PURPOSE:These Disciplinary Policy & Procedures are to be considered in conjunction with the St Ives FC Code of Conduct Policy. The purpose of this Disciplinary Policy & Procedures document is to provide a uniform approach for SIFC to deal with any on or off the field behaviour by any:
These procedures will be published on the SIFC website in the ‘Downloads’ section and issued to existing members/players on request. We urge players, coaches and managers to read the club’s Code of Behaviour and Conduct prior to the season commencing. SIFC has 950 members and it is critical that we ensure the widely accepted FFA, Football NSW and SIFC policies on behaviour and sportsmanship are followed.DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES (formal, on or off the field):
POSSIBLE OUTCOMES AND PENALITIESIf a member’s behaviour is deemed to be in serious breach of our Code of Conduct, or if the member is deemed to be a risk to other members the following sanctions may apply.
INAPPROPRIATE DEALINGS WITH COACH: Training and Playing1. Coaches have the authority to exclude players from training activities in response to inappropriate behaviour. Coaches of junior teams may remove players from the field of play during games in response to inappropriate behaviour from the player or the player’s parent. In addition, coaches may ‘bench’ players when they consistently:(a) Miss training;(b) Are late for training;(c) Are late for matches.2. Players who respond inappropriately to the instructions of a coach or club official during a game or training in such a manner as they clearly breach the club’s Code of Behaviour and Conduct policy may be subject to penalties imposed by SIFC. In such case, the responsible coach may wish to make a written complaint and request action be taken against the player concerned. The coach must make the complaint in writing to the Secretary within seven (7) days of the incident. The Executive Committee will determine if a meeting should be called.RIGHT OF APPEAL