When there is a risk of damage to pitches or injury to players, fields may be closed for play by local councils, clubs or referees.
Note: During wet weather, grounds may be closed at any time- even once you have arrived at or started a match.
Match Day Procedures
Match day checklist for Managers/Coaches
CDSFA Process for electronic match sheets and checking of ID cards – Please read and be familiar with this.
Before you leave for the game (or the day before the game)
Before the start of the match
After the match is completed
What happens if a referee does not turn up to referee my match?
Match Official Payments
Payment of CDSFA Fines
Coaches and managers are urged to read the CDSFA Judiciary Disciplinary & Appeals Regulations, to understand actions that can lead to the CDSFA issuing the club with a fine.
Where CDSFA issues the Club with a fine, the responsible player, coach, manager or team will be required to pay the fine (and in some cases an administration fee) to the Club.
When a fine has been incurred by a team, it is the responsibility of the manager to collect. Payments may be deducted from match official reimbursement requests, or paid directly to the club where this option is not available. If you believe that there are mitigating circumstances you must advise the Club in writing.
Common fines & charges for teams:
Shorage of Players and Forfeiting Matches
CDSFA Rule Changes
CRA Temporary Dismissal (TD) Rules – U12 and above
2020 – CDSFA rule changes for the 2020 season
2021 – FIFA Laws of the Game – Changes and Clarifications
2021 – CDSFA Rules of Association (February 2021) – changes introduced in 2021 are highlighted in yellow
2021 – CDSFA Judiciary Disciplinary Appeals Regulations as amended February 2021