Please note that these apply to only 5-a-side tournaments.
TEAM WEAR (IMPORTANT)
Identical shirts must be worn by your Team (apart from goalkeeper). Shorts colour must match each other players’ on your team. The same with socks.
For example, if your team has white shorts and red socks, then all your team should wear the same. We film and photograph the event and always make it look professional. It would be helpful if members of your own side-lines could take some photos as well and send in.
The enclosed pitch has a barrier around all four sides.
If the ball is kicked or tackled above barrier height (example in the photo), then a free-kick is awarded.
Note that the goalkeeper can save the ball and allow it to go higher than the barrier. The same applies if the ball hits a crossbar or post.
TACKLES AND SHIN PADS
Sliding tackles are not allowed. There is no strict caution for this but all dangerous tackles will be penalised.
All Players must wear shin pads. The referee may prevent a Player from playing if he does not comply. This is for Player safety.
Free-kicks will be awarded for various infringements.
These can be direct or in-direct based on the referee’s decision. Please note that penalties may be awarded if there is a clear denial of a goal-scoring opportunity.
BACK PASSES TO THE GOALKEEPER
You can’t pass directly back to the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper can pass the ball out to player 1, who must pass to player 2, before player 2 can pass back to the goalkeeper.
CAUTIONS AND SIN BIN
Red card sending off will apply in the same way as in an 11-Player game and a “SIN BIN” can be operated. Teams must not argue with the referees.
SUBSTITUTES – ROLL ON AND OFF
The number of substitutions made during a game is unlimited. A player who has been replaced may return to the pitch as a substitute for another player.
Substitutions should take place when there is a break in play or during play.
DRAWN GAMES IN KNOCK-OUT STAGES
The penalty spot at the venue is the dot within the semi-circle.
Penalties will be taken, but these are sudden death immediately and are on one-step only.
Coin toss to decide who chooses first team to kick.