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Format & Rules

  • 4 players on the pitch at any one time (2 males + 2 females).
  • A rotation sheet must be completed for each squad playing in the tournament.
  • No Goal Keepers.
  • A goal is scored if the ball crosses the line after being struck by any stick within the shooting circle.
  • A penalty goal is given if a defender deliberately prevents the ball crossing the line using their feet or body.
  • A free-pass is given when an offence occurs. It is to be taken from where the offence occurred and all opposing players must move 3 metres away. A foul within the D will result in a free-pass outside the D.
  • The free-pass taker can only touch the ball once.
  • A free-pass taken outside the shooting can go directly into the shooting circle.
  • A foot foul is only applicable if deliberate or if it breaks down play too much.
  • When the ball crosses the back line after being touched by an attacker, the defending team play the ball from the top of the shooting circle while the attacking team must all retreat to their defending third.
  • Players cannot play any ball over knee height.
  • Players cannot use the back (rounded) part of the stick.

Photo Consent

Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event.

First Aid

MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but staff may not be available to tend to less urgent first aid if they are preoccupied delivering the event. It is important that schools also provide their own first aid kit and qualified person to tend to their children at our events. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should also be with the travelling group to and from any events.


All MSSP staff at the event are enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.


MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a safe, enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we are launching our REF-SPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. For more information about REF-SPECT please click here.

Winner's Pathway

The winner will represent Merton at the London Youth Game. This will take place at Crystal Palace Sport Centre on Thursday 22 March 2018.

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