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Embleton Cup Rule

 

Rule 1 Competition Name.

The Competition shall be known as the Castleford & District Football Association Embleton Cup

Rule 2. Cup Owners.

 The President and Treasurer or the Castleford and District FA, shall be, for all intents and purposes the legal owners of the Cup in trust for the Association.

Rule 3. Management.

 The Council of the District Football Association shall have full control of the competition and all matters relating to it. The Council shall have the authority to appoint a sub-committee to deal with matters as they see fit.

Rule 4.Enterance Fee.

 Clubs will be invited to compete in this competition by the Council of the Association and pay an entry fee of £30. The Cup shall be competed for in accordance with the following rules.

Rule 5 Players Registration.

All players MUST sign on the forms provided, which must be correctly completed in duplicate.  Both copies of the form must be sent to the competition secretary.  One copy will be retained by the competition secretary, the other after endorsement will be returned to the club. These forms MUST be endorsed SEVEN DAYS before the first match.  Clubs not in receipt of the endorsed copy THREE DAYS before the playing of their match, must immediately contact the competition secretary.  Any club not having at least eleven players endorsed by the competition secretary SEVEN DAYS prior to the date of the first match SHALL by expelled from the competition. Any club wishing to register further players must do so at least seven days before the match on the individual forms provided by the competition secretary. Two copies of the form must be sent to the competition secretary for endorsement.

Rule 5a. Players Eligible.

 No player shall be eligible to play for more than one competing club in the same season, but members of each representative team may be changed during the series of matches if thought necessary.  In cases of postponed, drawn or replayed matches, only those shall be allowed to play who were eligible on the date fixed for the playing of the original match.  A player qualified to play in any round shall be deemed qualified to play in any found by virtue of his original qualification.  A player who has been suspended may play in postponed or replayed ties after the term of suspension has ended.

 

Rule 6. Substitute Players

 

 A club may at its discretion use three substitute players at any time in a cup match, except to replace a player who has been dismissed from the game by the referee. The substitution can only be made when the game is stopped for any reason and the referee has given permission. Up to a maximum of three substitute players out of five substitute players who are nominated prior to the match may be used. The names of all substitutes must be given to the referee prior to the commencement of the match. Any substitutes not named shall not be allowed to take part in the match.       

Rule 7. Discipline & Fines

  The Committee shall have power to disqualify, fine or deal with as they think fit any competing Club, player or players of any competing Club, who may be proved to have been guilty of any breach of the rules of this Association or of the Football Association. Fines will be doubled for repeated offences. All fines and charges shall be paid within 14 days of the date of posting of the written notification. Any club failing to do so will be fined a maximum of £50.  Further failure to pay the fine including the additional sum within 14 days will result in fixtures being withdrawn until such times as the outstanding payment is settled. The District Association may then apply to the West Riding County Football Association Limited for a suspension order covering the players and officials of the club. Any club or registered player found guilty by the West Riding County Football Association Limited of serious and / or persistent misconduct may be charged by the competition of undesirable conduct likely to bring the competition into disrepute

Rule 8.  Match Duration.

All matches shall be played to a conclusion (ie) 90 minutes, extra time, and if needed the taking of penalty kicks. The referee shall allow a maximum of 15 minutes for the halftime interval. The Committee shall have the power to deal with any match abandoned from any cause.

Rule 8a The Draw

The Clubs shall be drawn in groups.  The teams shall compete with each other, and the winning team of each group shall be placed in the Final. When the winning Club shall hold the cup for the current year. 

Rule 9. Venues

 The ties shall be drawn and the dates to be played will be mutually agree by the competing clubs. The final shall be played on a date and venue decided by Management committee. If the scores are level after extra time has been played it shall be decided by the taking of penalties as laid down by F.I.F.A.

Rule. 10. Match Officials.

 

  The appointed referee in any match must not be a present member of either competing Clubs. Referees, to be appointed by the committee, or person appointed by the committee, and his duties will be defined in Law 5 of the game.  The committee shall appoint neutral linesmen in the semi-final ties.  Referees shall be paid the fee of £25.00 and travelling expenses of 20p per mile from the places to the residence in all matches up to the semi-final.  In the semi-final they shall be paid £28.00 and travelling expenses of 20p per mile and in the final.  Assistants shall receive half the referee’s fee, plus the usual travelling expenses from their place of residence.  In the final tie officials shall receive a suitable trophy plus travelling expenses of 20p per mile.  Appointed officials shall be paid half the fee plus travelling expenses if they attend the ground and the match is not played due to circumstances beyond either clubs control.  In the event of a club being in default the official shall be entitled to full fee plus expenses.  In the event of the appointed referee failing to appear or is unable to continue with his duties, both clubs must agree to a replacement match official, clubs failing to agree shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £100.00.

 

Rule 11 Match Arrangements.

 

 The home club must confirm the date, venue and intended colours to their opponents and the referee three days prior to the playing of the game.  Where the colours of the competing teams are the same the home team must change.  When this occurs in the final ties both teams must change unless mutually agreed. Shirts MUST be numbered 1 to 15.  Any breach of this rule shall result in a fine of £20.00. Goalkeepers must wear colours that distinguish them from other players and the referee.  No player including the goalkeeper, shall be permitted to wear Black or very dark shirts. Clubs must notify the competition secretary of their colours for semi-finals and finals 7 days before playing the match.

Rule 12. Team Lists

Each captain or secretary must exchange team sheets also supply the Referee with a copy before the commencement of the game.  The competition secretary must receive from each club within three days of the date played the result of each game on the official match report form, containing the full name of the players (in block letters) together with their opponents exchange team sheet, also the Referees marks.  Clubs failing to comply with this rule shall be fined £20.00.

Rule 13.  Protest & Complaints Procedure. 

 

All questions of eligibility, qualification of competitors or interpretation of rules shall be   referred to the Committee. No objection relative to the ground, or appurtenances of the game, shall be entertained by the Committee unless a protest has been lodged in writing with the Referee before the game commenced.  The Referee shall take steps to remedy any irregularities or defects if this is possible before the start of the game.  Protests must be made in writing (two copies) stating clearly the grounds upon which the protest is made.  It must be accompanied by a deposit of £50.00 and sent to the Secretary of the Competition by registered post or recorded delivery within three days of the match out of which the protest arises.  A copy of the protest must be sent to the Secretary of the Club protested against, at the same time by registered post.  In the event of a protest failing, the deposit fee may be forfeited.  No protest may be withdrawn unless by consent of the Committee.  Clubs may bring witnesses.  Members of the Committee having direct connection with Clubs connected shall not be allowed to sit on the Committee whist the case is being heard.  Any Club requiring information relative to a protest, complaint or dispute may obtain the information on application to the Competition Secretary on payment of £50.00

Any club or participant can appeal against a decision of the Council of this Association; All appeals must be made in accordance with rule 5 of the West Riding County Football Association.

Rule 14 Correspondence.

 

All notices and correspondence required by these rules shall be addressed to the Secretary of the Association.  Any correspondence requiring a reply or receipt shall enclose a stamped addressed envelope. 

Rule 15. Trophy Agreement.

  When the winning Club has been determined, the Cup shall be handed over the representatives of such Club in exchange for a document signed by two persons whose names shall have been submitted to and approved by the Committee, to the following effect:-

"We, A.B.C.D. and E. F member of and represent the ..............................................................................................  Club, which has now been declared the Association Senior Cup Winners and the same having been delivered to us by the said Association, do hereby on behalf of the said Club, individually and collectively engaged, agree to return the same to the Secretary of the Association for the time being, in good order and condition and in accordance with the conditions of the annexed rules, to which we have subscribed our respective name on or before the 1st day of March next, and providing the said Cup is damaged by fire or any other cause, or lost while under our care, we agree to refund to the Association the amount of it's value, or the cost of repair as the case may be".  A fine equivalent to the cup fee will be imposed if cups are not returned by said date.

Rule 16. Medals & Souvenirs.

  In addition to the Cup, the Association may present Medals or Souvenirs, to the players and match officials.

Rule 17. Rule Changes.

  The Committee shall have power, prior to the commencement of each seasons Competition, to alter or add to the above rules as they may deem expedient.  In the event of any such alteration competing Cubs shall be at once notified.  The Council shall have power to deal with any matter not provided for.

Rule 18 First Aid Arrangements.

 

All Clubs must provide an adequate first aid kit and responsible person to use it. Failure to comply will result in a fine not exceeding £100.00