RUNDLE MALL SA 5000
GROUND STEWARDS - ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
All teams must provide a minimum of one (1) person to act in the role of Ground Steward for allFFSA Men's Amateur Collegiate Soccer League (CSL)sanctioned games.
The chosen person to act in the role of Ground Steward should - where possible - not be a participant in the match, i.e. player, coach, club assistant match official, team manager, physio etc.
Rather a club official such as the chairperson or a club committee member or a player having already played or not participating in the match or a long-standing and regular club spectator should otherwise be appointed to undertake duties as a Ground Steward.
Where this is not possible, i.e. due to insufficient number of club participants attending the match, the person to act in the role of Ground Steward should prima facie be a substitute player. Where the substitute player is substituted on - then the player being substituted off should assume the role of Ground Steward.
Should there be no substitute players, then the team captain will act as the Ground Steward for matters both on and off the field where called upon by the match official.
Ground Stewards will be identifiable by wearing a fluro yellow bib marked Ground Steward.
For team captains assigned to undertake the Ground Steward role, the captains armband will suffice.
Prior to the commencement of each game, the Ground Steward from each team is required tointroduce themselves to the match official.
Ground Stewards are responsible for undertaking the following roles:
a. Ensure that only players and officials are within the technical areas
b. Ensure that the FFA Spectator Code of Conduct is being followed by their own supporters.
If a spectator is not behaving in accordance to the FFA Spectator Code of Conduct, a Ground Steward should approach the person and remind him/her of the requirements.
c.Assist the Match Official and Assistant Match Officials if and as required.
d. Submit a written report via the appropriate Ground Steward Report Template to the CSL and FFSA, where applicable, reporting any inappropriate behaviour.
Grounds Stewards should not at any time engage in any verbal or physical altercations.
A Ground Steward may approach a person that is associated with their club and make a request to that person to behave appropriately, however if this is not followed, the Ground Steward should not confront the person but rather post match submit a report to the CSL and FFSA outlining the incident.
All Ground Stewards are responsible for their own spectators, and Ground Stewards should not become involved with the opposition spectators.
If spectators from the opposing club are not behaving in accordance with the FFA Spectator Code of Conduct and no action is being taken by that club's own Ground Steward, a report should be submitted on the appropriate Ground Steward Report Template to the CSL and FFSA during normal business hours on the Monday following the weekend games.
Where a game is played on Friday or Saturday the protest shall be submitted by close of business Monday.
Where a game is played mid-week the protest shall be submitted within 24 hours of the end of the match to which the protest relates.
While acting in the role of a Ground Steward, the person must not consume alcohol or smoke.
On receipt of the report, the relevant competition coordinator will determine what action is required.
Please note that further information may be sought from the Ground Steward.
Once the report has been actioned and an outcome is known, this information will be provided to both the Ground Steward and the club that submitted the report to the CSL and FFSA.
A fine will be applied to clubs that do not provide the required number of Ground Stewards at all sanctioned FFSA Men's Amateur CSL matches.
CSL Executive Committee