CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING A FULL LIST OF
fines&suspensions
Temple Fortune Football Club has generally enjoyed a creditable record of good discipline over the years. The TFFC's Management Committee will continue to place a high emphasis on sportsmanship and discipline within the Club. Players are expected to adhere to the Rules & Regulations and the following Code of Conduct, or face the appropriate sanctions, which may include fines and/or suspensions, or ultimately termination of membership.

Below the Code of Conduct is a list of Fines & Suspensions which will apply for cautions, sending offs and other misconduct. Match-based suspensions were introduced for a number of offences for the 2011/12 season, although the more serious offences still carry suspensions in days. The Club has a Disciplinary Table which records yellow cards, red cards, league and club fines and suspensions on a match-by-match basis. You will find the link for this via the MSFL TEAM or MASTERS TEAM pages on the home page.

1. CODE OF CONDUCT


At all times and unconditionally when representing the Club as a player, you are expected to:

(a) Arrive at either the meeting place or the venue punctually, especially when in possession of the playing kit;

(b) Wear the correct playing kit supplied during a match and to avoid retaining personal possession of any individual item including shirt, shorts or socks;

(d) Respond to team management e-mail or text messages promptly and within the specified time as directed;

(e) Pay the membership fee and weekly match subscriptions as directed;

(f) Look after Club playing equipment with care and ensure that any item in your possession from the previous game is brought to the next match, whether or not you are selected or available to play;

(g) Return perpetual trophies by the specified deadline;

(h) Comply with any matchday or administrative requirement;

(i) Avoid any fine to be imposed on the Club by the League, another competition or the London FA, for whatever reason;

(j) Pay any Club fine or London FA admin charge and/or fine imposed on you within the stipulated time;

(k) Avoid failing to attend a match without justifiable explanation;

(l) Avoid persistent offending or any lack of general cooperation; and

(m) Avoid having any form of disagreeable attitude or unacceptable conduct towards Club or team management, or any other official.

The Club will have the unconditional right to impose a fine and/or suspension accordingly on any Club Member in breach of the Rules & Regulations or this Code of Conduct. For minor offences, fines will be £5. For repeated offences, or those considered to be more serious, fines will vary from £10 to £25. Bans of 1, 2 or 3 matches – or indefinitely – may be imposed if deemed necessary by the Club’s management.

2. YELLOW CARD OFFENCES

Should you be cautioned (yellow carded), the following will apply:

(a) All cautions (yellow card offences):
£12 FINE

(b) Five cautions during the course of the season:
2 MATCHES BAN & £20 FINE

3. RED CARD OFFENCES

Should you be sent off (red carded), the following will apply:

(a) Second cautionable offence after having received a caution and (b) Serious foul play – denying an opponent an obvious goalscoring opportunity (handball on goal-line or last-ditch tackle):
1 MATCH BAN & £27 FINE

(c) Offensive, insulting or abusive language to an opponent, team-mate or spectator:
2 MATCHES BAN & £27 FINE

(d) Offensive, insulting or abusive language or obscene gesture to match officials:
2 MATCHES BAN & £37 FINE

(e) Serious foul play – any act of aggression deemed not to be violent, such as a bad foul and (f) Violent conduct – attempting to kick or strike a player:
3 MATCHES BAN & £27 FINE

(g) Violent conduct – kicking or stiking a player:
3 MATCHES BAN & £37 FINE

The following listed punishments may be additional to any fine and ban imposed for a sending off if applicable:

(h) Violent conduct – attempting head to head butting, violent conduct – butting other parts of the body, Improper conduct or continuing misconduct having previously been sent off, refusing to give name to the referee when requested, or giving a false name:
6 MATCHES BAN & £47 FINE

(i) Threatening behaviour towards match officials:
84 DAYS BAN & £90 FINE

(j) Violent conduct – spitting or similar unseemly behaviour towards an opponent or any other person (NOT match officials):
112 DAYS BAN & £65 FINE

(k) Violent conduct – actual head to head butting, refusing to leave field of play and/or causing the match to be abandoned, other improper or insulting behaviour towards match officials:
112 DAYS BAN & £90 FINE

(l) Common assault on referee INCLUDING SPITTING AT MATCH OFFICIALS:
182 DAYS BAN & £170 FINE

(m) Assault on referee causing or attempting to cause bodily harm:
SINE DIE BAN & £265 FINE


The fines listed above for cautions and sending offs comprise of the standard London FA administration charge, plus LFA costs and Club surcharges where applicable.

4. PAYMENT OF FINES

All fines must be paid within 14 DAYS of notification otherwise the offending player will NOT be selected to play until the outstanding debt is cleared in full.