1. The tournament organisers shall be the sole arbiters of any disputes arising whether or not covered by the rules and reserves the right to refuse entry of any team or player into the tournament.
2. A Team shall consist of 7 players, 5 players to form a team on the pitch, one of which must be the goalkeeper.
3. Up to 2 substitutes may be made during a game, during stoppage in play with the referee’s permission. Substitution of a player dismissed from the field of play is not allowed.
4. Any player dismissed or receiving two cautions during the tournament is automatically suspended from taking any further part in the tournament and will be reported to The Football Association she is affiliated to.
5. FIELD OF PLAY: All normal F.A Laws apply (including the back-pass rule) and additional local rules are as follows:
A. Offside law does not apply
B. The opposing team shall remain at least 3m from the ball when a free kick is taken, unless in front of goal and the arc can be the line for the defenders
C. The goalkeeper may only kick the ball from a pass back. All other occasions the keeper must release the ball from their hands. A breach of this rule will result in an indirect free kick on the edge of the arc area.
D. The goalkeeper shall put the ball into play with a throw on all occasions. Failure to do so will result in an indirect free kick to the opponents. When thrown into play by the goalkeeper, the ball must touch two players before being passed back.
6. The first named team to supply the match ball, second named team to change kit in case of colour clash.
7. The referee will be the sole interpreter of the playing rules during the progress of the match. Any disputes or appeals must be registered with the tournament organisers within 10 minutes of the end of the match or any incident. The decision of the tournament organisers is final.
8. Duration of play: ALL matches will be EIGHT minutes one way. Except for the final which will be SIX minutes each way.
The tournament will be played on a league basis, with 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. The winners and runners up from each of the four groups will go through to the quarter finals, semi finals and final respectively. In events of a points tie: standings will be decided by goals scored, then goals against, then the result of the game between the two equal teams (ie winner of the game goes through) if that game was a draw the it will be decided by a penalty shootout as explained below.
In the event of a draw in the semi finals and final, THREE minutes extra time each way will be played. If the scores are still level after extra time, penalties will decide the result. THREE of the five players that are on the pitch when the final whistle has blown, must be nominated to the referee. Each player is to take a penalty alternatively on the toss of a coin. If the score remains level, the remaining TWO players will each take a penalty. If scores continue to be level, sudden death will apply.
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