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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 2018

Suspension Report No. 01. 2018/19 - 11th August 2018 Download PDF

 

OTHER CASES HEARD IN JUNE/JULY

AW9331. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Cyncoed FC following the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture of 19 May 2018. The Commission decided that the explanation given by the club would be accepted and no further action would be taken on the matter.

AW9306. The Commission considered that charge of misconduct against Barry Town United Ladies FC for failing to control their players at their South wales Women’s & Girls’ League fixture of 1 May 2018 was proven. Barry Town United were fined £100 and warned as to the future conduct of their players. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9326. The charge of misconduct  by James Woodland of Pontyclun JFC following the Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League under-15 Cup Final on 29 April 2018 was proven. James Woodland was instructed to reimburse Rhydyfelin FC £118 in respect of the damage to the dressing room wall. He was also given a match suspension of three matches from 25 August 2018.

AW9343. The charge of misconduct against AFC Wattstown for failure of spectator/supporter to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at the South Wales Alliance League play-off fixture of 18 May 2018 was proven. AFC Wattstown were fined £200, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and would be revoked subject to the club not being found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also severely warned as to the future of the conduct of spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

 

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by The Villa FC following their abandoned Cardiff & district League fixture of 2 May 2018. It was noted that the club had admitted the offence and the Commission was therefore to hear mitigation from the club.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that The Villa FC be fined £325, £250 of this would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and would only be imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £40 towards the costs of the Commission.

APP013 - The Commission considered the appeal by Cadoxton Barry FC against a decision of the South Wales Alliance Football League to fine the club £100 and deduct three points from their total for failing to fulfil a fixture on 24 March 2018.After carefully considering verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that the matter should be referred back to the League for further consideration. The club should be given the opportunity to present all evidence to the League either verbally in person and/or by written submission including copies of correspondence sent by email.The appeal fee was returned and there was no order as to costs.

 

Commission Decisions - May 2018

Suspension Report No. 43. 2017/18 - 31th May 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 42. 2017/18 - 26th May 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 41. 2017/18 - 19th May 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 40. 2017/18 - 12th May 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 39. 2017/18 - 5th May 2018 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the appeal by FC Maesteg against the decision of the Bridgend League to remove them from their First Division Cup competition for playing an ineligible player in their cup fixture of Monday 16 April 2018. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal should be dismissed. The decision of the League would stand, the appeal fee was retained but there was no further order as to costs.

The charge against Cardiff Crusaders of taking part in a competitive tournament while a mini-football team at FC Barcelona tournament and taking part in football outside Wales without permission of the Association or the FA of Wales was proven. Cardiff Crusaders were fined £100 and prohibited from playing in any friendly matches or competitions outside wales until 31 May 2020.

The charge of misconduct against Cwrt Rawlin FC of failing to exercise a duty of care of the possessions of the match referee at their Taff-Ely Rhymney valley under-13 fixture of 27 march 2018 was proven. Cwrt Rawlin FC were fined £100, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The charge of misconduct against Leigh Watkins of University of South Wales following his club’s Futsal University fixture of 23 March 2018 was proven. Leigh Watkins was given a match suspension of three matches from 1 September 2018 and fined £75. He was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Nathan White of Grange Albion FC following his club’s South Wales Alliance Football League fixture of 17 March 2018. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the charge was proven. Nathan White was warned as to his future conduct and instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Grange Albion Youth in that they allowed Nicholas Cardinale to be involved in football while he was under suspension by this Association. After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. Grange Albion Youth FC were fined £100, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if they were not found guilty of a similar offence by that date. The club were also instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

AW9297. The charge of misconduct against Cascade YC for failing to control their players causing the abandonment of their Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League fixture of 28 April 2018. Cascade YC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded provided the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9296 The charge of misconduct against Llanbradach AFC for failing to control their players causing the abandonment of their Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League fixture of 28 April 2018. Llanbradach AFC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded provided the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

AW9277 i) ii) and iii). The charges of misconduct against Shaun Barker, club official of Bargoed YMCA FC following his club’s Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League fixture of 11 April 2018 was considered.

AW9277i) was withdrawn and no further action would be taken on the matter.

On charge AW9277 ii) the charge was found proven and Shaun Barker was given a touchline suspension of three matches from 1 August 2017, the suspension to be measured by competition matches played by Bargoed YMCA’s most senior team. He was also fined £50.

On charge AW9277 iii) the charge was found proven and Shaun Barker was given a touchline suspension of four matches to run consecutively to suspension AW9277 ii) above, the suspension to be measured by competition matches played by Bargoed YMCA’s most senior team. He was also fined £75.

Shaun Barker was also severely warned as to his future conduct and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9272. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against spectators/supporters of Cornelly United Juniors following their Port Talbot & District under-16 League fixture of 11 April 2018. After considering the written evidence presented, it was decided that no further action would be taken against the club.

 

APP012 The commission considered the appeal lodged by Cwrt Rawlin FC against the decision of the Taff Ely/Rhymney Valley Football League to fine the club £240, £140 of which would be suspended, to deduct a total of thirty-three (33) points and remove them from the U16’s Cup competition.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal was upheld, the appeal fee was returned and there was no order for costs.


AW9290
The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against to consider the charges of misconduct against Caerau Albion FC during the Cardiff & District Football League fixture, Cardiff Draconians v Caerau Albion, 28 April 2018
After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. Caerau Albion were fined £100, with the whole amount suspended until 31st May 2019 pending the future good conduct of their players. The commission also noted that the club had a part fine suspended of £150 ref AW-9235, this would now become payable. 

 

 

 

Commission Decisions - April 2018

Suspension Report No. 38. 2017/18 - 28th April 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 37. 2017/18 - 21st April 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 36. 2017/18 - 14th April 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 35. 2017/18 - 7th April 2018 Dwnload PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Zack Edwards of Garw SBGC FC in that he used language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature and/or which was contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory, pursuant to the FAW’s Non-Discrimination Regulations during the South Wales Alliance Football League fixture, Butetown v Garw SBGC, 7 October 2017. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the charges were not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter. There was no order as to costs.

AW9254. The charge of misconduct against Tonyrefail BGC for misconduct by a spectator/supporter at their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 31 March 2018 was proven. Tonyrefail BGC were fined £80 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9237. The charge of misconduct by Maindy Con FC of allowing insulting or abusive or offensive language in posts on their club facebook account was proven. Maindy Con FC were fined £100, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence during the period. The club were also given a severe warning about allowing insulting, abusive or offensive language in posts on their social media and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9245. The charge of misconduct against University of South Wales for failure to control their players at their BUCS League fixture of 14 March 2018 was proven. University of South wales FC were fined £80 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9251 i) and ii) . The charges of misconduct against Pant & Dowlais BGC for players and spectators/supporters causing their under-16 fixture with Penydarren BGC on 25 March 2018 to be abandoned were proven. Pant & Dowlais BGC were fined £150, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence during the period. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of players and spectators/supporters at their under-16 fixtures and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9248 i) and ii). The charges of misconduct against Penydarren BGC for players and spectators/supporters causing their under-16 fixture with Pant & Dowlais BGC on 25 March 2018 to be abandoned were proven. Penydarren BGC were fined £150, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence during the period. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of players and spectators/supporters at their under-16 fixtures and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9128 i) and ii) The charges of misconduct by AFC Butetown for failing to control spectators/supporters at their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 7 October 2017 were proven. AFC Butetown were fined £120 and severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9258. The charge of misconduct against FC Abercwmboi for misconduct by spectators/supporters at their Aberdare valley Football League fixture of 28 march 2018 was proven. FC Abercwmboi were warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9247. The charge of misconduct against Mountain Ash Juniors for misconduct by spectators/supporters at their Aberdare Valley Junior League fixture of 10 March 2018 was proven. Mountain Ash Juniors were fined £50, £25 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence during the period. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of players and spectators/supporters at their under-12 fixtures and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9262. The charge of misconduct against Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC for playing a friendly match on 25 March 2018 against unaffiliated opposition and without permission of the Association was proven. Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2019 and would be rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club to also be advised that ALL friendly matches must be sanctioned by the appropriate Association before the game is played and that matches against unaffiliated teams are not permitted under any circumstances. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9236. The charge of misconduct against Carnetown BGC for failure to control spectators/supporters at their Aberdare Rhondda Junior League fixture of 11 March 2018 was proven. Carnetown BGC were fined £75, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at under-16 matches and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

 

Commission Decisions - March 2018

Suspension Report No. 34. 2017/18 - 31st March 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 33. 2017/18 - 24th March 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 32. 2017/18 - 17th March 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 31. 2017/18 - 10th March 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 30. 2017/18 - 3rd March 2018 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered the appeal by Penydarren Social against a decision of the Merthyr Tydfil Football League to fine them £50 and deduct the club three points for failing to fulfil a fixture on 10 February 2018.After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the matter should be referred back to the League for further consideration. The League to be advised that the club must be given the opportunity to be present at any meeting where the matter is discussed and must be given at least seven days’ notice in writing or by email of such meeting.The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW9233. The charge of misconduct against AFC Porth BGC following misconduct by spectators/supporters at their ARJFL under-13 fixture of 24 February 2018 was proven. AFC Porth BGC were fined £100 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at under-13 games. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

  AW9227. The charge of misconduct against Cadoxton Barry FC following misconduct by    spectators/supporters at their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 17 February 2018 was proven. Cadoxton Barry FC were fined £80 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters . They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

AW9233. The charge of misconduct against Cwmafan FC following misconduct by spectators/supporters at their Port Talbot & District League fixture of 17 March 2018 was proven. Cwmafan FC were fined £75 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW9239. The charge of misconduct against Barry Athletic for playing a friendly match on 4 February against a team that is not registered with any Association and without permission of this Association was proven. Barry Athletic were fined £75, the entire amount to be suspended until 30 April 2019, the club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

AW9213. The charge of misconduct against RAFA FC for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Cardiff Combination League fixture of 3 February 2018 was proven. RAFA FC were fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 30 April 2019, the club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

AW9232. The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Crusaders FC following misconduct by spectators at their under-13 Cardiff & District League fixture on 24 February 2018 was proven. Cardiff Crusaders were fined £100 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at their under-13 matches. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by spectator(s)/supporter(s) of Fochriw Mini & Juniors FC during Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League under-11 mini-football on 18 November 2017. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven and that the words used breached the FAW non-discrimination regulations. Focrhiw Mini & Juniors FC were fined £750, £650 of this would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded unless the club were found guilty of a similar offence during this period. There was no order as to costs.

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct by spectator(s)/supporter(s) of Pentwyn Dynamo Football club in their Cardiff & District League under-12 division fixture of 18 November 2017. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the charges were not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Cardiff Draconians FC for their players failing to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion causing the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture of 24 February 2018.After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence, the Commission decided that the charge was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter. There was no order as to costs.

AW9235. The charge of misconduct against Caerau Albion FC in that players of the club were responsible for causing the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture of 24 February 2018 was proven. Caerau Albion Fc were fined £325, £150 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and rescinded unless the club were found guilty of a similar offence during this period. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission..

 


Commission Decisions - February 2018

Suspension Report No.29 2017/18 - 24 February 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No.28 2017/18 - 17 February 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No.27 2017/18 - 10th February 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 26 2017/18 - 3rd February 2018 Download PDF

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

The Commission considered a charge of misconduct against RAFA FC for failure of player(s) to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion during the Cardiff Combination League fixture of13 January 2018. A further charge of spectators entering the field of play was withdrawn.After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven but accepted the mitigating factors presented by the club in writing and orally by the referee. It was decided that RAFA FC be severely warned as to the future conduct of their players, the club were also instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Tiger Bay FC for failing to control players and spectators during their Cardiff Combination League fixture of 13 January 2018.After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven It was decided that Tiger Bay FC be fined £80 and be severely warned as to the future conduct of their players and spectators, the club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Rhydyfelin FC for failure to control their players/spectators and or supporters during a Taff-Ely/Rhymney valley League match of 20 January 2018.After carefully considering the written, verbal and video evidence presented, the Commission considered the part of the charge that referred to failure to control their players was proven. The charge of failure to control spectators and/or supporter(s) was not proven.It was decided that Rhydyfelin FC be warned as to the future conduct of their players, the club were also instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

The charge of misconduct against Maindy Con FC of repeatedly allowing insulting and/or abusive and/or offensive and/or abusive language on their Facebook page in the public domain was considered proven. Maindy Con were fined £100 and warned as to the improper use of social media. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against players of Cornelly United FC following their Port Talbot League fixture of 17 February 2018 was considered proven. The Commission decided that Cornelly United FC be fined £75 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission. The club was also warned as to the future conduct of their players.

The charge of misconduct against Treharris Athletic Western FC for spectators/supporters causing the abandonment of their under-12 fixture versus AFC Bargoed on 12 January 2018 was proven. Treharris Athletic Western FC were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended and reviewed on 31 May 2019 if there was no further misconduct by under-12 spectators/supporters. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at their under-12 game and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The charge of misconducts against AFC Bargoed for spectators/supporters causing the abandonment of their under-12 fixture versus Treharris Athletic Western FC on 12 January 2018 was proven. AFC Bargoed were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended and reviewed on 31 May 2019 if there was no further misconduct by under-12 spectators/supporters. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at their under-12 game and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Penydarren BGC for misconduct by spectator(s)/supporter(s) of their under-16 team following their TERV League fixture of 14 January 2018 was considered proven. The Commission decided that Penydarren BGC FC be fined £100 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission. The club was also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters.

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Daniel Tosh, an official of Pontypridd Town FC

1,  for his alleged failure to conduct himself in an orderly fashion by repeatedly entering the field of play without permission, during South Wales Youth League, Pontypridd Town v Penrhiwceiber Cons, 14th January 2018

2. for his alleged failure to conduct himself in an orderly fashion by repeatedly using insulting and/or offensive and/or abusive language, during South Wales Youth League, Pontypridd Town v Penrhiwceiber Cons, 14th January 2018.

 

After carefully considering verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that Mr Tosh would receive a touchline suspension of three matches from 19 March 2018. He was also fined £75 and instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

The charges of misconduct against Pontypridd Town for spectators/supporters causing the abandonment of their South Wales Youth League versus Penrhiwceiber Con Athletic on 14 January 2018 was proven. Pontypridd Town were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended and reviewed on 31 May 2019 if there was no further misconduct by South Wales Youth League spectators/supporters. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at their South Wales Youth League games and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The charges of misconduct against Penrhiwceiber Con Athletic for misconduct by spectators/supporters at their South Wales Youth League fixture on 14 January 2018 was proven. Penrhiwceiber Con Athletic were fined £120 and severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at their under-18 games. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

 

Commission Decisions - January 2018

Suspension Report No. 25 2017/18 - 27th January 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 24 2017/18 - 20th January 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 23 2017/18 - 13th January 2018 Download PDF

Suspension Report No. 22 2017/18 - 6th January 2018 Download PDF

 

 

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