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ESSDA/SFA Winter Football Programme 2017

ESSDA is planning another programme of Winter Football for the 2017 winter break - January & February 2017.

The event will be played using modified rules and will be 5 a side

on Saturday 14th, 21st and 28th January and 4th, 11th and 18th February
or Sunday 15th, 22nd and 29th January and 5th, 12th and 19th February

2009 (8s)
Saltire Soccer between 9am-12noon on a Saturday
Riccarton Campus between 12noon-2pm (January) 10am -12noon (February) on a Sunday

2008 (9s), 2007 (10s), 2006 (11s) and 2005 (12s)
Saltire Soccer between 9am-12noon on a Sunday
World of Football between 9am-1pm on a Sunday


Last Year (although the format rules may change) 5 a side rules were-
Games will last 15 minutes including a 2 minute transition period. Coordinators will sound a claxon at the start and end of each game. Teams should be aware of where their next game will be to save time during transitions. Teams should start as soon as they are ready to play.

Please advise parents/spectators beforehand that they should step back and allow players to move freely between pitches.

  •  World of Football is astro grass and players should wear trainers or boots with moulded studs.

  •  Saltire Soccer Mayfield is astro grass and players should wear trainers or boots with moulded studs.

  •  Riccarton Campus is indoor astro and players should wear trainers.

All players should wear shin pads. Only players and coaches can enter the playing areas. There is limited viewing for parents at Soccer City

Please find attached the updated rules.






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