written reasons

Key information

Standard Dismissal (Red Card) - 7 Days from the date printed on the paperwork

Caution (Yellow Card) - 14 Days from the date printed on the paperwork

Misconduct - 14 Days from the date printed on the paperwork (Serious cases including Abandoned matches is 7 days)

If you fail to respond on time to any of these elements late fines are automatically added at midnight of the due date.

The Whole Game System (‘WGS’) is available for all clubs to deal with their discipline and to pay other fees and invoices online from the start of the 2015-16 season. Here are the five easy steps to take in order to deal with discipline cases:

Log in via the Club Portal

You will need to use your FAN (Football Association Number) or email address and associated password handy. If you don't have a password there is a facility on the WGS login page for you to be able to reset it.

Click on your role as "Club Secretary" and follow the "Discipline" tab

This is the tab which will appear on the left hand side of your screen. You can respond to each case individually.

Check all player information is still correct

You will find that your player information may be already populated. Check this is all correct, and amend any information where necessary.

Respond to each charge accordingly

By linking to the referees report, the system will ask you to respond to each case.


Online payment is provided through Barclaycard’s Smartpay, a reliable and secure system that is used extensively across the world.

To go straight to the Whole Game System login page which gives access to your club’s discipline please click here

If you come across an error message when trying to pay, please see this guide on what to do. Click here

The easiest and quickest way to pay fees, fines and charges is online using the Whole Game System (see below).

PLEASE NOTE: If you come across an error message when trying to pay, please see this guide on what to do. Click here

From the 1st January 2020, any cheques that are sent through will face an automatic charge of £3.50. we would prefer you not to use this method of payment because it is less reliable, more likely to result in delayed payment and also more time consuming (for you and for us) than the online system. In due course we intend to phase out cheque payments completely.


The Discipline Team

By Phone: 020 8733 2613

By Email: Discipline@Amateur-FA.com


We welcome any feedback and are always available to help you with your queries. Click the button below to send an enquiry and a member of our Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Fair play on & off the pitch

Rules and Regulations

FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.

  • Laws of the Game
  • Discipline
  • Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Inclusion

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