Minor update the GFL Laws & Administration Rules – Sent for Sanction October 21st 2021

Corinthians Complex CIC Ltd.

Unit 8 Laceby Business Park,


DN37 7DP

The GRIMSBY FUTSAL LEAGUE is Affiliated to the Lincolnshire Football Association Ltd.

Deepdale Enterprise Park, Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2LL, UK



Correct at: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

GAME LAWS  www.fifa.com




Administration Rules & Management of the competition

The Competition shall be called the Grimsby Futsal League

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

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

FIFA futsal rules will be used as submitted.

The Lincolnshire Football Association will sanction the competition.  All teams and players, and other persons shall be subject to the Rules and Regulations of that Association.

Participating teams

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

Entry fees and responsibilities

All leagues, cup competitions and tournaments – team must be affiliated to the Lincolnshire County FA.

Match fees will vary between senior and juniors, also between venues. .

If a match is cancelled or postponed without 48 hours notice – £20 fine or the match fee to be paid whichever is greater. Committee may also award match points to opposition.

28 days written notice is required to leave the league. Failure to complete league fixtures is a  £50 fine.

Committee and powers

A committee will be formed consisting of Mr K. Bryant; Mr J.Drew, Mr M.Hill.

The committee shall have the power to apply, act upon and enforce the Rules of the Competition, and shall 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 when and if required.

A match appeal must be made to committee within 24 hours of match ending.

Copies of rules

A printed copy of the rules is available on request.  Rules are displayed www.grimsbyfutsal.co.uk

Arrangement of the competition

  • As per rules submitted.
  • Matches are played at the Seven Hills School, Kent Street MUGA and YMCA unless unforeseen circumstances dictate otherwise.

Referees – Reporting Results

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

Protests and complaints

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

Committee, but the committee will not entertain 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 7 days of the posting of the decision of the Committee and accompanied by an appeal fee of £50


To be dealt with 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.

Team colours & Footwear

  • Teams must register a first set of colours. In the event of a colour clash the second named team must change.
  • Players must be dressed in uniform shirts and shorts.
  • Players must wear kit that does not clash with referees.
  • Players must wear shin pads.
  • Preferably futsal shoes. Studs or cleats not allowed.

 Prize vouchers

Details will be advertised.

Points scoring:   3 points for a win; 1 point for a draw

 If teams level on points, SENIOR league position to be decided by:

  1. Goal difference
  2. Most goals scored
  3. Least conceded
  4. The head-to-head record between the two teams
  5. If still level a play-off match

 If teams level on points, JUNIOR league position to be decided by:

  1. League position to be decided by points only.
  2. If teams level a playoff game will decide.
  3. Play-off game will go straight to penalties at end of normal time. FIFA penalty laws apply.

Awarded matches

5-0 as per FIFA rules.


No player transfers allowed during a competition.  This can be appealed to Organising Committee in an exceptional circumstance.

Loan Player Rule

A team may use 2 loan players in a match; subject to:

˜The opposing manager and match referee being given notice before kickoff.

The opposition manager can veto a loan player.

˜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.


Law 1 Pitch – As per Laws

Law 2 Ball- As per Rules & Laws

Law 3 Players – As per Laws – New Power Play Rule in all Competitions (This was trialled u15’s, that trial is being extended to all leagues for further feedback) Specific law changes for individual age groups are detailed in Managers Handbook

Law 4 Player equipment – As per Laws: Shin pads must be worn. Trainers only, no studs or blades

Law 5 Referee – As per Laws. Referee is sole timekeeper. Second referee will not be used unless circumstances demand

Law 6 –   Referee – As per Laws. Home team to supply a linesman

Law 7 – Timekeeper – Not applicable GFL Leagues

Law 8 –Match duration – junior matches 15 minute half, Senior Premier League matches 20 minute halves

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

Law 14 Accumulated fouls:

 Juniors reduced to 3 per half to reflect 15min’ halves

  • Free shot on 4th foul and every foul after in that period of play
  • Seniors reduced to 4 to reflect 20 minute halves & not playing to stop clock  Free shot on 5th foul and every foul after in that period of play

Adapted Laws of Futsal to suit needs of Grimsby Futsal League and continued development of young players

Goal Keeper distribution junior leagues:

  • Ball cannot be ‘dropped kicked’ from hands in any circumstance
  • Youngest age keeper cannot throw ball over half way line; opposition must retreat to half way line at goal kick (throw out)
  • Mid ability teams can throw ball over half way line, but ball must bounce before it crosses the half way line
  • Power play rule in younger age groups, adapted to suit needs as they grow older
  • Older and senior teams FIFA law applies
  • Teams will be informed which rule applies to their league.
  • No sliding tackles junior futsal. NB: Only exception is sliding to stop a ball going out of play.
  • Seniors can slide. Tackler must ensure he plays ball without contact with opposition player. (Safety is priority)

Welfare Officer & Fixture Secretary:

Kevin Bryant – 07980286663 – info@futsal.org.ukKevin@CCcic.uk

Administration & Accounts

Lisa Bradbury


Referees Secretary:

John Drew – John@CCcic.uk