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Competition Rules

Competition Rules. These apply to both Penrith and Blacktown comps.

Kick-off Times
Teams kick-off time will vary each week so please consult with your competition draw when it is released. Your team must be ready to take the court at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled kick off times.
Each Junior match will consist of 13 minute halves with a short 2 minute halve time break, Senior match will consist of 18 minute halves with a short 2 minute half time break. There will be no additional time added on if teams are late or for injuries as there is a very tight schedule of games to be played on each competition night.

Competition Points
Points will be awarded on the following basis and will be used to compile a competition ladder for each division age groups.
• Win: 4 points
• Score Draw: 3 points
• Scoreless Draw: 2 Points
• Loss: 1 point
Forfeits will result in a 6-0 loss for the forfeiting team. There will also be a $50 fine for any team that forfeits without notifying the competition coordinator 48 hours before their scheduled kick off time on the day of that match.

Code of Conduct
The West City Crusaders Futsal Club expects a high standard of conduct and sportsmanship from every player. Teams that do not uphold this standard will be given a single warning and if their behaviour does not improve will be removed from the competition. A team is responsible for all of its members behaviour.

Player Eligibility
All players must self registrar on the myfootballclub website. A player may only registrar in 1 team per division, but may back up and play in another team from the same division if only agreed by the opposition team.
For mixed divisions, teams must field a minimum of 3 female players at all times.

Dress Regulations
Teams must wear identical playing jerseys with individual playing numbers on the back of the playing jersey, In the event of a jersey clash, The away team will be required to wear bibs which will be available at courts side. Although preferred, it is not necessary that shorts and socks be of the same colour or design. The preferred footwear is flat soled futsal boots, although joggers or sneakers are also considered appropriate. Shinpads are compulsory for all players.
No jewellery of any kind may be worn during a match (this includes watches, rings, earrings or necklaces).

Player Dismissal and Suspension
If a referee sends a player, coach or spectator from court side or the playing area for the remainder of the game must lodge a written report to the Venue Administrator, immediately on the completion of the game. A player sent from the court will incur an automatic 1-match suspension, with no appeal rights. The nominated Team Contact will be notified formally of the suspension by e-mail. In situations where the offence is considered serious by the referee, they can recommend that the Judiciary Committee consider a longer suspension. If this occurs the Team Contact will be notified by a member of the Judiciary Committee within 48 hours of the event.
Should the Judiciary Committee consider that the illegal play or action which resulted in the send off or removal warrants a greater penalty, the Committee has the power to extend the period of suspension. Any player, coach, team, referee, administrator, spectator or other person has a right of appeal on any Judiciary Committee hearing decision (not on automatic one week suspensions).

Injuries
All players must be registered to West City Crusaders FC through the myfootballclub website for this competition and will therefore be covered by the Football NSW insurance policy. In the event of an injury the competition administrator should be informed on the night so that they may fill out an incident report form and a follow up email should be sent to the competition secretary so the relevant insurance forms can be obtained and completed.

Game Rules
The rules of the game are simular to outdoor football, with the following modifications/clarifications.
1. There is no offside.
2. There is unlimited interchange.
3. All players must enter and leave the court from the marked technical areas.
4. All entries from the sideline are by kick-ins not throw-ins.
5. All free kicks are in-direct and defenders must be at least 5 metres from the ball.
6. There is no marked box, however, the goalkeepers area is a 5 metre semi-circle from the centre of the goal. If the goalkeeper uses their hands outside the area it is a free kick. (It is the referees discretion as to if they have handled the ball outside the box.)
7. If the goalkeeper handles the ball they cannot throw or kick it over half way on the full (unless they put it back on the ground and play it from there)
8. The goalkeeper can only hold possession of the ball for a maximum of four seconds in any one play.
9. The goalkeeper can not be involved in a two touch play unless the ball travels over the half way.
10. Slides are permitted but only to block shots you can not slide tackle any player.
11. No player is permitted to play the ball off the ground.