2018 BLUE DEVILS Pre-season Girls Tournament

Expression of Interest

Sunday 25th February 2018 – AIS Canberra

Please complete and return the below form to Dea via email juniorwpl@bluedevilsfc.com by Friday the 12th January 2018.

$50 deposit is required to accept your expression of interest form.

Deposits are required to be made to:
Belconnen United Football Club
BSB 641-800 Account 200746817
(Please include your team name when making the deposit)

Download EOI Form: 2018 Gala Day EOI girls

 

CONTACTS
For further information on the tournament please contact Dea on  juniorwpl@bluedevilsfc.com

COMPETITION STRUCTURE
Clubs participating in the 2018 Blue Devils Tournament are represented by players from the following age groups:

U17 U15 U13
Players who will be 17 as at 31 December 2018 and below Players who will be 15 as at 31 December 2018 and below Players who will be 13 as at 31 December 2018 and below

Games are played on a full field and consist of 2 x 15 minute halves with a five minute half time break.

Consolation and finals will be 2 x 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break.

There is an absolute maximum of 8 teams per age group which will be divided into 2 pools of four.

Each team will get a minimum 4 games consisting of 3 pool games and a consolation if they don’t make finals.

REGISTRATIONS
Team registrations should be organised by an authorised club official such as the team manager or coach.

  • An initial Expression of Interest form should be lodged by Friday 12th of January 2018
  • Once participation is confirmed, final payment and team list is required by Friday 9th of February

FEES

  • $550 per team required by Friday 12th of January 2018.
  • $475 is payable if fully paid and registered by the 19th of January 2018
  • Payments are required to be made to:
    Belconnen United Football Club
    BSB –  641-800
    Account – 200746817
  • This fee includes insurance cover for players registered for the 2018 Capital Football winter competition.
  • Interstate teams’ insurance cover is provided by their local registration organisation so long as they are registered for the 2018 winter competition and have obtained a clearance (sanction) from the appropriate governing body. This governing body is the relevant Football/Soccer Club, Association, Branch or State Federation.
  • Mandatory Capital Football insurance cover for players not registered for their relevant 2018 winter competition is $12 per player and is to be paid with the team’s registration.

VENUE
 AIS playing fields – Masterman Street, Bruce, ACT. 

 

 

 

DIVISIONS
It is currently anticipated there will be competitions in the following division groups:

  • Under 13,
  • Under 15,
  • Under 17

Depending on the number of teams registered some teams may be combined for an even competition. 

Each division will be divided into even pools where possible. While every effort will be made to place every team in a competition, final placements will be made in the order that completed registrations with deposits are received.

 DRAWS

  • The draws for each division will be available prior to the competition start date.
  • The first game will kick-off at 8:00am.

 

FINALS
The top 2 teams in each pool go through, or the top 2 teams in the group will play-off in the grand final or depending on number of teams that are registered within that division

 

COMPETITION RULES
The tournament is played under the official laws of the game for 2010 as approved by FIFA and adopted and circulated by Football Federation Australia.

 SPECIFIC TOURNAMENT RULES

 

  1. All games will be of 35 minutes duration (15 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break)
  2. Each player should wear the same shirt number in every match.
  3. 16 players are allowed on the match card and unlimited Interchange can be used for all divisions provided the ball is out of play.
  4. The Match Official has full discretion to control substitutions and issue disciplinary Cards.
  5. Match cards are available from the Registration Desk, located near the canteen. Completed cards are to be handed to the match official at the commencement of each game. Match scores are to be returned to the Registration Desk at the end of each game by the winning team, in the event of a draw, the first team listed.
  6. Teams must be assembled at the correct field five minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their match.
  7. The tournament organisers will supply match balls.
  8. Any player who receives a red card will not be eligible to play the next scheduled game.
  9. Any player who receives a cumulative three yellow cards will not be eligible to play the next scheduled game.
  10. The Match Official’s decision is final.
  11. Points – win 3, scored draw 2, scoreless draw 1, loss/forfeit 0.
  12. Teams not ready to play within 10 minutes of the nominated kick-off time forfeit the match (3-0 win to the opposition).
  13. Standings will be determined by points. If teams are even at the end of all games in their pool, the winner will be determined by goal difference. If they still remain even the winner will be determined by the team with most goals scored. If still even then the winner will be decided by the toss of a coin with the Tournament Official deciding who shall call the toss.
  14. In the event of a draw during the play-off games, extra time of five minutes each way shall be played. If upon the conclusion of extra time the game is still drawn a penalty shootout shall take place, using the players on the field at this time.
  15. The final will be of 20mins duration for each half with 5 mins for half time
  16. Incidents and circumstances outside the rules will be decided by the Tournament Officials.

CONDUCT

Players

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as harassment towards fellow players and coaches.
  • Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
  • Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
  • Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
  • Abide by the rules and respect the decisions of officials, making all appeals through the formal process.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players (including opposition).

COACHES
Coaches and team officials are expected to abide by all that is encompassed in the above Codes of Behaviour and above all encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, contest administrators and officials at every game.