MWFA Competition Rules

In all cases, the referee must indicate on the match card the procedures by which the winner of the match was determined, including the score of kicks from the penalty mark.

Cup Competitions

Challenge Cup

Unlimited player interchange operates in Womens Challenge Cup matches.

In Mens Challenge Cup matches, up to a maximum of five substitutes may be used by each team.

In all matches, if both teams have scored the same number of goals at the end of normal time, then kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken. The winner of these kicks shall be declared the winner of the match.

There is no extra time.

League Competitions 

Regular Season

Unlimited player interchange operates in all grades and divisions except for Mens Premier League First Grade.

In Mens Premier League First Grade matches, up to a maximum of five substitutes may be used by each team.

In addition, referees are required to award Fair Play Points to each team in all Mens Premier League First Grade and Reserve Grade, Mens Amateur League 1 First Grade and Reserve Grade, and Womens Premier League First Grade and Reserve Grade matches.

Semi-Finals

Junior Competitions (U12-U16)

If both teams have scored the same number of goals at the end of normal time, then extra time consisting of two equal periods of ten minutes shall be played.

There is a five minute break between the end of normal time and the beginning of extra time. There is no break between the two periods of extra time.

Upon the first goal being scored in extra time, the match shall end and the team that has scored the goal shall be declared the winner of the match.

If no goals have been scored in extra time, the team that has been awarded the highest number of corner kicks in extra time shall be declared the winner of the match.

If the same number of corner kicks have been awarded to both teams in extra time, the team that was awarded the first corner kick in extra time shall be declared the winner of the match.

If no corner kicks were awarded to either team in extra time, the team that finished higher on the competition table shall be declared the winner of the match.

Senior Competitions (U18+)

If both teams have scored the same number of goals at the end of normal time, then extra time consisting of two equal periods of ten minutes shall be played.

There is a five minute break between the end of normal time and the beginning of extra time. There is no break between the two periods of extra time.

Upon the first goal being scored in extra time, the match shall end and the team that has scored the goal shall be declared the winner of the match.

If no goals have been scored in extra time, kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken. The winner of these kicks shall be declared the winner of the match.

Finals

Junior Competitions (U12-U16)

If both teams have scored the same number of goals at the end of normal time, then the teams shall be declared joint winners.

There is no extra time.

Senior Competitions (U18+)

If both teams have scored the same number of goals at the end of normal time, then kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken. The winner of these kicks shall be declared the winner of the match.

There is no extra time.