Competition Structure for the 2012 season
Details for 2012 are below – alterations may be made as information comes to hand.
Small Sided Football will be played by all ages up to and including under 11. Canterbury District Soccer Football Association has advised that there may be rule changes for Small Sided Football in season 2012. Theses changes, if they eventuate, will be posted to the appropriate Information pages once confirmed.
Under 6 and Under 7
Small Sided Football – will play 4 a side on a 30m x 20m field. Most Saints games will be played intra-club at King George with occasional gala days against other clubs.
Under 8 and Under 9
Small Sided Football – will play 7 a side ( goalie plus 6 ) on a 40m x 30m field in a round robin format (ie. playing against different clubs at different venues each week, with no publish of results).
Under 10 and Under 11
Small Sided Football – will play 9 a side ( goalie plus 8 ) on a 60m x 40m field. Under 11s will play in a competitive format (home and away games, with semis and finals) – .
Under 12 and up
Will play 11 a side on a full sized field in competitive home and away games, with semis and finals. PLEASE NOTE that U12s play on a Sunday, together with U13 to U21 boys, and all-girls and women’s teams.
Junior competitive divisions will consist of 12 teams (where possible), with each team playing the other once (11 rounds), then the division will be split into A (top 6) and B (bottom 6) grades. The 6 teams in each grade will then play each other once (5 rounds) followed by a full semi-final series … weather permitting! More games for all.
Women and Girls
Play on Sundays. Usually, girls play in the morning and women in the afternoon.
Round One: 31march/1 April
No Games are currently planned for Easter Weekend
Round Two: 14 & 15 April
Round Three: 21 & 22 April
COMPETITION SECRETARY NOTES:
CDSFA have issued information about the double-header weekends:
Information to follow
12-team division split
The draw will change in later weeks! U8s and U9s will be regraded. 12-team divisions will be split and redrawn. State Cup entrants’ teams will have their CDSFA games rescheduled.
The draw can be accessed best by DATE not round [use the link to CDSFA website at right, choose 'competitions' then 'draw results and tables]
Rescheduling of Games in 2012
Players,coaches,managers,parents who intend to register with a football club in the CDSFA in 2012 should be aware of when games that are not played when originally scheduled will be rescheduled. Section 1.9 of the Rules of the Association give a detailed explanation of the rescheduling of games when not played for any reason.
Teams that are involved in a 10 team or 12 team division competition will have a double header in the first 6 rounds of the season…ie these teams will play on both the Saturday and Sunday of a weekend in the first 6 weeks..ie these teams will play on both the Saturday and Sunday of a weekend in the first 6 weeks.
For all divisions,games that are not played as originally scheduled will be rescheduled to the June long weekend and the middle weekend of the July school holidays(these two weekends are originally scheduled as “free” weekends for all divisions except for competitions with ten teams).
Once these two weekends are used then teams will play double headers…ie play on both Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend.