THE CARDIFF AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Affiliated to The South Wales Football Association
1. THE LEAGUE
The amalgamation of Clubs affiliated to The South Wales Football Association, and admitting all its Rules and Regulations, shall be called "THE CARDIFF AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE" and shall be divided into Divisions at the discretion of the League Management Council.
2. THE LEAGUE AREA & FORMATION
The Clubs approved and sanctioned by The South Wales Football Association within the bounds of St. Mellons, Rumney, Tremorfa, Splott, The Docks, Llandough, Bonvilston, Peterstone Super Ely, Radyr, Pentyrch, Gwaelod y Garth, Taffs Well, Thornhill, Lisvane, Cyncoed, Pentwyn and Llanrumney, shall be eligible for membership subject to the
permission of The League Management Council.
Applications to be made to the League Secretary by the 1st June Annually.
Special permission of the Association must be obtained before any other Club can join the League.
All Clubs must be directly affiliated to The South Wales Football Association in accordance with the instructions of that Association.
The League Council shall have the power to exclude from this season or any subsequent season's competitions any Club, Club Official or Player whose conduct has been in the League Council's opinion objectionable.
A Club may play a maximum of Two Senior Teams only without limitation on teams below Senior level. A Club shall not have more than one Team in the same Senior Division. Each Junior Division will be compiled of a number of teams as decided by the League Council:
Officials involved with organisation and operation of Junior players must hold The Football Association of Wales Junior Leader Award Certificate and a current FAW licence.
Any club with a team in level six or above of the Pyramid System, will not be allowed to participate in the Cardiff & District AFL Premier Division.
The affairs of the league shall be controlled by a Management Council to consist of a President, Vice President, Life Members, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Match Secretary, (Senior Divisions), Match Secretary, (Junior Divisions), Match Secretary (Mini Section), Match Secretary (Under 7 Section), Registration Secretary, Minute Secretary together with 12 elected representatives. The Council shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Officers of the League to be elected for a period of three years at the Annual General Meeting as required. Each Club shall have one vote. Ten members may be co-opted at the discretion of the League Council to serve for a
period of two years. A member of the Council shall not be allowed to vote on any matter appertaining to a Club he represents. Any member failing to attend three consecutive meetings without reasonable excuse shall be considered as having resigned. The Management Council shall have the power to elect another member. The Chairman shall have the second or casting vote on all matters. (Five to form a quorum).
The Principle Officers of the League shall not be involved in the day to day running of a Club in Membership of this League.
Nominations for elections of League Representatives to be forwarded to the League Secretary by the 1st July Annually. Any member of the League Council who has served on the Management Council for 21 years shall become a Life Member.
A referee shall not be allowed to sit on the Management of any League or other Competitions under
whose jurisdiction he officiates (F.A.W. Rule).
The League Officers have the power of voting and moving resolutions.
The delegation of certain work to the Match secretaries in these Rules does not prevent the League Secretary from carrying out any or all such duties if in his opinion it would be to the benefit of the League.
All members of the league Management Council must hold a current Football Association of Wales CRB check.
Premier Division, & Division One £50
Divisions Two, Three, & Four £48
Under 16, 15, 14, 13, & 12 £30
Under 10 & 11 £12
Under 8 & 9 £8
Under 7 No charge
The entry fee will be decided by the league management committee on an annual basis.
Senior Divisions & Cups £28.00 (Includes contribution to expenses)
Under 16, 15, 14, 13 & 12 £20.00
League appointed Referees in the Under 16, 15, 14, 13 & 12 Divisions and Cups both clubs
to pay half the fee.
Linesman's Fees All Competitions Half Referees Fee.
The Officials in the Cup Finals will receive a Memento.
Annual Subscriptions must be paid with the League Application Form.
Any New Club entering the league or any Team which has withdrawn without completing its obligations to the League, shall on re-entering pay a Non Refundable Entrance Fee of £30.00.
All supplementary League accounts must be paid within fourteen days. Any Club failing to do so will be liable to be dealt with as the Management Council deems fit. The fixtures of any defaulting Club will be suspended until payment has been received by the League Treasurer. The Management Council may take further action that it deems fit.
Personal cheques will not be accepted.
All players to be registered on the FAW Comet player registration system.
All teams in the Senior and Junior Sections must register a minimum of twelve players at least seven clear days prior to the commencement of the league season. Any team failing to register twelve players within the aforementioned period shall be fined the sum of £10, with an additional fine of £10 being levied for each additional seven days or part of.
Teams in the under12 -under 16 age groups will be allowed a maximum of twenty registered players at any one time.
Small sided teams must register at least the minimum of players relevant to the age group, as stated in the South Wales F.A. Handbook.
Any club found guilty of signing a Registration form on behalf of a player shall be fined a sum not
No registrations will be permitted after the final Thursday in March.
SEARCH FEES; should doubt arise as to the eligibility of any player the Registration Secretary shall provide to a recognised Club Representative such information as is necessary on payment of a sum of £4.00 for each player concerned.
All applications for such information must be made in writing and must be accompanied by the appropriate fees. This will not constitute a protest, which must be lodged in accordance with the rules to the League Secretary.
6. BONAFIDE PLAYERS
All matches shall be played under the Laws of the Game. A bonafide player of a team shall be allowed to play provided he has not signed with any other team in the competition during the same season. If he has so signed, permission for his transfer must first be obtained from the team he has signed for, and also from the League Council.
A bonafide player of a team is one who has been registered with the with the FAW Comet registration system no later than 5.00pm on the day prior to a league match, with the exception of the Cup where Cup Rule 5 applies.
IDENTITY CARDS AGE GROUP DIVISIONS ONLY
Identity cards must be:
a) Dated with the player's Birth Date in writing.
(Numerical Dates of Birth will not be valid)
b) Available for all League and Cup matches played under the jurisdiction of The Cardiff District Association Football League. Failure to provide a player's Identity Card will automatically render that player ineligible. (see Rule 17).
c) Shown to the official in charge of the opposing Team at any time prior or during the course of
the match and the result card signed to that effect.
d) Produced to a League Council Member upon request.
e) Identity Cards will be required for small sided football.
Any Club or Player found guilty of falsifying an Identity Card shall be fined a sum not exceeding
£20.00 and the Player concerned shall automatically be rendered ineligible.
Any matches not played due to the failure of one or both teams to have Identity Cards available will
be treated as a failure (see Rule 14).
The player's Identity Card to remain the property of the League.
A current photograph is to be added to the identity card of all players entering the under 14 age
Five substitutes per team may be nominated to the referee prior to the commencement of a match.
The five nominated substitutes shall all be allowed to participate in the match in senior and junior sections.
Team Officials must provide the Referee with the names of their substitutes in writing prior to the commencement of the match. Substitution of Players will not be allowed unless notified as above.
Returning substitutes shall be permitted in the under 12 age group
8. CONTRACT PLAYERS
A player registered as a Contract Player shall not be allowed to play for any Club in this League during the current season.
Contract players must be registered with The Football Association of Wales, 11 & 12 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff. CF24 5PJ
9. PLAYERS OF CLUBS
A player at Senior level may be registered for one club only at National and/or recreational level and is eligible to play in league matches for any team with the registered club. Additionally a player may register for a club in a Sunday league provided that such club only plays association football on a Sunday. A player may register for a maximum of three National and/or Recreational clubs during the period 1st July to 30th June the following year, provided that the player only plays in official matches for a maximum of two clubs.
Players registered at Under 16 and all Junior Divisions will be eligible to play in that team only. A Player may play in senior football when attaining 16 years of age, but may not register for more than one club until the following season.
IN CUP MATCHES PLAYERS ARE ELIGIBLE ONLY FOR THE TEAM FOR WHICH THEY ARE REGISTERED. (See Cup Rules).
Mixed gender teams will be allowed in all age groups up to and including under 16 (FAW Directive)
STUDENTS (F.A.W. Rule).
Whilst a student remains on the roll of a recognised school, priority must at all times be given to school or school organised activities, in accordance with the recommendations of the 'Memorandum on Students and School Games'.
An outside Club or organisation should consult the Head Teacher before selecting any student to play for a team and should accept the Head Teacher's decision on these matters.
Head Teachers of schools should not restrain students who are not selected for school games of any kind from playing for an outside organisation during their free time. Students who are under six (6) years of age on the 1st September in any playing season shall not be allowed to participate in competitions sanctioned by the Association or its Area Football Association, a player who is over six (6) years and under 16 years on 1st September in any playing season should not play in a team involving players who are more than two (2) years older than themself. For players of small sided football the qualifying date shall be 31st August of the current season. If a player is attending Senior school the student must play full sided football. Small sided football shall be played according to the rules set out in the S.W.F.A. Official Handbook.
Football in this age grouping should be arranged within the following age bands.
(A) Over six (6) years & under eight (8) years. Academic years 2 & 3.
(B) Over seven (7) years & under nine (9) years. Academic years 3 & 4.
(C) Over eight (8) years & under ten (10) years. Academic years 4 & 5.
(D) Over nine (9) years & under eleven (11) years. Academic years 5 & 6.
(E) Over eleven (11) years & under twelve (12) years. Academic year 7.
(F) Over eleven (11) years & under thirteen (13) years. Academic years 7 & 8.
(G) Over twelve (12) years & under fourteen (14) years. Academic years 8 & 9.
(H) Over thirteen (13) years & under fifteen (15) years. Academic years 9 & 10.
(J) Over fourteen (14) years & under sixteen (16) years. Academic years 10 & 11.
(K) Over fifteen (15) years & under seventeen (17) years. Academic years 11 & 12.
(L) Over sixteen (16) years & under eighteen (18) years.
10. TRANSFERS and FEES
All transfers shall be applied for and actioned in accordance with the FAW Comet player registration system.
A transfer will not be granted after the final Thursday in March.
Any club having more than one team in the Under 16, or junior Section of the League, or more than one team in the same Division, desiring to transfer a player from their higher Division to a lower Division, or from Team 'A' to Team 'B' (and vice versa) in the same Division, should make special application to the League Council, who may grant such permission on payment of the transfer fee.
11. CLUB SECRETARY, COLOURS, SPONSORSHIP, DRESSING ROOM
ACCOMMODATION, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT.
Each club shall forward annually to the League Secretary a statement of its distinguishing colours WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF ITS SECRETARY AND CHAIRMAN, also locality of ground and dressing room, not later than the 1st June. Should a Club appoint a new Secretary or should he change his address the Club will be responsible for informing all other clubs in the Divisions in which it plays, the League Secretary and the Secretary of The South Wales Football Association of such change within two days of the occurrence.
Violation of this Rule will involve a fine by the League Council and also The South Wales Football Association. All players in the League matches must play in the registered colours of their respective Clubs and must be attired in the correct and proper manner. Teams will not be permitted to wear predominantly black shirts (FAW Rule)
Defaulting Clubs may be fined a sum not exceeding £10.00. Referees are requested to report any breach of this League Rule to the League Council. Teams in Senior Divisions and Junior divisions , under 12 – under 16 shall wear numbered shirts. All shirts to bear a different number.
WHEN TWO CLUBS HAVE THE SAME COLOURS THE AWAY TEAM MUST CHANGE.
Home Clubs must provide regulation size corner posts. Clubs failing to provide corner posts will be fined the sum of £10.
SPONSORSHIP ON SHIRTS
Lettering must be within the following dimensions
A CLUB MAY NOT CHANGE IT’S NAME DURING THE CURRENT SEASON.
A CLUB MAY NOT CHANGE IT’S COLOURS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE LEAGUE.
DRESSING ROOM ACCOMMODATION - Clubs in ALL Divisions with private grounds should provide suitable dressing and washing accommodation for visiting teams and referees. Such facilities to be approved by the League Council.
In ALL Divisions grounds must be correctly marked. All Senior Division Clubs must provide goal nets. All other clubs should provide goal nets where possible. Senior clubs failing to provide goal nets will be fined the sum of £10.
The Size of Football in the Under 7, 8, and 9 age groups shall be size 3. In the under 10, 11 12 & 13 age groups a size four football shall be used.
The Seniors down to the under 14 Divisions shall be size 5.
Home Team Officials must hand the Match Ball to the Referee before arrival on the pitch.
Referees to ensure that the Match Ball is returned to the Home Team at the end of the match.
12. LEAGUE POSITIONS
At the end of each season's competitions, the two teams in the Premier and First Division obtaining the highest number of points in percentage to matches played, and the three teams in Divisions 2, 3, 4, and 5, obtaining the highest number of points in percentage to matches played, shall at the discretion of the League Council deemed to be the Champions, Runners Up or 3rd placed. In the event of two or more teams being equal on points the position shall be
determined by Goal Difference, except in the Under 16, 15, 14, 13 & 12 Divisions where there shall be a play-off to decide the Champions and Runners-Up. League positions shall not be determined in small sided football.
If after a Play off and Extra time being played, a draw is still the result, then Joint Winners or Runners Up, will be declared. In the event of a team not partaking in a Play off the failing team will forfeit the position.
The Two teams in the Premier Division, and the Three Teams in Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 having the lowest number of points or inferior goal difference may be relegated at the end of the season to the next lower Division.
The Two Top Teams in Division One and the Three Top Teams in Divisions 2, 3, 4, and 5 may be promoted to a higher Division according to the decision of the League Management Council.
Should a Club be suspended by The South Wales Football Association prior to 1st April its record shall be deleted.
Should a Team disband or be expelled from the League its record shall be deleted.
The League Council shall have the power to make the Divisions up to the necessary numbers as they deem fit after Promotion and Relegation has taken place.
13. ARRANGEMENT OF FIXTURES
All League matches shall be arranged by the League Match Committee. A Club shall not be allowed to postpone a match with another club unless it is to play a Football Association of Wales, South Wales Football Association Cup-Tie or a League Cup-Tie after a drawn game on the previous Saturday, without the sanction of the League Management Council.
Each team will be allowed a maximum of three fixture free Saturdays only each season. Application for free dates must be made in writing by the club secretary to the league match secretary. Application must be made prior to the issue of the relevant fixture list.
Any Club desiring to enter an Outside Competition must make an application in writing to the Cardiff & District League Secretary before 1st August annually.
A CLUB WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY FRIENDLY MATCHES WHEN IT HAS LEAGUE ENGAGEMENTS OUTSTANDING, EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE LEAGUE COUNCIL.
Clubs breaking this Rule will be fined at the discretion of the League Council.
POSTPONEMENT. In the event of any match being postponed both Clubs must immediately advise the League Match Secretary in writing or by E-mail within 5 days (for the appropriate sections) to that effect or shall be fined a sum not exceeding £5. In the case of the opponents failing to field a team, correspondence is not required from the non-offending club, if they have been advised of the postponement by the relevant match secretary.
Postponed matches to be re-arranged by the League Match Secretary who will select a venue and date and advise both Clubs and Referee.
A Club in membership of this League shall not play matches with any Club not affiliated to some recognised Football Association. Special permission must be obtained from the Football Association of Wales via The South Wales Football Association to play matches with organisations of other countries.
DURATION OF MATCHES. The duration shall be 90 minutes except Under 16, 15 and 14 Divisions which shall be 80 minutes, Under 13 and Under 12 Divisions shall be 70 minutes, and must commence at the appointed time as fixed by the League Management Council.
Minimum time in all Senior matches shall be 60 minutes, Under 16, 15, and 14 matches shall be 50 minutes, Under 13 and Under 12 matches shall be 45 minutes subject to mutual agreement between Clubs and must commence at the appointed time.
DELAYING MATCHES. Any Club found guilty of delaying the start of a match shall be reported by the Referee to the League Match Secretary. Clubs may be fined a sum not exceeding £6.00.
INCOMPLETE MATCHES. Any match not completed may be ordered to stand as a completed match, with the points being awarded as the Management Council shall direct, or to be replayed.
ABANDONED MATCHES. Where a match is abandoned and a decision is made to replay the fixture, the offending team will pay the replay costs.
ALL FIXTURES SHALL BE ACCEPTED BY CLUB SECRETARIES AND REFEREES AS PRINTED IN THE MONTHLY LISTS.
Should any team be unable to fulfil a fixture they shall notify the League Match Secretary, their opponents and Referee in writing immediately. Such notification does not prevent a team being dealt with Under Rule 14. Clubs failing to comply with this Rule may be fined at the discretion of the League Management Council. A Referee unable to fulfil an appointment shall immediately notify the League Match Secretary and Home Team Secretary.
In the Senior Section, when an official is not appointed by the league, or the appointed official fails to attend, the match must be played if either team has a qualified official available. Priority shall be given to an official made available by the home team. A team refusing to play a match when a qualified official is available shall be dealt with in accordance with Rule 14 (Failures).
Any Team in the Under 16, 15, 14, 13 & 12 Divisions failing to fulfil its League engagements shall at the discretion of the League Council have 3 points deducted from their record.
Any Team in the Senior Divisions failing to fulfil its League engagements shall at the discretion of the League Management Council have 3 points deducted from their record.
When a club in the senior section has two teams, but is not able to fulfil both fixtures on any date when issued, the team from the lower division shall be deemed to have failed.
Any team failing to fulfil its league engagements shall at the discretion of the League Council be fined a sum not exceeding £15.00 for the first offence, £30.00 for the second offence and for the third offence shall be fined a sum not exceeding £45.00 and may be expelled from the League.
When the game is not played, the Secretaries of both Clubs must advise the League Match Secretary in writing within 5 days and include full details regarding failure or will be dealt with as the League Council deem fit. In the case of the opponents failing to field a team, correspondence is not required from the non offending club if they have been advised of the postponement by the relevant match secretary.
Any Team in the small sided section not advising the mini section Match Secretary of their inability to participate, by 7.00pm on the Wednesday prior to a fixture, shall at the discretion of the League Council be fined a sum not exceeding £8.00. The offending club to confirm to the Match Secretary, in writing or by E-Mail, within five days following the date of the match.
15. RESULT CARDS
Result cards to be completed in full with the name of the substitutes and where applicable the Club Linesman and handed to the Referee prior to Kick-Off.
Referees must sign result cards and insert time of kick-off and score for both Clubs and indicate Cautions, Sending-offs in the columns provided. Referees must report to the League Match Secretary any instance of result cards not being presented for signature. Result cards will not be completed for small sided football.
The Secretaries of both Teams must forward the result card on the day of the match to the League Match Secretary or in default will be fined a sum of £6.00
Any Club sending a result card which is not correct or completed in its entirety, or does not contain the correct names of all players who took part in the game shall be fined the sum of £5.00
The home club must advise the relevant match secretary, or nominated person, of the match result no later than 5.30pm for Saturday games and 9.00pm for mid week games, on the day of the fixture. Clubs failing to do so will be fined the sum of £6.
A protest will not be excepted in respect of ineligible players or inaccurate result card unless accompanied by a fee of £10 and lodged with the league secretary within five days (excepting Sunday) of the date of the match to which they refer. Failure to submit the fee shall render a protest void. If a protest fails, the fee shall be forfeited to league funds.
An exact copy of the protest MUST be forwarded by Recorded Delivery Post by the club protesting to the secretary of the club against which the protest is laid within the aforementioned timescale.
17. INELIGIBLE PLAYERS
When a club has been proven to have played an ineligible player or players, the following action
will be taken.
a) When the winning club plays an ineligible player.
1. Three points shall be deducted from the total of points.
2. The goals scored by the winning team shall be disallowed.
3. Three points may be awarded to the losing side at the discretion of the League Management Council.
b) When the losing side plays an ineligible player.
1. The goals scored by the losing side shall be disallowed.
c) In drawn matches where one Club plays an ineligible player.
1. The defaulting club shall have one point deducted from its total and the goals scored by them disallowed.
2. The other Club may be awarded one additional point.
In each case of a), b) & c) the defaulting clubs shall be fined up to a maximum of £10.00 per player. For a second or subsequent offence the fine shall be doubled and the Club liable to expulsion.
Whatever the state of the weather, unless there is specific notification in the local press referring to the grounds on which matches are due to be played teams must proceed to the field of play and await the Referees decision re. fitness of ground. If the match is not played the Home Team must pay the Referee's half fee. All protests with regard to the state of the ground must be lodged in writing with the Referee before the match.
19. APPOINTMENT OF REFEREES AND LINESMEN
All Referees must be registered with The South Wales Football Association before 1st August Annually.Referees to be at the ground at least 15 minutes prior to kick-off.
IN THE EVENT OF THE APPOINTED REFEREE FAILING TO APPEAR A SUBSTITUTE REFEREE MAY BE APPOINTED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO CAPTAINS. IN RESPECT OF THE UNDER 16, 15, 14, 13, & 12, DIVISION MATCHES, CLUB SECRETARIES OR OFFICIALS IN CHARGE OF TEAMS MUST MUTUALLY AGREE ON A REFEREE, AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGNED ON A RESULT CARD PRIOR TO THE
COMMENCEMENT OF THE MATCH. PREFERENCE MUST ALWAYS BE GIVEN TO THE REGISTERED REFEREES.
In Junior Cup matches the away side should provide the Referee if no official is appointed by the
Referees causing matches to kick-off late will be dealt with as the League Council deems fit.
The League Management Council reserve the right to appoint neutral linesmen when necessary who must be registered Referees.
REFEREES DUTIES. All appointed Referees must in the event of their not being able to officiate, acquaint the League Match Secretary, who shall have the power to appoint a substitute. Any referee failing to give sufficient notice shall be dealt with by the League Management Council.
REFEREE'S FEE and LINESMAN'S FEE (Rule 4).
Clubs are requested to make every effort to provide a linesman for each match.
20. DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
In order that the league Competitions may be carried on in a fair and sportsman-like manner, the Referee is empowered in all matches to put down the slightest attempt at rough play or intimidation.
They also have the power to close the game at any time for the same cause or where the interference of spectators incites to any display of feeling of rough play, in which case the spectators at any match stopped on this account cannot claim any return of money paid for admission.
All reports of misconduct by players, officials or spectators must be reported direct to the Secretary of The South Wales Football Association in duplicate, on the forms provided which must not be used for any other purpose (and a copy of the report forwarded to the League Secretary) within two days of the match. All such reports will be dealt with by that body.
22. SELECTION OF TEAMS FOR SPECIAL MATCHES
The League Council shall have the power to arrange special and representative matches, subject to the consent of The South Wales Football Association. Proceeds, less expenses, to go to the League funds. All Clubs, members of this League, shall be bound to place their players at the disposal of the League. Mementos may be awarded to players who represent the League.
Any player selected to play in any match arranged by the League and failing or refusing to play without good or sufficient cause, and any club which shall be found to have encouraged or instigated such conduct on the part of a player or players shall be dealt with as the Management Council deem fit.
OPTION OF POSTPONING LEAGUE MATCHES. The Clubs affected by the playing of a special or representative match organised by The League, shall have the option of playing or postponing a League match, provided written notification has been received by the League Match Secretary at least three clear days prior to the match. In all matches representing the League, the eleven players and reserves shall be chosen by the League Selection Committee with the approval of the League
23. INDUCING A PLAYER TO LEAVE A CLUB
Any Club found guilty of inducing or attempting to induce a bona-fide player or players of another League Club to join it, shall be dealt with by the League Management Council, and shall be liable to expulsion and shall be reported to The South Wales Football Association.
24. MATTERS NOT PROVIDED FOR
The League Management Council shall have the power to deal with any other matter not provided for in these Rules.
25. ANNUAL REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET
The Annual Report and Balance Sheet shall be forwarded to each Club at least seven days before the date of the Annual General Meeting. After the approval of the Balance Sheet a copy shall be sent to The Secretary of The South Wales Football Association. The Accounts of the League shall close on 31st May Annually.
26. CLUBS DISBANDED
Any Club being disbanded, the players of that Club will be eligible to play for another Club, subject to the consent of the League Management Council, but to be transferred in the usual way.
27. LEAGUE CORRESPONDENCE
Any Club failing to reply to League correspondence when requested will be liable to a fine at the discretion of the League Management Council. E mail to be deemed acceptable from either party.
ALL FINES MUST BE PAID WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL BE DEALT WITH AS THE LEAGUE COUNCIL DEEM FIT. FOR OUTSTANDING FINES A LEVY OF £5.00 WILL BE ADDED TO THE OUTSTANDING FINES WHEN THE LEAGUE HAS TO SEEK PAYMENT. Personal cheques will not be accepted.
29. INFRINGEMENT OF RULES
Any infringement of League Rules shall be dealt with in such a manner as the League Management Council deem fit. Failure of a Secretary, or representative of a Club to attend the Annual General Meeting, Presentation or any meeting of the League Management Council when requested to do so shall render the offending Clubs liable to a fine at the discretion of the League Management Council.
Any Club being dissatisfied with the decision of the League Management Council must appeal to The South Wales Football Association on payment of the appropriate fees as directed by the body and final appeal to The Football Association of Wales on payment of the appropriate fees. Copy of Appeals to be sent to the League at the same time. Failure will result in the Club being dealt with as the League Council deems fit.
31. ALTERATIONS TO RULES
Alterations shall not be made in these Rules except at a Special Meeting convened for that purpose by the League Secretary, or at the Annual General Meeting. All proposed alterations to Rules to be in the hands of the League Secretary by the 21st March. Alteration of such Rules shall not be deemed to be carried unless by a two thirds majority of the votes cast. Such alterations to become operative immediately.
32. ADMISSION TO GROUNDS
Any member of the League Council may have free access to any ground during the progress of a League Match on production of his League badge or other proof. This does not apply to past representatives.
33. HIRE OF GROUNDS
Any Club playing in any of the competitions of this League shall be compelled to let their ground and accommodation (if available) to the League Management Council, for Cup, Inter-League and Championship matches at an appropriate fee, if proper application is made for the same in writing.
The fee for hire to be decided by the League Management Council.
Medals or mementos shall be awarded to the declared Winners and Runners Up in each competition at the discretion of the League Management Council.
When the winning side has been ascertained, the League Management Council shall deliver the Trophy to the representative of such Club at a meeting or function to be convened for that purpose.
All winning clubs must be represented by a minimum of ten club members and failure to do so will result in offending Clubs being dealt with under Rule 29. Clubs will be required to sign for the receipt of the Trophy when receiving the said Trophy.
All Trophies of the League must be insured by the League.
LEAGUE TROPHIES MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LEAGUE SECRETARY NOT LATER THAN THE LAST SATURDAY IN MARCH. A CLUB FAILING TO DO SO WILL BE FINED A SUM OF £20.00. TROPHIES SHALL BE RETURNED IN A PRESENTABLE CONDITION,
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE CLUB BEING CHARGED FOR CLEANING.