1. Games are played using the FIFA International Futsal Laws of the Game (Full laws of the game). If rules deviate from the FIFA laws or are specific to Supa-Liga, they are listed below:
2. All teams must wear matching uniforms (Numbered jersey, matching shorts and matching socks), any player without correct equipment will be asked to leave the court and will not be allowed to return to play until the equipment is correct.
3. Teams receive one time-out/game.
4. All games to be played on the International size court and teams must have 3 players to start a match.
5. Matches are 15min (stop-the-clock) halves for Supa-Liga A and 12min (stop-the-clock) halves for Supa-Liga B, Supa-Liga C and Youth Supa-Liga.
6. All players must wear shin pads.
7. Final placings will be determined by points, then by goals scored, then goals against, then head to head results, then aggregated head to head score from throughout the season. Finals matches will include 2 x 2min Golden goal extra-time and best of 3 penalty shoot-out if required.
8. The bottom team at the end of the Supa-Liga season will be relegated if the top team in the division below is eligible for and seeking promotion*. If the team that finishes top of the division below is not seeking and eligible for promotion, the next team that is eligible for and seeking promotion will be offered the promotion.
9. *The Futsal Supa-Liga structure may change based on the requirement of specific competitions, in this case teams may be moved based on application and a panel decision regarding merit.
10. Teams must have a minimum of 7 registered players to commence the season and can have a MAXIMUM of 15 on their list.
11. For players not registered on the initial registration form, an email must be sent to at least one business day prior to their first match. The registration will be completed by Supa-Liga staff and a confirmation email sent back. The registration process is not complete, and the player eligible to play, until the confirmation email is received by the team manager/coach.
12. All teams in the Supa-Liga A, B and C can register a MAXIMUM of 15 players during the season. Players must be on a team registration form to play.
13. A player can only be registered with one club across the Supa-Liga A, B, C and Youth and a player can only be registered in one team per club.
14. Supa-Liga B teams can use a MAXIMUM of 2 registered Supa-Liga A players in a single game.
15. Supa-Liga C teams can use a MAXIMUM of 1 registered Supa-Liga A player or 2 Supa-Liga B players in a single game.
16. There is no restriction on the number of players that can be used in a division higher than where they are registered in a single game.
17. Supa-Liga A players can play a MAXIMUM of 6 Supa-Liga B matches during the regular league season.
18. Supa-Liga B players can play a MAXIMUM of 6 Supa-Liga C matches during the regular league season.
19. Supa-Liga B players can play a MAXIMUM of 9 matches in Supa-Liga A, before they must be registered on the Supa-Liga A list and de-listed from the Supa-Liga B.
20. Supa-Liga C players can play a MAXIMUM of 9 matches in Supa-Liga B, before they must be registered on the Supa-Liga B list and de-listed from the Supa-Liga C.
21. One current senior state or youth/senior national representative player can be registered for the Supa-Liga B team or Youth team of a club.
22. One current senior state or youth/senior national representative player can be registered for the Supa-Liga C team of a club, if that team is the highest team within that club ie the club doesn’t have a team in Supa-Liga A or B, only in Supa-Liga C.
23. Players registered in the Youth team of a club can play an unlimited number of games in the top team of their club, whether that be Supa-Liga A, B or C, and still remain on the Youth registration.
24. Players registered in the Youth team of a club can only play 9 games in the second team of their club (if the club has a Supa-Liga A and B team, then this refers to the B team).
25. If a team has 15 registered players and they want to register a new player, the team must remove another player, who cannot be re-added during that season.
26. A player who transitions within a club to a higher team is still eligible to play in finals, as part of the 2 players (Supa-Liga B) or 1 player allowed (Supa-Liga C) in any specific match. This is providing they have played in 5 league matches in that division during the regular season.
27. Supa-Liga B players must have played 5 Supa-Liga A matches to be eligible for Supa-Liga A finals.
28. Players must play 5 matches (exceptional circumstances can be applied for cases where a major injury caused missed matches) for the team they are registered with at the time of the finals to be eligible for the finals.
INFRINGEMENTS AND SANCTIONS
29. The FIFA disciplinary code is used as a guide to infringements and sanctions and is available at
30. If a team is unable to field a side with eligible players, or is not ready within 10 minutes of the kick-off, the match can still go ahead, but the offending side will forfeit the match with a result of 3-0 and will be required to pay the forfeit fee (both teams match fee).
31. If a team is found to have played an ineligible player retroactively, the match result will be recorded as a 3-0 victory for the opposition, and the offending club will be required to pay the forfeit fee. If there is a second occurrence, the offending team will be issued with a 1 point deduction on top of having the result recorded as a 3-0 loss and paying the forfeit fee.
32. If a team is not ready to kick-off on time, the first occurrence will see the club issued with a warning. If that team is again not ready to kick-off on time, that team will receive a 1 point deduction. Any further breaches will see the points deduction increase by one point for each infringement (ie 2nd infringement – 1 point deduction, 3rd time – 2 point deduction).
33. If a team is unable to complete a match (forfeit before or during) more than once during a season, from the second occurrence they will receive a 1 point deduction. Any further breaches will see the points deduction increase by one point for each infringement (ie 2nd infringement – 1 point deduction, 3rd time – 2 point deduction).
34. Across the course of the season, a player who plays in Supa-Liga B and/or Supa-Liga A who accumulates 6 yellow cards will receive an automatic 1 round ban. The ban will apply for one round of fixtures (Supa-Liga B, A, C and Youth). If the same player accumulates another 6 yellow cards in the same season, they will receive a 2 round ban.
35. Bans will carry across into Finals, but the yellow cards are reset at the start of finals. If a player receives their 6th yellow card in the last regular fixture, they will be suspended for the first finals match. If a player receives their 12th yellow card in the last regular fixture, they will be suspended for the first 2 finals matches. If a player is on 5 yellow cards after the last fixture, any yellow card they receive in the first finals match is not the 6th, but the 1st.
36. A player who receives 2 yellow cards in a match and therefore a red, will receive an automatic 1 round suspension (Supa-Liga B, A, C and Youth) regardless of which game the send off occurred in. The referee will report the incident to management and if a further ban is necessary, this will be decided via a panel.
37. Referees decisions or the decisions of the panel are not subject to appeal except under the grounds of mistaken identity or regarding the length of a suspension. If this is the case, the Captain or coach of the team should lodge an appeal in writing within 72 hours of the notice of suspension and follow the directions set forth in the initial suspension email.
38. There is no grounds to appeal a decision of an appeals panel.
39. Any disciplinary or other team issues will see teams notified by official email from , and will be sent to the email addresses that are given on the team registration.
40. The transfer policy covers all Supa-Liga clubs. See below for more details.
The transfer policy encompasses all of the Supa-Liga competitions.
1. Players wishing to change clubs during a Supa-Liga season must do so BEFORE the halfway point of fixtures, if teams play 18 rounds, it must happen before the 9th match, 20 rounds, the 10th match.
2. For the purposes of this policy, “team A” will refer to the team the player is leaving, and “team B” to the team that they wish to join.
3. The Captain/Coach of team A must agree to the transfer, for a free transfer to occur.
4. Team B must pay an agreed upon transfer fee (agreed upon by the Captain/Coaches), up to the value of one match fee ($100) to Team A, once the Captain/Coach of Team A has informed the Supa-Liga Manager that this has occurred, the player will be de-registered for Team A and registered for Team B.
5. If Team B doesn’t have a free position on their team registration, they must de-register a player, or cancel the transfer.
6. If a transfer will cause a violation of the Supa-Liga Rules, specifically rules 10 through 25, then the transfer will be cancelled, and the player will remain with team A.
7. In the event of a disputed transfer or where the fee cannot be agreed, the Supa-Liga Manager will correspond with the parties involved and seek as much information as possible before making a final ruling. This ruling is not subject to Appeal.