Rules of Conduct for Clubs






The Specific South West Junior Hockey Championship Rules are as per the Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc. Rules.

60.        Application

60.1.        These rules apply to all Junior Championship games played in competitions conducted by Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc. These rules cover the specific differences to the general rules applying to all junior competitions and take precedence where any discrepancies occur.

60.2.        These SOUTH WEST JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP Rules only apply to Championship/Carnival games.

61.        Teams

61.1.        Each team must submit its team list of up to 15 players to the Tournament Director prior to the commencement of its first game.  Only players named on the team list may play for the team in the Carnival.

61.2.        A player cannot play in a final or crossover game unless the player has played in at least three qualifying games.

61.3.        A nominated team may consist of up to fifteen (15) players.

61.3.1.      Each team shall select eleven (11) players for a game.

61.4.        To play in the 15 Championship/Carnival, School Year J9/10 Maximum age at 31st December in year of competition. As set out by Hockey WA

61.5.        To play in the 13 Championship/Carnival, School Year Group J7/8 Maximum age in years at 30 June in year of competition As set out by Hockey WA

61.6.        To play in the 11 Championship/Carnival, School Year Group J5/6 Maximum age in years at 30 June in year of competition. As set out by Hockey WA

61.7.        If a team plays an ineligible player in a game then it shall forfeit that game.

61.8.        If a team plays a player under a false name then it shall forfeit all of its games.

61.9.        Where two teams from the same Association/Club are in the same division, each team will be regarded as a separate entity and players are not interchangeable.

62.        Competition

62.1.        All games are to be governed by the current FIH Rules of Hockey except where modified in these rules.

62.2.        The South West Junior Hockey Championships will be divided into two divisions:

62.2.1.      Division One will be the Championship Competition for 11 (J5/6), 13 (J7/8) and 15 (9/10) boys and girls.

62.2.2.      Division Two will be the Carnival Competition for 11 (J5/6), 13 (J7/8) and 15 (9/10) boys and girls.

62.3.        Players cannot interchange between the Championship and Carnival divisions in the same grade (age group), however players can be interchanged from a lower grade if a team is short for example 13 can play 15.

62.4.        Girls are permitted to play in a boy’s competition.

62.5.        Requests for boy/s to play in the girls’ competition must be submitted in writing to the Committee, and must have prior approval, before the game is played.  The boy/s age must be at least one grade (age division) below the playing grade they are requesting permission to play in. Applications will only be approved as a last resort if a team is short due to injuries occurring over the championship weekend.

62.6.        If 12 or more teams nominate in one division then the teams may be divided into two pools with cross over finals.

62.7.        Each game will consist of two (2), fifteen (15) minute halves with a five (5) minute half time break. Teams will change ends at half time.

62.8.        All games will start and finish by a central siren. (Please ensure your team is on the field and ready to play on the siren).

62.9.        Penalty corners will NOT be played out after the siren has gone.

62.10.    If a team is not ready to commence a scheduled fixture within 5 minutes of the nominated start time; they will forfeit the match.

62.11.    If a team forfeits a game then it shall be deemed to have lost the game 0 – 3.  The opposing team shall be credited with 3 points.

62.12.    If a team does not have at least 7 players it shall forfeit the game.

62.13.    The team, which forfeits a game, shall notify the opposing team and the TD or VS a reasonable time prior to the nominated starting time.

62.14.    If a team withdraws from a Championship before the completion of all of its qualifying games then it shall be deemed to have forfeited all of its games.

62.15.    If a team declines to continue a game the team shall be deemed to have lost the game and the opposing team to have won the game with the score as standing at that time or by a score of 3 – 0, whichever is the greater.

62.16.    The keeping of time for and crossover games shall be the responsibility of the umpires.

62.17.    The keeping of time for turf field finals games shall be the responsibility of the Committee supplied Technical Officers.  The keeping of time grass finals games shall be the responsibility of the umpires.

62.18.    Time will NOT be stopped for injuries. Injured players should be substituted immediately.  In the case of serious injury and the player cannot be moved, the game shall cease and the score at the time of the stoppage will stand.

62.19.    If umpires need to interrupt a match (e.g. because of atmospheric conditions) that match shall be resumed as soon as possible.  If less than 10 minutes of the game is played, the result shall be deemed to be a nil all draw.  If more than 10 minutes is played, then the score in the game shall stand.

62.20.    The Premiership Table shall be computed by giving three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss.

62.21.    Qualification for finals shall be determined at the end of the qualifying games

62.22.    Final games that are a draw will be determined by a one-on-one competition.

62.23.    Where two teams have played in an equal number of fixtures and have an equal number of premiership points, their relative positions on the premiership table shall be decided:

62.23.1.  Firstly, on the number of matches won;

62.23.2.  Then, on goal difference. Goal difference is arrived at by subtracting the goals scored against a team from the goals scored by it (e.g. 40 goals scored by the team and 20 goals conceded by the team, gives a goal difference of 20);

62.23.3.  Then if still equal, by the most number of goals;

62.23.4.  Then if still equal, by the highest total of goals scored when the teams played each other during the round games;

62.23.5.  Then if still equal, by the tossing of a coin, which shall be conducted, with the team captains, at a time and place determined by the Venue Supervisor

63.        Finals & Cross Over Competition

63.1.        11’s (J5/6)- There will be no finals for any of the 11 (J5/6) grades. All 11 grades will play a round robin competition with medallions being award for first and second in both the championship and carnival divisions.

63.2.        13 (J7/8) and 15 (J9/10) – In the case of a two-pool division the 1st placed team in each pool will play the 2nd placed in the other pool in the semi-finals.  The winners will play each other in the grand final.

63.3.        13’s (J7/8) – There will be a grand final between the first and second placed team in each division. Players must have played in at least 75% of the fixtured games for that team to qualify for the grand final. If the game is a draw at the end of normal time the team that finished higher on the ladder will be declared the winner and medallions will be awarded to both teams.

63.4.        15’s (J9/10) – There will be a grand final between the first and second placed team in each division. Players must have played in at least 75% of the fixtured games for that team to qualify for the grand final. If the game is a draw at the end of normal time then a one-on-one’s will be played.

63.5.        One-on-one Competition:

63.5.1.      Each team shall nominate five players to participate in a set of one on one competition.  Each team shall take the one on one alternately.

63.5.2.      Each goalkeeper shall defend for his team, unless he is unable to do so, in which case another player may replace him.  The defender must wear an appropriate helmet.

63.5.3.      All other players are placed behind the half way line.

63.5.4.      Coaches are permitted to be with selected group.

63.5.5.      Any player named on the team list can participate in the One on One Competition, including a player under temporary suspension.  A player under permanent suspension cannot participate.

63.5.6.      Time limit of 10 seconds per attacker.  Play commences from Umpire A’s whistle.  Umpire A to supervise time and blow the whistle to start and stop the 10 seconds time. Umpire B to adjudicate.

63.5.7.      Ball is placed on the 25-yard line for start.

63.5.8.      A goal shall be awarded as for any field goal.  A goal shall be awarded if the defender commits a deliberate breach other than sending the ball over the back line.

63.5.9.      Play shall cease if the attacker commits a breach.  Play shall cease if the ball leaves the circle.  Play shall cease at the expiry of the 10-second time.

63.5.10.  If the scores are level at the end of the first set of one on one, then “sudden death” one on ones will apply.  Play will continue until one team is ahead at the completion of a pair of one on ones.

64.        Uniforms

64.1.        All players are required to play in the nominated Association/Club’s uniform. Failure to do so will incur a fine.

64.2.        Where team colours clash, the team nominated second on the fixture are to change shirts and socks. It is the responsibility of teams to check this well in advance. Any team not changing may be required to forfeit at the discretion of the Convenor.

64.3.        All goal keepers are required to wear mandatory headgear as per the FIH rules of hockey. Goalkeepers shall wear a uniform, which contrasts in colour with the playing uniforms worn by both teams.

64.4.        It is strongly recommended that all players wear shin pads and mouth guards.

64.5.        No player can participate in a match whilst wearing a hard peaked cap. Only caps with a soft brim may be worn.

64.6.        Correct footwear to be worn for turf games.

65.        Match Cards

65.1.        The first named team shall be responsible for the collection prior to the game and the return of the match card straight away to the Championship office

66.        Umpires

66.1.        All teams will be required to supply their own umpires for games during the Championship.

66.2.        Umpires provided by Associations/Clubs for team umpiring commitments should be of an appropriate standard for the game allocated.

66.3.        An umpires/players discussion may be conducted during the Championships. Umpires will be required to attend.

66.4.        Failure to supply an umpire for an allocated fixture will incur a $50.00 fine per umpire.

66.5.        Associations/Clubs unable to cover their allocated umpiring duties may ask the Umpires Coordinator for assistance. A fee will be charged.

66.6.        The Umpire’s Coordinator will allocate umpires who request to be assessed and coached to games where possible.

66.7.        All Association/Club umpires are invited to be a part of the Umpiring panel and clubs are requested to submit the names of suitable umpires to the committee for inclusion on the panel.

66.8.        Umpires for the finals will be selected from the panel.

67.        Disputes

67.1.        All intentions to protest are to be noted on the match card.

67.2.        Any team with a match dispute must submit the protest in writing to the Championship office within thirty (30) minutes of the completion of the game.

67.3.        Disputes will be heard by the Convenor of the Organising Sub-Committee with two other co-opted people to adjudicate.

67.4.        The Disputes Committee’s decision will be final.

68.        Situations Not Covered By These Rules

68.1.        Any situation not provided for explicitly in these SOUTH WEST JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP Rules shall be referred to Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc. and determined in conjunction with Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc. Junior and Senior rules and or rules contained in the Hockey WA and or HA Australian Championships Operations Manual.




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