Rules and Regulations
Discipline in Devon
Sine Die Suspensions
A player is placed under Sine Die suspension when they owe money to either Devon FA, to a League or Club that has used the Debt Recovery Scheme.
Before signing a player it is essential that you check to ensure that they are not under any form of suspension. A player under Sine Die suspension is prevented from taking part in any form of football activity.
Any player under Sine Die suspension can have their suspension lifted immediately on payment of the outstanding debt.
Misconduct & Personal Hearings
If your club or an individual from your club receives a misconduct charge, you will receive a notification via the Whole Game System (Or a letter in the post in your club is not set up for online administration).
You will be required to respond to this charge and submit any correspondence or evidence you wish to be considered within 14 days of the charge being raised.
All available documentation and evidence will then be presented at a discipline commission where a verdict on the case will be made and if necessary a sanction will be implemented in line with FA sanction guidelines.
Should you wish to discuss your charge or ask for any advice on the best way to proceed for your particular charge, please contact the discipline department on - 01626 325911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When responding to a misconduct charge you can either have the case dealt with in absence via correspondence or request a personal hearing where the individual or club charged are able to attend a hearing (£35.00 hearing fee).
Personal Hearing Documents below;
FA Pitch & Goalmouth Dimensions
We often receive questions about the pitch and goalpost sizes recommended for specific age groups in football. Download the handy FA guide below for information on the following formats:
- Mini Soccer (5v5 & 7v7)
- 9v9 Football
- Youth Football
- Adult Football
- Football Pyramid (Steps 1-7)