Rules / Referees

  • The Competition is sanctioned by the Football Association, UEFA and FIFA.
  • All referees will be registered with the Football Association.
  • The duration of the games will be 25, 30, 35 and 40 minutes each way according to the category.
  • Three officials will be used for all semi-final and final games.
  • Substitutes – Boys and girls will be allowed a maximum of 5 substitutes (Roll on Roll off). Class H a maximum squad of 18 with repeat substitutions will be allowed.


  • All teams will commence playing in groups.
  • The teams placed first and second will enter the Knockout Competition.
  • Other teams will compete in the Plate Competition.
  • All teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 4/6 games.
  • In the event of adverse weather the festival committee reserve the right to amend the fixtures schedule according to the conditions.

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