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FLEETWOOD GYM FOOTBALL CLUB TOURNAMENT RULES Under 7’s & Under 8’s – 7 A Side The Under 7’s and 8’s will play in a friendly league with no knockout competition as per LFA Rules. All children will receive a medal.

UNDER 9’s & 10’s BOYS - Under 9’s, 10’s & 11’s GIRLS - 7 A SIDE 1.Teams will consist of 7 players, with three substitutes only. There is no limit to the number of substitutions in a game. The referee must be informed of substitutions or players leaving the pitch. Players cannot enter the pitch without the referee's permission. 2. Only players who have turned 7, 8 or 9 years of age between 1st August 2009 and 31st July 2010 are eligible to play (in their respected age groups). Teams who field older players will be immediately disqualified. 3. Players can only play for one team only, i.e. they cannot play for both team. Teams who interchange players from A to B teams or vice-versa will be disqualified. 4. Games will last a straight 10 minutes in the preliminary rounds. Quarter/Semi-finals will last 8 minutes each way and the final will last 10 minutes each way. 5.In the event of two or more team being on equal points in the group stages, the following will apply A) Goal Difference. B) Goals Scored. C) Goal Against. D) Penalty Shoot Out. In the event of a draw in the quarter/semi finals, penalties will decide the winner. In the final there will 5 minute extra time (golden goal rule to apply). If still a draw, penalties will be used to decide the overall winner. 6. Goalkeepers may take as many steps as they need. 7. All free kicks are direct. 8. Throw ins to be taken as normal but no 'foul throws' will be awarded (The referee may ask a player to retake it, in the event of a bad throw). 9. There is no off-side rule. 10. At free kicks, corners, goal kicks and centre spot kicks, opposing players must be at a distance of no less than 5yards. 11. Football boots or training shoes must be worn. Shin pads are compulsory. Please check studs for sharp edges. 12. Fixture lists will be given on arrival. Games should start promptly at the allocated time. Teams failing to fulfil a fixture may forfeit that game 1-0 to the opposition. 13. 3 points will be allocated for a win; two points for a score draw and 1 point for a no-score draw.

UNDER 11, 12, 13 & 14 BOYS - UNDER 15’S & 16’S GIRLS 11-A SIDE 14. The rules for the Under 11's, 12’s, 13’s, 14's Boys and 15’s and 16’s Girls will be as Football Association rule book with these exceptions. 3 points will be allocated for a win; two points for a score draw and 1 point for a no-score draw. We will allow roll on roll off subs only when play has stopped. Number of players allowed for each squad will be 16. Each match will be 15 mins one way. Quarter-Finals are 15 mins one way and penalties if a draw. The Semi-Final and Final will be 10 mins each way. In the event of a draw in the semi or final there will be 5 minutes extra time (golden goal rule to apply). If still a draw, penalties will be used to decide the overall winner.

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Fleetwood Gym Football 9th Annual Tournament Programme  

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Fleetwood Gym Football 9th Annual Tournament Programme  

Fleetwood Gym Football 9th Annual Tournament Programme -produced by LINK-Magazine