Fixtures

Kick-off times and grounds can change and postponements are not uncommon. Always check ASFA Facebook page on a Sunday morning.

It is recommended that an official of the home team contact an official of the away team to confirm all details. It is recommended that an official of the away team contact an official of the home team on the day of the match to re-confirm the fixture.

A maximum of one requested postponement is permitted per team, per season. Teams may only request a postponement so long as it is submitted no less than 10 days prior to the scheduled kickoff. Requests to postpone a fixture after this time may not be granted by the ASFA Executive Committee. Postponements may be granted at late notice in extreme circumstances. The ASFA Executive Committee reserves the right to deny any requests submitted at its own discretion.

All teams permitted to participate in the ASFA competition must provide adequate changing facilities. Failure to provide adequate facilities may result in the ASFA finding suitable facilities and billing the team for these facilities on a weekly basis until the team finds suitable facilities. Grounds without suitable changing facilities and showers may be overlooked as a home venue by the ASFA Executive Committee.

No team may change the kick off time of its own accord under any circumstances. A request to change the fixture time must be submitted in writing to the ASFA Executive Committee no later than 4 days prior to the scheduled kickoff time. Teams changing fixture times without written consent from the ASFA Executive Committee will default the fixture and may incur a monetary fine. If both teams agree to a new fixture time and/or venue, without the consultation of the ASFA Executive Committee, the fixture may be deemed as null and void. In this case, the fixture will be rescheduled at the next available date. Should the fixture not be able to be played, it will be recorded as a 0 – 0 draw.

No team may postpone, cancel or transfer a fixture. If a fixture is postponed without the consultation of the ASFA Executive Committee, one, or both teams may be defaulted for the fixture, recorded as a 3-0 loss, lose 3 competition points, and may incur a monetary fine. A request to change the venue must be submitted in writing to the ASFA Executive Committee no later then 4 days prior to the fixture. Changing a fixture without the consent of the ASFA Executive Committee may result in the home team
being defaulted and a monetary fine.

If a field closure should occur an official from the home team must contact the Fixtures and Results Officer at the earliest convenient time for an alternate ground. Should an alternate ground be available, reasonable notice to both teams must be given and, if necessary, the commencement of play delayed by no more than 1 hour to allow travelling time to the ground and field preparation time.

The playing pitch shall be prepared (with posts, nets and corner posts) and available for inspection by the referee
no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled kick-off time.

All league matches will have a normal duration of 90 minutes, comprised of two equal halves. No result will be recorded if less than 70 minutes of cumulative play has elapsed. Should play be stopped for any reason, the decision to suspend play for any time, or abandon the match shall be at the sole discretion of the referee. The referee is the sole judge of time. Match results will be recorded as being the score at the end of scheduled play, subject to any appeals and protests being upheld by the Executive Committee.