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JAMAICA FOOTBALL FEDERATION

RULES AND REGULATIONS
RELATING TO PREMIER, NATIONAL 'A' LEAGUE and UNDER ~21 COMPETITIONS

INTRODUCTION

Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) Premier, National 'A' League AND Under~21 Competitions are events organized by
the Federation based on its Constitution and Regulations.

ARTICLE 1

TECHNICAL RULES FOR CRAVEN "A" PREMIER LEAGUE COMPETITION

The structure for the 2001/2002 season will comprise of ten (10) teams playing four Rounds as follows:

1.1 FIRST ROUND

The first round will comprise of ten (10) teams playing each other once. At the end of the round, there shall be a Final between
the winner and the second place team based on points. The winner of this game shall be awarded three points and the loser one
point. These bonus points are carried forward to the fourth round and are used to determine the performance of the teams through
the first three rounds based on total points accumulated.

1.2 SECOND ROUND

The second round will comprise of the ten-(10) teams playing the return games of those played in round one. At the end of this
round there shall be a Final between the winner and the second place teams based on points. The winner of this game shall be
awarded three points and the loser one point. These bonus points shall be carried forward to the fourth round and will be used
to determine the performance of the teams through the first three rounds based on total points accumulated.

1.3 THIRD ROUND

1.3.1 The third round shall comprise of two groups of five teams playing each other on a home and away basis. In Addition there
will be a Cross Zone Game between two teams, one from each Zone on each game day.


1.3.2 The placement of teams in the group shall be determined by the points accumulated in the first two rounds of the competition

inclusive of the bonus points mentioned in Articles 1.1 and 1.2 above. The Groups are as follows:

1.3.3.1 GROUP A
First, fourth, sixth, seventh and tenth placed teams.

1.3.3.2 GROUP B
Second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth placed teams

1.3.3.3.1 CROSS ZONE GAMES

The Cross Zone Games shall be played between teams in the following positions:

1st vs 9th, 2nd vs 10th, 3rd vs 7th, 4th vs 8th, 5 vs 6th


1.4 SEMI-FINAL ROUND

1.4.1 The top four teams based on total points amassed throughout the three rounds (including the bonus points gained in the end of round Final games) are automatic qualifiers of the Semifinal round.

1.4.2 The team accumulating the most points shall play the team accumulating the least points of the four teams eligible for the Semifinal round twice. The second place team on points accumulated shall play the third place team on total points accumulated twice.


1.4.3 For the second Semi-Final game, if there is no clear winner at the end of regulation time after taking games one and two aggregate into consideration then sudden death extra time followed by penalty kicks if necessary will be used to determine the teams that will advance to the Final round.

1.5 FINAL ROUND

1.5.1 The two Semi-Final winners shall compete for the Championship and Runners Up positions in a two leg Final.

1.5.2 For the second game of the Finals if there is no clear winner after taking games one and two into consideration then sudden death
extra time followed by penalty kicks if necessary shall be used to determine the winner.

1.5.3 The 3rd place team shall be the loser in the Semi-Final round to the eventual Champion. The Fourth Place team shall be the loser

in the Semi-Final round to the eventual Runner Up.
 

1.6 RELEGATED TEAMS

Teams that finish in the bottom two places that is, ninth and tenth places shall be relegated to the National 'A' League competition for the
2002/2003 Season.

1.6 Points shall be awarded as follows three for a win, one for a draw and nil for a loss. The scheme of play for the fixtures shall be decided
and set out by the JFF's Competition Committee as listed hereunder.

1.6.1 The number of points or number percentage points (i.e. number points divided by number of matches).

1.6.2 If two or more teams have equal number of points or percentage points the goal difference of the matches played by the teams shall be
 used to determine the places.

1.6.3 If the goal difference is equal the team having scored more goals shall be placed in the higher (highest) position.

1.6.4 If the teams involved have scored the same amount of goals, then the score of their direct match or matches shall determine the higher
 position.

1.6.5 If the teams involved have scored the same number of goals in their direct match or matches then the number of wins in the competition shall be used.

1.6.6 If the teams involved have the same number of wins then the winner or higher positioned team shall be decided by drawing lots.

1.6.7 A Final between the winner and runner up teams of Round One and Round Two will play in an end of Round Final at the end of each
of these rounds.


TITLE AND TROPHY

Article 2

2.1 The JFF shall organize every year the Craven "A" Premier League, open to Clubs, which are affiliated to the JFF through their respective Parish Associations, and are eligible in accordance with the JFF Regulations.

2.2 The teams shall compete for the CRAVEN "A" PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY and THE CRAVEN "A" PREMIER LEAGUE

PRELIMINARY ROUND CUP.

2.3 The Trophy presented by the Federation shall remain the property of the Federation and shall be held by the Club winning the competition for not more than twenty-eight days. The said Trophy shall be returned to the Federation within one month of being presented (The winning club shall be given a replica of the Trophy). The Trophy shall be kept in good condition and proper care taken by the winning team to ensure its safe return to the Federation.

2.4 A Club failing to return the Trophy within the specified time and in good condition shall be fined Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00)
    by the JFF Competitions Committee and/or be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further action.

2.5 The Parish Association of the winning Club shall receive a souvenir plaque.

2.6 The winner of the competition shall receive Thirty Five (35) Gold Medals, the runner-up thirty five (35) Silver Medals and the team placing third thirty five (35) Bronze Medals, the Referees officiating in both legs of the Finals shall receive Medals. The four top Clubs in the Semi-Fina round shall be given a Diploma.

2.7 A Fair Play contest for the "Sir HOWARD COOKE FAIR PLAY TROPHY" shall take place as part of the competition for which the Competition Committee of the JFF shall issue separate rules. The winner shall be awarded the Fair Play Trophy and a Fair Play Diploma donated  by the Jamaica Football Federation.

ENTRIES
Article 3

3.1 The 2001-2002 Craven "A" Premier League is open to the top eight (8) Clubs in the 2000-2001 Craven A Premier League
Competition and the top two (2) Clubs from the 2000-2001 National 'A' League Competition.

3.2 The Clubs playing in the Craven "A" Premier League Competition will not be allowed to play in any other competition, unless approved
by the Technical Committee of the JFF.

3.3 The closing date for submission of the original copy of the relevant entry form for the competition shall be September 21, 2001. Clubs, which are eligible, shall indicate in writing on the prescribed Entry Form duly signed by an authorized member of the club and approved by their respective Parish Association.

3.4 The entry fees shall be Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) and shall accompany the entry form. The non-payment of these fees renders the team ineligible.

3.5 The registration of players shall only be done in two periods:
(i) First Registration ~ September 17 to October 31, 2001
(ii) Second Registration ~January2-31, 2002. These period shall not be extended under any circumstance.


3.6 The coach for the team shall possess at minimum, a JFF Level Two-Coaching certificate to be eligible to coach in the competition.

3.7 Each club is required to submit a list of maximum of forty-(40) players of which a minimum of sixteen (16) of these players shall

be born on or after

1st January 1980.

3.8 Twelve (12) Club officials are to be registered for the Competition.

3.9 Clubs will be allowed to submit changes to their registration list on EACH WORKING DAY (EXCEPT ON A FRIDAY) of each
week after the start of the competition but in periods specified in Article 3.5 and 6.5 respectively. Each change attracts a fee of five
hundred dollars ($500.00) per person.

3.10 No player shall be allowed to registered with more than one club of an affiliate of the JFF, except in the case of Affiliates such as ISSA,
Business House, Civil Service, Inter Bauxite and other Minor Affiliates, approved formally by the JFF Executive Council.

Note: Late entries for registration of players will not be accommodated.

TECHNICAL RULES FOR PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS UNDER 21 TEAM COMPETITION

The structure for 2001/2002 season will comprise of ten (10) teams playing four Rounds as follows:

3.11.1    FIRST ROUND

The first round will comprise ten (10) teams playing each other once. These games being curtain raisers to the actual Premier League games.
At the end of this round there will be a Final between the winner and the second place team based on points. The winner of this game shall
be awarded three points and the loser one point.

3.11.2     SECOND ROUND

The second round will comprise of ten-(10) teams playing the return games of those played in round one. At the end of this round there
will be a Final between the winner and the second place team based on points. The winner of this game shall be awarded three points and
the loser one point.



3.11.3     THIRD ROUND

3.11.3.1     The third round will comprise of two groups of five teams playing each other on a home and away basis. In Addition there will
be a Cross Zone Game between two teams, one from each Zone on each game day.

3.11.3.2     The placement of teams in the group will be determined by the points accumulated in the first two rounds of the competition
inclusive of bonus points. The Groups are as follows:

3.11.4     GROUP A
First, fourth, sixth, seventh and tenth placed teams.

3.11.5     GROUP B
Second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth placed teams

3.11.6     CROSS ZONE GAMES

The Cross Zone Games shall be played between teams in the following positions:
1st vs 9th, 2nd vs 10th, 3rd vs 7th, 4th vs 8th, 5 vs 6th


3.12 FINAL ROUND

3.12.1 The top two teams on points inclusive of bonus points shall play off for the Championship and Runners up positions in a

two leg Final.

3.13 Points shall be awarded as follows three for a win, one for a draw and nil for a loss. The scheme of play for the fixtures
shall be decided and set out by the J.F.F. Competition Committee as listed hereunder.

13.13.0 The number of points or number percentage points (i.e. number points divided by number of matches).

3.13.1 If two or more teams have equal number of points or percentage points the goal difference of the matches played by
the teams shall be used to determine the places.

3.13.2 If the goal difference is equal the team having scored more goals shall be placed in the higher (highest) position.

3.13.3 If the teams involved have scored the same amount of goals, then the score of their direct match or matches shall
determine the higher position.

3.13.4 If the teams involved have scored the same number of goals in their direct match or matches then the number of
wins in the competition.

3.13.5 If the teams involved have the same number of wins then the winner or higher positioned team shall be decided
by drawing lots.

3.13.6 A Final between the winner and runner up clubs of Round One and Round Two will play in an end of Round
Final at the end of each of these rounds.

3.13.7 Under~21 players are not permitted to play in Under~21 and Premier League games on the same day.

NOTE: Should Weather and/or Field conditions be unfavourable, Under~21 games can be cancelled by the Match
Officials on duty.


TECHNICAL RULES FOR THE NATIONAL 'A' LEAGUE COMPETITION
2001/2002


ARTICLE 4

The structure for 2001/2002 season will comprise of Thirteen (13) teams playing four rounds as follows:

4.1 FIRST ROUND:

The first round will comprise the Thirteen (13) teams playing in two zones, Zone A and Zone B. Each team will play the team in
its Zone once.

4.1.1 CROSS ZONE GAMES:

In the First Round, each team from Zone A/Zone B will play a team from Zone B/Zone A either home or away in a Cross Zone Game.

4.2 SECOND ROUND:

The second round will comprise the return games of those played in Round One with the exception of Cross Zone games.

4.3 SEMI-FINAL ROUND

4.3.1 The four teams on points based on total points amassed through the three rounds (this includes the bonus points gained in the Mid-Season Final game).

4.3.2 The team accumulating most points will play twice the team accumulating the least points of the four teams eligible for the Semi-Final round. The second place team on points accumulated will play the third place team on total points accumulated, twice.

4.3.3 For the second game if there is no clear winner at the end of regulation
time after taking games one and two into consideration, then sudden death extra time followed by penalty kicks if necessary shall be used to determine the teams advancing to the Final round.

4.4 FINAL ROUND

4.4.1 The two Semi-Final winners will play off for the Championship and
Runners up positions in a two leg Final.

4.4.2 If at the end of the second game there is no clear winner on aggregate at the end of regulation time, then sudden death extra time followed by penalty kicks if necessary will be used to determine the champion team.

4.4.3 The 3rd place team shall be the loser in the Semi-Final round to the eventual Champion. The Fourth Place team shall be the loser in the Semi-Final round to the eventual Runner Up.

4.5 TEAMS TO BE RELEGATED AND PROMOTED

4.5.1 Teams that finish in the bottom four places that is, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth placed teams will be relegated to their respective Parish League.

4.5.2 The Winner and runner up Teams in the National "A" League Competition will be promoted to the Craven "A" Premier League Competition for the 2002/2003 season.

4.6 AWARDING OF POINTS

4.6 Points shall be awarded as follows three for a win, one for a draw and nil for a loss.
The scheme of play for the fixtures shall be decided and set out by the J.F.F. Competition Committee as listed hereunder. Additionally, the positions of Teams shall be determined as follows:

4.6.1 The number of points

4.6.2 If two or more teams have equal number of points, the goal difference of the
matches played by the teams shall be used to determine the places.

4.6.3 If the goal difference is equal the team having scored more goals shall be placed in the higher (highest) position.

4.6.4 If the teams involved have scored the same amount of goals, then the score of their direct match or matches shall determine the higher position.

4.6.5 If the teams involved have scored the same number of goals in their direct match or matches then the number of wins in the competition.

4.6.6 If the teams involved have the same number of wins then the winner or higher positioned team shall be decided by drawing lots.

4.6.7 A Final between the two Group Winners will be played at the end of Round one.


TITLE AND TROPHY

Article 5

5.1 The JFF shall organize every year the National A League, open to Clubs, which are affiliated to the JFF through their Parish Associations,

and are eligible in accordance with the JFF Regulations.

5.2 The teams shall compete for the NATIONAL A LEAGUE TROPHY.

5.3 The Trophy presented by the Federation shall remain the property of the Federation and shall be held by the Club winning the competition for a period not exceeding twenty-eight days. The said Trophy shall be returned to the Federation within one month of being presented (The winning club shall be given a replica of the Trophy). The Trophy shall be kept in good condition and proper care taken by the winning team to ensure its safe return to the Federation.

5.4 A Club failing to return the Trophy within the specified time and in good condition shall be fined Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00)
by the JFF Competitions Committee and/or be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further action.

5.5 The Parish Association of the winning Club shall receive a souvenir plaque.

5.6 The winner of the competition shall receive thirty five (35) Gold Medals, the runner-up thirty five (35) Silver Medals and the team coming Third, thirty five (35) Bronze Medals, the Referees officiating in both legs of the Finals shall receive Medals. The four top Clubs in the semi Final round shall be given a Diploma.

5.7 A Fair Play contest for the Sir HOWARD COOKE FAIR PLAY TROPHY shall take place as part of the competition for which the
Competition Committee of the JFF shall issue separate rules. The winner shall be awarded the Fair Play Trophy and a Fair Play Diploma
donated by the Jamaica Football Federation.

ENTRIES

Article 6


6.1     The 2001-2002 National A League is open to the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eight, tenth, place Clubs in the 2000-2001 Craven "A" National A League Competition, and bottom two (2) Clubs from the 2000-2001 Craven "A" Premier League Competition and the four Confederation Champions.

6.2     The Clubs playing in the National "A" League will not be allowed to play in any other competition, unless approved by the Technical Committee.

6.3     The closing date for submission of the original copy of the relevant entry form for the competition shall be October 4, 2001. Clubs, which are eligible, shall indicate in writing on the prescribed Entry Form duly signed by an authorized member of the club and approved by their respective Parish Association.

6.4     The entry fees shall be Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) and shall accompany the entry form. The non-payment of these fees renders the team ineligible.

6.5     The registration of players will only be done in two periods

(i) First Registration ~ September 17 to October 31, 2001
(ii) Second Registration ~January 2-31, 2002. These period will not be extended under any circumstances.


6.6     The Coach for the team shall possess at a maximum a JFF Level Two-Coaching certificate to be eligible to coach in the competition.

6.7     Each club is required to submit a list of a maximum of twenty five (25) players of which a minimum of five of these players shall be born on or after 1st January 1981. Twelve (12) Club Officials are to be registered for the Competition.

6.8     Clubs will be allowed to submit changes to their registration list on EACH WORKING DAY (EXCEPT ON A FRIDAY) of each week after the start of the competition but periods specified in Article 3.5 and 6.5 shall apply. Each change will attract a fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) per person.

6.9 No player shall be allowed to be register with more than one club of an affiliate of the JFF, except in the case of Schoolboy Affiliates, Business House Affiliates, Civil Service Affiliate, Inter Bauxite Affiliate and other Minor Affiliates, approved
formally by the JFF Executive Council.

Note:    Late entries for registration of players will not be accommodated.

WITHDRAWAL, PUNCTUALITY AND PENALTY FOR FAILING TO PLAY

Article 7

7.1 Withdrawals, which are notified less than fourteen (14) days before the opening, date of the competition (September 16th, 2000 for Premier League Clubs and September 30, 2001for National "A" League) will attract a fine of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30, 000.00) and forfeiture of their entry fees.

7.2 A club withdrawing after the start of the competition shall automatically be fined Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) and forfeiture of entry fees. The Club shall also be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further penalties.


7.3 The JFF Executive Council on the advice of the Competition's Committee may nominate a team/s to replace a team/s withdrawing from the Competition. The team/s nominated should have participated in the National 'A' League or Premier League for the 2000/2001 season.

7.4 Teams shall be present at the match venue at least one hour, (1 hr), before the scheduled start of a match. Teams arriving late except in cases of force majeure will incur an automatic fine of ten thousand dollars, ($10,000.00).

7.5 Teams failing to report for a game except in the case of force majeure acceptable by the Competition's Committee shall be fined Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) and forfeiture of match points. The team will also be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further actions to be taken.

7.6 If a team refuses to continue playing or leave the ground before the end of the match, the team shall be considered as having lost the match and the opponents shall be awarded three (3) points with a score of 2-0. However, if the score already attained in the match has a larger goal difference than 2-0 the larger score shall remain valid. The guilty team in addition to forfeiture of the match shall be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further disciplinary actions in accordance with the offense.

DURATION OF MATCHES, EXTRA TIME AND PENALTY KICKS

Article 8

8.1 Each match shall last ninety (90) minutes, two periods of forty-five (45) each with interval as laid down in the Laws of the Game.

8.2 If the result of a match, at the end of the prescribed time is a draw, and in accordance to the provision of the Regulations, extra time shall be played, this shall always consist of two periods of fifteen minutes each with an interval of five minutes at the prescribed time, but not between the periods of extra time. The match shall be considered finished when a goal is scored in extra time.

8.3 If according to the provision of these Regulations, the taking of kicks from the penalty spot, is anticipated in order to determine the winner, the procedure adopted by the International Football Association Board, and published by FIFA shall apply.

RESPONSIBILITY OF HOME TEAM

ARTICLE 9

9.1 The Home Team (i.e. team named first in the fixture) shall be responsible for the following:


a). Ground Preparation:

The ground shall be in good condition both as to the field of play and its appurtenances and shall also be certified by the JFF and conforming to the regulations of the Laws of The Game.

b). The maintenance of safety, law and order and provision of adequate security for the visiting teams, match officials (Referees, Assistant Referees, Match Commissaries, Referee Inspector), and spectators, in providing at least two uniformed Police to be available inside the playing area to assist with crowd control (see g)

c) At-least six ball boys and the provision of a maximum of five FIFA Approved balls, which shall be in accordance with the requirements of Competitions.
** Each Ball Boy shall be at a minimum distance of 20 feet away from a Craven "A" Bill Boards.

d) The field shall be fenced, with the fence being a barrier from spectators. In a worst case there shall be a rope, with either rope or fence at least twelve (12) feet from the touchline.

e) Provide suitable changing rooms for the visiting teams, Referees, and match inspectors.

f) Payment of the required levy of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) home game. The payment of the required levy shall be submitted to the National Secretariat of the JFF within one week (seven days) after the game, as per JFF regulations. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

g) At least eight uniformed Club Officials to assist with crowd control. These Club Officials shall be separate from those on the team bench and shall be strategically placed around the playing area.
(The eight-club official's shirt shall be clearly marked MATCH SECURITY)

h) Shall provide suitable seating for the Match Commissary in a location, which will allow him/her an obstructed view of the Game and the venue. This should be separate and apart from that which is provided for the Fourth Official:

9.2 If the Home Team fails to prepare the field on which the game is to be played except in the case of force majeure - accepted by the Competition Committee, the game shall be awarded to the visiting team with a score of 2-0. The Home Team shall be fined Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00). The team shall be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further penalties.


9.3 The Home Team shall advise the Competitions Committee a maximum of seventy- two (72) hours prior to a scheduled match if for any reason their registered ground shall not be available for the match. The Home Team is responsible for finding a suitable alternate venue acceptable to the JFF.


9.4 The participating teams (Home and Visitor) are responsible for the behavior of the members of their delegation (officials and players) and supporters (spectators) before, during and after each match, from the time they arrive on the grounds until one hour after the game. Players and officials that influence unruly behaviour of their supporters as a result of the performance of the Referee will automatically be fined Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) and be referred to the Disciplinary Committee.

9.4.1 Medical Services:

9.4.2 Certified medical personnel shall be at each venue before the commencement of a game. (Medical Doctor, Nurse, First Aider etc)

9.4.3 Two stretcher-bearers to remove an injured player as quickly as possible, Stretcher-bearers shall enter with a stretcher only when summoned by the Referee.

9.5 Public Address System:

Home teams are required to provide a public address system for the entire event to make announcements when required. This shall be accessible to the Match Commissary in the event of emergencies. The penalty for breach of this regulation shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).

9.6 National Anthem:

The National Anthem shall be played or sung prior to the start of each game with both teams standing in line on either side of the Match Officials. The penalty for this breach shall be two thousand dollars ($2,000.00).

PENALTIES FOR LACK OF DISCIPLINE BY CLUB OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS.

ARTICLE 10

10.1 If a match has to be cancelled as a result of lack of discipline and order inside or outside the grounds, before and/or during the game (incidents such as invasion or attempted invasion by spectators, missile throwing, other incidents etc.). If after investigation by the Competitions Committee, a team is found guilty the game shall be awarded to the other team with a Score of 2-0. Other penalties may be imposed by the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee.


10.2 Any Player and/or Official who make comment's against the Referee/Assistant Referees, Commissaries and Officials of the JFF and the Organizing Committee, which brings the sport into disrepute will automatically be fined Ten Thousand dollars and be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for further penalties.

10.3 The Committees of the JFF shall decide on sanctions against Players and Officials for any breach of the Competitions Regulations and may use evidence of video, statements and Reports from the Match Commissary, the Referees, statements from any JFF Official present at the venue (this can be a verbal presentation to the Committee) and/or any other evidence the Committees may deem necessary to arrive at its decisions.

DEPORTMENT AND CONDUCT OF THE OFFICIALS/PLAYERS ON THE BENCH

ARTICLE 11

11.1 Only the following duly accredited persons are authorized to sit on the team bench
Premier League
" Seven substitute players
" Seven uniformed team officials

National "A" League
" Seven substitute players
" Seven uniformed team officials

Under ~ 21
" Five substitute players
" Seven uniformed team officials

11.2 Only one person at a time is authorized to convey tactical instructions. He shall be in the Technical Area, to which he shall return immediately after doing so.

11.3 Only the Coach or another designated Official named on the match Card is allowed to
stand beside the bench.

11.4 The coach and other officials shall remain within the confines of the technical area
except in special circumstances, for example, an official entering the field of play, with the Referee's permission, to assess an injured player.

11.5 The behaviour of the bench at a game shall be determined in accordance with the Laws of the Game.

QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS

Article 12

12.1 Each Club shall select its players from bona fide, registered players of its club who are also registered for the Craven "A" Premier League Competition. Each club shall indicate names of players who are Professionals/Amateurs and a copy of their Contract lodged with the JFF in accordance with the appropriate JFF regulations and the regulations of FIFA governing amateur and non-amateur players.

12.2 Identification cards issued by the JFF Secretariat shall be produced on request to the Referee and or the Match Commissary for inspection before a player is allowed to participate (i.e. placed on the match card) in the match.

12.3 Each player shall complete a Medical Examination pre-season. A copy of the Medical Certificate shall accompany his registration.

12.4 Each Club is required to have Insurance Coverage (Medical or Disability) for players participating in the competition.

12.5 All players whether amateur or non-amateur shall have a signed contract with his club to become eligible for participation in the competition. This contract shall include Insurance Coverage (Medical and Personal Accident) for the player.

PLAYER CATEGORY
Kindly Consult Memorandum Dated September 13, 2001

13.1 The JFF shall determine each player's status.

13.2 Every player designated as non-amateur player shall have a written contract with the club employing him. Such contracts shall be financial contracts concluded for a period of no less than four years, and at any rate should not expire before June 30, 2003. These contracts shall be provided to the JFF and upon demand made available to FIFA. The JFF may under exceptional circumstances exercise discretion to the contract period of a player and the club.

13.3 The JFF may stipulate additional provisions to be included in every contract between a club and a non-amateur player registered with the JFF.

DOMESTIC TRANSFER CERTIFICATE

ARTICLE 14
14.1 An amateur or non-amateur player being transferred between two clubs affiliated to the JFF shall obtain a transfer certificate from the club he last represented. Where the player has not participated in any local competition prior to the first August 1998 a transfer certificate is not required.

14.2 A club wishing to engage the services of a player who is at present under contract with another club shall, before commencing any negotiations with that player be obliged to inform his club in writing of its interest.

14.3 For any confirmed violation of the foregoing obligation the offending club will be subject to a fine of at least twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).

14.4 In the case of a player whose employment contract has expired, neither he nor any prospective new club is required to notify his former club of any negotiations he is personally conducting.

14.5 However once the player has signed a new contract with a new club, the new club is obliged to contact the club to which compensation is possible due under the terms of Article 14.6.

14.6 Transfer Regulation for 2001/2002

The following transfer fees shall apply: -
$
a) Current National Players 40 and over National games 130 000.00
b) Current National Players 21 to 39 National games 75 000.00
c) Current National Players 11 to 20 National games 50 000.00
d) Current National Players 1 to 10 National Games 40 000.00
e) Premier League players for over four (4) Seasons whose
last club represented was in the Premier League of previous
season and last club is still in the Premier league 40 000.00
f) Premier League players for under 4 Season whose last
club is still in Premier league 25 000.00
g) A-League to Premier League 20 000.00
h) Parish League to Premier- League 20 000.00
g) Parish League to A- League 15 000.00
h) Junior Nationals To Any League 40 000.00
i) Parish to Parish 12 000.00
j) Club to Club in same Parish 7 000.00

Note: (i) Current means that a player is active over the past two season (since August 99) with
National Programme.
(ii) All transaction will be effective the first day after the Final of the 2000/2001
National Premier League

14.7 All Transfers will attract an administrative fee as listed below.
(i) Non amateur player $10,000.00
(ii) Amateur player $3,000.00
(iii) Twenty percent of these fees shall be paid to the Parish Association from which the club is affiliated.

14.8 No transfer of players between Premier League Clubs, 'A' League Clubs or Parish Association's Clubs will be allowed after the 31st January 2002.


14.9 PLAYERS ON LOAN

14.9.1 Under the provisions of these regulations, the loan of a player by one club to another constitutes a transfer. A transfer certificate shall therefore be issued:

(a) Whenever a player leaves a Club to join another Club to which he has been released on loan.

(b) Whenever, on expiry of the period of loan, a player rejoins the club, which released him on loan.

14.9.2 The conditions governing the loan of a non-amateur player (duration of the loan, obligations to which the loan is subject) shall be regulated by concluding a separate written contract

14.9.3 A club who has accepted a player on a loan basis is not entitled to transfer him to a third club without the written authorization of the club, which loaned.

14.9.4 A player may not be validly loaned by one club to another for a period of less than three months unless the termination of the loan is arranged to coincide with the end of the current sport season.

COMPENSATION

Article 15

15.1 If a non-amateur player concludes a contract with a new club his former club shall be entitled to compensation for his training and /or development.

15.2 If an amateur player concludes a contract with a new club, which he joins in a non-amateur capacity, his former club shall be entitled to compensation for his development.

15.3 If an amateur player is transferred to another club and has the same amateur status there, his former club shall have no claim to compensation unless otherwise provided for under these regulations.

15.4 If an amateur player who has been transferred as such to another club assumes non-amateur status within three years of his transfer to this club, his former club shall be entitled to compensation for his development from the club at which he assumes non-amateur status.


15.5 The period of three years mentioned in 15.4 above applies only if and as from the day a player has reached the age of fourteen years.

15.6 If the player's former club considered it is entitled to compensation for development under the terms of 15.4 above it shall file its claims within twelve (12) months from the day the player has turned non-amateur, otherwise its request will be rejected. This provision however, will not apply if a club has failed to full fill the obligations stipulated in Article 14.3.

15.7 The amount of compensation mentioned at 15.1 above shall be in accordance with article 14.6. Any agreement made between a player and his former club or between a third party and the former club regarding the amount of compensation shall be disregarded.

15.8 Any other agreement concluded between two clubs regarding the amount of compensation provided for by these regulations shall be brought to the attention of the JFF.

15.9 A JFF Arbitration Board shall settle any dispute that may arise between the two clubs within sixty days of the notice regarding the dispute, which shall be presented to the JFF in writing.
15.10
15.11 INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION TRANSFER CERTIFICATES
15.12 Kindly Consult Memorandum Dated September 13, 2001
Article16

REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS
Article 17

Registration of players constitutes the following:

17.1 Registration Form with the complete names of Player(s) and Officials signed by the President/Manager and the Secretary of the Club.

17.2 Each Player shall affix his normal signature to the Registration Form.

17.3 Two (2) passport size pictures should accompany the Registration Form for all newly registered player(s), and one picture for all other previous Registered Player(s). Properly completed transfer form where required (See Article 11 and Article 13).

17.4 The President/Secretary of the respective Parish Association shall sign and approve the Registration Form indicating Affiliation Status and bona fide character of players.

17.5 A Player(s) Registration will not be considered as being complete until old/expired I.D's are returned to the J.F.F. Clubs should indicate in writing any problems with rendering their I.D's to the Competition Committee who will make a ruling.

17.6 A registered player is a bona fide member of a Club and has signed a registration form for the Club and have received an official Identification Card with players, Photograph duly signed and authorized by the J.F.F. Secretariat Organizing Committee.

17.7 Player(s) signing two (2) or more Registration Forms for different Clubs or otherwise indicating transferring to two (2) different Clubs will not be considered registered for any club. If the player is found guilty after investigation by the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee of the JFF, will be fined up to a maximum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) plus other measures as determined by the Committee, and will pay to the offending Club(s) such cost as is incurred during the incident, approved by the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee.

17.8 If after investigation a club is found guilty of misrepresenting the eligibility of a player, the club will be fined Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).

17.9 Clubs replacing registered player(s) with new player(s) will get new player(s) Identification Card(s) only when Identification Card(s) for player(s) being replaced is/are returned to the JFF.

17.10 Players shall have a contract with their respective club and the said contract shall be lodged with the JFF Secretariat prior to the start of the season. The contract should at maximum include basic agreements between player and club including but not limited to insurance coverage, medical provisions, training provisions and transportation.

Note: Photocopy documents shall be valid for fourteen days only, after which original documents shall be lodged with the JFF.

PENALTIES FOR USING ILLEGAL PLAYERS
Article 18

18.1 A player is considered illegal if: -

18.1.1 He is serving a suspension, as per Regulations to JFF, Confederation, Parish Association or Minor Affiliates and the said suspension shall be confirmed by the JFF to the player and his club.

18.1.2 His registration is not authorized, or was based on incorrect information that was provided by himself and or his club.

18.1.3 He is summoned to appear before any Committee of the JFF and is not authorized to play until an appearance before the said committee.

18.2 Teams using illegal player(s) will automatically lose the game and for each game the illegal player(s) was used they shall be considered as having lost the match and the opponents shall be awarded three (3) points with a score of 2-0. However, if the opponent's score already attained in the match has a larger goal difference than 2-0 then the higher score shall remain valid.
DOPING
Article 19

19.1 Doping before or during the competition is forbidden.

19.2 Doping is using, or distributing in a company of certain drugs or substance (list provided by the JFF), which would have an effect of artificially improving the player's physical condition, and so augmenting artificially his athletic performance.

19.3 All players in a team, including the seven-(7) reserves (Substitute players) shall be subjected to anti-doping control in accordance with the provisions of the anti-doping regulations.
19.4 Anti-doping controls may be carried out following a detailed procedure, the test to include the collection of urine sample, the method and analysis and the use of accredited laboratory being in accordance with the special regulations issued by FIFA.

19.5 The JFF Medical Committee shall issue appropriate guidelines for teams to observe, and will make random anti-doping control test of players and or teams in the competition.

19.6 Any player refusing to undergo the anti-doping control test or any person and, or team, found guilty may be suspended by the Competition committee from the competition, based on existing guideline of the Executive Council, and the recommendation of the Medical Committee of the JFF. Other measures may be imposed in accordance with the gravity and the repeat of the violation(s).

COLOR OF SHIRT AND SHORTS, NUMBERING

Article 20

20.1 Each player of a team shall wear the registered colours of his Club. The colours and its arrangement plus the alternate colour arrangement shall be submitted and shown on the standard Entry Form.

20.2 When in the opinion of the JFF or its authorized representative Committee or for television purposes the colours of the two opposing teams might lead to confusion the Away Team shall change.

20.3 Teams shall take to each match its two, (2), outfits. The team named first is regarded as the home team and have first right to using its home colours, which is acknowledged in its registration, at the start of the season. Visiting team shall wear contrasting colours to the home team. However in exceptional cases, such as for television purposes, the J.F.F. Official or Match Commissary can request the home team to wear its alternate colours. If there is a need for either team to change outfit and the alternate is not present, the guilty team will be fined ten thousand dollars, ($10,000) and may be referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee for further actions.




20.4 The players shall wear numbers (1 to 50) on their jersey (height 24-cm at back) and shall wear it on their shorts (height 10-cm at right side on front) in accordance with the instructions given by the JFF.

20.5 Advertising on sports clothing may be allowed, provided written permission is granted by the JFF and the guidelines and regulations on sports clothing are strictly adhered.

20.6 For the Craven "A" Premier League, the Craven "A" Logo shall be printed on the player's uniform on the front of the shirt in the prescribed position and dimension indicated by the Sponsor through the J.F.F. Secretariat. Any team not adhering adequately to this requirement shall be referred to the JFF Competitions /Disciplinary Committee.

Please note for Televised games no Craven "A" Logo shall be worn on the player's shirt.

REFEREES AND ASSISTANT REFEREES

Article 21

21.1 Referees and Assistant Referees for the matches of the JFF Craven "A" Premier League shall be selected by the JFF Referees Committee in consultation with the Competitions Committee. Only FIFA and Grade One Referees passing the appropriate Cooper test shall officiate in the middle, unless decided otherwise by the Referee's Committee in consultation with the Competitions Committee.

21.2 Priority shall be given to the Matches of the Craven "A" Premier League & National "A" League over all other local competitions by Referees and Assistant Referees so appointed.

21.3 If the Referee becomes unfit before or during a match of the competition he shall be replaced by the reserve Referee as determined in advance, providing that he fulfills the provisions in (Article 21.1).

21.4 After each match the Referee shall complete the Official Report Form and hand it directly to the National Secretariat at the JFF office within twenty-four (24) hours.

21.5 The Referee shall ensure that the reports of caution and expulsion from the field are precise and clear and the specific breach of the Laws of the Game noted.

21.6 After each match the Referee shall advise the Match Commissary of the exact breaches for cautions and expulsions from the field of play and the said Match Commissary shall advise the Club(s) representative immediately after receiving such information.

21.7 A Referee failing to honor his match fixture, without prior notification and approval by the Competitions Committee, or force majeure acceptable by the Competition Committee shall be removed from the panel of Craven "A" Premier League Referees and referred to the JFF Referee's Committee for further penalties.

21.8 The decisions of the JFF Referee's Committee shall be Final, and not subject to appeal of the Referees decision on matters, which are factual in a game and in accordance with the FIFA Regulations.

MEDIA (PRESS, RADIO, TELEVISION, FILM)

Article 22

22.1 Assignment of Rights in Photograph, Motion Pictures and Telecast

With respect to every player who has entered into a player Contract with a Club, such Club shall assign to the JFF the copyright and all rights in the nature of copyright in all photography, motion pictures and telecasts created in pursuance of every such Player Contract. Such rights shall include, but not limited to, rights of sale, reproduction, use and distribution, and these rights shall immediately vest in the JFF upon such assignment. In addition, such assignment shall be for the full term of copyright and such rights therein and all renewals or extensions thereof.

22.2.1 Permission from the Jamaica Football Federation shall be requested for broadcasting television recording, closed circuit televising, cassettes televising, video taping, filming and sound recording the matches of the competition, and for advertising during the competition. These form part of the gross receipts and corresponding statutory provisions that shall be observed.
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JFF MEDIA REQUEST

ARTICLE 23

23.1 HALF TIME FLASH INTERVIEW

Before the second half starts, the Match Commissary may request the coach to attend a FLASH INTERVIEW, which will be held near the pitch entrance/exit. The coach can however refuse this request Without prejudice.

END OF MATCH FLASH INTERVIEW

23.1.1 A request will be made by the Match Commissary for the coach and /or players to attend this interview, which will be held near the pitch entrance/exit. This request cannot be rejected.

23.1.2 If a coach refuses to give an interview after the match he will be fined five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). In cases of repetition the coach will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee.

23.1.3 If a player refuses to give an interview after the match he will be fined two thousand dollars ($2,000.00). In cases of repetition the player will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee.
23.2 DURING THE MATCH

The Match Commissary will be in contact with a team official (designated by the team) to provide information for the media.

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS & COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

Article 24

24.1 A list of persons for complimentary tickets shall be decided upon by the Competitions Committee.

24.2 The necessary number of front seats in the best position shall be reserved for members of the Jamaica Football Federation's Executive Council, the Standing Committees and the Sponsors as decided by the JFF.

24.3 The Clubs participating in the Semi-Final and Final rounds are entitled to seventy (70) complimentary tickets. Absolutely no Identification Cards will be used for Semi-Final and Finals for club officials and players.

24.4 Parish Associations and Affiliates shall be given ten (10) Craven "A" Premier League Identification passes each, with the exception of KSAFA which will be given (20) to enable entrance to all J.F.F Matches (except international matches where passes will be issued.)

MATCH REVENUE

Article 25

25.1 The revenue of matches shall consist of: -

25.1.1 The proceeds of entrance tickets of all games

25.1.2 The sum of media contract and promotional sponsorship concluded by the JFF.

25.1.3 The sum of the contract for ground advertising concluded by Clubs (where possible) in the Zone and Group games or the JFF in the matches of the Semi-Final and Final Rounds.

25.2 These sources of revenue shall form the total receipts and where applicable
(i.e. Final Round), flow into the finance pool, to be held in trust by the JFF.

25.3 The rights of the matches in the end of round Final, Semi-Final and Final Rounds are held exclusively by the JFF.

25.4 The rights to the gates of the preliminary matches shall belong exclusively to the clubs unless otherwise decided by the JFF.
25.5 The rights to advertising at club venues will only belong exclusively to the clubs subject to approval of the JFF.
TEAM LEVY

Article 23

26.1 The following expenses shall be deducted, from the gross receipts in accordance with JFF Regulations.

MATCH COST

Article 23

26.1 PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

26.1.1 Hire and preparation of grounds

26.1.2 A levy of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for each Home Match shall be paid to the JFF within two weeks. Failure to comply will attract a twenty percent (20%) penalty.

26.1.3 Promotional expenses

26.1.4 The participating teams may conclude private reciprocal arrangement of cost such as subsidy for transportation, meals, accommodation and include all expense cost.

26.2 END OF ROUND FINAL, SEMIFINAL AND FINAL ROUND

26.2.1 Hire and preparation of grounds

26.2.2 The fees and transportation cost of Referee and Assistant Referees.

26.2.2 Promotional expenses

26.2.3 2% reserve for contingencies

26.2.4 Medical and doping control expenses.

26.2.5 Accident Insurance for JFF Officials, Match Officials and JFF Guests.

26.2.6 Spectator accident and legal protection insurance.

26.2.7 The game operating expenses which shall include but not limited to cashiers, security, gate-men, event coordinators, refreshment, accommodation, meals and transportation for officials.

26.3 The receipts according to Article 26.1 and the expenses according to Article 26.2 of the Regulations shall be compared and the profit/loss shall be shared as follows: -

26.3.1 Preliminary Matches: 100% to the participating teams.

26.3.2 End of round Final, semi-Final and Final matches: 70% of the net profit to the JFF and 30% shall be shared equally between the clubs participating in the afore-mentioned games.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMPETITION

Article 27

27.1 The Competitions Committee, comprising a Chairman and other members appointed by the Executive of the JFF on the recommendation of the President
shall be responsible for organizing the Competition.

27.2 The Competitions Committee shall delegate the day to day administration of the league to the appointed General Secretary/ or his/her designate who will see to the proper functioning and administration of the League as per Regulations of the Craven "A" Premier and National 'A' League Competitions, and under the guidance of the Competitions Committee.

27.3 The Competition Committee shall appoint one member who along with the Chairman of the Committee and the General Secretary or his/her designate may deal with emergencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE:

Article 28

28.1 The Competitions Committee shall amongst other matters, be responsible for the following:-

28.1 .1 All stages of the competition.

28.1.2 Imposing penalties (to caution, to fine, to censure, to suspend, to expel) and fines in accordance with these Regulations (the Constitution of the JFF and the JFF Rules and Regulations) except those matters referred to the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee of the JFF.

28.1.3 Making decision, in consultation with the JFF Medical Committee, in all cases of breaches of the doping regulations and guidelines.

28.1.4 Replacing teams that have withdrawn.

28.1.5 Considering all protest.
28.1.6 Appointment of Match Commissaries

28.1.7 Deciding in cases of force majeure

28.1.8 Establishing relevant Groups when necessary

28.1.9 Approving venues and club grounds for matches, in accordance with the JFF guidelines on safety.

28.1.10 Fixing venues, dates and times of matches where necessary.

28.1.11 Seeing to the development and publication of the official booklet before the season and the Technical report at the end of the season.

28.1.12 Set guidelines for the registration of teams and the approval of appropriate identification for players and officials.

28.1.13 Ensure that only registered players and officials of teams are allowed in the inner perimeter of the playing field (team benches). Home teams are to ensure that this practice is maintained. Failure to ensure compliance will incur a penalty to be decided by the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee.

28.2 All registration forms shall be submitted to the General Secretary/or his/her designate acting on behalf of the Competitions Committee will authorize all registration as per Regulations.

28.3 The General Secretary or his/her designate acting as National Coordinator will have the responsibility to monitor Match Commissaries and report to the Competition Committee.

28.4 The General Secretary/ or his/her designate will authorize all Identification Cards.

28.5 All complaints from clubs shall be addressed in writing to the General Secretary / or his/her designate who will have the responsibility to have the matter dealt with through the appropriate channels.

28.6 The JFF reserves the right to change a venue for any game in the interest of the smooth running of the competition.

COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
Article 29

29.1 The Complaints and Disciplinary Committee of the JFF shall deal with matters referred to it, and with all match incidents as per Regulation of the Competition.

29.2 The Complaints and Disciplinary Committee shall regard the provision set out below as maximum penalties and shall undertake to apply these maximum penalties imposed for infringements to which it refers.

29.2.1 The Committee is empowered to impose harsher sanctions where the offense warrants it.

29.2.2 Extenuating or aggravating circumstances shall be taken into consideration.

29.2.3 Repetition shall automatically entail a harsher penalty.

29.2.4 The decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be Final and not subject to appeal if they concern the caution, censure, fine of up to thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00), or suspension (up to six matches or one month, whichever is greater) of Players, Clubs, Referees or Officials in connection with match incidents.

29.3 If a player is cautioned by the Referee (without expulsion) for: (1) Criticism of the Referee's decision (2) Insulting remarks concerning other players, spectators or Referees, (3) Enters or reenters the field of play without notifying the Referee, (4) unsporting gestures.
a) PUNISHMENT: To confirm the caution and fine

b) CASE OR REPETITION: To suspend for one match and a fine.

29.4 If a player is expelled by the Referee for: (1) Repeatedly contesting the Referee's decision, (2) Leaving the field of play in protest without previously notifying the Referee, (3) Repeated unsporting behaviour despite previous caution by the Referee.

a) PUNISHMENT: To suspend for one match and a fine.

b) CASE OR REPETITION: To suspend for two (2) matches and a fine.

29.5 If a player refuses to give his name to the Referee.
a) PUNISHMENT: To suspend for one match and a fine

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for two (2) matches and a fine.

29.6 If a player is expelled by the Referee for: (1) Unsporting behaviour (without previous caution); (2) Insulting players or spectators.

a) PUNISHMENT: To suspend for one match and a fine.

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for two (2) matches and a fine.



29.7 If a player is expelled by the Referee for: Insulting or molesting the Referee:

a) PUNISHMENT: To suspend for two (2) matches and a fine.

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for four (4) matches and a fine.

29.8 If a player is expelled by the Referee for: Violence against a player or spectator:

a) PUNISHMENT: To suspend for three (3) matches and a fine.

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend six (6) matches and a fine.

29.9 If a player is expelled by the Referee for: (1) Assaulting the Referee, (2) Assaulting an assistant Referee; (3) A serious act of violence against players or spectators (brawl or serious incident).

a) PUNISHMENT: To suspend for twelve (12) months and a fine.

b) CASE OF REPETITION: Double the punishment.

c) IN VERY SERIOUS CASES: To suspend the Player "sine die".

29.10 Misconduct of a whole team or if the whole team abandons the field of play as a demonstration of protest or refusal to continue the match.

PUNISHMENT: Forfeit and attribution of three (3) points to the opposing
team according to the Regulations of this Competition. The
players and Officials to be dealt with by the Complaints and Disciplinary Committee in relation to further disciplinary punishment.

29.11 If the infringements are committed before kick-off or after the match is over, the same sanctions shall apply as those for the same infringements committed during the match.

29.12 The Disciplinary Sanctions which may be imposed on Clubs are: (1) caution, (2)
censure, (3) fine, (4) cancellation of the match (with the obligation of a replay if need be), (5) deduction or cancellation of points, (6) forfeit of a match, in which case a score of 2-0 will be given (however, if the score already attained in the match has a larger goal difference than this, it, shall remain valid), (7) a ban on the ground, (8) organizing matches to be played with the exclusion of the public, (9) organizing matches to be played on neutral ground, (10) a ban from taking part in a the current and/or future competition. These penalties may be combined.

29.13 The disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed on persons are; (1) a caution, (2) a censure, (3) a fine, (4) suspension for specified number of matches and/or a specified period, (5) a temporary suspension or, for life from all official functions. These penalties may be combined.

29.14 Suspension shall come into effect immediately. An exception may be made with regard to suspension against which an appeal has been lodged in conformity with the appropriate regulations, if such an appeal is possible. A suspension may always be imposed for a specified period of time, rather than for a certain number of matches.

DISCIPLINARY POLICY APPLICABLE FOR INFRINGEMENTS OR
INCIDENTS AT MATCHES.

Article 30

30.1 Caution (without expulsion) of a player by the Referee for: (1) Unsporting behaviour; (2) persistent infringement; (3) criticism of the Referee's or assistant Referee decision, protests, etc.; (4) disparaging remarks concerning Referees, assistant Referee, other players, or any persons present at the match;(5) enters or renters the field without the Referees permission; (6) act of gamesmanship (time wasting); (7) leaving the field of play without notifying the Referee; (8) other unsporting behaviour (feigning, making rude gestures to the public etc.)

a) PUNISHMENT: To confirm the caution and a fine of a maximum five hundred dollars ($500.00)

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for one match and a fine of a maximum one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)

30.2 Second caution during the same match resulting in expulsion by the Referee (even if is not the same type of offense).

a) PUNISHMENT: To confirm the expulsion, suspend for at least one match and a fine of a maximum one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for two matches and a fine of a maximum two thousand dollars ($2,000.00).

30.3 Expulsion of a player by the Referee for: (1) serious foul play; (2) spits at an opponent or any other person; (3) violent conduct; (4) persistent protests against the Referee's or assistant Referee's decisions; (5) disparaging remarks concerning Referees, assistant Referee's, other players, or any persons; (7) repeated acts of gamesmanship (time wasting, deliberate hand ball etc.); (9) leaving the field of play in protest without notifying the Referee; (10) insulting players, team officials, or any person present at the match; (11) other serious acts of unsporting behaviour (feigning, making rude gestures to the public).

a) PUNISHMENT: To confirm the expulsion, suspend for at least one match and a
fine of a maximum one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for two matches and fine of a maximum two thousand dollars ($2,000.00)

30.4 Expulsion of a player by the Referee for insulting the Referee and or Assistant
Referee.

a) PUNISHMENT: To confirm the expulsion, suspend for at least two matches and a fine of a maximum one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

b) CASE OF REPETITION: To suspend for at least four matches and a fine of
maximum two thousand dollars $2,000.00).

30.5 Expulsion of a player by the Referee for violence against another player, team officials or any other persons present at the match.

a) PUNISHMENT: To confirm the expulsion, suspend for at least two matches and

 

AMMENDMENTS FOR JFF COMPETITIONS AND JFF AFFILIATED COMPETITIONS

 

 AMMENDMENTS FOR JFF COMPETITIONS

PENALTIES FOR LACK OF DISCIPLINE BY PLAYERS, CLUB OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS.

10.1 If a match has to be cancelled as a result of lack of discipline and order inside or outside the grounds, before or during
the game (incidents such as invasion or attempted invasion by spectators, missile throwing, other incidents etc.) and if after
investigation by the JFF a team is found guilty, the game shall be awarded to the other team with a score of 2-0. The guilty
team shall be a fined One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00). Other penalties may be imposed by the JFF.

However, if both teams are found guilty the match shall not be replayed and points shall not be awarded to either team
and a fine of One Hundred Thousand dollars shall be imposed on each team.

 

PHYSICAL ABUSE OF MATCH OFFICIALS (REFEREES, ASSISTANT REFEREES, MATCH COMMISSARIES, JFF OFFICIAL).

Physical abuse of Match Officials inside or outside the grounds, before, during or one hour after the game by players,

Club Officials and Spectators will be punished as follows:

(i)                  Minimum ~ Deduction of six (6) Points and a fine of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50 000) to be imposed
on the guilty team/s.

(ii)                Maximum ~ Expulsion for Three (3) years and a fine of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100 000) to
be imposed on the guilty team/s.

The JFF will take into consideration the seriousness of the incident in determining the punishment to be administered

AMMENDMENTS FOR JFF AFFILIATED COMPETITIONS

PENALTIES FOR LACK OF DISCIPLINE BY PLAYERS CLUB OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS.

10.1 If a match has to be cancelled as a result of lack of discipline and order inside or outside the Grounds, before
or during the game (incidents such as invasion or attempted invasion by spectators, missile throwing, other incidents etc.)
and if after investigation by the JFF/Parish Association a team is found guilty, the game shall be awarded to the other team
with a score of 2-0. The guilty team shall be fined a minimum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00).

Other penalties may be imposed by the JFF/Parish Association. However, if both teams are found guilty the match shall not be
replayed and points shall not be awarded to either team and a minimum fine of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) shall be
imposed on each team.

PHYSICAL ABUSE OF MATCH OFFICIALS (REFEREES, ASSISTANT REFEREES, MATCH COMMISSARIES, JFF OFFICIAL).

 Physical abuse of Match Officials before, during or one hour after the game by players, Club Officials and Spectators will
be punished as follows:

 (i)                  Minimum ~ Deduction of six (6) Points and a fine of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be imposed on the guilty team/s.

(ii)                Maximum ~ Expulsion for three (3) years and a fine of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) to be imposed on the guilty team/s.

The JFF/Parish Association will take into consideration the seriousness of the incident in determining the punishment
to be administered

Revised March 7, 2002

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