PROPOSED FOOTBALL WAGGA WAGGA SIN BIN RULE EXPLAINED
The Sin Bin rule will be introduced to the Football Wagga competition in season 2024 across all age groups and grades to reduce dissent and improve the match day experience for referees.
Dissent can be categorised into three themes that can land you in the Sin Bin:
Personal: The dissent is specifically aimed at a match official
Public: Publicly and vocally disagreeing with a referees decision to intentionally undermine their authority
Provocative: The dissenter utilises language and gestures in a manner that is hurtful, inappropriate or unsporting
How do you find yourself in the Sin Bin?
The Sin Bin is a mandatory ruling for all matters of dissent directed at the referee.
Players will only be sent to the Sin Bin for dissent caution offences.
Referees can send players to the Sin Bin when players use words or gestures that question or undermine the referees decisions. Some examples can include:
Shouting at the referee
Questioning the referees ability
Slamming the ball into the ground or kicking the ball away
Sarcastically clapping a decision
Attempting to influence the referee to get an opposing player cautioned
A player will be sent to the Sin Bin for 10 minutes for matches greater than 60 minutes in duration. For matches of 60 minutes or less, a player will be sent to the Sin Bin for 5 minutes. The match referee is the sole judge of the time and the player can only return with the permission of the referee. The Sin Bin time will begin from the time the sin binned player leaves the field of play.
What if the Sin Bin period does not expire before half-time, full-time or extra-time?
If the Sin Bin period does not expire before the end of the first-half, the remainder of the Sin Bin will continue to the second-half.
If the Sin Bin period does not expire before the end of the second-half, the remainder of the Sin Bin will continue into extra-time.
If the Sin Bin period does not expire before the end of extra-time, the player can still participate in penalties.
The Sin Bin period only applies to the current game being played and is not carried over into the next round or game to be played.
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