‘Sin Bin’ Trial heading to the Kent County Premier League

At the start of Season 18/19, all games in the Premier Division in the KCFL will be included in a trial using `sin bins’.

“Temporary dismissals” were introduced by the Football Association in step seven – six tiers below the National League – and leagues below in 2017-18.

The dismissals only apply to yellow cards for dissent, with players leaving the field for 10 minutes.

“I am delighted with the overall response towards last season’s trial,” the FA’s Mark Ives said.

“Whilst the general fall in dissent across the leagues involved has been fantastic to see, it is the collective sentiment towards the scheme and desire to continue with it that have been particularly encouraging.”

A total of 31 leagues at step seven or below, as well as tier five and below in the women’s English football pyramid took part last season, resulting in a 38% reduction in dissent.

This campaign 61 other leagues will join the trial,including the KCL, while in 2019-20 all leagues at step seven or below will join.

For more from the Kent County League please visit their website here

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