The FA launch Discipline Handbook

The Football Association have published their Discipline Handbook for the 2012-13 season.

The Handbook is an interactive reference guide intended to be a useful guide to explain the disciplinary process and details the changes that have taken place over the last few years – principally the introduction of the match based disciplinary system, and the adoption of this system for youth football.

This year’s guide also includes videos and resources that will go into greater depth to explain the disciplinary process.  These videos include a walkthrough guide to Members' Services, an online tool available to help clubs with administration.

Other resources within the handbook include examples of paperwork.  The full list of supporting material is as follows:

Introduction from Mark Ives, Disciplinary Manager
Processing Misconduct Charges
Member Services – a walk through guide
Suspension Notification Form
Club Statement
League Statement
Sending Off Paperwork
Board of Appeal
Alternate Charge Notification
Multiple Charge Notification
Penalty Points

There is  also a new Leagues section to provide guidance for administrators regarding the Powers and Duties of the League.

The Handbook should be a useful resource to all clubs and Leagues alike, regardless of their level and is available from this link.

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