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Welcome to the official site of the South Wales Football Association.

We hope you will find this site informative and make it your first port of call if you want to find out anything about how we work.

On the site you will find details of our cup competitions, both current and historic, a copy of our Rules and Regulations, Disciplinary information and links to other sources of information. We also publish the weekly list of disciplinary decisions and suspensions along with results of appeals by clubs to the Association.

Constructive feedback about the site is always welcomed and should be directed to the Association General Secretary, Mark Adams, at secretary@southwalesfa.co.uk

NEW SECTION - 'FORMS'

   We are trying to have as many of our forms as possible available in downloadable format from this site - please see the sub-menu 'Forms' from the home page for a full list of available documents.

 


NEW REFEREES' COURSE

The first of the new style referee courses will be starting in South Wales next month. Beginning with an induction meeting on Thursday February 22nd at the House of Sport in Cardiff, you will then have the chance to study on-line modules at your own pace (and complete the exam on-line) before attending a final training day in April. If you want to have the opportunity to have an active role in football, here's the place to start http://www.faw.cymru/en/about-faw/referees/referee-recruitment/ or email bmjones@faw.co.uk for more information.

SOUTH WALES FA REGIONS CUP

Please note that the following players have been selected to represent the South Wales FA in the Regions Cup ties versus
Gwent County FA on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at Penybont Football Club Bryntirion Park, Llangewydd Road, Bridgend CF31 4JU &
West Wales FA on Wednesday March 14th 2018 at Garden Village AFC, Stafford Common, Victoria Road, Kingsbridge Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 3AB

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Adam Lee Jenkins - Goytre United
Alexander Craig Lloyd - Penydarren BGC
Alexander David Long - Sully Sports
Andre Peter Phillips - Canton Liberals
Aron Fettah - Canton Liberals
Asa Lewis Lloyd - Penydarren BGC
Christopher David Quick - Canton Liberals
Christopher James Colvin-Owen - Penydarren BGC
Christopher John Dye - Canton Liberals
Daniel Williams - Baglan Dragons
David Terence Allen - Penybont
Jordan Ian John Evans - Baglan Dragons
Joshua Allen - Ely Rangers
Joshua Brogden - Penydarren BGC
Liam Pika - Canton Liberals
Phillip Quick - Canton Liberals
Richard John Noyes - Bridgend Street
Ryan Morgan - Trefelin
Stephen Price - Brecon Corries
Travis Monk-Landeg - Trefelin BGC
William Laventure - Canton Liberals

CHANGES TO THE LAWS OF ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL 2017/18 UPDATE

There have been several changes to the Laws of the Game following the IFAB meeting earlier this year, these changes will take effect at the start of the 2017/18 season. Thank fully, not as many changes as last season but as before, various Guides have been produced to assist competition organisers, players and officials and these are appended below (click on each link)

FULL VERSION OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME

IFAB SUMMARY - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

 LAW BY LAW SUMMARY OF LAW CHANGES

SUMMARY OF LAW CHANGES FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND COMPETITION ORGANISERS

PLAYERS AND COACHES GUIDE TO LAW CHANGES

Do you fancy taking up refereeing?

https://youtu.be/sCwWoeq-TLY

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE COVER 2017-2018

We have received details from the FAW of the public liability insurance cover that is automatically provided to all clubs who are correctly affiliated to this Association. A downloadable copy of the summary of cover and policy detail can be accessed by clicking on this link

CRITERIA FOR CLUBS WISHING TO APPLY FOR PROMOTION TO THE SOUTH WALES ALLIANCE LEAGUE

Following the Council meeting of June 2017, the South Wales FA Council have agreed the criteria for clubs who wish to apply for promotion to the South Wales Alliance Football League and this is available in this link. Clubs who are already members will also be re-inspected to ensure they continue to meet the criteria - membere clubs will be contacted separately in this regard. The re-inspections will take place every three years to ensure facilities are maintained in accordance with criteria.

 

Referee Courses

  Wonder what it’s like to manage a football game? 
   Love football but can’t play as much as you did? 
   Want a hobby where you can earn money?

  Or  maybe you just simply want to understand why certain refereeing decisions are made?

   Well, you're not the only one, more and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into  refereeing.

We are always seeking to recruit new referees, both male and female. The South Wales FA is about to start running courses for would be referees in the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Aberdare areas.The course will comprise weekly sessions in a classrom based environment and will be held in the evenings with an exam at the end of the eight weeks' course. Once the course is satisfactorily completed individuals concerned will be able to progress through the system, and even progress to the FIFA International list of Referees and Assistant Referees, which gives them the opportunity to Officiate in all parts of Europe and on occasion in other parts of the world!

There are many advantages of becoming a Referee, particularly it gives the opportunity for physical activity, with a consequent improvement in health and fitness.

If you would like to book yourself onto one of these courses, contact our Referees' Officer Carl Daughters  on 07793 650691 or email referees@southwalesfa.co.uk.

Friendly matches

A reminder to all clubs that all friendly matches must be approved by the Association before the game is played. Clubs who do not get approval will be liable to misconduct charges and will NOT be covered by the Association block liability insurance policy.

Sanction can be obtained in writing or by e-mail to admin@southwalesfa.co.uk - telephone requests will not be sanctioned.

Claims from clubs who allege ex-players owe them money

(This note was originally published at the end of the 2009/10 season) but it was felt appropriate to move it up to greater prominence again)

The Association regularly receives claims from clubs to pursue ex-players for sums it is claimed are owed to them. Whilst we endeavour to assist, we expect the club to have taken reasonable steps to recover sums due before contacting the Association. Any requests must be in writing and include the following detail:
* The player's full name and last known address
* Details of action taken by the club to recover the sums - please advise dates of requests and how these were made (telephone, club meeting etc)
* The amounts claimed and the purpose (e.g. reimbursement of disciplinary administration charges) PLEASE NOTE - WE CANNOT CHASE FOR ITEMS SUCH AS CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS BUT MAY BE ABLE TO CHASE FOR SOUTH WALES FA IMPOSED FINES IF CLUBS CAN PRODUCE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT FROM THE PLAYER TO REIMBURSE THE CLUB.
* As a minimum, we expect that clubs will have written to the player formally requesting the repayment and advising that the club will be referring the matter to the Association and giving the player seven days to response - A COPY OF THIS LETTER MUST BE ENCLOSED

 

USE OF WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The Association is becoming increasingly concerned about the use of insulting abusive and offensive comments made on websites and social media networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Will all please note that comments in the names of clubs, officials and players that are considered such will be dealt with as misconduct and the perpetrators liable to disciplinary charges.

DISCIPLINARY PROCESS CHANGES

A reminder to all affected (this message has been previously circulated via all leagues)

The Association has implemented a new policy with effect from 1 September 2012 that all those (players and club officials) who receive fines along with touchline or match suspensions will be considered to be under suspension from all aspects of football if the fine is not paid by the expiry of the suspension.

The following are examples of people who may be affected by this policy.

A coach or other club official who has received a fine and touchline suspension and does not pay the fine by the end of the suspension period will be considered to be suspensded from all aspects of football until the Monday after the fine is paid.

A player who receives a match suspension with a Sunday league team but is not suspended with an other day team but does not pay the fine is suspended from all aspects of football (including any other teams he may be registered with) until the Monday after the fine is eventually paid.

Whilst these are the most common examples, they are not the only situations. If in doubt, please contact the Association Disciplinary section to check.

 

Disciplinary Correspondence (07.03.2010)

We are receiving an increasing number of reports from clubs claiming not to have received disciplinary correspondence. Can we draw all clubs' attention to the Disciplinary Section of the handbook which states

"Clubs who have not been notified within 10 days of any player dismissal/caution must contact the Association Assistant Secretary (Discipline) for advice."

Failure to respond to correspondence can cause a club to be suspended from fixtures.

 

Message to all club secretaries (10.10.09)

Please will all club secretaries advise the Association if they are to be away on holidays and provide an alternative contact to receive disciplinary and other correspondence.  Clubs not complying are running a risk of sanctions for delaying responses to correspondence including fixtures being suspended.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS AND CLUB OFFICIALS
5th September 2008

Law 12 - Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language

The situation regarding the above during matches under the jurisdiction of the FAW was recently considered by the FAW 's Referees Committee. The Committee recommended and it was approved by FAW Council that from the start of the 2008/09 season strong action should be taken by referees in all matches when players were guilty of using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures in accordance with Law 12.

The South Wales FA has been asked to make all players, clubs and leagues aware of this decision. The Association has advised ALL Clubs, Secretaries and Leagues of this position and that referees have now been instructed to ensure that they apply this Law of the Game correctly and with common sense.

The South Wales FA has received numerous complaints over the use of offensive, insulting and abusive language in particular on public parks where foul languag