The Disciplinary Process is the method through which Football St George reviews and considers sanctions related to red cards, breaches of regulations, and incident reports.

Decision making bodies within the Disciplinary Process are the Football St George Executive, Board, Disciplinary Committee and Appeals Committee.

The Football St George Executive is delegated authority within the Disciplinary Regulations to make decisions regarding red card offences, breaches of the rules and regulations, other matters of importance, or to refer matters to the FSG Board or Disciplinary Committee for investigation.

The Disciplinary Committee hears matters referred to it by the Football St George Executive, and challenges submitted by clubs or participants to sanctions issued by the Football St George Executive.

The Appeals Committee hears appeals to sanctions issued by the Disciplinary Committee. The Football St George Board also has powers under the Football St George Constitution to apply Disciplinary sanctions.

The following diagram (click to enlarge) sets out the process from receiving a suspension or notice of charge from the FSG Executive, through to the conclusion of the FSG consideration of the matter (following which the next avenue for appeal is to FNSW).

Disciplinary Regulations

The Disciplinary Regulations set out procedures for the administration and determination of all incidents, disciplinary, dispute, and conduct matters involving participants, clubs and Members.

The Regulations cover;

  • Disciplinary Actions – Reports, Red & Yellow Card Offences, and Sanctions
  • Judicial Bodies – Disciplinary Committee, Appeals Committee, Judicial Body Composition, Jurisdiction, Powers, and Fees.
  • Serving Suspensions – Application of Suspensions, Types of Suspensions
  • Misconduct & Disrepute

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Disciplinary FAQs

Notice of Suspension: A Notice of Suspension will be received when a determination has been made in relation to a Red Card. The notice will inform the participant of the length of their suspension. A Notice of Suspension can be challenged; refer to Part 2, Article 7.3

Notice of Charge: A Notice of Charge will be received when a participant has been called to appear before a Judicial Committee.

Except in the case of Obvious Error, there is no challenge to a minimum match suspension.

If a Participant or Club wants to appeal a Determination of the Disciplinary Committee to the Appeals Committee , it must, within seven (7) working days of the issuance of the Preliminary Determination by FSG (or the Final Determination, where the Disciplinary Committee has indicted one will be issued).

The fee for a Participant or Club whose matter is referred to the Disciplinary Committee is $100.

For more information refer to Part 3, Article 12.5.

A Participant may challenge the disciplinary sanction by lodging with FSG the online Challenge Form within two (2) days of the Club receiving the Notice of Suspension.

The fee for a Participant or Club who submits a challenge to the Disciplinary Committee is $100.

For more information refer to Part 2, Article 7.3.