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Temporary Dismissal Briefing Sessions

Lincolnshire FA is set to deliver a number of briefing evenings throughout the county to provide key information to referees, players, leagues and club officials on the implementation of Temporary Dismissals (Sin Bins).

The International Football Board (IFAB) has amended the Laws of the Game for the 2019/20 season to introduce Temporary Dismissals into all grassroots football, which has been defined by The FA Referees Committee - following a consultation with leagues - as Step 5 and below. 

National FAs had a choice of whether to apply to all cautions or just dissent. The FA decided it will only be used in cases of dissent.

It is important that all referees and at least one club representative should attend one of these events. If you have been part of one of the trial leagues in Grimsby or Peterborough last season, you are not required to attend.


Please follow the hyperlinks below to select and book onto a briefing session. If you require further information, please contact Lincolnshire FA’s Referee Development Officer on or 07870 349245.

Boston - Tuesday 4 June

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Venue: The Pilgrim Lounge, Boston United FC, York Street, Boston, PE21 6JN

Gainsborough - Wednesday 12 June

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Roses Sports Ground and Community Hall, North Warren Road, Gainsborough DN21 2TU

Lincoln - Wednesday 19 June

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Ruston Sports & Social Club, Newark Road, Lincoln, LN6 8RN

Sleaford - Wednesday 26 June


Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Sleaford New Life Conference & Events Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford, NG34 7JP
All of the briefings will last no longer than two hours and all match officials and clubs must attend to ensure they are aware of this fundamental change ahead of the 2019/20 season.