Welcome to the third annual summer 7-a-side competition brought to you by Three Kings United.
Teams will play 1×40 minute game each week (19 minutes each way with a one minute half time break), there will be referees for every game and all the matches will be played at Keith Hay Park.
There will be Junior, Youth and Senior Leagues and we will endeavor to run girls only divisions if we have sufficient teams in each grade, otherwise girls will play in mixed grades.
Matches will be played on Thursday nights, starting on Thursday 13th October with the compeition lasting 10 weeks and finishing Thursday 15th December 2016. Matches will start at 4:30 pm with the last kick off time being 7:30 pm.
Team Organisers need to make sure the the registration fee of $300 is paid and the names of at least 7 players (up to 15 players) MUST be registered by the Team Organiser BY midday on Monday 10th October to be included in the draw.
To register a team for Summer Football, please click the REGISTATION Quick Link on the left hand side of the web site, and select REGISTER TEAM.
Teams will play 1 40 minute game each week (19 minutes each way with a one minute half time break), there will be referees for every game and all the matches will be played at Keith Hay Park.
We will be accepting Team Registrations ONLY, but please read the FAQs below if you want to play but can’t organise a team.
The times of the matches are yet to be determined.
The summer football league is run in a non-competitive format and therefore there will be no ‘finals’ or grade winners. No results or tables will be posted.
The draw for the Summer 7-a-side Football will be found by clicking HERE.
The first draw posted will be for Round 1 only. After 2 rounds we may revise the groups depending on results.
Please check your kick-off times each week, as these may vary.
The rules for the Summer 7-a-side Football can be found by clicking here.
Please read these carefully as there are some differences to what you may be used to
A map of the 7th Grade Pitch Layout will be found by clicking HERE.
A map of the 8th and 9th Grade Pitch Layout will be found by clicking HERE.
A map of the 10th+ Grade Pitch Layout will be found by clicking HERE.
Q. Do I register individually or do we need to register as a team?
A. Registrations are not accepted from individual players. Contact your “Team Organiser” (see below) so he/she can register a team.
Q. How many players do I need to enter a team?
A. All games (except 7th grade which will be 5-a-side) are 7-a-side. Up to 12 players may be used in any one game. A maximum of 15 players may be registered for a team per season.
Q. Can I register a team of both boys and girls?
A. Mixed teams are welcome. All girls playing in the mixed junior & youth grades are automatically able to play one grade below their age.
Q. Who can be my “Team Organiser”?
A. The “Team Organiser” is the key contact point for the team. He or she is responsible for registering the team, registering the players and arranging payment of the entry fee. All communications re team matters will be to the Team Organiser. For Junior and Youth teams we recommend an interested parent/guardian or coach to become the team organiser.
Q. What if I want to play but can’t organise a team?
A. Send us your details (name, year of birth and a contact email address or telephone number) and we will add you to our “Noticeboard” section of the registration website. Other teams looking for players will then be able to contact you.
Q. Can both male and female players be registered?
A. Yes. Female players are deemed to be one year younger than their actual age for the purposes of establishing their correct grade.
Q. Can the Team Organiser be a player in the team?
A. Yes. The team organiser may or may not be a player in the team.
Q. What information will the Team Organiser need to register a team?
A. A Team Organiser will need the name of the team, the names, email addresses and a contact telephone number for each player to be registered in the team.
Q. What is the deadline for registering a team?
A. The registration deadline will be midday Monday 10th October 2016. Please be aware that the competition may fill up before this date. In that case registrations will close when we reach the maximum number of teams that we can take in each grade.
Q. How does the registration system work?
A. All teams are registered online. The Team Organiser registers himself (with the team name) first. Once he or she has received her username and password by email the team organiser then logs in to the system to register the individual players.
Q. Where does the Team Organiser go to register?
A. From the REGISTRATION Quick Link, select the “Register Team” option from the registration website.
Q. Do I need to pay when I register a team?
A. Team Organisers need to make sure the entire team entry fee is paid by midday Monday 10th October 2016.
Q. How do I pay my teams registration fees?
A. You can pay your team’s registration fees on-line via the registration system or by internet banking direct to our bank account.
Q. How do the grades work?
A. Junior & youth Grades operate as they do for winter 11-a-side football. As an example, players born in 2006 will be 10th grade, players born in 2005 will be in 11th grade and so on. Players born in 2000 or earlier are encouraged to play in senior grade.
Q. Can I have any overage players in my team?
A. All players must play in the respective age groups. No overage players will be allowed unless cleared by the competition manager.
Q. Can I have younger players in my team?
A. Yes, in all Junior and Youth grades players may play up one grade but no more unless parental consent is received and approved by the league manager in writing.
Q. How does the Team Organiser add/change/delete players from the team?
A. Once a Team organiser has registered and received his username and password he/she can login to the system. Simply select the [login] option from the website and then using the Tasks –> Manage Team –> Add New Player option, you add the basic details of your players there.
Q. How long has the Team Organiser got to enter all his players into the database?
A. At least 7 team members must be registered in the system by midday Monday 10th October 2016.
Q. Can the Team Organiser change the name of a team?
A. Yes, providing no other team is using the same (or similar name) – Just email us with details of your current team name and the new one you wish to use.
Q. How can I check that I have correctly registered my team?
A. You will receive confirmation via an email.
Q. How many players can be used in one game?
A. 12 players may be used in any one game, 7 on the pitch at any one time (one of whom is to be designated as the goalkeeper and wearing a distinctly coloured shirt) and 5 rolling substitutes.
Q. Can we use more than 12 players during the season?
A. Yes, you may register a maximum of 15 players.
Q. Can I play a player who is not registered on my team list?
Q. Does my team need a kit?
A. Yes. All the field players need to wear the same colour tops. If two teams have the same colour tops we will supply bibs, but these will need to be collected from the TKU clubrooms by the 'away' team before the game kicks off and they will need to be returned imediatley after the game.
Q. Does the goalkeeper need to wear a different colour top?
A. Yes. A bib will be provided if there is a colour clash with the opposition field players.
Q. What foot wear can be worn?
A. As this competition takes place on a grass field we recommend that you wear football boots. Moulded studs are often best this time of the year as the ground can be a little firm.
Q. What other safety equipment do I need to wear?
A. It is compulsory that every player wears shin pads and long socks. Three Kings United will take no responsibility for any injuries sustained.
Q. Am I allowed to wear any form of jewellery?
A. No jewellery is to be worn.
Q. Who supplies the match ball?
A. We will supply all the necessary equipment.
Q. What rules and regulations govern the Competition?
A. All matches should be played with enjoyment, participation and respect for all as the key objectives. A detailed set of rules will be available shortly on our website.
Q. How long does each season last?
A. The season will last 10 weeks. In 2016 the season will start on Thursday 13th October and finish on Thursday 15th December.
Q. How many teams in each division?
A. Generally there are 8 - 10 teams in each division. However, this may vary depending on registrations.
Q. How long are the games?
A. Each game is 40 Minutes.
Q. What time will my matches start?
A. Kick off times for the leagues will vary from week to week.
Q. How can I find out when my matches are scheduled to start?
A. All draws will be published on the competitions website
Q. Will our game be cancelled if it rains?
A. Probably not, but the grounds closures will be governed by the Council. Although in Spring it is unlikely that we will need to cancel any games due to bad weather.
Q. How will I find out if my match is cancelled?
A. In the unlikely event that matches have to be cancelled we will contact the team organisers by email and/or via the TKU Club App.
Q. What happens if the opposition team does not turn up?
A. Should a team fail to turn up, or not be ready to start (i.e. with the minimum permitted number of 5 players) within 7 minutes of the scheduled start time they will forfeit the game.
Q. Will there be official referees?
A. Yes, a referee will be supplied for all games.
Q. Will cautions and/or red cards be issued?
A. Yes, if necessary. Please see our rules for a full breakdown of the disciplinary procedure
Q. Are there changing facilities?
A. Yes, there are changing facilities for both men and women.
Q. Will there be refreshments available?
A. There is a licensed bar on site. These facilities will be open for use during the scheduled playing times for all league matches.