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Written by Brendan Stone   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:28

Player Infringement Classifications

Match officials classify all infringements given to a player under the following codes. As well as any card or sanction applied by the referee, during a match, the MBUSC Senior Committee will use these codes to determine any further sanctions that may be applied to infringing players.

MINOR INFRINGEMENTS – YELLOW CARD (CAUTION) CODES

  • Y1 Is guilty of unsporting behaviour
  • Y2 Show dissent by word or action
  • Y3 Persistently infringes the laws of the game
  • Y4 Delays the restart of play
  • Y5 Fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick, free kick or throw in
  • Y6 Enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee’s permission
  • Y7 Deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee’s permission
 

SERIOUS INFRINGEMENTS – RED CARD (EXPULSION) CODES

  • R1 Is guilty of serious foul play
  • R2 Is guilty of violent conduct
  • R3 Spits at an opponent or any other person
  • R4 Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
  • R5 Denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick.
  • R6 Uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
  • R7 Receives a second caution in the same match
 
     

    Player Conduct - FFSA RESPECT Campaign

    Football Federation SA is pleased to launch the RESPECT campaign at the beginning of the 2012 season. RESPECT is designed to be an ongoing program for Football in South Australia. RESPECT will create an enjoyable and safe playing environment for all participants in Football including players, spectators, coaches, volunteers and officials. Through this program all participants will have the opportunity to understand and implement RESPECT and that if you GIVE IT, you will GET IT! RESPECT.
     
    The aim of Respect is to create an enjoyable and safe playing environment that enables all participants and spectators to partake in our wonderful game free from abuse, criticism, bullying and physical assault. Additionally for young players and officials, it will create opportunities to play and officiate without being placed under undue pressure by parents and spectators. Football needs to address the ever-increasing poor behaviour that is contributing to an:
    • Annual 20% drop-out rate of match officials.
    • Increase in physical assault on match officials - up by over 50% on 2010.
    • Increase in the number of Disciplinary Hearings conducted - a 57% increase from 2010.
     
    Football is a very passionate game. At times people get caught up in the emotion of a match. It is important for everyone to acknowledge and remember that:
    • People react better to encouragement and realise that verbal abuse and criticism will only result in a negative outcome.
    • Everyone who participates in sport has the intention to do the best they can; they do not start out to play poorly.
    • Children are not little adults; they are still learning to play and enjoy Football. Continual abuse and pressure from the sideline can easily damage the confidence of children and this can result in them not enjoying the game and consequently dropping out.
    To ensure we can achieve Respect throughout our game a collective approach is required from everyone involved in Football. People need to take responsibility for their actions. Did you know that it is a criminal offence to verbally abuse and/or physically assault a person? This is not action that you would normally take in everyday life and just because it occurs at a sporting event doesn’t make it less of a criminal act. Such action should not be accepted, regardless of where it occurs.
     
    As a player representing our club, please make sure you have read and understood:
     

    FFSA Respect - Mens' Senior Players

    FFSA Respect - Captains

     

    As a Coach, Team Manager or Club Official, please make sure you have read and understood:

    FFSA Respect - Club Officials

     

    As a spectator, please make sure you have read and understood:

    FFSA Respect - Spectators
     

     

     
     

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