Wednesday 13 October, 2021

2021-22 Semester A Campus Football 6-a-side Rules

Please read the following guidelines and confirm on Playwaze that you agree to abide by these terms and conditions throughout the competition. 

 

General

  • Please contact the HertSquad team if you have any queries or problems who are based at the HertSquad Office on the de Havilland Campus by emailing hertsquad@herts.ac.uk  
  • It is advised that all players follow @hertsquad on Instagram for up-to-date news and events.
  • All teams will be required to have two team representatives at the Campus Football meeting at 18:30 on Wednesday 20 October via Zoom.  Zoom links will be emailed to team captains and vice-captains following submission of team entry and payment.  Failure to comply will result in teams being deducted 3 league points.
  • Teams will be required to arrive 15 minutes early prior to the start of their first fixture to meet the Activators and confirm Campus Football rules / ask any pending questions.
  • All equipment (excluding bibs) will be provided.
  • Teams will be assigned a set of bibs for the duration of the league which are to be the responsibility of the team captain. The bibs are to be worn for each fixture. 

 

Parking

College Lane

  • Students are not permitted to park on the College Lane Campus or at The Oval Car Park at any time.  A 24-hour ANPR system is in place and unauthorised vehicles will receive a parking penalty. 
  • Students are advised to utilise the Park and Ride facility available.

 

Competition Format

  • All fixtures will be played weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays.
  • The competition structure will be confirmed once the entry deadline has passed.
  • All fixtures will be played on the College Lane Oval Pitches (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday leagues).
  • Players must ONLY wear astro trainers or moulded studs on the 3G surface - blades and metallic studs are NOT permitted.

 

Pre-Competition Requirements

  • Each individual team will be permitted to register up to a maximum of 12 players (male or female).
  • All teams should enter their team via the Playwaze app by paying the £180 entry fee by 23:59 on Sunday 17 October. All players must be listed under their set team by their first fixture.
  • A £30 refundable cash deposit will be collected at each team’s first fixture and bibs will be provided once this has been collected. Teams will not be able to play until this has been provided.
  • The £30 refundable cash deposit will be returned at the end of the semester providing all assigned bibs are returned and all league fixtures have been completed in accordance to the league rule explained below.*

 

Competition Rules and Regulations

  • Only current University of Hertfordshire students can participate in the competition. 
  • Players are required to show their student ID card to the Activator at the start of each fixture. Failure to show a valid ID card could result in that student not being able to play their fixture.
  • Each team captain will be responsible for ensuring only registered players take part in fixtures. Involvement of ineligible (or non-student) players will result in a deduction of 3 points and the loss of the match.
  • Each team is permitted to make 3 free transfers per semester. To make transfers, team captains should email hertsquad@herts.ac.uk confirming the details of the transfers (incoming and outgoing players). Incoming transfers must be listed under their team on Playwaze by their first fixture during the competition. It is the team captain’s responsibility to ensure this process has been fully completed.
  • If a team is unable to fulfil a fixture, then the competition organiser must be notified asap via the Campus Sport mobile by phone or text (07745 728 921) by 17:00 the day before the fixture is scheduled to take place. If the organiser is notified after 17:00 the day before the fixture or a team does not turn up for a match, then £10.00 will be deducted from the deposit submitted at the start of the competition.*
  • All players are required to wear shin pads. If a player does not have shin pads on, then they will not be able to participate in the fixture.
  • All matches are to be played on the date and time stated on the Playwaze app. (Unless otherwise notified by the competition organisers).
  • The referee will be instructed to kick the game off at the allotted time. A team must take to the pitch if there are 4 or more players present. It is the team captain’s responsibility to get players on the pitch ready for kick off. Any delay to the start of the game to allow for players arriving late is at the discretion of the Activator or competition organiser. If, after this time, a team has 3 or less players then the opposition will be awarded a walkover.
  • The duration of each game will be 15 minutes each way with a 5-minute break at half time.
  • All matches will be played in line with the rules stated below. Outside of the rules below, we will refer to standard Football Association Small-Sided Football Laws of the Game for guidance.
  • Substitutes can be rolled on and off at any time the ball goes ‘dead’ providing the referee has permitted it.
  • There are no area restrictions imposed on any player.
  • NO offsides.
  • Goal-kicks must be taken from the goal-line.
  • Goalkeepers CANNOT drop-kick the ball. An indirect free kick where the drop-kick took place will be awarded if applicable.
  • Goalkeepers can only handle the ball in their goal area (shown by markers).
  • Goalkeepers CANNOT pick up a deliberate back pass from their players. Those guilty of this will face an indirect free kick where the offence took place.
  • The ball CAN go over head height.
  • Kick-ins will be used to play the ball in from the sides (no goal can be directly scored from this) and corners.
  • All opponents must be at least 3m from the ball until it is in play for free kicks.
  • Goals can be scored both inside and outside the penalty area.
  • If a penalty is awarded, a maximum of one step can be taken.
  • In the event that the match ball is kicked out of the 3G caged area, either intentionally or unintentionally, it is the responsibility of the team who kicked the ball out to retrieve it. If an alternative match ball is available, then the ‘lost’ ball does not need to be retrieved immediately (the match can continue to its conclusion). However, the ‘lost’ match ball must be returned to either the Activator or referee, by those responsible, prior to the conclusion of Campus Football fixtures that afternoon/evening. The referee will stop the clock for any delays due to a ball being retrieved or an alternative ball being located.
  • Wherever possible the competition organisers will provide qualified referees. In the event this is not possible, experienced players will officiate matches.
  • Players in Campus Football will be expected to maintain appropriate standards of behaviour. Failure in players maintaining the appropriate standards of behaviour could result in the HertSquad Team taking relevant action (where applicable to the University) and seeking to impose sanctions where appropriate to the behaviour / incident.  
  • Any player receiving a yellow card in a fixture will result in them being sent to the sin bin for 3 minutes. The referee will make the player aware when they can re-join the match. Any singular yellow cards will be wiped clean at the end each match.
  • Two yellow cards in a match will result in a red overall (please see below).
  • Any player receiving a red card:
    • Will be subject to a ban determined by the competition organiser based on the nature of the offence(s).
    • Will be asked to vacate the playing area at the time of the red card being shown.
    • May not be permitted to spectate matches within the duration of their ban.
  • Points will be awarded as follows:

           Win – 3 points                  Draw – 1 point                  Loss – 0 points

  • Any team winning by a walkover (i.e. no show or unacceptable cancellation from the opposition) will be deemed to have won by a score of 5-0 (unless the competition organisers decide otherwise).
  • A team will be withdrawn from the league should they fail to fulfil 3 league fixtures (i.e. no-show) without informing the competition organiser via the Campus Sport mobile.
  • In the event of the final league table being tied on points, score difference will be calculated. If still level, match wins will be the determining factors.
  • Spectators must spectate from outside the Oval 3G pitch.

 

Post-Match Requirements

  • Each team captain is required to sign the referee’s scorecard post-match which should then be handed to the league Activator straight away.
  • Any complaints must be made in writing to the HertSquad Office within 24 hours of the match’s conclusion.

N.B. These competition rules may be subject to change at any time. Team captains will be informed by email of any alterations at the first available opportunity.

 

Covid-19

On Monday 19 July, England moved into Step 4 of its roadmap in easing COVID-19 restrictions. This meant that almost all legal restrictions of social contact were removed. However, the Government is encouraging people to act with caution.

Campus Football asks all players to:

  • Be aware of their own personal health. If players show any of the Covid-19 symptoms please stay at home, follow the latest GOV.UK guidance and seek medical advice.
  • Not attend Campus Football sessions if they are required to self-isolate.
  • Practise good hygiene at sessions. We encourage players to wash / sanitise their hands regularly (before, during and after a game).
  • Do not spit. Spitting and the rinsing out of mouth is now a recognised risk to health and should be avoided.

For further information on The FA Covid-19 guidance, please click here.

 

2021-22 Semester A Campus Netball Rules

Please read the following guidelines and confirm on Playwaze that you agree to abide by these terms and conditions throughout the competition. 

 

General 

  • Please contact the HertSquad team if you have any queries or problems who are based at the HertSquad Office on the de Havilland Campus by emailing hertsquad@herts.ac.uk   
  • It is advised that all players follow @hertsquad on Instagram for up-to-date news and events.
  • Teams will be required to arrive 15 minutes early prior to the start of each fixture to meet the Activator and confirm Campus Netball rules / ask any questions. 
  • All equipment will be provided.  

 

Parking 

De Havilland

  • Students can park in the de Havilland campus car park from 19:00 on Tuesday evenings for the Campus Netball league.
  • Students are not permitted to park in the de Havilland Campus before 19:00 on Tuesday evenings. An ANPR system is in place prior to this time and unauthorised vehicles will receive a parking penalty.
  • Students are advised to utilise the Park and Ride facility prior to 19:00.

 

Competition Format 

  • All fixtures will be played on Tuesday evenings (unless previously notified). 
  • The competition structure will be confirmed after the entry deadline has passed. 
  • All fixtures will be played indoors at Hertfordshire Sports Village on the de Havilland Campus.

 

Pre-Competition Requirements  

  • Each individual team will be permitted to register up to a maximum of 14 female players. Male players are not eligible to participate. 
  • A squad will consist of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 14 players.
  • All teams should enter their team via the Playwaze app by paying the £330 entry fee by 23:59 on Sunday 17 October. All players must be listed under their set team by their first fixture.
  • A £20 refundable cash deposit will be collected at each team’s first fixture. Teams will not be able to play until this has been provided.
  • The £20 refundable cash deposit will be returned at the end of the semester providing all league fixtures have been completed in accordance to the league rule explained below. * 

 

Competition Rules and Regulations 

  • Only current University of Hertfordshire students can participate in the competition.   
  • Any students playing for the University of Hertfordshire BUCS representative netball teams are NOT allowed to play. 
  • Players are required to show their student ID card to the Activator at the start of each fixture. Failure to show an ID card could result in that player not being able to play their fixture. 
  • Each team captain will be responsible for ensuring only registered players take part in fixtures. Involvement of ineligible players will result in a deduction of 3 points and the loss of the match. 
  • Each team is permitted to make 3 free transfers per semester. To make transfers, team captains should email hertsquad@herts.ac.uk confirming the details of the transfers (incoming and outgoing players). Incoming transfers must be listed under their team on Playwaze by their first fixture during the competition. It is the team captain’s responsibility to ensure this process has been fully completed.
  • If a team is unable to fulfil a fixture, please contact the HertSquad Team via the Campus Sport mobile by phone or text (07745 728 921) by 17:00 the day before the fixture is scheduled to take place. If the organisers are notified after 17:00 the day before the fixture or a team does not turn up for a match, then £10.00 will be deducted from the deposit submitted at the start of the competition. * 
  • All matches will be played in line with the current Rules of England Netball. 
  • It is not a requirement for players to wear skirts. However, they can if they wish to. 
  • Players may not wear anything that could endanger themselves or other players, specifically:  
  1. No jewellery may be worn other than a wedding ring which must be covered with tape.  
  2. A medical alert bracelet may be worn provided it is covered with tape.  
  3. Fingernails must be short and smooth.  
  4. Hair must be suitably tied back.
  • Players will not be able to play should the above points (a-d) not be adhered to. 
  • All matches are to be played on the date and time stated in the fixture list submitted to the team captain and vice-captain. (Unless otherwise notified by the competition organisers). 
  • The umpires will be instructed to start the game off at the allotted time. A team must take the court if there are at least 5 players present, one of whom must play as centre. It is the team captain’s responsibility to get players on the court ready for the start. Any delay to the start of the game to allow for players arriving late is at the discretion of the Activator or competition organiser. If, after this time, a team has 4 or less players then the opposition will be awarded a walkover.  
  • The duration of each game shall consist of 4 quarters of 10 minutes with intervals of 2 minutes between quarters. Teams shall change ends each quarter. 
  • Teams can make substitutions and / or team changes during an interval or when play is stopped for injury / illness or blood.  
  • Wherever possible the competition organisers will provide qualified umpires. In the event this is not possible, experienced players will officiate matches.  
  • Players in Campus Netball will be expected to maintain appropriate standards of behaviour. Failure in players maintaining the appropriate standards of behaviour could result in the HertSquad Team taking relevant action (where applicable to the University) and seeking to impose sanctions where appropriate to the behaviour / incident. 
  • Points will be awarded as follows: 

           Win – 3 points                    Draw – 1 point                    Loss – 0 points 

  • Any team winning by a walkover (i.e. no show or unacceptable cancellation from the opposition) will be deemed to have won by a score of 30-0 (unless the competition organisers decide otherwise).  
  • A team will be withdrawn from the league should they fail to fulfil 3 league fixtures (i.e. no-show) without informing the competition organiser via the mobile number stated above. 
  • In the event of the final league table being tied on points, score difference will be calculated. If still level, match wins will be the determining factors.
  • Spectators must spectate from the balcony.

 

Post-Match Requirements 

  • Any complaints must be made in writing to the HertSquad Office within 24 hours of the match’s conclusion. 

N.B. These competition rules may be subject to change at any time. Team captains will be informed by email of any alterations at the first available opportunity. 

 

Covid-19  

On Monday 19 July, England moved into Step 4 of its roadmap in easing COVID-19 restrictions. This meant that almost all legal restrictions of social contact were removed. However, the Government is encouraging people to act with caution.

Campus Netball asks all players to:

  • Be aware of their own personal health. If players show any of the Covid-19 symptoms they should stay at home, follow the latest GOV.UK guidance and seek medical advice.
  • Not attend Campus Netball sessions if they are required to self-isolate.
  • Practise good hygiene at sessions. We encourage players to wash / sanitise their hands regularly (before, during and after a game).

For further information on England Netball Covid-19 guidance, please click here.