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Mid & South Warwickshire

COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS


2015-16

Rules of play are those of the Football Association, in addition the following rules apply to Mid & South Warwickshire Schools Football Leagues.

Competition Structure

  • Leagues are agreed at AGM.
  • Year 7 Leagues are based on school new intake in September of the competition year. Schools with 76+ will compete in the Large School league, schools with 75- will compete in the Small School league.
  • Year 8-11 Leagues are split into 2 divisions based on previous years performance.
  • All league fixtures must be completed at least one week before the end of the Spring Term with the team at the top of the league declared as champions.
  • The top 4 teams in each divisions progress to a District Shield competition. Semi-finals = 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd with the winners meeting in a cup final. The higher placed team (final league position) is the home team

League Rules & Regulations

  1. It is the responsibility of both sides to offer suitable dates for matches which are agreed by both schools.
  2. A school, whose attempts to arrange a game have proved futile, must ask the Competitions Secretary to intervene and then may, if necessary, claim the points. If there are problems then please copy the Competitions Secretary in on any emails sent (Layton-Hill.J@aylesford-elearning.net).
  3. There will be no extension for unfulfilled league fixtures.
  4. Results must be updated on the FA Full Time website (https://fulltime-admin.thefa.com/gen/Login.do) Username ‘MSWSFA’, Password ‘football’ before the end of the week when the game has been played. This is the responsibility of both teams.
  5. Points scoring: Win = 3, Draw = 1, Loss = 0
  6. If a school claims or concedes a game, the "winning" team will be awarded 3 points and a score of 3 - 0. Where two schools are unable to complete a fixture, the game will be declared void.
  7. Duration of matches (minimum – maximum each way): U12/13: 25 minutes - 30 minutes, U14/15: 30 minutes - 35 minutes, U16 35 minutes - 40 minutes
  8. League titles:  will be decided by the team who has the most points at the end of the season, then by goal difference, then by result between team and then a play off if needed.
  9. Size of balls:  U12/13/14 = Size 4;   U15/16 = Size 5.
  10. Colours: in the event of a colour clash, the home team changes.
  11. Substitutes: any five, from five may be used at any time.
  12. If a team withdraws from the league, all their results will be declared void.
  13. U12 will be 9 v 9.
  14. Mercy Rule: At any point, in open play, when a team reaches a lead of 8 goals, the game will terminate and be awarded to the team who are leading; the score being recorded as at the termination of play’.
  15. Schools have a duty to ensure that at least one suitably qualified member of teaching staff is present at all fixtures. Where this is not possible, games should not take place and should be conceded or rearranged.
  16. Including Year 10 and above, games must be refereed by a fully qualified Teacher or adult referee. At Year 9 and below, referees must be suitably qualified and competent. If this is not possible, the game should not be played.

Shield Rules & Regulations

  1. Competition deadlines must be adhered to. Any school who fails to make every effort to fulfil fixtures (at the discretion of the Competitions Secretary) will be eliminated. Where both schools are unable to meet a deadline, the Competitions Secretary must be contacted at least 1 week before the deadline.
  2. The association’s objective is to, where possible fulfil fixtures however in extreme circumstances a coin toss may be used to decide a winner (at the discretion of the Competitions Secretary).
  3. Mercy Rule: At any point, in open play, when a team reaches a lead of 8 goals, the game will terminate and be awarded to the team who are leading; the score being recorded as at the termination of play’.
  4. Please note all competition deadlines as indicated on cup draws.
  5. Results must be reported to the Competitions Secretary before the end of the week when the game has been played. This is the responsibility of both teams.
  6. Schools may agree regulations such as length of match, extra time, penalties, replays, rolling subs etc before kick off to suit. If an agreement is not reached, the following regulations apply; Duration of matches (minimum – maximum each way); U12/13: 25 minutes - 30 minutes, U14/15: 30 minutes - 35 minutes, U16/18 35 minutes - 40 minutes
  7. If scores are level at the end of normal time, extra time will be played; U12/13: 7 minutes e/w, U14/15/16/18: 10 minutes e/w
  8. If scores remain level after extra time, penalties shall decide the winner.
  9. Previous winners must ensure trophies are engraved and returned prior to the finals night.
  10. All District Shield results will all be shown in the Competitions section of the Mid & South Warwickshire section of the Warwickshire County Schools FA website. Schools should check regularly and inform the Competitions Secretary immediately of any errors.
  11. Schools have a duty to ensure that at least one suitably qualified member of teaching staff is present at all fixtures. Where this is not possible, games should not take place and should be conceded or rearranged.
  12. Including Year 10 and above, games must be refereed by a fully qualified Teacher or adult referee. At Year 9 and below, referees must be suitably qualified and competent. If this is not possible, the game should not be played.

James Layton-Hill (Competitions Secretary)
Layton-Hill.J@aylesford-elearning.net