Hi. I was hopeing that my first post would be a more positive one, but hey, that's life.
Anyway, I've just received a letter stating that my club has been fined for not responding to a fine letter within their original deadline. (The letter is dated 8/9/11, with a reply due date of 15/9/11). However, on the Sussex FA's own website it states (published on 1/9/11):
"The FA has amended the response time for Cautions with immediate effect.
Cautions MUST be returned to the Sussex County FA within 14 days not the 7 days as previously stated on our website and Club Statements. This is due to an FA change of regulation on Friday 9th September 2011.
Please check the response date on all correspondence received."
Hence, my actual reply deadline is tomorrow, the 22nd. Obiviously we're not going to pay the additional fine and a reply has already been sent.
I would warn your secretaries and treasurers to make sure they don't get caught out.