CORK WOMENS & SCHOOLGIRLS SOCCER LEAGUE
1 The league shall be known as the Cork Women’s & Schoolgirls Soccer League under the jurisdiction of the Women’s Football Association of Ireland.
2 The object of the League shall be to promote and improve the standard of Football through the medium of the league.
3 Membership of the League is open to all clubs in Cork City and County who have duly paid their affiliation fee and whose application the Committee has approved. Clubs must observe the League’s Constitution and the Rules of the League.
4 The Committee shall set the affiliation fee.
5 The league shall be governed by a Committee who shall be elected at the A.G.M. consisting of Chairperson, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Registrar, Underage Officer and P.R.O. The Committee may co-opt up to 4 people.
6 Each club shall be entitled to send two delegates to attend delegate meetings. Decisions of delegate meetings shall be taken as recommendations to the Committee.
7 The A.G.M. shall be held not later than January 31st. The Secretary shall give at least 21 clear days notice in writing to all affiliated clubs. Clubs who enter an adult team are entitled to one voting delegates. In addition Clubs who enter the Underage Section are entitled to one delegate. Any club shall have the right to submit alterations to the rules, propose new rules and submit nominations but such proposals must be received by the Secretary 14 days before the A.G.M. The Secretary will notify all affiliated clubs of proposed alterations to the rules, proposed new rules and submitted nominations not less than 7 Days before the AGM. All proposals must be carried by at least 2/3 majority of those present.
8 An Extraordinary General Meeting may be called by either:
a) The written request of at least 25% of the clubs in membership, stating the object and necessity for such or
b) The Committee.
Seven clear days notice shall be given in writing to all clubs and the Agenda shall state the business to be discussed at the meeting.
9 The Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer for the time being shall be the trustees of the League, the custodians of all its properties and assets and shall deal with such at the direction of the Committee.
10 The treasurer shall be the custodian of all the funds of the league. He/She shall submit statements of accounts at the monthly delegate meetings and full accounts and balance sheet to the A.G.M.
11 Officers and members of the Committee shall not be liable for any costs, loss or expenses incurred by them in discharge of their appointed duties except such as are incurred by their own willful acts of neglect or default.
12 A Disciplinary Committee consisting of three people shall be appointed to deal with disciplinary matters. No member who has a direct interest in a particular case may sit on the Committee for that case. Decisions of the Discipline Committee may be appealed directly to the WFAI in accordance with the rules of that body.
13 An Underage Sub-committee shall be formed to promote and improve underage football. The Underage Officer shall chair this subcommittee.
14 All clubs, officers and players shall have the right to appeal to the Women’s Football Association of Ireland against decisions of the Committee of the Cork Women’s and Schoolgirls Soccer League in accordance with the rules of that body.
15 The Managers of the Cork League representative teams will be appointed by the Committee. The Managers are responsible to the Committee and shall furnish reports as required.
16 The Committee shall nominate representatives to the WFAI as required.
17 The Constitution of the League may only be altered at an A.G.M. or E.G.M.
RULES RELATING TO CLUBS, PLAYERS AND COMPETITIONS OF THE CORK WOMENS & SCHOOLGIRLS SOCCER LEAGUE
RULE 1: All Clubs shall
a) Promote the game of Association Football and be governed by the rules of the Cork Women’s and Schoolgirls Soccer League and the WFAI.
b) Be governed by regularly elected officers, the election of whom to take place at A.G.M.
RULE 2: No club or player shall play or cause to be played any match with any club outside the jurisdiction of the WFAI without the prior sanction of the League.
RULE 3: All clubs in membership of the C.W.& S.S.L shall be responsible for the actions of its players, officials and supporters. All clubs shall ensure their playing facilities are in proper playing order and are adequately insured.
RULE 4: When a player becomes a registered player with a club in the League
In any season it shall be an offence for any member(s) of any other club in the
League to request, encourage or influence that player, or approach her
parent/s with same intent during the season to participate in any training, coaching or games under the auspices of another club without the prior permission of the players own club and the League to request the player to do so. Any person found culpable of same by League Committee shall make themselves or their club liable to a fine and/or suspension and/or removal from the League.
RULE 5: Delegate Meetings shall be held on the first Thursday of every second Month unless otherwise advised.
RULE 6: No club shall have “Cork” in its name.
RULE 7: The Committee shall set the deadline for Transfers.
RULE 8: A Club found playing unregistered player(s) will be deducted points, fined and at the discretion of the Committee may be removed from the League.
RULE 9: Wednesday is the designated night for Ladies Football. All clubs should expect a game each week with the possibility of a fixture on Monday or Friday if required.
RULE 10: Any club giving a walkover will be fined €50 and each subsequent walkover will result in the fine increasing by an additional €50 per walkover
Any team giving two walkovers in the League will be expelled from all competitions that season.
RULE 11: Where there is a clash of colours, the Away Team will change. Jerseys must be numbered.
RULE 12: All players must be registered at least 24 hours before competing in C.W.S.S.L. competitions and registration forms must be received by Registrar or Hon. Secretary.
RULE 13: All players must be amateur. Clubs may not compete for cash prizes without approval from WFAI
RULE 14: Referees shall be members of the Irish Soccer Referees Society. The home team shall be liable for referee’s fees.
RULE 15: The referee’s card must be filled in by Half time and signed by the team official who shall accept full responsibility for any irregularities.
RULE 16: Matches:
a) Must commence on time. Clubs failing to report within 15 minutes of kick-off shall be deemed to have given a walkover subject to investigation by the League.
b) Results must be reported to the P.R.O. immediately after the game by both teams. Failure to ring in results will result in a €20 fine per incidence.
RULE 17: All protests must be sent by registered post within 3 days of when protest arose. The protest must be accompanied by a €15 fee which shall be returned if protests upheld.
RULE 18: In cases of dispute, Legal proceedings shall not be taken without first consulting the Cork Ladies League Committee.
RULE 19: Clubs without a representative at a delegate meeting will be fined €20. Failure to attend two consecutive meetings will result in a club losing their right to vote at delegate meetings.
RULE 20: In the event of any situation arising, which is not covered by these rules, the committee, shall make a rule that shall remain in force until the next A.G.M
RULE 21: All players must have reached their 16th birthday to play in adult competition.
RULE 22: 5 Substitutions are permitted in all games under the Leagues jurisdiction.
At Under 12 and Under 14 Level roll on roll off subs are permitted.
RULE 23: A player who is Under 14 on the 1st January of the year the season begins may not play under 18 Football.
A player who is Under 13 on the 1st January of the year the season begins may not play under 16 Football
A player who is Under 11 on the 1st January of the year the season begins may not play under 14 Football
A player must at least reach their 10th birthday in the calendar year the season begins to play under 12 Football.
Rule 24: A player must have played two league matches before they can play
in a Cup semi- final or final.
Rule 25: The executive committee has the power to appoint sub committees, who will report to the executive.
Rule 26: A club may only be excused from delegate meetings twice in one calendar year.
Rule 27: In the Schoolgirls League the home team must notify the fixture secretary and the visiting team of the time of their weekend game no later than midday on the Tuesday prior to the game, failure to do so will result in a €20 fine.
Rule 28: A club are entitled to have their game postponed if they have a player on International duty, i.e. playing with Irish Team. Trials and Training not included.
Rule 29: A schoolgirls club can sign the maximum of 2 players in total who have played with any other club in the C.W.S.S.L. in the previous season. The only exception will be if a player no longer has football at her club.
A club in the Senior League can sign a maximum of 2 players in total who have played with any other club in the C.W.S.S.L. in the previous season. The only exception will be if a player no longer has football at her club.
Rule 30: In the event that the pitch of the home team in a Cup Competition is deemed unplayable, the home team must find an alternative venue which is acceptable to the Executive Committee, failing this the Executive may, at its discretion, nominate that the match be switched to the Home ground of the opponents provided that their ground is suitable. In all cases if a match is postponed due to an unplayable pitch, the re-fixed match shall be played at the opponents ground.
Rule 31: The Executive Committee, at its discretion, can sanction any club who have not paid outstanding fines after 14 days of issue.
Rule 32: Any player sent off in a game will automatically be suspended for their next game in the C.W.S.S.L. irrespective of Competition.
Rule 33: At any official League function/event relevant clubs must be represented. Failure to do so will result in sanctions being taken.
Rule 34: All League Cup/Trophies to be returned to a member of the Committee by the winning team, properly inscribed from previous year and cleaned, not later than 31st March for schoolgirls and 31st July for Senior’s. Should a club return a Trophy in a bad state of repair all costs will be paid for by that club. Any club that loses a cup/trophy they shall pay for it to be replaced.