SWFA > Frequently Asked Questions
The Association is regularly asked the same (or similar questions) by many clubs and players. Within this page, we have included examples of the more common questions as a reference guide which we hope will help anyone with queries in the future. We will add to this as more issues arise during the season.
The referee hasn't turned up for out game and we can't agree on who should referee. Can each manager referee one half?
No - the appointed referee at the start of the match can only be changed in the event of an injury. Games refereed in this way are considered null and void and Leagues are instructed that any such games must be replayed in full. Please note that if the game is controlled by a non-official who becomes incapacitated, the game must be abandoned
Will the Association send all disciplinary reports to our Treasurer?
We have received several requests in recent weeks for correspondence such as disciplinary forms to be sent to alternative officers than club secretaries. The Association will only send such paperwork to the appointed club secretary. With over 500 clubs affiliated, it is not practical to enter into correspondence with more than one named contact per club.
I am a referee - do I have to send a copy of my sending-off report to the League as well as the SWFA?
Please note that when submitting disciplinary reports, these are confidential and not to be disclosed to anyone other than the Association and the club/player involved. Copies must NOT be sent to third parties.
Can referees wear colours other than black?
Referees are the only people authorised to wear black kits at games at this level of the pyramid and must ONLY wear black uniforms. No other colours are permitted to be worn by match officials. Would all clubs and match officials please note that teams are NOT allowed to take to the field wearing BLACK shirts.