FAW Rules - definitions

 


DEFINITIONS

 

Area Association:                                      any regional football association defined under the FAW Rules.

 

Association:                                               The South Wales Football Association.

 

Association Football:                               the game controlled by FIFA and organised in accordance with the Laws of the Game.

 

Business Day:                                           any day of the week except a Saturday or Sunday or public bank holiday in Wales.  

 

Chief Executive Officer:                           the senior employee of The Football Association of Wales Ltd.

 

Closed Friendly Match:                           a game of Association Football which is not an Official Match which is played between two (2) teams (whether or not from different Clubs) but is not made open for the public to attend.

 

Club:                                                            any club admitted into membership or associate membership of the Association.

 

College Team:                                            a team of a further or higher education establishment (including, but not limited to, university teams) and during any relevant Playing Season only plays Association Football exclusively in matches organised for teams from such further or higher education establishments.

 

Council:                                                       the supreme executive body of the Association.

 

Councillor:                                                  each member of the Council.

 

Disciplinary Notice:                                  a written notice from the Association stipulating the nature of the alleged Disciplinary Offence.   

 

Disciplinary Offence:                                any breach of a Rule or any Regulation.

 

Disciplinary Panel:                                   the panel of the Association empowered to hear disciplinary matters and disputes pursuant to these Rules.

 

FAW:                                                             The Football Association of Wales Limited (company number 00213349) whose registered office is at 11/12 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff, CF24 5PJ.  

 

FAW Rules:                                                 the Rules and Regulations of the FAW as amended from time to time and all byelaws, orders, codes, policies, procedures and any other directive or instruction issued by the FAW from time to time.

 

FIFA:                                                             Fédération Internationale de Football Association.

 

FIFA Rules:                                                 the statutes of FIFA as amended from time to time and all rules, regulations, orders and other directives issued by FIFA from time to time.

 

Futsal:                                                          a game controlled by FIFA and organised in accordance with the Futsal Laws of the Game.

 

Futsal Laws of the Game:                       the laws and other rules for playing Futsal prescribed by FIFA from time to time.

 

IFAB:                                                             the International Football Association Board.

 

Laws of the Game:                                    the laws and other rules for playing Association Football as prescribed by IFAB from time to time.

 

League:                                                       any league admitted into membership or associate membership of the Association.

 

Member:                                                     a League or Club that has been admitted into membership or associate membership of the Association.

 

Official Match:                                            a game of Association Football played within the framework of organised football under the jurisdiction of the Association, in league, cup or other format but not including Open Friendly Matches or Closed Friendly Matches or matches played under the Association’s Mini Football Regulations or Futsal matches or Walking Football.

 

Open Friendly Match:                               a game of Association Football which is not an Official Match which is played between two (2) teams (whether or not from different Clubs) and is made open to the public to attend.

 

Player:                                                          a player of Association Football registered with the FAW, the Association, an Area Association, League, Club or any other league or club.

 

Playing Season:                                       the period in each year when Association Football may be played in Wales as determined by the FAW.

 

Regulations:                                               the regulations, byelaws, orders, codes, policies, procedures and any other directive or instruction issued by the Association from time to time.

 

Request Fee:                                              the appropriate sum pursuant to the Rules of the Association.

 

Request Notice:                                         a written notice stipulating the nature of the matter complained of and requesting that such matter be referred to the Disciplinary Panel.

 

Rules:                                                           these rules of the Association as amended from time to time.  

 

Subordinate:                                               shall mean:-

  • any director, member, representative, official, employee, referee or other playing official or Player of a Club or League;
  • every spectator at a game of Association Football in which a team of a Club plays, or in which a representative team of the Association or League plays, and any person purporting to be a supporter or follower of such League, Club or the Association PROVIDED THAT the provisions of Rules 5, 24.1.3, 24.1.4, 24.1.4(A), 24.1.5(A), 24.1.6, 24.1.8, 24.1.10, 24.1.14, 46 and 47 shall not apply to such spectators, supporters or followers;
  • all other organisations, clubs, bodies, entities or persons who the Association exercises, or purports to exercise, control; and

 

Trialist:                                                         a Player who is not registered to play with a Club (with the exception of a Professional Player playing in a trial match pursuant to FAW Rule 70) who is under assessment and evaluation by a Club as to their ability and fitness to play Association Football for that Club.

 

UEFA:                                                           Union des Association Européennes de Football.

 

UEFA Rules:                                               the statutes of UEFA as amended from time to time and all rules, regulations, orders and other directives issued by UEFA from time to time.

 

Walking Football:                                      a version of the game in which Players of all ages can participate and in which the Players must not run and/or jog and must have one foot on the ground at all times in accordance with the guidelines set by the FAW from time to time.

 

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