SUPA-LIGA RULES 

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THE UPDATED RULES FOR SUMMER 2020/21 SEASON WILL BE UP ONLINE SOON.

  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 2 minute Golden goal extra-time and then the best of 5 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 a play-off match against the bottom team from the division above.

  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.

    PLAYER REGISTRATIONS

  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 futsalsupaliga@gmail.com 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 list to play.

  13. A player can only be registered with one club across the Supa-Liga, and can only be registered in one team A, B, C or Youth, per club.

  14. After the first round of fixtures, players can only move up categories, ie YSL to SLC to SLB to SLA, not the other way, SLA to SLB to SLC to YSL.

  15. Players who are born in 2001 or later are eligible for Youth Supa-Liga.

  16. A player who plays in 4 games in the team above the team that they are registered for (ie Youth player playing 4 games in Supa-Liga B, or Supa-Liga B player playing 4 games in Supa-Liga A) cannot play a 5th game during the league season, or their registration will move up to the next category. Once a player's registration has moved because of appearances, they cannot play any more league games in the lower category but are eligible for finals in the lower category.

  17. Clubs can use a maximum of two players who are registered higher than a category in any one match, ie a club can use 1 Supa-Liga B and 1 Supa-Liga A player in a Supa-Liga C match, or 2 Supa-Liga A players in a Supa-Liga B match, or 2 Supa-Liga C/B/A players in a Youth Supa-Liga match.

  18. Players can play up 2 categories, ie Youth or Supa-Liga C to Supa-Liga A, without limitation.

  19. Supa-Liga A players can play a MAXIMUM of 3 Supa-Liga B matches during the regular league season.

  20. Supa-Liga B players can play a MAXIMUM of 3 Supa-Liga C matches during the regular league season.

  21. Supa-Liga B players can play a MAXIMUM of 4 matches in Supa-Liga A, before their registration is moved from Supa-Liga B to Supa-Liga A following their 5th match of Supa-Liga A.

  22. Supa-Liga C and Youth Supa-Liga players can play a MAXIMUM of 4 matches in Supa-Liga B, before their registration is moved from Youth Supa-Liga/Supa-Liga C to Supa-Liga B following their 5th match, but they can play an unlimited number in Supa-Liga A.

  23. One current senior state or youth/senior national team (A second team, "A", or any other type of development team do not count as as senior state or youth/senior national teams) development team representative player can be registered for the Supa-Liga B team or Youth team of a club.

  24. One current senior state or youth/senior national team (A second team, "A", or any other type of development team do not count as as senior state or youth/senior national teams) 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.

  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 to that club during that season.

    FINALS ELIGIBILITY

  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 allowed to play down in any specific match.

  27. Providing they have played in 3 league matches in that division during the regular season 2 players are allowed to play “down” in finals.

  28. Players must play 3 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.

  29. A player must play 40% of games in a category to be eligible for finals (so 3 from 6, and 3 from 7 depending on which category it is), except for - a player who is eligible for the youth finals. They can also be called up to the Supa-Liga A finals, even if they haven't played 3 Supa-Liga A matches. But this is not the case for Supa-Liga B/C players.

    INFRINGEMENTS AND SANCTIONS

  30. The FIFA disciplinary code is used as a guide to infringements and sanctions and is available at https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-disciplinary-code-500275.pdf?cloudid=koyeb3cvhxnwy9yz4aa6.

  31. If a team is unable to field a side with eligible players, or is not ready to commence the match 5 minutes after the expected time 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).

  32. 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.

  33. 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 season 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. 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).

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. There is no grounds to appeal a decision of an appeals panel.

  40. Any disciplinary or other team issues will see teams notified by official email from futsalsupaliga@gmail.com, and will be sent to the email addresses that are given on the team registration. 

  41. The transfer policy covers all Supa-Liga clubs. See below for more details.

TRANSFER POLICY 

TRANSFERS ARE SUSPENDED FOR COVID-19 EFFECTED WINTER SEASON. NO TRANSFERS WILL OCCUR DURING THE WINTER SEASON.


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.

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Perth Modern School

Entrance to the gymnasium off Subiaco Rd, Subiaco.

Competition Manager
Dylan Watson

0481 881 343

futsalsupaliga@gmail.com

West Coast Futsal Development Manager

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Greg Farrell

0438125897 

manager@futsalwa.org.au

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