19th March Message from the Chairman
Step by step procedure to be followed in the case of your pitch being potentially unfit for play:-
1. Should your match be called off by the District Council/Parish Council/ Authorised groundsman.
You should consult your opponents (rule 10f paragraphs 4/5) to see IF their pitch is available/playable
Whatever the decision, the referee/opponents should be contacted by phone, to advise accordingly, no respond then text, asking for confirmation of receipt, do NOT communicate by e-mail.
Then, and ONLY then are your players to be advised accordingly.
2. In all other cases, if your pitch is in any doubt the following procedure should be followed:-
Check to see if your opponents pitch is available/playable.
If not contact your committee allocated referee to visit (On these occasions committee referees are able to claim £10 towards their travel).
If NOT available then contact a local referee know to the league for their advice.
If no-one is available then ask your match referee to travel as early as they can.
When the inspection has been carried out, and a decision made, advice your opponents/referee if needs be, as to what is happening by phone, no response then by text, asking for confirmation of receipt, do NOT communicate by e-mail.
Then and only then should your players be informed.
If a match is called off for whatever reason, then all of the committee members listed under rule 10f (iii) MUST be contacted.
1. Should a referee turn up, NOT having received confirmation the match is off, then they are entitled to full-fees.
2. Should a referee turn up and declare the pitch unplayable, then they are entitled to half-fees
6th January. Message from the Chairman
Reminder re Officials.
With the second half of the season about to begin (weather permitting), now is the time to remind everyone of their responsibilities re officials.
All officials are aware of their responsibilities prior to the match commencing.
As part of their DNA they all know they should arrive at the ground anywhere between 30/45minutes prior to commencement in order a ground/boot check be made.
They have all been reminded that they then should be in the officials’ room anywhere between 15/30 minutes prior to kick off, particularly on council grounds, in order for the necessary administration details can take place, which includes cross-checking shirt numbers to players.
Should, for whatever reason the official fail to appear at their allotted time, the teams should report it on the back of their form, sent to the registration Secretary.
We need to remind you that YOU are responsible for welcoming the official (Not the other way round).
At least 15 minutes prior to the start of the match, two (pumped up) match balls are to handed to the official, as well as your completed teamsheet Completed teamsheets means that ALL boxes are completed prior to handing the paperwork over to the official.Club Colours, First Aider, Club Assistant etc.
For cup matches their match fee is to be offered, and 50% claimed back from the opposition.
League match fee to be offered at least 15 minutes prior to kick off together with your completed teamsheet. Completed teamsheet means that ALL boxes are completed prior to handing the paperwork over to the official. Club Colours, First Aider, Club Assistants etc.
Wherever possible, especially on a cold winter’s day, a half-time drink is always appreciated by ALL officials
Please be aware that ALL officials registered to the Berks and Bucks FA have recently been reminded about their paperwork, and to ensure it is completed correctly.
Finally, please do NOT forget that failure to deal with all the above carry separate fines.
This email is sent on behalf of the Marsworth Secretary
Looking at the fixtures for next Saturday onwards it appears to be the start of the Marsworth Reserve season, so with several new teams involved now is the time to explain several issues.
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I'm away from Sunday for a week so I won't be reading any emails. Please register all players as normal and submit them on the WGS and post registration forms, they will be pending until the following week but you will be able to play them as I have the date and time you put them on WGS (so no cheating I will find out).
Can I remind you all that you CAN NOT sign a player on the day for any cup games, they need to be registered 7 days before. However Berks and Bucks games are by mid day on the Friday.
Transfer requests are as previous years a signed transfer form from both team secretaries and player along with £15 transfer fee, then through the WGS request a notice of approach and if I've received your completed form I will transfer them.
Please remember to score your ref on your team sheet and any scores under 50 need to have a letter sent to Kevin Saw with your reason why. Rule 13H.
So far I'm happy with this process on WGS so we shouldn't have any issues, if your not sure if a player is registered just check on WGS.
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