Current Season

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.

Discipline Suspension Lists Season 2019-20

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 21.03.20 – List No. 33

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 14.03.20 – List No. 32

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 07.03.20 – List No. 31

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 29.02.20 – List No. 30

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 22.02.20 – List No. 29

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 15.02.20 – List No. 28

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 08.02.20 – List No. 27

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 01.02.20 – List No. 26

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 25.01.20 – List No. 25 

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 18.01.20 – List No. 24

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 11.01.20 – List No. 23

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 04.01.20 – List No. 22

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 28.12.19 – List No. 21

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 21.12.19 – List No. 20

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 14.12.19 – List No. 19

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 07.12.19 – List No. 18 

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 30.11.19 – List No. 17

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 23.11.19 – List No. 16

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 16.11.19 – List No. 15

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 09.11.19 – List No. 14

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 02.11.19 – List No. 13

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 26.10.19 – List No. 12

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 19.10.19 – List No. 11   

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 12.10.19 – List No. 10

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 05.10.19 – List No. 09

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 28.09.19 – List No. 08

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 21.09.19 – List No. 07

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 14.09.19 – List No. 06

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 07.09.19 – List No. 05

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 31.08.19 – List No. 04

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 24.08.19 – List No. 03

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 17.08.19 – List No. 02

  SWFA Suspension Report Dated 10.08.19 – List No. 01

  

OTHER CASES HEARD DURING THE MONTH

APP 021

The Commission to consider the appeal lodged by Ely Rangers AFC against the decision of the Cardiff & District Football League to award a shared title for the under-15 division A division for season 2018/19.After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the Panel decided that the appeal by Ely Rangers AFC should be determined as follows:
That the appeal is upheld; The league is to schedule the play off for as soon as possible after the 1st August 2019 and both clubs only allowed to use players registered for their U15’s as at the 28th March 2019, the Panel further determined that the appeal fee should be returned and that there should be no order to costs from the South Wales Football Association

APP 001

The Commission to consider the appeal lodged by Vale United FC against the decision of the Vale of Glamorgan Football League to refuse permission of the club to enter a second team into the Bridgend & District Football League for season 2019/20.After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the Panel decided that the appeal by Vale United FC should be determined as follows:
That the appeal is dismissed; The appeal fee was forfeited and that there should be no order to costs from the South Wales Football Association.

AW 10-367

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against David Ryan of AFC Abercynon for using insulting, abusive or offensive language in correspondence to member clubs and officials of the Aberdare Valley Football League.

Mr Ryan admitted the offence so the primary purpose of the Commission was to listen to any pleas of mitigation. The Commission noted this was the third such case this season they had had referred to them and the previous offences were taken into account when considering their sentence.

The Commission decided that David Ryan would be fined £250 and suspended from all involvement in Association Football for six months. £200 of the fine and the suspension would be held in abeyance until 31 May 2020 and only imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of an Association Commission should Mr Ryan be found guilty of a similar offence before that date. Mr Ryan was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

(AW 10-352)

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Christian Jugessur of Llanishen Wanderers during his club’s Cardiff Combination League fixture of 16 February 2019.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the charge was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter.

(AW 10-304)

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Caerau Ely FC following the club’s Cardiff Combination League fixture of 2 March 2019.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the charge was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter.

(AW 10-303 and AW 10-447)

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Cathays Cons FC following the club’s Cardiff Combination League fixture of 2 March 2019.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge AW 10-303 of players causing the abandonment of the match was proven. Cathays Cons were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date.

The Commission considered the charge 10-447 not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter.

AW-10-316 The charge of misconduct against Sarn FC of failing in their duty of care of the referees flags during their Bridgend & District League fixture of the 23rd March 2019 was proven, it was noted that the club had contacted the referee to replace the damaged flags and the referee had accepted this offer. Sarn FC were to confirm to the Association by 31 August 2019 that the referee had been reimbursed for his flags and warned as to their future good conduct and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-423 (i) & (ii) The charges of misconduct against Cornelly United for spectator(s) using language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature, at their Port Talbot & District League fixture of 10th May 2019 were considered proven.

On charge AW 10-423 (i) Cornelly United were fined £100, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectator(s) and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

On charge Aw-10-437 (ii) Cornelly United were fined £100, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectator(s) and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-430 The charge of misconduct against Christopher Richards a registered player for Glyn Neath FC of playing for Llwyncelyn FC in the Aberdare Valley Football League fixture of 4th May 2019 was considered proven. Christopher Richards was given a match suspension of two matches to commence 19th August 2019 and fined £50. He was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-436 The charge of misconduct against Llanrumney United for management and/or coach(s) and/or spectator(s) using language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature, at their Cardiff & District League fixture of 16th May 2019 were considered proven. Llanrumney United were fined £120. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their management and/or coach(s) and/or spectator(s) and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-437 (i), (ii), (iii) & (iv) The charges of misconduct against Cornelly United Juniors for spectators/supporters using language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature and/or which was considered contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory, pursuant to the FAW’s non-discriminatory regulations, at their Port Talbot & District League fixture of 16th May 2019 were considered proven.

On charge AW 10-437 (i) Cornelly United Juniors were fined £750, £700 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2021 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectator(s)  and instructed to pay £2.50 part costs of the Commission.

On charge AW-10-437 (ii) Cornelly United Juniors were fined £50. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectator(s) and instructed to pay £2.50 part costs of the Commission.

On charge AW-10-437 (iii) Cornelly United Juniors were fined £100, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were severely warned as to the future conduct of their spectator(s). They were also instructed to pay £2.50 part costs of the Commission.

On charge AW-10-437 (iv) Cornelly United Juniors were fined £50, the whole amount would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were severely warned as to the future conduct of their spectator(s). They were also instructed to pay £2.50 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-446(i), (ii) & (iii) The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Kayjay Williams following Cardiff Combination League Fixture 2nd March 2019, after carefully considering the written evidence, the commission considered there was insufficient evidence for the charges to be proven, the commission further decided that the charges would remain on file and would be revisited if any further evidence was received.

Commission Decisions – June 2019

AW 10-429 The charge against Llanrumney Colts for the alleged failure of their players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by refusing to leave the field of play after being sent off causing the game to be abandoned, during Cardiff & District League, Cardiff Academicals v Llanrumney Colts, 11th May 2019, was considered proven.

Llanrumney Colts were fined £325, £225 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £10-part costs of the Commission and were severely warned as to the future conduct of their players.

DC 095/18 – APP 020

The Commission considered the appeal by CPD Urdd against the decision of the Cardiff & District Football League to remove the club from the League’s under-13 Cup competition for failing to fulfil a fixture on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal would be dismissed

AW-10/434 The commission considered the charge of misconduct against AFC Porth BGC for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Aberdare Rhondda under-16 League fixture on 14 May 2019.

Present for the club were Mr Simon Williams and Mr Paul Nagi, the match referee Mr J Wilson was not in attendance.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. AFC Porth BGC were fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2020 and would be imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of an Association Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10/322 i) and ii) . The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against AFC Whitchurch following their abandoned South Wales Alliance League fixture at Aber Valley on 23 March 2019.

Present for the club was Mr Sharif Nassoro, the match referee Mr S Lloyd-Brennan was not in attendance.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge 10/322 i)  was proven. AFC Whitchurch were fined £325, £175 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and would be imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of an Association Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

Decision on the charge 10/322 ii) was deferred pending further review.

AW 10/321 The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Aber Valley FC following their abandoned South Wales Alliance League fixture versus AFC Whitchurch on 23 March 2019.

After carefully considering all written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge  was proven. Aber Valley FC were fined £325, £175 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and would be imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of an Association Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10/358 – The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Pentwyn Dynamos

charged with the Disciplinary Offence as set out under Standard Rule 24.1.9. for their player/s alleged 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 Cardiff & District League U13’s, AFC Whitchurch v Pentwyn Dynamos, 22nd September 2019

 Present for the club was Mr L Sell. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the case was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter.

AW 10-276 The charge against Fairwater FC for the alleged failure of their spectator/supporters to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion causing the game to be abandoned, during Cardiff & District League, Heath Park Rangers v Fairwater FC, 16thFebruary 2019, was considered. It was decided the matter would be referred to the Cardiff & District League for the League safeguarding officer to investigate alleged breaches of safeguarding regulations before the case would be adjudicated upon.

AW-10-397 (i) & (ii)The charges of misconduct against Bryntirion AJFC following his during Bridgend & District League, Llangeinor Rangers v Bryntirion AJFC 24th April 2019, were considered proven.

On charge 10-397(i) Bryntirion AJFC were fined £60 and warned as to the future good conduct of their spectator/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5-part costs of the Commission

 On charge 10-397(i) Bryntirion AJFC were fined £60. They were also instructed to pay £5-part costs of the Commission and were severely warned as to the future conduct of their spectator/supporters.

DC097/18 – APP 021

The Commission to consider the appeal lodged by Ely Rangers AFC against the decision of the Cardiff & District Football League to award a shared title for the under-15 division A division for season 2018/19.

Present were Mr M Davies U15’s Manager and Mr S Clarke from the club and Mr R Davies from the League.

After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the Panel decided that the appeal by Ely Rangers AFC should be determined as follows:

That the appeal is upheld; The league is to schedule the play off for as soon as possible after the 1st August 2019 and both clubs only allowed to use players registered for their U15’s as at the 28th March 2019, the Panel further determined that the appeal fee should be returned and that there should be no order to costs from the South Wales Football Association.

DC098/19 – APP 001

The Commission to consider the appeal lodged by Vale United FC against the decision of the Vale of Glamorgan Football League to refuse permission of the club to enter a second team into the Bridgend & District Football League for season 2019/20.

Present were Mr L Williams & Mr R Jenkins from the club and Mr M Harvey & Mrs K Iannucci.

After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the Panel decided that the appeal by Vale United FC should be determined as follows:

That the appeal is dismissed; The appeal fee was forfeited and that there should be no order to costs from the South Wales Football Association.

Commission Decisions – May 2019

DC 083/18 – APP018

The Commission considered the appeal lodged by Cardiff Airport against decisions of the Vale of Glamorgan League following the Year 11 Cup Final, namely

1.Cardiff Airport FC will not be invited to any Senior or Junior Cups for the next two seasons (2019/20 and 2020/21)

2. All named players on the Match card for the Year 11 Final who join a Senior side in the VoGAFL will not be allowed to

play in any VoGAFL Invitational Cup matches for two seasons (2019/20 and 2020/21)

     3. The Junior Cup is to be returned to either the Secretary, Chairman or Badleys Shoe Shop within seven days

Present were Messrs L Western and J Hawkins from the club, the League were represented by Mr M Davies and Mr M Thomas.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal would be upheld in part. The Commission were of the opinion there was a concerted act of protest by the players of the club but that the League’s sanctions would be amended as below

1.Cardiff Airport FC will not be invited to any Senior or Junior Cups for the next two seasons (2019/20) and 2020/21)

2. All named players on the Match card for the Year 11 Final who join a Senior side in the VoGAFL will not be allowed to play in any VoGAFL Invitational Cup matches for next season (2019/20 and 2020/21)

     3. The Junior Cup is to be returned to either the Secretary, Chairman or Badleys Shoe Shop within seven days
4. The club to be fined £100 by the League. The entire amount of the fine be suspended until 31 May 2020 and only imposed in full or part at the discretion of the League if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date.

The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW-10-055 i), ii) and iii) The charges of misconduct against Pentwyn Dynamos for spectators/supporters using language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature and/or which was considered contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory, pursuant to the FAW’s non-discriminatory regulations, at their South Wales Youth League fixture of 9th September 2018 were considered proven.

Ob charge AW 10-055i) Pentwyn Dynamos were fined £750, £600 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

On charge Aw-10-055 ii) Pentwyn Dynamos were fined £100. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-055 iii) Pentwyn Dynamos were warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters

AW-10-363 The charge of misconduct against Thornhill Athletic following their U15’s Cardiff & district of 13th April 2019 was proven. It was noted that the club had been offered a reduced penalty but no response had been received. Thornhill Athletic were fined £80 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the commission

AW-10-368 i) and ii) The charges of misconduct against spectators/supporters Penarth Town following this U13’s Vale of Glamorgan fixture of 13th April 2019 was proven.

On charge 10-368 i) Penarth Town were fined £80 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5.00 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-368 i) Penarth Town were fined  a further £80 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5.00 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-374 i) ii) and iii)

The charges of misconduct against Cascade YC FC following the club’s Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley League fixture of 13th April 2019 was considered proven.

On charge 10-374 i) Cascade YC FC were fined £40 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £3.33 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-374 ii) Cascade YC FC were fined a further £40 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £3.33 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-374 iii) Cascade YC FC were fined a further £80 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £3.33 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-388 i)  and ii)  The charges of misconduct against Cwmafan FC following their club’s Port Talbot & District League fixture of 20th April 2019 was considered proven.

On charge 10-388 i) Cwmafan FC were fined £80 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £5.00 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-368 i) Cwmafan FC were fined  a further £100 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. This fine would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £5.00 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-324 i), ii) and iii). The charges of misconduct against Treforest Football Club following their Taff-Ely Rhymney valley League under-16 fixture of 24 March 2019 were considered proven.

On charge 10-368 i) Treforest FC were fined £40 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £3.33 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-368 ii) Treforest FC were fined a further £40 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £3.33 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-368 iii) Treforest FC were fined a further £40 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £3.33 part costs of the Commission.

DC 087/18 – AW 10-354

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Stephen Mustey, an official of St Joseph’s FC in his club’s under-16 division fixture of 9 April 2019.

Present was Mr Mustey, the match referee Mr J Petherick was also present accompanied by Mr K Russell.

After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence, the Commission decided the charge was proven. The commission decided that Mr Mustey would be warned as to his future conduct, no fine would be imposed and there was no order as to costs but Mr Mustey would be subject to a match suspension until he has completed and passed the Referee Leaders’ award at his own expense.

DC 088/18 – AW 10-320

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against AFC Rumney Juniors following misconduct by spectators/supporters at their under 10s mini football games on 2 March 2019.

Present were Mr L G van Staden and Mr D Mansell from the club. The club had already accepted the charges and the hearing was therefore just to consider mitigation.

The Commission decided that AFC Rumney Juniors would be fined £100, the entire amount suspended until 31 December 2020 and imposed in full or in part at the sole discretion of any future Commission if the club were found guilty of a future offence of misconduct by spectators/supporters at mini football matches before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £40 costs of the Commission.

DC 089/18 – APP 019

The Commission considered the appeal by Clwb Cymric against the South Wales Youth League to cancel fixtures of the League East Division and not to declare any club as either winners or runners-up of the division.

Present for the club were Mr R Charles and Mr R Sendell. The League were represented by Mr M Ronan and Mr R Davies.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal be dismissed. The appeal fee was returned but there was no further as to costs.

AW-10-425(i), (ii) & (iii)The charges against Brackla FC for the alleged failure of their players & spectator(s) to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by becoming involved in a scuffle opposing players causing the game to be abandoned & using insulting and/or abusive and/or offensive language, during Bridgend & District League, Llanharan AFC v Brackla, 11th May 2019, was considered proven.

On charge AW-10-425(i) Brackla FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £3.33-part costs of the Commission and were severely warned as to the future conduct of their players.

On charge AW-10-425(ii) Brackla FC were fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £3.33-part costs of the Commission.

On charge AW-10-425(iii) Brackla FC were fined £100, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £3.33-part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-426 The charge against Llanharan AFC for the alleged failure of their players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by becoming involved in a scuffle opposing players causing the game to be abandoned, during Bridgend & District League, Llanharan AFC v Brackla, 11th May 2019, was considered proven.

Llanharan AFC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £10-part costs of the Commission and were severely warned as to the future conduct of their players.

Commission Decisions – April 2019

DC 077/18 – APP017

The Commission considered the appeal by Bryntirion Athletic Juniors against the decision of the Bridgend & District Football League to refuse to change the scheduled date of the under-13 Cup Final.

Present were Mr M Edmunds and Mr C Hughes-Davies from the club and Mr R Walters from the League. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal would be dismissed. The Commission decided that the appeal fee would be returned but there was no further order ad to costs.

AW 10-320 – The charge of misconduct against Quar Park Rangers FC following their SWFA Senior Cup Semi-Final on 6 April 2019 was proven. Quar Park Rangers FC were fined £150 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-297R – The charge of misconduct against Mountain Ash Juniors following misconduct by spectators/supporters at their Aberdare Rhondda Under-13 fixture of 2 March 2019 was considered proven. It was noted that the club had been offered a reduced penalty but no response had been received from the club. The Commission stated that the standard stated minimum penalty of would be applied. Mountain Ash Juniors were fined £80 and warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters at under-13 games. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-288 – The charge of misconduct against Pontypridd Town following misconduct by spectators/supporters at their South Wales Youth League fixture of 24 February 2019 was proven. Pontypridd Town FC were fined £60 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-348 – the charge of misconduct against Cilfynydd FC following the club’s under-12 League fixture of 6 April 2019 was considered. The explanation provided by the club was accepted and it was agreed no further action would be taken on the matter.

DC079/18 – APP 016

The Commission considered the appeal by Trelai FC against the decision of the Lazarou Cardiff Sunday League to reject a complaint from Trelai FC that Dynamo played an ineligible player in the fixture between Dynamo Caerdydd and Trelai FC on Sunday 24 February 2019.

Present were Mr M Johnson from the club and Mr D Gillingham from the League. After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided the matter would be referred back to the League to consider further. The appeal fee would be returned but there was no further order as to costs.

AW 10-340. The charge of misconduct against Treforest FC for misconduct by spectator/s or supporter/s at their South wales Youth League fixture of 3 April 2019 was considered proven. Treforest FC were fined £60, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 May 2020 and inly imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

AW 10-345 The charge of misconduct against AFC Wattstown for management team causing the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 6 April 2019 was considered proven. AFC Wattstown were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a disciplinary commission if the club are found guilty of any further misconduct prior to that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of their club officials and instructed to pay a further £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-344 The charge of misconduct against Cwmbach Royal Stars Sports FC for spectators/supporters causing the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 6 April 2019 was considered proven. Cwmbach Royal Stars Sports were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2020 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a disciplinary commission if the club are found guilty of any further misconduct prior to that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay a further £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-342. The charge of misconduct against Hills Plymouth FC following the club’s Merthyr Tydfil League fixture of 3 April 2019 was considered proven. It was noted that a reduced penalty had been offered but no response had been received from the club. The Commission decided that the standard stated minimum penalty would be imposed, Hills Plymouth were fined £120 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-329 – The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against STM Sports OB of allowing Marcus Phillips to be involved in their fixture of 30 March 2019 while he was under suspension by this Association. The Commission considered the charges prove. STM Sports OB were fined £50 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

Commission Decisions – March 2019

DC063/18 – AW 10-259

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Sully Sports FC for the alleged failure of their club officials and/or spectators/supporters and or players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by failing in their duty of care of referee possessions, at the South Wales Youth League fixture of 27 January 2019.

The Commission decided that Sully Sports would be fined £25 plus an additional £20 which the Association would then forward to Mr Waite in respect of the purchase of new equipment. Sully Sports were also instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-257

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against AFC Rumney Juniors FC for the alleged failure of their players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by repeatedly becoming involved in a mass brawl with opposing players causing the game to be abandoned, during Cardiff & District League, Star FC vs AFC Rumney Juniors, 26th January 2019

After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was  proven. It was noted that AFC Rumney Juniors already had a suspended fine of £100 (Case AW 10-223) . The Commission decided this fine would now be imposed in full. In addition, the club would be fined a further £75 and severely warned as to the future conduct of their players. The club were also instructed to pay £40 costs of the Commission.

AW 10-258. The charge against Star FC for the alleged failure of their players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by repeatedly becoming involved in a mass brawl with opposing players causing the game to be abandoned, during Cardiff & District League, Star FC vs AFC Rumney Juniors, 26th January 2019, was considered proven.

Star FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission and were severely warned as to the future conduct of their players.

AW 10-267 – The charge against Cardiff Bay FC for the alleged failure of their players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by repeatedly becoming involved in a mass fight with opposing players causing the game to be abandoned, during Cardiff & District League, Cardiff Bay FC v Star FC 16 February  2019, was considered proven.

Cardiff Bay FC were fined £325, £250 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and imposed in full or part at the sole discretion of a Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission and warned as to the future conduct of their players.

AW 10-268 – The charge against Star FC for the alleged failure of their players to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion by repeatedly becoming involved in a mass fight with opposing players causing the game to be abandoned, during Cardiff & District League, Cardiff Bay FC v Star FC 16 February  2019, was considered proven.

Star FC were fined £325, in addition, the suspended fine of £100 imposed under case 10-258 would now also be imposed in full. The club were also given a FINAL WARNING that if they were found guilty of a similar offence before 31 May 2021 they would be liable to expulsion from all football activity.

DC 066/18  – AW 10/266

The Commission considered the charge against Mark Ritchie, a player of Llanharan FC, for his alleged failure to conduct himself in an orderly fashion by using insulting and/or offensive and/or abusive and/or threatening language on Facebook in the public domain.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. Mark Ritchie was given a match suspension of three matches and fined £75. Both these sanctions would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if he was found guilty of a similar offence before that date. He was also instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

APP012

The Commission considered the appeal by Sully Sports FC against the decision of the Vale of Glamorgan League to fine the club £75 following incidents at a fixture on 20 October 2018.

After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal would be upheld in its’ entirety. The appeal fee would be returned and there was no order as to costs.

AW-10-235 – The charge of misconduct against RAFA FC following his clubs Cardiff & District League of the 19th January 2019 was proven. RAFA FC were fined £250, £200 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to their future conduct and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

AW 10-256 – The charge of misconduct against Cwrt Rawlin FC for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley League fixture of the 26thJanuary 2019 was proven. Cwrt Rawlin FC were fined £50. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-275 – The charge of misconduct against Ferndale Athletic for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Aberdare Rhondda Junior Football League U12’s fixture of 16th February 2019 was proven. Ferndale Athletic were fined £100 . It was also decided that the team would have one point deducted from their total.  They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-277 (i), (ii) & (iii) – The charge of misconduct against Pentwyn Dynamos following their Cardiff & District League U12’s fixture of the 16th February 2019 was proven.

On charge AW-10-277(i) Pentwyn Dynamos were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters.

On charge 277 (ii) Pentwyn Dynamos were warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters.

On charge 277 (ii) Pentwyn Dynamos were warned as to the future conduct of their club officials & they were instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-279 – The charge of misconduct against Canton Rangers following their Cardiff & District League U12’s fixture of the 16th February 2019 was proven. Canton Rangers FC were warned as to the future conduct of their club officials & they were instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-298 – The charge of misconduct against Cardiff Corinthians Juniors FC of playing unsanctioned mini football on the 9 February 2019 was proven. Cardiff Corinthians Juniors were fined £75 and warned as to their future good conduct, the fine was suspended until 31stDecember 2019 and would only be imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence during that time.

AW-10-299 – The charge of misconduct against Bridgend Street of playing unsanctioned mini football on the 2nd March 2019 was proven. Bridgend Street were fined £75 and warned as to their future good conduct, the fine was suspended until 31st December 2019 and would only be imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence during that time.

AW-10-300 – The charge of misconduct against AFC Whitchurch of playing unsanctioned mini football on the 2nd March 2019 was proven. AFC Whitchurch were fined £75 and warned as to their future good conduct, the fine was suspended until 31st December 2019 and would only be imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence during that time.

AW-10-301 – The charge of misconduct against Canton Liberal of playing unsanctioned mini football on the 2nd March 2019 was proven. Canton Liberal were fined £75 and warned as to their future good conduct, the fine was suspended until 31st December 2019 and would only be imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence during that time.

APP015

The Commission considered the appeal by AFC Wattstown against a decision of the South Wales Alliance Football League to instruct a replay of the W J Owen Cup tie between Penrhiwfer and AFC Wattstown which was abandoned owing to an injury to a player.

Present for the club were Mr L James and Mt M Tucker, the League were represented by Mr D G Wilcox.

After carefully considering all printed and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission decided that the appeal would be dismissed. The appeal fee would be returned and there was no order as to costs.

APP016

The Commission considered the appeal by Tiger Bay Youth FC against a decision of the South Wales Youth Football League to instruct the club to replay five fixtures where it was discovered the club had played ineligible players.

Present for the club were Mr A Hassan and one other, the League were represented by Mr M Ronan.

After carefully considering all printed and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission decided that the appeal would be dismissed. The appeal fee would be returned and there was no order as to costs.

APP013

The Commission considered the appeal by Llantwit Fardre FC against a decision of the South Wales Women’s & Girls’  Football League to fine the club £30 and award points from the fixture to their opponents for the club failing to fulfil an under-12 fixture on 11 November 2018 .

Present for the club were Mr D Evans and Mr P Davies, the League were represented by Mrs G Powell.

After carefully considering all printed and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission decided that the appeal would be upheld and the League’s decision over-turned. The appeal fee would be returned and there was no order as to costs.

Commission Decisions – February 2019

AW 10-221 – The charge of misconduct against Cefn Cribwr Boys Club for spectators/supporters using language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature and/or which was considered contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory, pursuant to the FAW’s non-discriminatory regulations, at their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 5th January 2019 was considered proven. Cefn Cribwr Boys Club were fined £750, £550 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2020 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-233 i), ii) iii), iv), v) and vi) – The charges of misconduct against Afan Lido for misconduct by spectators/supporters & players & club officials following their Port Talbot & District League U16’s fixture of 12 January 2019 were all considered proven.  

On charge AW 10-233 i) Afan Lido FC were warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters.

On charge  AW10-233 ii) Afan Lido FC were fined £25

On charge AW 10-233 iii) Afan Lido FC were fined £100, the entire amount suspended until 31st December 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date.

On charge AW 10-233 iv) Afan Lido FC were warned as to future conduct of their players

On charge AW 10-233 v) no further action would be taken

On charge AW 10-233 vi) Afan Lido FC were fined £25.

The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-238 – The charge of misconduct against Cornelly United Juniors for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Port Talbot & District League U16’s fixture of 12 January 2019 was proven.  Cornelly United Juniors were fined £50. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-246 – The charge of misconduct against Robert Hayes of Ferndale BGC of using insulting and/or abusive and/or offensive language on Facebook was proven. Robert Hayes was given a match suspension of three matches from 25th February 2019. He was also fined £75. Both the fine and suspension were suspended until 31st December 2019 and only imposed if he was found guilty of a similar offence before that date, he was also reminded of the FAW policy on Social Media & was instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission

APP009

The Commission considered the appeal by Tonyrefail BGC against a decision of the Aberdare Rhondda Junior Football League to have imposed a £20 fine and 3 point deduction in accordance with League rule 15, whilst a further fine of £20 is imposed in respect of rule 5 & 6 regarding the completion of the players form and failure by the club to provide the necessary documentation in relation to player Zachary Williams who played for the club in an under-14 fixture on 10 November 2018.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal be dismissed. The appeal fee was returned but there was no further order as to costs.

APP010

The Commission considered the appeal by AFC Butetown against the decision of the South Wales Alliance Football League to have imposed a three point deduction  in accordance with rule 5.10.3 following the abandonment of the club’s fixture of 10 November 2018

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal be dismissed. The appeal fee was returned but there was no further order as to costs.

 

DC 058/18 –

The Commission considered the case against Tonyrefail Welfare FC of breach of Disciplinary regulation 6k in that they arranged a Rhondda & District League fixture on Monday 11 February 2019 to circumvent a suspension on two players ahead of a Cup semi-final.

After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was not proven. It was noted that the club had produced evidence that they had first attempted to arrange a fixture before the game in which the players incurred their suspension.

The Commission decided that no further action would be taken on the matter.

Commission Decisions – January 2019

AW 10-160 i) and ii)

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Jeff Morris, an official of Cwrt Rawlin FC following his actions in his club’s the South Wales Youth League fixture of 4 November 2018.

After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence provided, the Commission considered that the charge  aw 10-160 i) was proven. Mr Morris was given a touchline suspension of one match to commence 21 January 2019 and be measured by matches played by Cwrt Rawlin FC in the South Wales Youth Football League. He was also fined £60 and instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

On charge 10-160 ii) the Commission considered that the charge was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter.

AW-10-212 The charge of misconduct against St Joseph’s OB FC of allowing Kelan Connelly to be involved in the club’s Port Talbot & District League fixture of 8 December 2018 while he was under suspension from football by this Association was proven. It was noted that a reduced penalty had been offered to the club but no response had been received by the stated date. The Commission decided that St Josephs OB FC should receive the stated minimum penalty of a fine of £120 and be instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-176

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against St Albans FC following the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 3 November 2018.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the explanation provided by the club was accepted and the Commission decided no further action would be taken on the matter. There was no order as to costs.

AW 10-177

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against STM Sports OB FC following the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 3 November 2018.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the explanation provided by the club was accepted and the Commission decided no further action would be taken on the matter. There was no order as to costs.

APP007

The Commission considered the appeal by Llantwit Fardre against the decision of the South Wales Women’s & Girls’ Football League to fine the club £30 for failing to fulfil a fixture in the under-12 division on Sunday 11 November 2018.

After carefully considering evidence presented, the Commission decided the matter should be referred back to the League for further review. The League to be advised that where they are considering an action that may involve the loss of points to a club, the club must be given the opportunity to present their case either in writing or in person and must be given at least seven days’ notice of any such meeting convened to consider the matter.

The appeal fee was returned and there was no order as to costs.

AW 10-205

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Iestyn Campfield of Tata Steel United FC following his sending-off in his club’s Port Talbot League under-14 fixture of 24 November 2018.

After carefully considering the verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven. The commission decided that Iestyn Campfield should be warned as to his future conduct. There was no order as to costs.

AW-10-216 – the charges of misconduct by Pencoed BGC spectator(s)/supporter(s) following their club’s under-12 Bridgend & District League fixture of 17 November 2018 were considered proven. Pencoed BGC were fined £50, the entire amount to be suspended until 31 December 2019 and would be rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence at under-12 or under-13 level before that date. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters at under-12 fixtures and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

APP008

The Commission considered the appeal by Aberfan Social Mini Football Club against the decision of the Taff-Ely/Rhymney valley Football League to fine the club £15 and deduct three points for failure to fulfil a fixture in the under-14 division on 13 October 2018.

After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission decided to uphold the appeal in part. The Commission recognised that the League rules were prescriptive but the Commission decided to exercise its’ discretion to vary the punishment given by the League in view of what it considered were extenuating circumstances presented.  The fine of £15 would remain but the points deducted were to be returned to the club.

The appeal fee was returned and there was no further order as to costs.

AW 10-223 – The charge of misconduct against AFC Rumney Juniors for players causing the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture against Canton Rangers on 5 January 2019 was proven. AFC Rumney Juniors were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s senior team were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-224 – The charge of misconduct against Canton Rangers for players causing the abandonment of their Cardiff & District League fixture against AFC Rumney Juniors on 5 January 2019 was proven. Canton Rangers were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s senior team were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-231 – The charge of misconduct against Splott Athletic FC following misconduct by spectators/supporters at their Lazarou Sunday League fixture of 13 January 2019 was proven. Splott Athletic were fined £120 and warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-155 – The charge of misconduct against AFC Llwydcoed following the abandonment of their Aberdare Rhondda Junior League under-12 fixture of 12 January 2019 was considered proven. AFC LLwydcoed were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s u-12 or u-13 teams  were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-208 – The charge of misconduct against Penarth Town for player/s using language of an offensive or insulting or abusive nature and/or which was considered contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory, pursuant to the FAW’s non-discriminatory regulations, at their South Wales FA Youth League fixture of 16 September 2018 was considered proven. Penarth Town were fined £750, £700 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s Youth team players were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-229 – The charge of misconduct against Ely United Juniors for misconduct by players and spectators following their Cardiff & District League under-13 fixture of 12 January 2019 was prove.  Ely United were fined £50, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and only imposed if the club’s u-13 team were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-219 – The Commission considered the charge of Luke Williams a coach of Barry Town United Ladies FC for enticing a player who was registered with another club to sign for Barry Town United Ladies FC, contrary to FAW rule 79. Luke Williams was suspended from all aspects of Association Football for three matches (to be measured by first team games played by Barry Town United Ladies FC) from 18 February 2019. He was also fined £75 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-2226 – The Commission considered the charge of Luke Williams a coach of Barry Town United Ladies FC for enticing a player who was registered with another club to sign for Barry Town United Ladies FC, contrary to FAW rule 79. Luke Williams was suspended from all aspects of Association Football for three matches (to be measured by first team games played by Barry Town United Ladies FC) to commence upon completion of suspension AW 10-219. He was also fined £75 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the various charges of misconduct against St Albans FC following the club’s South wales Youth League fixture versus Pontypridd Town on 4 November 2018.

On charge AW 10-165 (i), the charge was considered proven. St Albans were fined £750, £700 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s Youth team players were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players.

On charge AW 10-165 (ii), the charge was considered proven. St Albans were fined £325, £250 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s Youth team were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players.

Charges AW10-165 (iii) and (iv) were also considered proven. In each case, it was decided that the club would be warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters. There was no order as to costs

The Commission considered the various charges of misconduct against Pontypridd Town FC following the club’s South Wales Youth League fixture versus St Albans on 4 November 2018.

AW 10-183 – after carefully considering verbal and written evidence presented, the charge was considered proven. Pontypridd Town were fined £325, £250 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club’s Youth team were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their players.

AW 10-158 – after carefully considering verbal and written evidence presented, the charge against Nevroz Simsek was considered proven. The Commission decided that Nevroz Simsek would be warned as to his future conduct.

AW 10-159 – after carefully considering verbal and written evidence presented, the charge against Thomas Szigetvari was considered proven. The Commission decided that Thomas Szigetvari would be warned as to his future conduct.

Commission Decisions – December 2018

AW-10-174 The charge of misconduct against David Ryan, an official of AFC Abercynon was considered proven. David Ryan was fined £75 and given a match suspension of three matches. Both elements of this sanction would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if David Ryan was found guilty of a similar offence before that date. He was also reminded of the FAW Policy on Social Media & instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-181. The charge of misconduct Tata Steel FC following their league fixture of the 15thSeptember 2018 v Kenfig Hill was considered proven. Tata Steel FC were fined £80 and warned as to their future conduct, the fine was suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed they were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-190 The charge of misconduct against Richard Silverthorne, an official of Tredegar Women’s & Girls AFC following their league fixture of the 18th November 2018 v Pencoed BGC was considered proven. Richard Silverthorne was fined £75 and given a match suspension of three matches. Both elements of this sanction would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if Richard Silverthorne was found guilty of a similar offence before that date. He was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-191 The charge of misconduct against Grant Lloyd, an official of Tredegar Women’s & Girls AFC following their league fixture of the 18th November 2018 v Pencoed BGC was considered proven. Grant Lloyd was fined £75 and given a match suspension of three matches. Both elements of this sanction would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if Grant Lloyd was found guilty of a similar offence before that date. He was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-199. The charge of misconduct against Tredegar Women’s & Girls AFC following their league fixture of the 18th November 2018 v Pencoed BGC was considered proven. Tredegar Women’s & Girls AFC were warned as to their future conduct and reminded of the FAW policy on Social Media. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-162 The charges of misconduct against Lisvane Panthers following their Cardiff & District League U14’s fixture versus Pentyrch Rangers on 3rd November 2018 were proven, that club official(s) and spectator(s)/supporter(s) used language of an insulting, offensive or abusive nature and/or which was contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory pursuant to the FAW’s non-discrimination regulations’, Lisvane Panthers were fined £750, £600 of this would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and would be imposed in full or in part at the sole discretion of an Association Disciplinary Commission if the club were found guilty of a further breach of the FAW Non-Discrimination Regulations before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-171. The charges of misconduct against AFC Butetown following the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 10th November 2018 versus Tonyrefail BGC were considered proven. AFC Butetown were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to future conduct of players, officials and spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-172. The charges of misconduct against Tonyrefail BGC following the abandonment of their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 10th November 2018 versus AFC Butetown were considered proven. Tonyrefail BGC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to future conduct of players, officials and spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-185 (i) & (ii). The charges of misconduct against FC Cwmaman following their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 17th November 2018 versus Cardiff Corries were considered proven.

On charge AW-10-185 (i) FC Cwmaman were fined £75. They were also severely warned as to future conduct of spectators/supporters.

On charge AW-10-185 (ii) FC Cwmaman were fined FC Cwmaman were fined £125. They were also severely warned as to future conduct of spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-145 i) and ii)

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Barrie Davies, an official of Treorchy & Cwmparc BGC Juniors following his club’s Aberdare Rhondda Junior Football League Fixture of 20 October 2018.

Present was Mr Davies accompanied by Emma Mabey, club safeguarding officer, along with witnesses Gavin Hagerty and Nigel Lathom. The match referee Mr N Mansell was also in attendance.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the explanation provided by Mr Davies to charge 10-145 i) was accepted and the Commission decided no further action would be taken on the matter. The Commission strongly recommends the club explains to referees at future matches where players are likely to have reactions owing to medical conditions that the referee is advised before the kick-off of situations that may occur.

The Commission considered that charge 10-145 ii) was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter. There was no order as to costs.

 

AW 10-144 i), ii) and iii)

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Treorchy & Cwmparc BGC Juniors for failure of spectator(s)/supporter(s) to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion following the club’s Aberdare Rhondda Junior Football League under-13 Fixture of 20 October 2018.

Present for the club were Emma Mabey (safeguarding officer) and Melanie Green (club secretary). Witnesses called were Kelly Williams-Davies and Nigel Lawthom. The match referee Mr N Mansell was also in attendance.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission noted that the club had accepted charge 10-144 i) and allowed the club to submit pleas of mitigation. The Commission considered that the charge 10-144 ii) was proven. The Commission withdrew the charge 10-144 iii) and no further action would be taken on the matter.

On charge 10-144 i), the Commission decided that the club would be fined £120, £60 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and may be imposed at the sole discretion of an Association Disciplinary Commission if the club is found guilty of further misconduct by spectator(s)/supporter(s) before that date.

On charge 10-144 ii), the Commission decided that the club would be fined a further £120, £60 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and may be imposed at the sole discretion of an Association Disciplinary Commission if the club is found guilty of further misconduct by spectator(s)/supporter(s) before that date.

The club were also instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

 

Commission Decisions – November 2018

AW 10-108. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Tondu Robins FC following the club’s Bridgend & District League fixture of 29 September 2018 proven. Tondu Robins were fined £120, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and would be rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar charge before that date. The club were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-099. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Island Marine FC for misconduct by spectator(s)/supporter(s) at their Vale of Glamorgan Football League under-15 fixture of 5 May 2018 proven. Island Marine were fined £150 and warned as to the future conduct of spectator(s)/supporter(s). They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-143 i) and ii) . The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Aber Valley FC for misconduct by spectators/supporters at the club’s under-15 fixture of 29 September 2018.

On charge AW 10-143i) the club were fined £60 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

On charge AW 10-143ii) the club were fined £60 and instructed to pay £5 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-114 i) and ii) The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Cascade YC for misconduct of players and club officials / spectators/supporters at their South Wales Youth League fixture of 7 October 2018 was proven. Cascade YC were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of players, club officials and spectators/supporters at their Youth team fixtures and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-113 i) and ii) The Commission considered the charges of misconduct against Valley Blades FC for misconduct of players and club officials at their South Wales Youth League fixture of 7 October 2018 was proven. Valley Blades FC were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and rescinded if the club were not found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of players and club officials at their Youth team fixtures and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

APP006

The Commission considered the appeal by Barry Athletic against the decision of the South Wales Youth Football League to fine the club £20 and deduct nine points for the club fielding an ineligible player, namely Ryan Thomas, on three occasions during September 2018.

Present for the club were Richard Harris and Brian George along with observer Mr Gary Oxley. The League were represented by Mr Robin Davies and Mr Michael Ronan.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided that the appeal be rejected. The appeal fee was retained but there was no further order as to costs.

AW 10-142

The Commission considered the charges of alleged assault on the match referee by Christopher Campbell of Cathays Conservatives FC following his club’s Cardiff Combination League fixture of 20 October 2018.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission considered that the charge of alleged assault on the match referee was not proven but that Mr Campbell was guilty of misconduct after having been sent from the field. It was further decided that Mr Campbell be warned as to his future conduct and instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-140. The charges of misconduct against Court House FC following the abandonment of their Merthyr Tydfil League fixture of 20 October 2018 versus Gurnos Social B were considered proven. Court House FC were fined £325, £200 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to future conduct of players, officials and spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-139. The charges of misconduct against Gurnos Social B FC following the abandonment of their Merthyr Tydfil League fixture of 20 October 2018 versus Court House were considered proven. Gurnos Soicial B were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to future conduct of players, officials and spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-148 i) and ii) – The charges of misconduct against Vale Athletic FC following misconduct by spectators/supporters following their club’s Bridgend & District Sunday League fixture of 21 October 2018 were considered proven.

On charge 10-148 i) Vale United were fined £60

On charge 10-148 ii) vale United were fined a further £60. They were also warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-152 – The charge of misconduct against Lewis May, a player of Cogan Coronation FC following misconduct at a Vale of Glamorgan League under-16 fixture, where he was not involved as a player or club official, was considered proven. Lewis May was fined £75 and given a match suspension of three matches. Both elements of this sanction would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and only imposed if Lewis May was found guilty of a similar offence before that date. He was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-146 i) and ii) . The charges of misconduct against Cilfynydd AFC for misconduct by spectators/supporters following their Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League under-15 fi9xture of 20 October 2018 were proven. For each charge, Cilfynydd were warned as to the future conducted of their spectators / supporters. The club were also instructed to pay a total of £10 part costs of the Commission.

Commission Decisions – October 2018

AW10-031

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Llangynwyd Rangers BGCW in that they submitted a registration form with a forged signature of a player for season 2018-19.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was not proven and no further action would be taken on the matter. There was no order as to costs.

AW 10-059

The Commission considered the charges of misconduct by Robert Bowden of Llanbradach FC following his club’s Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League under-14 fixture of 8 September 2018, namely :-

  • for  alleged misconduct by failing to conduct himself by persistently adopting an aggressive tone & disagreeing with the referee’s decisions
  • for  alleged misconduct by failing to conduct himself by throwing the referee flag to the floor

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission considered that the charges were proven and that Mr Bowden be warned as to his future conduct and instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

AW10-067

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Llanbradach FC following the club’s Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League under-14 fixture of 8 September 2018, namely :-

for their alleged misconduct by failing to take good care of the referees equipment causing the referees flag to be snapped,

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission considered that the charges were proven and that Llanbradach FC be warned as to their future conduct. The club were also instructed to purchase a new set of flags and provide them to Mr Greenway within 21 days and instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the following cases where no personal hearings had been requested   In all cases, decisions were based upon written reports received.

AW10-118. The charge of misconduct against Jordan Evans of Baglan Dragons while representing the South Wales Football Association at the UEFA regions Cup on 4/5 October 2018 was proven. Jordan Evans was fined £700, £550 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2021 and invoked in full or part at the absolute discretion of an Association Disciplinary Commission should he be found guilty of any other misconduct offence before that date. He was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission. In addition, it was further resolved that Jordan Evans would not be considered for any South Wales FA Representative team until 31 May 2021.

AW 10-036 The charge of misconduct against Kevin Bounds of Nelson Cavaliers following his sending –off in the Wales Veterans League fixture versus Merthyr Veterans on 19 March 2017 was proven. Kevin Bounds was given a match suspension of ten matches and fined £100. Both these sanctions to be suspended in their entirety and would only be imposed at the discretion of an Association Disciplinary Commission if Kevin Bounds was found guilty of further misconduct before 30 September 2019. There was no order as to costs.

AW10-065  The charge of misconduct against Tondu Robins FC for players fighting with opponents causing their Bridgend & District League fixture of 11 September 2018 versus Caerau FC causing the abandonment of the fixture and spectators/supporters entering the field of play contributing to the abandonment of fixture was proven. Tondu Robins were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and only imposed if the club were guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters & players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW10-065  The charge of misconduct against Caerau FC for players fighting with opponents causing their Bridgend & District League fixture of 11 September 2018 versus Tondu Robins FC causing the abandonment of the fixture and spectators/supporters entering the field of play contributing to the abandonment of fixture was proven. Caerau FC were fined £325, £100 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and only imposed if the club were guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of spectators/supporters & players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-074 – The charge of misconduct against Gurnos FC following misconduct by players at the club’s under-16 Taff-Ely/Rhymney Valley League fixture of 16 September 2018 was proven. Gurnos FC were fined £60, warned as to the future conduct of their under-16 players. They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-082 The charges of misconduct against Glyncoch Spartans for the players causing the abandonment of their Taff-Ely Rhymney Valley League was considered. The explanation from the club was accepted and no further action would be taken on the matter.

AW 10-087 The charge of misconduct against AFC Abercynon following their South Wales Senior Cup fixture of 22 September 2018 was proven. AFC Abercynon were fined £150, the entire amount would be suspended until 31 December 2019 and would only be imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before that date. The club was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-090 – The charge of misconduct against Port Talbot Town FC for allowing Michael Cooling to be involved in the club’s Port Talbot & District League fixture of 22 September 2018 was proven. Port Talbot Town FC were fined £80 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-096   The charge of misconduct against Ton & Gelli BGC for players fighting with opponents causing their Aberdare Rhondda Junior League u14 fixture of 15 September 2018 versus AFC Porth causing the abandonment of the fixture was proven. Ton & Gelli BGC were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and only imposed if the club were guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-097   The charge of misconduct against AFC Porth BGC for players fighting with opponents causing their Aberdare Rhondda Junior League u14 fixture of 15 September 2018 versus Ton & Gelli BGC causing the abandonment of the fixture was proven. AFC Porth BGC were fined £150, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 May 2019 and only imposed if the club were guilty of a similar offence before that date. They were also severely warned as to the future conduct of players and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-101 – The charge of misconduct against Porthcawl Town Athletic following spectators/supporters consuming alcohol at their South Wales Alliance League fixture of 29 September was proven. Porthcawl Town Athletic were fined £150, £100 of which 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.

Commission Decisions – September 2018

AW 10-016

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against STM Sports OB of failure to control their players leading to the abandonment of their friendly match versus Risca United on 4 August 2018.

After carefully considering written and verbal evidence presented, the Commission considered the charges proven. STM Sports were fined £200, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 August 2019 and would only be imposed if they were not found guilty of a similar offence during that period. They were also instructed to pay £40 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-026 – The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Porthcawl Town FC for allowing Matthew Rowley to be involved in their open friendly match versus Afan Lido on 22 August 2018 while he was under suspension by this Association.

The club acknowledged the charge but did not requests a personal hearing. After carefully considering the written evidence available, the Commission considered the charge was prove. FC Porthcawl were fined £90 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-020 The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Gwawr FC for allowing Matthew Jones to be involved in their open friendly match versus Penyrenglyn on 12 August 2018 while he was under suspension by this Association.

The club acknowledged the charge but did not requests a personal hearing. After carefully considering the written evidence available, the Commission considered the charge was prove.  Gwawr FC were fined £90 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW-10-022 The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Mel Hudd, an official of Aberfan Social Club for entering the field of play without permission following his club’s South wales Alliance League fixture of 18 August 2018.

Mr Hudd acknowledged the charge but did not request a personal hearing. After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge was proven. Mel Hudd was warned as to his future conduct and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-021 The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Llanrumney United in that they failed to control spectator(s)/supporter(s) at their South Wales Alliance Football League fixture of 14 August 2018.

The club acknowledged the charge but did not request a personal hearing. After carefully considering all written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charges were proven. Llanrumney United FC were fined £120 and warned as to the future conduct of spectator(s)/supporter(s). They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-018 The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Cardiff Draconians FC in that they failed to control spectator(s)/supporter(s) at their South Wales Alliance Football League fixture of 11 August 2018.

The club acknowledged the charge but did not request a personal hearing. After carefully considering all written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charges were proven. Cardiff Draconians FC were fined £120 and warned as to the future conduct of spectator(s)/supporter(s). They were also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-011. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Stanleytown FC for failure to control their players causing the abandonment of their Open Friendly fixture versus Penrhiwceiber Rangers on 4 August 2018.

The club acknowledged the charge but did not request a personal hearing. After carefully considering all written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven. Stanleytown were fined £100 and warned as to the future conduct of their players. The club was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-012. The Commission considered the charge of misconduct against Penrhiwceiber Rangers FC for failure to control their players causing the abandonment of their Open Friendly fixture versus Stanleytown on 4 August 2018.

The club acknowledged the charge but did not request a personal hearing. After carefully considering all written evidence presented, the Commission considered the charge proven. Penrhiwceiber Rangers were fined £100 and warned as to the future conduct of their players. The club was also instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW214. Following a request from Mr Bryant, the Commission considered the charge of alleged assault on the match referee by Gavin Bryant, then of Caerphilly Town FC at a Taff-Ely Rhymney Valley Sunday League fixture of 11 March 2007.

In view of the length of time that had passed since the event, Mr Bryant was not asked to attend a personal hearing. Mr Bryant had admitted the offence in writing, it was agreed he would be fined £50 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission. He would be released from suspension upon payment of both amounts.

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The Commission considered a dispute lodged by Faisal Malik and Philip Pugh representing Gadlys Rovers FC against Gadlys Rovers FC in respect of monies owed to the junior section.

Mr Pugh closed his address by saying that the matters raised in their initial complaint had now been resolved and they were happy with the explanations received.

In view of this, the Chairman advised no further action would be considered by the Commission. The Commission also decided that the dispute fee paid by Gadlys Rovers Juniors would be retained with no further order as to costs.

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Following a request from Mr Brides, the Commission considered the charge of alleged assault on the match referee by Daniel Brides, then of Caerdydd Wanderers FC at a Lazarou Sunday Football League fixture of 12 Ferbruary 2017.

Mr Brides did not attend but the case was heard in his absence. The Commission considered that the charge of assault was proven and that the assault was considered a technical assault where ther was no physical contact between player and referee. Tt was agreed he would be fined £50 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission. He would be released from suspension upon payment of both amounts.

AW 10-028

The Commission considered the charge of misconduct by Glamorgan Vikings FC in that they allowed Daniel Brides to play for the club in the Lazarou Cardiff Sunday League on 19 August 2018 while he was under suspension from all aspects of Association Football by this Association.

After carefully considering all written and verbal evidence submitted, the Commission considered that the charge was proven. The Commission heard the mitigating circumstances put forward by the club and decided that the club would be warned as to their future conduct and be instructed to pay £20 part costs of the Commission.

The Commission considered the following cases where private hearings were not requested. In all cases, the decisions were reached based on the written evidence available:

AW10-042 i) ii) and iii – The charges of misconduct against Hirwaun Welfare for behaviour of spectators and supporters at their Aberdare Valley Football League fixture of 1 September 2018 were considered.

On charge 10-042 i) , the charge was considered proven. Hirwaun Welfare were fined £100, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 August 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before the end of that period. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of spectator(s)/supporter(s).

On charge 10-042 ii) , the charge was considered proven. Hirwaun Welfare were fined a further £100, £50 of which would be suspended until 31 August 2019 and only imposed if the club were found guilty of a similar offence before the end of that period. The club were also warned as to the future conduct of spectator(s)/supporter(s) and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

Charge 10-042 iii) was not considered by the panel and no further action would be taken.

AW 10-037 – The charge of misconduct against Gurnos Social B for spectators/supporters alleged misconduct towards opposing players during their Merthyr Tydfil League fixture of 29 August 2018 was considered proven. Gurnos Social B FC were warned as to the future conduct of their spectators/supporters and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

AW 10-035 – The charge of misconduct against Gurnos Social B for spectators/supporters alleged misconduct entering the field of play during their Merthyr Tydfil League fixture of 29 August 2018 was considered proven. Gurnos Social B FC were fined £75 and instructed to pay £10 part costs of the Commission.

Minute DC 015/18 – AW 10-999

The Commission considered the following charges of misconduct against Gareth Courtman

  • AW 7139 alleged assault on the match referee in a fixture of 21 November 2015
  • AW8262 alleged assault on the match referee in a fixture of 12 February 2017
  • AW8364 being involved as a club Assistant Referee for AFC Whitchurch in the South Wales Alliance Football League on four different occasions between 26 November 2016 and 28 January 2017 inclusive while he was under suspension from all aspects of Association Football by this Association.

Present were Mr Gareth Courtman, accompanied by Mr John Wilson. Mr Courtman had admitted all charges and the panel was convened to consider the sanction to be imposed.

The Commission decided that the suspension would be considered served but that Mr Courtman would be fined £50 for each offence (i, ii and iii). No further order was made as to costs.

Minute DC 016/18 – APP002

The Commission considered the appeal by Ms Carole Anne Evans against the Aberdare Valley Football League decision to suspend her from the League Committee until an Extraordinary General Meeting is called to exclude her from the Committee.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal would be upheld in part.

On the charge of falsely claiming expenses, the appeal was upheld in its’ entirety. On the charge of misconduct at the meeting of 31 July, it was noted that the verdict was not being appealed against. The appeal against the decision of the League to suspend CAE from post pending an Extraordinary General Meeting was upheld in part, the Commission considered a warning as to her future conduct from the League to be an appropriate sanction. In addition, Ms C A Evans was to reimburse the League £19.60 to be paid by cheque or on-line bank transfer within 21 days.

Minute DC 017/18 – APP003

The Commission considered the appeal by Lee Evans against the Aberdare Valley Football League decision to suspend him from the League Committee until an Extraordinary General Meeting is called to exclude him from the Committee.

Present were Mr L A Evans,  the League was represented by Mr G Davies and Mr D J Matthews.

After carefully considering all verbal and written evidence presented, the Commission decided the appeal would be upheld in part.

On the charge of falsely claiming expenses, the appeal was upheld in its’ entirety. On the charge of misconduct at the meeting of 31 July, it was noted that the verdict was not being appealed against. The appeal against the decision of the League to suspend LAE from post pending an Extraordinary General Meeting was upheld in part, the Commission considered a warning as to his future conduct from the League to be an appropriate sanction.

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