SnS Football National Cup – Rules, Regulations & FAQ’s

Rules and Regulations

Registration and Payment of Entry
All registrations must be made online via the Sisters n Sport Website – payment can be online or via invoice.

Eligibility of Players
Any girl in full time education at a participating school, who falls into the correct age range:
U13 | U14 | U15

Pupils may only represent their school in one age category.  Should a pupil move school during the academic year she may still be eligible for her new school, even having previously represented her previous school.
During finals team managers should carry proof of age for all players.

Organisation
Deadline for Entry – 27th September 2019

Fixtures will be sent to participating schools by Monday 30th September 2019

The competition shall be played on a knock-out basis with all matches to be decided on the day, with no replays.
The team highlighted BLUE will have the home advantage.

Date Schedule for National Cup Rounds:
1st Round – to be played by 11th November 2019
2nd Round – to be played by 9th December 2019
3rd Round – to be played by 20th January 2020
Regional Finals – to be played by by 2nd March 2020
Semi-Final – must be played by 2nd April 2020
English School Finals – 7th May 2020 TBC

Date Schedule for National Plate Rounds:
1st Round – to be played by 9th December 2019
2nd Round – to be played by 20th January 2020
Regional Finals – to be played by by 2nd March 2020
Semi-Final – must be played by 2nd April 2020
English School Finals – 7th May 2020 TBC

Arrangement of Matches
When arranging matches – the Home team must provide three dates to the Away team, which should include one Saturday date and one mid-week.

For following rounds, the match should be arranged within 7 days of the previous round being completed – see dates above.  We understand that school calendars can be full – especially around the holidays – and so extensions can be granted – please email snsfootballcup@sistersnsport.com for permission. Failure to do this may result in disqualification.

Teams unable to agree a date by the deadline must both inform the organiser during this 7 day period.  Sisters n Sport will then decide the date and start time of the match. Any decision Sisters n Sport make will be final and binding.

TEAMS NOT COMPLETING MATCHES BY THE STIPULATED DATE MAY BE LIABLE TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE COMPETITION

Timings & Structure

U13
Timings – 2 x 35 minutes
Squad – 11 a side
Ball Size – 4

U14
Timings – 2 x 35 minutes
Squad – 11 a side
Ball Size – 4

U15
Timings – 2 x 40 minutes
Squad – 11 a side
Ball Size – 5

Substitutes
‘Repeated’/Rolling Subs are permitted.  Teams are permitted to use 5 substitutes from 5 named players.

Draws
In case of a draw at full time, there will be 7 mins each way added for Extra Time before moving to Penalty Kicks.

Referees
Matches must be conducted by a neutral qualified referee.

If you need to use a qualified referee from school then this must be agreed by both competing schools, prior to the match day.

In the Regional final and semi-final stages, please note no staff members are to be used during these stages.

Sharing of Data for Fixtures
By entering the Sisters n Sport National Cup Competitions, we will need to share your contact details (Name, Email and Contact Number) with the other schools within the competitions for you to be able to organise fixtures.
Please let us know if there is a problem – snsfootballcup@sistersnsport.com

Publicity
Competing schools shall use the proper name of the competition ‘Sisters n Sport National Girls Football Cup’ or #snsgirlsfootballcup when using social media.
Please feel free to tweet us scores/photographs etc to @sistersnsport

Control
Decisions regarding any point of contention will be made by Sisters n Sport.  Sisters n Sport reserve any right to deal with any matters not specifically provided for in the Rules of Competition and to take whatever action they deem to be appropriate.

Sisters n Sport are not responsible for any injury or loss experienced during the competition.

Fixtures will be split by region and initially sub-region as much as the entries allow – will be dependent of the entries per region & sub-region:

North
North West –Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire
North East – County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
Yorkshire
– West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and South Yorkshire

Midlands
East Midlands –
Derbyshire, , Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland.
West Midlands – Herefordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and  Staffordshire.

South East
Greater London – London
South East – West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex
East – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk

South West
South West 1 – Bournemouth, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Bath & NE Somerset, Dorset, South Gloucestershire and Poole
South West 2 – Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
South – Berkshire, Brighton & Hove, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

 

 

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Q – I can’t get in touch with another school, despite contacting them on the information given.

A – Please email snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com to advise.

 

Q – How to we send in the result?

A – Email snsnationalfootballcup@sistersnsport.com and we will update online

 

Q – What if we can’t get an referee?

A – Every attempt must be made to find a qualified referee, however, as a last resort, schools must come to an agreement whether they can use Staff or not. This is between yourselves, and Sisters n Sport will not accept any complaints or discrepancies over the result or reports of bias.

 

Q – When are the deadlines for matches?

A-  All deadlines are on the fixtures, we will send regular emails and the website will have all the information. If Teams unable to agree a date by the deadline must both inform the organiser during this 7 day period.  The SnS committee will then decide the date and start time of the match. Any decision of the SnS committee will be final and binding.