Following the roll out of Match Based Disciplinary procedures in the National League System over recent seasons and the successful completion of a two year pilot scheme at lower levels of football, the FA Council agreed that from the start of the 2012-13 season all football will receive Match Based suspensions, i.e. Saturday, Sunday, Midweek and Youth. This has improved the consistency of sanctions throughout all levels of the game across the Country and ensures that suspensions that are imposed on players are fair and in proportion to the offence they have been charged with.
The FA Discipline Handbook 2012-13
To help Clubs understand the procedures and regulations of both the Match Based and Period Based systems, the Football Association have published an electronic handbook which can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
If you cannot find the answer to your question, or would like any further information, please contact a member of the Governance Team on 01603 704050 or alternatively email Matt.Carpenter@NorfolkFA.com.