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All Team Managers to note 


Red Cards 
If a player is shown a red card by the referee and sent off, the club secretary must be told that day. The player in question will be suspended with effect from 7 days after the offence for a number of games depending on the reason for the dismissal. Correspondence is sent from the County to the club and passed on for completion to the player. The player will also be fined, plus there is a County administration fee. The paperwork has to be completed by the player and returned within 7 days and the fine and administration fee paid (by the player through the club) within ten days. Failure to meet these deadlines will mean further suspension of the player and the suspension of the team for which he plays.
A red card can be appealed if this is done immediately (through the club), but there must be very strong grounds for any appeal. This does not apply to sending offs for two yellow cards or for foul and abusive language.


Yellow Cards 
If a player is cautioned and shown a yellow card by the referee, forms for completion are sent to the club and forwarded to the player to return through the club. There is a deadline set for this, which if not met will incur a further administration charge and the suspension of the player and the team for which he plays.


Any off-field/after match offences, which would include further offences after being sent off would incur a further charge which could lead to a longer suspension and greater fine. This would include any charge for racist or homophobic language.
Any report of misconduct by club officials, parents or spectators will lead to the club being charged with misconduct and involve a substantial fine.


Ian Woods
Secretary, St Albans City Youth FC


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