2015-16 Indoor ERSL Hearing Schedule


Discipline Hearings will be held in the EODSA office at 1150 Morrison Dr on Wednesday evenings, according to this schedule. The ERSL General Manager will contact each club scheduled for that week to ask for the name of the representative attending the hearing.  If no hearing is to be held that week, an email will not be sent.


 If you arrive after 6:00pm for a hearing at the EODSA Office you will need to dial 303 at the building door to be buzzed in.

Hearing Date

Panel Member Provided by Club

Panel Member Provided by Club

Wednesday, November 18

OSU

Capital United

Wednesday, November 25

Nepean Hotspurs

West Ottawa

Wednesday, December 2

Cumberland United

Ottawa Internationals

Wednesday, December 9

Ottawa Gloucester

Nepean Hotspurs

Wednesday, December 16

OSU

Russell

Wednesday, January 6

Ottawa Nepean

West Ottawa

Wednesday, January 13

Cumberland United

St Anthony's

Wednesday, January 20

Ottawa Internationals

Nepean Hotspurs

Wednesday, January 27

Ottawa Nepean

Capital United

Wednesday, February 3

OSU

West Ottawa

Wednesday, February 10

Cumberland United

Ottawa Internationals

Wednesday, February 17

Ottawa Nepean

Nepean Hotspurs

Wednesday, February 24

OSU

St Anthony's

Wednesday, March 2

Ottawa Gloucester

West Ottawa

 

The rights of the accused party to request a postponement

8.2 Request for Postponement
8.2.1 Any party required to attend a hearing may request one (1) postponement of a hearing. The party must  submit a written request which must be received by the Governing Organization no later than four days prior to the date of that hearing, stating the reason for requesting the postponement. All such requests must be  accompanied by the correct fee in the form of a recorded payment. Should the request be denied, the fee  shall be refunded. The Governing Organization shall have full discretion to refund the “Request For Postponement Fee" if sufficient reason warrants such action.

8.2.2 Any game official required to attend does not have to pay the "Request For Postponement Fee” unless he/she is the accused.

8.2.3 In the event that criminal charges are laid as a result of any incident that occurred in a game or in the vicinity of the game’s venue after the game, the case shall proceed in accordance with “Published Rules”, unless the  accused requests a postponement of the hearing in accordance with Policy 8.2.1 . Such “Requests for 
Postponement” shall be granted, but the accused shall remain suspended from all soccer related activity until 
his/ her case is dealt with by the Discipline Hearing Panel.

The rights to bring an adviser, observer(s) and/or witnesses(s) to the hearing

8.6 Advisers, Club Representative, Witnesses and Observers

8.6.1 Advisers

8.6.1.1 An adviser is a person 18 years of age or older who provides advice to any party required to attend a 
Discipline Hearing including the panel and may not act as a witness nor provide any testimony at the 
Discipline Hearing. They may not question the competence of the game official(s) and may question a 
witness for clarification purposes only.

8.6.1.2 The Chair of the Discipline Hearing Panel shall notify any advisers that the hearing will be conducted strictly in accordance with O.S.A. “Published Rules”.

8.6.1.3 An adviser may not be granted an adjournment of the hearing on the grounds that he/she is not familiar with O.S.A. “Published Rules”.

8.6.2 Observers

8.6.2.1 Each party required to attend a Discipline Hearing is entitled to have a maximum of two observers in 
attendance at the Discipline Hearing in order to ensure that a specific party receives a fair hearing. They may 
not act as a witness nor provide any testimony but may speak at the discretion of the Discipline Hearing 
Panel.

8.6.2.2 If an observer interrupts a Discipline Hearing and refuses to stop such interruptions when requested to do so by the Discipline Hearing Panel , he/she shall be required to leave the hearing room, prior to the continuation 
of the hearing.

8.6.3 Club, O.S.R.A., Local Referee Association or League Representative

8.6.3.1 Each Club / O.S.R.A. / Local Referee Association or League is entitled to send a representative to a 
Discipline Hearing at which one of its player(s), team official(s) or administrators or game official(s) is required 
to attend and may serve as an adviser.

8.6.3.2 At a Discipline Hearing for a Game Official Assault case, the Club shall send a representative to the hearing.

8.6.3.3 A Club Representative may also serve as an adviser to a party, usually the accused, and is entitled to the full rights of an adviser, in accordance with Policy 8.5.1.

8.6.3.4 At a Discipline Hearing for a Game Official Assault case, the O.S.R.A. or the Local Referee Association of the assaulted game official shall be requested to send a representative to the hearing.

8.6.5 Witnesses

8.6.5.1 Each party required to attend a Discipline Hearing is entitled to bring witnesses. Witnesses must appear in 
person. Written reports by witnesses are not acceptable.

8.6.5.2 There is no limit to the number of witnesses allowed, but they must add new testimony and the Discipline 
Hearing Panel can restrict the testimony of witnesses if the testimony given becomes repetitious

The rights to receive within 48 hours upon submitting a written request to the organization, a copy of 
the Report(s) of Misconduct and all documentation which will be considered by the Discipline 
Hearing Panel
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