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Club Disciplinary Code

The Disciplinary Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice Chair and the Captains of the Mens and Ladies sides. This Committee must meet within four days of an event warranting a disciplinary decision, the result of which will be transmitted to the offender through his/her captain as soon as possible. Should the event also be subject to an investigation by the Governing Body (or an affiliate body such as the Umpire Association), the Club Disciplinary process will only start once that investigation has been completed.

The scope of the Disciplinary Committee and its rules will be to cover any type of hockey where members represent Phoenix and Ranelagh Hockey Club - outdoor, indoor, junior and mixed, and where members of Phoenix and Ranelagh are representing other clubs/organisations and are subject to an official penalty.

The following are the mandatory minimum penalties prescribed in the regulations for the enforcement of discipline by the National Governing Body (as at September 2016). Phoenix and Ranelagh may impose additional penalties including suspension as it may deem fit.

The mandatory minimum periods of suspension for the following offences shall be:

a) where physical violence is not used, attempted or threatened - 16 days
b) where physical violence is used, attempted or threatened to a player or any other person - 30 days
c) where physical violence is used, attempted or threatened to an umpire or properly appointed tournament or match official - 60 days

There is no right of appeal other than against that part of the penalty in excess of 16 days. For a second and subsequent red card offence in any period of 12 months the maximum penalty imposed shall be double to that prescribed above.

Yellow card offences will be recognised by the Club and recorded. Any player receiving 3 yellow cards will be subject to a disciplinary hearing. Any player receiving a yellow card for dissent will be subject to a disciplinary hearing.

All offences will be subject to the Disciplinary Code as published by England Hockey

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