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.

Thursday 6th May

Liam Duffy (E3): Not Proven

Heddon United FC (E20): Not Proven.

 

Thursday 29th April

Paul Hopwood (E3): Proven. £20 fine and a 1 match ground suspension.

Cramlington United Juniors (E20): Proven. £100 fine and a formal warning as to future conduct.

The Fat Ox Whitley Bay (E20): Proven. £30 fine and a formal warning as to future conduct.

Burradon Juniors (E1): Proven. £15 fine.

Kyros Robinson (E3): Proven. £25 fine and a 3 match suspension.

Ryan Purvis-Gillon (E3): Proven. £25 fine and a 3 match suspension.

Seaton Delaval A.F.C (E20): Proven. Formal warning as to future conduct.

 

Friday 23rd April

Newbiggin Hall Juniors (E20): Proven. Formal warning as to future conduct.

Heaton Hawks (E20): Proven. £75 fine and formal warning as to future conduct.

Liam Chilvers (E3): Proven. £50 fine and 6 match suspension from all football.

Heddon United FC Seniors (E20): Proven. £150 fine and formal warning as to future conduct.

Connor Murphy (E3): Proven. £150 fine and 5-year suspension from all football.

Whitley Bay F.C. Juniors (E1): Proven. £30 fine and formal warning as to future conduct.

 

Thursday 1st April

Josh Rutherford (E1): Proven. Issued with a £10 and a formal warning as to future conduct.

 

Monday 8th March

Newcastle Blue Star (E1): Not Proven.

 

Monday 22nd February

Owen Graham (E3): Proven. Issued with a £15 fine and a 1-match suspension.

Montagu & NF (E20): Proven. Issued with a £50 fine.

 

Friday 12th February

Amble East End Juniors (E1): Proven. Issued with a £100 fine.

Amble East End Juniors (E1): Proven. Issued with a £100 fine.

Amble East End Juniors (E20): Proven. Issued with a £60 fine.

Josh Rutherford (E3): Proven. Issued with a £70 fine and a 6-match ground suspension.

 

Wednesday 10th February

West Denton Juniors (E20): Proven. Issued with a £30 fine.

Amble East End Juniors (E1***): Proven. Issued with a £30 fine.

Josh Rutherford (E3): Proven. Issued with a formal warning as to future conduct.

Leslie Greener (E3): Not Proven.

 

Monday 1st February

Ashington AFC Juniors (E20): Not Proven

Michael Hale (E3): Proven. Issued with a formal warning as to future conduct.

 

Friday 8th January

Team Gosforth Juniors (E20*): Proven. Issued with a £40 fine.

Newcastle Benfield Juniors (E20): Proven. Issued with a £25 fine.

Bailey O’Brien (E3**): Proven. Issued with a £50 fine and a formal warning as to future conduct.

Paul Collinson (E3): Proven. Issued with a £75 fine and an 8-match suspension.

Andrew Carr (E3): Proven. Issued with a £50 fine and a 6-match suspension. 

 

 

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 Association

 

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