Huws Gray Alliance Rules and Regulations

  1. LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP

    (a) The combination of Association Football Clubs shall be designated “HUWS GRAY CYMRU ALLIANCE” and shall consist of not more than 16 clubs (as per FAW directive). All member clubs shall have their names and particulars returned annually by the appointed date to the Football Association of Wales.

 (b) No reserve team of any club shall be eligible for membership.

 (c) All clubs will be subject to ground criteria as per the FAW tier two ground criteria

(d) Clubs seeking membership of the Huws Gray Cymru Alliance with have their ground inspected by the FAW as the FAW pyramid regulations

 (e) Any member club not maintaining the standards set for by the FAW will be excluded at the end of the season.

 (f) The Management Committee may if they desire, following each Annual General Meeting, appoint two members to serve on a joint FAW Liaison Committee

  1. Application Fee - Annual Subscription.

 (a) Clubs intending to re-apply or resign from the League must do so in writing by the 30th. April in each year. Any club resigning from the League for any reason after applying shall be fined as per FAW rules and will forfeit the League subscription fee, unless a satisfactory and acceptable explanation for its resignation is received by the Management Committee. Application fees are due on or before the AGM

 (b) The annual subscription as determined by the Management Committee shall be payable on or before the Annual General Meeting in each year. Clubs failing to comply with (a) or (c) above will automatically incur a fine of £50.00 and/or otherwise be dealt with by the Management Committee.

  1. Officers.

    Officers of the league will be selected by the management committee who will advertise any vacant position and interview applicants as required.
  2. Management, Nomination and Election
  3. The Management Committee of the Huws Gray Cymru Alliance League shall consist of three members elected annually from clubs in membership. One from a club in the North Wales Coast area, one from a club in the Central Wales area and one from a club in the North-East Wales area. A Secretary, Referees Secretary, Fixture Secretary and Treasurer shall be appointed by the committee, but will not have a vote. The three club candidates shall be nominated by a club in their own area, to the secretary not later than 30th April in each year. Names of those nominated shall be circulated with the notice of the Annual General Meeting. Should there be more than one nomination in an area, then clubs in that area will then vote on the member that they want to represent them for the period concerned. The election of Management Committee members shall be by ballot if necessary. Candidates who are representative of clubs in contention for membership of the League the following season will be allowed to be nominated for membership of the Management Committee, but will only be allowed to stand if their club is elected into membership at the Annual General Meeting. The Management Committee shall fill any vacancy on the Management Committee. This includes the replacement of any member leaving the League due to the promotion/relegation or resignation of his club. Any member so appointed shall serve for the remainder of that particular season. All club representatives shall be elected annually.

 (b) The League Chairman will be elected at either the last meeting of the season or the first meeting of the following season

 (c) No club shall have more than one representative on the Management Committee.

 (d) A member of the Management Committee must be a member of the Board of Directors or Management Committee or Secretary/Treasurer of a club in membership of the League.

 (e) The Management Committee shall have powers to appoint officials as seen fit.

 (f) Any Management Committee member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings without reasonable excuse will automatically lose their position on the Management Committee.

 (g) Any life member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings will lose their right to vote 

  THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL CONSIST OF:

  1. President
  2. Life Vice Presidents (max 2)
  3. Chairman
  4. Vice Chairman
  5. Secretary
  6. Referees Secretary
  7. Registration Secretary
  8. Treasurer
  9. Life Members (max 5)
  10. Three Club Representatives (one from each area - North East Wales—North Wales Coast - Central Wales)
  11. Powers of the Management Committee.

 (a) The Management Committee shall conduct the business of the League, five to form a quorum (one of which must be a club representative) and they shall have the power to deal with all matters of management covered by these rules. In the event of voting being equal, the Chairman for the time being shall have a second or casting vote. The Management Committee shall fill any vacancy that occurs in their body, in accordance with Rule 4.

(b) In the event of an emergency, a sub-committee appointed by the Management Committee and consisting of two of the officers of the League, shall have the power to give a ruling. In the event of one or both of the officers appointed, the Chairman and Secretary can appoint a replacement (or replacements) under the same terms given to the Management Committee as per above.

 (c) The Management Committee shall meet as often as is necessary.

 (d) The Management Committee shall have the power to apply, act upon and enforce the rules of the League and shall have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the league including any not provided for by the rules.

 (e) All decisions of the Management Committee shall be binding, subject to the right of appeal to the Football Association of Wales (in accordance with Rule 15). Decisions must be notified, in writing (including email attachments), to all concerned within seven working days.

 (f) All fines and charges shall be received by the League within seven working days of the date of notification of imposition (unless otherwise ordered). Any club or person committing a breach of this rule shall be liable to such penalties as the Management Committee may impose.

 (g) A club having failed to comply with an order or instruction of the Management Committee within twenty-one days of receipt of notice of such order, or within twenty-one days of an operative date specified in that order shall not be allowed to play or take part in the business of the league until the order has been completed with and a reason for the delay has been furnished to the Secretary who shall submit it to the Management Committee for their adjudication. Except where otherwise mentioned, all communication shall be addressed to the Secretary, who shall conduct the correspondence of the League and keep a record of its proceedings.

 (h) A club failing to attend satisfactorily to the business and/or the correspondence of the League shall be liable to be fined or otherwise dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee (subject to rules). A reply to any correspondence must be received within seven business days

 (i) Members of the Management Committee shall be paid reasonable travelling expenses. Such expenses shall be paid from League funds at the current rate for match officials

 (j) The League, through the Management Committee, shall, from time to time, be empowered by subscription, levy or otherwise, to require members to contribute such sum or sums of money to the funds of the League, as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the League. Such contributions by members shall be collected by deducting such contributions from sums due to members or by whatever other means the Management Committee shall think fit. If applicable, value added tax at the appropriate rate shall be added to any sums to be contributed from members.

 (k) A member club or player ordered by the League to provide a written response to a charge preferred by the League, or a protest, appeal, claim or complaint lodged with the League by a club or player, must do so within SEVEN business days of the date of the letter from the League requesting the written response. Such written response must stipulate whether or not the club requires a personal hearing. Should a club or player fail to provide a written response within the stipulated seven business days, they will be deemed to have denied the charge of misconduct or allegation contained in the protest, appeal, claim or complaint lodged and the League will take the required steps to convene a hearing at which the club or player will be required to attend.

(l) The Management Committee shall have the power to arrange representative matches at their discretion.
(m) Communication from the league will be made electronically by email
(n) Any club or player failing to reply to the league with SEVEN business days will be fined TWENTY POUNDS

  1. Annual General Meeting.

    a. The Annual General Meeting shall normally be held before the 1st July. At this meeting, the following business shall be transacted:
    b. The minutes of the preceding Annual General Meeting, having been circulated, to be confirmed, and business arising there from dealt with
    c. Representation and adoption of the Annual Report, Balance sheet and Statement of Account of the League for the ensuing season.
    d. Election of the Management Committee, by ballot if necessary and Auditors
    e, Commencement of the League season.
    f. Alteration of rules, if any (of which notice has been given).
    g. A copy of the duly audited Balance Sheet, Statement of Accounts and Agenda, shall be forwarded to each club at least seven business days prior to the meetining
    h. Each member club shall send one delegate with the power to vote and may send two further observers who can participate but not vote in the meeting. The delegate and the observers representing the club must be members of the Board of Directors or Management Committee or Secretary/Treasurer of the club in membership of the League.
    i. Clubs who have withdrawn their membership of the League during the season being concluded or who are not continuing membership, shall be entitled to attend but shall vote only on matters relating to the season being concluded (i.e. items 1 and 2 on the agenda)
    j. I n event of an equality of votes being recorded, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a second or easting vote.
    k. Any club failing to be represented at the Annual General Meeting will be fined £100.00. A club failing to be represented at three consecutive Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings and or Special Meetings called in accordance with these rules without satisfactory reasons being given, shall be further dealt with as the Management Committee may determine.
    l. Clubs wishing to change or alter rules at the Annual General Meeting must submit notice of motion in writing, to the Secretary by 30" March in every year.
    m. Rules changes must receive at least seventy five percent of the votes to be carried (FAW rule)

    7. Qualification of players

PLAYER REGISTRATIONS
A Player must be correctly registered before they can play for a club in official matches.  Any Player not registered will be considered ineligible and the
appropriate actions will be taken. Players are registered as either a
Professional or an Amateur. To register, a player and a club must complete the applicable player registration Form as issued by the FA W from time to time. By registering for a Club, a Player agrees to abide by FA W Rules. A Player may only register for one club at a time, with one of the exceptions being: • A player may also register for the same or a different club as a youth player (Includes players aged 16, 17 and 18 or players who are turning 19 during a season). A Player may be registered with a maximum of 3 clubs during a season but during that period may only participate in Official Matches for 2 clubs.

TRANSFERS
 A player registered for one club must complete the transfer process should he or she wish to register for a different club in Wales. A club intending to approach a player must give 7 days’ written notice to a player’s former club. Negotiations with a player may commence once the 7 days’ written notice has expired and must stop after 21 days have elapsed since the date the
initial notice  was served. 7 Days’ notice must expire during the applicable registration period.  A club cannot approach more than one player from the same club at the same time.  A club is also not allowed to approach another player at the same club until 21 days have elapsed since the date of the initial 7 days’ notice. A club is not allowed to give 7 days’ notice to the same club in respect of the same player during the  same season. Except in the case of the first change to a Player’s registration in an Amateur Registration Period, no Player shall be registered with another Club within twenty eight (28) days of that Player being registered with his/her current Club.

PLAYERS COMING INTO WALES (International clearance)
International Clearance (IC) is required for any player over the age of ten who wishes to register in Wales and has previously been registered for a club abroad (this includes England, Scotland and Northern Ireland), or who is a foreign national seeking to register in Wales for the first time.  It does not
matter at what level a player previously played football in said country, or how long ago it was, as a player will still be subject to IC It is both the player’s and the club’s responsibility to ensure that the previous club and National Association is correctly entered onto the Registration Form. A player cannot request their own international clearance.  Instead, a club must contact the FAW to request IC. The FAW will then make the necessary checks with the players former National Association. All IC requests for Amateur Players can take up to a maximum of 30 days from the date of the FAW request to a  players
former National Association.  If no response is received within the above 30 days, then the FAW have the right to provisionally register a player. Players are advised that IC requests may take the full 30 days during exceptionally busy periods (June, July, August, September) and should be prepared for this.  International Clearance for Professional Players must be processed via the FIFA TMS Database and may take a maximum of 14 Days to complete from the date of request. A player is not eligible to register or play for any club in Wales until IC has been received. Players should contact their Club should they have any questions with regards to their Clearance request.

Any club found to have played an ineligible player in a league fixture will be dealt with by the management committee. If found guilty they will be deducted three points per game played and fined a maximum of two hundred pounds per instance

  1. Method Of scoring, promotion and relegation

    Promotion and relegations will be as per FAW pyramid regulations

Three points will be awarded for a win, home or away, one point for a drawn game home or away. At the end of each season, the club with the greatest number of points shall be declared the champion club. but if two or more clubs are equal, the winner shall be decided on goal difference. If the goal difference is identical, then the club scoring the most goals shall be deemed champions; if this fails to separate the clubs, then the champions will be that club with the greatest number of victories. As a final resort the clubs concerned will play off a deciding match or matches. When relegation is considered in conjunction with the three feeder leagues (Welsh Alliance League, Central Wales League and the Welsh National League – Wrexham Area) and Welsh Premier league the bottom clubs with the least number of points may be relegated to maintain a maximum of sixteen clubs as directed by the FAW, If clubs have equal points then goal difference will be taken into account as for the champion club. If this fails to settle the difference, the club, which has scored the fewest goals, shall be considered lowest. If only one club from the feeder leagues require promotion, then there will only be one relegated club.

  1. Matches and conditions of play

 (a) All matches shall be played according to the laws of the games as settled by the International Football Association Board and on grounds that meet the FAW tier two ground criteria

 (b) Clubs must take all necessary precautions to keep their grounds in good playing condition. Goal nets shall be used. Corner flags and half way flags shall be erected with the half way flags positioned one yard outside the touchline. Each home club shall in addition to providing the match ball shall also hold at least two additional balls in the home team dug out to be used as and when the referee decides.

 (c) Each club must play its full strength team in all League and League Cup matches or be dealt with by the Management Committee.

 (d) The duration of all matches shall be two equal periods of 45 minutes each way, but any match not complying may be ordered to stand as a completed match or replayed for the full period of 90 minutes as the Management Committee may direct.

 (e) All fixtures shall be made by the League Fixture Secretary (or in his absence the general secretary or match officials secretary) who shall have sole authority to arrange and rearrange all matches. Fixtures shall be circulated to clubs at regular intervals and shall include kick-off times and names of match officials. A club shall be given a minimum of three days' notice for any rearranged fixture

 (f) Clubs must turn out irrespective of weather to fulfil fixtures. A Referee between Levels l-5 is the sole judge of whether a ground is fit to play on and his decision shall be final. A Local Referee between Levels 1-5 (an official who officiates in all directly affiliated Leagues within the Welsh Pyramid system) must be used if an early ground inspection is required. Decisions in respect of ground fitness should be taken as late as possible. however due consideration must be given in respect of the distance being Travelled by the visiting club and match officials. An official asked to carry out a pitch inspection by a club prior to any match will be reimbursed his travelling expenses at the league rate by the club involved. An official asked to carry out a pitch inspection by any league official prior to any match will be reimbursed his travelling expenses accordingly by the League at the league's current rate. A match official who postpones a game must give the reason in writing or by email to the league

 (g) Any club failing to keep its engagement or causing a game to be abandoned without giving a reason deemed to be satisfactory by the Management Committee shall have three points deducted and shall be fined a sum not exceeding £200.00 maximum. Plus costs at the as deemed reasonable by the committee

 (h) Any club guilty of delaying the start of a match shall be fined at the rate of £1.00 per minutes the kick-off is delayed with a minimum fine of £10.00.

(i) A club found guilty of playing an ineligible player shall be guilty of an offence and shall have three points deducted per player' per game played. They shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred pounds and/or otherwise dealt with by the management committee

10. Colours and Numbers.


All clubs in the League shall register their colours with the League Secretary upon application. Application for change of colours must be made to the league secretary

No club will be permitted to register colours similar to that worn by the match officials i.e. all black strip. or strips with black backs

.When the colours of two competing clubs are alike or similar the visiting club shall change its colours so that shirts, shorts and socks are different to those of the home team.

Goalkeepers must wear distinctive and different colours to those worn by all outfield players and match officials. If the home goalkeepers kit clashes with the away team the home goalkeepers kit should be changed

Players' shirts must be clearly numbered in accordance with the names on the team sheets. Players shall keep the same shirts throughout the games unless they have been damaged in any way. Players' names and numbers on team sheets submitted to opponents and referees must be identical to those on the team sheets. Team lists must be submitted to opponents and referees no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled kick-off time. Any changes after the teramsheet has been submitted must be reported to the referee and opponents before the teams enter the field of play. Fail to abide with these rules will result in a fine

  1. Cup Competitions.

 A club shall not be permitted to postpone a match unless it is to play in a cup competition of the Football Association of Wales. Clubs wishing to take part in any other competition must obtain written permission from the League Secretary. This permission may be refused if the Management Committee feels it inadvisable for this entry to be made. Should clubs become involved in cup-ties or replays that take precedence over league fixtures, it is the duty of that club to immediately notify their scheduled opponents and match officials of the fact. Failing to do this will constitute misconduct.

  1. Playing Season.

 (a) The start of season date will be confirmed at the AGM The FAW will indicate the length of the season. These dates to be conveyed to all clubs on the seasons' first fixture list.

 (b) The Management Committee will determine the starting and finishing date of the League's playing season within the boundaries of (a) above.

13. Team Sheet / Report Forms.

FIXTURE CONFIRMING AND REPORTING

The home club must at least seven days before a fixture confirm in writing, email or telephone the details of the fixture to their opponents and ALL match officials. The details must include the colours of their playing strip including the colour the goalkeeper will be wearing, kick off time and any known travel problems

The away team must supply the home team a copy of their club’s history, player profiles and matchday squad which must be included in the matchday programme

Home clubs must inform the general secretary of the half time score immediately after the half time whistle has been blown, they shall also inform the league secretary the final score including times of goals, goal scorers and match attendance immediately after the final whistle

Home clubs will also telephone the results of the game to BBC Wales on 01248 371760.  Failure to comply will incur a fine of £20 per instance

In league cup games the score after ninety minutes must be given to the league secretary as well as the final result (as above)

It is the responsibility of the HOME club to notify the league and ALL match officials immediately if after a pitch inspection by a qualified tier two match
official a game is postponed.

  1. Substitutes Bench.

    Substitute dugouts, clearly separated, must be provided and must be marked to indicate which is the use of the HOME club and which is the use of the VISITING club. Each box must be able to accommodate at least eight persons in comfort and must be located near the half way line, for the sole use of team officials, medical staff and Substitutes. The front of the dugout must be in line with the boundary fence and not the touchline. The permitted eight persons should comprise of the following:1. Manager 2. Assistant Manager 3. Physiotherapist (Trainer/First Aid). 4. The FIVE nominated substitutes.

All must be seated throughout the match with the following exceptions: The Physiotherapist when signalled to enter the field of play by the referee to attend to injured players. The Manager and Physiotherapist, who may stand within the technical area as provided for in the Laws of the Game. "If the technical area is not marked", 1m (1 yard) on either side of the designated seating area. and extend forward up to a distance of 1m from the touchline.

  1. FIXTURE CONFIRMING AND REPORTING

    The home club must at least seven days before a fixture confirm in writing, email or telephone the details of the fixture to their opponents and ALL match officials. The details must include the colours of their playing strip including the colour the goalkeeper will be wearing, kick off time and any known travel problems

The away team must supply the home team a copy of their club’s history, player profiles and matchday squad seven working days before a fixture which must be included in the matchday programme

Home clubs must inform the general secretary of the half time score immediately after the half time whistle has been blown, they shall also inform the league secretary the final score including times of goals, goal scorers and match attendance immediately after the final whistle

Home clubs will also telephone the results of the game to BBC Wales on 01248 371760.

Failure to comply will incur a fine of £20 per instance

In league cup games the score after ninety minutes must be given to the league secretary as well as the final result (as above)

It is the responsibility of the HOME club to notify the league and ALL match officials immediately if after a pitch inspection by a qualified tier two match a game is postponed.

Team Sheet / Report Forms.
The pre-match matchday team sheet MUST be given to the match referee and opponents at least THIRTY MINUTES before kick-off time. Any changes to the team sheet must be communicated to the referee and opponents before teams enter the field of play. Failure to so will results in a fine of at least twenty pounds

Each club shall email the match team sheet provided by the league with players' names, numbers and goal scorers and yellow and red cards clearly indicated as well as the match official’s expenses to the league secretary within three business days of the game being played.

The referees' report forms supplied by the league will be emailed to the FAW referees officer within three business days of the game being played.

Clubs will be found at least TWENTY POUNDS for failing to email the team sheet or referees report within three business days of a fixture

Substitutes who participated in the match must also be clearly indicated on the team sheet and the opponents man of match nomination.
Any club found guilty of failing to complete all the relevant sections of the team sheets or the report forms will have them returned and be fined at least £20 for each offence.

When a club considers that the referee has discharged his duties incompetently and indicates a maximum of THREE on its form, a detailed report must be sent to the referee’s officer within THREE working days of the match. Clubs in default of any provision of this rule will be subject to a fine of at least £20 for each offence.

  1. Referees and Assistant Referees.

    (a) All match officials shall be properly affiliated to the Area Association of the Football Association of Wales in which they reside.

(b) The classification of the match referee shall be Level 2, 3 or 4. In exceptional circumstances. Level 1 or 5 may be utilised by the League's Referees Appointment Secretary. Assistant Referees will be appointed from Level 5 and/or below.

(c) Match officials shall be present at their appointed match at least one hour prior to kick-off time. If officials are aware of difficulty in adhering to this requirement, they must contact the FAW’s Referees Appointment Secretary prior to the match.

(d) In the event of any of the match officials not being in attendance for the match, both clubs must agree to a substitute from the ground with the substitute considered a match official for the day. Preference to be given to any registered referee on the ground.

 (e) In the event of play being stopped because of the weather, the referee must wait a reasonable length of time before deciding on abandonment.

(f) Should the appointed referee fail to appear, the most senior appointed Assistant Referee shall take control. The Senior Assistant is the one with The highest grade or if both have similar grades, the one with the longest service as a referee.

 (g) Referees and Assistants must send an explanation to the League Secretary in cases of late arrival to any match.

 (h) Match officials must be paid in their own dressing room at scales as indicated by the FAW. Match officials shall travel together wherever possible.

 (i) In the event of a match being called off by the appointed match referee after arriving at the ground match officials will be entitled to claim half their match fees plus plus travelling expenses.

 (j) If match officials elect not to travel together when appointed to do so, only one travelling expense will be paid by the home club.

 (k) The Referee must make contact with his Assistants at least three days prior to the match to confirm arrangements, irrespective of whether they are travelling together or not.

 (l) In the event of a postponed match, the Referee must contact his assistants to ensure they are aware the match has been postponed.

  1. CHARGES Protests and Appeals.

    (a) All protests, appeals, claims or complaints must be sent to the League Secretary and be accompanied with the fee of £25.00, which shall be forfeited in the event of a protest, appeal, claim or complaint not being upheld. All such matters relating to a particular match must be lodged with the League Secretary within TWO DAYS of the match in question (excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays).

 (b) All questions regarding eligibility, qualification of players or interpretation of the rules of the League shall be decided by the Management Committee, but no objection relative to the dimensions of the ground, goalposts, crossbars or other appurtenances of the game shall be entertained unless a written protest is lodged with the referee before the commencement of the game. Where there is evidence of a breach of the League's rules by a club or player, the League will investigate the matter, and when considered appropriate, prefer a charge of an alleged breach of rule against the club or player(s)) concerned.

 (c) The League will appoint a Panel consisting of THREE persons, one of which shall be appointed as Chairman of the Panel, elected from members of the Management Committee (excluding the League Secretary, Fixture Secretary and Referees Secretary), to consider all protests, appeals, claims or complaints lodged by a club or player(s) as well as all charges preferred by the League of an alleged breach of rule.

 (d) Where a club or player elects to have a personal hearing as provided for in League Rule 5, the appointed Panel will conduct its business in accordance with the provisions as set out in the Football Association of Wales Memorandum on Procedure at Personal Hearings.

(e) (i) In the case of a protest, appeal, claim or complaint, the Panel, shall have the power to grant or deny the protest, appeal, claim or complaint (in whole or in part) as well as the power to order any such penalty or sanction as the Panel shall reasonably deem fit.

 (ii) In the case of a charge of an alleged breach of a League rule being found proven, the Panel shall have the power to order any such penalty or sanction as the Panel shall reasonably deem fit.

 (iii) In all matters, the Panel shall have the discretion to impose a costs order against any of the parties involved.

(f) If dissatisfied with any decision given by the Management Committee or a Sub-Committee or Panel appointed by the Management Committee, a club or player shall have the right of appeal to the Football Association of Wales. Any such appeal must be lodged within TEN (10) days as of the earlier (a) the decision being announced at the time of the hearing/meeting or (b) the date of the correspondence containing the decision. All appeals must be accompanied with the appropriate fee as set out under FAW Rule 28.2.3.3 (plus VAT) and be made payable to the FAW. Please address the Notice of appeal for the attention of: The Chief Executive officer, the Football Association of Wales, 11-12 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff, CF24 5PJ

  1. Trophies.

    The League shall present the Champion club and Runners-up with TWENTY souvenirs. Clubs may themselves purchase additional souvenirs. The trophies are the property of the League and may never be won outright. All League Trophies and Cups shall be returned to the League Secretary on or before 31st. March of each year. Any club not returning the League trophies by the due date or returning them in poor condition shall be fined a sum of £25.00.

    The Insurance of all League cups/trophies shall be undertaken by the league. The cost of premiums to clubs shall be determined by the management committee. The engraving will be the responsibility of the league and will be carried out in conjunction with the winning club. The Champion club and the league cup winners will receive a plaque or some other memento from the league to commemorate their achievement. These mementoes to be presented at the Annual General Meeting following the season concerned.
  2. Club Insurance.

    Every club must ensure that it has the relevant insurance cover for its players. The league shall reserve the right to check on the policies of Clubs at random. Clubs MUST submit copies of their Insurance policy to the leagues' general secretary by the 1st. September annually. If an Insurance policy is due for renewal at any other time, then the club must submit a copy of the renewed insurance policy within seven days of having received their new policy. Clubs failing to comply with this instruction shall be fined at least £20
  3. Ticket Issuing.

    The League will provide each member club with THREE club passes which must be shown by Directors/Committee members to gain free admittance to any Huws Gray Alliance ground involving their team. Team managers, players and medical staff will be admitted free to all Huws Gray Alliance games they are participating in.
  4. MATCHBALLS

    Clubs will be provided with SIX matchballs at the leagues AGM, any replacement balls must be the same as those provided by the league
  5. FIXTURES AND POSTPONEMENTS

    All fixtures shall be made by the League Fixture Secretary (or in his absence the assistant match officials secretary) who shall have sole authority to arrange and rearrange all matches. Fixtures shall be circulated to clubs at regular intervals and shall include kick-off times and names of match officials. A club shall be given a minimum of three days' notice for any rearranged fixture.
    Should clubs wish to rearrange any games, including postponed games, they MUST mutually agree with their opponents and the league on a new date. The league will have the final say on any rearrangement of fixtures.

Postponed and abandoned fixtures can be re-arranged with the mutual agreement of both clubs, if clubs cannot agree the league will reschedule all fixtures.

Fixtures scheduled by the league can be rearrangement with both clubs and the league in agreement ie. Friday games.

Travelling distance for away midweek fixtures under floodlights cannot exceed a one-way journey of sixty miles.

 Games can be rearranged to a neutral ground with the agreement of both clubs and the league. The ground must comply with the FAW tier two ground infrastructure

Cup games—If a game is postponed on two occasions due to the pitch being unplayable the game will be switched to the ground of the team drawn second.

FAW TIER TWO FINES

Any Club without just cause failing to fulfil an engagement to play its League matches on the appointed date or causing a game to be abandoned without giving a reason deemed to be satisfactory by the Management Committee, shall have three points deducted, be liable for any reasonable expenses as deemed necessary by the Management Committee and shall be fined £250. Any subsequent charges will be doubled.

 If a club wishes to resign from the League after being accepted at the League AGM and before completing its fixtures, it will be fined £500.

 If a club wishes to resign from the League at the end of the season, it must do so by 1st April each year and will be fined £500

FAW-RULE
No Area Association or Directly Affiliated League (except in cup competition) shall have a more stringent rule than any FAW Rule

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES CONCERNING FIELD OFFENCES

 As set out annually for directly affiliated Leagues by the Football association of Wales

NOTES

All player registrations must comply with FAW rules

All clubs must abide by the FAW and league rules and having signing the leagues application form have agree to do so

CORRESPONDENCE
Any club failing to reply to correspondence within seven business days will be fined at least TWENTY POUNDS

REGULATIONS OF THE HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE

FAW TIER TWO INFRASTUCTURE
This must be achieved to compete in the league from season 2018/19 copies available from FAW or league

EMRGENCY VEHICLES
Emergency vehicles must be able to drive in to the stadium. The access and egress point (s) must not be blocked. A parking space must be identified for an emergency vehicle to park, which must not be occupied by any other vehicle or used for any other purpose.
Unobstructed access leading from a spectator area in the stadium to the playing area must be provided to allow access and egress for a stretcher. It is recommended that this access is located as close as possible to the area designated for the access/egress of the emergency vehicle(s)