Scott Taylor, Cumberland FA Referee Development Officer, said: “Temporary Dismissals (Sin-Bins) were introduced by The FA and have been in place for a while now in our Cumberland FA leagues and applies to clubs at Step 5 and below. The aim is to decrease dissent and improve the match day experience and to support the RESPECT programme. We have put together a handy information guide to highlight how the process works and participants, but especially our CFA Referees, should take the free FA online Sin Bin training module to freshen up their knowledge.”
Q. Will the Referee working on their own be able to control the Sin Bin Period?
A.Yes, if they follow the correct procedure
Q. Can a Temporary Dismissed player warm up?
A.Yes – We want to avoid injury and the purpose of the Sin Bin is to remove from play
Q. What happens if the Team go down to less than 7 players as a result of a Temporary Dismissal?
A. If at any time a team goes under 7 players for any reason – the game will be abandoned