Discipline Hearings

Discipline Hearings

We publish regular updates regarding discipline hearings and any sanctions that are imposed.



DISCIPLINE HEARINGS

 

The following hearings have taken place during 2021 with regards to outstanding charges of misconduct. Each charge was heard by a panel of three FA trained commission panel members, at least one of whom was independent from NFA Board or Council, with the standard of proof being the balance of probability, i.e. the panel, when considering the evidence, decided if the occurrence of the event was more likely than not to have taken place. Any proven charge is subject to a potential appeal on specific grounds to the national Football Association. For an appeal to be processed, an individual/club needs to submit an intent to appeal to The FA within 7 days from the date the hearing result is formally communicated to the club.

Friday 12th February

  1. Amble East End Juniors (E1): Proven. Issued with a £100 fine.
  2. Amble East End Juniors (E1): Proven. Issued with a £100 fine.
  3. Amble East End Juniors (E20): Proven. Issued with a £60 fine.
  4. Josh Rutherford (E3): Proven. Issued with a £70 fine and a 6-match ground suspension.

Friday 8th January

  1. Team Gosforth Juniors (E20*): Proven. Issued with a £40 fine.
  2. Newcastle Benfield Juniors (E20): Proven. Issued with a £25 fine.
  3. Bailey O’Brien (E3**): Proven. Issued with a £50 fine and a formal warning as to future conduct.
  4. Paul Collinson (E3): Proven. Issued with a £75 fine and an 8-match suspension.
  5. Andrew Carr (E3): Proven. Issued with a £50 fine and a 6-match suspension.

 

Monday 1st February

  1. Ashington AFC Juniors (E20): Not Proven
  2. Michael Hale (E3): Proven. Issued with a formal warning as to future conduct.

 

Wednesday 10th February

  1. West Denton Juniors (E20): Proven. Issued with a £30 fine.
  2. Amble East End Juniors (E1***): Proven. Issued with a £30 fine.
  3. Josh Rutherford (E3): Proven. Issued with a formal warning as to future conduct.
  4. Leslie Greener (E3): Not Proven.

 

Key

* E20: Failure to ensure Players and/or Officials and/or Spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion

** E3: Improper Conduct – not acting in the best interests of the game

***E1: Misconduct under the Rules and Regulations of the Football Association / Affiliated As

To find out more about what happens during a discipline hearing, click here.