Format for the day
In the group stage, teams play a round-robin format against other teams in the same group. The top two teams advance to the finals. Points are used to rank the teams within a group.
Games are 7 minutes each way with nohalf time half-time break. There will be a 5 minute break between games to allow teams to get set up for the next round.
Each team is to provide a referee for half of their own match. The referee must wear a bib (supplied by the CIFL Organisers) and have a whistle. All rules of the league apply. This includes our strict code against abuse of players or the referee. Any player caught fighting will be immediately ejected from the competition and their team will forfeit the match. If your referee doesn’t turn up by kickoff please use due diligence and ref a half each.
If the final is tied at full time then the teams will play 8 minutes extra time (4 minutes each way) and a penalty shoot-out decides the winner if the scores are still tied.
What to bring
Teams are to each bring a match ball and a whistle for their referee.
Players should bring their kit, plenty of water and something to eat between matches. Teams should also pack a first aid kit including an ice-pack.
We ask that all teams please take away their own rubbish as a show of respect for the grounds.
Good luck to all teams!