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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/11/2021 - 08/04/2022
3:30 am - 4:30 am


Event Details

Venues: Various school sites.

Year: 5 and 6 Girls

The format is undecided as this will be a brand new Girls Football League.

Hopefully it will take a similar form to that of the traditional football league with schools being split into small and large school groups.

Fixtures will be organised by teachers to take place at school sites after school.

We will find a half way point in which top teams will progress into a later group phase from the initial groupings; narrowing in on two finals – Small and Large Schools happening late in Spring Term 2022.

Cut off date to sign up will be November 5th 2021 so that fixtures can start before the Christmas break.

Rules:

1. Matches are eight-a-side and 20 mins each way
2. Roll on/off subs
3. Home team to supply ref and match balls (size four)
4. No off-sides
5. All free kicks are direct
6. Shin pads must be worn
7. Win=3pts, draw=2pts and loss=1pt

If teams finish with the same points at any stage, overall goal difference and then goals scored will be used to separate them. If these are identical, the aggregate score in the matches between the two teams

The main differences from the traditional district football league include the below:

  • No separate small and large school groups. This would be the long term aim but due to sign up this has not been possible.
  • There will not be a halfway point where groups are rearranged inline with autumn term results.
  • This halfway point usually puts pressure on teachers to complete fixtures within the autumn term and then also results in some teams not progressing to an additional spring term group phase stage. This would go against the nature of this Girls league which aims to provide as much extra playing time as is possible.
  • Therefore the groups that you will find attached in a PDF will effectively be the Girls entire experience whereby extending across a longer time. This will hopefully increase your capacity which we fully appreciate is at a maximum so thank you for going the extra mile once again by providing Girls within your school additional football opportunities through this new league.
  • Time period to complete your four fixtures within your group starts today and will extends through to Monday 14th March 2022.
  • KEY RULE If the score line margin becomes 5 plus goals to one respective team. The team at this deficit will be able to add two extra players to the field of play thus creating a 10 vs 8 in their favour. Once the score line is reduced back to a 2 goal margin the team who were able to add the two extra players will then need to immediately reduce their on field playing team back to 8 players at that moment in time thus re-establishing an 8v8 match.
  • This will ensure the key outcome of this league is more readily achieved with girls enjoying the experience and continuing their participation and love for the game.

Format:

Three groups of 5 teams. Please see attached document for your school allocated group.

Play each team in your group once.

Please be flexible in trying to play your fixtures as evenly as possible whereby playing fixtures at home and away.

Please play all your group phase fixtures by Monday 14th March 2022. 

This will then allow the three top teams from groups A, B, C to get themselves organised to play a three team round robin at the finals event.

If a number of teams finish with the same points tally within a respective group, overall goal difference and then goals scored will be used to separate them.

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