With our Junior Summer Competition fast approaching please familiarise yourselves the rules for our Manly Touch U7s & U9s Competitions.

MWTA Local Competition By-Laws - U7s & U9s Modified Rules

As the U7s girls and boys are new to the sport there are a number of rule modifications which are slightly different to our normal U9s rules which you will need to know. The most important modification is that in U7s the attacking team is allowed their full set of 6 touches regardless of any infringements (drop balls, late passes, etc).

For the U9s competition, the rules will also remain the same as per previous years, but once again if you are new to the sport, we would encourage you to read these rules. The key change to representative rules for this age group is that in Manly Touch local junior comp games the defence is not able to move up until the first receiver has caught the ball. The defence can move up if the dummy half runs with the ball.

Useful Information

The following useful information can be found on our website under How to Play Touch

Training Aids

The following download Play for Life is an excellent resource for those new to touch football or just learning the game. It includes a number of skills, drills, game-based activities, training plans and sessions to help you teach the game to U7s and U9s players.

Event Information 

Just a reminder that all U9s competition games are played at Nolan Reserve, North Manly and all U7s games are at Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale. 

The following download Nolan Reserve and Passmore Reserve is a PDF showing the field layouts.

Please also check the Draw on the Manly Touch website for your exact game times and the field you will be playing on.

The main competition desk will be at the Christian Brothers Clubhouse, Nolan Reserve, however there will an information desk at Passmore Reserve.

Coach the Coaches

A Coach the Coaches session will be held before our Junior compeition commences.

If you would like more information please contact Lara Long, MWTA Administration Manager via


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