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Appointments for MONDAY (updated) - PDF
Ver 5 30th April 5.09pm
State Carnival Referee Information - PDF
STATE CARNIVAL 2023
Referee Emergency Contact Dave Logan 0418 995 452
The referee’s area is located on the ground floor of the main stadium off Sportsman Parade.
Access to the referee’s area in the stadium will be available from 6:30am both days.
For matches in the first cycle, a briefing will be conducted in the referee area at 8am. For those allocated to the second and subsequent rotations, there will be repeat briefing at 9.45am. It is essential that all referees attend one of these briefings.
Players in this competition are not permitted to wear jewellery of any description (including wedding bands). This also includes jewellery taped over and rubber bands around the wrist. In the same manner match officials must not wear any item of jewellery, with the exception of wrist watches, whilst they are officiating.
Changes to Appointments
If you have to withdraw from matches any later than Wednesday night, you must contact the Referees Coordinator (Dave Logan – 0418 995 452) via phone. Do not use email in this circumstance.
If you need to change any appointments on the day (for reasons such as injury or illness) please contact the coordinator at the field. Do not simply make your own arrangements.
Where it is possible to do so, we’ll send our referees in black so we all look the same. We’ll have a few spare black shirts available at the referee area. Please note that one S.C team plays in a black strip, so an alternative colour should be worn when these teams are involved. If you have no alternative colour, please borrow a shirt at the referee hub.
Players may wear their club skins during all matches. The club skins may not match the Zone playing strip, but this is acceptable for this tournament. This includes undershorts and undershirts.
Where you feel it appropriate, you may warn a dissenting player to desist his/her dissenting words or actions HOWEVER, no player is to be given a second warning for dissent. Where you need to intervene with dissent and issue a yellow card, the player MUST be subject to a temporary dismissal (“sin bin”). The player may sit on the sub bench until his/her time is completed and the referee (or the AR1 if the referee chooses to delegate this function to the AR1) may allow the player to return. Any subsequent dissent from that player would result in a second yellow card and a dismissal. ALL referees, please be consistent in the application of this instruction. “Sin bin” will be 5 minutes in all divisions.
There can only be one manager and one coach plus substitute players in the technical area. You may ask ground officials to enforce this or you may ask any other person to leave the area. Obviously, the exceptions to this rule are the presence of medical personnel, a ground official and a referee coach/assessor. LOTG apply to team officials in the Tech Area, so where dissent or other misconduct comes from that area, warn in the first instance, tell in the second and send in the third.
Normal football rules (i.e. the LOTG) INCLUDING offside, will apply to under 10 games
Short corners apply for Under 10 and 11 fixtures, i.e. 25 metres from the centre of the goal. These corners should be marked.
Match Cards, Scores and Discipline
Both teams participating in each match are required to complete a Match Card prior to the commencement of any match.
Match cards will be “paper” versions NOT electronic at this carnival.
10. Match Details
U10, U11, U12 2 x 20 min halves / 5 min half time break
U13, U13G, U14, U16B 2 x 25 min halves / 5 min half time break
U18/SM, U16G/SW 2 x 30 min halves // 5 min half time break
10 min between games on each field
Y1 Unsporting Behaviour (including dangerous play)
Y2* Dissent by Word or Action
Y3 Persistent Offences
Y4 Delaying the Restart of Play
Y5 Failure to Respect Distance when Play Restarted with a Dropped Ball, Corner
Kick, Free Kick or Throw in
Y6 Entering, Re-entering or Deliberately Leaving the Field of Play without the
Send Off Codes
R1 Serious Foul Play
R2 Violent Conduct
R3 Biting or spitting at someone
R4 Denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by a
R5 Denying a goal or obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent whose
overall movement is towards the offender’s goal by an offence punishable by a
R6 Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
R7 Receives a second caution in the same match