HW Cup - Football

Tournament Schedule
4th November, Sunday
Venue: TBD
Rules & Regulations

Team Requirements (11 v 11)

  • Each team can register a minimum of 11 players with a maximum of 16 players.

  • Each player may only play for one team.

  • The matchday squad of 16 can be changed for every league match only.

  • For semi-finals and final matches, teams will need to register players with HWUMSA before hand and no changes are allowed on matchday.

  • On matchday, team will need to have a minimum of eight (8) players 15 minutes before start of scheduled match.

  • Team that fails to meet above requirement, and arrives later than 15 minutes from starting time can be disqualified.


  • Appropriate football shoes to be worn by players in play at all times.

  • Each outfield players in a team has to wear house jersey.

  • Goalkeeper: Jersey colour should be different than the colours of the 4 house jersey (red, blue, green, yellow).

Game Rules

  • Usual FIFA Football Rules and Regulations applies.

  • For league game, each half will be 20 minutes long with 5 minutes half time break. (25-10-25)

  • For semi-final games, each half will be 20 minutes long with 5 minutes half time break. If the score is level after full time, match will go straight to penalty shoot-out. Penalty shoot-out for semi-final will be with the format of 5 players and then sudden death. (30-10-30)

  • For final and 3rd place playoff game, each half will be 25 minutes long with 5 minutes half time break.Match will go to penalty shoot-out if score is still level. Penalty shoot-out for final will be with the format of 5 players and then sudden death. (25-5-25-1-5-1-5-Pen)

  • Substitute

    1. Rolling substitution.

    2. Only sub when there is stop in play and referees approved.

  • Referees’ decisions are final.

League Format

  • 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 point for a defeat.

  • If points are level, goal difference and then goal scored will be taken into account.

Semi Final

  • 1st place in league will play 4th place team, 2nd placed team to play 3rd place team.


Final/3rd Place Playoff

  • Winner of semi- finals will play each other in the final.

  • Losers of semi-finals to play in 3rd place playoff.


  • Any behavioural misconduct won’t be tolerated by the organisers or the referees and may result in the team being disqualified.

Format & Pairings
11 v 11 with 5 substitution
Qualifier Matches: League
Qualifiers Pairing
QualifierMatch 1
Match 2
Match 3
Match 4
Match 5
Qualifier Match 6
Seeding Results
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
*Seeding Result will determine pairing for Semi Finals
Semi Finals Pairing
Third Placing Match
Semi Finals 1
Semi Finals 2
Team Lineup will be posted before the tournament