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.
EMERGENCY MATCH CARD (HAND WRITTEN)
In the event that a Team Manager/Assistant is unable to electronically complete and submit the match card, they must complete by hand the emergency match card provided to teams for this purpose.
The person designated to complete Match Card Procedure must follow the
following guidelines: -
Match Card Procedure must take place before the game commences
The Team Manager or Assistant will apply Match Card Procedure
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.
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. Please be reminded that you are entering your OPPOSITION players’ details onto your emergency match card.
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).
A player who arrives after the commencement of the match shall be eligible
to play, after match card procedure has been carried out.
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
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.
On the conclusion of the game the Team Manager/Assistant must ensure the match card contains the
following information before it is sent: -
Opposition Players Registration Numbers for each player present and
identified by the Player Registration Card.
Opposition Players Shirt Numbers
Final match score
Kick off Time
Time of match conclusion
Name of Assistant Referee (linesperson) supplied for your team
Name of person & signature performing match card procedure for your
Name of the Manager & signature present at the match
Name of Opposition Manager present at the match
Confirmation that the opposition Manager’s League Badge was visible
Confirmation that the match was played in full
Confirmation that match card procedure has been complied with by Rule.
The Team Manager/Assistant is responsible for endorsing this
information is correct by ticking the appropriate box on the match card.
Confirmation whether the opposition manager used the App or an
emergency match to complete match card procedure.
AFTER THE MATCH
The emergency match card must be posted to the relevant Registration Administrator ensuring it is received within FOUR days of the date of the match. In this situation, the Club must ensure they submit the result of the match onto the League website by 18:00 hours on the day of the match.
MATCH CARD PROCEDURE RULES TO NOTE
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.
A COMPLETED MATCH CARD FOR REFERENCE