The Whole Game System (WGS) is where all cautions / send offs are recorded by the referee.
Cautions and sendings off are basic tick sheets so easy to complete
Remember from 2019-20 the use of Temporary Dismissals (Sinbins) come into operation in Grassroots; see separate page on this website
Details of old system:
The FA Guide and the necessary forms can be found at The FA website
Misconduct Reports – click on title or picture for link to blank reports
The FA Whole Game System (WGS) is now available to all referees for recording cautions and send offs. Go to the NRCFA login to enter details.
However, the old system is still available (see below).
The following is a extract from the NRCFA website where you also find info about the WGS:
It is vital that when match officials report misconduct, you submit the forms to the correct association for processing. Not doing so causes significant delays to the disciplinary process and creates additional work for those involved by having to advise where reports should be sent to. Therefore, it is essential that when officiating in a match, you are aware of where to send both participating teams’ disciplinary reports. If you are in any doubt then please refer to the details that follow, or by contacting the FA Referees or Disciplinary Departments, or North Riding FA, who will be able to advise you.
All misconduct reports should be sent to the local County Association that the team affiliates to (in other words the County that the team plays in), other than teams participating in more senior football and cup competitions.
Multi-Caution Match Report Form
Referees are only required to complete one form per fixture and distribute just a copy to the appropriate association(s) giving details of the fixture, details of the player(s) cautioned and the code for the offence that has been committed, (ie C1 to C7). No other information is required.
Please remember when using this form that the following guidance needs to be taken into consideration:
1. This form is to be used for cautions only.
2. Players receiving two cautions in a game must be reported on the standard misconduct reporting form.
3. Players sent off or other reports of misconduct need to be reported individually on the standard misconduct report form.
4. A copy of the form needs to be sent to each County that is affected. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the referee to photocopy the form and send to each appropriate association. However, you are required to still include the details of all of the cautions on one form.
5. To assist associations in the administration of the misconduct, please include team details on the form. (i.e. 1st, reserves, U18, U17 etc).
6. The Microsoft Excel version of the form will enable the referee to complete the form electronically and submit to the appropriate association by email (see details on form). The referee must have Microsoft Excel installed in order for this form to work. Please remember that it is important to keep a copy of any Multi-Caution Match report forms submitted in the event of there being any queries.
Standard Misconduct Report Form Template
This form should be used to report:
1. Players receiving two cautions in a game and therefore dismissed from the field of play.
2. Players sent off or other reports of misconduct, need to be reported individually on the standard misconduct report form.
An electronic version of the Standard Misconduct report form has been created in Microsoft Excel and in pdf and is available by downloading the documents below. This will enable the referee to complete the form electronically and submit to the appropriate association by email (see details on form). The referee must have Microsoft Excel installed in order for this form to work. Again, this will enable the referee to complete the form electronically and submit to the appropriate association by email. Please remember that it is important to keep a copy of any Standard Misconduct report forms submitted in the event of there being any queries or if a Personal Hearing is requested. Please note that only the approved templates attached below by referees and not any personally designed electronic forms. Referees that do not have access to the internet or are unable to download the forms should contact their local County Association who will send them paper copies by post.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above please contact NRCFA on 01642 717773 or Ross Joyce (Referee Development Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07872 469952.