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The Association issues each week a list detailing disciplinary decisions of the previous period with regard to players and club officials - these will be added below as the season progresses.

Click on the relevant link below for a copy of that week's list. Where action is taken against the club as a whole, these are detailed separately on this page. Please note that there are often delays between the decisions being taken and their being published here to allow for possible further appeals.

Commission Decisions - August 2017

Suspension Report No. 01 2017/18 - 12th August 2017 Download PDF

Commission Decisions - July 2017

Suspension Report No. 44 2016/17 - 22nd July 2017 Download PDF

Other cases heard during May & June

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The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Geraint Brown, an official of Cefn Cribwr FC following his club’s South Wales Alliance League fixture of 9 May 2017.After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the charge was proven. Geraint Brown was given a touchline suspension of six matches from 7 August 2017, he was also fined £75 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission. The appeal fee was returned.

The charge of misconduct against Cefn Cribwr FC for misconduct by their players following their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 9 May 2017 was proven. Cefn Cribwr were fined £75 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players.

AW8411 - The charge of misconduct against Llanrumney United FC for misconduct by their players following their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 9 May 2017 was proven. Llanrumney United FC were fined £75 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players.

AW8428 – The charge of misconduct against Kane Jenkins of Caerphilly Town FC following his club’s Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League fixture of 10 May 2017 was proven. Kane Jenkins was warned as to his future conduct and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW8426 – The charge of misconduct against Caerphilly Town FC of misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League fixture of 10 May 2017 was proven. Caerphilly Town FC were fined £100 and warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW8427 – The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Crusaders FC of persistently playing friendly matches without permission of the Association was proven. It was decided that a suspended fine of £150 (AW8328) would now be invoked following their playing of a fixture on 18 May 2017 without permission of the Association. The club to be also severely warned as to the future conduct of their coaches and administration staff and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW8430 – The charge against AFC Rumney Juniors of playing an under-11s fixture at 11-a-side on 27 May 2017 without permission of the Association was proven. AFC Rumney Juniors were fined £75, the entire amount suspended until 31 May 2018 when it would be rescinded if they were not found guilty of a similar offence in that period. The club was also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW8431 – The charge of misconduct against Bargoed YMCA of playing an under-11s fixture at 11-a-side on 27 May 2017 without permission of the Association was proven. Bargoed YMCA were fined £75, the entire amount suspended until 31 May 2018 when it would be rescinded if they were not found guilty of a similar offence in that period. The club was also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW8422 - The Commission considered the charge of alleged assault against Marcus Phillips of STM Sports OB following his club’s Cardiff Combination League fixture of 13 May 2017. After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that the charge was proven and that Mr Phillips’ actions constituted a technical assault – category A – use of threatening words in close proximity.Marcus Phillips was suspended from all aspects of Association Football from 4 July 2017 to 2 January 2018, he was also fined £50.

AW8423 – The charge of misconduct against Marcus Phillips following the Cardiff Combination League fixture of 13 May 2017 was proven. Marcus Phillips was suspended from all aspects of Association Football for ten matches, this to commence on completion of suspension AW8422 – i.e. after the suspension has been served AND all fines paid. He was also fined £100 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8435. The charge of misconduct against Porthcawl Town Athletic FC of playing a tournament on 3 June 2017 without sanction from this Association was proven. Porthcawl Town Athletic were warned as to their future conduct.

AW/8441. The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Eagles FC of playing a friendly match on 2 July 2017 outside of the dates when such matches were permitted to be played and without permission from the Association was proven. Cardiff Eagles FC were fined £75, the whole amount would be suspended until 4 July 2018 and the club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8440. The charge of misconduct against FC Trecenydd of playing a friendly match on 2 July 2017 outside of the dates when such matches were permitted to be played and without permission from the Association was proven. FC Trecenydd were fined £75, the whole amount would be suspended until 4 July 2018 and the club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW8425 - The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Penrhiwfer FC for alleged comments of a racial nature by players and/or spectators/supporters during a South Wales Alliance League match on 11 February 2017. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the charge was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW/8277. The charge of misconduct against Penrhiwfer FC of failing to control spectators and supporters following their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 11 February 2017 was proven. Penrhiwfer FC were warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8276. The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Hibernian FC of failing to control their players following their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 11 February 2017 was proven. Cardiff Hibernian FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018. They were also  were warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

DC 100/16 –  The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Garw SBGC FC for alleged comments of a racial nature by spectator/supporter(s) during a South Wales Alliance League match on 8 April 2017. After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the case proven. Garw SBGC were fined £750, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2018 and would be removed if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence over this period. The appeal fee was retained but there was no further order as to costs.

 

 

Commission Decisions - May 2017

Suspension Report No. 43 2016/17 - 27th May 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 42 2016/17 - 20th May 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 41 2016/17 - 13th May 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 40 2016/17 - 6th May 2017 Download PDF

Commission Decisions - April 2017

Suspension Report No. 39 2016/17 - 29th April 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 38 2016/17 - 22nd April 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 37 2016/17 - 15th April 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 36 2016/17 - 8th April 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 35 2016/17 - 1st April 2017 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the charges that Think Vans Cavaliers FC, Athletico Tremains and Pengam Pigeon Club had played ineligible players in the Sunday Intermediate Cup quarter-final ties Think Vans Cavaliers were represented by Michael Farley, Simon Azzopardi and Dan Hicks. The club were advised that they had played Philip Quick and Christopher Quick in their tie of 12 February and Christopher Quick in their tie of 2 October – players were ineligible under Association Cup Rule 26d. Pengam Pigeon Club were represented by Ashley Thomas, club secretary. The club were advised that they had played Ebenezer Nartey in their ties on 5 February  and 12 March when he was ineligible under Association Cup Rule 26d. Athletico Tremains were not represented but made written submissions. The club were charged with playing players Rob Symons and Matt Symons in their tie of 12 February when both players were ineligible under Association Cup Rule 26d. After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered that all clubs were guilty of breach of rule and would be removed from the competition in accordance with Cup Rule 19. As there was only one club left in the competition and the semi-finals had not been concluded, it was decided that the competition would be cancelled for the season 2016-2017.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against players of Culverhouse Cross FC following their Cardiff and District League fixture of 11 March 2017. After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven. The Commission further decided that Culverhouse Cross FC would be fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 and would be reviewed pending good behaviour of the club’s players and officials. The appeal fee was retained but there was no further order as to costs.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Lee Goodbody, a coach of Whitchurch Rangers FC following his club’s under-16 Cardiff & District League fixture of 18 February 2017. After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. The Commission further considered that in view of the extenuating circumstances described during the game, no further action would be taken on the matter. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW8283 – The charge of misconduct against Peter Cotterill of Thornhill Athletic FC following his club’s under-16 Cardiff & District League fixture of 18 February 2017 was proven. The Commission considered that in view of the extenuating circumstances described during the game, no further action would be taken on the matter.

AW/8355. The charge of misconduct against Splott Albion FC for allowing Daniel Harvey to be involved as an official in their South Wales Women’s & Girls League fixture of 9 April 2017 while he was under suspension by this Association as proven. Splott Albion were fined £60 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8335. The charge of misconduct against Danescourt FC for taking part in mini-football matches against Swansea Development Centre on 1 April 2017 without permission from the Association of their parent League was proven. Danecsourt FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending no future repetition of this offence by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8329. The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Corinthians Juniors FC for taking part in mini-football matches against Swansea Development Centre on 1 April 2017 without permission from the Association of their parent League was proven. Cardiff Corinthians Juniors FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending no future repetition of this offence by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8331. The charge of misconduct against Fairwater FC for taking part in mini-football matches against Swansea Development Centre on 1 April 2017 without permission from the Association of their parent League was proven. Fairwater FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending no future repetition of this offence by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8330. The charge of misconduct against Lisvane Panthers FC for taking part in mini-football matches against Swansea Development Centre on 1 April 2017 without permission from the Association of their parent League was proven. Lisvane Panthers FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending no future repetition of this offence by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8328. The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Crusaders FC for taking part in mini-football matches against Swansea Development Centre on 1 April 2017 without permission from the Association of their parent League was proven. Cardiff Crusaders FC were fined £150, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending no future repetition of this offence by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission. It was also noted that the club had received a suspended fine of £75 following a similar offence on 12 February. That fine would be invoked if the club were guilty of a similar offence before 31 December 2017. The Commission decided that this constituted a similar breach and the £75 fine was now payable.

AW/8326. The charge of misconduct against Duffys FC in that they played a fixture in the Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley Sunday League on Sunday 19 March 2017 while the club was under suspension by the Association was proven. Duffys FC were fined £325, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2018 and would be reviewed if there were no more transgressions of the same type during that period. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8314. The charge of misconduct against Ray Sumner of Cardiff Cosmopolitan FC when acting as club assistant referee in his club’s South Wales Alliance League fixture of 25 March 2017 was proven. Ray Sumner was given a touchline suspension of four matches from 8 May 2017 and fined £60. The suspension to be measured by first team matches played by Cardiff Cosmopolitan FC. He was also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8324. The charge of misconduct against players of Grange Albion FC for player causing the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture of 18 March 2017. Grange Albion FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending future good conduct by players of the club. The club were also warned as to their future conduct and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8325. The charge of misconduct against players of Bengal Dragons Athletic FC for player causing the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture of 18 March 2017. Bengal Dragons Athletic FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2018 pending future good conduct by players of the club. The club were also warned as to their future conduct and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8322. The charge of misconduct by Cascade FC in that they submitted false information on an Association teamsheet following their South Wales Intermediate Cup tie of 18 March 2017 and playing players who were under suspension by this Association was proven. Cascade FC were fined £80 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission. It was also agreed the club will be refused entry to either the South Wales FA Senior or Intermediate Cup competitions for the next three seasons 

AW/8333. The charge of misconduct against Pencoed BGC for allowing player Jack Powell to be involved at their fixture versus Maesteg Park in the South Wales Youth League on 26 March 2017 was proven. Pencoed BGC were warned as to their future conduct and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

 

 

Commission Decisions - March 2017

Suspension Report No. 34 2016/17 - 25th March 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 33 2016/17 - 18th March 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 32.1 2016/17 - 11th March 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 31 2016/17 - 4th March 2017 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the appeal by Cwm Rhondda FC against the decision of the Rhondda & District League to fine the club £30 and deduct three points for causing the abandonment of a fixture on 20 August 2016.After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal would be dismissed and that the decision of the League upheld. The appeal fee was retained but there was no further order as to costs.

The Commission considered the appeal by Penybont FC against the decision of the South Wales Women’s & Girls’ League to fine the club £30 and deduct three points for failing to fulfil a fixture on 8 January 2017.After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that the matter would be referred back to the League for further consideration. The League to be advised that in all cases where they are considering matters of clubs failing to fixtures, they must be given the opportunity to present their case in front of the League Commission considering the matter and be given at least seven days’ notice of such a meeting. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW/8287 – The charge of misconduct against Afan Lido for failing to control their players causing the abandonment of their South Wales Youth League fixture of 23 October 2016 was proven. Afan Lido were fined £325, £225 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2017 pending future good conduct of their Youth team players. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their youth team players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8286 - The charge of misconduct against Porthcawl Town Athletic FC for failing to control their players causing the abandonment of their South Wales Youth League fixture of 23 October 2016 was proven. Porthcawl Town Athletic FC were fined £325, £225 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2017 pending future good conduct of their Youth team players. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their youth team players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8263 – The charge of misconduct against Gadlys Rovers FC for causing the abandonment of their Aberdare/Merthyr Cup fixture of 11 February 2017 was proven. Gadlys Rovers FC were fined £325, £225 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2017 pending future good conduct of their players. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Gwawr FC of allowing Jamie Morris, a registered player of the club, to become involved in their fixture of 18 February 2017 when he was under suspension from football by this Association.After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. Gwawr FC were severely warned as to their future conduct. The appeal fee was returned but Gwawr FC were instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the protest ledged by FC Abercwmboi that Cascade FC had played two ineligible players, namely Luke Franklin and Gerwyn Edwards, in the above fixture. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the protest would be upheld. The Commission further decided that Cascade FC would be removed from the competition in accordance with rule 19 of the Association Cup Rules and that FC Abercwmboi would be reinstated. In addition, Cascade FC will be charged with misconduct by the Association for the following breaches of rule for playing players while under suspension and for submitting a falsified team sheet. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW-8288 The charge of misconduct against Brackla FC of using insulting, abusive and/or offensive language on Facebook in the public domain was proven. Brackla FC were warned as to their future good conduct and reminded of the FAW policy on Social Media. They were also instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8290 The charge of misconduct against AFC Wattstown of allowing Mike Tucker to be involved in Association Football whilst suspended following their fixture of the 4th March 2017 in The Bryan Bees Rhondda & District League was proven. AFC Wattstown were fined £50. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the commission.

AW-8291 The charge of misconduct against Stanleytown FC for failing to control their players causing the abandonment of their The Bryan Bees Rhondda & District League fixture of 4th March 2017 was proven. Stanley Town FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2017 pending the future good conduct of their players. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8292 The charge of misconduct against Tonypandy Albion for failing to control their players causing the abandonment of their The Bryan Bees Rhondda & District League fixture of 4th March 2017 was proven. Tonypandy Albion were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2017 pending future good conduct of their players. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8295 The charge of misconduct against Ely Rangers Juniors spectators’ supporters following their fixture of the 11th March 2017 in the Cardiff & District League was proven. Ely Rangers Juniors were fined £200, £100 of which would be suspended until 31st May 2018 pending the future good conduct of their U16’s spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the commission.

AW-8307 The charge of misconduct against Llangynwyd Rangers BGCW of taking part in Cardiff City Talent Spotting Competition without permission of the SWFA on the 26th February 2017 was proven. Llangynwyd Rangers BGCW were fined £75, the whole fine would be suspended until 31st August 2018 pending the future good conduct. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the commission.

AW-8310 The charge of misconduct against Talbot Green spectators’ supporters following their fixture of the 18th March 2017 in the Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley League was proven. Talbot Green were fined £80 and warned as to the future good conduct of their spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the commission.

AW-8311 The charge of misconduct against Afan Lido supporters following their fixture of the 19th March 2017 in the South Wales Youth League was proven. Afan Lido were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31st May 2018 pending the future good conduct of their spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the commission.

AW-8313 The charge of misconduct against Llanharry of playing a friendly match without the permission of the South Wales Football Association on the 18th March 2017 was proven. Llanharry AFC were fined £75, the whole fine would be suspended until 31st December 2017 pending their future good conduct. They were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the commission.

 

Commission Decisions - February 2017

Suspension Report No. 30 2016/17 - 25th February 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 29 2016/17 - 18th February 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 28 2016/17 - 11th February 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 27 2016/17 - 4th February 2017 Download PDF

OTHER  CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the appeal by Bargoed YMCA against a decision of the Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley Football League to fine the club £5 for submitting an incorrectly completed team sheet in their under-13 fixture of 17 December 2016. After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the appeal be upheld. The Commission considered that the relevant League rule had been complied with by the club. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW/8255 - The charge of misconduct against Cyncoed FC for players making comments contrary to the FAW non-discrimination regulations following a training sessions on 2 February 2017 was proven. Cyncoed FC were fined £80 and were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8212 – The charge of misconduct against Penrhos FC by spectators/supporters following their Taff-Ely/Rhymney valley League fixture of 7 January 2017 was proven. Penrhos FC were fined £120, the entire fine to be suspended until 31 December 2017 pending future good conduct by club spectators/supporters. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8257 – The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Kestrels FC in that they took part in a football festival on 12 February 2017 without permission of the Association was proven. Cardiff Kestrels FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 December 2017 and would be repealed if there was no further misconduct of a similar nature by the club at any level. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8258 - The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Crusaders FC in that they took part in a football festival on 12 February 2017 without permission of the Association was proven. Cardiff Crusaders FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 December 2017 and would be repealed if there was no further misconduct of a similar nature by the club at any level. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8259 - The charge of misconduct against AFC Rumney Juniors FC in that they took part in a football festival on 12 February 2017 without permission of the Association was proven. AFC Rumney Juniors FC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 December 2017 and would be repealed if there was no further misconduct of a similar nature by the club at any level. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

 

Commission Decisions - January 2017

Suspension Report No. 26 2016/17 - 28th January 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 25 2016/17 - 21st January 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 24 2016/17 - 14th January 2017 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 23 2016/17 - 7th January 2017 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the appeal by Ton & Gelli BGC against the sending-off of player Mish McCarthy in the Aberdare Rhondda Junior League u16 fixture Tonyrefail BGC v Ton & Gelli BGC played on 18 December 2016.   After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that whilst they considered the referee’s decision to send off the player was correct, given the provocation received by the player, the standard suspension would not be imposed on this occasion. The Commission advised that should Mish McCarthy be sent-off again during the current season, an additional penalty would be incurred under the FAW disciplinary procedures. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.. 

The Commission consider the appeal lodged by Penybont Athletic FC against the decision of the Bridgend & District Football League to refuse to allow the club to register players under the age of six to play within their mini-football structure.    After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal would be upheld. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW--8178 The Commission considered the charge of serious misconduct charges against Sharon Champion of instructing the Cardiff City Ladies team to leave the field of player without permission causing the game to be abandoned.After carefully considering both the verbal & written evidence presented, the commission decided that the charge was proven. Sharon Champion was fined £150, with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017 pending her future good conduct, she was also ordered to pay £10 part costs of the commission, the appeal fee was returned.

The Commission to consider the appeal lodged by Porthcawl Town Athletic FC  against the decision of the Port Talbot & District Football League to refuse to allow the club to player under-8 players in the under-9 division.    After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal would be upheld. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW-8192. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct charges against the players/coaches/substitutes and/or spectators supporters of Dynamo Aber of becoming involved in a mass brawl with opposing players causing the game to be abandoned. After carefully considering both the verbal, written & video evidence presented, the commission decided that the charge was proven. Dynamo Aber were fined £325 with £100 suspended until 31st December 2017 pending the future good conduct of their players/coaches/substitutes and/or spectators supporters, they were also instructed to pay an additional £10 part cost of the commission.

AW-8193 The charge of misconduct against Aber Valley players/coaches/substitutes and/or spectators supporters of causing the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of the 17th December 2017 was proven. Aber valley were fined £325 with £100 suspended until 31st December 2017 pending the future good conduct of their players/coaches/substitutes and/or spectators supporters, they were also instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

 

Commission Decisions - December 2016

Suspension Report No. 22 2016/17 - 31st December 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 21 2016/17 - 24th December 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 20 2016/17 - 17th December 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 19 2016/17 - 10th December 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 18 2016/17 - 3rd December 2016 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

AW-8095. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Courthouse FC of spectators/supporters causing the abandonment of their Merthyr Tydfil League fixture of 8 October 2016 and of their management team using insulting abusive or offensive language at the fixture. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered that the charge proven in part. The Commission considered that spectators/supporters of the club could not be held responsible for causing the abandonment of the fixture but that the management team were guilty of using insulting, abusive or offensive language at the fixture. Courthouse FC were fined £75, the entire fine to be suspended until 31 May 2017 pending future good conduct by members of their management team and club officials. The appeal fee was returned but the club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW8104. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against club official Robert Lea of Penrhos FC in that he entered the field of play without permission and used insulting, abusive or offensive language to the match referee at his club’s under-16 fixture of 16 October 2016. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that charge was proven in part. The Commission agreed that Mr Lea had entered the field of play without permission but did not consider that Mr Lea had used insulting, abusive or offensive language. The Commission decided that Mr Lea be warned as to his future conduct. The appeal fee was returned and Mr Lea was to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8105 – The charge of misconduct against Penrhos FC for misconduct by spectators/supporters at their under-16 fixture of 16 October 2016 was proven. Penrhos FC were fined £50, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May pending future good conduct of the club’s spectators/supporters at junior fixtures. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8118 - The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against club official Steve Morris of Sully Sports following the club’s under-14 Vale of Glamorgan League fixture of 22 October 2016. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that charge was not proven and that no further action would be taken on the matter. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW/8117 - The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against spectators and supporters of Sully Sports FC following the club’s under-14 Vale of Glamorgan League fixture of 22 October 2016. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that charge was not proven and that no further action would be taken on the matter. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW-8045 The charge of misconduct against The Rose & Crown FC spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 24th September 2016 in the Merthyr Tydfil League was proven. The Rose & Crown FC were fined £100, with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their spectators/supporters. They were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8076 The charge of misconduct against STM Sports OB Players/Management/Substitutes following their fixture of the 3rd December 2016 in the Cardiff Combination League was proven. STM Sports OB were fined £100, with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017, pending the future good conduct of their Players/Management/Substitutes, and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8136 The charge of misconduct against Afan Lido U16’s spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 29th November 2016 in the Port Talbot & District League was proven. Afan Lido were fined £50, and warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8140 The charge of misconduct against Pencoed BGC spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 5th November 2016 in the South Wales Youth League was proven. Pencoed BGC were fined £80, and warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8143 The charge of misconduct against Llanrumney YC U14’s spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 29th October 2016 2016 in the Cardiff & District League was proven. Llanrumney YC were fined £50, and warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8144 The charge of misconduct against Butetown Youth players following their U12’s fixture of the 12th November in the Cardiff & District League was proven, Butetown Youth were warned as to the future good conduct of their spectators/supporters. They were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8147 The charge of misconduct against Cornelly United spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 15th October 2016 in the South Wales Alliance League was proven. Cornelly United were warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8150 The charge of misconduct against Tiger Bay FC Players/Management/Substitutes following their fixture of the 3rd December 2016 in the Cardiff Combination League was proven. Tiger Bay were fined £100, with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017, pending the future good conduct of their Players/Management/Substitutes, and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8151 The charge of misconduct against Ely Rangers Juniors spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 26th November 2016 in the Cardiff & District U16’s League was Proven. Ely Rangers Juniors were fined warned as to the future good conduct of their spectators/supporters; they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8154 The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Corinthians FC players following their fixture of the 26th November 2016 in the South Wales Alliance League was proven. Cardiff Corinthians FC were fined £100,with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017, The club were severely warned as to the future conduct of players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of Commission.

AW-8155 The charge of misconduct against AFC Butetown players following their fixture of the 26th November 2016 in the South Wales Alliance League was proven. AFC Butetown were fined £100,with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017, in addition a £100 fine suspended following misconduct at a fixture on 30th March 2016 (AW-7270) was now to be invoked. The club were severely warned as to the future conduct of players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of Commission.

AW-8157 The charge of misconduct against Georgetown BGC of allowing Steve Davies to be involved in Association Footfall while having an outstanding debt to the SWFA following their fixtures of 12 & 19th November 2016 in the Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley League was proven. Georgetown BGC were fined £100 with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct. They were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8158 The charge of misconduct against Barry Athletic spectators/supporters following their fixture of the 26th November 2016 in the Vale of Glamorgan League was proven. Barry Athletic were fined £50, warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8168 The charge of misconduct against Ty Celyn Black Spectator/supporters following their fixture of 3rd December 2016 in the Cardiff & District League U16’s was proven. Ty Celyn Black were warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8182 The charge of misconduct against Coleg y Cymoedd players following their fixture of the 30th November 2016 in the BUSA league was proven. Coleg y Cymoedd   were fined £75, and warned as to the future good conduct of their players and instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

 

 

Commission Decisions - November 2016

Suspension Report No. 17 2016/17 - 26th November 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 16 2016/17 - 19th November 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 15 2016/17 - 12th November 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 14 2016/17 - 5th November 2016 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the appeal by Treforest FC against a decision of the Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley Football League to fine the club £20 for playing player Lochlan Olden in their under-10 team before his registration had been accepted by the League.After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal would be upheld. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

The Commission considered the appeal by Llanyrafon Ladies FC against the decision of the South Wales Women’s & Girls’ League to fine the club £30 and deduct three points for failing to fulfil a League fixture on 4 September 2016.After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal would be dismissed. The appeal fee was returned but there was no further order as to costs.

AW/8059 – The charge of misconduct against Cogan Coronation Mini & Juniors for playing a friendly match at under-9 level on 8 September 2016 without permission of the South Wales Football Association was proven. The club were fined £75 which would be suspended until 31 May 2017 pending future compliance with rules by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8114 – The charge of misconduct against Huw Bowen, a club official of Llantwit Fardre FC in that he made insulting, abusive or offensive comments on a Facebook post that was available to view in the public domain was proven. Huw Bowen was given a touchline suspension of five matches from 28 November 2016, this to be measured by games played by Llantwit Fardre FC first team. He was also fined £60 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8077 The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Bay FC of causing their fixture of the 1st October 2016 in the Cardiff & District League to be abandoned was proven. Cardiff Bay FC were fined £150, with £50 suspended until 31st May 2017, pending the future good conduct of their players, they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8079 The charge of misconduct against Rhiwbina FC of causing their fixture of the 1st October 2016 in the Cardiff & District League to be abandoned was proven. Rhiwbina FC were fined £150, with £50 suspended until 31st May 2017, pending the future good conduct of their players, they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

AW-8093 The charge of misconduct against the players of Cwmbach Royal Stars following their fixture of 8th October 2016 in the Aberdare Valley Football League was prove. Cwmbach Royal Stars SC were fined £100 with £50 suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their players, they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8120 The charge of misconduct against AFC Rhoose following their fixture of 22nd October 2016 in the Vale of Glamorgan League was proven. AFC Rhoose were fined £50 and warned as to the future good conduct of their spectators/supporters, they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

AW-8087- The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against spectators/supporters of FC Cwmaman at their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 8 October 2016. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered that the charge was not proven and that no further action would be taken on the matter. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW8133. The charge of misconduct by spectators/supporters of Blaenllynfi Hotel following their Sunday Intermediate Cup fixture of 6 November 2016 was proven. Blaenllynfi Hotel were fined £80 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of Commission.

AW8125. The charge of misconduct by spectators/supporters of FC Trecennydd following their Sunday Intermediate Cup fixture of 6 November 2016 was proven. FC Trecennydd were fined £80 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of Commission.

AW8132. The charge of misconduct against Cowbridge Townb FC for failing to exercise a duty of care towards the referee and his equipment at their Vale of Glamorgan League fixture of 29 October 2016 was proven. Cowbridge Town FC were fined £25 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

AW8131. The charge of misconduct against Dinas Powys FC for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their under-16 fixture of 29 October 2016 was proven. Dinas Powys were fined £80 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of their under-16 spectators/supporters.

AW8134. The charge of misconduct against Barry Athletic for spectators/supporters causing the abandonment of their Vale of Glamorgan League fixture of 15 October 2016 was proven. The Commission however recognised this was a very unusual situation and decided that no further action would be taken against the club

AW8115. The charge of misconduct against Maerdy Social FC of allowing Nathan Parry to be involved in their fixture of 15 October 2016 while he was under suspension by this Association was proven. Maerdy Social FC were fined £40 and also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

Commission Decisions - October 2016

Suspension Report No. 13 2016/17 - 29th October 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 12 2016/17 - 22nd October 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 11 2016/17 - 15th October 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 10 2016/17 - 8th October 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 09 2016/17 - 1st October 2016 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the decision of the Cardiff Combination League to deduct fifteen points from STM Sports OB for the 2015/16 season and the consequential effect removing them as League Champions for the season. It was noted that no appeal had been received by the Association against the League’s decision.

As a further consequence of this, STM Sports were no longer the League’s nominated champions for promotion and the Commission decided that it would follow that the club were not entitled to be play within the South Wales Alliance Football League for season 2016/17. The Commission confirmed that the club would be removed from the League and would be entitled to play in the Premier Division of the Cardiff Combination League subject to clearing all financial obligations due to the League.

The place occupied by STM Sports OB in the South Wales Alliance Football League would be taken by Carnetown BGC as the next placed club in the play-off competition.

AW-8041 The charge of misconduct against players, management and spectators/supporters of Star FC in their SWFA Intermediate Cup R1 tie of the 17th September 2016 was proven. Star FC were fined £150, £75 of which would be suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their players, management and spectators/supporters. They were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8048 The charge of misconduct against Treforest FC official/staff following their fixture of the 24th September 2017 in the Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley League was proven. Treforest FC were fined £50, with the whole fine suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their club officials/staff. The club were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8068 The charge of misconduct against Llantrisant U13’s spectator/supporters following their fixture of the 24th September 2016 in the Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley League was proven. Llantristant were fined £150, with £100 suspended until 31st May 2017, pending the future good conduct of their U13s spectators/supporters. The club were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

The commission considered the charge of misconduct by John Jones an official of AFC Rumney Juniors following their SWFA Youth League fixture against Lisvane Panthers of the 11th September 2016. After carefully considering the written evidence presented, the commission found the charge proven. John Jones was warned as to his future good conduct, he was also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by the players of AFC Whitchurch YC following their Cardiff & District League U15’s fixture against Pentwyn Dynamos of the 17th September 2016. After carefully considering both the written & verbal evidence presented, the commission found the charge proven. AFC Whitchurch YC were fined £150, £75 of which was suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their U15’s players, they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

AW-8054 The charge of misconduct against players of Pentwyn Dynamos of causing their fixture in the Cardiff & District League of 17th September 2016 to be abandoned was proven. Pentwyn Dynamos were fined £150, £75 of which was suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their U15’s players, they were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission

AW-8084 The charge of misconduct against Gadlys Rovers following their fixture of the 24th September 2016 in the Aberdare Valley Football League was proven. Gadlys Rovers were fined £50; the fine was suspended until 31st May 2017 pending their future good conduct. They were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-8085 The charge of misconduct against spectator/supporters of Ferndale BGC U16’s following their fixture of the 2nd October 2016 in the Aberdare Rhondda Junior Football League was proven. Ferndale BGC were fined £150, with £100 suspended until 31st May 2017, pending the future good conduct of their U16s spectators/supporters. The club were also ordered to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the appeal by Llantwit Fardre FC against the decision of the South Wales Women’s & Girls League to refuse the registration of player Tianna Teisar as she resided outside the vicinity of the club. After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal would be upheld and the player would be allowed to register for the club for the 2016/17 season. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by club officials of and players of Maesteg Park FC at their fixture versus Parc Derwen on 24 September 2016. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission found the charge proven. Maesteg Park FC were fined £60, the entire amount being suspended until 31 May 2017. They were also warned as to the future conduct of club officials and players. The appeal fee was retained but there was no further order as to costs.

AW/8086. The charge of misconduct against Penyfai FC for spectator/supporter causing the abandonment of their Bridgend League under-15 fixture of 8 October 2016 was proven. Penyfai FC were fined £150, £50 of which was suspended until 31 May 2017 pending future good conduct of spectators/supporters and severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Croeserw Athletic FC for players and club representatives causing the abandonment of their Port Talbot & District League fixture versus Abercregan United on 10 September 2016. After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the charge was proven. Croeserw Athletic were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2017 pending future good conduct of players and supporters/officials. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Abercregan United FC for players and club representatives causing the abandonment of their Port Talbot & District League fixture versus Croeserw Athletic on 10 September 2016. After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the charge was proven. Abercregan United FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2017 pending future good conduct of players and supporters/officials. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Abercregan United of allowing Nicky Edwards to become involved in their match against Croeserw Atheltic on 10 September 2016 while he was under suspension from all aspects of Association Football by this Association. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission found the charge proven. Abercregan United were fined £60 and warned as to their future conduct. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW8073 - The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against club official Carl Deguara of AFC Rumney Juniors following his club’s Cardiff & District u-14 League fixture of 1 October 2016. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. Carl Deguara was warned as to his future conduct. The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

 

Commission Decisions - September 2016

Suspension Report No. 08 2016/17 - 24th September 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 07 2016/17 - 17th September 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 06 2016/17 - 10th September 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 05 2016/17 - 3rd September 2016 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

AW-8025. The charge of misconduct against Porthcawl Town Athletic FC of allowing Atif Iqbal to take a Porthcawl Town Athletic FC U7’s team to a competitive U7’s tournament without permission from the FAW and SWFA and the team engaging in completion football contrary to FAW regulations was proven. Porthcawl Town Athletic FC were fined £100, with the whole fine suspended until 31st August 2017 pending their future good conduct, they were also instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW-8026. The charge of misconduct against Atif Iqbal an official of Porthcawl Town Athletic FC of taking a Porthcawl Town Athletic U7’s team to a competitive U7’s tournament without permission from the FAW and SWFA and the team engaging in completion football contrary to FAW regulations was proven. Atif Iqbal was fined £100, with the whole fine suspended until 31st August 2017 pending his future good conduct; he was also instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

 

Commission Decisions - August 2016

Suspension Report No. 04 2016/17 - 27th August 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 03 2016/17 - 20th August 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 02 2016/17 - 13th August 2016 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 01 2016/17 - 6th August 2016 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

AW-8000 The charge of misconduct against the players of Space Jam Galaxy of causing their friendly game of the 10th July to be abandoned was proven. Space Jam Galaxy were fined £325 with £200 suspended until 31st May 2017 pending the future good conduct of their players, they were also instructed to pay an additional £5 part cost of the commission.

AW/8001. The charge of misconduct against STM Sports OB of allowing Lee Palfrey to be involved in Association Football whilst having an outstanding debt to the Association on the following dates 31st Oct 2015, 20th Feb 2016, 5th March 2016, 12th March 2016, 16th April 2016, 19th April 2016, 5th May 2016, 14th May 2016, and 26th May 2016 was proven. STM Sports OB were fined £75 and warned as to their future conduct, the club was also to be suspended from league fixtures during the period of sub judice and were also to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8005. The charge of misconduct against AFC Wattstown in that they played a friendly match on 9 July 2016 when they were not affiliated to the Association was proven. AFC Wattstown were fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 August 2017 and would be reviewed subject to no further repetition of the offence by the club. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW/8012. The charge of misconduct against AFC Rumney Juniors (Sunday) in that they played a Lazarou League fixture on Sunday 21 August 2016 while under suspension for monies owed to the Association was proven. AFC Rumney Juniors (Sunday) were fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2017 subject to the club’s future good conduct on dealing with administration matters. The club were also instructed to pay £5 part costs of Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

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