Rule Number 38

Signal 17 Signal 15

SANCTIONS

The referee can impose any combination of the following sanctions for illegal-play depending on the severity and/or frequency of offences being penalised. The referee may send a player off the playing area for varying periods depending on the severity and/or frequency of offence being penalised.
Timing of send-offs is suspended for periods of time out or intervals of play.
.1 Goal-penalty-shot. Signal 16 and time out applies.
.1.1. A goal-penalty-shot will be awarded for any deliberate and/or dangerous offence in the six (6) meter area where a player is fouled in the act of shooting, or passing or positioning for a near certain goal. The act of shooting begins when a player has contact with the ball, with their hand or paddle, and is clearly attempting or preparing for a shot.
.1.2. A goal-penalty-shot can be awarded for an offence where a player, outside the 6 meter area, is fouled in the act of shooting or passing or positioning for a near certain goal, whilst the goal is not otherwise defended if no attempt is made to avoid illegal play (deliberate) and/or an offence where paddle contact with the ball in the opponents hand or any illegal play that endangers the opposition occurs (dangerous).
.1.3. A Goal Penalty Shot will be awarded for a deliberate and/or dangerous infringement on a player within the six (6) meter area who is attempting to take a free-shot.
.2 Free shot. Signal 15 applies.
.2.1. A Free shot may be a direct shot at goal. General play resumes when the ball has traveled one meter horizontally or changed possession to another player of the team. A free shot will be awarded for offences where a goal-penalty-shot, free throw, corner throw, goal-line throw, side line throw or a centre re-start has not been awarded.
.3 Free throw. Signal 14 applies.
.3.1. A Free throw may not be direct at goal. General play resumes when the ball has traveled one meter horizontally or changed possession to another player of the team. A free throw will be awarded when a goal-penalty-shot or free shot has not been awarded.
.4 Player sent off for the rest of the game.
Signal 17 with a red card applies.
.4.1. A red card must be awarded to a player receiving a second yellow card for any reason.
.4.2. A red card should be awarded when a yellow card is disputed or has not had the desired effect of causing the player to control their play or attitude.
.4.3. A red card should be awarded if a personal attack on a player occurs.
.4.4. A red card should be awarded for repeated and continuous foul or abusive language.
.4.5. If a player is sent off for the rest of the game, the player cannot be replaced by a substitute.
.5 Player sent off for two (2) minutes.
Signal 17 with a yellow card applies.
.5.1. A yellow card must be awarded to a player receiving a third green card for any reason.
.5.2. A yellow card should be awarded for a deliberate and/or dangerous foul that prevents the scoring of a near certain goal where the referee feels that the awarding of only a free shot will not have the desired effect.
.5.3. A yellow card should be awarded for dangerous illegal play, that is deliberate, repeated, or where no attempt is made to avoid dangerous play.
.5.4. A yellow card should be awarded for repeated and continuous disputing of referee?s decisions.
.5.5. A yellow card should be awarded for foul or abusive language.
.5.6. Players sent off must obey the rules of entry to the playing area
.6 Warning.
Signal 17 with a green card applies.
.6.1. A green card should be awarded for deliberate unsporting behavior of major influence to the state of the game.
.6.2. A green card should be awarded for unnecessary verbal communication to the referee, dangerous play and/or unsporting behaviour.
.7 Team Warning.
Signal 17 with a green card applies. A team warning occurs when a referee awards a green card to all players on a team.
.7.1. A team warning will be awarded for repeated infringements of a particular offence by more than one player of the same team.
.7.2. After a team warning has been given, a yellow card will be awarded to any player of that team for any subsequent infringement for the same offence.

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