Match Day - Information

Ground Sizing

Match Duration & Football Size

Number of Players - Youth U12+

Number of Players - Junior 

The maximum number of players permitted to be entered on the team sheet is twenty-two (22

The maximum amount of players allowed on the playing surface at any time is: 
 All Youth Competitions – 18 (plus maximum 4 interchange)
 Under 17 Girls – 16 (plus maximum 6 interchange)
 Under 15 Girls – 16  (plus maximum 6 interchange)
 Under 13 Girls – 12 (plus maximum 4 interchange)

 

The minimum number of players in a team is as follows:
 All Youth Competitions – 14
 Under 17 Girls – 12
 Under 15 Girls – 12
 Under 13 Girls – 8 

 

Teams must have the same number of players on the field during a match. 

The maximum players on the playing surface at any time is: 
Under 8, 9 per side – 3 Forwards, 3 Centres, 3 Backs (unlimited interchange)
Under 9, 12 per side – 4 Forwards, 4 Centres, 4 Backs (unlimited interchange)
Under 10, 12 per side – 4 Forwards, 4 Centres, 4 Backs (unlimited interchange)
Under 11, 15 per side – 3 lines of 5 players (no Rucks or Rovers) (unlimited interchange)
Under 11 Girls, 9 per side – 3 Forwards, 3 Centres, 3 Backs (unlimited interchange)
 
All players are to rotate when being loaned to an opposing team.
 
All players in Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 Girls are to wear arm bands. Arm band colours are:
Forwards – Yellow
Centres – Blue
Backs – Red 

If player numbers are not equal, the team officials shall arrange the match so that each side has an equal number of players, not exceeding maximum player numbers.
 
All players must play the majority of each match in which they play regardless of whether they are "loaned” or not.

Match Day - youth Team Roles