Parish Games 2024

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Sunday 7th July 2024 at Evesham United Football Club, Spiers & Hartwell Stadium
Cheltenham Road, Evesham WR11 2LZ

Registrationat 9.30am – Draw at 9.45 am

  1. All Players must reside in the Parish or Ward they are representing.  This is because it is an Inter-Parish Competition.  Where a person resides between more than one Wychavon Parish/Ward, they may only play for the Parish or Ward in which they predominantly reside. Being on the electoral roll for a Parish does not in itself constitute residency. 
    • Competitors who are studying full-time at University or College will be eligible to compete for the Parish/Ward where they normally reside until they have completed their course.
    • Where an ineligible competitor has been found to have breached these rules, then that Parish/Ward will forfeit all points gained in that event.
    • The team details must be recorded on the team sheets, provided by WPGA, which were sent to Parishes that have entered. This is for Insurance and Health and Safety reasons.
      The team sheet must provide the following details for each team member: name, full address with post code and date of birth, and it must be signed by each team member. By signing the team sheet, the team member confirms that he is medically able to take part in the event and is doing so at his own risk.
    • For competitors under the age of 18 on the day of the event, the team sheet must be signed by their parent or guardian.
    • The team sheet must be handed to a member of the Committee before the event starts.
    • If a team does not comply with the requests above or fails to provide the team’s details, then they will not be allowed to enter the event, unless there are circumstances which were beyond their control.
  2. Where a Parish/Ward has entered an event, but does not then take part, they will be deducted 2 points from their Parish/Ward’s overall score unless they have given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of their non participation, or there were extenuating circumstances.
  3. Any queries prior to the event should be made to the Event Organiser or to the WPGA Secretary
    • Following the event, any dispute or protest must be made by the Team Captain to the WPGA Secretary within 24 hours of the event. In the first instance, this can be done verbally, and only by the Team Captain, so that the facts can be established.
    • If the matter is not resolved, then any further protest should be put in writing to the WPGA Secretary, by the Parish Organiser, within 7 days of the event.
  4. Abuse of any of the people identified in the WPGA Abuse Policy will not be tolerated by the Committee. (Team Captains and competitors must be made aware of the contents of this policy. This will be included in the pack sent out with the rules.)
  5. Once a team has withdrawn from an event, they will not be allowed to re-enter.
  6. A Team must consist of Five to Eight named Players, with 5 playing at any one time. Unlimited substitutions of the named players are permitted.
  7. The FA requirement is that Team Captains must register all their players before the draw takes place.
    • Any player not registered by that time will not be able to play.
  8. This competition is for males over 16 on the day of the event. Proof of age may be required.
    • A copy of the FA rules is available from Worcestershire Football Association Ltd, Claines Lane, Worcester WR3 7SS; 01905 827127.
  10. Duration of matches will be 7 minutes each way.
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    • i) No defender is allowed to enter their own goal area; if they do, then a free kick is awarded at the point where they came out of the area.
      ii) No attacker can enter the opposition goal area; if they do, then a free kick is awarded at the point where they entered the area.
      iii) Goalkeepers cannot come out of their goal area; if they do, then a free kick is awarded at the point where they came out of the area.
      iv) A goalkeeper cannot score directly from a kick out.
      v) No pass back to the goalkeeper is allowed until two players from the same side have touched the ball.
      vi) Where the ball goes into touch, the ball must be returned on to the field of play by a throw in as per the normal game.
      vii) Where a team is deemed to be time wasting by continually using the pass back to the goalkeeper, then the referee will add on the additional time and warn the Team Captain.
      viii) Where a team is deemed to be time wasting by kicking the ball into touch, the referee will add on the additional time and warn the Team Captain.
      ix) In all other matters, the referee’s decision based on normal FA rules, is final.
  12. The normal disciplinary rules of the FA will apply. All yellow and red cards will be reported to the Worcestershire FA, under whose jurisdiction the event is held.
  13. A player receiving two yellow cards during the competition will be suspended for their team’s next game.
  14. A player who receives a red card will be suspended for their team’s next two games.
  15. There must be no more than the 8 registered players wearing their team kit at the venue at any one time
  16. Scoring
    • 3 points for a win by 2 clear goals
    • 2 points for a win
    • 1 point for a draw
    • 0 points for a loss
    • In the event of a tie at the end of the group stage, placings will be decided by the number of goals scored. If there is still a tie, placings will be decided by the difference between the number of goals scored and the number of goals conceded.
  17. Teams will be split into three groups, with all teams in each group playing each other.
  18. The three group winners and the best of the runners up will then play the semi-finals
    • The best runner up will be the team who finished
      i) With the most points
      ii) Scored most goals
      iii) Best goal average
      iv) Where the runners up have equal records, there will be a penalty shoot-out; best of 3 penalties, then sudden death for a winner.
  19. This will then be followed by play offs for all teams who entered, based on the criteria in rule 18.
    • i) The team in 5th place will play the team in 6th place
      ii) The team in 7th place will play the team in 8th place
      iii) The team in 9th place will play the team in 10th place.
  20. Each Parish must provide a match ball.

Advisory Note
Players are advised to take out their own personal injury insurance.

Event Organiser – Karen Robinson
07866 187921


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