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Format & Rules

  • Match will be started by a drop ball.

  • Shin pads are compulsory

  • After a goal is scored there will be a restart with a centre kick by the team who did not score the goal.

  • Goalkeepers can only handle the ball in the penalty area

  • The goalkeeper may leave the goal area however a penalty kick will be awarded against the keeper if he handles the ball outside this area.

  • Goalkeepers must distribute the ball into play with an underarm roll from anywhere in the goal area. They may not roll the ball to themselves and then kick it, such action would result in the award of a direct free kick one metre outside the penalty area in line with the position of the infringement.

  • An outfield player who has received a throw from a goalkeeper cannot pass the ball back directly to the goalkeeper (the ball must be touched by a second outfield player). Such action would result in the award of a direct free kick one metre outside the penalty area in line with the position of the infringement.

  • Outfield players are permitted in the goal area.

  • Play is always re-started from a under arm roll, included: Goal kick, corner, throw-ins.

  • Ball is allowed overhead height.

  • Substitutions can be made at any stage but to be kept to a minimum.

  • Children must not slide tackle.

  • No off-sides and all general FA rules apply.

  • Trainers/astro and moulded boots are allowed. No metal blades or studded

    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.

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