Enter competition

The first four schools will progress through to the Borough Finals

Format & Rules

  • A squad is made up of the following playing positions: Goal Shooter, Goal Attack, Centre, Goal Defence and Goal Keeper as well as Scorers, Time Keepers and Centre Pass Markers.
  • Rotations must be made at half-time and the end of each match in preparation for the next game.
  • Rotation sheets must be completed and handed in at the start of the tournament.
  • First team on court, in position will get first centre pass. In the event of both teams being ready at the same time a toss-up will decide.
  • Players have 4 seconds to pass or shoot.
  • Footwork rule must be obeyed.
  • No marking the pass with arms, just one jump to intercept is allowed – 3ft distance required.
  • Must receive centre pass in centre third.
  • No jewellery may be worn, nails should be cut short and hair tied back.
  • Players must stay within their position boundaries.
  • A player cannot bounce the ball more than once.
  • When shooting, if the ball does not make contact with the hoop or another player, the shooter cannot re-catch the ball. This will be considered a replayed ball and the opposition will re-start play with a free pass.
  • Ball cannot be thrown over a complete Third without being touched or caught by another player. 
  • In the event of a draw in the knock out rounds, 1 minute extra time will be played and the first team to score a goal will win. If it is still a tie at the end of the 1 minute, a penalty shoot off will be held: best of 3 then sudden death. Penalty shots will be taken 2m away from the post.

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 first 4 schools from each cluster event will progress to the Borough Finals. This will take place at Wimbledon High School Sports Ground on Friday 3 November 2017.

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