Conditions of Entry - Juniors

PALM BEACH SCHOOL TERM TOUCH

juniors@palmbeachtouch.com

0404 051 359 Zara Hartley - Competition Coordinator

 

2020 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY –

Term 1 - 4 2020


Conditions of Entry

1. POLICIES AND CONDITIONS
All policies and Conditions are those stated by Touch Football Australia (TFA), South Queensland and Border Districts Touch (SQBD). All relevant policies are displayed on respective websites. Particular attention to TFA policies on www.austouch.com

FEE STRUCTURE

1. SPONSORED SHIRT – Teams may provide own team shirts at own or sponsored costs. There are no refunds available.

 

2. CLUB SHIRT PROGRAM – Club singlets are available to purchase at the cost of $40.00 each. This is an additional cost to Individual Player fees.

a. Club singlet’s may be traded for a replacement singlet as the need arises, provided the singlet is an acceptable condition.

 

3. Individual player fees are $75 (in advance).

 

UNIFORM - See RULE 12

 

5. IDENTIFICATION

All NEW players will be required to provide proof of age. Registered existing players in data base will not be required to supply identification.

 

6. TEAMS

Individual teams may enter the competition. Individual teams may supply their own shirts to players. No provisions exist for shirt discount.

 

7. REPRESENTTIVE PLAYERS –
Any teams may not consist of more than 5 representative players, *conditions will apply.


A representative player is a DIVISION 1 player who participated in SQBD representative fixtures during the previous 12 months, representing any Affiliated Touch association of SQBD.

 

8. TEAM DELEGATE

Each team will be required to supply a team delegate.

Team delegate will be responsible for behavior of team.

DELEGATE NOTES:
1. All players fees MUST be paid before any person is permitted to participate.
2. All players MUST complete and update personal contact details.
3. It is the responsibility of the team captain/delegate to ensure all players behave in an appropriate manner both on and off the field, before and after each game. Foul language and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
4. Teams are required to supply a game ball. Touch footballs will be available for purchase at the clubhouse.
5. It is the responsibility of teams/players to ensure they have an understanding of these rules and regulations set by Touch Football Australia (www.austouch.com), and SQBD School Term Junior Touch.

 

9. AGE REQUIREMENTS

All players may participate in an age division reflective to 31st December each calendar year

E.g.: a player turning 11 at any time during the year, up to and including 31st December, will be playing in the 12 Years and Under division

 

10. TEAM NUMBERS

Nominated teams are required to have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 14 players before the commencement of competition. Team who require registering more than 14 must apply in writing to Competition Committee outlining the reasons to exceed 14.

 

11. GAME TIMES

Games are scheduled to be 20 minutes each way. However, this is also subject to change without notice subject to ground maintenance and general conditions.

 

12. UNIFORM

All Sponsored teams are required to be in correct uniform no later than the commencement of Round 4. Shirt should be the same colour and style. Each shirt is to have a permanent number on the back not less than 20 cm and no larger than 30 cm.

Numbers are not permitted to be stuck on with tape or hand written.

Shirts are not permitted to be predominately white. Shirts MUST contain 70% colour or design other than white.
 

CLUB SHIRTS

Pre-owned OFFICIAL DOUBLE SIDED playing singlet may be exchanged for a larger size if one is returned in good condition. Players requiring a singlet can purchase for $40.00.

 

13. WASH-OUT GAMES

The committee reserves the right to nominate date or dates that may be required to play rounds that may be called off due to weather conditions.

 

14. WET WEATHER POLICY

Wet weather policy is displayed on the web.

1 – If bad weather is present, a decision to play the round will be made no later than 4 pm and information available on website.
2 – If games commence as per schedule and bad weather interrupts play, the clock will not stop. Please check policy.

 

15. PLAYER INJURY
Player injury forms are available in clubhouse. If a player sustains an injury, please inform Duty Manager before you leave the facility on the day of play. Insurance information is available on SportsTG.

 

16. Competition Points

Win = 3 Loss = 1 Bye = 3 Forfeit Loss = 0 Forfeit Win = 3 Draw = 2

 

17. FINALS

Finals Format will be calculated depending on number of teams in each competition. Grand Finals will be played on Friday 13th September 2019

 

18. Forfeits
Teams must be in attendance at their playing fields five (5) minutes before the commencement of their match.

It is the responsibility of each captain to report to the referees two minutes before the commencement of the game so that the toss of the coin can be affected without loss of time.

If a team is not at the field at the advertised starting time of the game, the attending team can be awarded the winning of the toss.

The offending team will receive a maximum of five (5) minutes from the commencement of the game (siren/whistle) to position the team on the field and be ready to commence play.

If the offending team is not in attendance after the five (5) minutes has expired, the game will be deemed a forfeit and the non offending team will be awarded a 10 - 0 win and three (3) competition points.

If a team is late, one point may be awarded to the opposition team for every minute up to and including 5 points. Referee will determine allocated time.

Note: Forfeits for any reason in the final series negates the forfeiting team’s rights to participate further in the tournament.

 

19. Referees

Each team is required to nominate a Referee of at least Level 1 standard.
Duty Referees will only be used if necessary. A Level 1 Referee Course will be held at the commencement of competition.

 

20. Rules

The Seventh (7th) Edition of the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Playing Rules (six a side) will apply unless otherwise stated.

 

21. Insurance

The TFA Accident Insurance Scheme covers all players and officials who have met the insurance criteria of a TFA affiliated competition. The contact number for an injured player to obtain a claim form is Sports Cover on 1300 736 390.

 

22. Behavior/Code of Conduct

All players and spectators are required to abide by the Standard TFA Code of Conduct. This document can be downloaded from Touch Football Australia’s website (www.austouch.com.au ).

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

No player, coach or team captain is permitted to have any verbal communication with any match official, referees coach or referees, before, during or after any fixture.

Back chat or questioning the referee decisions for any reason is prohibited. Designated team Captain and/or team Coach may consult Competition Referee Director only at the completion of the game.

Referees will be instructed to enforce zero tolerance rules regarding referee abuse from players, coaching staff and spectators.

 

23. Protests

Protests will be heard and determined by the Judiciary and or designated Protest Committee.

The Competition Committee and SQBD Executive members will form the Protest Committee. It will include at least three committee members or persons designated by the committee.

Protests must be lodged in writing within twenty (20) minutes of the conclusion of the event in question, to the Competition Director or to an official designated by the Competition Director. The protest is to be lodged and signed by the Team Manager or their nominated representative. The protest will then be investigated by the Protest Committee. The Team Manager or their nominated representative will be notified of the decision. Any notice to be served on any person to attend a hearing, will be served on the Team Manager or nominated representative of the team involved, and any such service is deemed to be served on all parties or persons under the control of that Team Manager or their nominated representative.

 

24. Judiciary
Upon receipt of a Referees Report or Citing Report the Competition Director shall serve notice on all parties required to be in attendance at a Judicial Hearing.

Notice to include all charges, date and time of hearing.

Note: Referees Reports to be submitted no later than 20 minutes of the completion of the relevant match.

Citing Reports to be submitted as soon as practically possible.
If the Director of Referees and the Competition determine that a Judiciary Hearing is required, a Breach Notice will be issued to the team delegate and the player in question. Reference will be made to the TFA Judiciary Guidelines. The charged person will be offered a Suspension prior to establishing a formal hearing.

The player may choose to take the suspension or a formal hearing.

If found guilty at the hearing, the player will serve double the original sentence.

 

25. Suspensions

• In the event of a player being sent from the field for the remainder of the game, an automatic two match suspension will apply unless the Judiciary Committee considers further action is warranted.

• Any player who is given a period of time more than once in any one game, will also receive an automatic two match suspension.

• Any player who receives three separate periods of time in three separate games, will be cited to appear before the Judiciary to show cause why he/she should not be given an automatic two match suspension or more if the Judiciary considers further action is warranted. = See Rule 221


• The suspension applies to the next two matches the team participates in that TFA controlled event. It does not include Byes or if the player belongs to a team that forfeits in a match. Games forfeited to the suspended player/s team will count.

26. Blood Bin

Any player with a bleeding cut or abrasion is to leave the field immediately and have the cut or abrasion cleaned and covered. At this time, any blood stained clothing must also be either cleaned or replaced.

If the player does not leave the field immediately, the Referee will stop the game and ask the player to leave the field (normal substitution rules apply).

Once the flow of blood has been stemmed, the cut or abrasion cleaned and covered and any blood stained clothing and equipment cleaned or replaced, the player may return to the field and continue play. If bleeding cannot be controlled and the wound securely covered, the player must not continue in the game

 

27. Concussion Policy
SQBD School Term Touch have adopted the TFA approved Concussion in Sport Policy for this season (see www.austouch.com ).

 

28. Drop Off

A drop-off is not applicable to any round games.
In the event of a drawn match in a Semi-Final or Grand Final, a drop-off shall take place.
The team who won the coin toss at the commencement of the match shall commence with possession by way of tap-off at the half way line
The drop-off shall commence and remain with three (3) players on each team.
If the team who commences the drop-off with possession scores a touchdown in the first set the opposing team shall have right of reply.

If the opposing team fails to score in the replying set the game shall be deemed complete.

If the opposing team scores in the subsequent set of six to level the scores the match shall continue and the next team to score a touchdown shall be declared the winner of the match.

 

29. Footwear

You MUST wear shoes. Only Touch approved footwear can be worn. No metal studs or screw in studs permitted.

 

30. Touch Balls

All teams are required to supply their own regulation touch ball.

 

31. Trophies

Trophies will be determined by Junior Committee.

 

32. Presentations

All presentations will be available on Grand Final night only

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