1. NAME AND CONSTITUTION:
The League shall be known as the South Wales Amateur Football League ("the League"). The Management Committee reserves the right to add the name of any sponsor to this title.
The League will operate as part of and be subject to the Football Association of Wales ( "the F.A.W") Pyramid Regulations and will be affiliated to the South Wales Football Association (" the Association"). Member Clubs will be drawn from within the area of the Association up to a maximum number as stated in the F.A.W. Pyramid Regulations.
The League will consist of a First Division and a Second Division.
The Challenge Shield together with 16 mementoes will be awarded to the Champion Club in the First Division and the Second Division Shield together with 16 mementoes will be awarded to the Champion Club in the Second Division. The definition of Champion Club is as stated in Rule 8 herein.
All Member Clubs must compete in the League's Cup Competition to be known as "The W. John Owen Cup". The winners of the Competition will be awarded the W.John Owen Cup. Both winners and losing finalists will receive 16 mementoes.
Inter-League matches may be arranged at the discretion of the Management Committee.
2. SUBSCRIPTIONS, GUARANTEES AND ACCOUNTS:
All Clubs shall pay an annual subscription of £150. New Clubs admitted to the League to pay an entrance fee of £150. A Guarantee of £150 shall be paid by all Clubs entering the League, which shall be placed to a deposit account, and which the Management Committee shall have power to return to the Club on losing its membership of the League, providing the conduct of the Club has been satisfactory, and it has fulfilled all its obligations with the League and its Clubs.
Annual Subscriptions and Guarantee Fees must be paid at or before the Annual General Meeting. All Accounts, including the levying of fines MUST be paid within 14 days of the date of such account. Failure to comply without good cause will incur a fine of £20 for the first offence and £30 for each subsequent offence. The Management Committee will suspend the fixtures of any Club who fails to comply within the time limit on a third occasion. Any fixtures thus postponed as a consequence of this action will be dealt with under Rule 7.1.
No Club shall withdraw from membership of the League except on giving notice in writing to the Secretary not later than 31st March in any year of its intention to do so on the first Saturday in May succeeding such notice. Any club ignoring this rule and leaving the League without giving the required notice shall be liable to a fine which shall be at the discretion of the Management Committee. The Management Committee may order matches to be played each season, the proceeds to be devoted to the funds of the League, or call upon each Club to contribute equally such sums as they deem advisable.
3. ANNUAL MEETING:
The Annual General Meeting shall be held in June/July in each year. Each Club may send two delegates but will only be entitled to one vote. Any club not represented at the Annual General Meeting and any Special General Meeting shall be fined £100.
4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
The South Wales Amateur Football League shall be governed by a Management Committee, which shall consist of a Patron, a President, Vice-Presidents, Life Members, Chairman and up to ten members elected from either Division. The Patron may be appointed by special invitation.
The President and Chairman to be elected for periods of three years. A Vice-Chairman shall be elected every 3 years from the Management Committee. The number of Vice-Presidents shall be limited to five. Upon completion of ten years continuous service as an official of the League, a Member shall qualify to become a Vice-President. If there is no vacancy at the time, he shall be promoted when the first vacancy is available. An elected Member of the Management Committee who has served for four consecutive years, shall be allowed to sit for a further period of three years without having to seek re-election. A retiring member of the Management Committee may offer himself for re-election provided he notifies the League Secretary to this effect in writing not later than 31st May.
Upon completion of 21 years continuous service as an Official of the League, a Member shall become a Life Member.
All nominations for President, Chairman and Members must be in writing signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Club making such nominations and forwarded to the Secretary of the League on or before 31st May. A list of such nominations shall be forwarded to the Clubs at least three days before the Annual General Meeting. If a vacancy occurs on the Management Committee, the next in order of voting at the Annual General Meeting shall fill such a vacancy. If any elected Member of the Management Committee is absent from three consecutive Meetings without good reason, he shall be considered to have forfeited their seat.
The Officers and Committee shall be entitled to sit and vote ex-officio at the Annual and all General Meetings, with the exception of any meeting called under Rule 5.1, when they shall not be entitled to vote.
At the Annual Meeting a duly qualified Accountant shall be elected. All elections shall take place at the Annual General Meeting.
5. CONDUCT OF CLUBS:
Any Club whose conduct has been, in the opinion of the Management Committee, objectionable, mat be excluded from membership of the League, provided that a motion to exclude the offending Club is supported by a simple majority of delegates present and entitled to vote at either an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting.
All League correspondence requiring a response MUST be answered within 14 days of the date of the letter or sooner if specified. Failure to reply within the specified period may incur a fine of £20 for the first offence with an additional £20 for each subsequent offence. Clubs must provide an active e-mail address, supported by Microsoft Office, to enable the League to forward urgent information promptly.
6. POWERS OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:
The Management Committee shall have jurisdiction over all matters, whether specially provided for in the rules or not. They shall have power to form any Sub-Committee they may consider necessary and may delegate all or any of their powers to such Sub-Committee. A quorum of any Sub-Committee shall be two-thirds of its members. In the event of the voting at any meeting being equal, the Chairman of such meeting shall have the casting vote, The Management Committee shall meet every month. No resolution shall be rescinded at the meeting at which it is passed unless the motion to rescind shall be carried by three-fourths of those present. The reasonable expenses of each Member of the Management Committee attending meetings shall be paid from the League funds.
7.1 LEAGUE FIXTURES:
Any Club which, without reasonable cause, fails to fulfill a League fixture will be liable to a fine of £100 and/or deduction of three points.
7.2 CUP FIXTURES:
Any Club which, without reasonable cause, fails to fulfill a Cup fixture will be liable to a fine of £100 and/or the loss of the match.
7.3 REASONABLE CAUSE AND PENALTY:
The definition of "reasonable cause" in 7.1 and 7.2 above and the penalty to be imposed for breach of rule will be at the sole discretion of the Management Committee.
8. CHAMPION CLUB, PROMOTION AND RELEGATION:
8.1 CHAMPION CLUB:
At the conclusion of each season's competition, the Club in each Division attaining the largest number of points shall be declared the Champion Club. Three points will be awarded for a win, and one point for a draw. In the event that two or more Clubs finish equal on points, then highest position will be awarded to the Club with the greatest goal difference. If two or more Clubs are equal on points and goal difference, then the highest position will be awarded to the Club scoring the greatest number of goals in the Season.
8.2 PROMOTION AND RELEGATION:
Promotion to the Welsh Football League will be subject to the F.A.W. Pyramid Regulations. Any Club intending to seek promotion to the Welsh Football League must first indicate their intention to the Association in accordance with the current season's Pyramid Regulations. Failure to do so will disqualify a Club from promotion at the end of the season regardless of their final League position.
At the end of the season, the last three Clubs in the First Division may be relegated to the Second Division. The three highest Clubs in the Second Division may be promoted to the First Division. A Club/Clubs relegated from the Welsh Football League will be allocated to the First Division. In this event, the above promotion and relegation will be decided at the discretion of the League Management Committee. This will also apply if for any reason there are extra vacancies in the First Division.
Relegation from the Second Division to the Feeder Leagues will be dependent on the number of Feeder Leagues' Champion Clubs who meet all the criteria for promotion issued by the Association and amended from time to time by that body.
9. REGISTRATION, TRANSFERS AND ELIGIBILITY:
All players in this League must be registered for the Club for which they are competing. A player may only register for one Club in accordance with the Registration Rules of F.A.W. An official F.A.W. registration form must be properly completed in accordance with F.A.W. guidelines and signed by the Club Secretary or Chairman and the registered player each season. Registration forms will be of two kinds, Contract and Non-Contract. Upon completion the relevant copy of the form must be forwarded within 5 working days to the appropriate League's Registration Secretary. The registration of a player can only be terminated by mutual consent of the Club and the player. No registrations will be accepted after the last Thursday in March each season.
The League Management Committee reserve the right to accept, reject or suspend a player's registration at any time.
All registrations received by the League's Registration Secretary will be subject to an administrative charge of £1.
The transfer of a player from one League Club to another will be permitted up to and included the last Thursday in March each season with no exceptions. The appropriate Transfer Form must be completed in full by all parties in accordance with F.A.W. guidelines and must be accompanied by a properly completed Registration Form. An EXTERNAL transfer form MUST be sent to F.A.W. whilst an INTERNAL transfer form MUST be sent to the League's Registration Secretary. In both instances, the appropriate administration fee which must be paid by the receiving Club must accompany the forms.
The League Registration Secretary will provide Contract, Non-Contract and Transfer Forms on request.
A player will be deemed "INELIGIBLE" in the event of non compliance with any aspect of the procedures stated in Rules 9.1; and 9.2.
In addition, a player will be ruled INELIGIBLE if:
9.3.1 he has signed Registration Forms for more than one weekday Club;
9.3.2 he plays whilst suspended by any Football Association;
9.3.3 in the previous season, he has played in organised football outside the area governed by the F.A.W. and official F.A.W. clearance has not been obtained.
Any Club found guilty of playing an INELIGIBLE player in a League match may have three points deducted from their League record. Each subsequent offence may result in the deduction of a further three points from their League record. Any Club found guilty of playing an INELIGIBLE player in a Cup match may forfeit the tie. In the event of an infringement in either League or Cup, a fine of £20 may be imposed for the first offence and a fine of £40 may be imposed for each subsequent offence.
10. KICK-OFF TIMES:
10.1 During August, September, October, February, March, April and May, the kick off time for Saturday matches will be 2.30pm.
10.2 During November, December, and January, the kick off time for Saturday matches will be 2.00pm.
10.3 Midweek matches will kick off at 6.15pm.
10.4 Midweek floodlit matches will kick off at 7.15pm.
10.5 Kick off times for W.John Owen Cup matches will be 30 minutes earlier than the times given in 10.1 and 10.2 above whichever is appropriate.
10.6 Application for earlier or later kick offs than the above must be mutually agreed by the two Clubs involved and must be forwarded to the League Secretary at least 7 days before the scheduled date of the match.
10.7 Failure to comply with any of the above shall result in the offending Club being liable to a fine at the discretion of the Management Committee.
11. APPROACHING PLAYERS:
Clubs, Officials and Members will strictly comply with the provisions of Paragraph 29 of the Rules of the South Wales Football Association with regard to the approach of players, and any breaches thereof will be reported to that body.
Any Club, Official or Member found guilty of inducing or attempting to induce, directly or indirectly, a player or players of another League Club to join it, shall be guilty of misconduct and be liable to expulsion or such penalty as the Management Committee may decide.
12. MATCH REGULATIONS:
12.1 MATCH RULES:
All matches shall be played under the rules of the Football Association of Wales.
12.2 MATCH DURATION - SATURDAY FIXTURES:
All matches will be of ninety (90) minutes duration.
12.3 MATCH DURATION - EVENING FIXTURES:
For evening matches affected by inclement weather, the duration may be reduced to NOT LESS than 40 minutes each way.
12.4 COMPLETED MATCHES:
Clubs will not mutually agree to play a match in lieu of a league or Cupmatch. Any match played to a conclusion must count as a League or Cup match.
12.5 UNDER STRENGTH TEAMS:
Any club found guilty of fielding an under strength team in either a League or Cup Match without the permission of the Management Committee, may be fined at the discretion of the Management Committee. Any team starting a match with 10 or less players will be fined £10 per player short. Any team playing the whole game with 10 or less players will be fined £20 per player short.
12.6 ABANDONED MATCHES:
12.6.1 INCOMPLETE MATCHES DUE TO LATE START:
In the event that a late start is the cause of a game being left unfinished, the Management Committee reserve the right to direct that the result stands.
12.6.2 INCLEMENT WEATHER:
When a game is abandoned due to inclement weather, the Management Committee may order the result to stand.
12.6.3 ABANDONMENT CAUSED BY A CLUB:
Any match abandoned by the Match Official due to indiscipline of a Club or Clubs must be reported by the match Official to the South Wales Football Association with a copy of the report sent to the League Secretary. Any Club found guilty by the Area Football Association of having caused the abandonment of a match will have three (3) points deducted from its League record for each such offence. In addition, the Club will be fined £50.00 for the first offence with an additional incremental £50.00 for each subsequent offence. Furthermore, the Management Committee may, at its sole discretion, award the match to the opposing innocent Club by a score of 3-0 or by the actual score at the time of the abandonment, whichever is the greater. In the event that both Clubs are found guilty by the Area Association, the Management Committee may at its absolute discretion declare the match VOID and order that it be replayed.
12.7 CONFIRMATION OF MATCH DETAILS:
The Secretary of the home Club must confirm details of each match to the away Club and the Match Official(s) not less than 5 days before the date of the match. Confirmation may be made by telephone, electronic mail or by mail, when first class post must be used. In the event of electronic mail or postal notification, the receiving Club and Official(s) must confirm receipt at least 3 days before the date of the match. Failure to comply will incur a fine of £10.00 for each offence.
12.8 SUNDAY MATCHES:
Matches may be played on Sundays provided both Clubs agree and permission obtained from the League Secretary at least 3 days before the match. Failure to comply with this rule will incur a fine of £10.00 for each offence.
In the event of an AWAY Club travelling to an aborted fixture, the HOME club must reimburse travelling expenses of £25 for their second visit.
13. MATCH OFFICIALS:
The home Club shall pay the appointed match officials his/their fee on the day of the match, such fees being £22.00 for referees and £11.00 for assistant referees together with travelling expenses of 35p per mile or second-class fare as paid. Any Club paying a referee more than his just fee and fare shall be deemed guilty of misconduct, and shall be dealt with by the Management Committee. Neutral Assistant Referees will be appointed only by special requests or when deemed necessary by the Management Committee. Separate accommodation must be provided for match officials.
The home Club MUST provide flags for the Assistant Referee at each match. A fine of £10.00 will be imposed for non-compliance in each case.
14. FITNESS OF GROUND, LATE STARTS ETC:
The referee shall have the power to decide as to the fitness of ground in all matches. Each Club must take every precaution to keep its ground in a playing condition. If a Local Authority has not exercised its right to postpone a match because of adverse weather conditions. a home Club may require a referee to inspect the conditions two hours before the scheduled kick-off time. This referee, if not the appointed Match Referee, must be a currently registered official with the South Wales Football Association.
Referees willfully causing a late start shall be subject of a fine of £10.00. Clubs responsible for a late start without good cause shall be fined £10.00 plus 50pence per minute.
Where a match is postponed and no gate taken, match officials attending the ground shall be paid 30pence per mile and half fee.
15. EMERGENCY OFFICIALS:
In the event of the referee or assistant Referee appointed not attending a match and the two Clubs agreeing to one on the ground, such referee shall be considered to be a League Official for the time being. Referees or Assistant Referees failing to give a satisfactory reason for absence to the Management Committee, shall not be appointed to any other match during the season. A Member of the Management Committee or official of a South Wales Amateur Football League club, shall not be a registered referee to the League.
16. POSTPONED FIXTURES:
Clubs shall not be allowed to postpone a fixture with another club unless it is to play a cup-tie with the Football Association of Wales, The South Wales F.A., Gwent F.A. or South Wales Amateur Football League. Satisfactory arrangement to be made between the two clubs to fulfill the fixture and such arrangements to be confirmed by the Management Committee. A League match shall not be postponed unless the Management Committee consent to mutual arrangement under exceptional circumstances. Clubs willfully breaking this rule shall be fined a sum which shall be at the discretion of the Management Committee. Subsequent failures to observe this Rule shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee even to the extent of expulsion from the League.
17. MATCH RESULTS:
Each Club must send to the League Secretary the result of league matches, together with the names and the registration numbers of the players competing therein, on forms provided for same within three days of each match, failing which each defaulting Club will be subject to a fine of £10.00 for first offence to be increased by an additional £10.00 for each succeeding offence. First-class post must be used. Christian names of all players must be entered on each match result form. The results of matches MUST be telephoned by the Home Club to the League Secretary or to the Assistant League Secretary before 4.45p.m. on Saturday, Match results for evening fixtures must be telephoned to the league secretary before 9.30pm. Clubs failing to do this will be subject to a fine of £10.00 for the first offence which will be increased by a further £10.00 for each succeeding offence.
17a TEAM SHEETS:
At least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the match, each Club must submit a completed Team Sheet to the Match Official and the opposing Club Official. The sheet must be complete in every respect and must contain the following:
17a.1 A list of the players taking part in the match together with the League registration number for each listed player.
17a.2 The names and League registration number of up to 5 substitutes from whom a maximum of 3 will be allowed to take part in the match. Substitutes may be used at any time in the match except to replace a player who has been suspended from the match by the Match Official. Only substitutes whose names appear on the Team Sheet will be permitted to take part in the match.
17a.3 The colours of the shirts, shorts and socks to be worn by the team in the match.
17a.4 The name and signature of the responsible Club Official.
17a.5 The name of the person nominated by the Club to act as Referee's Assistant. NO NAMED SUBSTITUTE can act as an Assistant Referee.
17a.6 The name of a suitably qualified First Aid person representing the Club present at the match.
17a.7 Failure to comply with any part of this rule will incur a fine of £10.00 for each separate offence. The fine will increase incrementally by £10.00 for each subsequent offence.
18. PROTESTS AND APPEALS:
All protests, claims and complaints shall be heard and determined by the Management Committee. Clubs protesting or claiming must send two copies of such protest or claim not later than two days after any match (Sundays excepted) and deposit a fee of £20.00 which deposit shall be forfeited in the event of the protest or claim not being upheld. Any appeal against the decision of the Management Committee shall be to The South Wales Football Association on deposit of the appropriate sum under Rule 36 of the Association.
19. INFRINGEMENT OF RULES:
Any infringement of the League Rules shall be dealt with in such manner as the Management Committee may think fit.
20. ALTERATION OF RULES:
An alteration of or an addition to existing Rules shall not be made except at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting convened on a requisition signed by not less than two-thirds of the Clubs comprising the League, and then only upon such resolution being carried by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting thereon. Notice of alteration of Rules for the Annual Meeting must reach the League Secretary by May 15th in each year. The Secretary must send the notice of amendments at least 14 days before the date of the meeting.
All amendments to Rules must be confirmed by the South Wales F.A. before they can become operative.
21. COLOURS AND NUMBERING:
Each Club in the League shall register the colours of its shirts, shorts and socks with the Secretary. Clubs shall not play against each other in the same colours. In the event of two Clubs having similar playing colours, the visiting team shall make a change, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon. No team will be allowed to play in black or navy coloured shirts. The colours of the opposing Clubs must be distinctive. The goalkeepers shall play in colours distinct from the other members of both teams. Players shirts must be numbered for all matches. Failure to comply with this Rule will incur a fine of £10.00 on the first occasion and thereafter at the discretion of the Management Committee. (Goalkeepers will be No.1 but need not wear a number, and substitutes must be numbered).
22. REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET:
The Annual Report and Balance Sheet shall be forwarded to each Club at least seven days before the Annual Meeting. The League Balance Sheet after approval by the League shall be forwarded within seven days to the Secretary of the South Wales F.A.
23. ADMISSION TO GROUNDS:
All Officials of the Management Committee shall have free access to any part of the ground during the progress of any match under the jurisdiction of the League.
24. APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY:
The League Secretary shall be appointed by the Management Committee. He shall not be connected officially, or otherwise, with any League Club. The Management Committee shall also appoint a Financial Secretary. He shall receive the subscriptions and all moneys accruing to the League and shall account to the Management Committee. The Financial Secretary's accounts shall be presented each year at the League's Annual General Meeting. The Management Committee may also appoint an Assistant Secretary, who shall be an ex-officio member of the Management Committee.
25. LEAGUE FUNDS:
The League Funds shall be banked in the name of the League, and all cheques and withdrawals from the account shall be signed by the Financial Secretary and either the Secretary, President or Chairman, or in exceptional circumstances, by any person or persons authorised by resolution of the Management Committee.
26. SELECTED PLAYERS:
A sub committee appointed by the League Management Committee will be responsible for the selection of players to represent the League in any Inter League match or other match arranged by the League. Any Club which shall be found to have encouraged and failing or refusing to play, shall in the absence of a good and sufficient cause, be judged to be guilty of misconduct, and any Club which shall be found to have encouraged or instigated such conduct on the part of a player shall also be deemed guilty of misconduct. The offending Club shall be liable to a fine which shall be at the discretion of the Management Committee.
All clubs in membership with the League MUST provide a barrier around the whole of the playing area, which MUST be a barrier of steel or concrete. Any breach of the above will result in a fine of £25 for the first offence, to be increased by a further £25 for each subsequent offence.
27.1.2. PERSONNEL INSIDE BARRIERS
All grunds must have a designated technical area. The following personnel are allowed inside the technical area and must remain therein at all times:-
All other personnel with the exception of the Assistant Referee MUST REMAIN OUTSIDE THE
Any Club failing to comply with this rule will result be fined at the discretion of the Management Committee.
27.2 DRESSING ROOMS
All Clubs must provide adequate secure Dressing Room accommodation with separate shower facilities for each Team. Clubs must provide separate accommodation, shower and toilet facilities for Match Officials. The Management Committee will deal with any Club failing to comply with this rule as they deem fit.
27.3 COVERED ACCOMMODATION
Clubs must provide covered accommodation within the Technical Area for use by approved personnel (see Rule 27.1.2). The covered accommodation must be of a sufficiently strong material to enable it to withstand all natural elements.
28. PLAYERS INSURANCE:
Clubs should ensure that all their players participating in Competitions under the contrl of the League have insurance cover for injuries that may be sustained by a player. Evidence of cover MUST be forwarded to the League at least 7 days prior to the start of the season.
Should a Club decide not to provide insurance cover for its players, that Club should ensure that its players sign a mandate confirming that they are aware of their own responsibility for personal accident insurance and that, in the event of an injury sustained whilst playing football, both that Club and the League would be absolved from any claim or litigation. A Club not providing insurance cover should confirm to the League that the required action has been taken at least 7 days prior to the start of the season.
29. CUSTODY OF CUP and SHIELD:
Trophies are the property of the League. Clubs in receipt of trophies must return same in good condition by March 1st of the following season. The League will require a written indemnity for each trophy which must be signed by two officials of the recipient Club(s) who will guarantee to cover loss or damage by whatever cause, such loss or damage to be made good at no expense to the League up to the value of the respective trophy as determined by the League Management Committee.
30. DISCIPLINARY CODE OF CONDUCT:
The League Management Committee will closely monitor the discipline of Member Clubs during each season and will produce regular disciplinary reports where cautions, sendings off and whitepaper reports are recorded as follows:
At the end of each Season a Final disciplinary table will be produced. The three Clubs with the worst record will be dealt with as follows:
The records of individual players will be monitored and action taken as follows:
Any suspension of League Registration will apply from beginning of the following season.
Any player sent off for a third time in a season will immediately have his registration suspended by the League. The suspension of registration will be notified to his Club in writing and will be lifted on completion of the match suspension imposed by the relevant Area Football Association.
1. The Cup shall be called the "W. John Owen Cup" and shall be competed for annually by all clubs who are members of the League.
2. (i) All players must have been registered in accordance with League rules at least seven days before the Conference Date. A registered player shall not be eligible to play in the semi-final or final tie unless he has played in two games for his club in the South Wales Amateur League during the current season.
(ii) No player shall play for more than one competing Club during the current Season.
3. All clubs must forward to their opponents seven days before each round the names and F.A.W. registration numbers of players from whom the actual team will be selected.
4. Mementoes will be awarded to winners and runners-up.
5. All ties to be one game straight knock-out, extra time of thirty minutes will be played if the scores are level after normal time. In the event of a game being drawn after extra time, it shall be decided by a series of penalty kicks in accordance with the rules of the Football Association of Wales.
6. Each round of the Competition will be played on dates as determined by the League Management Committee. In the event of the ground of the first drawn Club not being available on the conference Date, the game must be played on the ground of their opponents. Only if the grounds of both Clubs are not available will a postponement of the Conference date be allowed. The semi-finals and final shall be played on suitable dates at the discretion of the Management Committee.
7. All matches, except the Final, shall be treated the same as League matches as far as expenses are concerned, i.e. the home Club. will retain any gate money and will be responsible for payment of referee.
8. Semi-Finals to be played on the ground of the first team out of the draw.
9. In the Final, the proceeds of the gate after payment of all expenses, shall be divided as follows: one half to the League and the other half equally between the two competing Clubs. If receipts are sufficient, travelling expenses of £25 will be allowed to each Club. The Final will be played on a neutral ground to be decided by the Management Committee.
10. For all rounds up to the semi-final, referees shall be paid £22.00 together with travelling expenses of 30p per mile or second-class fare as paid. In the semi-finals the referee's fee shall be £22.00 and the Assistant Referee £11.00 together with expenses as above.
11. Where the colours of two competing Clubs clash, the team drawn second will change their colours for the particular game.
12. Substitutes may be used as provided for in Rule 17a.2 of the League Rules.