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Competition Rules

All players should be familiar with the competition guidelines and rules. The full explanation of official rules is available in the competition rules document.

General guidelines

Players and teams

  • All players must be registered online through the website.
  • Forfeits will apply for using unregistered or suspended players.
  • All players must sign the match card prior to the start of play.
  • Minimum of 7 players, Maximum of 10 players registered per team.
  • Minimum of 4 players per team must be present to start game.
  • For Mixed Competitions:
    • A minimum of 3 female players must be on the field of play at all times; or
    • If there are only 2 female players then the team can only have 5 players on the field until the third female player enters the field of play.

Uniforms

  • Teams must wear matching shirts with the number clearly shown on either back or front. We would also prefer matching shorts and socks as it adds to the professionalism that we look to maintain through all competitions, however we understand that this is not always possible.
  • Away teams must wear bibs in the event of kit clash.
  • Goalkeepers must wear a different jersey colour.
  • All players must wear shin pads.
  • Moulded studs can be worn on our synthetic turf, however they aren’t a necessity. Metal studs are not allowed.
  • No jewellery.
  • Change rooms will be available in the Margaret Whitlam Centre

Balls

  • Teams will be given a ball at the start of the season which they are responsible for. If you lose it, you must replace it.
  • Both Teams should provide their own match ball to the referee before kick-off.
  • Substitutes need to take responsibility of retrieving balls which leave the field of play.

Substitutions

  • All substitutes must be registered to your team.
  • You can make as many subs as you want during the game.
  • Players must enter and leave the pitch at halfway, and the player being replaced must have left the field before the new player enters.
  • Ball must be out of play, unless changing places with the goalkeeper. Goalkeeper substitutions can be made at any time.
  • Interchange applies. Maximum interchange – 4 players per team per game.

Match fixtures

  • Match starting times: 6:30, 7:15, 8:00, 8:45.
  • The Head Referee/Manager will be the sole timekeeper for all games.
  • The Head Referee/Manager whistle will signal to the other referee to start/end play.
    • Play will start and end on the referee whistle.
    • Penalty kicks which have already been awarded will proceed to be taken.
  • Extra time is NOT to be added on to any games for any reason.
  • Fixtures will be published on the website and Facebook group.
  • Teams allocated to the last time slot are asked to help the referee pack up the field:
    • field cones
    • bibs
    • Goals taken to the back corner (just ask the referee)
    • Corner Flags
  • Playing time:
    • 20 minutes per half; 1 minute half time break.
    • There will be no added time for injury and other stoppages.

Referees

  • We provide fully qualified referees for all games.
  • The referee’s decision is final for decisions they make during the game. All players must respect the referees.

Points

  • Competition points will be awarded as follows:
    • Three (3) points for a win, including a win by a Forfeit (3 – nil),
    • One (1) points for a score draw or scoreless draw; and
    • Nil (0) points for a loss.
    • Nil (0) points for a loss by a forfeit (3-0), with or without adequate notice.

Competition tables

  • If teams are equal on competition points at the end of the competition, goal difference (total goals scored for minus the total goals conceded over the season) will decide the final placing.
  • If teams have the same goal difference then the team with the most goals scored is the higher placed team.
  • If the teams are still equal, the regular season win / loss record between the equal placed teams will decide the higher placed team, or goal difference between the teams in these matches if required.
  • If the teams are still equal, a coin will be tossed to determine the higher placed team.
  • All results will be maintained and updated as soon as practicable after matches and available at Waverley Old Boys FC website & Facebook Page.

Wet weather

  • All matches go ahead rain, hail or shine. However, matches may be delayed/cancelled if a lightning storm passes over head.
  • Updates will be posted on our Facebook group notifying of any ground issues should there be torrential rain.

Waverley synthetic fields

Waverley Park, Park Parade, Bondi Junction.

  • The ground is governed by Waverley Council, please respect the field and its surroundings including Neighbours and local wildlife.
  • Waverley Council doesn’t permit alcohol or smoking on its fields or parks. Please respect these rules.

Top Goal Scorers

PL

M. Nesbitt 13

C. Cody 10

PLR

J. Kennedy 6

B. Rosengren 6

AA2

T.Garry 11

A. Aylward 7

AA3 Saturday

B. Rosengren 10

N. Leo 4

AA6 

E. Fajardo 12

J. Madero 8

AA7 

J. Curtis 7

P. Somogy 5

D. Vidovic 5

D. De Caires 5

AA8 

S. Goodman 9

G. Cleanner 8

O35 

J. Hartland 9

D. Hogan 7

AAW2 

E. Mullan 12

K. Prowse 7

AAW3

G. Martin 6

A. Mclaurin 6

AAW4 

A. Zacki 8

A. Pitman 7