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    Penalty Appeals Process
    As completed match cards are received and processed, penalties are automatically generated by the website's software.

    All teams have a right of appeal against any penalty imposed upon them. Any such appeal must be made in writing (by post or email) and addressed to the appropriate Divisional Secretary. Appeals may be made at any time during the season.

    Following the cut-off date for completion of fixtures (second Sunday in September), teams have ten days to submit any outstanding match cards. A further seven to ten days then elapses to allow the League to draw up the full list of penalties. Each Club's penalties are then posted to its Secretary giving no less than 21 days notice for the Club to appeal against the imposition of each penalty.

    The League Committee convenes in late October each year to consider the grounds for any appeal. Appeals may also be made in person at the meeting provided that the appropriate Divisional Secretary has been given seven days notice of such attendance. Personal attendance is also subject to the committee having been provided with formal written grounds of appeal in advance of the appeals meeting. Where no appeal has been made, the penalty is automatically imposed. Where an appeal has been received, the relevant Divisional Secretary submits the facts to the committee and a consensus is reached as to whether to allow or dismiss the appeal in whole or part. This decision is based upon several factors including: the nature of the offence, mitigating factors, intent, the effect of the offence upon other teams, the responsibility of each team captain to know the League's rules, and the history of similar incidents involving the Club.

    Revised league tables are then published on the website a few days later in readiness to be ratified at the Annual General Meeting usually held in early December.

    All monetary fines due from each Club are payable the following March when the League holds its Business Meeting prior to the start of the new season.