Football Tournament Entry

The Spirit of the Game

Team Managers should be reminded that:
o the emphasis is on the enjoyment of competing fairly and their team members should be aware that they are representing their teams or clubs and should behave accordingly;
o they are responsible for the behaviour of their team during the games.

Competitors should be reminded that:
o winning at all costs is not encouraged and teams must play within the rules of the competition;
o no intimidation of referees or officials will be permitted, and competitors should accept all decisions without argument.

Spectators should be reminded that:
o foul and abusive language will be dealt with by the event organisers who have the power to stop the event in progress.

What Should you bring to the Tournament?
o T-shirt, shorts, socks, trainers or boots suitable for artificial turf pitches
o Warm clothing
o Shin pads
o plenty of soft drinks and snacks
o Sun cream and a hat (if hot weather predicted)

Manager's Codes of Conduct
1. As a Team Manager or Captain, you by your actions and conduct, set the example for your players and spectators, set a good example of all times.
2. Read the players and spectators code of conduct. Understand what is being asked of all participants in your sport. Actively promote these codes.
3. Managers/Captains must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations including the development of performance.
4. Ensure that each player is correctly dressed in the necessary safety equipment, shin pads etc., before being allowed to play.
5. Get treatment for an injured player immediately and co-operate fully with other specialists in the best interests of the player.
6. Neither physically or mentally push players beyond their abilities. The game is of minor consideration when compared to the players future health and well-being.
7. Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. Never condone unacceptable behaviour by not acting.
8. Always be prompt, courteous and correct when dealing with the Tournament Officials, opposition Managers, Referees and Assistant Referees.
9. Read, understand and be aware of your responsibilities as laid down in your League Handbook.
10. Check that you have the necessary equipment, documentation and first aid equipment before you leave for the match or training.
11. Read the Laws of the Game and assist your players in understanding them.
12. Promote the Code of Conduct.

Player's Code of Conduct
1. Play for the 'fun of it', not just to please your manager, captain or team.
2. Play by the Laws of the Game.
3. Never argue with the Referee or Assistant Referee's decisions.
4. Control your temper and use your energies for playing better football.
5. Play well for yourself and your team, your team's performance will benefit and so will your own.
6. Be a good sport. Recognise all good play, whether by your team or by your opponent's team.
7. Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
8. Remember that the aims of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
9. Co-operate with your coach/manager, teammates and opponents, for without them you will not have a game.
10. Learn the Laws of the Game and you will be a much better player.
11. Promote the Code of Conduct.

Spectator's Code of Conduct
1. Remember that players play organised sports for their own enjoyment. They are not there to entertain you.
2. Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass, physically or verbally, players, managers, coaches, referees or assistant referees.
3. Applaud all good play by your own team and the other team.
4. Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them, there would be no game.
5. Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake during a game.
6. Condemn the use of violence and verbal abuse.
7. Respect the Referee and Assistant Referees' decisions. Remember they are only human with the same feelings as you and, like you, sometimes make an honest error.
8. Encourage players always to play according to the Laws of the Game.
9. Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on.

Terms and conditions of entry
1. The spirit of the games and code of conduct must be followed by all managers, players, spectators and officials
2. At least 6 players and maximum 10 players must all be present at the time of registration
3. The team captain must complete the team registration form with full names of all players
4. The team captain must ensure all players in their team have the right kits and trainers or boots suitable for the pitch
5. Only 6 players from each team would be allowed to play the game and reserve team members must wait outside the pitch
6. All players must listen to the team briefing from the match referees
7. The organisers reserve the right to set the duration of each match and breaks to meet the overall timeline of the event and this would be specified in the match time table
8. The organisers shall provide a time table of all matches and all teams must be ready to start play at least 5 minutes before their game starts
9. At the end of each match players must quickly exit the pitch and allow the next team match to start without any delay
10. Where a team or player is late for a game the referee may award a match win or a goal to their opponent
11. Points awarded consist of 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 point for a loss
12. Points Difference would be used to identify the top two teams from each group
13. Goal Difference would be used where there is tiebreaker on points difference
14. If two or more teams' total points scored and goal differences are both equal, then goals scored is used as a further tiebreaker, with the team scoring the most goals winning.
15. Group stage penalty shoot-out would only be used where PT, GD and GF are equal.
16. Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final draws would be decided by penalty shoot outs
17. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any teams during registration or cancel after registration where the team does not abide by their terms and conditions, spirit of the games and or code of conducts
18. All entry fees are non-refundable