Protest and Appeals

Mid Atlantic Competitions Committee Protest and Appeals Policy (7/23/2014)

Members, individuals, and clubs aggrieved by a decision, determination, or ruling by the MAC competition committee or concerning any MAC policy regarding matches or other competition matters shall have the right to file a protest of the decision. The MAC Competitions Committee will not hear protests that are on the basis of (1) a club disagreement or protest on who the assigned referee is or (2) for an incorrect referee interpretation, call, or judgment.

A protest must be made in writing within 3 days of the date of a protested match or within 10 days of the date of the notification of the decision to the MAC Chairperson.

A protest shall contain a factual summary of the basis for the protest, a copy of the rules, regulations and/or policies pertinent to the protest, a description of any and all evidence relevant to the protest and a description of the relief requested by the individual or club making the protest.

The MAC committee shall have 10 days from the date of the receipt of the protest or of the hearing, whichever is later, to render a written decision. However, a committee’s failure to issue a written decision within 10 days shall not be construed as grounds for granting the relief requested by the protest.

The individual or club who filed the protest shall have the right to file an appeal within 10 days of the date of the written ruling made by the MAC Committee to the National Competitions Committee or USA Rugby.