From: John Monk <John.Monk@amateur-fa.com>
Sin Bin Presentation for AFC Clubc, Referees & Players
Last season The FA first trialled the use of temporary suspensions (sin bins) in cases of dissent across a selection of league competitions up and down the Country. In the case of the AFA, the Southern Amateur League took part in the trial. This season the Amateur Football Combination are also going to be using sin bins and from season 2019/20 sin bins will be used in all grassroots competitions.
Some referees have been keen to try out sin bins whilst others have expressed concern about their operation or effectiveness. There is no doubt that a wide variety of opinions exist on the subject. We are keen to support our referees by providing information and training and I am writing to invite you to attend a presentation about sin bins.
We have set up dates and venues for four presentation sessions spread across the London area. I will be giving the presentation which has been put together by The FA. It covers:
Tuesday 14th August
Middlesex FA Headquarters, Rectory Park Avenue, Rectory Park, Northolt UB5 6ED
Wednesday 15th August
Old Finchleians FC, 12 Southover, Woodside Park N12 7JE
Tuesday 21st August
Surrey FA HQ, Meadowbank Football Ground, Mill Lane, Dorking ,Surrey RH4 1DX
Wednesday 22nd August
Bealonians FC The Jack Carter Pavilion Oakfield Playing Fields Barkingside IG6 2JL
I hope that you are able to come along to one of these sessions to learn more about sin bins, how they work, why they are being trialled and the results of the trial from last season.
If you intend to come along to one of the sessions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming which session you will attend so that I can keep track of likely numbers.
John Monk AFA Football Administrator Tel. 0208 733 2613 (Option 3)