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Shenley Leisure Centre Trust Ltd

Outdoor 6-a-Side Football League Rules



1a.        MATCH FEES OF £22 PER TEAM PER WEEK must be paid prior to the game; a receipt of payment will be handed out and must be provided to the referee, if no receipt of payment is provided then the game will be forfeited. 

b.         Any team owing money for previous missed games will not be permitted to play their next match until all fees are paid.


2.         The TEAM MANAGER must phone and speak with the LEAGUE ORGANISER (Vicky) or an OPERATIONS MANAGER ON SHIFT to postpone a league fixture. Teams are allowed to postpone two games (on the Friday before the game) which will be replayed at a later stage. If anymore postponements occur, this will result in a 3-0 loss and the MATCH FEE OF £44.


3.         Failure to arrive in time for a fixture or a no-show without giving 4 days notice (Friday before the game) of non-attendance will result in a 3-0 win to the opposition. This will also count if you do not have enough players to fulfil your fixture.


4.         Each Team will consist of six players, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper.   A team shall not take to the field of play with less than four players, one of whom shall be the goalkeeper.


5.         Each team can use roll on roll off style substitutes during the course of the game at anytime with the permission of the referee.


6.         All players must be 16yrs and above. Players (including the goalkeeper) must wear uniform football kit (including shin-pads under calf-length socks). Goalkeepers must wear a distinct jersey different from the players of both teams.


7.         NO BOOTS with screw in studs or blades are to be worn on the Astro-turf area UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Only trainers, astro boots or moulded studs can be worn.


8.                     All players must have had their photo taken (team captain’s responsibility)

and submitted to SLC by the first round of fixtures, any player that has not submitted their photo after this time will not be eligible to play until it has


9.         The Duration of the match shall be of 28 minutes played in two equal halves of 14 minutes. The half time interval shall not exceed 1 minute. A centre kick will be taken for kick-off and restart after a goal.


10.        Shenley leisure centre will provide a suitable size 5match ball.


11.       There is no offside and a goal can be scored from any part of the playing area except inside the goal area.


12.       Only the defending goalkeeper is allowed inside the goal area and may handle the ball     only in this area.


Penalty for intentional encroachment into the goal area:

-          by another member of the defending team, a penalty kick;

-          by any member of the attacking team "Goalkeepers ball".


NOTE: Accidental entry into the goal area by any player that has no effect on play may not be penalised.




13.        After receiving the ball, a goalkeeper must return it into play using an underarm action within 6 seconds without intentionally time-wasting. Failure to do so will result in a free-kick being awarded to the opposing team, 3 yards from the point of exit from the goal area, opposing players constantly stopping a goalkeeper from returning the ball into play will be penalised.


14.        The ball may not be directly returned to the goalkeeper by the receiving player of the      same team (must touch two players). If it is, a free kick will be awarded to the opposing team 3 yards from the point of entry.


15.        The goalkeeper is not allowed to play the ball outside the goal area. A penalty will be awarded for a deliberate offence. Intention will be adjudged by the referee.



16.        If the ball goes above head height a free kick will be awarded against the team that last played or touched the ball. If the ball deflects of a goalkeeper and goes above head height, play will resume with the goalkeeper returning the ball into play.

Above head height will be adjudged by the referee.


17.        There will be no direct free kicks except penalty kicks. No arm signals will be given for in-direct free kicks, if dissent is shown to any free kick the ball can be moved forward a further five yards and could result in a penalty kick, as in rule 15.       


18.        Infringement or refusal to withdraw the full 3 yards from a free-kick by an opposing player will result in the referee positioning the free-kick 5 yards nearer the goal of the offending team. If this infringement takes place within 5 yards of the goal a penalty kick will be awarded against the offending team.


19.        For persistent dangerous play (including reckless charging particularly near the boards, tackles from behind and slide tackles), violent conduct and foul and abusive language, the referee may at his discretion award a penalty kick against the offending team, no matter where the offence takes place.


20.        All caution details are reported to the coordinator at the end of the night.

Any player cautioned will receive a £5 fine; two cautions in a period of 5 games will result in a £5 fine per caution & a 1 match ban. Any player sent off will receive a minimum of a 1 game ban and a £10 fine.


21.        The referee’s decision is final. The referee will use his discretion at all times and play advantage when possible to keep the game flowing.


22.        The following method of allocating points will be used:


            - 3 points for a win

            - 1 point for a draw

            - 0 points for a loss or no-show


23.        In the event of two teams being level at the end of the league season (winners or runners up), goal difference will be taken into account, and then goals scored.


24.        Transfers – Teams are allowed to transfer in new players throughout the duration of the season. Ensure there are no more than 16 players in any squad at any time. Any player used must provide a signed photo before they play.

There will be no transfer of players from one team to another for the duration of the league





Important the Club/Team Secretary is responsible for making these rules known to all team players.       


PLEASE NOTE: The management of Shenley Leisure Centre reserve the right to enforce a ban or expel any team or individual who in their opinion consistently ignores or breaks the rules, but in particular relating to rule 1, 2, 3 & 19.






1.     League Venue:


The league venue chosen is the newly laid Astroturf pitch at shenley leisure centre. The venue comes complete with indoor changing facilities, a sports bars & onsite parking


2.     League Tables:


You will be able to monitor you teams league position, by visiting our web-site or by checking the advertisement board next to the Astroturf.


3.     End of Season Presentation Evening:


The Presentation evening will take place after the league cup final.

Please note that Shenley Leisure centre reserves the right to withhold any trophies from teams that may have money owing from debt accrued throughout the season;


4.      Personal Accident Insurance:


Please note that shenley leisure centre does not provide any insurance cover for teams to cover personnel injury.


Shenley Leisure Centre cannot be held responsible for personnel injury and strongly recommend that teams take out their own insurance polices to cover such eventualities.


5. Contacting Shenley Leisure Centre.


Shenley Leisure Centre

Burchard Crescent

Shenley leisure centre

Milton Keynes

Mk5 6HF


Tel: (01908) 502488



Please note office opening hours are 9.00am – 9.30pm (Monday – Sunday)





© Bunky Chollox FC 2014.  Established  1994.  All rights reserved.


© Bunky Chollox FC 2014.  Established  1994.  All rights reserved.