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Information for the Summer 2016/17 Tournament

Please read ALL the information below before registering a team or emailing questions

  • Location: Georges Heights Oval, Mosman

    GHO Directions

  • Dates for 2016/17 (10 matches for juniors, 12 matches for seniors): We are completing the junior competition in 2016 in order to avoid problems with timetable changes with the new school year.
    • Juniors – Mondays: 10 October to 12 December 2016
    • Juniors – Wednesdays: 12 October to 14 December 2016
    • Seniors – Mondays: 24 October to 12 December 2016, 30 January to 20 February 2017
    • Seniors – Wednesdays: 26 October to 14 December 2016, 1 February to 22 February 2017
    • Depending on the number of teams in a division, there may be a final or the winner may be the team with the highest number of points at the end of the competition.  Once we know the final number of teams in each division, we will let teams know the final format.  Senior competitions will all have finals.  There will be a maximum of 16 senior men’s teams.
  • Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:20pm to 7:50pm.  Please be aware that the competition schedule will likely change from last year’s schedule, particularly the U10-U14 age groups however senior men’s and women’s matches will always start at 7pm.   Junior age groups (generally starting from youngest to oldest) may be either 4:20pm, 5.00pm, 5.40pm, 6:20pm or 7pm.  The final decision about which age groups will play at which times will depend on the registered teams and will posted below once finalised.  It may also be necessary for a division to play across two consecutive time-slots. Final timetable for 2016/17 is shown below.
  • Playing Rules.  30 minutes games  for all junior divisions, 40 minute games for  all senior/AL teams, Futsal rules – e.g. no throw-ins, goal kicks, slide tackles.  Goal throw-ins should not cross the half-way line.  Teams losing by 5 goals can add an extra player.  Detailed playing rules will be posted prior to the start of the season.  U6 teams will play 4-a-side with no goalkeeper.
  • Registration.  Please note the registration process as all players must register firstly in a team, and then online with MyFootballClub.  Individuals not in a team will only be accepted if space is available once teams have registered, so will not be confirmed until mid-to late September.  2016 registration fees per player will remain at $100 per junior player and $140 per senior player, plus FNSW fees for all players (which covers player insurance among other things).
  • Team Shirts.  Team T-shirts in one of 12 colours are included in the registration fee.  Alternative team shirts are allowed, but must not clash with the official colours.  Orders must be received by early September to be ready in time to be picked up on the first night.  Final orders will be taken at the first game, and bibs should be worn until the shirts are available.
  • Training.  No scheduled training, but teams with byes/forfeits will be given a coaching session instead of a match.
  • Age Group Information.  Use this information to determine which age group you should enter.  Please note, age groups may be combined to provide the best possible competition in 6, 8 or 10 team divisions at the discretion of MFC.  Junior divisions younger than U12 are non-competitive, so no competition tables will be kept – this is an FFA rule to ensure younger children’s football is about fun and development rather than winning at all costs.  We encourage teams of Academy players to play ‘up’ a year in order to provide them with a greater challenge and more enjoyment for all players.  A “W” team for junior teams consists of at least 3 female players, 2 of whom must be playing outfield at all times.  Both male and female players can be in the corresponding age group (i.e. up to 1 year older than the equivalent all male team) to be competitive with all male teams.

U6 born in 2010 or 2011

U7 born in 2009

U8 born in 2008

U9 born in 2007

U10 born in 2006

U11 born in 2005

U12 born in 2004

U13 born in 2003

U14 born in 2002

U15 born in 2001

U16 born in 2000

U18 born in 1998

Seniors/AL any age

Match day Information

Field Layout

There will be eight fields set up at GHO, all using metal goalposts.

Footwear

All players must bring turf football boots or sneakers to every game.  Turf football boots are best for dry, hard conditions and will generally cope with wet weather in summer too.  No boots with metal studs permitted under any circumstances.  Boots with plastic blades may be worn if:

  • Mosman Council groundsman agrees conditions require them; and
  • Playing without blades would be unsafe; or
  • Both teams agree

Teams not abiding by this rule are liable to forfeit the game. Examples of different footwear types are shown below:

MFC Summer Footwear v2

Grounds Rules: Please note the Harbour Trust rules that apply to Georges Heights:

“Intoxicating liquor shall not be taken onto any public reserve and consumed thereon”

“No smoking of any form on or around all Council playing fields”

“Dogs are not allowed on the oval (but can be walked on the footpaths on a lead)”

Referees

Referees will be provided.   Interested in refereeing?  Please email mosman5aside@gmail.com.

Game Timetable for 2016/17

Mondays

Start Times Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 Field 4 Field 5 Field 6 Field 7 Field 8
4:20pm U6 U6 U7  U7 U7 U7  U7 U7
5:00pm U9 U9 U9 U9 U9 U9
5.40pm U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U10 U10 U10
6.20pm U13/15 U13/15 U13/15 U13/15 U13/15 U13/15 Pack-up
7.00pm Men AL/O35 Men AL/O35 Men AL/O35 Men AL/O35 Men AL/O35 Men AL/O35 Men AL/O35
7.45pm Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up

 

Wednesdays

Start Times Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 Field 4 Field 5 Field 6 Field 7 Field 8
4.20pm  U6 U6 W13/14  W13/W14  W13/W14 W16/W18  W16/W18 W16/W18
5.00pm U8 U8 U8 U8 U10 W8/W9 W8/W9 W8/W9
5.40pm U10 U10 U10 U10 W11/W12 W10 W10 W10
6.20pm U12/13 U12/13 U12/13 U12/13  U12/13 W11/W12 W11/W12 W11/W12
7.00pm W AL/O35 W AL/O35 W AL/O35  W AL/O35 Pack-up  Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up
7.45pm Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up

 

  • All players must arrive 20 minutes before the game is due to begin to sign in and warm up
  • All players in games at 4:20pm must arrive by 4pm and may be asked to help set up
  • All managers must sign the team sheets
  • All players in games commencing at 7pm must help pack up – one goal per team

Wet Weather Line

Should you be in any doubt whether the oval will be open please refer to the wet weather app and check the status of Georges Heights.  DO NOT email the club as you will only be referred to the app which will be updated immediately if the grounds are closed.  We will try our best to play all scheduled rounds, even if it is raining but may need to close grounds at the last minute should weather conditions render it unsafe to play (e.g. lightning).

Detailed Downloads

  1. Rules of the competition – will be provided prior to the start of the season
    Managers should download a copy of the rules for reference, particularly if the team has not played in the MFC 5-a-side competition before.  Team managers should ensure all players understand the playing rules.
  2. Manager Match Day Notes – will be provided prior to the start of the season.
  3. Game draw and results tables (for U12 teams and up): will be posted weekly during the competition.

Questions?

If you still have questions, please contact: mosman5aside@gmail.com.

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