FAQ’s Junior Competitions

Player Equipment

Can a player wear undershorts (“skins”)?

Yes providing the skins comply with the FNSW playing policy. When choosing the colour they must be the same as the predominant colour of the shorts.

Can a player wear glasses while playing in a match? 

This is covered under the FIFA Laws of the game under player safety. A player can wear sports goggles, sports glasses or sports sunglasses if in the opinion of the referee they pose no danger to the player or other players. Metal frame glasses are not permitted.

Can a player wear earrings, facial piercings whilst playing in a match?

No. This is covered by FIFA Laws of the Game under player safety and the FFA National Policy on the wearing of Jewellery.

Can a player wear facial earrings, piercings with tape covering them whilst playing in a match?

No. This is covered by FIFA Laws of the Game under player safety and the FFA National Policy on the wearing of Jewellery.

 

Borrowing

Who can be borrowed for competition matches?

Firstly, no player is allowed to play up in any division more than two years above the lowest age group to which he/she is entitled to register. Secondly there is specific criteria relating to the division a player is in. Click here for a summary guide but note if there is an error in the table, the competition rules override this.

How many can be borrowed for Finals?

The borrowing rules for competition matches are the same BUT only to bring the squad up to 13 players.

 

Ball Sizes

What are the correct ball sizes in Junior Football?

Under 6 to Under 9 use a si ze 3 ball, Under 10 to Under 13 use a size 4 ball, Under 14 and over use a size 5 ball.

 

Results

What competition points are awarded?

A win is 3 points, a draw is 1 point, a loss is 0 points, a bye is 0 points.

Which age groups have results posted?

Only IMB Bank competition age groups – Under 12 and over

When are results posted?

Both clubs are requested to input results. The Sports TG system will at 6pm on Saturday, 6pm on Sunday and 2am on Monday post the results into the match centre. This could take 15 minutes. Should results be put in after this, they will be posted at the next manual publishing.

A result is wrong or missing, how can this get corrected?

Contact your Club Secretary. Clubs have the ability to edit the result if it has not been checked by Football South Coast, otherwise they will refer it to Football South Coast.

The goal scorers are incorrect?

Contact your Club Secretary. Clubs have the ability to edit the goal scorers if it has not been checked but it is not a requirement for club volunteers to do this, otherwise they will refer it to Football South Coast.

When does Football South Coast check the team sheets?

Team sheets are sent in by clubs and are due by Wednesday after the match. Team sheets are checked for scores and goal scorers as time allows over the next two to three weeks.

Can a team manager input the results and goal scorers? 

This is a decision for your club. The club can investigate giving a person access to their team.