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ALL MANAGERS MUST CHECK IN THEIR TEAMS AT THE SCORE TRAILER ON ARRIVAL!
Firstly thank you for choosing to enter our 5 a side tournament held at Clipbush Park Fakenham NR21 8SW. Please find below all the information we feel you may need to know to enjoy your day. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email@example.com
ARRIVAL TIME ⌚
Parking will be £2, please have money ready to keep roads clear - with this you will be supplied with a tournament programme.
There will be some parking at Fakenham Town FC however we have arranged that people can park in the following areas:
The Doctors & Pharmacy (round the back of)
Please follow marshals instructions at all times.
Marshals will be available to help people to park and cross the road to the club as the ground is situated very close to a very busy small roundabout.
All our referees are volunteers - we have players from the U12’s - U16’s who will be officiating suitable age groups.
Our managers / adult team players will be referees for the older age groups.
RESPECT BARRIERS 🚧
All our pitches will have respect barriers around them. On the main pitch this is the metal barrier. ONLY players and coaches allowed pitch-side.
There will be toilets in the clubhouse.
SEATING / GAZEBOS 🎪
There will be space around the main pitch for gazebos and seating. However the space around the main pitch is not grass so seats will be needed. We do have a grandstand that can be used.
Everywhere else at the club will be grassed.
REFRESHMENTS 🍔 🌭 🥤
Bacon Rolls (available until around 10.30), refreshments and hot & cold drinks will be on sale from the clubhouse and refreshment tent from 8.30am and throughout the day.
The bar will serve alcohol from 12 noon - BUT we ask that alcohol is not consumed on the sidelines and only around the clubhouse.
A BBQ will be available over the weekend serving burgers and hot dogs.
On the Sunday Currylicious will be in attendance also.
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT 🤡
There will be a variety of stalls and things to do over the weekend.
DE-FIB MACHINE - The nearest de-fib machine is located in the main clubhouse near the main entrance.
DO'S AND DONT's
In the case of an emergency please head for the nearest exit. If playing on the main pitch there is a gate in the corner close to the entry gate into the club.
The grounds and building at Fakenham Town FC is a NO SMOKING or Vaping site. A designated area is located on the driveway near the main gate.
NO DOGS are permitted on the site.
NO VIOLENCE will be tolerated - there will be no exceptions.
All players and parents / supporters are the responsibility of the team manager. Any breaking of the rules will see the relevant team excluded from further play.
⚽Teams to consist of 5 players plus 2 subs maximum. (except u7 age groups)
⚽ Under 7 age groups are non-competitive and will only play group matches - each player will receive a medal.
⚽ Roll on / roll off substitutions with referee’s permission when play has stopped.
⚽ No head-height restrictions.
⚽ Goalkeeper must roll /throw, or pass off the floor (no kicking out of hands – except u7 age groups who can kick out of their hands). As soon as the ball touches the ground it is live. If a goalkeeper kicks out of their hands a direct free kick will be awarded on the edge of area.
⚽ Retreat rule applies for u7, u8, u9 age groups only.
⚽ Any player is allowed in the area and goalkeepers are allowed out if they wish.
⚽ Goalkeepers can receive a pass back but must not pick the ball up. (except u7 age groups) If a goalkeeper handles a back pass a direct free kick will be awarded on the edge of area.
⚽ If the ball goes out of play - either a corner , a throw in or goalkeepers ball will be awarded.
⚽ Throw ins to be overhead.
⚽ Goalkeepers restart with the ball in their hands, in their area.
⚽ Each match will be played straight through with no half time. For age groups which have 2 leagues these will be 10 minutes straight through. * match times subject to change on the day.
⚽ Top 2 from each group will go through , in the event of a draw, goals scored will be used, if this is also a draw, goals against will then be used. In the event of this being a draw, a 3 ball penalty shootout will be used to decide the winner. Sudden death will be played if scores are tied after 3 penalties
⚽ Knockout stages will be 10 minutes straight through and 4 minutes extra time then penalties. Only the 5 players on the pitch at the end of the match will be able to take a penalty.
⚽ There are no off-sides.
⚽ A goal can be scored from anywhere on the field of play except a throw in.
⚽ The goalkeeper must release the ball as quickly as possible, time wasting will not be tolerated and a decision will be made at the referees discretion.
⚽ All free kicks are direct.
⚽ Opposition players must retreat 3 metres. If players do not the free kick can be moved forward 1 metre. If a free kick is given on the edge of an area the referee will pace out 3 metres from the penalty area line.
⚽ Any infringement within the area by a defending player will result in a penalty.
⚽ Any infringement within the area by an attacking player will result in a goalkeeper’s ball.
⚽ If a penalty is awarded the goalkeeper must stay on his line until the ball is kicked.
⚽ Only the penalty taker and goalkeeper allowed in area when penalty is taken, once it is taken then ball is in play.
⚽ Yellow and red cards are in use, if a player is shown 2 yellow cards during the day, he/she will no longer take any part in the tournament. If a player receives a red card, he/she must leave the field of play and will not be allowed to take any further part in the tournament.
⚽ No abuse or violent conduct towards any referee or club official will be tolerated.
⚽ We are all here to have fun.
⚽ Please ask any questions at the managers meeting.