Wednesday six-a-side summer football

Wednesday six-a-side summer football

Here’s something a little different on ten Wednesday nights this summer for our 10-14 yr olds with half full sized pitches, joker cards, prizes galore, and rules made for fun and run by Upper Hutt City Football Marauders social team.

What: Combined teams: 10th,11th grade and 12th, 13th,14th grade
When: Starts Wed 13 November for 5 weeks (stop for Xmas) restart Wed 15 January for 5 weeks
Kick-off times will be 5:35pm / 6:10pm / 6:45pm / and 7:20pm
Cost: $40 per week for 10 weeks (8 players $5 each)
Where: Maidstone Park Turf

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 the 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.


  • Kick-off times will be 5:35pm / 6:10pm / 6:45pm / and 7:20pm
  • 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 change the game to “last goal wins”. Can be used any week they choose except the finals week.

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, too 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 any time 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 any way 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 to identify your payment

Questions / feedback / complaints

All feedback directly to the organiser: Dan McKissock 027 264 4314 or Brent Windelburn 0212415982

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