Players should be familiar with the fact that they must abide by the Laws of Association Football and that the Match Officials enforce these Laws. The consequences of breaches of the Laws of Association Football are cautions, dismissal from the field of play and possible charges from the County FA.
Participants are likely to be less familiar with the wide range of disciplinary procedures and to assist this The FA has developed guidance to summarise the County Disciplinary Procedures at Step 5 and below.
The Discipline Handbook 2018-19
The Discipline Handbook 2018-19 is an online interactive reference guide to aid Leagues, Clubs and Players through the forthcoming season.
You can access the handbook by clicking on the following link: The FA Discipline Handbook 2019-20
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 – including match based discipline, sanction guidelines, the whole game system and changes to handling discrimination. This year’s guide also includes videos and resources that will go into greater depth to explain the disciplinary process.
Player Suspension Lookup
You can search for a player suspension by click here and using The FA tool.
Please click on either of the titles below to view the guidance documents:
- Independent Members to Discipline Commissions
- Local Football Anti-Discrimination Panel Member