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1. TITLE AREA and AFFILIATION
1.1 TITLE
The Association shall be called The South Wales Football Association Ltd. (The Association).
1.2 AREA
Its area shall extend from east of a line from and including Port Talbot, that part of Powys south of
a line drawn from the County boundary at Mynydd Llangynydr, westward to the County Boundary
passing south of the village of Ystradfellta. (The Area.)
1.3 AFFILIATION
The Association shall be affiliated to The Football Association of Wales Ltd.
2. LEAGUES COMPETITONS AND CLUBS
2.1 LEAGUES
2.1.1 All Affiliated leagues shall operate within the Area as defined in Rule 1 and with the number
of Clubs as sanctioned by the Association. (See Rule 20.2.)
2.1.2 Leagues must pay the due affiliation fee as defined in Appendix 1 of these Rules to the
Association by 30th June annually.
2.2 COMPETITIONS
2.2.1 All competitions within the Area must receive sanction annually and permission for any
competition or League must first be obtained from the Association.
2.2.2 Competitions must pay the due affiliation fee as defined in Appendix 1 of these Rules, to the
Association.
2.3 CLUBS
2.3.1 All Clubs whose playing grounds are situated within the Area of the Association (as defined
in Rule 1) must be in membership of the Association.
2.3.2 A Club from the area covered by The South Wales Football Association with teams playing
below the level of the directly affiliated Leagues shall not be affiliated to The Football Association of
Wales unless such Club is directly affiliated to The South Wales Football Association.
2.3.3. All Clubs under the jurisdiction of the Association shall satisfy the Council that they are
properly constituted clubs, and playing football according to the Rules of The Football Association
of Wales.
2.3.4 Each Club shall forward to the Secretary a correctly completed Form ’A’ Affiliation and
Balance Sheet for previous season by 30th June in each year together with the appropriate
subscription fee as defined in Appendix 1 of these Rules.
2.3.5 Clubs already affiliated to the Association in the previous season who fail to comply with
Rule 2.3.4 will be subject to a fine in accordance with Appendix 3 of these Rules.
2.3.6 All Clubs must advise the Association when there is a change to any detail in the Affiliation
form. Failure to comply with this rule will be subject to a fine as shown in Appendix 3 of these
rules. No club can change their name after 30 June unless special dispensation approval of the Association.
2.3.7 Any Club that plays a Competition Match if its Subscription fee has not been paid shall be
guilty of misconduct and the non-payment of the said fee shall be considered good grounds for
protest.
2.3.8 An additional sum as detailed in Appendix 2 of these rules must be paid in respect of each
team invited to enter for the Cup Competitions.
2.3.9 Any Club whose annual subscription is in arrears will not be drawn in any Cup Competition
neither will it be allowed to be represented at any General Meeting.
2.3.10 A Club affiliated to this Association shall not play matches with any Club not affiliated to a
recognised Football Association.
2.3.11 Permission is required for ALL friendly matches.
2.3.12 Permission must be obtained from the Association to play matches outside the Area.
2.3.13 Any Club Player, Referee or Official involved in unsanctioned football will be guilty of
misconduct and will be dealt with as determined by the Council.
2.3.14 Any Club when requested must respond within 10 days of the date of the relevant
correspondence. Any Club failing to comply with this rule will be deemed to be guilty of
misconduct and will be subjected to a fine in accordance with Appendix 3 of these rules.

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