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5-a-side soccer

  • Application form

  • The 5-a-side soccer social league runs for 10 weeks from 16th September. Finals will take place on the week o f 25th November.

    Time: Mon-Fri, 10am-12 / 3pm-5pm

    • Register at Sports Centre reception.
    • Registration deadline Friday 13th September @12noon.
    • Entry fee €60 per team.
    • If you register the team you are the contact – be prepared for responsibility!
    • Winning team captain mails the result after each game.
    • All team members must be current students with a valid TCD student card.

    Social league rules

    • Games will commence on the hour and finish on the hour.
    • Teams can consist of a max of 10 players and a min of 5 players, all to be listed on the registration form.
    • If a team has not turned up by 15 minutes after the hour the other team is awarded the points.
    • 3 points will be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.
    • All games (League 1) will be played on Botany Bay all weather pitch unless rearranged and agreed by both teams.
    • Rise & Shine league games will take place in the main hall.
    • Collect an access token and ball form the sports centre reception before your game.

    Playing rules

    • Goalkeepers are only allowed to give the ball out to another player through hands.  The goalkeeper may only kick the ball if it is in the course of making a save.
    • There are no offside rules.
    • Headers are not allowed.
    • Charging/sliding tackles are not allowed.
    • Any serious fouls should result in an indirect fee kick.
    • Players must use Futsal Ball ONLY. Provided by the Sports Centre
    • Play ball within boundaries of sidelines and end lines. Goalkeeper may only handle ball inside goal semi circle.
    • Ball kicked (not thrown) back into play, cannot score goal from direct
    • ‘kick in’. Opponent must be 3 metres away. Same for free kicks. The entire ball must be over line.
    • Keep ball at ground level as far as possible. Futsal balls are specially weighted.
    • No high ball, head height rule applies at ALL TIMES.
    • 5 v 5 recommended team size. No contact as far as possible.
    • Unlimited substitutions
    • Play two halves of 30mins.
    • Goalkeeper throws ball back in play from wide ball.
    • Penalty awarded for foul inside semi circle only. Taken from semi circle line centred on goal.