Shenley Leisure Centre Trust Ltd
Outdoor 6-a-Side Football League
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
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
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
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
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
following method of allocating points will be used:
points for a win
point for a draw
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.
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
ALL TEAMS MUST BE AFFILIATED TO THE
BERKS AND BUCKS F.A.
the Club/Team Secretary is responsible for making these
rules known to all team players.
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.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!
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 &
You will be able
to monitor you teams league position, by visiting our web-site
www.shenleyleisurecentre.co.uk or by checking the advertisement board
next to the Astroturf.
3. End of
Season Presentation Evening:
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;
Please note that
shenley leisure centre does not provide any insurance cover for teams to
cover personnel injury.
Centre cannot be held responsible for personnel injury and strongly
recommend that teams take out their own insurance polices to cover such
Shenley Leisure Centre.
office opening hours are 9.00am – 9.30pm (Monday – Sunday)