1. FORFEITS AND POSTPONING
(a) Teams must be present at the time indicated on the draw. If a team does not have at least four (4) of its registered players present and ready to play by the specified time, that team shall forfeit the game.
(b) If a team forfeits the opposing team will be awarded with a 6-0 win (3 points, 6 goals for, 0 against).
(c) If a team gives at least 24 hours notice and a reasonable reason the game can be postponed. If a team has enough players to play but chooses not to as certain players are away you may NOT postpone the match. It is in the 5vs5 Futsal admin's discretion whether or not the game be postponed. If both teams forfeit, the result will be declared a 2-2 draw.
2. LINES OF COMMUNICATION
Please follow these procedures to escalate any issues arising at one of our venues in reference to events held by the association.
(a) All managers, coaches and players registered in any of the 5v5 Futsal competitions are to forward all enquiries only to their Administrator at the venue on the night. Administrators will then interface directly with 5v5 Futsal.
(b) Issues which are above the control of the Administrator will be automatically be looked at by the NSW Futsal Association.
3. PLAYER EQUIPMENT
(a) All age groups require teams to have matching coloured shirts.
(b) Shin guards must be completely covered by socks, be made of a suitable material and give a reasonable amount of protection.
(c) Players can use “Turf Boots”, indoor futsal boots or any other non-marking soled shoes. CLICK HERE for more details and pictures. NO STUDDED BOOTS.
(d) Goalkeepers are permitted to wear long or tracksuit pants. They must wear a shirt which easily identifies them from both teams.
(e) A player may not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or any other player. This includes all types of jewellery except flat wedding rings, which must be taped securely.
(f) Only approved Safety Glassed/Goggles may be worn. No spectacles can be worn.
(g) Players with casts can only play at the referees discretion, it must be covered with suitable material and not be dangerous to other players.
(h) Sleeveless tops are permitted.
4. GAME TIMES
Games (U18+) are 2 x 18 minutes halves with approximately a 2 minute halftime break.
(a) Failure for teams to be on the court on time will mean a reduction in time with the provision that halves will be equal.
(b) If a game has to have a result (Semi's/Finals) then 2 x 5 minutes Golden Goal (first to score wins) extra time halves will be played. If no goals are scored in extra time then the result will be decided by Penalty Shootout.
5. NUMBER OF PLAYERS
A match is played by two teams, each consisting of five (5) players on the field, one of whom is the Goalkeeper. A team may start with a minimum of four (4) players including the Goalkeeper.
6. SUBSTITUTES & PLAYER REPLACEMENTS
The maximum number of substitutes is seven (7). There is unlimited substitutions during the match.
Please note: If a team is borrowing a player you MUST inform your administrator so they can be added to the match sheet for insurance and finals eligibility.
If a team is found to have borrowed players from a team in the same division WITHOUT consent of both teams they will lose the game on forfeit (0-6).
7. ABANDONED MATCHES
If a match is abandoned for any reason including misconduct both the referee and administrator will file reports to 5v5 Futsal administrators who will then decide the outcome of the game.
If you are unhappy with a referees performance and would like to make a complaint please do so by filling out a Referee’s Complaint Form which you can find with your administrator at the venue or if you CLICK HERE. This form should be sent through via email within seven (7) days to firstname.lastname@example.org