G. & D. Regulations

14. SERVING OF SUSPENSIONS

14.1 Suspensions to be served immediately

(a) Subject to this section 14, any Suspension imposed by a Body shall be served immediately and apply in respect of those Football Activities listed in the Notice of Suspension or a Determination.

(b) Members who have been charged for an Offence that carries more than the minimum Fixture Suspension shall remain ineligible for selection for any GHFA Match until a Body has decided on the Suspension.

(c) A Member does not need to be registered to serve any Time Suspension but does need to be registered to serve a Fixture Suspension.

14.2 Club Responsibility on Suspensions
The relevant Club shall be responsible for ensuring a Member is suspended in accordance with any Notice of Suspension or Determination.

14.3 Fixture Suspensions and Time Suspensions generally
(a) A Body may issue Suspensions either in terms of the number of Fixtures for which a Participant shall be suspended (Fixture Suspension) or the amount of time for which a Participant shall be suspended (Time Suspension).

(b) Unless otherwise specified, a Suspension imposed in terms of Fixtures on a Participant in:

i. winter football only affects that Participant's participation in winter football; or
ii. Summer Soccer only affects that Participant's participation in Summer Soccer.

(c) A Suspension imposed in terms of time (such as days, weeks or months) affects a Participant's participation for both that Participant's eleven-a-side and Summer Soccer, regardless of whether the infringement was committed in an eleven-a-side football or summer soccer.

(d) Upon issuing a Time Suspension, a Body must provide a start date and end date of the Suspension.

(e) A Participant issued with a Time Suspension shall be ineligible to participate in any Football Activity as directed in his or her Notice of Suspension or Determination and until such time as the Suspension has been served. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes participating in any GHFA Competition or FNSW Competition.

(f) A Participant who has been sent-off in any Premiership, Championship or Cup Fixture shall be suspended from participating in the next Premiership, Championship or Cup Fixture, whichever occurs first. However, a Participant shall not serve this Suspension in a Pre-Season Competition or Trial Match.

(g) For the purposes of section 14.3(f), a Participant must serve the Suspension in his/her registered team's next match and shall not be eligible to participate in any Fixture during that round until that Suspension is served in full.

(h) For the purposes of section 14.3(f), any Suspension received during a Pre-Season Competition or Trial Match (sanctioned and administered by GHFA) are required to be served in that Pre-Season Competition or Trial Match in that Participant's team's next consecutive Trial Match, Pre-Season Competition Match, Premiership, Cup or Championship Fixture whichever occurs first until the Suspension is served in full.

(i) If a Participant is currently subject to a Suspension, that Participant may participate in a Trial Match.

(j) Should a Participant receive a Suspension in a FNSW State Cup or Champion of Champions Match that Suspension shall be served in the next consecutive Fixture, (be that a GHFA or FNSW State Cup or Champion of Champions) which that Participant's team played in, until the Suspension is served in full.

(k) Only those Matches actually played count towards the completion of any Fixture Suspension.

(l) Notwithstanding section 14.3(k), if a Match is abandoned or forfeited pursuant to GHFA Rules and Regulations then that Match can be considered in relation to serving a Suspension but only if the suspended Player's team did not contribute to the facts that led to the abandonment or forfeiture of a Match.

(m) The Competition Director or a member of the Board appointed by the Board shall have the final decision on whether a Suspension or part thereof may be served in an abandoned or forfeited Match.

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