2019 ERSL Hearing Schedule

Please wait in the lobby of the House of Sport until such time that your Hearing Secretary retrieves you for the start of your scheduled hearing time.

Ottawa Hearings

Discipline Hearings will be held in the ERSL office at 2451 Riverside Dr, RA Centre House of Sport, on Wednesday evenings as necessary, according to this schedule.


Club Panel Members
The ERSL General Manager will contact those Clubs scheduled to provide a panel member for the week so that they may provide the name of the representative attending the hearing.  If no hearing is to be held that week, an email will not be sent.


Hearing Date

Panel Member Provided by Club

Panel Member Provided by Club

Wednesday, May 29

Ottawa City

Rockland United

Wednesday, June 12

West Ottawa Soccer

Ottawa South United

Wednesday, June 26

Ottawa TFC

Ottawa Futsal Club

Wednesday, July 10

Ottawa Internationals

Seaway Valley Blazers

Wednesday, July 24

Ottawa Gloucester

Ottawa St Anthony's

Wednesday, August 7

West Carleton

Ottawa South United

Wednesday, August 21


Nepean Hotspurs

Wednesday, September 4


Carleton Place

Wednesday, September 18

Ottawa TFC


Wednesday, September 19

Ottawa Gloucester

Ottawa Internationals

Wednesday, October 2

Ottawa City

West Ottawa Soccer

Kingston Hearings
Discipline Hearings will be held in the SOSA Office at 35 Terry Fox Drive, Unit 201 on Thursday evenings as necessary, according to this schedule.

Hearing Date

Panel Members

Thursday, May 30

Due to the small number of Clubs from SOSA, the ERSL and SOSA will work together on a hearing-by-hearing basis to appoint hearing panel members.  We will employ this approach to avoid conflict of interest and uphold fairness as much as possible.

Thursday, June 13

Thursday, June 14

Thursday, June 27

Thursday, July 11

Thursday, July 25

Thursday, August 8

Thursday, August 22

Thursday, September 5

Thursday, September 19

Thursday,October 3


The method of notification for those required to attend

Hearing notices will be sent directly to the affected Club's Discipline Representative in the case of players, team officials, administrators, or Clubs.  All other parties will be contacted directly, including, but not limited to game officials.


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