U8 COMPETITION RULES

The Premier Invitational will follow FFA Small Sided rules with the following exceptions:

  1. Game duration will be 15 minutes each way with a 5 minute half time interval.
  2. Teams can have no more than 3 substitutes due to the long duration of the event.
  3. Fixtures:
    • a. Teams entered into the carnival will play all other entered teams in the carnival
    • b. No scores will be kept during the carnival as to comply with FFA rules
    • c. Instead of keeping results winners and runners up will be decided on 3 areas, ( 1. Fair play, 2 . Team play 3. Positive attitude)
  4. Spectators are required to sit in designated spectator areas. Only team coaches, team managers and players are allowed in the designated technical areas in between the fields, whilst the team’s games are being played. Field maps will clearly display these areas.

U9/10/11s COMPETITION RULES

The Premier Invitational will follow FFA Small Sided rules with the following exceptions:

  1. Game duration will be 15 minutes each way with a 2 minute half time interval.
  2. Teams can have no more than 3 substitutes due to the long duration of the event.
  3. Fixture and progression procedure:
    • a. Teams entered into the carnival will be split into 3 groups in each age.
    • b. Each group will have 4/5 teams.
    • c. Group games are played so each team will play each other team in the group once.
    • d. No scores will be kept during the carnival as to comply with FFA rules
  4. The top three teams in each group of five teams and where there are four teams the top two teams in the group will then be entered into the Premier Group, the bottom two teams will enter into the Championship group for each age.
    • a. Instead of keeping results, progression in the Premier Group and championship group will be decided on 3 areas, ( 1. Fair play, 2 . Team play 3. Positive attitude)
    • b. Stage 2 of the competition in both the Premier group and the Championship group each team will play all teams from their respective group. No league table will be kept.
  5. Spectators are required to sit in designated spectator areas. Only team coaches, team managers and players are allowed in the designated technical areas in between the fields, whilst the team’s games are being played. Field maps will clearly display these areas.
  6. U12 COMPETITION RULES

    The Premier Invitational will follow normal FIFA/FFA rules with the following exceptions:

    1. Game duration will be 20 minutes each way with a 5 minute half time interval.
    2. Teams can have no more than 5 substitutes due to the long duration of the event roll on roll off.
    3. Fixtures:
    4. a. Teams entered into the carnival will play all other entered teams in the carnival
    5. b. Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
    6. c. Teams will play in an 10 team league format.
    7. d. Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up.
    8. There will be a MVP and leading goal scorer award.
    9. Referees will keep a note of each goal scorer
    10. Referees will select the MVP
    11. Spectators are required to sit in designated spectator areas. Only team coaches, team managers and players are allowed in the designated technical areas in between the fields, whilst the team’s games are being played. Field maps will clearly display these areas.