Quotes from FA’s “Football Leagues – adult and youth : – Your guide to The FA’s Respect programme”
Leagues must ensure that they collate evidence of poor behaviour that has been sent to them and pass this onto the appropriate County FA.
… There is sometimes a misapprehension that the County FA can only take into account the report of a referee but this is not the case as a submission by any participant (including a League Official) can also be accepted as the basis to progress disciplinary action against a club or individual.
… Leagues retain the ability to call clubs with poor behaviour to account
… Leagues also have a role to play in highlighting teams that have a good record of behaviour. Many leagues operate marking systems for their clubs, publishing Fair Play Tables …..