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  • All teams must take the field with five players

  • All players must wear shin pads, if a player fails to wear shin pads their team's match will be recorded as a 10-0 forfeit

  • Mixed teams must take the field with a minimum of two female outfield players

  • Unlimited interchange will be allowed for all matches

  • Kick offs will be taken from half way

  • No offsides

  • No throw ins

  • No corners

  • If the ball hits any part of the net behind the goalkeeper, the ball automatically goes to the goalkeeper for a restart

  • If a player plays the ball onto their own back net, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposition from where the ball was kicked

  • Goalkeepers can pass the ball out with their feet or throw it out with their hands

  • Goalkeepers cannot kick the ball out of their hands

  • Goalkeepers cannot come outside of their goal circle at anytime

  • Goalkeepers may not pick the ball up if it has been passed to them from a team mate

  • Goalkeepers must release the ball within 6 seconds

  • If a team kicks the ball out of the pitch, the match will be a restart with the goalkeeper of the opposing team

  • All free kicks are indirect

  • No pushing or grinding into the rebound boards

  • Serious foul play will be punishable by red cards

  • In the event of a penalty being awarded all penalty takers can only take one step before striking the ball


Northern NSW Football reserves the right to make amendments to the match rules at any time.

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