U11 Festival of Football Rules And Regulations


Players must be born on or after 1st January 2010 and on or before 31st December 2011 (eligible for U10 & U11’s grades) and have been registered players of a club affiliated to a Federation of New Zealand Football.

All players must have been registered with their club in the 2021 season. The Tournament Committee’s preference is for all players to be registered with the same club entering the tournament but will consider up to two guest players on application. The application is to be sent to info@ellersliefootball.org.nz prior to submitting the team list and include permission from the guest player’s club.

The 13 players submitted on the signed team list prior to arrival will take part in both days of the tournament.

Only in extreme circumstances will the Tournament Committee consider a replacement for any members of the 13 playing squad.

Dispensations for players outside of the above criteria to be considered by the Tournament Committee. The Committee’s decision is final.


The winners and runners-up of the Championship, Plate and Bowl finals will all receive medals recognizing their finals achievement with a trophy presented to the winning teams.

Other prizes will be awarded for Fair play team award, Sportsmanship awards for male and female players, along with spot prizes.

Postponement Date and Cancellation Notice

There is no ability to postpone the event so if games are cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, there will be a revised format provided on the day advised by the Tournament Committee.

Fair Play and NZF Code of Conduct

This is a youth tournament, and as much as winning is important, so are the values that come from playing sport in a team environment.

The Club Committee ask that all coaches, spectators and players respect the Referee and their decisions at all times. This courtesy also extends to the opposing team and supporters.

Any incidents where it is deemed that the NZF Code of Conduct has been breached will be viewed in a serious manner.

No coaching from on the field or from the team’s assistant referee.

All support and encouragement must be from the areas behind the barriers - no non essential people are to enter the playing arena's