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6-a-side summer football 2017/18

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It’s BACK!

6-a-side summer football
tournament organiser: Upper Hutt City Football Marauders social team

  • Combined teams: 14th grade to senior (male and female)
  • Starts Thursday 23rd November for 4 weeks (stop for Xmas), restart January 11th for 6 weeks
  • 5.35pm / 6.10pm / 6.45pm / 7.20pm  kick off times
  • $40 per week for 10 weeks (8 players $5 each)
  • Maidstone Park Turf

Please note: all subs must be paid in full prior to kick off or on kick off night.

Here’s how we’ll play


  • 6 players on the field at one time (including a keeper)
  • Subs can only come on once exiting player has come off, this must be done at half way and with a tag on hands
  • Warm ups only on the warm up pitch
  • All teams must give 72 hours (3 days) notice of a default
  • Game can start when a team has 4 players


  • Games to start from 5.35pm through to 7.20pm last kick off
  • 2 x 15 minute halves and 5 min half time
  • Every one minute late to kick off concedes a goal to the opposition team who is waiting. 
  • Play goes ahead in all weather.—apart from lightening storms


  • You can score from anywhere on the pitch, but not directly from a throw in or a free kick
  • Throw-ins as normal. Teams please assist in retrieving over shot balls (out of bounds), 3 balls per game will be available to ensure continuous play
  • No off-sides

Joker card bonus

  • Each team will get 4 joker cards for the season to be used any week they choose except the finals week. If used the game changes to — last goal wins

Pitch / goal size

  • Length of playing pitch = width of the full sized turf – markers will be set
  • Goal size may change from full size one week, to smaller the next randomly
  • Goal boxes are up to 10 metres in front of the goal line spreading the full width of the playing pitch

Free kicks, penalty & dead balls

  • All free kicks are to be taken from where the foul occurred or behind the mark if it’s to be taken quickly
  • All defending players must be 5m from the ball until the ball has been played, unless taken quickly
  • There are no direct penalties, only free kicks or in-direct
  • The ref may choose to complete a drop ball if he/she stops play, or award a free kick


  • No riding or pushing a player from behind
  • No feet up challenges
  • No dangerous play or slide tackles
  • Keep elbows down
  • No abusive language
  • No hand balls
  • No time wasting
  • If a team has committed five fouls in quick succession, there will be a free kick given to the opposing team. The player who commits the final foul will spend 5 minutes in the bin, the team cannot bring on another player during this 5 min period or make any subs. If any dispute, the referee can elect to restart the game with a ball drop or award a free kick.


  • Goalkeepers can leave the goal box at anytime to join play up field
  • If goalkeeper picks up the ball outside of the markers = free kick
  • Goalkeepers can be rotated but the ref must be notified to stop play as this happens
  • Goalkeepers can distribute the ball anyway he/she chooses
  • Goal kicks to be taken from anywhere along the 10 metre goalkeeper box


  • If the ball strikes the referee, the team who had immediate possession retains the ball
  • Referee’s decision is final


  • $40 per night for 10 weeks
  • Full payment of $400
  • Payments by direct to Upper Hutt City Marauders 06-0773-0335478-00, ANZ Bank – use your team name for the Reference.  


Questions / feedback / or to register your interest: 

contact organiser Dan McKissock 027 264 4314