2019 MWFA Competition Rules

League Competitions

For all matches (including semi-finals and finals):

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.

 

For all semi-finals (both junior and senior):

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.

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 goal is scored in extra time, then kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken. The winner of these kicks shall be declared the winner of the match.

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

 

For finals (U12 to U16 and U18 to ALs):

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.

For finals (Men’s and Women’s PLs):

If goals are equal at the end of normal time, to ten minute periods of extra time will be played. If goals are equal at the end of extra time, a penalty shootout will be held to determine the winner.

 

Challenge Cup Competitions
(effective as at 25 March 2019)

In Womens Challenge Cup matches, unlimited player interchange operates.

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

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.