Appeal to West Region Soccer League
Disciplinary action shall be taken in accordance with the OSA Published Rules and the WRSL Discipline Procedures. The following guidelines will apply:
1. In cases where OSA Published rules provide for Discipline by Review (DBR), the accused player or Team/Club Official does not have to appear for a hearing. If the accused person does not request a hearing or does not file an appeal within Seventy-Two (72) hours of the game where the offence occurred, not including weekends or statutory holidays, he/she will be found guilty and the applicable penalties and/or fines, established by the OSA for the offence for which he/she has been charged shall apply. Player ID booklets must have the League SPECIFIED SUSPENSION RECORDED BY THE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
2. Any request for a hearing shall be submitted on the appropriate form and accompanied by a Hearing Fee of fifty dollars ($50). The hearing fee shall be reimbursed only if the Discipline Panel finds the accused not guilty. An accused who has requested a hearing and fails to appear for the hearing shall forfeit the Hearing Fee.
Complete the your appeal on the form and forward with payment to:
25 LaMantia Avenue
WRSL Appeal Form - doc
WRSL Appeal Form - pdf
Your rights of appeal to the Ontario Soccer Association
You have the right to appeal the decision of the Western Region Soccer League (WRSL).
This decision may be appealed to the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) and may
be appealed by any party affected by the decision.
The letter of appeal must specify your rationale for appealing the decision
of the WRSL. Your rational must include:
a. New facts not available when the WRSL decision was made or not available
at previous hearings; or
b. Specific procedural errors made by the WRSL or at previous hearings; or
c. Specific instances where Articles and
Rules have been wrongly interpreted by WRSL or at previous hearings.
Alleged excessive fine, fee, bond or suspension.
Failure to provide an
adequate rationale will result in your appeal being ruled out of order and
The appeal shall be submitted in writing by registered mail, recognized
Courier Service or by hand delivery or by fax or by email to:
Ontario Soccer Association
The Soccer Centre
7601 Martin Grove
Fax (905) 264-9445
When registered mail or recognized courier service is used to submit the
appeal, it must be postmarked or dated no more than five (5) working days from
the receipt of the written decision rendered by the WRSL..
delivered faxed or emailis used to submit the appeal:
a) it must be
received at the OSA Provincial Office no later than five (5) working days from
the receipt of the written decision rendered by the WRSL.
recorded payment must be received with the hand delivery or within five response
days after the receipt of the email or fax
c) in cases of disputed
delivery date regarding appeals submitted by hand delivery fax or email, it is
the responsibility of the Appellant to prove which date that the appeal was
received at the OSA Provincial Office.
A copy of the letter of appeal may be sent to the WRSL, however, it is the
responsibility of the OSA to advise all relevant parties of the appeal and to
provide them with a copy of the appeal.
The appeal to the OSA must include:
1. a letter of appeal;
appeal fee of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) by certified cheque or
3. a copy of the decision being appealed.
If the appeal
is upheld, the appeal fee shall be refunded to the appellant.
For additional information about appeals, call the OSA at (905) 264-9390.
Mail any correspondence to the WRSL as follows:
25 LaMantia Avenue