Referee

Sin bins - 2019/20

Temporary dismissals to be rolled out across all levels of grassroots football! #NoSinNoBin

From the 2019-20 season, temporary dismissals also known as 'sin bins' will be introduced across all levels of grassroots football. Player’s dissent will result in 8/10-minute temporary dismissals (dependent on the duration of the match) from the pitch.

The mandatory rule change will be implemented up to Step 5 of the National League System and Tier 3 and below in women's football. Sin bins of 8/10 minutes will be issued at the discretion of referees as punishment for dissent, and will apply to all levels of grassroots football, including youth, veterans, and disability.

The FA have updated their website with some really useful information regarding sin bins and the match day process which will need to be followed. Please find the link to their webpage below:

www.thefa.com/get-involved/respect/sin-bins

This link provides you with access to Sin Bin FAQ’s, videos and infographics which will help players, clubs officials and referee’s to understand the process in more detail.

The link below also takes you to an online guide to Sin Bins. Whether you are a player, club official or a match official, we hope that you find this tool useful.

https://www.fareferees.co.uk/sin-bins/