2024 Competition Information
Season Start Dates:
The Senior Season starts on the weekend of 6th April for all Senior competitions excluding Southern League. Southern League will start on Easter weekend (29th March). The Senior Season finishes on the 7th September.
The Youth/Junior Season will start on the 27th April and finishes on the 7th September.
There will be no games played over the Easter holidays for most grades (with the exception of Southern League).
There will be no Games played over Kings Birthday weekend (except for various Cup fixtures).
Games will be played over Matariki weekend for most grades.
No Youth/Junior games are scheduled over the middle week of school holidays (13th/14th July)
For all end of season cup competitions, there will be outlined regulations that govern these. As a general rule of thumb, there will be NO extra time. If a draw after full time, then the game moves into a penalty shoot-out. (this does not apply to the English Cup and Reta Fitzpatrick Cup).
Junior and Youth Structure
For the 2023 season, Junior Grades will play in groups of 6 teams. Every 5 weeks (one round played) the grades will be shuffled with two teams moving up and two teams moving down in general, though sometimes this may only be one or up to three as appropriate for the teams. Groups may be split by geography. This may be different depending on the number of entries at each band.
Youth will generally be split into divisions of 6 teams; with teams playing each other once to finish the grading round, and then the divisions will be regraded to ensure teams are competing in the grade-appropriate for their ability.
We will assess these grades throughout the season and make changes when required to provide appropriate levels of football for all teams.
Junior Standings and Results are not shown on the website and only kept for internal grading purposes. Junior Fixtures will be available to view through the results/fixtures page on the website.
Youth Standings and Results will be available to view through the results/fixtures page on the website.
For the 2023 season, Senior Men's Divsion 3-9 will consist of 8 team leagues with a Mid-season promotion/relegation, this will generally be one team up & one team down however there is certain instances where we may promote/relegate multiple teams if we see fit. The New World Championship, Senior Men's Divison 1 & Senior Men's Division 2 will have no mid-season promotion/relegation.
Southern League and New World Premierships have five substitutions from five substitute players that can be made across 'three oppourtunities.' does not include halftime.Women's South Island Qualifying League has five substitutions from five substitute players that can be made across 'five oppourtunities.'New World Championship Women's & Men's, Div 1 to Div 9 Leagues & Women's Sunday League have rolling substitutes from seven substitute players. Substituions can be made at a stoppage in play.
Masters have unlimited rolling substitutes.
Youth & Junior:
13th,14th,15th & 17th Boys Canterbury Development League(s) will have rolling substitutions from seven substitutions that can be made across 'three oppourtunities' that does not include halftime.
All other youth & junior grades will have rolling substitutions from seven substitute players. Substitutions can be made at a stoppage in play.
Temporary Dismissals will be in place for any yellow card related to dissent in the following competitions:Men's New World Premiership, Men's New World Championship, Boys Schools Premier XI, CSSL Division 1.
In the Men's New World Premiership, Men's New World Championship & CSSL Divison 1, the length of the temporary dismissals will be 10 minutes.
In the Boys Schools Premier XI the length of the temporary dismissals will be 6 minutes.
2023 Competition Structure
Please note some individual grades may play at different times to above, e.g CUDL grades.
Post-Season Competition Meeting Minutes 2023