Tournament Rules

General Rules:

One team per club per grade allowed to enter.

  • 3 Points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss.
  • The winner of each grade is decided on pool play.
  • Away team changes if there is a colour clash
  • All grades have a 5 minute half time
  • Rolling subs are allowed

Offsides to be called as per FIFA rules

*  for 10 & 11 Boys & 12 Girls Only:

  • Retreat to retreat line (marked on field) for goal kicks
  • Ball is live when touched by a defender
  • If Goal keeper keeps in play they can kick from hands

*  for 9 Boys & 10 Girls Only:

  • Retreat to halfway for goal kicks
  • Ball is live when touched by a defender
  • If Goal keeper keeps in play they can kick from hands
  • Second chance on a foul throw-in
  • Only blatant offsides to be called

Grade

Number of Players

Year of Birth

Field Size

Half Length

Ball size

Nine Boys

7 v 7

 2014

50 x 40

15 Minutes

4

Ten Boys

9 v 9

 2013

70 x 50

15 Minutes

4

Eleven Boys

9 v 9

 2012

70 x 50

15 Minutes

4

Twelve Boys

11 v 11

 2011

90 x 60

15 Minutes

4

Thirteen Boys

11 v 11

 2010

90 x 60

15 Minutes

5

Fourteen Boys

11 v 11

 2009

100 x 70

15 Minutes

5

Fifteen Boys

11 v 11

 2008

100 x 70

15 Minutes

4

Ten Girls

7 v 7

 2013 / 2014

50 x 40

15 Minutes

4

Twelve Girls

9 v 9

 2011 / 2012

70 x 50

15 Minutes

4

Fourteen Girls

11 v 11

 2009 / 2010

100 x 70

15 Minutes

5

There is no limit on squad size. 

NB: Due to field availability, Grade 10 Boys and Grade 12 Boys both play a larger format than teams will have played during their season.

They play the size that they will move onto the following year. 

Result Cards

Fill them in! If you run out, please get more. No card, no result. Drop the result cards to the control tent, behind field 11 [see map]. Results will be posted online and can likewise be accessed on www.mccartneytournament.co.nz and sporadically in the results tent.

Referees

Referees are allocated from older grades down, although we never have enough to look after every single game. Unless someone is happy to do the full game, then please help out and do a half each. Teams are to provide their own balls please

Ages and Dispensations

There are restrictions around players wishing to play down a grade. For example, a Grade 12 player wanting to play in Grade 11 will need dispensation. This dispensation will need to be applied for at the time of team registration by emailing tournament.director@taupofootball.org.nz together with the reasons for the dispensation request  to include the name, date of birth and any extenuating circumstances. Once received, the request will be considered and responded to soon after the date we assemble team entries.

To confirm, there are no restrictions on players wishing to play up a grade. For example, a Grade 12 player can play in Grade 13, 14, and 15 competitions without any restriction or dispensation.

Decisions will be made by the Tournament Director, and will be final. 

Girls get an automatic 1 year dispensation when playing in a boys (mixed) team in the boys draws. E.G. Girl aged 14 can play boys 13 without following the dispensation process above.