1.1 The purpose of these Regulations is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Association and the English FA under which the Association has agreed to permit the English FA to exercise authority and jurisdiction, in respect of the disciplinary offences defined below, over those Member Clubs of the Association (and those individuals employed by or associated with such Member Clubs) defined below.
1.2 The Association will continue to exercise sole and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the said Member Clubs (and those individuals employed by or associated with such Member Clubs) in all other matters arising under the Association’s Rules (or Regulations, orders, bye-laws, codes or otherwise made under or arising out of the Rules) not expressly ceded to the English FA under these Regulations. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Regulations shall cede authority or jurisdiction to the English FA in respect of any disciplinary offence arising out of a comment or other statement to the media about Association or any aspect of football in Wales made by or on behalf of a Member Club or those individuals employed by or associated with such Member Club. In the event of conflict between this clause and any other provision of these Regulations, the provisions of this clause will prevail.
1.3 Any Member Club affected by these Regulations will remain a member of the Association and nothing in these Regulations shall affect such membership. The Association will continue processing the registrations and transfers of the Member Clubs and their players in accordance with FIFA Statutes.
1.4 In these Regulations, save where the context otherwise requires, references to any capitalised word, term or phrase shall have the same meaning as set out in the Rules of the Association.
2.1 These Regulations apply only to any Member Club of the Association (“Ceded Club”) playing from time to time in the English Premier League, Championship, Division 1 or Division 2 (“English Leagues”).
2.2 These Regulations apply to all teams of a Ceded Club, whether the men’s first team playing in the relevant English League or any other team of the Ceded Club (of any age group or category) playing in a league or competition organised by, or sanctioned by or under, the English FA.
2.3 These Regulations do not apply to any team of a Ceded Club playing in a league or competition organised by, or sanctioned by or under, the Association.
3.1 The Ceded Clubs (and those individuals employed by or associated with them) will submit to and accept the authority and jurisdiction of the English FA (in substitution for the authority and jurisdiction of the Association) in respect only of the following disciplinary matters set out or referred to in section E1 of the rules of the English FA (“Ceded Offences”). Solely for the purpose of the disciplinary matters listed below in this clause 3.1 (and not in any other part of these Regulations), references to any capitalised word, term or phrase shall have the same meaning as set out or referred to in section E1 of the Rules of the English FA. The Ceded Offences are:-
3.2 To the extent there is any difference or conflict between the wording or scope of a Ceded Offence and a Disciplinary Offence under the Association’s Rules, the wording and scope of the Ceded Offence will apply.
4.1 The procedures of the English FA will apply in substitution for those of the Association in respect of any Ceded Club (or any individual employed by or associated with the Ceded Club) charged with or accused of a Ceded Offence.
4.2 If as a consequence of the procedures of the English FA in respect of a Ceded Offence, the Ceded Club (or any individual employed by or associated with the Ceded Club) is ordered to pay any fine or other financial penalty, such payment shall be made to the English FA.