- Each competition will be played in a round robin format, with two weeks at the conclusion of the season for the finals series.
- No matches are scheduled on Public Holidays
- Carlton Baths Management shall arrange and control all competition games within the Centre.
- A fixture will be made available on the Carlton Baths Web Page before the first week of games. The fixture may be updated as the season progresses and Team Captains and Secondary Contacts notified.
- Registrations will be accepted until the end of Round 5, unless all sports are filled beforehand, at which time registrations will close and the fixture confirmed for the remainder of the season.
- A match ball and scoresheets will be provided.
MATCH DAY FORMAT
- Matches shall comprise of 2 x 18 minute halves, with a two minute break at half-time.
- Teams will be issued a warning if they are not in positions 30 seconds into a quarter (straight change overs). If the team has not taken the court after 1 minute a 1 goal penalty will apply, and an additional goal penalty applied for each minute thereafter.
- Between each game there will be only a 3 minute break.
- In the event that there are irregular numbers of byes for each team, final ladder positions will be done on average of points per games played.
- On arrival the team captain will pay the game fee in full and tick off all the players playing on the scoresheet.
- Details including first name and surname must be on the scoresheet before play commences.
- At the conclusion of the match, captains must sign the scoresheet before leaving. If the score sheet has not been signed teams will not be able to challenge scores or game play.
TEAM MAKE UP
- Teams are to be made up of 7 players. This combination can be any of:
- 3 females, 3 males and 1 person of any gender (including non-binary/gender diverse).
- 4 females, 2 males and 1 person of any gender (including non-binary/gender diverse).
- 5 females, 1 male and 1 person of any gender (including non-binary/gender diverse).
- This can be an extra male, an extra female or any non-identifying person.
- Any person wishing to discuss gender diversity/their role in a team can contact the Programs Team Leader to have a safe discussion.
- A minimum of 5 players in position from each team is required for the match to start
- There shall be at least 1 male at all times on court, but no more than 4 male players on the court during play.
- It is not necessary to position a male player against another male.
- If a team does not have enough players, they will be allowed to call in substitute players from other teams or anyone else who does not play at the centre. They can call upon as many substitute players as they wish as long as the team on the night does not exceed 10 players.
- Substitute players must have their names entered on the team sheet and have signed the team registration sheet before being able to play.
- Substitute players from other registered teams in the competition will not be able to play for a team who may have made the finals. (In finals games, players can only play for the team they are registered in).
- Substitute players still need to have the correct uniform to field the court.
- Each team must supply a competent scorer (16 years & over) for their game. If a team is unable to provide a scorer, that team cannot dispute the score.
- It is acceptable for only one team to provide a scorer providing both teams are in agreeance
- If neither team are able to provide a scorer, the scoresheet will be kept at one end of the court. The GK and GS from each team (i.e. one player from each team) will be responsible for updating the scoresheet and the centre pass will not be allowed to be taken until the scoring process is complete. The scoreboard is to be updated during breaks in play, i.e. half time, end of game or time outs.
- Points are awarded in the following manner:
- Teams can supply their own bibs or the centre’s for no charge.
- In an event of similar coloured bibs our umpires may deem it necessary to supply a team with a set of centre bibs to make calling the game easier, at no cost to the teams.
- All players must have appropriate footwear (black soled shoes are not deemed appropriate). Playing in barefeet, business shoes and casual shoes is not permitted.
- Shorts, skirts and/or tights are not to have any pockets.
- Nails are to be cut short and smooth.
- Carlton Baths cannot supply strapping tape to cover nails or jewellery – if you require this you will need to supply your own.
- Jewellery must not be worn, with the exception of wedding bands, which must be taped.
- In the event of a team wanting to forfeit, notice must be given to the Centre 48 hours in advance to the scheduled match. If the appropriate notice is given, the forfeiting team will be required to pay regular game fees for that match ($67.50). These fees must be paid prior to the next match the team plays. The opposing team will be awarded three premiership points. Forfeits within the 48 hour time frame will be required to pay a forfeit fee of $135
- Teams must have a minimum of 5 players in position to commence the match. If 5 players are not in position the opposing team will be awarded 1 goal for each minute the team is out of position. After 10 minutes (1st quarter) the team not in position will forfeit the game and fees will apply.
- If neither team has 5 or more players in position after 10 minutes, both teams will then forfeit the match and fees will not be returned. Nil points will be awarded to both teams.
- If a team should forfeit more than 3 times in a season, they will be contacted by the competitions manager.
- In the event of a forfeit, the Centre is only responsible for contacting the captain of the teams NOT the whole team. In the event the centre is unable to contact the captain the centre will make an effort to contact another team member, but will not take any responsibility or guarantee contact will be made.
A team wishing to protest must:
- Not sign the score sheet and notify the supervisor on duty
- Protests must be put in writing and handed to the administrator within 48 hours of the match being played (includes email)
- The match supervisor will advise the teams of the result of the appeal and the decision will be final
- Finals will occur after the conclusion of the season.
- Only fully financial teams are eligible to play in the finals matches.
- Players must have played a minimum of 7 matches to qualify for the grand-final match.
- In the event of teams being level on points, their position on the ladder will be determined by the percentage of goals scored for and against.
- In the event of a draw in any finals match, after a 2-minute break, teams shall play for a further 5 minutes at each end.
- If teams are still drawn after this, a 2-minute break will be given, and then teams will play until either team is 2 goals ahead.
- No changes can be made to positions during extra time.