G. & D. Regulations


"Additional Suspension" means any Suspension in addition to a Mandatory Match Suspension;

"Affected Party" has the meaning given to it in section 12.4 of these Regulations;

"Appeals Tribunal Determination or AT Determination" means a decision or Determination made by the AT pursuant to section 9;

"Appeals Tribunal" or "AT" means the Body responsible for hearing and determining appeals set out in section 9;

"Application Fee or Appeal Fee" means the fee set out in Schedule 3 for appeals to the Appeals Tribunal;

"Board" mean the directors of GHFA appointed or elected from time to time;

"Body" means a body established under section 4 of these Regulations;

"Business Days" see "Working days";

"Centre" means an affiliated entity formed for the purpose of playing Summer Soccer in the Competitions;

"Championship" means the final series conducted at the completion of the Premiership in accordance with the GHFA's Rules and Regulations;

"Chairperson" means a chairperson or vice-chairperson of a Tribunal appointed under Section 5;

"Claim" means a claim or disagreement by, against or between Members;

"Club" means an entity formed for the purpose of playing football or futsal in the Competitions under the jurisdiction of GHFA;

"Club Official" means any person involved with the administration, management or organisation of a Club or Centre (whether paid or unpaid), including employees, contractors, directors, representatives and volunteers;

"Competitions" means any or all of the football matches or competitions conducted by GHFA;

"Complaint" means an allegation that a Member's conduct is unethical and/or in breach of FFA Rules and Regulations, FNSW Rules and Regulations or GHFA's rules and regulations;

"Cup" means a tournament or event conducted by GHFA other than the Premiership or Championship competitions;

"Days" see "Working days";

"Determination" means a decision made by a Tribunal in accordance with these Regulations;

"Disciplinary Committee or DC" means the Body responsible to make decisions under section 7;

"Disciplinary History" means a Member's disciplinary/tribunal record as held by FFA, Football NSW or GHFA;

"Disrepute" has its meaning given to it under the FFA Code of Conduct. For the purposes of these Regulations, a reference to FFA in the FFA Code of Conduct shall also be a reference to GHFA;

"FFA" means Football Federation Australia Limited, the governing body for football (soccer) in Australia;

"FFA Statutes" means the statutes and any accompanying standing orders, by-laws and regulations governing football in Australia as promulgated by FFA from time to time;

"FFA Rules and Regulations" means the FFA Statutes and any other rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes of conduct and guidelines developed, promulgated and implemented by FFA;

"FIFA" means Federation Internationale de Football Association, its successor or assignee;

"Fixture" means a meeting of two (2) clubs as scheduled in all grades applicable;

"Football Activity" means any activity of a football nature including playing in any form of the game, taking part in organised club or team training activities, being in the Technical Area during a match, holding a team official role, holding a club official role, holding office in a Club or Association or any other activity relating or incidental to the objects of GHFA;

"Football NSW Rules and Regulations" mean any rules, regulations, by-laws, policies, procedures, directives, codes of conduct and guidelines developed, promulgated and implemented by FNSW;

"General Manager" means that person appointed by the Board to oversee the day to day operations of GHFA;

"GHFA Representative Match" means any match played by a Participant for a representative side controlled or administered by GHFA

"GHFA Competitions" means any or all of the football matches, tournaments, events or competitions owned or conducted by GHFA;

"General Purposes Tribunal or GPT" means the Body responsible for hearing and determining matters under section 8;

"General Purposes Tribunal Determination or GPT Determination" means a decision made by the GPT pursuant to section 8;

"GHFA" means Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Incorporated, and where the context permits, includes the Board and/or the General Manager

"Grievance" means either a Claim or Complaint as the case requires;

"Grievance Form" means the prescribed form for raising a Grievance with GHFA;

"Ineligible Players" means Players who have been issued with Suspensions by FFA, FNSW, GHFA, a Club, Centre or an Association;

"Insolvency Event" any of the following:

(a) is unable to pay from the person's own money all the person's debts as and when they become due and payable;

(b) is taken or must be presumed to be insolvent or unable to pay its debts under any applicable legislation;

(c) an application or order is made for the winding up or dissolution or a resolution is passed or any steps are taken to pass a resolution for the winding up or dissolution of a Member;

(d) an administrator, provisional liquidator, liquidator or person having a similar or analogous function under the laws of any relevant jurisdiction is appointed or any action is taken to appoint any such person and the action is not stayed, withdrawn or dismissed within seven days;

(e) a receiver or receiver and manager is appointed in respect of any property of a Member;

(f) a corporation is deregistered under the Corporations Act 2001(Cth) or notice of its proposed deregistration is given to the corporation;

(g) a distress, attachment or execution is levied or becomes enforceable against any property of a Club;

(h) a Club enters into or takes any action to enter into an arrangement (including a scheme of arrangement or deed of company arrangement), composition or compromise with, or assignment for the benefit of, all or any class of the person's creditors or members or a moratorium involving any of them;

(i) a Club presents a declaration of intention under section 54A of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth); or

(j) anything analogous to or of a similar effect to anything described above under the law of any relevant jurisdiction occurs in respect of a Club;

"Laws of the Game" means the official laws of the game of football and futsal as promulgated by FIFA;

"Mandatory Match Suspension or MMS" means the automatic suspension from participating in a Match that must be served in accordance with these Regulations.

"Match" means any match played in a GHFA Competition, Cup, Premiership, other event or tournament under GHFA's control;

"Match Official" means a referee, assistant referee, fourth official, referee assessor, match commissioner, any person in charge of safety. It does not include a team or club official except where that team or club official is required to perform the role of center referee in a match due to unavailability of a GHFRA official;

"Match Official Report" means either a Match Official Send Off Report or a Match Official Incident Report prepared and submitted by Match Officials to GHFRA and by GHFRA to GHFA;

"Match Official Incident Report" means a report prepared and submitted by a Match Official to GHFRA and sent by GHFRA to GHFA which sets out any incidents which occurred prior to, during or after a Match;

"Match Official Send Off Report" means a report prepared and submitted by a Match Official to GHFRA and sent by GHFRA to GHFA which sets out any Red Card Offences that occurred during a Match;

"Member" means for the purposes of these Regulations a Club, a Participant or anyone else deemed a Member in accordance with the Constitution;

"Misconduct" has its meaning given to it under section 15.2 of these Regulations;

"Notice of Proceedings" means a Notice submitted by GHFA to parties subject to a hearing;

"Notice of Suspension" means a Notice submitted to a Member who has breached these Regulations and has been issued with a Suspension pursuant to these Regulations;

"Notice of Suspension Served" means a Notice submitted by a Club to notify GHFA that a Member's suspension has been fully served;

"Notice of Appeal" means a Notice submitted by a party to GHFA wishing to appeal a decision of a Body;

"Notice of Charge" means a Notice submitted by GHFA charging a Member with Misconduct;

"Notice of Response" means the prescribed form submitted by a Member having being charged with Misconduct pursuant to these Regulations;

"Notification Form" means the prescribed form notifying GHFA of a Participant's intention to not accept a Suspension issued by the DC;

"Offences" includes those offences committed by a Member set out in the Table of Offences;

"Official" means a Club Official, Match Official or Team Official;

"Participant" means a Player, Official or Spectator;

"Player" means any person who participates in a Match (irrespective of whether he or she is registered with FFA or GHFA, or whether he or she is junior or senior);

"Pre-Season Competition" means Fixtures or matches played prior to the commencement of a GHFA Competition;

"Premiership" means the round robin Matches (both home and away) that a team competes in during a Season in accordance with the GHFA Rules and Regulations;

"Red Card Offence" means one of the sending-off offences set out in section 16.4;

"Regulations" means these GHFA Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations;

"Season" means from the commencement of a GHFA Competition to the conclusion of a GHFA Competition unless otherwise directed by GHFA;

"Shall" pertains to an action which must take place or is mandatory

"Should" pertains to an action which is recommended but is not mandatory;

"Spectator" means a person who attends a Match;

"State" means the state of New South Wales

"Suspensions" means the prohibition of a participant from a defined range of football activities issued by a Body pursuant to these Regulations;

"Table of Offences" mean the Offences as set out at Schedule 3 to these Regulations;

"Team Official" means any person involved with the management, preparation or participation of a team (whether paid or unpaid), including the coaches, managers, medical staff, other support staff or any other person acting for or on behalf of a Club;

"Trial Match" means any Match played by two Clubs which does not form part of a GHFA Competition, Cup, Premiership, other event or tournament but has been sanctioned by GHFA;

"Tribunal" means the General Purposes Tribunal or the Appeals Tribunal;

"Vexatious Claim" means a Claim or Complaint instituted without sufficient grounds and serving or designed only to cause annoyance to another Member;

"Working Days" means a day when the GHFA office is normally open for business;

"Yellow Cards" means a caution of a Player by a Match Official for an infringement set out in section 16.1.

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