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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.

 


 

 

REGIONS' CUP UPDATE

At present, there are two competitions running side by side. The South Wales FA squad will be travcelliung to Bulgaria in October when we face representative teams from Bulgaria, Minsk (Belarus) and Istanbul in our qualifying group. Match days are on October 4, 7 & 10. In addition, we are starting to plan for the next competition with the Welsh qualifying games beginning early next year. Nominations to discipline@southwalesfa.co.uk and can only be made via club secretaries. For eligibility, players must be aged between 18 & 40 on 1.9.18 and never have played in the welsh Premier League or signed a professional contract. Player must be playing with club in Welsh League Division 3 or South wales Alliance League as at 1.9.18 to bhe considered.

GDPR PRIVACY NOTICE (11.05.2018)

Following the introduiction of the General Data Protection Regiulations (GDPR) the Association has updated it's own privacy policy and can be viewed from this link. If anyone has any queries regarding our implementation of the regulations, please contact the Association General Secretary on secretary@southwalesfa.co.uk

NEW REFEREES' COURSE

Following the success of the first of the new style referee courses, the second one is planned to start in October. The inducttion meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 8 October at the House of Sport Park 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 on Sunday 25 November at Leckwith Stadium . 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.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE COVER 2018-2019

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 for the 2018/19 season can be accessed by clicking on this link . Clubs must be correctly affiliated to the Association for the new season before they can rely on this cover.

 

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

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.

 

 

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.

 

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