Players must be paid up members of Cheshire YFC for the Club of which they are competing and must be registered with the on-line membership facility before midnight on Sunday, 8th April 2018. All players who compete in the Federation Cup must be under 30 years of age on 1st June, 2017.
The 1 st , 2 nd rounds and the semi-finals will be at Middlewich Leisure Centre. The final will be held on Wednesday 16 th May 2018 at Middlewich Town Football Club. Teams should be ready to kick off at 6pm.
Team sheets will be required to be completed before all matches are played and handed to the County Football Captain before kick-off and must represent those playing on the pitch.
Please note that Middlewich Leisure Centre are strict on footwear as many of you who play 7 a side will be aware. Therefore, teams do not have an excuse if their players are refused permission to play by the leisure centre. As is lawful under FA regulations, ALL players should wear shinpads – the referee may ask you to not play if you are not wearing them.
Any matches that result in a draw at fulltime will go straight to penalties to determine a winner, instead of a period of extra time.
At half time, teams will swap ends and start the second half within a couple of minutes due to the tight time scale.
If any team is late for their match and kick off is delayed, they will forfeit a goal due to the tight timescale. One goal every ten minutes late. Teams will be allowed 3 additional substitutes for matches on a roll on, roll off basis similar to the 7 a side game. Slide tackling will be permitted and will incur a yellow card if deemed dangerous. Five minute “sin bins” will not be permitted for yellow cards unlike the 7 a side football.
It is the responsibility of the club football captains to ensure kit clashes do not occur between the two playing teams.
Any player receiving a red card will result in a £10 fine for that player and a match suspension in the following round of the competition. If the referee feels the offence is of significant severity then it is at the discretion of the referee to report the incident to the Cheshire Football Association, due to Cheshire Young Farmers being an FA affiliated organisation and further punishment may incur.
MOODY BOWL POINTS
Winner 150 points Runner up 125 points
Losing semi-finalists 100 points Second round losers 90 points
First round losers 75 points
Every Club is responsible for the conduct of its players and must take every precaution against threatening or abusive behaviour during or after the game.
PROTESTS AND APPEALS
All protests, claims and complaints must reach the County Coordinator in writing within 7 days of the incident taking place and will be heard and determined by the County Top Table as appropriate.
INJURY, LOSS AND INSURANCE
Sports players should generally insure themselves against loss of earnings due to injury. The organisers accept no liability for any injuries sustained by any competitor or person connected with these competitions or otherwise. The County Policy of Insurance is mainly for public liability and as such gives limited cash reward for injuries which result in loss of time at work.