App Match Card Procedure

All Managers and Assistant Managers are to ensure they are fully conversant with Rules 20I, 21A to D.

Match Card procedure has been listed from start to finish. Follow these rules and you will not incur needless fines. Match card procedure will safeguard your players against abuse of League Rules.

Please Note: - Only players who have been properly registered in accordance with Rule 18 may take part in matches.


This procedure covers use of the Selkent Match Card App. If the App can not be used for any reason at the match, Managers should use an Emergency Match Card, as detailed in the Emergency Match Card Procedure.

Important Information

Team Managers and Assistant Managers who have completed the In-Service Team Managers Course are allocated a code by their club that enables them to access the app match card for their team. This code is unique to the relevant manager or assistant and cannot be passed on to anyone else. A Club Official, Manager or Assistant Manager found to have breached rule 20(i) by passing this code to any other person may be charged with bringing the League into disrepute. Team Managers and Assistant Managers may see their Managers Badge removed if the charge is proven.

Managers and Assistant Managers must have been named on the website 8 days prior to the game before they are able to use the App. The Emergency Match Card should be used during that period for any games.

The person designated to complete Match Card Procedure must follow the following guidelines: -

  1. Match Card Procedure must take place before the game commences
  2. The Team Manager or Assistant will apply Match Card Procedure
  3. Player registration cards will be provided to the opposing Team Manager/Assistant in order that the players can be properly identified and entered onto the match card.
  4. The Team Manager/Assistant will enter the Player Registration Number and Shirt Number for each opposition player present and who has been identified by the Player Registration Card.
  5. A player or team whose registration card(s) are not available for inspection by the opposing team shall not be permitted to take part in the match and will be deemed ineligible (see Rule 18N).
  6. A player who arrives after the commencement of the match shall be eligible to play, after match card procedure has been carried out.
  7. If there is a discrepancy when entering the opposition players information, you must report this by using the Match Card Remarks Box to detail the discrepancy. You cannot stop the player from taking to the field of play if the opposition manager insists, he/she is eligible. The League Registration Secretary will investigate this situation as a matter of urgency.
  8. On the conclusion of the game the Team Manager/Assistant must ensure the match card contains the following information before it is sent: -
    1. Opposition Players Registration Numbers for each player present and identified by the Player Registration Card.
    2. Opposition Players Shirt Numbers
    3. Final match score
    4. Kick off Time
    5. Time of match conclusion
    6. Referee Name
    7. Referee Mark
    8. Name of Assistant Referee (linesperson) supplied for your team
    9. Name of person & signature performing match card procedure for your team
    10. Name of the Manager & signature present at the match
    11. Name of Opposition Manager present at the match
    12. Confirmation that the opposition Manager’s League Badge was visible
    13. Confirmation that the match was played in full
    14. Confirmation that match card procedure has been complied with by Rule.
    15. The Team Manager/Assistant is responsible for endorsing this information is correct by ticking the appropriate box on the match card.
    16. Confirmation whether the opposition manager used the App or an emergency match to complete match card procedure.
  9. On the completion of item 8 (A to P) the said Manager is then responsible for submitting the match card electronically to the League on immediate conclusion of the match.


  • Teams found not to have carried out match card procedure as detailed above shall be liable to a fine of up to £50.00
  • Any Team Manager who regularly fails to carry out match card procedure in accordance with this rule shall be deemed guilty of bringing the League into disrepute and dealt with under Rule 6D.
  • In the event that it is proven both teams breached League Rule 20I in failing to complete Match Card procedure this may see the game void.
  • Failure to provide Referee Mark will result in a £10.00 fine.
  • Match Cards NOT received or late will result in a £10.00 fine.
  • League Cup /Trophy Match Cards Not received or late will result in £20.00 Fine
  • Any other omissions on a match card will result in a £5.00 fine per card.