Competition Rules 2012-2013
ESFA UNDER 15 SCHOOLS’ CUPS (BOYS & GIRLS)
The rules stated below shall be addition to those entitled “General Competition Rules”.
- ESFA Under 15 Schools’ Cup for Boys
- ESFA Under 15 Schools’ Cup for Girls
The Cups shall be offered for annual competition to schools in affiliated membership with the English Schools’ Football Association. Council has the right to fill any vacancy that may occur in the first national round.
3. ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Only bona-fide scholars receiving full time education in accordance with the Education Acts who on the roll of a school affiliated to ESFA and who are over the age of 13 years (girls) or 14 years (boys) and under the age of 15 years at midnight between the previous 31st August and 1st September shall be allowed to take part in this competition (Boys: Year 10 only | Girls: Years 9 & 10).
4. THE COMPETITIONS
- The matches shall be played on a cup tie principal and shall take precedence over all other school games.
- The draw will be published on the ESFA website (www.esfa.co.uk) and will be arranged so that the travelling by the away team is kept to a minimum.
5. DURATION OF MATCHES
The duration of each match shall be as follows.
Boys - 40 minutes each way. If it is deemed inadvisable to play for 80 minutes, the Secretaries of the competing teams and the Referee may decide that the duration of play shall be 70 minutes (35 minutes each way).
Girls - 40 minutes each way. If it is deemed inadvisable to play for 80 minutes, the Secretaries of the competing teams and the Referee may decide that the duration of play shall be 70 minutes (35 minutes each way).