To players and club officials: Unfortunately the committee have recently had to discipline several registered players for comments made on the Associations Official Facebook Page, which is visible to players, match official, sponsors and possible sponsors.
We would like to remind you all that comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages that criticise a match official or the Association can lead to disciplinary action against players and/or their club. As has been previously stated numerous times without match officials or a committee there is no League and negative comments about individuals posted on the internet may make them consider their availability in the future. The Executive Committee are available if you have anything you would like to discuss and would encourage any comments whether they are positive or negative to be passed directly and privately.
Having previously posted a warning and a reminder earlier in the season there will now be a zero tolerance approach taken. Any comments criticising Match Officials, opposition players/clubs or Committee Members will result in disciplinary action being taken against the individual or individuals.
Whether you agree or not about the possibility of disciplinary action due to comments made on-line is unfortunately not for discussion. The rules have been implemented by the Association as a result of a vote at the AGM where representatives from all teams were in attendance and voted in the rule change unanimously. The rules have been implemented and bring us in line with other Associations.
As a reminder a first offence is a warning, second offence is a fine, a third offence is a one match ban. Or if the fine is not paid, it will result in a suspension until the fine is paid.