Game Format and Rules

Game format


Age Group No. of Players Time Each Way Recommended Pitch Size Ball Size Goalkeeper Graded League Table
U6 & U7 4 15 mins 30m*20m 3 no no no
U8 & U9 7 20 mins 45m*35m 3 yes yes no
U10 & U11 9 25 mins 65m * 45m 4 yes yes no

In 2016, MWFA will be following the standard MiniRoos rules.


Substitutes and Borrowed Players (U10 and older)

A borrowed player is a player registered in a lower division or age group who plays in place of a player registered in a higher division or age group. The maximum number of borrowed players is four.  A borrowed player may also act as a substitute player.

A substitute player is a registered player, or a borrowed player who is in excess of the prescribed number of players. A substitute is permitted to replace a player on the field at any time, subject to compliance with all other conditions relating to substitutes. The maximum number of substitutes permitted in any game is five.

The following rules apply to borrowed players:

1.  Teams can only borrow players registered in a lower division or age group
2.  The maximum number of borrowed players allowed on a match card is 4
3.  Junior players can only play up 2 age groups
4.  Players registered in the girls competition must be dual registered to play in the mixed competition
5.  A player can only be borrowed by another team 4 times, and then must join this team and is not eligible for the original team

Borrowing Tables



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