ANSSACC DISCIPLINARY POLICY - Version 2018
• To have consistency, transparency and a documented process for dealing with conduct that is contrary to the Sikh Games or puts the Sikh Games in disrepute a Demerit System will be used to manage disciplinary actions. The demerit system would impose set penalties (points and financial fines) that must be followed thus removing any sense of bias or unjust treatment.
• The system would work like the road rules demerit system and provide clubs, players and managers an advanced understanding of what penalties will apply for mis-conduct of various forms.
2.0 Demerit System
• Each club will be awarded 30 demerit points
• The demerits points will work on a 3-year rolling system
• Demerit points will be received back after 3 years from date of offence
• If a club gathers 30 or more demerit points in a 3-year period they will be de-registered from ANSSACC and not be able to participate at the Sikh Games for a minimum of 1 year
o Management and coaching personal will also receive individual bans for a minimum of 1 year
• If a team within a club gathers 20 or more points in a 3-year period that team will not be able to participate at the Sikh Games for a minimum of 1-year ANSSACC. This rule is designed to ensure that entire club is not punished for poor conduct from just one particular team.
• It is Club management’s responsibility to understand the demerit point system and ensure their club conducts itself in the spirit of the Australian Sikh Games and to take necessary action to address poor behaviour from its members.
• The following table details the common mis-conduct that has occurred in past at the Australian Sikh Games and the associated demerit point and fines that will be imposed. This table acts as a guideline and ANSSACC may vary the penalties if the situation warrants.
• For misconduct not falling into any categories detailed below will be dealt on a case by case basis by ANSSACC in line with this demerit system.
|Conduct/Action||Demerit Points||Monetary Fine|
|Members of the hosting Regional ANSSACC will not host any tournaments from 1 January up until 30 days after the Australian Sikh Games.||30 points||$3,000|
|Bringing the Australian Sikhs Games in disrepute||20 points||$2,000|
|Causing disruption to tournament||15 points||$1,500|
|Gambling on events||10 points||$1,000|
|Match fixing||10 points||$1,000|
|Violence towards a referee||10 points||$1,000|
|Violence towards an opposition player||Per offence:|
1 point - minor offence
3 points - major offence
5 points - severe offence
|Causing Disruption to smooth running of AGM (Swearing, Aggressive behaviour, not allowing the meeting to proceed)||5 points||$500|
|Drug policy breach||5 points||$500|
|Refusal to follow ANSSACC instructions||3 points||$300|
|Derogatory Remark regarding Sikh Games or ANSSACC and Local Committees in media or social media||3 points||$300|
|Unauthorised entry to the AGM||3 points||$300|
|Providing forged or false information||3 points||$300|
|Harassment of Sport Coordinators, ANASSACC Officials and Volunteers||3 points||$300|
|Fielding Ineligible Players||3 points per offence||$300|
|Insulting conduct (swearing, hand gestures etc) towards opposition, officials, referees, spectators.||2 points||$200|
|Invading the playing field||2 points per person||$200 per person|
|Poor Spectator inappropriate behaviour (swearing, teasing, arguing)||2 points||$200|
|Late payment of membership fees||1 point||$100|
|Failure to provide team sheet by required date||1 point||$100|
|Failure to provide player identification documentation by required date||1 point||$100|