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Additional Sin Bin Training Dates Confirmed

New Temporary Dismissals Take Effect from 2019/20 Season (July Update)

Following an intensive ten-week period of Sin Bin Training events across the county, the Essex County FA are adding twelve more sessions to the schedule in a bid to encourage clubs and referees to learn about this important change to the laws of the game.

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 1st July 2019.

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 5 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. To date, close to 2,000 participants have attended one of the initial 34 sessions.

All training sessions are 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 various 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 all upcoming sessions can be found below:

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)

Thursday 4th July: Hamptons Sport & Leisure (Chelmsford) (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Monday 8th July: Skylark Hotel, Southend (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Thursday 11th July: Dagenham & Redbridge FC (7:30-9:00pm): (Book Online)

Monday 15th July: Hamptons Sport & Leisure (Chelmsford) (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Thursday 18th July: Skylark Hotel, Southend (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Wednesday 24th July: Stanway Rovers FC (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Monday 29th July: Aveley FC (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Thursday 1st August: Hamptons Sport & Leisure (Chelmsford) (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Monday 5th August: Dagenham & Redbridge FC (7:30-9:00pm): (Book Online)

Wednesday 7th August: Stanway Rovers FC (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Thursday 8th August: Aveley FC (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

Wednesday 14th August: Stanway Rovers FC (7:30-9:00pm) (Book Online)

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