Junior Competition Information & By Laws

Wallsend Wolves Touch is committed to supplying a quality, fun and well managed junior sport for our children.

Playing touch football allows children to be active and fit, and provides opportunities for them to participate in a sport with school friends and sibling.

Playing Rules are as per the Touch Football Australia (TFA) 7th Edition Rule Book. However, Wallsend Touch also implament additional "By-Laws" which must be adheard to at all times. These additions are as follows.

We also follow the Touch Football Australia Extreme Weather Guidelines when assessing if games should be cancelled -

http://touchfootball.com.au/update-to-tfa-extreme-weather-guidelines/

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR COMPETITIONS AVAILABLE

TUESDAY NIGHTS -

  • Cubs 4, 5 and 6 year old                                                               
  • 7 and under – turning 7 or younger this year
  • 9 and under –  turning 9 or younger this year
  • 11 and under – turning 11 or younger this year                
  • 13 and under – turning 13 or younger this year             
  • 15 and under – turning 15 or younger this year                             
  • 17 and under 'new to touch comp' - Turning 17 or under this year 
  • NOTE - We are running an elite 17s and under comp as part of our Wed comp. Please view details regarding this comp under 'Senior Competition'                                                                                         

NEXT COMPETITION START DATES -

  • Tuesday –  29 August 2017 

DATES OF SEASON

2017 Date will be posted shortly.

Here is a copy of last years schedule to give you an idea of our comp this year. 

 

 

TUESDAY COMP

All divisions

 

Junior Comp Manager Meeting -                       FRI 25 Aug 2017 - Wallsend Diggers - 6:30pm

 

ROUND

TUESDAY

1

29 Aug

2

 5 Sept

3

12 Sept

Rep Trials

Sun Arvo-17 Sept

4

19 Sept

School Hols - NO GAMES

5  &  1st Night of CUBS

10 Oct

6

17 Oct

7

24 Oct

8

30 Oct 

9

7 Nov

10

14 Nov

11

21 Nov

 12   -  Last night for 7s, 9s, & CUBS

 28 Nov

Semis -9s, 11s, 13s, 15s, 17s ONLY

5 Dec

Grand Final - 9s, 11s, 13s, 15, 17s

12 Dec

 

TEAM REGISTRATION PROCESS - 

All our registrations are taken via the online process that will be open by end of July 2017.

Junior Team Registrations close Sunday 20 August 2016.

Pick your team name prior to commencing this process.

NOTE - Team names must not be offensive and it is at the discretion of the night supervisor or committee to request a team manager to change a team name at anytime. Please choose wisely. 

How to register:

1. Team Managers -  Register your team details online by closing date above, very quick and easy process. NO MONEY NEEDS TO BE PAID AT THIS STAGE.

2. Confirmation email then sent to the Team Manager with a link to forward onto your players so they can register themselves.

3.  Each of your players MUST pay the player registration fee when they register online via Visa or Mastercard. Early bird fee ends midnight Monday 29 August 2016.

4. Players MUST register prior to taking the field AND all teams MUST have minimum registrations by round 3.  Teams can add players to their team by Round 7.

5. Each round players will be required to sign on prior to taking the field.

N.B. Wallsend Touch will also be offering members to do the online registrations at the clubhouse for those seeking assistance.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS SEEKING A TEAM - REGISTRATION PROCESS

We welcome all Individual players to register in our Junior Comp. We will place your child into a team.

You can register your child via the online process as an ‘Individual looking for a team’ and we will place your child in a team.

AVAILABILITY OF ONLINE  DRAWS –

All draws are available to view via the website under 'FIXTURES'

They will be available the weekend prior to the competition starting.

BE READY!  You can also download the app from the App Store called - FOXSPORTSPULSE - to your smart device (iphone, ipad etc) to view the draws and results.

PERMANENT PLAYERS PER TEAM   -

A permanent player is one who has paid the full registration fee for that team.

No ‘fill-ins’ are permitted. Only players registered in that team may take the field. If an unregistered player participates in the game, it will be considered a forfeit.

Minimum =  

  • 7 and Under – 8 players
  • 9 and Under – 8 players
  • 11 and under – 9 players                                      
  • 13 and under – 9 Players                                      
  • 15 and under – 9 Players                                      
  • 17 and under – 9 players

 

 Maximum =  

All divisions - 14 players per team

New permanent player registration will be taken up to and including Round 7.

NOTE – If your team is struggling to seek 9 players, please contact the administration officer as we do keep a list of individuals looking to join a team.  If you still do not have the minimum number of 9 players, we may still accept your team as long as a full 9 registrations are paid. Please contact the administration officer for further information.

WITHDRAWN PLAYERS

Players who withdraw may be de-registered. Once a player has played in one or more games NO refunds will be given (no exceptions). Players may only play in one team in one grade in each competition.


CASUAL PLAYER REGISTRATION

We do not offer a casual registration for our Junior Competition. 

REGISTRATION FEES FOR JUNIOR COMPETITION

Your players will need to pay the fee when they register themselves to the team via the online process.  All individuals looking for a team to join, will also pay the same fee.

 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

 

The EARLYBIRD Individual Player fee for all divisions is: 

 

  • 7s and 9s - $65
  • 11s, 13s and 15s - 2 options: 
  • $65 if you already have a reversible singlet (fromm 2016)
  • $75 if you do not have a reversible singlet

 

 

These amounts will increase by $10 from midnight Monday 28 August 2017.

 

The fee includes:

 

  • a rplaying shirt (if you selected that option)
  • affiliation with Touch Football Australia,
  • Sportscover Insurance,
  • all games,
  • PLUS for the 13s, 15s, and 17s an official referee to undertake all your team refereeing duties.

 

7s Refereeing - No officials are required for these games, as 1 adults stands on the field with their team assisting with skills and directing the young children. 

 

9s and Under Refereeing - The club will attempt to supply a Level 1 official to these games at no cost.  Teams may need to be required to undertake refereeing duties via a roster system. The night supervisor will contact teams regarding the process closer to the start of the Junior comp.

 

11s, 13s, 15s, 17s Referee - an official referee will be allocated to all games in these divisions.

 

SIBLING DISCOUNT REGISTRATION :

 

If there are families in your team that have 3 or more siblings playing in our Junior Comp, then we would like to offer 50 % off the registration fee for the 3rd 'cheapest' sibling, and then all siblings from then on will be FREE. 

 

To claim this discount, please get them contact our Administration Officer - Kellie - on 0414 896 573 or send an email through to admin@wallsendtouch.com.au and we will guide them through the process.

 

 

WHAT IS THE CUBS PROGRAM?

 


For ages 4, 5 and 6yr old this year
Players placed into groups
Representative players and experienced coaches to be allocated to each group
15 minutes of fun skills and 15 minute games 
PLAYER FEE - $50 

 

CUBS Registration Includes

 

  • a Shirt, 
  • Neoprene Touch Ball,
  • 8 week season,
  • affiliation with Touch Football Australia and
  • Sportscover Insurance.  

 

 

 

TOUCH FOOTY SKILL PROGRAM -

 

Do you have players who would like to learn more about the game of Touch before the comp?

We are looking at running an 'Touch Footy Skill Program' over 4 weeks on a Wednesday night. It will be run by our Wallsend USA Tour Team to assist them raise money to travel to America in 2018. If you would like more information regarding this program please email - natalielittle31@gmail.com

 

 

NEW - TEAM MANAGER INFORMATION NIGHT -

 

This year we are holding a Team Manager information on  Fri 25 August 2017, at Wallsend Diggers. 

 

You, or a representative (18 or older) from your team, will need to attend the night from 6pm to 8pm.

 

This night will include the following:

 

  • Basic Skills and Rules of the game
  • Important Information regarding the Season
  • Information Kit including gift vouchers from our sponsors
  • Team shirt collection
  • FREE Touch Football for your team to keep. This ball will need to be taken to your game each week. 

 

PLUS, for each team Manager (or representative) that attends the night, a chance to win 1 of 6 free regos for your child in our Junior Comp!

 

Yep, a FREE REGISTRATION! So make sure you attend the night!   More details will be available on the night.

 

 

PLAYING SHIRTS

We supply good quality fitness shirts for all Junior Players. Each team is randomly allocated a colour.

The shirts are distributed to the Team Manager with numbers that need to be ironed on by Parents. This allows teams to work out who wants specific numbers.

The shirt collection time this comp is at the Manager Meeting on Friday 25 AUGUST from 6pm at Wallsend Diggers

If you miss this shirt pickup, they will be available the first night. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your game to collect shirts.

ALL PLAYERS MUST WEAR THE TEAM SHIRT, OR THEY MAYBE

REMOVED FROM THE FIELD.

PENALTY FOR UNPAID REGISTRATION FEES

ANY TEAM WHO HAS NOT PAID FOR A MINIMUM OF PLAYERS BY ROUND 3 OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE UNABLE TO TAKE THE FIELD.

 INSURANCE COVERAGE -

VERY IMPORTANT –
Players should consider having their own insurance, as the cover provided by the Touch Football Australia scheme through which Wallsend Touch Association players are insured is limited. 

The insurance DOES NOT Include time off work due to injury.

• Should a player sustain an injury and wish to make a claim, they are to call Sports Cover on 1300 736 390 (toll free) within 30 days of injury .  Alternatively, you can send an email to claims@sportscover.com
• Injuries should be noted on the Injury Form located at the Supervisors desk in the clubhouse on the night of the competition.

TEAM GRADING

Teams will be graded and placed into competitions that suit their ability and night preference.  The committee reserves the right not to accept any teams who may endanger the competitiveness of the overall competition.

If after grading a division does not have enough teams to run a viable competition the committee reserves the right to either combine a division, adjust the competition to suit the circumstances, or not to run that division.  Teams will be contacted as to the reasons and possible solutions.

The committee reserves the right to promote and relegate teams to another division after the competition commences.  Teams will remain on the same night.  The committee will do so prior to round 5 unless extreme circumstances prevail.  Teams that are re-graded will be awarded an average progressive point of the division they are entering.

POINTS SYSTEM

  • Win =             3 points
  • Loss =            1 point
  • Draw =           2 Points
  • Forfeit =         -3 points
  • Unfinancial Players = Loss of 1 point per round from Round 4

FORFEITS

If a team is forfeited against then they will receive three (3) competition points (you will receive a 5 - 0 win)

  • Teams who forfeit games without notice will be fined a loss of 3 points
  • Any team who forfeits two (2) games cannot take part in the Semi-Final series.
  • Any team who forfeits three (3) games will be automatically omitted from the competition.

    If your team is having problems with a player shortage please see the Duty Officer who may be able to assist you.

UNIFORM RULES
The Associations rules regarding player's uniforms are listed below for your benefit. It is your responsibility as Team Organiser to ensure your team abides by the rules. The rules state that all players must be correctly attired in the team’s uniform i.e. as listed on your Registration Sheet. Specifically this means: 

   1.  PLAYING BAREFOOT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE.

     All participating players are to be correctly attired in team uniforms approved by the   Association.  Uniforms consist of upper apparel, shorts (or briefs for female players) and socks with footwear.

   2. FOOTWEAR - Shoes without screw-in studs or cleats are to be worn by all players

   3. IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS - All players are to wear the identifying on the upper garment numbers. They must be the allocated iron-on or printed number provided at beginning of Junior Comp or no touch down will be awarded. If worn on sleeves the numbers must be positioned on both sleeves. 

4. JEWELLERY & FINGERNAILS - Players are not to participate in any match while wearing any item of jewellery, which might prove dangerous. Long or sharp fingernails are to be trimmed or taped.


OFFICIAL REFEREES
As most players in our Association know we have problems in getting referee's from time to time for matches. We have tried various schemes to try to entice new referee's, including raising payments, offering bonuses and getting our Representative players to referee matches but all attempts have only resulted in minor success. You, the parents, supporters, and the players need to realise that without referee's you do not have an Association. No matter what you think of the referees, if you do not start supporting the Association in its attempts to get new referee's you will not be playing games. This support includes supporting referees instead of harassing them, doing your duty referee allocations as required and trying to persuade some of your players to take up refereeing. One of the problems we have is that some players think they can harass and intimidate referees and that the referee will keep coming back. Think again, we lose referees because, like you, they do not want to, and should not have to, take abuse from players or spectators. Penalties for any player sent to the judiciary for harassing referees in any manner will be severe. If your team plays the game and leaves the referee, no matter how good or bad, to referee the match, then maybe we will get more referees to stay and also improve the standards.

SPORTS RAGE PREVENTION AND ZERO TOLERANCE

Wallsend Touch Association is a proud supporter of the ‘Sports Rage Prevention’ program. For further information about this program, please go to

NSW Sport & Recreation website – www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/sportrage

SPORT RAGEACT YOUR AGE!”

SEND OFFS & PERIODS OF TIME

  • A Referee may send you for a Period Of Time, the duration of which is at his discretion.
  • You must take up a position behind your opponent's goal line.
  • A second P.O.T. in the same game will incur an AUTOMATIC TWO (2) MATCH SUSPENSION. THIS IS NOT APPEALABLE. (N.S.W.T.A. RULES)
  • Any player sent off for the duration of the game will incur one of the following: (the referee must notify you and your captain):-
    *An AUTOMATIC two (2) WEEK suspension - suspension from the team in which the dismissal occurred (THIS IS NOT APPEALABLE)
    *An AUTOMATIC two (2) WEEK suspension - suspension from the team in which the dismissal occurred (NON-APPEALABLE) plus judiciary
    *For these send offs you must go to the side-line
  • If you are in any doubt please get your captain to check with the Director of Referees or the Supervisor.

 

JUDICIARY NOTES
Players informed by the Administration Officer, in writing, that they must attend judiciary will be required to attend at the Clubhouse at a date to be determined. If in any doubt about send off circumstances please check with the Director of Referees or the Night Supervisor before leaving the fields.

GAME LENGTH
Junior games are 30 minutes with no half time. If a team does not have 4 players for 6 a side, on the field ready to play when the first siren sounds, they will be given five (5) minutes before the game is declared a forfeit with the opposing team being declared the winner.



POSITIONS FOR FINALS SERIES

In the event of a draw at full time in the Semi-finals, Finals & Grand Finals the "Drop Off' system will be used. The extra time will commence with one (1) less player on the field. After both teams have had the ball the first scorer will be declared the winner and the game will end immediately. If there has been no score after 2 minutes the siren will sound and one (1) player from each side will leave the field. This will happen every 2 minutes until there are only three (3) players from each side left on the field. The game will then continue until a touchdown is scored. Players may substitute during the extra time as normal.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Our Association endeavours to get most rounds played, therefore, if there has been rain we normally avoid calling games off until as late as possible.  That being the case, a message is placed on the web www.wallsendtouch.com.au or become friends on our Wallsend Wolves face book.

We also follow the Touch Football Australia Exterem Weather protocols -

http://touchfootball.com.au/update-to-tfa-extreme-weather-guidelines/

 

*** RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

*** RULES & BY-LAWS : AS OF MAY 2014***

For further information, please contact Kellie Johnston – Administration Officer .
admin@wallsendtouch.com.au

 

WET WEATHER STATUS

Games are ON.

Please keep checking here for any changes.

WOTS ON @ THE WOLVES!

 WHAT'S ON @ THE WOLVES-

Mon Mens & Mixed Comp - Every Mon

Tues Jnr Comp -  Every Tue

Wed Ladies & Mens Comp - Every Wed

CUBS - Tuesdays @ 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

PLAY WITH CONFIDENCE. YOU'RE COVERED!

HAVE YOU SUSTAINED AN INJURY?

Touch Football Australia, WWSI and Sportscover are committed to providing the Touch Football community with a first class Sports Insurance Scheme.

Whilst the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) provides basic levels of cover for players and others participating in Touch Football, it is not all encompassing and does not seek to replace the need for private health and other insurances.

TFA encourages all players and officials to take out their own Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Loss of Income coverage over and above the coverage provided under this Scheme.

CLICK HERE  to view information and steps to follow for claiming after an injury

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