Rules and Regulations

Match Times

Games will be 20 minutes per half with a 5 minute half time break

Group Games

  • The final group positions are determined according to the points system. 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.
  • If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, their final group standing will be decided in the following order:
  • Goal difference
  • Highest number of goals scored
  • Results in the match(es) between teams with equal points (head to head)
  • Coin toss

Knock Out Games

  • Any game resulting in a draw after the final whistle will go straight to a penalty shoot-out.
  • 3 penalties each then sudden death.
  • Matches will be played under normal FFA rules with a few exceptions.
  • All teams should be ready at the field no later than 15 minutes before kick-off.
  • All games will be played with an official size 3 (U8-U9) , size 4 (U10-U11-U12-U13).
  • Substitutions are roll on/off during any break in play. Coaches must alert the referee when making a sub. Player coming off must exit the field before the other enters
  • ALL free kicks will be direct
  • Any red card will result in an automatic one game suspension.
  • Yellow cards will not accumulate into a suspension.
  • Extreme misconduct may be reviewed by the event committee and may result in further disciplinary action.
  • Goalkeepers must throw the ball or put the ball down before kicking. As soon as the goalkeeper puts the ball down it is in play.
  • There will be no offside rule for U8-U9-U10-U11.