SENIOR SUPA-LIGA RULES
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. If there is a uniform issue with Supa-Liga B or C, the manager on duty will have discretion.
3. All games to be played on the International size court and teams must have 4 players to start a match.
4. First division Supa-Liga matches are 21min (21:00 – 2:00, run of the clock, then final 2 minutes stop-the-clock) halves and teams receive one time-out per half.
5. For the Supa-Liga B and C, matches are 18min (18:00 – 2:00, run of the clock, then final 2 minutes stop-the-clock) halves and teams receive one time-out per game.
6. Final placings will be determined by points, then by goal difference, then goals scored, then goals against, then head to head results, then aggregated head to head score from throughout the season. Finals matches will include 1 x 2min Golden goal extra-time (stop clock) and best of 5 penalty shoot-out if required.
7. 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.
8. Extended finals may include double header finals where the teams will play each other twice in a home and away style situation. The first leg does not need to end with a winner as the score carries across into the 2nd leg. The aggregate score will determine the winner, if the teams are level on goals at the end of the 2 matches, extra-time and a penalty-shoot out will be used to determine the winner.
9. *The Futsal Supa-Liga structure and rules may change based on the requirement of specific competitions and in the best interests of the development of the game, clubs will be notified should such a situation arise.
10. Senior teams must have a minimum of 7 registered players to commence the season and can have a MAXIMUM of 16 players on their list.
11. For players not registered on the initial registration form, an email must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 can have a MAXIMUM of 16 players registered at any one time 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 SL, SLB,SL C, SL17s, SL15s, SL13s, SL11s, per club, except in the instance of a junior representative or development side being entered. In this case, the player can play for their parent club in other divisions, but can only play for the representative team in the category it is playing in, ie the WA Futsal Academy players can play Men’s Supa-Liga, Men’s Supa-Liga C or Women’s Supa-Liga, but cannot play in the men’s or women’s Supa-Liga B competitions for their parent club.
14. After the first round of fixtures, players can only move up categories, ie 17s to SLC to SLB to SLA, not the other way, SLA to SLB to SLC to 17s.
15. Players who are born in 2007 or earlier are eligible for senior Supa-Liga. Players born in 2008 or later must be given an exemption to play in seniors.
16. A maximum of 3 players who were registered and qualified for the finals as a Supa-Liga player in a previous season can be registered as Supa-Liga C in the following season unless the Supa-Liga C team is the top team for that club.
17. Players can play 49.9% of games in the category above that which they are registered (11s to 13s, 13/15 to 17, 17 to SLC, SLC to SLB, SLB to SL), if they reach 50%, their registration changes to that next category up.
18. If a player’s registration transitions to the higher category they are allowed to play 2 subsequent matches in their previous category, if that will allow them to reach the 40% cut-off for appearances, to qualify for finals. If they cannot get to 40% appearances within 2 matches, they cannot play any more matches in the lower category.
19. Players can play an unlimited number of matches, 2 or more categories above their registration, ie Supa-Liga C to Supa-Liga, 17s to B, 13/15s to C.
20. Players can play in 49.9% of matches in the category above the category they are registered i, before their registration is moved from Supa-Liga B to Supa-Liga.
21. Clubs can use a maximum of two players who are registered in the category above in a lower category match, if a player is playing 2 categories down, there is only allowed to be 1 player “playing down” in the game for that club. Ie two Supa-Liga players can play in a Supa-Liga B game, or two Supa-Liga B players in a Supa-Liga C game. But if a Supa-Liga player is playing Supa-Liga C, they are the only player allowed to play that match for their club, from a higher category than Supa-Liga C.
22. Players can only play a maximum of 25% of the matches 2 categories below that which they are registered, unless they have transitioned to the higher category during that season. If that is the case, they can then play the 2 extra matches if needed to be eligible for finals, but no more than that. And they cannot play if they can’t reach finals eligibility with those 2 games.
23. Supa-Liga players can play a MAXIMUM of 50% Supa-Liga B matches during the regular league season.
24. Supa-Liga players can play a maximum of 25% of Supa-Liga C matches.
25. Supa-Liga B players can play a MAXIMUM of 50% Supa-Liga C matches during the regular league season.
26. Supa-Liga B and C players can play a MAXIMUM of 25% of 17s matches during the regular league season.
27. One current senior state (WA) or youth/senior national (Aus) team (A second team, "A", or any other type of development team do not count as a senior state or youth/senior national team) representative player can be registered for the Supa-Liga B team or Youth team of a club.
28. One current senior state (WA) or youth/senior national (Aus) 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 or B, only in Supa-Liga C.
29. If a team has 16 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.
30. A player cannot play in more than 3 categories in one weekend. A player can play Supa-Liga B, C and 17s, but they cannot then play Supa-Liga in the same weekend.
31. If a Supa-Liga registered player plays in Supa-Liga and on the same weekend, plays Supa-Liga C, that player cannot play lower than Supa-Liga B on the following weekend. Ie A Supa-Liga registered player cannot play Supa-Liga C two rounds in a row, and can only play 25% of the total season.
32. If a Supa-Liga B registered player plays in a Youth Supa-Liga/17s match, they cannot play lower than the Supa-Liga C (Youth or 17s) on the following weekend.
33. If a Supa-Liga C player plays in a Supa-Liga B or Supa-Liga A match, they cannot play lower than Supa-Liga C (Youth or 17s) in the following Round.
34. In senior Supa-Liga, teams must have 6 registered players on the team sheet who take the court of play in any given match. If a team has 5 or less players, the game will still go ahead, but the team will be deducted 1 season point for the occurrence, regardless of the result.
1. A player is deemed to have played a whole game, if they step onto the court at any time during a game. Their appearance on the court should be noted by a “P” for played on the match sheet by the match scorer.
2. A player must play 40% of league games in a category to be eligible for finals except for - a player who is eligible for the 15/17s finals. 14/15/17s players who have qualified for finals in one of those categories can also be called up to the Senior Supa-Liga finals for their club, even if they haven't played 40% in the Supa-Liga, SLB or SLC matches.
3. Providing they have played in 40% of league matches in that division during the regular season 1 player is allowed to play “down” a category in finals.
4. A player who transitions within a club to a higher team is still eligible to play in finals, as the one player who is allowed to play down in the finals.
INFRINGEMENTS AND SANCTIONS
1. 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.
2. If a club does not have 6 eligible players on the team sheet for a match, who take part in the match by being marked as played “P” on the match sheet, the club will receive a 1 point season deduction for that team, regardless of the result.
3. If a team forfeits a match the forfeit fee is a $300 for seniors and $200 for juniors, a 3-0 loss, and a deduction of 1 season point for the first instance, then an extra point for each addititional instance.
4. If a Supa-Liga player who also played Supa-Liga C on a given weekend then plays Supa-Liga C the following weekend in violation of rule 30, the Supa-Liga C match will be awarded to the opposition as a 3-0 win.
5. 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 and will lose season points.
6. 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.
7. 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).
8. 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).
9. Across the course of the season, a player who accumulates 5 yellow cards will receive an automatic 1 round ban. The ban will apply for the rest of the Round in question (All categories) and then the specific category they are registered for . If the same player accumulates another 5 yellow cards in the same season, they will receive a 2 round ban.
10. Bans will carry across into Finals, but the yellow cards are reset at the start of finals. If a player receives their 5th yellow card in the last regular fixture, they will be suspended for the first finals match. If a player receives their 10th yellow card in the last regular fixture, they will be suspended for the first 2 finals matches. If a player is on 3 yellow cards after the last fixture, any yellow card they receive in the first finals match is not the 4th, but the 1st.
11. A player who receives a red card in a match, will be banned for the remaining fixtures of the round in question, and an automatic 1 round suspension for the specific category in which the red card was received. The referee will report the incident to management and if a further ban is necessary, this will be communicated to the club.
12. Referees decisions regarding the sending off of a player, or the decisions of the panel regarding the length of a suspension can be appealed. In order to lodge an appeal, a $50 deposit needs to be paid to the Supa-Liga account and an email sent to announce the appeal and follow the directions set forth in the initial suspension email. An appeal application must be emailed within 72 hours of the incident. The $50 will be refunded to the club if the appeal is upheld.
13. Any disciplinary or other team issues will see teams notified by official email from email@example.com, and will be sent to the email addresses that are given on the team registration.
14. Any player who is not financial with a club and then attempts to move to another club, must finalise their fees with the previous club before they will be registered by Supa-Liga. Any dispute will be mediated by Supa-Liga Management, with all decisions to be final, with no grounds for appeal.
15. If a club does not meet it’s payment schedule, they will be given a written warning and docked season points for each team within their club.
16. The transfer policy covers all Supa-Liga clubs. See below for more details.
The transfer policy encompasses all the Supa-Liga competitions. THERE ARE NO MID SEASON TRANSFERS ALLOWED DURING THE WINTER SEASON.
1. Players can change clubs during the close season without hindrance, however, in order to be registered by a new club (before or during a season), individual players must be financial with their previous club.
2. For the purposes of this policy, “club A” will refer to the team the player is leaving, and “club 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. Club B must pay an agreed upon transfer fee (agreed upon by the Captain/Coaches) capped at $1 to Club A, once the Captain/Coach of Club A has informed the Supa-Liga Manager that this has occurred, the player will be de-registered for Club A and registered for Club B.
5. If Club B doesn’t have a spare 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 9 through 33, then the transfer will be cancelled, and the player will remain with club 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.