A new scheme to highlight good disciplinary behaviour has been launched by the Northern League as part of the Football Association’s Respect campaign.
The management committee has decided run the scheme which focuses on specific cautions and dismissals for dissent. Three points will be awarded for each C2 caution and 10 points for each S6 dismissal.
There will be a running total of points accrued by each team.
League chairman Glenn Youngman said “We as league are always looking to promote the Respect agenda.
“This scheme is designed to encourage players to show greater respect to the match officials. It will also help to identify which clubs are causing concern”
It is hoped that there will be awards for the teams with the least number of points at the end of the season, but a final decision on any awards are dependent on the FA recognising the part the league is playing in the Respect programme.
A C2 caution is where a player “shows dissent by word or action.”
An S6 dismissal is for “abusive, insulting or offensive language”.
Article: The Northern League