Competition Rules 2016-2017
ESFA UNDER 16 INTER COUNTY TROPHY (BOYS & GIRLS)
The rules stated below shall be in addition to those entitled “General Competition Rules”.
- ESFA Under 16 Inter County Trophy for Boys
- ESFA Under 16 Inter County Trophy for Girls
The Trophies shall be offered for annual competition amongst the affiliated County Associations who provide football for boys and girls. Welsh County Associations, with the permission of the Welsh Schools’ FA, may apply to enter the competition.
3. ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Only bona-fide scholars receiving full-time education in accordance with the Education Acts, who are on the roll of a school affiliated to the ESFA. Boys should be over the age of 15 years and under the age of 16 years at midnight between the previous 31st August and 1st September shall be allowed to take part in the competition. (Year 11). Girls should be over the age of 14 years and under the age of 16 years at midnight between the previous 31st August and 1st September shall be allowed to take part in the competition. (Year 10 & 11).
4. THE COMPETITIONS
The draws will be published on the ESFA website (www.esfa.co.uk) and will be arranged so that the travelling by the away team is kept to a minimum.
5. DURATION OF MATCHES
The duration of each match shall be 40 minutes each way. If it is deemed inadvisable to play for 80 minutes, the Secretaries of the competing teams and the Referee may decide that the duration of play shall be 70 minutes (35 minutes each way).