POSTPONED TO TERM 1.  Updated details to come.

 

Summer Fours is a fun small-sided football competition for ages 9 to 12. 

 

Teams of four players (plus subs) will play three games a week on Monday evenings at Weka Park.  ​Our coaching team will facilitate games with an emphasis on making them fun for everyone through fast-flowing football and lots of goals.

Registrations are now open for our short 4 week competition in November/December.  This will be a taster of our term 1 2022 competition.  

Get a team together or register as an individual and be part of some fun football this summer!

Find out more below.

summer fours

about the competition 

 

​Summer Fours is a fun-focused small-sided football competition for ages 9 to 12.

 

Teams play three 15 minute games each week.  Games are facilitated by the Infinity coaching team, with an emphasis on fun, fast flowing games, with lots of goals.  Start practicing those goal scoring celebrations! (note that we will keep scores, but our emphasis is on fun for all).

Four players per team are allowed on the field at a time, to ensure players get lots of touches of the ball and have plenty of room to move.  Substitutions can be made throughout the games - so we recommend having one or two subs to help keep the team fresh.

We are running two leagues:

  1. "Premier League" for players aged 9 and 10 (i.e. born 2011 and 2012); and

  2. "La Liga" for players aged 11 and 12 (i.e. born 2009 and 2010).

We've got some awesome spot prizes up for grabs for things like X-factor skills, best team-goals, best team kit and fun goal celebrations.

 

Detailed game rules are set out further down this page.

gear

 

You decide what your team wears.


Create a team theme based off your league and/or your  team's name - even something as simple as all wearing the same colour.  We will provide bibs where necessary.

Players should wear football boots and shin guards.

competition schedule

When?

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  • The competition runs from Monday 22 November to Monday 13 December (4 weeks).

  • Our Premier League (ages 9 and 10) plays between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

  • Our La Liga (ages 11 and 12) plays between 6:30pm and 7:30pm).

Where?

Games are played at Weka Park.

Weekly fixtures

Fixtures for your team's games will be made available online, and circulated by email, each week.

registering

 

Register a team: register a team of between 4 and 6 players online here.

Register an individual: Send us an email at support@infinityfootball.co.nz with your player's name and age and we will endeavor to place them into a team.

Cost: The cost is $120 per team (including GST).   This helps us cover the cost of equipment and coaches to facilitate the games.

Get in quick: Competitions are limited to 8 teams (per age bracket).

game rules

Usual football rules apply, except as set out below.

 

Arrival 

  • Your team should arrive at the venue before the time your team is scheduled to play.  Team managers must check in with the League Coordinator on arrival. 

  • Teams not available to play within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time will be defaulted. 

 

Match duration 

  • Matches are 15 minutes long (two halves of 7 minutes plus a 1 minute half time). There will be a 5 minute gap between games.

Teams 

  • Four players on the field at any time (including a goalie). Mixed teams (male/female) are permitted.

 

Substitutions  

  • Rolling subs (i.e. substitutions may be made throughout the game). The substituted player must leave the field prior to the substitute coming on. 

  • Goal keepers may be swapped when the ball is out of play and once the referee has been advised. 

 

Goalkeepers

  • Goalkeepers may only handle the ball if the ball is inside the goal box.  The goalkeeper may not handle the ball from an intentional pass back (except headers). The goal keeper may leave the goal box, but is then treated as an outfield player until returning to the goal box.

  • When the ball is thrown or kicked by the goal keeper, the ball must make contact with a player or the ground before crossing the halfway line.  A free kick will be awarded to the opposition team at halfway if this does not occur.

Ball out of play

  • Play is restarted with a goal kick or corner when the ball goes out behind the goal, or a kick in when the ball goes out on the sideline.

  • For all restarts, opposing players must be 3 meters from the ball. 

  • Play must be restarted within 10 seconds of the ball being available to restart play.  

Goal Scoring

  • A goal may be scored from anywhere on the field (except when played over half way by the goal keeper or directly from an out of play restart).

Free kicks and penalties

  • No slide tackles allowed - the referee will award a free kick for slide tackles or dangerous tackles.

  • Penalties are taken from the edge of the penalty area and on the referee's signal. The goal keeper must be positioned on the goal line.

  • Advantage will be played where possible. 

 

Offsides

  • There are no offsides except from kickoff.