RBFA Commissions

Commissions

 

National Studies Commission

The National Studies Commission is the RBFA’s legislative body. It is responsible for studying and eventually approving all proposals for any amendments to the regulatory provisions as well as all points placed on the agenda by the Executive Committee.

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Referral Commission

This commission can be described as the RBFA’s Supreme Court. Any party who believes that procedural errors have been made during the handling of its complaint can submit a request for referral. The commission will then examine whether for example the regulations have been interpreted correctly or whether the defence’s rights were infringed, without giving an opinion on the grounds for the case.

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Investigating Commission

The Investigating Commission is charged with its mandates involving match fixing and doping. The Executive Committee can also charge this commission with other investigations.

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Control Board

The Control Board rules on the basis of its dossiers concerning infringements related to:

  • Match fixing in Amateur Football
  • Doping
  • Match disturbances
  • Transfers

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Players Status Committee

This committee handles players’ complaints related to non-payment of salaries, compensation and expenses in clubs in the third national division or lower.

 If it involves players with a paid player contract then an arbitration board must be set up within the committee to handle the case. To begin this procedure both parties must voluntarily sign an arbitration agreement and appoint an arbitrator.

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supports the Executive Committee in the Association’s financial management. Its tasks include ensuring that the expenditure of the Association’s bodies does not exceed the limits authorised. If necessary this committee also introduces economic measures.

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Commission for the National Help Fund

This commission examines problems related to the Federal Solidarity Fund. In addition it monitors compliance with FSF regulations. It can also make a number of initial rulings.

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Legal Commission

The Legal Commission handles disputes, in the form of arbitration, between clubs (amateur football, i.e. third division and lower) and trainers, non-player concerned or third parties and between clubs (of which at least one is involved in amateur football).

The most common disputes are non-compliance with the trainer’s employment contracts, non-payment of funds owed as a result of non-appearance at a tournament or pursuant to the transfer of a player, damage to property by fans, etc.

In fact the Commission has the same responsibilities as the Arbitration Committee for Professional football, however the latter handles disputes involving professional football clubs (first and second division clubs).

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Codification Commission

In collaboration with the Secretary General this Commission codifies the federal regulations. Together they set out the regulations in the RBFA’s code. In addition this Commission produces regulations and contracts at the request of the Executive Committee. It also examines whether clubs’ statutes and regulations conflict with federal regulations.

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Medical Commission

This commission is obviously responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the Association’s medical activities. It introduces measures to improve footballers’ physical integrity and health. In addition this Commission is also responsible for the medical service during national teams’ training sessions and games.

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Women’s Football Committee

The Women’s Football Committee is responsible for promoting Women’s football and examining any related issues. This Committee holds advisory powers.

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Secretaries Commission

The Secretaries Commission proposes technical and administrative measures to improve the performance of the Association’s services. It examines general problems related to the RBFA. It also examines improvements and amendments to the federal regulations.

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Safety Commission

The Safety Commission examines problems, irregularities and negligence with regards to safety, at clubs and the RBFA. It coordinates and advises on legal safety regulations at football games.

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Central Referees Committee (CRC)

The Central Referees Committee is responsible for designating referees and linesmen for national league games for the Belgian Cup. It is also responsible for the classification of referees in higher divisions and can take disciplinary and administrative measures against referees.

The CRC provides training to members and member trainers of PRCs and organises exams for national referees and linesmen. In addition it organises all kinds of activities for referees. The Central Referees Committee also clarifies interpretation of the game rules.

Finally the CRC can also make initial rulings on a number of complaints involving arbitration. It makes initial rulings on appeals involving decisions made by Provincial Referees Committees.

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Provincial Referees Committees (PRC)

The nine provincial referees committees are the provincial equivalents of the CRC. They exert authority over the lower divisions. Therefore the PRCs contribute to the management of provincial arbitration.

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Calendar Committee for Professional Football

The Calendar Committee for Professional Football is divided into:

  1. Calendar Committee for the National First Division

    This committee takes decisions related to issues reported by National First Division clubs who feel they have been wronged by a decision taken by the National First Division Calendar Manager. It compiles the calendar for the Under-21 Pro League and elite youth teams.

 

  1. Calendar Committee for the National Second Division:

    This Committee compiles and manages the calendar for the National Second Division (first teams and reserves). It is also responsible for coordinating with the Sports Committee’s Calendar Committee for Amateur football.

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Professional Football Arbitration Committee

The Arbitration Committee handles disputes between Professional Football clubs and contract players. Its responsibilities extend to disputes involving a player’s contract and accusations made by players against Professional Football clubs, such as infringements of the Professional Player’s rules.

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Licensing Commission

The Licensing Commission rules on the allocation of licenses for National First and Second Divisions as well as European licenses. In addition it monitors compliance with conditions imposed when the license was granted.

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Licensing Appeals Commission

The Licensing Appeals Commission rules on appeals against initial rulings made by the Licensing Commission. It makes initial rulings on decisions taken by the Futsal Licensing Commission following their referral by the Referral Commission.

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Commission for Combating Match-Fixing in Professional Football

This commission makes the initial ruling on infringements involving match fixing in which one of the concerned parties belongs to or has connections with Professional Football. The relationship must exist at the time the criminal offences were committed or during Association Prosecution proceedings. The commission rules on the basis of the case transferred by the Association Prosecution.

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Appeals Commission for Combating Match-Fixing in Professional Football

The Appeals Commission for Combating Match-Fixing in Professional Football makes the initial ruling on appeals against decisions made by the Commission for Combating Match-Fixing in Professional Football.

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Appeals Commission for the Allocation of National or Provincial Labels

This commission was recently founded in the 2010-2011 season to support clubs in the labelling system for youth training. The commission examines:

  • Fraudulent applications for national or provincial labels
  • Appeals against classification or non-allocation of a label
  • Non-compliance with the information on the label’s checklist
  • The commission’s main task is reviewing appeals against classification or non-allocation of a label.

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Futsal Commission

The Futsal Commission is charged with managing and organising indoor football.

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Central Futsal Referee Committee

This committee is the equivalent of the Football CRC but the Futsal CRC is obviously responsible for Futsal referees.

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Provincial Futsal Referee Committees

These committees are the provincial equivalents of the Futsal CRC, however the Futsal PRCs are responsible for provincial Futsal referees.

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Futsal Licensing Commission

The Futsal Licensing Commission rules on the allocation of licenses for National First, Second and Third Divisions.

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Futsal Licensing Appeals Commission

The Appeals Commission rules on appeals against initial rulings made by the Futsal Licensing Commission.

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Pool of specialists

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