CHALLENGE TROPHY MARKING – THE FAIR PLAY SYSTEM
This marking system was introduced in the 2008-2009 season in conjunction with the FA RESPECT programme.
Full details of this marking system and the 16 places awarded in the Challenge Cup as a result of team placement in a "league table" produced by the system are available on the league web site.
Note: Directive Section 3(a) deals solely with the procedures that team should adopt with regard to referees and other match Officials. Section 3(b) deals with the marking system, whereby referees mark the teams, adopted by the league in respect of the awarding of Challenge Cup places. Section 3(c) deals with the same marking system, but taken over a full season to establish the team who will be awarded the fair play trophy. Other prizes, to teams, are associated with this marking system.
These particular prizes are set down by the league council prior to the start of any given season and all teams are made aware.