Peter Jordan, Secretary
Tel mob: 07710 016192
Tel home: 01562 882176
- Dai Scard (Chair), Peter Jordan (Sec), Mike Tremlett (Referees) attend all meetings. Other members (2 or 3) are invited from the North Midlands Full Committee.
- The player is expected to attend usually with supporters – witness to the incident and character witness.
- The player and witnesses sit to face the panel – referee to the side.
The Hearing – Start
- Chairman welcomes all attending and makes introductions.
- Chairman reads out the charge and asks for a plea. Witnesses depart – player and referee remain.
- Referee invited to comment on his report – only do so if something is to add.
- Player asked if he has seen the report and give evidence.
- Player questioned by the panel.
- Witnesses to the incident are called to give evidence and answer questions.
If offences are not admitted
- Player, referee and witnesses retire while panel decide whether to proceed. Then receive evidence.
- All return to hear decision. If not proven, case is dismissed – however if on the balance of probabilities it is more likely then the offence is proved.
If case is proved (admitted)
- Character witnesses called and heard and questioned.
- Past 5 years playing record determined.
- All again leave for panel to decide on the penalty.
- All return to hear decision from the Chairman, reason for the decision and receive notification in writing.
Options available to the panel
- Not Proven
- Sending off sufficient
- Caution / Reprimand
Period of suspension – Guidelines from the RFU.