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UPDATED LEAGUE LAWS & MANAGEMENT RULES PASSED To LFA for SANCTION 8th November 2018

LEAGUE MANAGEMENT rules; fixtures & general information 

GAME LAWS www.fifa.com

TREATMENT OF INJURIES:

It is responsibility of team to have first aider and first aid equipment to hand at all times.  Kit bag issued to referees should contain backup first aid.

Junior futsal (u18 league inclusive & below) teams must be registered with an adult in charge. An adult must be present with team at all matches.

NB: Junior leagues change title on 31st August as players move up a school year.

LEAGUES ARE AFFILIATED TO THE LINCOLNSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION LTD.

Indiscipline, payments missed matches etc. will be dealt by Leagues governing body the LFA.

 League Organiser

Kevin Bryant,

96,Taylors Avenue, DN35 0LW

07980 286663

01472 235704

info@futsal.org.uk or kevinfutsal46@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAWS OF THE GAME
Law 1 The pitch: as per Laws
Law 2 The ball as per rules as Laws
Law 3 Number of players as per Laws
Law 4 Player’s equipment: as per Laws                            Shin pads must be worn. Trainers only, no studs or blades
Law 5 The referee as per Laws.                                                                             Referee will act as sole timekeeper
Law 6 Second referee as per Laws.                                                                          Home team to supply a linesman
Law 7 No timekeeper or third referee
Law 8 Duration of match           Detailed in Managers Handbook, different competitions will have differing match durations
Law 9 Start and restart: as per Laws
Law 10 Ball in and out of play: as per Laws
Law 11 Method of scoring: as per Laws
Law 12 Fouls and misconduct: as per Laws
Law 13 Free kicks: as per Laws Each age group has adapted Laws; these are in Managers Handbook
Law 14 Accumulated fouls as per Laws

Juniors reduced to 3 per half to reflect 15min’ halves – Seniors as per Laws

 

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POINTS AND SCORING:
Win = 3 points Draw = 1point 
 DECIDING FACTORS IF TEAMS LEVEL AT END OF COMPETITION

SENIOR:

If teams level on points, league position to be decided by goal difference, most goals scored, and least conceded, the head-to-head record between the two teams and if still level a play-off match to be held.

JUNIOR:

League position decided by points. If teams level a playoff game will decide.

 

AWARDED MATCHES:

5-0 as per FIFA rules.

 

 TRANSFERS:

No transfers allowed during a league or competition.

This can be appealed to Organising Committee in exceptional circumstance.

Loan Player Rule:

A team may use 2 loan players in a match; but with following conditions:

Opposing manager and match referee is  given notice before kick off

If opposition team has 6 players then opponents may only use loan player (s) to bring team tally to 5.

Opposition can agree game is played 6 vs. 6 if they choose.

A loan player cannot play more than two times to assist same team during any competition.

MATCH CANCELLATIONS

7 Days notice is required to cancel a match

Fine for a cancellation is  £20

Match points will be awarded to opposition

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ADMINISTRATION RULES & MANAGEMENT OF COMPETITION

The Competition shall be called the Grimsby Futsal League

Any alteration to these rules will be sanctioned by LFA rules committee.

The Competition shall be governed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the

English Football Association. FIFA futsal laws will be used with local variations described in Managers Handbook.

The Lincolnshire Football Association will sanction the competition. The competition and all

teams,  players and other persons shall be subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Lincolnshire County FA Limited.

 

AFFILIATION OF PARTICIPATING TEAMS

All teams will be affiliated to the Lincolnshire FA County Association Ltd, through the Competition.

 

ENTRY FEES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The competition shall be open to senior teams affiliated to the Lincolnshire County FA.

Senior match fee £24 per team. Junior match fee is £15 per team.

Failure to complete league fixtures – £50 fine plus un-played match fees and any outstanding fines

If a team has match fees outstanding, team will be refused entry into the Grimsby Futsal

Cup

 

COMMITTEE & POWERS

A committee of three shall also adjudicate over all matters effecting the competition Rules.

The committee shall also adjudicate in all cases of dispute, protest and complaint.

The Committee will consist of Mr.J.Drew & Mr M.Hill plus a person nominated by complainant.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND COPIES OF THESE LAWS & RULES

A printed copy of Laws & Administration Rules is available on request.

An electronic copy is downloadable at www.grimsbyfutsal.co.uk

A link to above is available via fixture emails sent to teams weekly

 

 

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TEAM COLOURS

Competing teams must register a first set of colours. In the event of a colour clash the second named

team must change. Bibs are available. Players should be dressed in uniform shirts and shorts.

Goalkeepers must wear kit that does not clash with the referees. Goalkeepers may wear tracksuit

bottoms. Players must wear shin pads.

 

ARRANGEMENT OF THE COMPETITION – AS PER RULES SUBMITTED

Matches are played at the Novartis Sports Club and YMCA unless unforeseen circumstances dictate otherwise.

 

REPORTING RESULTS

Referees will complete a match report and return it to the League Administrator at the end of each evening’s group of matches.

 

PROTESTS & COMPLAINTS

All questions of eligibility, qualification of players or interpretation of Rules shall be referred to the

Committee. The committee thereon shall entertain no objection to the dimensions of the playing area

or appurtenances unless a protest is lodged before the commencement of the game.

A protest to Grimsby Futsal League must be made within 48 hours of incident.

 

APPEALS

Any appeal against a decision of the Grimsby Futsal League committee must be made to the Lincolnshire Football Association,

in accordance with its rules, within 14 days of the posting of the decision of the Committee and

accompanied by an appeal fee  of £45

 

MISCONDUCT

To be dealt with by Grimsby Futsal League in  association with LFA procedures.

TEAM NAMES

 

No team must enter this Competition in the name of another affiliated club without the full knowledge

and authority of that club.

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Prize Vouchers

At the time of writing these Rules Grimsby Futsal League was giving Pro-Active Sportswear vouchers to league winners based on number of teams playing in a league or competition. Pro-Active have just entered into liquidation, meaning League is having to revalue its winners prize policy.

 

 

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Just a thought for consideration as we get closer to Armistices day.

 We all take playing football for granted; that was not the case for my father and many many more like him.

My father flew over Germany 45 times as a Lancaster rear gunner, a post with a survival rate of just 30%, only the lucky ones survived as a rear gunner.

On one of the rare occasions he spoke of the war he told me how he envied me as teenager being able to play football.

His generation missed playing football so that I and a future generation could play.

We go to a bar to eat and relax, my father the same in the Officers Mess; difference was every time the door opened they counted to see who was missing from last bombing raid.

My father thought he had fought the war to end all wars; far from it.

Since I have witnessed a player that was with me in junior football give his life in Afghanistan.

We owe them big thanks.

Kevin Bryant

Grimsby Diamonds lead Grimsby U17 league under pressure from Discoveries Rangers

Grimsby Diamonds 2018

Grimsby Diamonds continue to lead Thursday night U17 league, lads are hugely experienced, couple must have played 200+ matches. Like most top teams they have taken some beatings, stepped back, learnt from opposition and steadily step by step become a formidable unit, well balanced in defence and attack. Couple of team have moved onto the GTFC Futsal Scholarship so will only continue to develop both as footballers and futsal players.

Special mention to Adam, far right, next Thursday he is having his her cut off in aid of a Children’s Cancer Charity. All sponsorship gratefully received, I have his number.

Want to play futsal – 07980286663

Grimsby Diamonds 6 6 0 0 42 14 28 18 WWWWWW
Discoveries Rangers 6 3 1 2 28 29 -1 10 LWWLDW
Clee Town Argyle 6 3 0 3 33 26 7 9 WWWLLL
Clee Town Madrid 5 3 0 2 21 15 6 9 LWWLW
Clee AFC Argyl 7 3 0 4 25 39 -14 9 LLLWLWW
Healing Hotspurs CATCH Sk 7 2 1 4 25 30 -5 7 WLLLDWL
Nibble FC 1 1 0 0 12 3 9 3 W
Toto FC 3 1 0 2 12 17 -5 3 LWL
Under the Radar 7 1 0 6 17 42 -25 3 LLLLWLL

The draw for the FA Futsal Cup preliminary round was made on Tuesday 30 October at the AFA offices in London.

Following regional events for grassroots teams below the FA National Futsal League, winners in the preliminary round will head into the first round which takes place in January.

There were 46 teams in the draw, comprising of 38 National League teams from divisions one and two and eight grassroots teams who have qualified or will qualify over the next two weekends through their regional tournaments.

The remaining 18 teams were given a bye into the first round (last 32) which will take place on Sunday 13 January.

Preliminary round games will take place on either 2 December or 23 December.

Grimsby Town Futsal Scholarship need to qualify via a Regional Qualifying Group to be played at Sunderland.

The draw

Sunday 2 December 2018

Chelsea Futsal Club v Haringey Sixth Form
City of Peterborough Futsal v Kettering Futsal Club Development
Loughborough Futsal Club Development v Stoke City Futsal Club
Tranmere Rovers FC Futsal Club v Liverpool Futsal Club
Bedford Futsal Club v Northampton OC Futsal Club
Wigan Futsal Academy v Bolton Futsal Club
Birmingham City University v Derby Futsal Club
Bolton Futsal Club Development v Manchester Futsal Club Development

Sunday 23 December 2018

Fylde Coast Futsal (regional winner) v Cheshire Futsal Club
London Utd Development v Enfield & CM Futsal Club
London Genesis v London Utd
Worcester Futsal Club v FC Salisbury Development
Pro Futsal London Development v Basingstoke Futsal Club
Sunderland Development (regional winner) v Newcastle Development

This season there have been some changes to the FA Futsal Cup, including the number of players eligible for England that each team must field in their matchday squad for each game.

Each team must have seven players eligible for England named on their match sheet and in attendance at each game.

Another change is the finals weekend, which this season will incorporate the youth finals with the adult finals, providing a four-day event for players and fans at St. George’s Park from 3-6 May 2019.

The first round draw will be made once the preliminary games have taken place.

Follow courtesy of FA at:

THERE WAS A WIN, DRAW AND DEFEAT FOR ENGLAND’S FUTSAL LIONS AT THAILAND TOURNAMENT

England’s Futsal lions took on the challenge of the PTT Thailand 5 Futsal Tournament this week, facing the host nation, Uzbekistan and Malaysia.

The yearly prestigious tournament has been won previously by top Futsal nations such as Brazil and Argentina and Mike Skubala’s squad put in a credible performance by picking up a win, draw and defeat from their three games.

The Lions flew out knowing they would play Thailand in their first game and with the home side being ranked 17th in the world and a Futsal World Cup team, Skubala knew it was going to a big challenge.

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Thailand 5 Futsal Tournament

  • 20/10/18 – Thailand 4-0 England
  • 21/10/18 – Uzbekistan 1-1 England
  • 23/10/18 – Mayasia 2-3 England