Rules – Fill-ins and Timing
We understand that players cannot make games some weeks due to work, holidays and sickness etc, and we strongly encourage all players to offer their assistance if teams are short and need a helping hand.
However to make things fair for all teams, the following rules apply:
Team Members Required
Teams must have 4 original team members on court by the start of the 2nd quarter to constitute a match (maximum of 3 fill-ins allowed). If not, the team will LOSE ON FORFEIT. This does NOT mean they will lose their forfeit deposit. They only lose the deposit if a team is not fielded at all to play a match. If the game doesn’t start on time, the 2nd quarter starts when it usually would (i.e 10 mins after the scheduled start time).
For Example: Mel’s Team ( 3 Original members, 4 Fill in players) 35 beat Charlene’s Team 25. Charlene’s team will receive the 3 points for a win, Mel’s Team will receive 1 point for a Loss On Forfeit and the score recorded will be 15-0.
Fill-ins must ALWAYS play out of position
Any player filling in for another team must NOT play their usual position(s) or the one next to it. It doesn’t matter what grade you’re in or which day you play on (Mon or Weds). Playing up or playing down – no difference! No one can play their usual position (or one next to it) when filling in…ever!
Usually GS – can’t play GS or GA Usually GA – can’t play GS or GA
Usually WA – can’t play WA or C Usually C – can’t play C or WA (WD is ok)
Usually WD – can’t play C or WD Usually GD – can’t play GD or GK
Usually GK – can’t play GD or GK
If you’re usually GS or GK for your own team, you can’t play GS, GA, GK or GD as a fill in.
This applies across both nights – so if you’re a GS on Weds usually, you can’t fill in as GS/GAon Monday either.
If in doubt, don’t shoot!
For those players who say “But I play every position / lots of positions”…if that is the case, please DO NOT SHOOT for another team. GA and GS generally have the biggest impact on the score of the game, so please do NOT play them for any other team!
Semi and finals games
In addition to the above rule, on semi-final and finals weeks, A grade players cannot fill in for B grade teams, on either night.
Registered and paid for 2 teams
If a player is registered on and has paid for 2 teams, they are allowed to play their best position in both of those teams without fill-in rules applying.
Penalties for Teams Running Late
Teams have to have 5 players (including fill-ins) to start playing and the other team receive a goal a minute until the team has 5 players on the court.