The Scottish Football Association
CEO Stewart Regan at Hampden Hampden seats north stand

Disciplinary

  • Print this News Item

 

The Judicial Panel and Process

 

The Scottish FA is responsible for administering disciplinary procedures for its member clubs. This is essential in protecting the integrity and reputation of the game at all levels, while also providing guidelines of acceptable behaviour for clubs.
As part of our new strategic plan, the disciplinary procedures were radically overhauled to provide greater efficiency, accountability and transparency.

The evolution of the game necessitated such widespread changes to our disciplinary rules and the implementation of a FastTrack process has already proven to be successful.
The appointment of the first-ever compliance officer, Vincent Lunny, has ensured greater focus and legal enforceability of the disciplinary rules.

Equally, the creation of a Judicial Panel cab rank system has ensured independence of decision-making and a diversity of skills on each panel.
These changes are based on two key principles:


Principle 1 – Economic and expeditious justice. The objective of the Protocol is to secure the Determination of disciplinary proceedings arising in respect of Association Football and that decisions are made economically and expeditiously in a fair manner. Tribunals appointed from the Judicial Panel may impose reasonable procedural requirements on Parties to ensure that matters are dealt with economically and expeditiously.


Principle 2 – Decision making in a civil and footballing context. Whilst adhering to the general principles of fairness, and where appropriate, with consideration of underlying principles of law, those submitting to this Protocol acknowledge that these provisions relate to the Determination of matters arising from any breach of the Articles and/or the Disciplinary Rules, which govern the operation of Association Football in Scotland in a civil context, and that Tribunals may make appropriate Determinations in that civil and footballing context.

Join the Futsal National Team

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Arbroath HS win U13 Plate

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Whitletts Vics News

Monday, 01 September 2014

Looking for club

Monday, 01 September 2014

CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
Business Club

RSS Feed

Czechs bounce back a...Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Vauxhall Under-19 International Challenge Match Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic Tuesday 2nd September 2014, kick-off 7pm ... Read More...
VIDEO | Fletcher pre...Tue, 02 Sep 2014
UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier Germany vs Scotland Sunday, 7th September 2014, kick-off 8.45pm (local time) Signa Iduna Par ... Read More...
Pollok thriving than...Tue, 02 Sep 2014
The start of the new season is always worthy of celebration, but for Pollok United Soccer Academy there is an extra reas ... Read More...
Under-16 squad annou...Tue, 02 Sep 2014
International Under-16 Challenge Matches Scotland vs Netherlands Cappielow Park, Greenock Sunday 14th September 2014; ... Read More...
Join the Futsal Nati...Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Do you have what it takes to represent your country? The Scottish FA is entering a Scotland National Team in to the E ... Read More...
Explore More...
adidas Avia Signs Bank of Scotland Midnight Leagues Carling Cashback for Communities IMG Mars logo McDonalds Specsavers sportScotland Tesco Bank Vauxhall William Hill Scottish Cup