G. & D. Regulations

SCHEDULE 3: TABLE OF OFFENCES

Table A: OFFENCES BY PLAYERS AGAINST PARTICIPANTS AGAINST OTHER THAN MATCH OFFICIALS

(MMS = Mandatory Match Suspension)

Send Off Codes
 
 Description
 
 Suspension 
 Minimum
 Maximum
 R1
Serious Foul Play
Excessive force or brutality when challenging for the ball
MMS + 1 Fixture
 12 Fixtures
 R1 Expanded 
 
R1(A1) Tackle from behind that endangers the safety of an opponent
MMS + 2 Fixtures
10 Fixtures
 
R1(A2) Rugby Tackle or violent charging
MMS + 1 Fixture
8 Fixtures
 
R1 (A3) Violent Charging
MMS + 2 Fixtures
8 Fixtures
 
R1(A4) Over the ball tackle
MMS + 1 Fixture
12 Fixtures
R2
Violent Conduct
Excessive force or brutality when not challenging for the ball (May occur either on or off the field, against an opponent, team mate or any other person.
MMS
2 Years
R2 Expanded
 
R2(A1) Head Butting
MMS + 4 Fixtures
2 Years
 
R2(A2) Punching/Fighting
MMS + 1 Fixture
8 Fixtures
 
R2 (A3) Forceful Punching to the face or head
MMS + 3 Fixtures
12 Fixtures
 
R2(A4) Kicking
MMS + 1 Fixture
12 Fixtures
 
R2(A5) Pushing, grabbing or holding
MMS
6 Fixtures
 
R2(A6) Running in to become involved in a melee, fight or other incident
MMS + 1 Fixture
12 Fixtures
 
R2(A7) Elbowing to the head
MMS + 3 Fixtures
2 Years
 
R2(A8) Elbowing to the body
MMS
10 Fixtures
R3
Spitting at an opponent or any other person
MMS + 1 Fixture
2 Years
R3 Expanded
 
R3(A1) Spitting at an opponent or any other person (e.g. as a gesture of contempt)
MMS + 1 Fixture
6 Fixtures
 
R3(A2) Spitting at person with with the intention of spitting on that person
MMS + 7 Fixtures
1 Year
 
R3(A3) Spitting on an opponent or any other person
1 Year
2 Years
R4
Denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goal-keeper within his own penalty area)
MMS
MMS
R5
Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
MMS
MMS
R6
Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures  
MMS
20 Fixtures
R6 Expanded 
 
R6(A1) Swearing – moderate (ie in frustration and not widely audible) not directed to any specific person and non-threatening  
MMS
8 Fixtures
  R6(A2) Using offensive, insulting or abusive language  MMS + 1 Fixture 8 Fixtures
  R6(A3) Using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures of a discriminatory nature (includes racist or sexist remarks or remarks regarding a person's religion, ethnicity or physical/other disability)   MMS + 3 Fixtures 20 Fixtures
  R6(A4) Indecent, threatening or abusive actions or gestures MMS + 3 Fixtures 20 Fixtures
R7 Second caution in the same match MMS MMS

Table B: OFFENCES BY PARTICIPANTS AGAINST MATCH OFFICIALS

Send Off Codes   Description   Suspension 
 Minimum  Maximum
 R2
Violent Conduct
 6 months  Life
 R2 Expanded 
  R2(B1) Offence not covered below 6 Months 10 Years
  R2(B2) Threatening or intimidating a Referee or Asst. Referee by word or action 6 Months 30 Years
  R2(B3) Tripping a Referee or Asst. Referee 1 Year Life
  R2(B4) Pushing with an open hand, arm, shoulder, hip etc. with intent   1 Year Life
  R2(B5) Striking with a ball or other object 1 Year Life
  R2(B6) Striking: Punching, kicking, elbowing etc 1 Year Life
R3 Spitting   1 Year 10 Years
R6 Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and / or gestures against a Match Official MMS + 1 Fixture 20 Fixtures
R6 Expanded
  R6(B1) Swearing – moderate (including expressions of frustration) not widely audible and no-threatening – overheard by, but not directed at a match official  MMS + 1 Fixture 8 Fixtures
  R6(B2) Using offensive, insulting or abusive language directed at a match official   MMS + 3 Fixtures  20 Fixtures
  R6(B3) Using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures of a discriminatory nature directed at a match official (includes racist or sexist remarks or remarks regarding a person's religion, ethnicity or disability)   MMS + 4 Fixtures 20 Fixtures
  R6(B4) Indecent, threatening or abusive actions or gestures towards a match official   MMS + 4 Fixtures 20 Fixtures

MISCONDUCT (see also Table F)

Table C: This section deals with offences by all participants including spectators

Offence Number Description  Minimum Sanction  Maximum Sanction
Misconduct (a) Unsportsmanlike or unprofessional conduct 1 Fixtures 30 Years
Misconduct (b) Brings, or may bring the game into disrepute 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (c) Engages in violent behaviour or actions 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (d) Is improper, threatening, abusive, indecent, insulting or discriminatory, whether by word or behaviour, regarding a person's ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability or any other reason 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (e) Knowingly or wilfully engages in the "ring-in"of a player or players in any match or plays in any match while suspended or knowingly plays a suspended player in any match 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (f) Is disrespectful or abusive of Match Officials or of their decisions 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (g) Takes or makes action (physical or by word) against a player or team official 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (h) Hinders the proceedings of the DC or a Tribunal 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (i) Breaches any of the obligations imposed by GHFA or FNSW By-Laws 1 Month 30 Years
Misconduct (j) Breaches GHFA's or FFA's Code of Conduct 1 Month 30 Years

Table D: SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY A BODY AGAINST A CLUB OR TEAM (See also Table F)

Number Type of sanction, order or measure
1 a reprimand
2 a fine or costs
3 a deduction or loss of competition points
4 a ban on the registration or transfer of any Players for a specified period of time
5 annulment of registration of a Player
6 suspension from participation in a Match, Fixture, event, tournament or Competition
7 exclusion, suspension or expulsion from a Competition
8 a ban on playing in a particular stadium
9 annulment of the result of the Match
10 relegation to a lower division
11 with the exception of suspended sentences, such other disciplinary sanctions or measures as is appropriate in all the circumstances, including as prescribed in the FIFA Statutes, FFA Rules and Regulations and GHFA Rules and Regulations.

Table E: SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY A BODY AGAINST A PARTICIPANT

Number Type of sanction, order or measure
1 a reprimand
2 requiring the return of an award
3 a deduction or loss of competition points
4 a ban on the registration or transfer of any Players for a specified period of time
5 annulment of registration of a Player
6 Fixture Suspension or Time Suspension pursuant to section 14
7 exclusion, suspension or expulsion from a Competition
8 termination of registration or playing contract
9 a ban from the dressing rooms and/or the substitutes' bench or entering a stadium
10 with the exception of suspended sentences, such other disciplinary sanctions or measures as is appropriate in all the circumstances, including as prescribed in the FIFA Statutes, FFA Rules and Regulations and GHFA Rules and Regulations.

 

Table F: SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY A BODY AGAINST A TEAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 16.5 (a) i and 16.5 (a) ii

  Type of Sanction order or measure
First offence in the season Reprimand
Second offence in the season     Deduction of 2 competition points
Third offence in the season To be referred to General Purposes Tribunal for determination
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