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GO FIVES Competition Rules

Code of Behaviour

Players Code Of Behaviour:


  • Play by the Rules and Within the Spirit of the Game
  • Control Your Temper. Verbal Abuse of Officials or other Players, Deliberately Distracting or Provoking another Person is Not Acceptable or Permitted in Any Sport
  • Maintain Your Focus and Work Hard for Yourself and Your Team
  • Be a Good Sport and Be Prepared to Acknowledge Good Play whether it is from Your Team or The Opposition
  • Treat All Players as You Would Like To Be Treated. Do Not Interfere With, Bully or Take Unfair Advantage of another Player
  • Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches
  • Remove All Jewellery Prior to Training and Match Play, as It Is a Hazard to you and Those around you
  • Do Not Accept or Use Any Banned or Unauthorised Drug(s), Including the Consumption of Alcohol at Any Time.

ZERO TOLERANCE!

Rules of Competition


Player eligibility

Age Groups are as follows:

Under 7 - Must turn 7 years or lower within the year of competition

Under 9 - Must turn 9 years or lower within the year of competition

Under 11 - Must turn 11 years or lower within the year of competition

Under 13 - Must turn 13 years or lower within the year of competition

Under 15 - Must turn 15 years or lower within the year of competition

Under 17 - Must turn 17 years or lower within the year of competition

Seniors - Must turn 15 or higher within the year of competition, must minimum of 2 female players on the pitch at any given time

All participants must be registered on the GO Football website


The player’s equipment

  • Law 4 of the FIFA Laws of the Game applies
  • Players may wear Football boots or runners
  • All players must wear shin guards to take the field
  • No jewellery or any item which maybe a danger to a participant or other participant may be worn on the field of play. Taping jewellery is not acceptable.



Duration Of The Game

  • 2 x 20-minute halves
  • The provider may change the duration of both halves and/or half time to ensure the match finished by the scheduled time
  • If a match is delayed due to a team not being ready to commence the match, the late team will be penalised one (1) goals for every five (5) minutes the start of the match is delayed
  • No additional time will be added on for late starts. All matches must start and finish at the scheduled time
  • If the match is delayed by 15 minutes, the match will be deemed a forfeit with the compliant team awarded a 3-0 win


The Goalkeeper

  • Under 7 Only - No goalkeepers
  • The goalkeeper can handle the ball anywhere in the penalty area
  • To restart the play after a save or gathering the ball with their hands, the goalkeeper is not allowed to kick or drop kick the ball directly from theirhands
  • The ball must be thrown or rolled from the hands, or played from the ground with their feet, within six (6) seconds
  • The ball must not be bouncing when the keeper attempts to play the ball from the ground with their feet
  • To restart the play after the opposingteam has kicked the ball out over the goal line, the ball must be played from the ground within the penalty area (see Pitch Layout for goal line and penalty area
  • Goalkeepers may not pick the ball up if it has been passed to them by foot from a teammate


Match points /results

Match points will be awarded as follows: 

  • WIN: 3 Points
  • DRAW: 1 Point
  • LOSS: Nil (0) Points


MATCH PLAY

The match official

  • Law 5 of the FIFA Laws of the Game applies
  • All decisions by the referee are final


Offside

  • There is no offside in GO Football competitions.


Start of play and restart after goal

  • Kick-off will be from the middle of the halfway line
  • All players must be in their own half of the field of play
  • Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play
  • The ball is in play once it moves
  • A goal may be scored directly from a kick- off


Ball crossing the touch line

  • Facilities with Line-Markings (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • A kick-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touches the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air
  • The ball is in play when it enters the pitch
  • A goal may not be scored directly from a kick-in
  • The player taking the kick-in must not touch the ball again until it has touched another player
  • Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until is in play


Ball crossing the goal line

After Touching the Defending Team Last:

  • A corner kick is awarded to the attacking teams when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air
  • Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play
  • The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves
  • A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick

After Touching the Attacking Team Last:

  • Goal Kick (placed on the ground) from anywhere within the penalty area
  • A goal may not be scored directly from a goal kick
  • Opponents must remain at least 5m outside the penalty area until the ball is in play. The ball is in play once it is kicked directly out of the penalty area


Free kicks

  • All free kicks are as per the Laws of the Game


Penalties

  • All penalties are taken from the edge of the arc
  • When taking a penalty, only one (1) step is allowed before striking the ball


Fouls and misdemeanors

  • Laws 12 and 13 of the FIFA Laws of the Game applies
  • No yellow/red cards will be used however match official will have the power to send someone off for poor conduct/behaviour.  ZERO TOLERANCE!


The number of player's

  • 5 v 5 – including goalkeeper
  • Teams may register more than eight (8) players for GO Fives competitions however, there must be no more than eight (8) players for any given match
  • Teams must field a minimum of three (3) players for the match to commence
  • For senior mixed competitions, there must be a minimum of two (2) females on the pitch at any given time. This can include one being the goalkeeper
  • Player’s may be substituted at any given time but must wait until the interchanged player has left the field


Substitutions

Teams are only allowed a maximum of eight (8) players for any given game: 

  • 5 on-field players
  • 3 substitutions/interchange players

  • There is no limit to the amount of substitutions made throughout the match

If any rules require clarification please see the organisers of the TCSC Go Fives competition.

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