Junior Competitions

All games are 4 a-side for Year 1-2 & Year 3-4 (played on the mini fields with mini goals) and 5-a-side for the other junior grades (played on the bigger fields) – see field layout.

The Junior Competition is split into the following age groups:

  • Year 1-2: 4.00pm            
  • Year 3-4: 4.30pm           
  • Year 5-6: 5.00pm           
  • Year 7-8: 5.30pm           
  • Year 9-10: 5.30pm

N.B. Where there is an odd number of teams in an age group some teams may have a double game, which is arranged at an earlier time slot. Earliest kick off times will be 3:30pm.

Rules

  1. There is no offside, otherwise normal ‘Laws of the Game’ apply
  2. For Year 1-2 & Year 3-4 the rules will be flexible with the aim to teach the basics of the game
  3. 2x halves of 10 min (2 min half time)
  4. Teams should wear a uniform shirt colour – otherwise they should use bibs
  5. We recommend players to wear shin-guards
  6. Kick-ins (not throw-ins) & corners apply for all age groups
  7. Goal keepers must pass, throw or roll the ball – NO KICKING OUT OF THEIR HANDS
  8. Retreating Line applies: opposition must retreat to allow one team to play out from the back


Southland Football will provide referees for all the games, but if at any stage the referee is late, we ask the coaches to start the games and referee for a few minutes until the referee arrives (hopefully this will never happen but just in case, so the kids do not miss out on game time).


Playing Dates

2024

February 26th

March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

April 8th




Senior Competitions

Rules

  1. Senior games are 7 a-side
  2. 2x halves of 20 min (5 min half time)
  3. Offside applies in line with the box
  4. NO sliding tackling is permitted, otherwise ‘normal’ Laws of the Game apply
  5. Teams should wear a uniform shirt colour – where there is a colour clash bibs will be available
  6. We recommend players to wear shin-guards
  7. Throw-ins & corners apply
  8. Teams are expected to have 2 females on the field at all times – if they don’t have any females on their team, then they have to remove one player from the field (play with 6 players), unless agreed upon by both teams. If that is not enough to make the game enjoyable, please make us aware after the game.


Playing Dates

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2024

January 29th

February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

March 4th



Summer Football is a social competition that aims to provide fun and a good experience to all participants including the referees. Thank you for being part of it & have fun!