Rule Book

Rule Book

SPAR
MID WALES LEAGUE

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK

Reprinted. 2016-17
General & Fixtures Secretary

Mr P Woosnam
Mafeking, Triangle Cwmdauddwr,
Rhayader,
Powys
LD6 5AR
01597 811286

SPAR
MID WALES LEAGUE
OFFICIALS
PATRON
P C PRITCHARD, Esq, Welshpool

PRESIDENT
R Williams, Llanrhaeadr-y-Mochnant

LIFE VICE-PRESIDENTS
G. CLANCY, Esq, Southport
R HANCOCK, Esq, Aberystwyth
T.A.JOHNSON,Esq, Knighton
P.C.PRITCHARD, Esq, Welshpool
P A.JONES, Esq, Caersws

VICE PRESIDENTS:
E Parry, Llanidloes
W.Lloyd-Williams,Esq,Machynleth, MBE
P Woosnam, Rhayader
A Randell, Presteigne

CHAIRMAN
R Jenkins, Esq, Penrhyncoch
VICE CHAIRMAN
C Davies, Tywyn Bryncrug

CLUB REPRESENTATIVES
M Pearce, Berriew
M Morgan, Kerry.
W Lewis, Bow Street,
R Stephens, Llanfair Utd
G Jones, Llandrindod Wells
M Tong, Hay St Mary’s

REPRESENTATIVES ON C.W.F.A.
R Jenkins, Penrhyncoch
A Randell, Presteigne

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
R Jenkins, Penrhyncoch.
PA Jones, Caersws,
PC Pritchard, Welshpool,
A Randall, Presteigne
W.Lloyd-Williams,Esq,Machynleth, MBE
R Williams, Llanrhaeadr-y-Mochnant
P Woosnam, Secretary
G E Parry (Treasurer and Registrations Secretary)
Email : garedpa@hotmail.com
P Worts, Referee Appointments Secretary
plus the club representatives

AREA REPRESENTATIVES ON FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES
Mr P.C.Pritchard, Welshpool
PA Jones, Caersws,
W.Lloyd-Williams,Esq,Machynleth, MBE
Mr P Woosnam, Rhayader
2.

R U L E S

1 TITLE

This combination of Football Clubs, affiliated to the Football Association of Wales shall be called the ‘The Mid Wales League, (incorporating “The Welsh National League – Central Wales Section”)and being affiliated in it’s own right’ and shall consist of one or more Divisions. All clubs in membership shall be affiliated to the Area Football Association responsible for their administration as directed by the Football Association of Wales.
Only Club first teams will be permitted in the 1st and 2nd Divisions and will consist of no more than 16 teams in each division.
The Reserve team league will consist only of Reserve teams that either compete in Divisions 1 and 2 or in Levels 1 and 2 of the pyramid.

2 CONSTITUTION

2;1 The affairs of the league shall be governed by a Management Committee consisting of a President, Life Vice-Presidents, Six Vice Presidents, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Hon.Treasurer, Hon.Secretary, Hon Referees Appointments Secretary, and one member nominated from each member club.
2.2 The Executive Committee shall comprise the following members : President, Vice Presidents, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon Appointments Secretary, Hon Treasurer, 3 Club Reps from Division 1 and 2 Club Reps from Division 2.
2.3 The President shall serve for a maximum period of 3 years only.
2.4 The Central Wales Football Association shall appoint one member as their representative, and that person shall be a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
2.5 No referee of the league shall act as a League Official, or Club representative.
2.6 An Emergency Committee consisting of three people including the League Chairman shall deal with all matters of urgency with full powers to act, and shall report their findings to the first available meeting of the Executive Committee.
2.7 An Extra-Ordinary Meeting can be convened by the Executive Committee upon a requisition signed by not less than two-thirds of the clubs representing the league.


3 MEETINGS

3;1 In all League meetings, four members shall form a quorum.
3;2 The Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than 30th June in each year. All members of the Executive Committee and each member club shall have one vote, but no member shall be allowed to vote on any matter appertaining to the club which he/she represents. In the event of the voting at any meeting of the League being equal, the Chairman will have a second and casting vote.
3;3 A minimum of 14 days notice of each meeting shall be given to all Clubs and league officials, along with notices of any rules changes.
3.4 . Clubs not attending meetings will be fined £20 for the first offence and doubled for each subsequent occasion thereafter , eg: £20, £40, £80

4 FEES:

4;1 League and Cup combined entrance fees in respect of each team shall be as follows: First Division £90; Division 2 £50. All subscriptions are subject to annual review at the Annual General Meeting.
4;2 Clubs withdrawing from the league without fulfilling all their fixtures shall be liable to a minimum fine of 300 pounds, plus reasonable re-imbursement expenses to the clubs concerned.
4;3 Clubs making application to join the league must make a special deposit of 50 pounds, which will be returned after the completion of the first season. Application must be made 28 days before the Annual General Meeting in each year.
4;4 If necessary, the committee may also order a match to be played each season, the proceeds to be devoted to the funds of the league, or call upon each club to contribute equally such sums as they deem advisable.

5 CONDITIONS OF PLAY;

5;1 All clubs must be affiliated to The Football Association of Wales, and all matches must be played under FAW rules.
5;2 Three points shall count for a win, and one point for a draw.
5;3 At the end of each season’s competition the club scoring the largest number of points shall be declared the League Champions, but if two or more clubs are equal on points the winner shall be declared on goal difference. In the event of the goal difference being equal, the winner shall be the club which has scored the most goals. If two or more clubs have the same points, goal difference, and scored the same number of goals, then the club winning the most games shall be declared League Champions. If all the above shall be equal, then a play-off shall be arranged,(with extra time and penalties if needed) on a neutral ground, to decide the League Champions.
5;4 All clubs must have a telephone number of a club official available to all Club Secretaries and League Officials.
5;5 Any Club without just cause failing to fulfil an engagement to play its League matches on the appointed date or causing a game to be abandoned without giving a reason deemed to be satisfactory by the Management Committee, shall have three points deducted, be liable for any reasonable expenses as deemed necessary by the Management Committee and shall be fined as follows;
• Division 1 - £200
• Division 2 - £100
Any subsequent charges will be doubled.

5;6 The duration of a match is 90 minutes.
5;7 Each club shall register it’s colours with the League Secretary. No two clubs shall play each other in the same colours. In the event of any two clubs registering the same colours, the VISITING team must make a change when required. All players (goalkeepers excepted) must turn out in the registered colours of their club, otherwise the club or clubs will be liable to a fine.
5;8 The goalkeeper shall play in colours distinct from the other members of BOTH teams.
5;9 All teams should have distinguishing numbers on shirts. Penalty for infringement of this rule is 25 pounds.
5;10 Any team refusing the referee’s instruction to start, or continue the game, and any club, or official, found to have encouraged or instigated such conduct shall be dealt with by the League Executive Committee.
5;11 Clubs shall hand copies of a list of players taking part in the game (including the names of a maximum of five nominated substitutes but only play three (as per laws of the game)), to the referee, and a representative of their opponents, in the referee’s dressing room at least 30 (thirty) minutes before the official time of kick-off. Any club failing to carry out these provisions will be fined a sum not exceeding 10 pounds, at the absolute discretion of the Executive Committee.
5;12 Players shirts shall be clearly numbered in accordance with the list given to the referee before the match, and there shall be no change of numbers during the match, except for a change of goalkeepers. The penalty for any infringement of this rule is 25 pounds.
5;13 Any player selected to play in any match arranged by this league, and failing or refusing to play, shall, in the absence of a good and sufficient cause be judged to be guilty of misconduct.
5;14 Games may be played under floodlights, if required by the League Secretary
5;15 All member clubs should ensure that they are adequately covered by public liability, and player insurances.
5.16 League fixtures shall not be postponed unless the date selected becomes a specified cup-tie date of the Welsh FA Youth Cup Competition, and one of the clubs is involved in that competition
5.17 Fixtures can only be called off due to weather problems by an official referee, and the club should send a completed cancellation form, signed by the referee, to the league secretary within 3 days. The League secretary shall supply forms for this purpose to all clubs.
5.18 Clubs shall be allowed one postponement per season with all applications made in writing at least six weeks before the requested date.

6;0 SUBSTITUTES

6;1 A club may, at it’s discretion, use three substitute players for any reason (injury or otherwise) except to replace a player who has been suspended from the game by the referee. The substitution can only be made when play has stopped for any reason, and the referee has given permission.
6;2 Only three substitutions by each side will be permitted in any one match, and the substitute players shall be nominated prior to the game. In the event of a substitute player being used, please insert his full name and address on the team sheet, as well as the original player.

7;0 WITHDRAWAL;

If a club wishes to resign from the League after being accepted at the League AGM and before completing its fixtures, it will be fined the following costs;
• Division 1 - £250
• Division 2 - £250

If a club wishes to resign from the League at the end of the season, it must do so by 1st April each year and will be fined the following costs;
• Division 1 - £250
Division 2 - £250 
8 REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS

8;1 Players shall register for one club only in the league, and shall sign on for a club on a form to be obtained from the League secretary
8;2 The cost of each registration form is 100 pence.
8;3 Club secretaries must ensure that all particulars on the Registration Form are correctly filled in, in ink, by the player registered, and the player’s signature is properly witnessed. Any form not so filled in will not be valid.
8;4 The League Secretary must receive Registration Form(s) before 5pm on the last working day prior to the match in which the club wish the player to participate..
8;5 Any player signing forms for more than one club in the league shall be deemed to be registered for the club for which he was first registered by the league secretary.
8;6 Players for next season can be signed up until the last Thursday in March.
8;7 A player signing more than one registration form, or a club knowingly inducing a player to sign more than one form, shall be dealt with by the Executive Committee.
8;8 A player under contract, in addition to being registered by The Football Association of Wales, must register on League Registration forms.
8;9 It shall be the duty of the League Secretary to report to the ensuing committee meeting any cases in which ineligible players have been played.
8;10 The registration of a non-contract player can only be terminated by the following procedure;
a) By mutual written consent of the club and the player at any time during the season.
b) No player shall be permitted to register for another club within the same league until a period of 28 days has elapsed since the date of cancellation
c) A de-registration fee of 15 pounds will be charged. Any transfer fee applicable will be 10 pounds..
8.11 The amount of time for a club to speak to a player on the expiry of a seven day notice of approach is fourteen day. A club may now approach another club for a player every twenty-one days.
8.12 Seven days notice of approach must now expire within a recognised registration period of the club providing the notice of approach.


9 TRANSFERS;

9;1 All transfers must be carried out in accordance with the relevant rules of The Football Association of Wales.
9;2 A fee of 10 pounds is payable, and official registration and transfer forms supplied by the FAW must be used.
9;3 The fee for players granted a second, or subsequent transfer during a season is 20 pounds.
9;4 No player shall be permitted to transfer to another club within the league, until a period of 28 days has elapsed from his registration date.

10 REFEREES

10.1 All Referees shall be properly affiliated to the Football Association of Wales or such Association as the Football Association of Wales may direct.

Match Officials must be paid in their dressing rooms at the following scales:
1st Division: Referees, £30 - Assistant Referees £20 , Max Traveling £45
2nd Division: Referees, £25 - Assistant Referees £18, Max Traveling £35

All match officials will be entitled to claim 35p per mile. In the event of a match not being played the referee shall be paid his half fee and traveling expenses provided he has made the journey to the ground. Referee’s fees and expenses to be reviewed at the Annual General Meeting.

All clubs to submit an official match expenses statement to the Appointment Secretary of the League within 48 hours of the match detailing the payments made by the home club, these being equalized at season end. . Clubs failing to comply with this rule will be fined not less than 10 pounds per offence.

All clubs will provide two stewards per match to escort the officials from the field of play at half-time and full-time. Clubs failing to comply with this rule will be fined not less than ten pounds per offence.

10;2(a) In the case of inclement weather, only an official referee of the league shall decide whether the ground is fit to play. The match referee or league official may arrange for a local Class A referee to inspect the pitch and give his report.
10:2 (b) In the case of a fixture postponed under the terms of rule 10:8(a) The home club shall ensure that a “Cancelled fixture Notification Form” is completed, and signed by the inspecting referee, and also a club official, and sent to the League Secretary within 3 days.
10.2 © In inclement weather where there are doubts regarding the fitness of a ground, clubs must arrange for a ground inspection between 9.30am and 10.00am on the day of the match
10;3 It is the responsibility of the home club to ensure that the League Secretary, and the Referees Appointments Secretary and away club, together with the match officials are made aware of any postponement.
10;4 If conditions are such to prevent a club from traveling, a signed statement from a responsible authority (A.A., R.A.C.,or POLICE) should be obtained and forwarded to the League Secretary with an official report.
10;5 In the event of appointed officials not attending a match, the two captains can agree in writing, to appoint a referee on the ground at the time, and such referee shall be considered a league referee for the time being.
10;6 The Secretary of the league shall fix the times of kick-off.
10;7 Referees must report to the League Secretary results of the matches played, and the time of kick-off, within two days of the match being played. Referees failing to comply with this rule shall be fined not less than 10 pounds.
10;8 The Referee must report any club or clubs who have caused the Kick-off to be delayed, Also in the case of his late arrival at the match.
10;9 A Referee being unable to accept a league appointment must immediately acquaint the Referees Appointment Secretary, who shall have power to appoint a substitute, and also inform the home club of the change.
10;10 Any club found guilty of delaying the start, or re-start, of a match shall be reported by the referee to the League Executive Committee, who shall fine the offending club at the rate of one pound per minute.
10;11 Clubs marking a referee less than 5 must submit an explanation letter to the League Secretary with the team sheet.


11 MATCH RESULTS

11;1 Home Club Secretaries must notify the result of the game to the League Secretary by telephone within 15 minutes of the end of the game. Clubs failing to comply with this rule shall be fined not less than 10 pounds.
11;2 Club Secretaries must send by post/email the written result of the match to the League Secretary within 48 hours of the game, together with the names and registration numbers of players of their own team. Clubs failing to comply with this rule will be fined not less than 10 pounds per offence.
11;3 A fine of not less than 10 pounds shall be inflicted for the sending in of a false name.

12 GROUNDS;

1. All grounds must be clearly marked in accordance with the laws of the game.
2. All games must be played to the rules of the Football Association of Wales and each club shall take its own match receipts.
3. The playing area shall be between 105-120 yards in length and between 65-90 yards in width or the metric equivalent.
4. The playing area shall be fenced off to a good standard on all four sides of the pitch at least two yards from the touch and goal lines and the dugouts.
5. All clubs shall provide covered accommodation for a minimum of 50 spectators.
6. All clubs shall provide separate covered accommodation for trainers, managers and substitutes in close proximity to the playing area.
7. There must be good and separate changing facilities for each team.
8. There must be good and separate shower facilities for each team.
9. Match officials must have their own separate and adequate changing, shower and toilet facilities.
10. All clubs shall provide separate and adequate toilet facilities for spectators.
11. Emergency vehicles must be able to drive in to the stadium. The access and egress point(s) must not be blocked. A parking space must be identified for an emergency vehicle to park, which must not be occupied by any other vehicle or used for any other purpose.
Unobstructed access leading from a spectator area in the stadium to the playing area must be provided to allow access and egress for a stretcher. It is recommended that this access is located as close as possible to the area designated for the access/egress of the emergency vehicle(s).


13 FIXTURES

13;1 League Fixtures shall be drawn up by the League Secretary. In the event of a draft set of fixtures being created for the season, or any part of the season, these will always be subject to change as the season progresses.
13;2 Clubs must be prepared to play such fixtures from the first Saturday of the League season, and also play mid-week evening fixtures
13;3 Clubs may however, mutually agree to play such evening fixtures at an alternative time and date provide application to do so is made to, and permission is obtained from, the League secretary.
13;4 Clubs must play their home fixtures on their registered ground. Permission to play on any other ground must be obtained from the League Secretary or the League Executive Committee
13;5 In times of inclement weather, ground inspections must be made at 10.a.m on the day of the game.
13;6 In the event of a game being called off due to adverse weather conditions, the traveling club should be notified not less than three hours before the scheduled kick-off time, (see below for more details).
13;6 Should any club not complete it’s fixtures, the points involved in any such club games shall be deleted from the league table.

14 ACCOMODATION;

14;1 It shall be the duty of the home club to provide free and separate dressing room accommodation for the visiting team, and the match officials.
14;2 The dressing rooms are to opened at least one hour before the match.

15 PROTESTS,CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS

15;1 All protests, claims or complaints shall be lodged with the league secretary within three days of the date of the match or occurrence, excepting those relating to grounds, which must be lodged with the referee before the commencement of the game.
15;2 Every protest, claim or complaint must be accompanied by a deposit fee of 20 pounds, and shall be heard and determined by the League Executive Committee.
15;3 The findings and decision of the League Executive Committee shall be final and binding, and can only be over-ruled by a commission of The Football Association of Wales.

16 PLAYING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER

16;1 Any club playing an ineligible player shall have three points deducted from it’s record for each offence, and be liable to a fine not exceeding 200 pounds.
16;2 The Executive Committee may also at it’s discretion
a)Have the game re-played on a date and time at it’s discretion
b) Have the gate money in the re-played game distributed at it’s discretion.

17 OFFICER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

17;1 The President, Chairman, Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary, Hon Referees Secretary shall be responsible for the safe custody of all cups, monies and property of the league, and shall deal with same as instructed by the League Executive Committee, excepting that when clubs receive the various cups from the league, those clubs shall be responsible for the safe custody of the relevant cup(s), and shall return them to the league in good order and sound condition when requested.
17;2 The league funds shall be banked in the name of the league, and all cheques signed by any two of the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

18. ALTERATION TO RULES

18;1 No alteration shall be made in these rules except at the Annual General Meeting., or any Special General Meeting, and at least 21 days notice must be given to the League Secretary of any proposed alteration or addition, the same to be forwarded to clubs at least 14 days clear of the meeting.

18.2 Anything not covered in this rulebook will be dealt with as per the FAW rulebook


19 GATE MONIES

19;1 The Gate Money collected at all league matches shall belong to the home club.
19;2 The home club shall be responsible for the printing, posting and advertising expenses

20 MISCONDUCT

20;1 Misconduct of Players, Officials, Spectators etc, shall be reported by the referee to The Football Association of Wales

21 FINES

21;1 All fines imposed by the League Executive Committee must be paid within 14 days of notice being given to the club, unless an appeal is lodged.


22 APPEALS.

22;1 Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules to the contrary, Clubs, Players and Officials aggrieved by any decision of the Committee shall have right of appeal to The Football Association of Wales.

23 ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

23;1 In the event of any Official, or member of the Executive Committee (not including Life Members) not attending three consecutive meetings, He/She will be deemed to have vacated his/her position, and a replacement shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

24 SUMMER CUP FINAL

24;1 The Summer Cup Final will be played at the start of each season between the previous season’s League Winners, and Cup Winners.
24;2 It shall be played on the ground of the League Winners where possible
24;3 In the event that the same club won the League Championship and also the League Challenge Cup, then the Challenge cup winners will play the League Runners-up.
24;4 If a draw at the end of 90 minutes, No extra time will be played, The match shall be decided by the taking of penalty kicks.

25 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - JURISDICTION

25;1 The Executive Committee shall have jurisdiction over all matters appertaining to the league, whether specifically provided for in these rules or not.
25;2 The Officials of the Executive Committee shall have free access to any part of any ground during the progress of a League game.

26 PROMOTION TO THE MID WALES LEAGUE .

26;1 The league will operate in two pyramids as follows:-

The 1st and 2nd Division will operate on a two up / down system. Division 2 clubs being promoted must meet the 1stDivision criteria by the 30th April in accordance with the FAW Pyramid regulations. Promotion to the Cymru Alliance League will also be in accordance with the FAW Pyramid Regulations.
Four clubs will possibly be relegated from Division 2 each season to accommodate possible promotion candidates from the Central Wales feeder leagues as in accordance with pyramid regulations.

This shall be subject to the teams who are promoted from and relegated to the 1st Division within the Pyramid System and as a result of these promotions and relegations, the Executive Committee is allowed to structure the League to accommodate the changes.

In the event of any club withdrawing during the playing season, all points obtained by or against such defaulting club shall be deleted.

If a club fails to fulfill its fixtures, all points obtained by or against such defaulting club may be deleted, unless by doing so the championship is affected, in which case the matter shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Executive Committee whose decision shall be final.


27 PRIZE MONIES;

27;1 The following prize monies will apply;
Division 1
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - 300 POUNDS
LEAGUE RUNNERS-UP 150 POUNDS

Division 2
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - 200 POUNDS
LEAGUE RUNNERS-UP 100 POUNDS


28; FA OF WALES REGULATIONS FOR THE PYRAMID STRUCTURE.


Definition

In these Regulations, the following words and expressions have the following meaning:-

Area Association Any regional football association defined pursuant to Rule 11.1.2.

Council Supreme executive body of the FAW as defined in the Rules.

Directly Affiliated League Any men’s league defined pursuant to Rule 11.1.3.

FAW Football Association of Wales Limited.

FAW Domestic Club
Licensing Regulations The quality standards and procedures set by the FAW from time to time which all existing members of the Welsh Premier League and those seeking promotion must adhere to.

Football Related Liabilities Shall have the meaning defined in the Preamble to the Rules.

Ground Criteria The mandatory ground facilities set by the relevant Directly Affiliated League which all existing members and those seeking promotion must adhere to at their registered home ground.

Pyramid League System The pyramid league system for the playing of competitive league men’s football in Wales at various levels, as approved by the FAW from time to time.

Pyramid 1 – 4 The top levels 1 - 4 inclusive of the Pyramid League System.

Qualifying Club Any club defined pursuant to Rule 11.1.1.

Rules The rules of the FAW as passed by the Members of the FAW from time to time.

1. Responsibilities and Objectives

a) The Pyramid League System provides football clubs throughout Wales with a framework of competitive men’s football appropriate to their playing standards, ground facilities and economic means and permits the seasonal movements of clubs between the leagues in an orderly manner.

b) The FAW has responsibility for Pyramid 1 – 4 which form the Directly Affiliated Leagues in the Pyramid League System and the Area Associations have responsibility for those leagues in the Pyramid League System below the Directly Affiliated Leagues.

c) Except where otherwise stated, these Regulations apply to Pyramid 1 – 4.

2. League Structure

a) The Pyramid 1 - 4 for Directly Affiliated Leagues shall be determined by the FAW. Each league, and its divisions, will be placed at a given level in the system, with the Welsh Premier League at the head.
b) No Directly Affiliated League or Area Association shall incorporate any changes in the structure except at the direction, and with the approval, of the FAW.

c) The FAW will control these Regulations. No Directly Affiliated League in the Pyramid 1 - 4 shall change the number of its divisions or number of teams playing in a division without the written permission of the FAW.

d) Divisions in Pyramid 1 - 4 shall contain no more than 16 teams, unless with the written permission of the FAW.

e) Every Directly Affiliated League in the Pyramid 1 - 4 shall conform with the decisions of the FAW as laid down from time to time.

3. Promotion / Relegation

a) Save where the FAW otherwise directs under Regulation 3(e), there shall be automatic promotion and relegation between the levels of the Pyramid 1 4, provided the promoted Qualifying Clubs meet the necessary Ground Criteria, as approved by the FAW from time to time.

b) The Ground Criteria for promotion to level 4 from level 5 of the Pyramid League System shall be approved by the FAW from time to time. No Directly Affiliated League or Area Association will be allowed to operate a Ground Criteria for promotion which is more stringent than the level of the Pyramid 1 - 4 they feed into. Clubs must apply to the FAW in writing as per the FAW Domestic Club Licensing Regulations if they wish to be assessed against the criteria in the FAW Domestic Club Licensing Regulations for playing in the Welsh Premier League. Clubs must apply to the relevant Directly Affiliated League before 31st December in each season if they wish to be assessed against the Ground Criteria for playing in levels 2, 3 or 4 of the Pyramid League System. A club will not be promoted if it has not been successful in its application.

c) A Qualifying Club in a Directly Affiliated League that achieves a promotional place in its league and meets the necessary Ground Criteria shall be expected to take up the promotion to the higher league in the next playing season. The final decision shall be made by the Qualifying Club.

d) No reserve team shall be permitted to play in the Pyramid 1 - 4, except in a dedicated reserves division which operates outside of the Pyramid League System.

e) Subject to the overriding provisions of Regulation 2(d) and the FAW’s right to prescribe the number of clubs to be promoted and relegated within the Pyramid 1 – 4, promotion and relegation shall be as follows:

• between levels 1 and 2 – two up, two down – one up/down to/from the Welsh Football League and one up/down to/from the Cymru Alliance League;

• between levels 2 and 3 – three up/down in each of the North and South. In the North, one up/down to/from each of the Welsh Alliance League, Mid-Wales League and Welsh National League; in the South, three up/down to/from the Welsh Football League; and

• between levels 3 and 4 – two up/down to/from each of the Welsh Football League divisions 2 and 3; the Mid-Wales League divisions 1 and 2; the Welsh Alliance League divisions 1 and 2 and the Welsh National League premier division and division 1.

f) Where more than one contributory league feeds into any level within the Pyramid 1 – 4 the clubs promoted shall be the champion of its league, or the runner up in the league, if the champion club is unable to be promoted because it has not met the Ground Criteria.

g) Subject to Regulation 3(e), the number of clubs promoted to a Directly Affiliated League must equate to the number of clubs relegated from the Directly Affiliated League, unless this would result in a division of the Pyramid 1 – 4 having more or less than 16 teams in the next playing season. In such circumstances the FAW may consider reducing the number of clubs relegated from the higher Directly Affiliated League; increasing the number of clubs relegated from the lower Directly Affiliated League or increasing or decreasing the number of clubs promoted into or out of any of the affected Directly Affiliated Leagues.

h) No Directly Affiliated League shall promote a club which does not finish as champions, or runners up, except leagues that operate more than one division, which may, with the specific approval of the FAW, promote up to the top three of the same division.

i) Directly Affiliated Leagues and Area Associations must inform both the FAW and each other by 1st February each year of clubs that have made application to be assessed against the relevant Ground Criteria and therefore who, if successful, will be eligible to be promoted to or within the Pyramid 1 - 4 at the end of the season, irrespective of league positions at that date.

j) All clubs who wish to make an application to be assessed against the relevant Ground Criteria and therefore who, if successful, will be eligible to be promoted to or within the Pyramid 1 – 4 in the following season must do so in writing to the higher league between the start of the season and 31st December. A first ground inspection will be made before 1st February to inform clubs what work they require to do to meet the Ground Criteria but they must complete all work to comply in full with the Ground Criteria of the higher league by 30th April to be eligible for promotion. Under no circumstances will a club be promoted if they do not meet the Ground Criteria by the 30th April deadline. Time shall be of the essence in respect of all deadlines in this sub-clause of the Regulations.

k) Any club proposing ground sharing arrangements for matches in the next season in the Pyramid 1 – 4 must provide written confirmation by 1st April through their Directly Affiliated League or Area Association. This arrangement must satisfy the higher league and must be for a minimum of one season. Any club entering into a ground sharing arrangement for one season and being promoted on this basis, will automatically be relegated after one season if they are unable to continue the arrangement and are unable to confirm their facilities for the following season by 1st April. Time shall be of the essence in respect of all deadlines in this sub-clause of the Regulations.

l) The inspection of clubs’ facilities for matches in the Welsh Premier League shall be the responsibility of the FAW as per the FAW Domestic Club Licensing Regulations. The inspection of clubs’ facilities for matches in levels 2, 3 and 4 of the Pyramid League System shall be the responsibility of the Directly Affiliated League to which the club will be promoted, including those clubs for level 5 hoping to be promoted to level 4. The said relevant body shall be solely responsible for determining whether the applicant complies with the Ground Criteria of the higher league. All applicant clubs must pay a ground inspection fee as follows; Level 1 = £200, Level 2 = £150, Levels 3 & 4 = £100.

m) In respect of the Pyramid 1 – 4, Directly Affiliated Leagues and Area Associations must advise the FAW and each other within seven days of end of the playing season of the clubs who, subject to these Regulations, will be relegated or, having satisfied the Ground Criteria, will be eligible for promotion.


4. The Movement of Clubs within the Pyramid 1 - 4 other than by Promotion or Relegation

a) Whenever a club applies pursuant to Rule 11.1.1.3 for admission to Membership of the FAW as a Qualifying Club playing in a Directly Affiliated League, the following will apply:-

i. The application by the club should be submitted as soon as possible and in any event must be received by the Chief Executive of the FAW by 1st June.

ii. The application should include details of:-

a. the reason for the application;

b. the proposed playing name;

c. a description of the ground facilities and evidence of security of tenure that meets the relevant Ground Criteria; and

d. the management structure of the club.

iii. The application will be determined by the Council in its absolute discretion. Without limiting such discretion, the Council shall have the power to:-

a. grant consent as applied for; or

b. grant consent in principle but order the applicant club play at a different level in Pyramid 1 - 4 to that applied for; or

c. refuse consent for the applicant club to play in Pyramid 1 – 4 but order the applicant club play in a league at a level in the Pyramid League System below level 4; or

d. in any of the above cases where consent is granted or an order made, impose such conditions as the Council thinks necessary including, without limitation, the playing name of the applicant club or, where there is a strong connection between the applicant club and the club that has, for example, (1) been wound up or (2) is being taken over as a going concern by the applicant club, the Council will have the power to impose a condition requiring the applicant club to make a contribution (in whole or in part in the Council’s absolute discretion) to the Football Related Liabilities of the club that has been wound up or is being taken over; or

e. refuse the application.

Solely as guidance to any potential applicant under this Regulation 4 (a) that has a strong connection to a club that has been wound up, and without limiting the absolute discretion of Council, the FAW will ordinarily expect the applicant club to apply to join the Pyramid League System either at level 4 or two levels below the level at which the other (connected) club competed prior to being wound up, whichever is the lower.

b) If a Qualifying Club ceases to compete in a Directly Affiliated League during a season but that Qualifying Club wishes to apply to continue playing in the Pyramid 1 - 4 in the following season, the following will apply:-

i. An application by the Qualifying Club should be submitted as soon as possible and in any event must be received by the Chief Executive of the FAW by 1st June.

ii. The application should include details of:-

a. the reason for the application, including the reason the Qualifying Club ceased to compete in the Directly Affiliated League;

b. a description of the ground facilities and evidence of security of tenure that meets the relevant Ground Criteria; and

c. the management structure of the applicant.

iii. The application will be determined by the Council in its absolute discretion. Without limiting such discretion, the Council shall have the power to:-

a. grant consent as applied for; or

b. grant consent in principle but order the Qualifying Club play at a different level in Pyramid 1 -4 to that applied for; or

c. refuse consent for the Qualifying Club to play in Pyramid 1 – 4 but order the Qualifying Club play in a league at a level in the Pyramid League System below level 4; or

d. in any of the above cases where consent is granted or an order made, impose such conditions as the Council thinks necessary including, without limitation, a condition requiring the applicant club to discharge (in whole or in part in the Council’s absolute discretion) the Football Related Liabilities of the club before the commencement of the next playing season; or

e. refuse the application.

Solely as guidance to Qualifying Clubs making an application under this Regulation 4 (b) and without limiting the absolute discretion of Council, the FAW will ordinarily expect a Qualifying Club to play in level 4 of the Pyramid League System or two levels below the level at which it competed prior to ceasing to compete, whichever is the lower, unless there is a league at only one level below the level it competed prior to ceasing to compete which does not have the maximum number of clubs.

c) If two or more Qualifying Clubs or one Qualifying Club and another club propose a transaction or series of transactions which result in the merging or consolidation of those two clubs into one club (“the Proposed Merged Club”) and wish to apply for consent to play in Pyramid 1 – 4 in the following season, the following will apply:-

i. A joint application by the two clubs must be received by the Chief Executive of the FAW by no later than 1st June.

ii. The application should include details of:-

a. the reason for the application;

b. the proposed playing name;

c. a description of the ground facilities and evidence of security of tenure that meets the relevant Ground Criteria;

d. identification of all Football Related Liabilities;

e. a declaration that the Proposed Merged Club will adopt and, in the ordinary course of business, discharge all the Football Related Liabilities of the two clubs; and

f. a declaration that each applicant club is compliant with the Rules and rules of membership of its relevant Directly Affiliated League or Area Association.

iv. The application will be determined by the Council in its absolute discretion. Without limiting such discretion, the Council shall have the power to:-

a. grant consent as applied for; or

b. grant consent in principle but order the Proposed Merged Club play at a different level in Pyramid 1 - 4 to that applied for; or

c. refuse consent for the Proposed Merged Club to play in Pyramid 1 – 4 but order the Proposed Merged Club play in a league at a level in the Pyramid League System below level 4; or

d. in any of the above cases where consent is granted or an order made, impose such conditions as the Council thinks necessary including, without limitation, a condition requiring the Proposed Merged Club to discharge (in whole or in part in the Council’s absolute discretion) the Football Related Liabilities of both applicant clubs before the commencement of the next playing season; or

e. refuse the application.

d) Any application to fill a vacancy or otherwise compete in the Pyramid 1 – 4 in any other circumstances (including, without limitation, following incorporation or de-incorporation of a Qualifying Club under Rule 112) shall be determined by the Council in its absolute discretion.

5. Joint Liaison Committees

a) A joint liaison committee (“JLC”) shall discuss matters of policy relating to Ground Criteria and promotion and relegation issues which are common to the leagues in the Pyramid League System.

b) The JLC shall meet annually no sooner than 1st February and no later than 31st May each year and will be arranged by the FAW’s National Game Board (“NGB”) who will provide 14 days’ notice of the date and venue of the meeting along with a copy of the agenda specifying the business to be considered. When discussing promotion from level 5 to 4 of the Pyramid System, the FAW will call two JLC meetings, one in the North and one in the South. The southern meeting will consist of the Welsh Football League, South Wales Football Association, Gwent County Football Association and the West Wales Football Association. The northern meeting will consist of the Welsh Alliance League, the Welsh National League, the Mid-Wales League, the Central Wales Football Association, the North-East Wales Football Association and the North Wales Coast Football Association.

c) Any other meetings of the JLC that are deemed necessary can be called at any time by the NGB upon giving the notice referred to in 5 b) above.

d) Meetings of the JLC shall be chaired by a FAW representative from the NGB.

e) The expense of holding meetings of the JLC shall be borne by the FAW. The expenses of the relevant representatives attending JLC meetings shall be met by the Directly Affiliated League the delegate is representing.

• JLCs shall have no jurisdiction over, or responsibility for, boundary adjustments for clubs playing in any Directly Affiliated League or Area Association. Such jurisdiction and responsibility shall rest solely with the FAW.


KICK-OFF TIMES;

AUGUST,SEPTEMBER,OCTOBER - 2.30PM
NOVEMBER, FEBRUARY - 2-15PM
DECEMBER, JANUARY - 2-00PM
MARCH, APRIL, MAY - 2.30PM

(excepting All home clubs with floodlights will kick-off at 2.30pm throughout the season)


Directory of Clubs
2016-17

DIVISION 1

ABERAERON

Mrs Katrina James, Aeron View, Bryn Road, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0JL
H : 01545 570632 B: 01545 570632 M : 07791 556303
email : jonjameskj@aol.com

Alt Contact : Mr Rhydian Davies, Awel Enlli, 3 Waterloo Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion , SA46 0BW
H : 01545 574966 M : 07737 700797

Ground: Cae’r Lli, Lower Regent Street, Aberaeron, SA46 0HZ

Colours : Amber , Black Amber
Blue, Blue, Blue

BERRIEW

Mr David Jones, 8 Burgess Croft, Red Bank, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7RJ
H : 01938 554221 W : 01952 384171 M : 07970 543868
email : david.jones@telford.gov.uk

Alt Contact : Mrs Alison Roberts, Blackwood, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8QH
H : 01686 640712 M: 07929 206956

Ground: The Recreation Field, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8AL

Colours : Blue , Black, Blue
: Black/Red Stripes, Black Black/Red


BOW STREET

Mr Peter James, 7 Dolhleyg, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3GZ
H : 01970 828737 M : 07779 298731
Email : petej1978@me.com

Alt Contact : Mr Wyn Lewis. 14 Carregwen, Bow Street, Ceredigion SY24 5DG
H : 01970 820 281 B: 01970 820820 M: 07805 614663
email : wyn.lewis2@btopenworld.com

Ground: Cae Piod, Bow Street

Colours : Black and White Stripes, Black, Black
: Blue, Black, Black
CARNO FC

Mr A Humphreys, 3 Tanyllyn, Carno, Caersws, Powys, SY17 5LH
H: 01686 420 329 W: 01686 420329 M : 07895 869791
email : carnofc@btinternet.com

Alt Contact : Mr Chris Davies, Millparc, Maes Trannon, Trefeglwys, , Caersws, Powys SY17 5PS
M : 07971 823208
email : cippy15@hotmail.com

Ground: Ty Brith Field, Carno Community Centre, Carno, Powys SY17 5LH

Colours : Green and Black, Black, Green,
: Red and Black, Black, Red


HAY St MARY’S

Ms Denise McNamara, 8 Brynhaul, Llandefalle, Brecon, Powys LD3 0NA
H : 01874 754427 M : 07814 288 475
Email : mcnamara@susandenise.fsnet.co.uk

Alt Contact : Mr Martin Tong, 21 Caepound, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DU
H: 01497 564061 M : 07870 247038

Ground : Hay Playing Fields, Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye

Colours : Green and White, Green, White
: Yellow, Black, Yellow

KNIGHTON TOWN

Mr Philip Martin, Flat 24, Station Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DT
H: 01547 529835 B: 01547 528778 M: 07532 423980
Email : ktfcsecretary@gmail.com

Alt Contact : Mr Gary Cooper, 23 Noble Court, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1LB
H: 01547520915 B/M: 07583 951973
Ground: Bryn-y-Castell, Ludlow Road, Knighton

Colours : Red, Red, Red
: Blue, Blue, Blue

LLANDRINDOD WELLS


Mr Ben Jones, Dunwell House, Wellington Rd, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5NB.
H: 01597 502192 B: 01597 826390 M : 07714 440921
Email : llandrindodfc@yahoo.co.uk

Alt Contact : Mr Nigel Thomas, 5 Greenway Close, Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.LD1 6SA
M : 07853 105845

Ground: Broadway, Lant Avenue, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EF

Colours : Blue , White , Blue
: Yellow , Yellow Blue

LLANIDLOES TOWN


Mr Peter Jones, 127 Dolgwenith, Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6YT.
H : 01686 412840 M : 07792 257488
Email : p.jones891@btinternet.com

Alt Contact : Mr Kevin Brown, Crud-yr-Awel, Van Road, Llanidloes, Powys. SY18 6HB
M : 07879 892604

Ground: Victoria Park, Victoria Avenue,Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6AS
Tel : 01686 412196

Colours : Yellow , Green , Green
: Green , White White

LLANRHAEADR YM MOCHNANT F.C

Mr Huw Ellis Williams, Ael-y-Bryn, Llanrhaeadr Y.M., Oswestry SY10 0DJ
H: 01691 780 262 M : 07866 633540

Email : h.williams223@btinternet.com


Alt Contact : Mr Phil Roberts, 2 Cefne,Stryd Cefn, Llanrhaedr Y M, Powys, SY10 4OJ
H: 01691 780839 M: 07967 356009

Ground: The Recreation Field, Tan Llyn, Llanrhaeadr Y M

Colours : Blue, Blue, Blue
: Red Black, Black


MACHYNLLETH FC

Mr Sion Jones, 6 Maesnewydd, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8XA
H : 01654 702871 B: M: 07716 442033
Email address : sion.jones2@wales.gsi.gov.uk or sionj14@googlemail.com

Alt Contact :


Ground : Cae Glas, Y Plas, Machynlleth Tel :

Colours : Blue, Blue, Blue
: White, Navy Blue, Navy Blue


MONTGOMERY TOWN

Mr Robert Charles Emberton, 18 Arthur’s Gate, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6QU
H : 01686 668725 W :01938 557211 M :07719723212
email : robertemberton@aol.com
Alt Contact : Mr Lee Jones, 5 Manor House, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6UN
H : 01686 669792 B/M : 07736 648797
Email : MontgomeryTownFC@Hotmail.com


Ground : Clostanymur, Maldwyn Way, Montgomery SY15 6RD
Colours : White, Black, White
: Blue, White, Blue
RHAYADER FC

Mr Dai Davies, 11 Glan Gwy, Station Rd, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5BW
M : 07984 600480

Email : rhayaderfcsec@gmail.com

Alt Contacts :
Mr Graham Clarke, 6 Sunnyfield, Rhayader, Powys. LD6 5BP
M: 07773 671092

Ground: Y Weirglodd, East Street, Rhayader LD6 5BP.

Colours : Red Red, Red
: Grey Grey Grey

RADNOR VALLEY

Mrs Rhian Pigott,2 Whitehall, Kinnerton, Presteigne, LD8 2PE
B: 01544 230316 M: 07557 979378
Email: rhianpigott@hotmail.co.uk

Alt Contact : Mr Steve Pigott, Upper Yardro, Old Radnor, Presteigne, LD8 2RP
M: 07852 150007

Ground: School Lane, New Radnor,LD8 2SS

Colours : Green & white stripes, Green, Green/White
: All Yellow


CPD TYWYN/BRYNCRUG FC

Mr Ifor Williams, 57 Faenol Isaf, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 0DW
H: 01654 711833 B/M: 07413 693503
email : iforsecurity@gmail.com

Alt Contact : Mr Gwyn Williams, 9 Ffordd y Felin, Bryncrug Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9NT
H : 01654 712197 B : 01654 710452 M : 07748 480586
email : gwynmaxi@hotmail.com


Ground: Cae Chwarae Bryncrug, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9NT

Colours : Amber & Black , Black, Black
: Red and Black , Black, Black


WELSHPOOL TOWN

Contact : Eva Bredsdorff, 26 Severn Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7AD
H : 01938 553243 W : 01938 554656 M : 07802 676054
email : eva.bredsdorff@powys.gov.uk

Alt : Mr Dean Gill, 27 Borfa Green, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7QJ
M : 07810 051102
Email :

Ground : Maes Y Dre Recreational Grounds, Welshpool, Powys

Colours : White Black White
: Yellow Navy Blue Yellow


DIVISION 2

ABERMULE

Mr Dyfrig Rees, 60 Dol-y-Felin, Abermule, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6BB
H : 01686 630 705 B : 01686 689229 M: 07814 823024
email : dyfrig@welshoakframe.com.


Alt Contact : Mr Bryan Jarman, 45 Parc Cardog, Trewern, Powys SY21 8DS
M : 07967 971638

Ground: Abermule Community Centre, Abermule, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6BB

Colours : Yellow Yellow Yellow
Black/Blue Black Black
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY FC

Mr Tom Francis, Offas View, Forden, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8NB
H: 01938 580172 M : 07841 906827

Email : twf@aber.ac.uk or tom.francis10@aol.com


Alt Contact : Mr Ben Bell, 42 Cossington Road, Erdington, Birmingham. B23 5EJ
B/M : 07939 949206
email :

Ground: Vicarage Fields, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. SY23 1HA Tel : 01970 623835

Colours : Red Black Red
Green, Black, Black

BORTH UTD

Mrs Claire Lewis, Swn-y-gog, Bontgoch, Talybont, Ceredigion. SY24 5DP
H : 01970 832395 B: 01970 612581 M :07977 039242
Email : ian5claire@hotmail.co.uk


Alt Contact : Mr Mike Willcox, Post Office, Erwau Glas, High St, Borth SY24 5JP
H: : 01970 871245 W: 01970 871245 M: 07582 298586

Ground: Uppingham Playing Fields, Borth
Colours : Sky Blue, Navy Blue, Navy Blue
: Yellow, Blue, Yellow


BUILTH WELLS


Mr Malcolm Skyrme, 57 Garth Road, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3AS
H : 01982 553 378
Email address : mls.bwfc@hotmail.co.uk

Alt Contact :


Ground: Lant Fields, Pendre, Builth Wells.

Colours : Amber, Black, Black
: Blue, White Black

CHURCHSTOKE FC

Mr Neil Yapp, 9 Crosslikey, Churchstoke, Powys SY15 6AL
H : 01588 620073 M: 07818 761829
Email : yappy1@hotmail.co.uk

Alt Contact : Mr Wyn Newey, 21 Hall Bank, Churchstoke, Montgomry, Powys SY15 6DL
M : 07972 260991


Ground: Camlad Park, Churchstoke

Colours : Claret and Blue, Claret Claret and Blue
: All Sky Blue


DOLGELLAU ATHLETIC FC

Mr Stephen Parry, Bryn-y-Gwin Uchaf, Dolgellau,LL40 1UB
H: 01341 423 935
Email : stephenparry935@btinternet.com

Alt Contact : Mr Martin Roberts, 3 Tal-yr-Afon, Dolgellau LL40 1BG
H : 01341 421350 M: 07577 644257

Ground: Cae Marian, Dolgellau

Colours : Black and Yellow, Black, Black
Tangerine, Black, Black


DYFFRYN BANW FC

Mr Gerallt Evans, 9 Glan y Morfa, Llangadfan, Welshpool Powys SY21 0NW
H : 01938 820818 B/M : 07855 009891
Email : gerdolmaen@hotmail.com

Alt Contact : Mr Carwyn Davies, 3 Bellan Place, Bellan Lane, Trefonnen, Oswestry SY10 9BF
M : 07793 543283

Ground: Cae Morfa, Banw Primary School, Llangadfan


Colours : All Blue
: Black/Red, Black, Black

FOUR CROSSES

Mrs Val Jones, Kimberley, Stargarreg Lane, Pant, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9QN
H : 01691 830319 M : 07765 632638
Email : valkimberley@aol.com

Alt Contact : Mr Graham Astley, 5 Hillside, Pant, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 9QS
H : 01691 830 058 M: 07917 184 773

Ground: Foxen Manor, Four Crosses, Powys SY22 6NG

Colours : All green
:Grey, Grey, White

KERRY AFC

Mr Mike Morgan, Red House, Kerry, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 4DY
H: 01686 670 628 M: 07966 598 279
Email : michealmorgan328@btinternet.com

Alt Contact : Mr Joe Andrew, Gardens, Kerry
M : 07951 817175
Ground: Dolforgan Park, Kerry Tel No: 07891425563

Colours : White, Navy Blue, Navy Blue
: Blue Blue Blue

LLANSANTFFRAID VILLAGE F.C

Mr Frank Riley, 8 Garden Village, St Martins, Oswestry. SY11 3AU
H: 01691 772048 B : M : 07931 853481

Email : shropyla@btinternet.com

Alt Contact : Mr Ray Jones, Nant Y Glyn, Llansantffraid, Powys SY22 6TL
H: 01691 828154 M: 07968 170299

Ground: Recreation Ground,, Llansantffraid,Powys SY22 6AQ Tel : 01691 828 112

Colours : Green Green Green
: Red Red Red

NEWBRIDGE ON WYE FC

Mr William Woods, Lower House, Newbridge-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6LH
H: : 01597 860431, M : 07817 059925
email : lisawoods1974@btinternet.com

Alt Contacts :Mr Paul Matthews, 23 Sychpant, Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys LD1 6LE.
H : 01597 860368 M: 07830 019556

Tim Broome : M : 07854 998955

Ground: Penbont Field, Newbridge On Wye, Powys

Colours : White, Black, Black
: Blue Blue, Blue


PENYBONT UTD

Mr Graham Haslock, Fir Tree Cottage, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5SY
H : 01597 851556
Email : grahamhaslock@btinternet.com


Alt Contact : Mr Barry Bevan , Cwm-Sw-Rw, Llandewi, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6SL
H : 01597851434 M: 07528246618

Ground: Racecourse Ground, Ddole


Colours : All Red
: All Blue


PRESTEIGNE St ANDREWS FC

Mr Tom Ammonds, 3 Church Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2BU
B : 01544 267091 M : 07799 268007
Email : secretary@presteignestandrewsfc.co.uk

Alt Contact : Mr Andrew Crowe, The Farmers Nook, Harpers Lane, , Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AN
H/M : 07854 408577 B: 01544 267389

Ground: Llanandras Park, Presteigne,Powys LD8 2LB Tel : 01544 267838

Colours : Black & Red,, Black, Black
: Purple, Purple, Black


REFEREES LIST SEASON 2016 /17


FULL LIST.
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Bayliss,N.L.,10 Lledan Terrace, Welshpool, Powys SY16 1LE 01938 552508 07891 525001
Bennett, N., Ty Coets, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion SY23 5BY 01974 200808 07957 901583
Bodenham,C.W., Waterloo House, Clun, Shropshire SY7 8JF 01588 640486
Bradford, S L., Edgeley, Guidga Meadows, Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Powys 01597 850060 07967964338
Bywater, J.D., Wimbledown, Dolley Green, Presteigne,Powys LD8 2EE 01547 560422
Corfield,C.D., 16 Dol-y-Fan, Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys LD1 6LL 01597 860635 07733430658
Davies,J.W., 31 Pentre Isaf, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion SY23 5DB 01974 202216 07966653337
Davies, M.J.,2 Maes-y-Dderwen, Pontrhydfendigaid,Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion 01974 831478 07980948239
Edwards, R.G., 2 Penllwyn, Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 01970 880861 07972 216190
Evans, G.W., Plas Y Ddraig, Pontgarreg, Llandysul Ceredigion SA44 6AU 01239 654893 07989 977180
Evans, R., 21 Bristol Terrace, Bargoed, Mid Glam CF81 8RF 01443 839403 07791915578
Farrington, M.S.,4 Tan-y-Graig, Canal Road, Newtown,Powys SY16 2JW 01686 627657 07886244384
Fisher,S.J., 16 Trefonen Way, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5YA 01597 829232 07919 176864
Hughes, D.M., Walnut Ridge, Forden, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8RZ 01938 580534 07800504091
Jenkins,R.C., Cwm Ywen, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth,Ceredigion SY23 3EW 01970 828704 07971 494727
Jenkins, R.I., Gaerfawr, Guilsfield, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9DT 01938 590225 07866506145
Jones, A.R., Ty Newydd, Cilcennin, Lampeter,Ceredigion SA48 8RH 01570 470460 07966506720
Jones, H., 7 Dafan-y-Dorlan, Llanrhaeadr Y.M., Powys SY10 0LW 07929001068
Leewis,C.J.,71 Maesyffynnon, Brecon, Powys LD3 9PN 01874 620008 07951 137384
Lewis, G.D., 1 Dolwnog, Main Street, Caersws, Powys SY17 5EN 01686 688586
Mills, A.D, Great House Villa, Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6EF 01597 825833 07779158675
Morgan,D.E., Bryn Hedd, Hoffnant, Llandysul, Ceredigion.SA44 6EA 01239 654842 07852 855190
Pryce, E.T.,1 Aelybryn, Llandinam, Powys SY17 5BT 01686 688529 07975741139
Pugh, M.D., Gravenor House, Lydbury North, Shropshire SY7 8AU 01588 680449 07779553965
Rutter, N.B., 23 Felin Hafren, Abermule, Montgomery, Powys SY16 6NE 01686 630156 07962374125


The League Executive Committee will keep the above list of referees under constant review.
Only class “3A” and above referees qualify for the above list.
Officials appointed to games should arrive at the ground 45 minutes before kick-off.
Officials are requested at all times when practicable to travel in one car.
Match Officials must reply within four days to communication received regarding appointments.
Match results must be posted not later than 48 hours after the game, together with copy of any misconduct reports forwarded to The Football Association of Wales.
Late starts, teams starting games short of players, also late arrivals of Officials, must be reported.


Cancellation of Fixtures.

Procedures are as follows :

a) The Home club should contact the League Secretary if the fixture is in doubt
b) The League Secretary will advise the Home club of the necessity or not of calling in a class “4A”referee to carry out an appropriate inspection
c) The Home club will be supplied with an appropriate pro-forma for the referee to complete in the case of a postponement
d) The Home club to inform the Away club, the Secretary and the Appointments Secretary of the postponement

All of the above needs to be done by 10.00am for Saturday matches or not less than three hours before the Scheduled Kick-Off time for midweek games.

LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP RULES

1.0 In addition to the League Championship, two cup competitions will be organised for the two Leagues and every team must enter. The League cup will be open to teams in either of the two divisions whilst the E R Jenkins Cup will only be open to Division 2 clubs. The Cups are for annual competition and are confined to clubs who are members of the league


2.0 ELIGIBILITY

2.1 The members of each team may be changed during the series of matches if thought necessary, but (a) no individual shall play for more than one competing team during the season, and (b) he must be a playing member of the club with which he proposes to play.
2.2 A playing member is one who has registered on a league registration form for a club in the present season
before 5pm on the last working day prior to the conference date of the competition
2.3 In the case of postponed matches only those players shall be allowed to play who are eligible on the date originally fixed for the completion of the round
2.4 A club may, at it’s own discretion, use three substitute players from a total list of five for any reason (injury or otherwise) except to replace a player who has been suspended from the game by the referee.
2.5 The substitution can only be made when play has stopped for any reason, and the referee has given permission.
2.6 Only three substitute players from a list of five by each side will be permitted in any match, and the five substitute players shall be nominated to the referee prior to the commencement of the game.
2.7 In the event of a substitute player being used, his full name and address should be inserted on the team sheet, as well as the original player.
2.8 No player who has attained the age of 19 years shall play in this competition if he has already played in a cup competition of a more senior league during the present season

3.0 BYES;
Byes shall be drawn at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

4.0 COMMUNICATION;

4.1 Every club playing in these cup competitions must, not less than seven days before the match, send to the secretary of the opposing club, a list of players , giving the full name (Christian and Surname), and the addresses from which the team for such match will be selected, and no objection to the qualification of any player mentioned in such a list shall be entertained unless notice of objection, stating particulars, is given within two days (Sundays excepted) after the conclusion of the match.
4.2 Any club sending in a list containing the name of a player who is ineligible shall be dealt with for misconduct.
4.3 In all matches, if a draw at the end of 90 minutes, an extra 15 minutes each way will be played. If still a draw at the end of this extra time, the game will be decided by the taking of penalty kicks, as per the international penalty kicks procedures.
4.4 No club shall be allowed to scratch from any round unless notice has been given to the Secretary of the League before the draw is made for the round in question.
4.5 In the event of any club failing to play a Cup Match when ordered to do so, they may be adjudged to have lost the match, and dealt with by the League Executive Committee for misconduct
4.6 Fines for late starts shall be similar to those for league matches


5.0 MATCH ARRANGEMENTS;

5.1 The secretary of each competing club must, within two working days after the day of the match (Sunday excepted) send to the Secretary of the League, on forms provided by him, notice of the result, in writing, together with the full names and addresses of the players in each team. Secretaries failing to comply with this rule shall be dealt with for misconduct
5.2 Unless otherwise mutually arranged, the club which is in each instance drawn first in the ballot, shall have choice of ground.
5.3 Except by mutual consent it shall not be allowable for a club to select any ground, other than that upon which they are accustomed to play.
5.4 In the event of any two clubs registering the same colours, the away team to change.

6.0 ELIGIBILITY

6.1 All questions of eligibility, qualification of competitions, or interpretation of the rules or Laws of the Game, shall be heard and determined by the League Executive Committee.
6.2 In the event of a member of the committee being from a club involved in the question, said member shall not be present at the League Committee whilst such dispute or protest is being considered.
6.3 All protests,(and two copies thereof), shall be lodged in writing with the league Secretary within two days (Sundays excepted) of the date of the match, except those relating to the grounds, which must, (in the first instance),be intimated to the referee before commencement of the game, and lodged with him in writing before he leaves the ground.
6.4 All protests must be accompanied by a deposit fee of £20, which sum may, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, be forfeited in the event of such protest not being sustained.
6.5 The findings and decisions of the Executive Committee can only be overturned by The Football Association of Wales.
6.6 In the event of any player being found ineligible, the club playing him must be adjudged to have lost the match.
6.7 Any club leaving the ground before expiration of the game must be adjudged to have lost the match, and shall be liable to be dealt with by the Executive Committee for misconduct.

6.8 In Cup competition matches, with the exception of the semi-final and final ties , the proceeds of the gate, including any permanent stand receipts, after paying printing, postages,and advertising ( the total of same not to exceed £5, except by mutual arrangement), police charges, referees fees and expenses, reasonable charges for floodlights to the maximum of £25, shall be equally divided between the two clubs immediately after the conclusion of the match.
6.9 In the semi-final ties, the Executive Committee shall first deduct the same expenses as set out above, and the usual fee of £100 for use of the ground. The League committee shall then divide the residue of takings equally between the League and the two competing clubs.
6.10 In the final, after all the expenses as set out above have been deducted, the net gate will be retained by the league.The Executive Committee shall, in addition to the Cup, present Miniature cups or medals to the winning players, and if funds allow, miniature cups or medals to the other finalists.
6.11 It shall be the duty of the home club to provide free dressing room accommodation for visiting teams and referees.
6.12 The final tie shall be played on a neutral ground, the final being of one match only, if necessary, 15 minutes each way extra time will be played, followed by the taking of penalty kicks to decide the winners.

7.0 PRIZE MONIES

7.1 The following prize monies will apply to this Challenge Cup Competition;
WINNERS; £200
RUNNERS-UP £100

7.2 The prize monies for the E R Jenkins League Cup Competition will be as follows :
WINNERS; £150
RUNNERS-UP £75

8.0 AUTHORITY

8.1 Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules to the contrary, Clubs,Players, and Officials aggrieved by any decision of the Executive Committee shall have the right to appeal to The League Executive Committee, and thereafter to The Football Association of Wales.
8.2 Misconduct of Players, Officials, Spectators, etc, should be reported by the referee to The Football Association of Wales. Players under contract guilty of misconduct must also be reported to The Football Association of Wales.
8.3 The Executive Committee shall have jurisdiction over all matters appertaining to the League Challenge Cup Competition, whether specifically provided for in these rules, or not.

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