U8/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. No offside – although teams and coaches are expected to play in the spirit of the game encourage players not to stand in a offside position.
    4. Goal kicks and Goalkeeper in possession in their hands – the opposition must retreat back 10 metres and cannot press until the keeper plays the ball.

    U8 Fixtures and progression procedure:

      • All teams will play off against each other in a total of 7 games over day 1, 2 and 3.
      • Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
      • Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.
      • On completion of the 7 games, the comp will then split in 2 finals competitions. Teams finishing 5th – 8th will play off in the plate. Teams finishing 1st – 4th will play off in the Premier Invitational Cup.
      • If final games are a draw at full time a penalty shoot out will determine the winner.
      • Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup Finals.

    U9 Fixtures and progression procedure:

      • Teams entered into the carnival will be split into 4 groups.
      • Each group will have 4 teams
      • Group games are played so each team will play each other team in the group once.
      • Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
      • The top two teams in each group will then be entered into the Premier Group, the bottom two teams will enter into the Championship group for each age.
      • Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.
      • Teams will then play 6 games against the other qualifying teams. (Teams that have already played each other in the group stage will not play each other again and the result and points will be carried over)
      • Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup league.

    U10 Fixture and progression procedure:

      • Teams entered into the carnival will be split into 3 groups.
      • Each group will have 4 teams
      • Group games are played so each team will play each other team in the group once.
      • Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
      • The top two teams in each group will then be entered into the Premier Group, the bottom two teams will enter into the Championship group for each age.
      • Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.
      • Teams will then play 5 games against the other qualifying teams in each pool.
      • Points will be kept and a final playoff game will played for each pool. 1v2, 3v4 and 5v6. 
      • Any final playoff games will result in a penalty shootout.
      • Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup Finals

    U11 Fixtures and progression procedure:

      • Teams entered into the carnival will be split into 4 groups.
      • Each group will have 4 teams
      • Group games are played so each team will play each other team in the group once.
      • Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
      • The top two teams in each group will then be entered into the Premier Group, the bottom two teams will enter into the Championship group for each age.
      • Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.
      • Teams will then play 6 games against the other qualifying teams. (Teams that have already played each other in the group stage will not play each other again and the result and points will be carried over)
      • Trophies and medals will be given for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup league.

    Spectators

    Spectators are required to stay in designated spectator areas. Only team coaches, team managers and players are allowed inside the fenced fields. Spectators may only enter the field of play at the request of a ground official or referee. Spectators abide by the FFA code of behaviour. (https://www.ffa.com.au/sites/ffa/files/2017-09/National%20Spectator%20Code%20of%20Behaviour.pdf) anyone found breaking this code will be asked to leave the ground, failure to do so will result in the spectators team being removed from the tournament.

    Complaints

    All referees are young referees and learning the game. They will make mistakes from time to time. Feedback can be brought to the information desk during the tournament but this needs to be done in a pleasant manner. Once a decision is made by the referee it will stand and goals or results will not be reversed by complaint. Even at the highest level in the World Cup with video technology, mistakes happen. This is just part of the game as referees are only human.

    MVP and leading goal scorer award.

    Referees will keep a note of each goal scorer and will ask goal scorers their name during before the game restarts.

    Referees will select the MVP from each game played.


    U12 COMPETITION RULES

    Game Rules

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

    9v9 format

    Game duration will be 20 minutes each way with a 5 minute half time interval.

    Teams can have no more than 4 substitutes and are ‘roll on, roll off’.

    Bookings – Any player that receives two bookings during the play off league will be suspended for 1 game.

    Red Card – Any player who receives a red card will automatically receive a 1 game suspension.

    Ball size 4

    Offside will be done via the offside line.

    Girls Fixture and progression procedure:

      • All teams will play off against each other in a total of 7 games over day 1, 2 and 3.
      • Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
      • Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.
      • On completion of the 7 games, the comp will then split in 2 finals competitions. Teams finishing 5th – 8th will play off in the plate. Teams finishing 1st – 4th will play off in the Premier Invitational Cup.
      • If final games are a draw at full time a penalty shoot out will determine the winner.
      • Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup Finals.

    Boys Fixture and progression procedure:

      • Teams entered into the carnival will be split into 3 groups in each age.
      • Each group will have 4 teams
      • Group games are played so each team will play each other team in the group once.
      • Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
      • The top two teams in each group will then be entered into the Premier Group, the bottom two teams will enter into the Championship group for each age.
      • Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.
      • Teams will then play 5 games against the other qualifying teams in each pool.
      • Points will be kept and a final playoff game will played for each pool. 1v2, 3v4 and 5v6. 
      • Any final playoff games will result in a penalty shootout.
      • Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup Finals

    Spectators

    Spectators are required to stay in designated spectator areas. Only team coaches, team managers and players are allowed inside the fenced fields. Spectators may only enter the field of play at the request of a ground official or referee. Spectators abide by the FFA code of behaviour. (https://www.ffa.com.au/sites/ffa/files/2017-09/National%20Spectator%20Code%20of%20Behaviour.pdf) anyone found breaking this code will be asked to leave the ground, failure to do so will result in the spectators team being removed from the tournament.

    Complaints

    All referees are young referees and learning the game. They will make mistakes from time to time. Feedback can be brought to the information desk during the tournament but this needs to be done in a pleasant manner. Once a decision is made by the referee it will stand and goals or results will not be reversed by complaint. Even at the highest level in the World Cup with video technology, mistakes happen. This is just part of the game as referees are only human.

    MVP and leading goal scorer award.

    Referees will keep a note of each goal scorer and will ask goal scorers their name during before the game restarts.

    Referees will select the MVP from each game played.

    U13/14/15 COMPETITION RULES

    THE PREMIER INVITATIONAL WILL FOLLOW NORMAL FIFA/FFA RULES WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:

    Game Rules

    Game duration will be 20 minutes each way with a 5 minute half time interval.

    Teams can have no more than 5 substitutes and are ‘roll on roll off’.

    Bookings – Any player that receives two bookings during the play off league will be suspended for 1 game.

    Red Card – Any player that receives a red card will automatically receive a 1 game suspension.

    Ball size U13 size 4 and U14/U15 size 5

    Fixture and progression procedure:

    All teams will play off against each other in a total of 7 games over day 1, 2 and 3.

    Scores will be kept (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)

    Teams finishing on equal points – League position will be determined by goal difference if still equal league position will be determined by goals scored.

    On completion of the 7 games, the comp will then split in 2 finals competitions. Teams finishing 5th – 8th will play off in the plate. Teams finishing 1st – 4th will play off in the Premier Invitational Cup.

    If final games are a draw at full time a penalty shoot out will determine the winner.

    Trophies and medals will be for winners and runners up of the Plate and Cup Finals.

    Spectators

    Spectators are required to stay in designated spectator areas. Only team coaches, team managers and players are allowed inside the fenced fields. Spectators may only enter the field of play at the request of a ground official or referee. Spectators abide by the FFA code of behaviour. (https://www.ffa.com.au/sites/ffa/files/2017-09/National%20Spectator%20Code%20of%20Behaviour.pdf) anyone found breaking this code will be asked to leave the ground, failure to do so will result in the spectators team being removed from the tournament.

    Complaints

    All referees are young referees and learning the game. They will make mistakes from time to time. Feedback can be brought to the information desk during the tournament but this needs to be done in a pleasant manner. Once a decision is made by the referee it will stand and goals or results will not be reversed by complaint. Even at the highest level in the World Cup with video technology, mistakes happen. This is just part of the game as referees are only human.

    MVP and leading goal scorer award.

    Referees will keep a note of each goal scorer and will ask goal scorers their name during before the game restarts.

    Referees will select the MVP from each game played.