Make sure that you are conversant with the Rules of the League and the cup competitions.

  • Ignorance of the Rules is no excuse. Every person concerned with running a team or club should have a copy of the League Rule Book.
  • Ensure that you give 5 day’s notice of matches to your opponents and the referee.
  • Always acknowledge receipt of match notifications. Also check the colour of your opponents playing kit to ensure that there is no clash of colours.
  • If you have not received timely notification of a match please CALL your opponents, DO NOT assume emails or texts are getting through.
  • Remember that only the Fixture Secretary has the right to rearrange matches. Team Managers do not.
  • Players only become eligible to play for a Club when in possession of a valid ID card.
  • If you think that your pitch is unfit for play, warn your opponents and the Referee in advance and be prepared to play at your opponents ground.
  • Clubs will be deemed to be available every Sunday for kick offs between 10:00 and 14:00
  • Applications for leave of absence from the league requirement for such items as Easter tours etc must be made in writing to the League General Secretary as soon as details are known but not less than 27 days notice must be given. Leave of absence will only be permitted on 2 occasions in any one season at the discretion of the “MC”.

Double Headers

  • If there are no free dates left the Fixture secretary may order a “double header” to be played. A double header is “two games of short duration”.
  • The minimum time should be played for both halves. (Rule 10(A) Table) e.g. Each half in an U-11 double header will be 20 minutes each way.
  • A double header consists of 4 halves of football, both games are completely independent, they are two totally different games, they just happen to be played one after another.
  • The second game can consist of a completely different set of players, any substitutions, cautions and sendings offs during the first game do not count in the second game.
  • It is usual for the second game to be refereed by the same person, but it does not have to be. For the purpose of the results the visitors are the home team for the second game.

What teams must do:

  • 2 sets of result cards must be completed on Prawn Sandwich
  • The visitors should pay the referee for the second game. (Half the Double Header Fee)

What you can not do:

  • 4 Halves must be played.
  • One game (2 halves) can not count as 2 games.
  • You cannot play one game (2 halves) and count the first half as one game and the second as the other game.
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