Worthing Dynamos FC Small Sided Tournament 2019
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June
Worthing Rugby Club, Roundstone Lane, Angmering
We would like to invite you to our annual small sided tournament held over 2 days in June 2019
Saturday 8th June: U11, U12, U13 & U14
Sunday 9th June: U7, U8, U9, U10, U15 & U16
U7 & U8 play 5-a-side fun-day (max 10 players per team) U9 play 7-a-side competition (max 10 players)
U10 to U14 play 6-a-side competition (max 8 players) U15 & U16 play 5-a-side competition (max 8 players)
Entrance fee is £40 per team
Closing date for entry: Friday 17th May 2019
Places are allocated on a strict 1st come 1st served basis, therefore please book early to avoid disappointment. Please provide a valid email address and phone number on the entry form any further information will be emailed approx. 1 week before the tournament.
Throughout the weekend, there will be hot & cold food / drinks, side stalls, bouncy castle and limited on-site parking facilities
You can find the Registration Invitation here please feel free to download it to use as your application.
Please send a cheque payable to “Worthing Dynamos FC” [please write your club name & age group on the back] Send completed entry form plus payment for the attention of: Mrs Vic Sudds, 35 Meadow Way, Ferring, West Sussex BN12 5LD
To pay electronically, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the account details
If you have any questions, please contact via the email above or call on
Please remember this weekend is a celebration of youth football, and competitive fair play is expected from players, managers and spectators, we would ask that you respect the following:
Physical or Verbal Abuse of Player, Coaches, Referees and other Spectators is not
Bad Language is also not acceptable and not welcome.
The game is for the players to enjoy, please cheer and shout by all means but
only to encourage them fully and set a good example for them to follow.
Remember this is about their ambition, not yours!
Please respect the decisions of the referees, without them there would be no tournament. The committee of Worthing Dynamos FC will back the referees in their decisions.
For the safety of the players and to assist the referees would all club officials and spectators please keep a safe distance from the touchline during the matches.
If you have any problems during the day, please visit the control point, which can be found in the Score Tent.
You will find a range of drinks and refreshments on offer in the tent next to the club house.
the clubhouse kitchen will be open both days offering full English breakfast, baguettes, sandwiches, chips etc and the bbq will be open from 10am for burgers and sausages.
alcoholic drinks can be purchased from within the clubhouse bar.
We will also have an ice cream van and a bouncy castle on site.
Once again we are indebted to Worthing Rugby Club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities. Please use the litter-bins, and the black sacks provided to each team to keep the ground tidy and respect the property of Worthing Rugby Club.
Please do not go beyond the perimeter of the Rugby Club,
as this is Private Property, so please KEEP OUT.
For your own safety please keep out of any fenced or roped off areas.
BBQ's are allowed but should be kept away from the pitches and must
be supervised by an adult at all times until extinguished. please note that BBQs must be kept off the floor to avoid damage to the grass and if they are the single use variety, properly disposed of when cooled down.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
We all like to take photos/videos on the day, however, please check that the
parents of the opposition and indeed your own team, have no objections.
The tournament for the Under 7s & Under 8s will be a FIVE-A-SIDE FUN DAY, maximum of 10 players per squad, ALL players will receive a tournament memento.
The tournament for the Under 9s will be SEVEN-A-SIDE, maximum of 10 players per squad.
Trophies will be presented to the winners and runners up.
The Under 10s, U11s, U12s, U13s and U14s will be SIX-A-SIDE, maximum of 8 players per
squad. Trophies will be presented to the winners and runners up.
Trophies will be presented to the winners and runners up
Note: The Under 7s - U10s teams must play by Mini Soccer Laws including the retreat to the half way line.
The Under 15s and 16s will be playing FIVE-A-SIDE, maximum of 8 players per squad.
Trophies will be presented to the winners and runners up.
RULES OF COMPETITION
Managers must report to the score tent before 9.30 am and hand in their team sheets. The competition will be open to those players who are eligible by their date of birth to play in their respective age groups in the 2018-2019 season. Any team found to be fielding an over age player will be disqualified from the tournament. A player can only register and play for one team.
The Tournament is sanctioned by Sussex County FA and the rules will be based on the laws governing the game of Association & Small Sided Football.
(Rules for small sided football can be found on Sussex County F A website:)
With the following exceptions:
A) There will be no offside.
B) At all free kicks & corners the opponents must stand at least 3 metres away.
C) Once the goalkeeper has the ball in his hands in open play he MUST distribute the ball by means of throwing or rolling it out to a teammate. Once released from his hands the goalkeeper cannot play the ball again until touched by another player
This rule does not apply to U7's, U8's and U9'S.
D) Goal Kicks:
U7's, U8's and U9's will be taken from the edge of the penalty box.
U10's to U16s will be taken from the goal line and within 2m of the goal.
E) Scoring :- 3 Points for a win 1 point for a draw.
Any team failing to complete a match will forfeit the points to their opponents and a score of 0-0 will be used in completing the league table
This does not apply to U7's and U8's
All matches will be of 10 minutes duration- 5 minutes each way with an interval of no more
than 1 minute. In the event of a draw in the semi-finals or finals, extra time of 3
minutes each way will be played. If the scores remain level the match will be decided by
penalty kicks in accordance with the International Board as set out in the laws of the game.
For all age groups the rolling substitution rule will apply, providing the referee is
informed before any change is made, and said change is made during a stoppage in play.
Home teams (1st named team on fixture list) will kick off and also provide match ball: Size 3 for U7's - U10's. Size 4 U11's –U14's. Size 5 U15's and 16's.
All teams will be required to have a change of colour. Away team (2nd named team on fixture) to change if in the opinion of the referee there is a colour clash.
The referees' decision relating to the laws of the game will be final.
Teams are to assemble by the pitch at least 1 minute before the appointed kick off time.
In the event of a team not turning up, the match will be awarded to the opponents.
The winning team will collect the score-card from the referee and take to the score tent. In the event of a draw, the first named team will do this. A lost score-card will result in the game being declared null and void.
In the event of two teams finishing on equal points, then goal difference will decide, If this is
equal then goals scored will count. If still equal then the result when the teams played each
other will decide. If this game was drawn then penalty kicks shall be taken in accordance with Rule 2.
All participating teams must be affiliated to SCFA or a County Association.
All cups/trophies remain the property of Worthing Dynamos FC and must be returned
engraved with the winner's name to Worthing Dynamos FC by 31 March 2019
All questions of eligibility, qualification of players, and interpretation of the tournament
rules should be referred to the Tournament Chairman.
Clubs have the right of appeal to Sussex County F A in respect of decisions of the
The use of temporary time suspensions and the exclusion of a player arising from the issuing of a red card are the recommended disciplinary sanctions for use in small-sided football. Match officials should employ the use of temporary timed suspensions (blue cards) in all cases traditionally regarded as cautionable offences.
Referees shall also have the discretion to use a second 'blue card' and a further period of suspension for a second minor offence rather than a second blue card automatically resulting in a red card and permanent expulsion.
The options for a match official imposing disciplinary sanctions are therefore;
Player shown a blue card and temporarily suspended from play
Player issued with a discretionary second blue card and temporarily excluded from play
Player issued with a red card and permanently excluded from play
A blue card offence should always be accompanied by a temporary suspension from play.
The period of timed suspension in Small Sided Football shall be two minutes. The release of players from a temporary suspension should be at the direction of the Referee.
Temporary Timed Suspensions – Procedures:
A player temporarily suspended from play will be shown a blue card by the Referee and informed that he/she shall be suspended from play for two minutes.
The player is obliged to leave the playing area and remain in a designated 'sin bin' area for the required suspension time. Suspended players should remain in the area where they can be seen by the referee and adjacent to team officials and substitutes.
A player will be informed as to the end of a period of suspension by the referee and invited to rejoin the game.
Temporary Timed Suspensions:
A player is shown the blue card and temporarily excluded from play if they commit any of the following offences:
C1 is guilty of unsporting behaviour
C2 shows dissent by word or action
C3 persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
C4 delays the restart of play
C5 fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick, kick-in,
free kick or goal clearance.
C6 enters or re-enters the playing area without the referee's permission or infringes the
C7 deliberately leaves the playing area without the referee's permission outside of a
substitution Exception to the use of 'Blue Cards' and Temporary Timed Suspensions
If 2 Blue cards are given to an individual the player will be shown a red card and dismissed from the game (A player who has been shown 2 Blue Cards is not excluded from the Tournament)
A player is sent off and shown the red card if they commit any of the following offences
1. S1 is guilty of serious foul play
2. S2 is guilty of violent conduct
3. S3 spits at an opponent or any other person
4. S4 denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by
deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty
5. S5 denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
6. S6 uses offensive, insulting or abusive language
A player who has been sent off may not take any further part in the game nor may they sit on the substitutes' bench, where provided.
many thanks to all our sponsors this year, who include:
One Resourcing, Airport Recruitment Specialists
Sussex County Windows