Match Officials at all levels of the game can report the misconduct of players both on and off the field of play and reports can be submitted either online via The FA’s Whole Game System (WGS) or via the traditional 'paper-based' system.
Please note that all instances of cautions and dismissals MUST be reported to the County FA; referees have NO discretion on this.
SUBMITTING DISCIPLINE VIA WGS
WGS allows Match Officials to submit reports electronically directly to the relevant County FA without the need to use e-mail, via the referee reporting portal.
Cautions, dismissals and misconduct can be submitted through the WGS for Competitive Matches (League, League Cup, County Cup) and Non Competitive Matches (Pre-Season friendlies):
Referees who submit their discipline reports via WGS do not need to send their reports by any other method. Once submitted, a pdf report will be available to download from the referee dashboard.
Guidance on the process of completing and submitting your reports can be found by clicking on the links below:
Whole Game System Guidance Manual
WGS Referee Reporting Tutorial Video
FA Misconduct Reports – A Guide for Misconduct Report Writing
Click HERE to access the Whole Game System - you will need to know your FAN and password to log in. If you do not know your FAN, then please contact us.
SUBMITTING DISCIPLINE VIA TRADITIONAL ‘PAPER-BASED’ METHOD
If you do not have access to WGS, then please continue to submit reports via e-mail or post and these will be entered manually on to the system by the County FA.
Reports can be submitted via e-mail to discipline@CumberlandFA.com or via post to Cumberland FA, Units 3 & 4, Tithe House, Station Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9QW within 2 days of the fixture taking place (Sundays & Bank Holidays excluded).
To assist in the administration of the misconduct, please include team details on the form. (i.e. 1st, Reserves, U18, U17 etc). Please note that only the approved templates may be used by referees and not any personally designed electronic forms.
When submitting a caution, please ensure that the correct offence (C1 to C7) is inserted. If you are reporting a C1 offence, please ensure you complete the last column as well to define the sub-category of offence. (FA reports only). Standard Misconduct Report Forms should be used to report a player receiving two cautions in a match.
The documents required to submit discipline manually can be downloaded below:
- FA CAUTION REPORT FORM
- FA STANDARD MISCONDUCT REPORT FORM
- FA MISCONDUCT REPORTS - A GUIDE FOR MISCONDUCT REPORT WRITING
Referees and neutral Assistant Referees must attend Personal Hearings when required so to do. If a Referee or Assistant Referee fails to attend, they shall be reported to the appropriate County FA. Any referee having accepted a request to attend a Personal Hearing is then required to close the date with all appropriate Competitions.
Further information regarding attending a Personal Hearing can be found by clicking HERE
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