FAILURE TO PAY FINES AND FEES ISSUED BY THE LEAGUE
From the commencement of season 2009-2010, the league will try to ensure that all fees and fines that are incurred by teams will fall due at the next fixtures meeting. However, any fines incurred through non-payment will be due within 7 days (or as directed by the League Council) and must, therefore, be delivered to the League Treasurer. In all cases, the payment due date is shown within the fine or fee notification. As a general rule, all teams will be given a 7-day notice period of fines due.
If fines, or fees, are not received by the date shown a further fine, not exceeding £20.00, will be levied on the offending club. Further, any club offending in this manner will be suspended immediately until such time that the full value of outstanding fines, or fees, including any levied due to late payment, are paid in full.
Teams suspended in this manner will forfeit any league and cup fixtures that should be played during the period of suspension.
In line with further directives, fines should be paid on time regardless of any queries or impending appeal.
Teams should also check Directive 33 "League Debt Policy" which outlines the course of action taken against any team that leaves the league and has outstanding debts to the league itself or associates of the league.
Directive 33 also deals with debts that are in respect of pitch payments and fines that are due to Birmingham County Football Association from any team leaving the league and having outstanding figures due for either item.
As with all league fines issued, any fines sent to the clubs in respect of players remain the responsibility of the club to make payment. Non-payment by individual players is a matter for the club itself and not the Solihull & District Oakbourne League.
See fines & fees tables.. Directive 52