TEAM SIZE

  • 5 players maximum on the pitch at one time

  • Mixed Leagues – 2 girls MUST be on the pitch at all times. If less that 2 girls turn up for a team then the game can be played as an official match but only if the opposing team are happy to do so.

  • A game can officially be played with 4 players on the pitch for one team

  • If a team turn up with players filling in / the referee steps in then the other team must decide BEFORE kick off if they wish for the result to count towards the standings or whether to play the game as a friendly. This decision must be clear to all teams involved BEFORE kicking off.

 

FORFEITS

  • Teams have until 10 minutes past the designated start time to field a legal team. The length of the game will be reduced to stick to time scales and it must be clear if the game is to be played as a friendly BEFORE kick off.

 

PLAYER CONDUCT

No matter the level of competition, keeping the leagues safe and social for all involved is our highest priority. We expect all participants in our leagues to uphold these values, and will not tolerate any level of disrespect or abuse (verbal, or physical) towards our umpires, the staff at our venues or other league participants. This includes swearing, using threatening language or aggressive body language.
Please note that we will treat any reports of the above with the highest level of seriousness, and we reserve the right to eject any player or team that we deem as acting against this policy with no refund. Remember, all players are representatives of their team and we thank you in advance for bringing a fun, social and respectful atmosphere to our leagues!

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Substitutions can be made at any point during the game and are “rolling”. The substitute(s) must be off the pitch before the new player(s) comes on and must enter the pitch at the same place the player left the pitch. Play will not stop for substitutions. This includes after a goal, during a free kick etc.

  • Play will continue regardless of substitutions. If a team time-wastes during a switch then play will be handed over for a free kick / goal kick to the other team.

  • Play will continue if a Goal Keeper is switching into goal, even if this involves putting Goal Keeper gloves on.

  • There is no limit to the amount of substitutions a team can make

  • There is no limit to the amount of substitutes a team can have on the sidelines

 

GOAL KEEPERS & GOAL AREAS

  • Only the designated goal keeper is allowed inside the designated goal area. Two players can only be in the area during a switch over. If there are two players in the designated goal area during a shot from the opposition then a penalty will be given. Make goalkeeper switches as swift as possible.

  • If the goal keeper leaves the area for any reason during play then a penalty will be given to the opposing team.

  • Any defending players going into the goal area for any reason during play will result in a penalty to the opposing team. This includes running through/across the goal area. This does NOT include momentum which may take a player into the area. BUT If the ball is touched/cleared during this momentum a penalty may be given (at the referee’s discretion).

  • If an attacking player goes into the goal area, a goal kick will be awarded. If your foot is inside the area when you shoot, the goal will be disallowed. If momentum takes you into the area but the shot left your foot before you fall into the area the goal will be given.

  • Goalkeepers can roll, throw or kick the ball out. They are NOT allowed to throw the ball above head height or throw it overarm. If the goalkeeper throws, kicks or rolls the ball out over head height an indirect free-kick will be awarded to the opposing team from the kick off spot.

 

SCORING

  • Results will be awarded with 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss and 0 for a forfeit

  • We will be able to deduct 1 point for a forfeit at our own discretion

  • Drawn playoff games will be decided on penalties

 

FREE KICKS, BACK PASSES, PENALTIES & HEAD HEIGHT

  • All free kicks will be indirect. The ball must be placed at the point of the foul and can be taken by any player. The opposing team must be 1 metre from the ball when a free kick is taken.

  • Goals will not be awarded if scored directly from a free kick.

  • A free kick can be given for one of the following: (1) the ball going over head height, whether that be a deflection or kicked directly from a player. It’s whoever it hits last. (2) charging (3) roughness (4) Handball (5) dangerous play (5) slide tackles (6) lack of control in a tackle (7) time wasting

  • The referee is able to include a sin bin for two minutes as well as a free kick if they feel it’s necessary.

  • Back passes to the goalkeeper ARE allowed. The goalkeeper is allowed to pick the ball up from a back pass.

  • Multiple back passes to a goalkeeper will be reviewed at the referee’s discretion and a free kick can be awarded if they feel it’s getting ridiculous.

  • A free kick will be awarded if the ball goes over head height through any cause. If the ball deflects off a player the free kick will be awarded to the team the ball touched last (the player which caused the ball to go over head height (whether that was purposeful or not)).

  • Rebounds off goalkeepers that go over head height will result in play carrying on

  • In mixed football penalties can be taken by ANY player. There is no rule about which gender must take the penalty

  • The penalty can only be one step before taking the shot. You cannot do a run up before taking the shot.
Points: 3 for a win : 2 for a draw : 1 for a loss : 0 for a forfeit