1. Management of the competition.
a. The Competition shall be called the Grimsby Futsal Cup 2007. Organiser Kevin Bryant.
b. Any alteration to these rules must be sanctioned by Rules Committee of LFA.
c. The Competition shall be governed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the English Football Association. FIFA futsal rules will be used as submitted.
d. The Lincolnshire Football Association will sanction the competition. The competition, all teams and players, and other persons shall be subject to the Rules and Regulations of that Association.
2. Affiliation of participating teams.
All teams will be affiliated to the Lincolnshire FA County Association Ltd, through the Competition.
3. Teams eligible to enter and entry fee.
The competition shall be open to affiliated senior teams affiliated to the Lincolnshire County Association. The match fee is £18 per team. Failure to pay in full before a match, cancelling without 48 hours notice will incur a £18 fine. Failure to complete cup fixtures will incur a £50 fine. First named teams must supply a line official.
4. Committee and powers.
A committee is formed consisting of Mr K Bryant, Mr G Sartain and Mr B Noble. The committee shall have the power to apply, act upon and enforce the Rules of the Competition, and shall also have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the Competition, including any not provided for by these rules.
The committee shall also adjudicate over all matters effecting the competition Rules.
The committee shall also adjudicate in all cases of dispute, protest and complaint.
Other members can be co-opted if required.
5. Copies of rules.
A copy of the rules will be available to all participating clubs. Rules will be available online at www.grimsbyfootball.co.uk
6. Players qualifications.
The tournament is for senior teams only.
7. 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 will be 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.
8. Arrangement of the competition.
As per the rules submitted. Matches to be played at the Second Avenue Resource Centre and Kent Street Resource Centre unless unforeseen circumstances dictate otherwise.
9. Reporting Results.
Referees will complete a match report and return it to administration at the end of each evening’s group of matches.
The Competition Committee shall appoint referees. Referees will be paid £6 per game. Travel expenses will be paid at 40p per mile. The first named team is responsible for referee’s fees.
11. Protests and complaints.
All questions of eligibility, qualification of players or interpretation of Rules shall be referred to the Committee, but 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.
Any appeal against a decision of the 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 £35.
Any disciplinary action taken by the referee must be reported to the Lincolnshire Football Association.
14. Team Names.
No team must enter this Competition in the name of another affiliated club without the full knowledge and authority of that club.
Mementoes will be presented to booth finalist teams. 8 per team. The winning team will also receive a trophy.
16. Loosing teams will play in a Plate Competition. The rules for the Cup will apply for the Plate Competition.
Updated Monday, 14 November 2005