Tournament Rules

Rules for 7 aside Games

  • FIFA standard size 4 balls will be used for U9 and U10 games. Size 3 balls will be used fur U8 games
  • Field size will be 30-36m width by 40-55m length
  • Goals will be 1.8m by 3.6m (6 by 12 feet)
  • Games start and end with the Air Horn
  • 2 x 25 min halves, switch ends at half time, no stoppages
  • No offsides
  • Referee may call offside in cases of blatant goal sitting
  • Unlimited substitutions
  • Substitutions shall be allowed at stoppages, under the control of the referee
  • On a goalkick, the opposing team must fallback behind the retreating line and allow the goalkick to be completed before advancing
  • After a goal the ball is brought to centre and play begins immediately
  • Once the central Air Horn sounds to signify the start of play, if one team isn' ready and not on the field, the other team can start play and score ONE goal. The team cannot run up the score. The opposing team must be on the field for play to restart after ONE uncontested goal is scored.
  • In the event of a colour conflict the Home team will wear pinnies
  • All Referee decisions are final
  • The Referee will report the result of the game to the Scorekeeping Table


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