Misconduct Charges and Disciplinary Hearings

I've Received a Misconduct Charge. What is it and what do I do?
A County FA will raise disciplinary charges for incidents of misconduct which occur outside of on-field disciplinary procedures, or where an on-field incide...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 4:46 PM
What is an "Alternate Charge?"
A County FA can raise an alternate (lower) charge when raising a serious misconduct charge.  The County FA will raise an alternate charge if they are co...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 5:12 PM
What is an "Aggravated Breach?"
An “aggravated” breach of FA Regulations is when an individual or Club has been found proven of committing an act of misconduct which is “aggravated”  by in...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 5:11 PM
Why have I been asked to attend a Disciplinary Hearing?
You may be asked to attend a disciplinary hearing if you have denied a charge and requested a personal hearing to defend yourself/your Club, or if you have ...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 4:18 PM
Do I have to attend a Disciplinary Hearing?
If you are the individual charged with an offence and you have requested a Personal Hearing, you must attend in person. Match officials have a duty to a...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 4:18 PM
Can I bring additional witnesses to a Disciplinary Hearing?
The individual/Club charged is entitled to bring any witnesses they feel appropriate. County FA witnesses are not permitted to bring additional witnesse...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 4:17 PM
What happens at a Disciplinary Hearing?
There are three key stages to a disciplinary hearing:  1. Questioning of County FA witnesses. The County FA will invite those witnesses who provided sta...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 4:11 PM
Can I be Legally Represented at a Disciplinary Hearing?
An individual/Club charged is allowed to be represented in a disciplinary hearing by any other individual, including a club representative or legal professi...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 4:18 PM
How do I appeal the outcome of a misconduct charge?
Any party found guilty of a misconduct charge heard by the County FA can appeal the decision to The Football Association. Intention to appeal must be lo...
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 at 2:31 PM