Competition Rules 2016-2017
ESFA UNDER 18 INTER COUNTY TROPHY FOR BOYS
The rules stated below shall be in addition to those entitled “General Competition Rules”.
- ESFA Under 18 Inter County Trophy for Boys
The Trophy shall be offered for annual competition amongst the affiliated County Associations who provide over-statutory aged football for boys. 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 County Association, over the age of 16 years and under the age of 18 years at midnight between the previous 31st August and 1st September shall be allowed to take part in the competition. (Years 12 and 13)
4. THE COMPETITION
The draw 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 45 minutes each way. If it is deemed inadvisable to play for 90 minutes, the Secretaries of the competing teams and the Referee may decide that the duration of play shall be no less than 70 minutes (35 minutes each way).