Fair Play Prizes for Twenty Top Teams

The winners of the first Oxfordshire FA Fair Play Tables have been revealed with twenty adult teams each inline to receive a £100 voucher based on the

The countywide Fair Play Tables were introduced to recognise and reward adult teams in OFA sanctioned leagues for good behaviour, based on their discipline records, with the top teams from each division receiving £100 voucher at the end of the season.

The initiative was one of a series of plans implemented at the start of the season to promote the key messages of The FA’s Respect programme, whilst also tackling a negative perception of behaviour in the game.

Steve Honey, Discipline & Governance Manager at Oxfordshire FA, said: “Oxfordshire FA look to reward clubs who show exemplary behaviour both on and off the field of play. By publishing these fair play tables, it gives clubs an opportunity to see how their discipline compares with all other teams within their league.

"This is a positive approach to discipline, educating all players and participants of the game which in turn will hopefully bring more enjoyment to football in Oxfordshire."

The twenty winning teams from each of the divisions are:


Oxfordshire Senior League Witney & District FA  Oxford City FA
Heyford Athletic First Witney Royals First St Ebbes FC
Middleton Cheney First Moreton Rangers Reserves  
Freeland Reserves Hailey Reserves  
  Bampton United Reserves  
  Witney Royals Reserves  
  FC Ascott Reserves  
Banbury & District Lord Jersey League Banbury & District Sunday League Over 50s Premier League
Croughton First Pepper Pot First Chinnor Over 50
Charlton & District First The Dog and Gun First Goring United Good Old Boys
Souldern First   Marlow
Manga Exteriors FC Blues    
Chasewell Park Reserves    

A team's disciplinary record is currently based on a points system, dependant on the type of offence and these are explained in detail below:

A)  Cautions =
 - 1 Point for each offence (with the exception of cautions for Dissent which will attract 2 Points).

B)  Sending Offs =
 - S1 - Serious Foul Play - 5 Points
 - S2 - Violent Conduct - 6 Points
 - S3 - Spits at an Opponent - 7 Points
 - S4 & S5 - Denies an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity - 3 Points
 - S6 - Offensive, Insulting and/or Abusive Language - 4 Points
 - S7 - Second Caution - 3 Points

C)  Misconduct Charges =
 -  5 points minimum per case, subject to any increase by the Disciplinary Commission.

To view the full Fair Play Tables for 2016/17 please click here.

For more information about the Fair Play Tables or to talk to somebody about Discipline and Governance please contact Steve Honey, or Sam Charles by calling 01993 894401.