Teams

Details of the teams entered into the ASFA’s 46th season will be added to this page once they have signed up, paid their registration fee and been placed into a division. Anyone looking to register a team needs to contact spurs@asfa.co.nz before the end of February., 2020.

All team registrations must be paid no later than 5pm on Friday 17th April, 2020, unless other arrangements have been made with the ASFA Executive Committee. Non-payment of any registrations or backdated accounts by 1st July, 2020, may result in the team being expelled from the ASFA competition.

All teams permitted to participate in the ASFA competition must provide adequate changing facilities before and after every game at the chosen venue. Every effort must be made to secure a venue with changing facilities. it is compulsory for the top two tiers to provide these amenities. Venues must include changing rooms and showers that are able to be accessed before and after the fixture for both teams and referees.

It is the responsibility of the team to ensure facilities are readily available. 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. More details can be found within Regulation 1 of the ASFA Constitution.

Prior to the commencement of the season, all players must be registered on the Comet system run by AFF. Once the season is underway, new player registrations must be completed no later than 12am of the Sunday prior to participation in the intended game. Dispensation for this time frame will only be given for goalkeeper injuries.

Transfers between teams within an entity or club may only be made after approval from the Registrations Officer, prior to the player playing in the new team. More details can be found within Regulation 1 of the ASFA Constitution.

A team may register a current “Saturday” player as a guest player providing it has supplied all relevant details to the Registrations Officer prior to playing their first game. The match card must show the player as a guest of that team in any match in which he participates. 

Any player who has played in the Northern Regional Football League (NRFL) divisions which comprise of: NRFL Premier Division, NRFL 1st Division, NRFL 2nd Division (or corresponding level from another region) may not participate in any game under the control of the ASFA at any time within ten (10) days of them having played for their non-ASFA team. More details can be found within Regulation 1 of the ASFA Constitution.

Any team playing unregistered guest players, or players ineligible through having played in an NRFL team (or another regional equivalent) may face expulsion from the league.

In the Premiership and Championship, a maximum of 16 players, including up to 5 named substitutes may be recorded on the team card. A maximum of 14 players, including 3 substitutes, may be used during the match. A substituted player may not re-enter the field.

In competitions where rolling substitutes are permitted, League1 and lower, as deemed by the ASFA Executive Committee, a maximum of 18 players, including up to 7 named substitutes may be recorded on the team card. A maximum of 16 players, including 5 substitutes, may be used during the match unless agreed to in advance by both teams and with the agreement of the Referee. More details can be found within Regulation 1 of the ASFA Constitution.

Teams playing in the Over35s Masters competitions can register underaged players (aged 30-35), but are only allowed to have 3 underage players on their matchcard. All 3 of these players can be on the field of play at the same time.