Your rights of appeal to the Southeast Ontario District Soccer Association

You have the right to appeal the decision of the Southeast Ontario Soccer Association League (SOSAL) to the Southeast Ontario Soccer Association (SOSA).

This decision may be appealed to the SOSA and may be appealed by any party affected by the decision.

The letter of appeal must specify your rationale for appealing the decision of the SOSAL. Your rational must include:

a. New facts not available when the SOSAL decision was made or not available at previous hearings; or

b. Specific procedural errors made by the SOSAL or at previous hearings; or

c. Specific instances where Articles and Rules have been wrongly interpreted by SOSAL or at previous hearings.

d. Alleged excessive fine, fee, bond or suspension.

Failure to provide an adequate rationale will result in your appeal being ruled out of order and disallowed.

The appeal shall be submitted in writing by registered mail, recognized Courier Service or by hand delivery or by fax or by email to:

Southeast Ontario Soccer Association
35 Terry Fox Dr. Unit 201
Kingston, ON   K7M 8N4

email admin@sosaleague.com

When registered mail or recognized courier service is used to submit the appeal, it must be postmarked or dated no more than five (5) working days from the receipt of the written decision rendered by the SOSAL.

When hand delivered or email is used to submit the appeal:

a) it must be received at the SOSA Office no later than five (5) working days from the receipt of the written decision rendered by the SOSAL.

b) the recorded payment must be received with the hand delivery or within five response days after the receipt of the email or fax

c) in cases of disputed delivery date regarding appeals submitted by hand delivery fax or email, it is the responsibility of the Appellant to prove which date that the appeal was received at the SOSA Office.

A copy of the letter of appeal may be sent to the SOSAL, however, it is the responsibility of the SOSA to advise all relevant parties of the appeal and to provide them with a copy of the appeal.

The appeal to the SOSA must include:

1. a letter of appeal;
2. the appeal fee of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) by certified cheque or money order;
3. a copy of the decision being appealed.

If the appeal is upheld, the appeal fee shall be refunded to the appellant.

For additional information about appeals, call the SOSA at (613) 546-8871.

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