Standard Charges

Fine

Suspension (Matches)

Fine

Suspension (Matches)

Serious Foul Play

£25.00

3

£40.00

3

Violent Conduct

£25.00

3

£40.00

3

Spitting

£40.00

6

£40.00

6

Denying a goal scoring opportunity

£15.00

1

£20.00

1

Abusive/Offensive Language

£25.00

2

£30.00

2

2nd Caution

£15.00

1

£20.00

1

Please Note: If you receive a Misconduct charge (case number ending in M) these do not carry set suspensions. These type of cases are heard by a Discipline Commission who decide on appropriate suspensions and/or fine.

Timescales for Responding to Cases:

  • Standard Dismissal (Red Card)  - 7 Days from the date on the printed paperwork
  • Caution (Yellow Card) - 14 Days from the date on the printed paperwork
  • Misconduct - 14 Days from the date on the printed paperwork

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