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Oxfordshire FA partner with Sport Integrity Matters for disciplinary investigations

Our new partnership will see Sport Integrity Matters conduct disciplinary investigation on our behalf this season.

Oxfordshire County FA are delighted to announce a new partnership with Sport Integrity Matters, who for the 2023/24 season will conduct all disciplinary investigation on behalf of the County FA.

As part of our continued efforts to provide the highest levels of service to our members, Oxfordshire FA is delighted to announce they have partnered with Sport Integrity Matters (SIM) to conduct disciplinary investigations on our behalf.  

SIM was founded by former FA Head of Judicial Services, Mark Ives, and provides support and independent advice to a number of County FAs on a range of disciplinary and governance matters. 

Under the new partnership, SIM will liaise with relevant parties to collect statements relating to disciplinary incidents involving Clubs and Participants affiliated to Oxfordshire FA. They will then provide the County with a case file, at the conclusion of their investigation, containing all relevant evidence and recommendations for charges.  

As part of the process, Oxfordshire FA retain overall responsibility over discipline within the County, which includes the final say over whether a charge is to be raised and appointing commissions to hear cases.

Andrew Evans, Governance Manager at Oxfordshire FA, said “We are delighted to have partnered with Mark and wider SIM team. We have worked closely with SIM on previous consolidated cases and have always been impressed with their efficiency, empathy, and attention to deal on all cases. The Oxfordshire FA are always looking to improve our members experiences, through this partnership we will."

In the unlikely event that you are contacted to provide statements to support an investigation, we ask all our Club and Match Officials to assist SIM with their investigation as if you had been contacted directly by a member of County FA staff.

If you have any questions regarding disciplinary cases within Oxfordshire, please contact