The rules for Winter
Football at World of Football and Riccarton will be as last year:
In previous years, we have used a heavy futsal ball at
World of Football. This year we will use a normal size 4 ball.
Matches are 5 a side (Age 8s play Football 4s)
Only players and coaches should enter the playing
One coach should assume the role of "match
controller" and adjudicate where necessary
Players should wear shin pads. Moulded studs are
OK at World of Football, or training shoe at either venue
Start with a normal kick off at the centre at
beginning of play and after every goal
Please continue playing if the ball hits the wall
unless the wall is being used deliberately to gain advantage.
Attackers cannot enter the goal keepers area
(to give goalkeepers some protection)
Defenders can enter their goal keeper’s area - we
don't want too many free kicks around the goal
Goalkeepers must distribute the ball under arm
No slide tackling
All free kicks are indirect
Games stop at the sound of the hooter.
Please move quickly to next game and start immediately. Start as soon as
both teams are ready, don't wait for the hooter
If one team is getting a hammering, apply
constraints to the winning team (eg use weaker foot)
Emphasise and encourage good play and good
Enjoy the event and be happy to be playing inside
and not in the wind/rain/snow/mud.
Take care entering /exiting the venue. Please drive
carefully / slowly when parking at the venue.
If clubs are unable to attend a scheduled fixture at
either World of Football or Riccarton, please contact your opposition to
explain and to let them know. This may allow them to make alternate
arrangements rather than stand around aimlessly waiting for a no show.
Please report any issues to the ESSDA rep or the Venue