The Disciplinary Committee is comprised of at least 4 members of the club, one of whom is chair.
The Disciplinary committee is concerned with all behaviour of club members, especially in the
instances that club members receive sanctions from referees.
Other issues would include situations where a complaint about behaviour has been received by the club from a ground official or from another team or club.
When an infraction is reported to the Disciplinary committee, usually from the Competition secretary or President, the committee askes all the relevant participants to supply a report to the committee.
As a rule, the more reports received, the clearer the facts of the infringement become, allowing the deliberations of the committee to have a higher level of fairness.
After all the reports have been received by the committee, the committee will discuss the situation, by meeting or electronically, and a position will be agreed upon by consensus and a report will be supplied to the club president.
The Club president will distribute the report to the club committee and the association as the particular situation requires.
A meeting with the relevant members and the disciplinary committee is often a valuable tool to allow clarity of a situation, and the disciplinary committee have the authority to stand down members until such a meeting has taken place.
Anecdotally, the sooner that the Disciplinary committee can prepare a report, the more favourable the outcome. Making sure that team managers, coaches and age coordinators are aware of this and notify the club committee as soon as possible of any situation, be it referee sanction or official complaint allows the committee to be proactive in its response.
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