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Play each game by the rules

The Dorset County FA is responsible for ensuring that the Rules and Regulations of The FA and County FA are upheld and enforced. We are committed to ensuring fair play and respect are at the forefront of all football within the county ensuring that the game can be played in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Below you will find details on discipline, written reasons, suspensions and tackling discrimination. 


Discipline and Sanctions FAQ's

Yes. Suspensions for red cards or totting up of yellow cards only affect the category you were playing in at the time (Saturday, Sunday, Midweek, Veterans or Representative).

Any automatic suspension from a sending off or accumulation of 5/10/15 yellow cards now starts 7 days after the offence (i.e. if you are sent off on the Saturday your suspension will start the following Saturday).

Unlike normal suspensions, misconduct suspensions start 3 days after the hearing. The suspension will be from all categories of football, not just the category you were playing in at the time.

Where a reported incident doesn't come under a normal sending off offence (e.g. abusinve language towards a referee after having been sent off) or is a serious offence (e.g. assault causing injury), a misconduct charge will be issued. You have the option of pleading guilty or not guilty as well as whether you want to ask for a personal hearing or not.

Get In Touch

For all discipline enquiries please contact:

Colin Chainey 

By Phone: 01202 688275
(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: discipline@dorsetfa.com

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