Game format and rules U12+

The game format of the U12s and up look as follows: 

Age Group

No. of Players

Time Each Way

Recommended Pitch Size

Ball Size

Goalkeeper

Graded

League Table

U12

11

25 mins

90-120cm * 45-90cm

4

yes

yes

yes

U13

11

30 mins

90-120cm * 45-90cm

4

yes

yes

yes

U14

11

30 mins

90-120cm * 45-90cm

5

yes

yes

yes

U15-U16

11

35 mins

90-120cm * 45-90cm

5

yes

yes

yes

U18+

11

45m

90-120cm * 45-90cm

5

yes

yes

No



The game rules are available for download from the MWFA website - click here

For all teams U12 and up, the borrowing rules of players from the MWFA Constitution apply and must be noted on the Match Sheet. For the avoidance of doubt, no MWFA Competition team may borrow the same player more than four  times. Your manager and coach will receive a detailed outline of the borrowing rules. Click here to find an overview of the borrowing rules. 


Players Code of Conduct

  • Play by the rules
  • Referees decision is final
  • Control your temper
  • Verbal abuse of players or officials, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent, is not an acceptable or permitted behaviour.
  • Be willing to train and prepare for the game. Preparation helps prevent injury and increase level of enjoyment.
  • Play only when you are fully fit. To play with an injury will handicap your team and you may be exposed to the risk of serious, lifelong injury.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team, your team’s performance will benefit, and so will you.
  • Be a good sport
  • Treat all involved in Football as you would like to be treated
  • Cooperate with your coach, manager, team mates, opponents and referees.
  • Do not publicly question the official’s judgement or their honesty.
  • Be modest in success and generous in defeat.
  • Play for your own enjoyment and not for the pleasure of parents and coaches
  • Respect rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


If you have further questions, speak to your manager or coach first. If you additional questions, please contact the respective age coordinator - click here to go to the Committee Contacts.