Football

2020 Boys Convener - Tim Alimbakis (Grays Point PS)

2020 Boys Assistant Convener - Michael Brown (Gymea North PS)

2020 Girls Convener - Brittany Wymer (Grays Point PS)

The NSW Department of Education Term 3 Learning Guidelines states that school sporting activities, including competitions aligned with current health advice are permitted to take place from the beginning of Term 3.

In accordance with this advice, Cronulla Zone PSSA inter-school sport is scheduled to recommence on Friday 14 August 2020. Please be aware that the guidelines also clearly state that non-essential adults are still not permitted on school grounds or at school events. We kindly ask that all parents, grandparents and carers (i.e. all spectators) do not attend PSSA matches at any of the venues until such time as this advice changes. School staff will be instructed to cease any inter-school game should it become necessary due to unauthorised attendance.

We thank all members of Cronulla Zone PSSA sporting community for their ongoing support and look forward to welcoming back family spectators at some stage in the future.

2020 Zone Trials Boys & Girls Tuesday 10th March 

 

Soccer is offered to students (girls and boys) in years 3-6 during Term 2 PSSA sport.

 

Refereeing

It is the responsibility of the teacher attending the PSSA Soccer games to referee one half of the Junior game and one half of the Senior game. If for some reason the teacher accompanying the soccer team cannot referee for a game (e.g. a casual is replacing the usual soccer teacher) the opposing school MUST be contacted to ensure that the teacher from the opposition is happy to referee both games. Parents are not to be used to referee. Permission to use someone who is not a teacher as a referee for any week must be sought from one of the Soccer Conveners or one of our PSSA Presidents.

 

Soccer boots

This year we will again be running the soccer competition under the "Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport in Schools" document. All players MUST wear soccer boots and shin pads. If a student forgets their boots they will need to borrow from their own school or unfortunately miss the game. The goalkeeper must also wear boots and a different coloured top to his/her team.

 

Soccer Balls

All schools must provide a size 4 match ball of a reasonable condition to be used for the match.

 

Venues

The fields allocated are those we were able to secure the use of through the Sutherland Shire Council Ground Allocation document. Please understand there are a lot of schools involved. We realise some matches are not ideally placed. Please see the image description of each field if you are at a venue with more than one pitch.

 

Goal posts

We are aware that the absence of goal posts at many grounds the last few years caused a great deal of  frustration. Unfortunately, this situation is likely to be the same this year. We have been informed by Sutherland Shire Council that clubs have been specifically requested by the Football Association not to provide goal posts for school competitions due to insurance concerns.

 

We realise that this creates some major issues for our competition. Schools will on many occasions be resorting to using bags, witches’ hats or bins as their goal posts. If you have been involved in the Auskick program and have the small AFL posts, you may like to take these.

 

Teachers will also be placed in a difficult situation as far as judging whether a goal has been scored or not. You will need to discuss this issue with the opposing teacher before the game starts and rely on each other’s professionalism.

Results

The results for your games must be sent to the convenor by Friday of the week following the game. Failure to do so will result in a draw being declared. Please include the division the result is coming  from as there are schools with multiple teams. Please be vigilant in sending results.

 

Results should be sent as follows:

Division number

Your school name vs. opposition school

Junior Score (winning school name)

Senior Score (winning school name)

 

Game times

Matches should start as soon as possible after 1.00pm to allow a break for half time and between games.

Juniors play 15 minutes each way.

Seniors play 20 minutes each way

Teams arriving after 1.00pm will forfeit the junior match and play whatever time is remaining as a friendly. The senior match should run as scheduled.

 

Rule reminders

Corners can be taken anywhere along the by-line up to the corner of the 18-yard box in both Junior and Senior games with the exception of senior division 1 teams who must play a corner from the corner of the field.

Goal kicks can be taken from anywhere within the penalty box (usually  from the edge of the area).