The Consequences of Misconduct. Please read immediately

 

TIMPERLEY & DISTRICT JFL

1 (a) Whenever any manager/coach/official or player(s) or spectator(s) of a Team is the subject of a reported misconduct involving a referee under 18 – fixtures will immediately be withdrawn from that Team, on a neutral basis, until such time as the charge is formally raised and then either proven or not proven.

1(b) Whenever any manager/coach/official or player(s) or spectator(s) of a Team is the subject of a report of a misconduct against a referee (of any age) and/or behaviour causing the game to be abandoned, the Team will have fixtures withdrawn, on a neutral basis, for a two weekend ‘cooling off’ period and to allow time for the misconduct report to be processed by County.

2. Any reports of misconduct against a referee under 18 – will automatically be reported to the Police.

3. Any reports of misconduct against a referee of any age, that could potentially be viewed as unlawful, such as common assault (e.g. spitting) or public order (e.g. threats) – will automatically be reported to the Police.

4 (a) Whenever any manager/coach/official or player(s) or spectator(s) of a Team is found guilty of a misconduct offence arising from one of their matches (E3, E4 or E20) – the Club will automatically be summoned to a SGM at the start of the next league meeting where the Team and/or manager/coach/official‘s continued participation in the Competition will be put to a vote of the Members. Unless the Club/Team demonstrate in advance, to the satisfaction of the LMC, that they have put in suitable measures to fully address the issue and prevent it reoccurring.

4 (b) Any Team with two or more proven misconducts (E3, E4 or E20) in a season – will automatically be brought to the AGM and put to the Members for a vote on their ejection. Unless the Club/Team demonstrate in advance, to the satisfaction of the LMC, that they have put in suitable measures to fully address the issue and prevent it reoccurring.
4 (c) Any Club with four or more proven misconducts (E3, E4 or E20) in a season – will automatically be brought to the AGM and put to the Members for a vote on their ejection. Unless the Club demonstrate in advance, to the satisfaction of the LMC, that they have put in suitable measures to fully address the issue and prevent it reoccurring.

5. Whenever any manager/coach/official or player(s) or spectator(s) of a Team is found guilty of a misconduct offence arising from one of their matches (E3, E4 or E20) – the Team will be barred/removed from any T&D Cup competition(s) for that season. If the event occurs post-Cup, the ban to be in place for the following season.

6. Whenever any manager/coach/official or player(s) or spectator(s) of a Team is found guilty of a misconduct offence arising from one of their matches (E3, E4 or E20) – should that Team win or come runners up in a Division or other Event, then no trophies/medals will be awarded by the LMC.

7. A manager/coach registration system will be implemented by T&DJFL. No manager/coach will be permitted in the technical area for T&DJFL games unless displaying a current, valid, T&DJFL photo ID. The minimum requirements for registration will be –
i) identified as the team manager/coach in WGS
ii) holding a current FA Enhanced DBS and current FA Safeguarding qualification
Registration will be withdrawn if
a. Either the DBS or Safeguarding qualification lapses, or
b. The manager/coach is found guilty of a misconduct offence (E3, E4 or E20), or
c. The LMC, acting reasonably, deem it to be in the best interests of the Competition to do so
Once withdrawn under (b) or (c), reinstatement of the registration will be at the sole discretion of the LMC, acting reasonably.

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Letter to all club secretaries, managers and parents regarding referees from the

ALTRINCHAM AND DISTRICT REFEREES’ SOCIETY

President: Steve Johnson
Chairman: Chris Broadhurst
Secretary: Stephen Brown
Monday 18th October 2021

To all club secretaries, managers and parents

First of all, many thanks for taking the time to read this letter and hope you are all glad to be back and enjoying football. Sadly, the opening weeks has seen an alarming rise in serious misconduct by players, managers and parents with some very concerning incidents of misconduct towards referees.
Although we all appreciate that football is a passionate game, and that the referees work hard to try and ensure everyone has a positive experience, I am asking everyone involved in the game locally to consider how they act towards each other.
Our referees make honest decisions, and yes, they will make mistakes, just like all players and managers do too. Nobody who attends a football match in whatever capacity is perfect. However, if I were to ask if someone from your football club had their son or daughter verbally or physically abused would you find this acceptable? Would you find it acceptable to be treated this way yourself? I would suspect not.
Therefore, if your match has a referee appointed please be respectful and treat them with understanding, as you would expect to be afford this courtesy in your own job or indeed for your own son/daughter if they were playing or refereeing.
A significant number of our referees are under the age of 18 and therefore it is totally inappropriate that any adult feels it is acceptable to either verbally abuse or threaten a minor. Any such misconduct will not only be reported to the relevant county FA but also to the police and county safeguarding team.
Please consider how you treat other people when you attend your matches. The opposition players, the opposition coach or parents and indeed the referee. Additionally, if you feel you could do a better job than the referee you choose to abuse or threaten then why not try attending a course yourself and take up the whistle.
The unacceptable rise in poor behaviour has to stop before someone gets seriously hurt. If you wish to discuss any individual situations further or indeed want information on how to complete the referee course yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Very best wishes
Anthony Taylor

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