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26.1 The Association shall compile a list of qualified Referees for the use of clubs. All promotion
of Referees shall be delegated to the Referees’ Sub-Committee of this Association.
26.2 All Referees who officiate in Leagues designated for players under eighteen years of age,
must comply with the Welfare Policy of the Football Association of Wales.
26.3 If an unofficial Referee takes charge of the match, they become an Association Official and carry out the duties of the Referee, and must at all times Referee BOTH halves of the match
27. PERSONAL HEARINGS
27.1 Any Club or individual requesting a personal hearing with reference to misconduct (i.e.
Referees’ Report) must deposit a sum of £50.00.
27.2 Failure to attend on the date arranged will result in the case being determined by the
Association and the sum of £50.00 may be forfeited.
27.3 The £50.00 deposit may be forfeited if the request for a personal hearing is deemed by the
Association to be frivolous.
27.4 Disciplinary communications must be completed by the Club and/or individual as requested
and returned to the Association Disciplinary Secretary within ten days of the date of issue of the
report by the Association.
27.5 Failure to return completed documentation within the stated period will result in the
suspension of the club’s fixtures or such other disciplinary action as determined by the Council of
27.6 In the event of the Club and/or individual being found guilty of the charge/s laid then the
costs of the hearing will be charged to the body requesting the hearing.
28. CONFLICT OF INTEREST
28.1 A Member of this Association shall not sit upon the Council, Commission or any Sub
Committee when any matter is under discussion respecting League, Competition or Club with
which he or she is connected.
29. PRESS REPORTS
29.1 All Press reports of meetings shall only be furnished officially by the General Secretary.
29.2 A member of the Council of the Association shall not make any comment in the Press upon
the business transacted at any of the Association’s meetings, unless previous sanction has been
given by the Council.
29.3 The Association shall be entitled to publish in the public Press or in any manner it shall think
fit, reports of its proceedings, acts and resolutions, whether the same shall or shall not reflect on
the character or conduct of any Club, Official, Player, or Spectator, and every Club, Official, Player,
or Spectator shall be deemed to have assented to such publication.
30. COPIES OF RULES
30.1 One Copy of the Rules of the Association shall be sent to each affiliated Association, League,
Club, and each registered Referee.
30.2 Additional copies, price £10.00 each may be obtained from the Hon. Secretary.
31. ANY MATTER NOT COVERED IN THESE RULES
The Association shall have power to deal with any matter not provided for in these Rules.
32. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER CERTIFICATES (Article 9 of the FIFA Regulations for the
Status and Transfer of PLayers)
32.1 An amateur or non-amateur player who has become eligible to play for a club affiliated to a
National Association may not be registered with a club affiliated to another National Association
unless the latter has received an International Transfer Certificate issued by the National Association
which the player wishes to leave.
32.2 Details of International Transfer Certificates will be in accordance with Article 9 of the
FIFA Regulations which are re-printed on page 29 of the Football Association of Wales
Regulations and on the South Wales Football Association website.
Appendix 1 - ANNUAL AFFILIATION FEES
South Wales Amateur
South Wales Senior
|30 June annually||£50||2.1.2|
|Other leagues providing adult football||30 June annually||£40||2.1.2|
|Leagues providing under-18 & below only||30 June annually||£30||2.1.2|
|Competitions||All competitions within the area||30 June annually||£25||2.2.2|
|Clubs Group A1||English FA League Clubs and Welsh Premier League clubs||30 June annually||£100||2.3.4|
|Clubs Group A2||Welsh League Clubs||30 June annually||£80||2.3.4|
|Clubs Group B||South Wales Senior League and South Wales Amateur League Clubs||30 June annually||£50||2.3.4|
|Clubs Group C||Senior Clubs in local leagues||30 June annually||£35||2.3.4|
|Clubs Group D||Clubs with under-18 and lower age groups only||30 June annually||£10||2.3.4|
|Small sided clubs||Mini football||30 June annually||£5||2.3.4|
Appendix 2 - CUP ENTRY FEES
|South Wales FA Senior Cup||£25|
|South Wales FA Saturday Intermediate Cup||£20|
|South Wales FA Sunday Intermediate Cup||£20|
|South Wales FA Youth Cup||£15|
|South Wales FA Junior Cup||£10|
Appendix 3 - FINES
|Clubs affiliated to this Association and failing to affiliate by 30 June||£20||2.3.5|
|Clubs who fail to advise the Association of any change of detail on the Affiliation Form following the acceptance of Affiliation||£30||2.3.6|
|Clubs who fail to respond to Association correspondence as required||£25||2.3.14|
Appendix 4 EXAMPLES OF MISCONDUCT AND SERIOUS MISCONDUCT
For the purpose of these rules misconduct may include but will not be restricted to the following:-
1. Breaches of the Child Welfare Policy by Clubs, Officials and Coaches.
2. Playing matches outside Wales without written authority of both The South Wales FA and
the Football Association of Wales.
3. Knowingly allow suspended Players/Officials to be allowed to be involved in Association
4. Repeated failures to clear outstanding administration fees and fines to this Association.
Appendix 5 FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES Rule 51.7
A League playing at Recreational Level shall be entitled (but not obliged) to adopt the following
Rule into its own Rule Book in order to regulate first team Players playing in the reserve team of the
’’Where (i) a Club which plays in a League at National Level and also has a reserve team playing in
a League at Recreational Level and (ii) the Club’s first team (which plays in a League at National
Level) does not have a playing fixture on a given day, then on that given day no more than three
(3) players from the Club’s first team (which played in the Club’s last fixture in a League at National
Level) shall be allowed to play in the reserve team fixture played on that given day.’’
The above sanctioned Rule shall be the only Rule permitted by the Association to appear in the
Rules of any organisation under the jurisdiction of the Association (whether as a Member or
Subordinate) in respect of the regulation of first team Players playing in the reserve team of the
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