Following a successful two-year pilot period, The FA have sanctioned the use of Temporary Dismissals (more commonly known as ‘Sin Bins’) for dissent offences in grassroots football from season 2019/20.
Four leagues in Essex implemented Sin Bins for cautions shown for dissent in season 2018/19, with three Adult Saturday leagues (ProKit UK Essex Olympian League, County Motor Works Vauxhall Mid Essex League and the Southend Borough & District Football Competition) joined in participation by the Braintree & North Essex Sunday League.
For the start of the 2019/20 season, in accordance with the laws of the game as determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), Sin Bins will become mandatory across all leagues within the country at Step Five of the FA National League System and below. County FAs will have responsibility for training participants at Step 7 and below.
This change will have a direct impact on referees, players, clubs and leagues throughout Essex and, as such, a number of essential training sessions have been arranged to allow participants to understand the process of Sin Bins and how they will operate on a matchday.
All training sessions will be free of charge and have been restricted to 100 attendees only to allow individuals to engage and ask any relevant questions. A range of venues have been booked throughout the county, with sessions taking place across different weekday evenings and on weekend mornings to provide a range of options for attendance.
The training is aimed to be delivered to match officials and team managers (or captains) as these individuals will be directly affected by the change, and we encourage participants to book onto a session as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Links to the booking platform for the following sessions can be found below:
Tuesday 18th June: Aveley FC (7:00-9:00pm) (Fully Booked)
Wednesday 19th June: Chelmsford City FC (7:00-9:00pm) (Fully Booked)
Saturday 22nd June: Aveley FC (10:00am-12:00pm) (Fully Booked)
Sunday 23rd June: Chelmsford City FC (10:00am-12:00pm) (Fully Booked)
Monday 24th June: Frenford Clubs (Ilford) (7:00-9:00pm) (Fully Booked)
Tuesday 25th June: Dagenham & Redbridge FC (7:30-9:00pm): (Book Online)
Friday 28th June: Chelmsford City FC (7:00-9:00pm) (Fully Booked)
Saturday 29th June: Hornchurch Library (1:00-2:30pm): (Book Online)
Monday 1st July: University of Essex (7:00-9:00pm) (Fully Booked)