Football St George delivers Winter Football Competitions in MiniRoos, Junior, and Senior leagues. All competitions commence in April, concluding in August / September annually.

MINROOS

MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4 to 11 years.

The nation-wide initiative incorporates small sided games of 4v4 (U5, U6 & U7), 7v7 (U8 & U9), and 9v9 (U10 & U11).

Football St George offers competitions in separate girls and mixed divisions (boys and girls), in age grades U5 through to U11.

JUNIORS 

Junior Leagues are offered for players of all abilities, aged 12 to 18 years.

U12 competitions incorporate small sided 9v9 games, with all other age grades playing the traditional 11v11 format.

Football St George offers competitions in separate girls and boys divisions, in age grades U12 through to U18.

SENIORS

Senior Leagues are offered for players of all abilities, in All Age (players need to be at least 16 years of age) and Over Age (Women’s over 30, Men’s over 35 and 45) competitions.

The pinnacle Senior Leagues for men and women in the region are known as the Football St George Premier Leagues. All Senior Leagues are played in an 11v11 format, with the exception of the Women’s over 30 competition, which is played in a 9v9 format.

UNCOVERED MATCHES

At times, there are not enough referees to officiate all matches. Where there is no referee coverage, the clubs are required to supply referees per the process outlined in the Football St George Competition Regulations.

The following link is updated on Thursday each week of the winter season, identifying which matches will not have referee coverage.

Competition Regulations

The Competition Regulations set out the rules by which winter football competitions are conducted by FSG. The Competition Regulations address;

  • Administration of the competitions (control of competitions, team nominations, team grading etc)
  • Technical Regulations (duration of matches, league formats, match scheduling, etc)
  • Eligibility and Registration (age eligibility, process for registration, ITCs, player borrowing rules etc)
  • Team Sheets and Results (digital team sheets and match data reporting)
  • Match Officials (referee appointments, duties, welfare, payments etc)
  • Equipment Regulations (basic playing equipment, items worn under the playing kit, jewellery, glasses, numbering, playing colours etc)
  • Awards (club championship, medals, trophies etc)

fixtures & results

Football St George uses the Dribl competition management system to view fixtures and results for all leagues.

Dribl integrates all areas of football management into one simple platform – game management, communication, analysis and statistics.

DEMERIT POINT SYSTEM

FSG has implemented a Demerit Point System (DPS) that replaces the schedule of fines in a strategic move to improve participant behaviour and experience. The DPS is comprised of two parts, Respect Demerit Points that relate to on-field conduct, and Leadership Points that relate to team administration.

Respect Demerit Points are applicable to all teams in Junior and Senior Competitions, and are accumulated by teams for offences including;

  • Red Cards issued to players in a team
  • Yellow Cards accumulated by a player in a team
  • Team Misconduct, where a players in a team are issued 5 or more cards in one match
  • Charges of Misconduct, where a players is found guilty of an offence by a Judicial Body
  • Abandoned matches

Teams that accumulate 50 Respect Demerit Points are issued a warning, then escalating fines and league table points deductions at 100 points, 200 points, and 300 points. A team that accumulates 500 points in a season is withdrawn from the competition.

Leadership Demerit Points are applicable to all teams in MiniRoos, Junior, and Senior Competitions, and are accumulated by teams for offences including;

• Not entering match scores on Dribl

• Not submitting digital team sheets before the match

• Forfeiting a match without notice

• Not appointing ground officials

• Breaching and FSG partnership obligation (such as not using the official match ball in Premier League women and Men)

Teams that accumulate 50 Leadership Points are issued a warning, then escalating fines and league table points deductions at 75 points, 100 points, and 150 points. A team that accumulates 250 points in a season is withdrawn from the competition.

The full details of the DPS are included in Schedule B of the FSG Competition Regulations