2022 Futsal Opens Season Kicks off on Feb 22nd

Futsal is fast, played indoors on a hard court, it’s great for player skill and technique development – with an emphasis is on creative improvisation.

Its the perfect way to stay fit, enhancing your skill level for the winter outdoor competitions.


Competition Draw

Rules of the game

LAW I – Scoring/Point System.

  • Win – 3 points
  • Draw – 1 point
  • Forfeit Win – 3 points (3 nil win)
  • Forfeit Loss – Zero points (3 goal loss)



LAW 2 – The Ball.

Size #4, official Futsal ball

LAW 3 – Number of Players.

Minimum Number of Players to Start the Match: five (5), one of whom shall be a goalkeeper

Maximum Number of Substitutes: five (5) (max of 10 players per roster)

Substitution Limit: None

Substitution Method: “Flying substitution” (all players EXCEPT for the goalkeeper enter and leave as they please; goalkeeper substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and with a referee’s consent). Please note that players must be completely off of the court before the substitutes can enters the court.

LAW 4 – Players’ Equipment.

Jerseys of the same colour (numbering optional), shorts, long socks, protective shin-guards, and footwear with rubber soles (indoor soccer shoes, running shoes ok).

LAW 5 – Main Referee.

Duties: Enforce the laws, apply the advantage rule, keep a record of all incidents before, during and after game, stop game when deemed necessary, caution or expel players guilty of misconduct, violent conduct, or other ungentlemanly behaviour, allow no others to enter the court, stop game to have injured players removed, signal for game to be restarted after every stoppage, decide that the ball meets with the stipulated requirements.

LAW 6 – Game Length – Clock Management.

Two equal periods of 20 minutes, with a 5 minute half time period.

FINALS – If tied in a finals match – the game goes straight to penalty kicks.

LAW 7 – Ball in and out of Play.

Kick-off must go FORWARD.  A goal can NOT be scored direct from kick-off.


Ball out of play: When it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline; when the ball hits the ceiling (restart: kick-in at the place closest to where the ball touched the ceiling).

Lines: Touchlines and goal lines are considered inside the playing area.


LAW 8 – Method of Scoring.

When the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line, between the goal posts and under the crossbar (except by illegal means).

LAW 9 – Fouls and Misconduct.

All incidences deemed as misconduct OUTSIDE OF THE PENALTY BOX will result in an Indirect free kick.

The ONLY time a direct free kick can be awarded is when a player intentionally commits any of the following offenses INSIDE THE PENALTY AREA.

  • kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
  • tripping an opponent
  • jumping at an opponent
  • charging an opponent in a violent or dangerous manner
  • charging an opponent from behind
  • striking or attempting to strike at an opponent · holding an opponent
  • pushing an opponent
  • charging an opponent with shoulder (i.e., shoulder charge)
  • sliding at an opponent (i.e., sliding tackle)
  • handling the ball (except goalkeeper)

Again PLEASE note ALL other incidences deemed as misconduct OUTSIDE OF THE PENALTY BOX will result in an Indirect free-kick.

Players shall be cautioned (i.e., warned first, then shown yellow card) when:

  • a substituting player enters the court from an incorrect position or before the player he is substituting has entirely left the court
  • he/she persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
  • he/she shows dissent with any decision of the referee
  • he/she is guilty of ungentlemanly conduct

These 4 yellow-card offenses are punishable by an indirect free kick taken from the point of infringement (or from the 6-meter line when the infringement takes place in penalty area).

Players shall be sent off (i.e., shown the red card) for:

(a) serious foul play
(b) violent conduct
(c) foul or abusive language
(d) the second instance of cautionable offense (i.e., second yellow card)
(e) intentionally impeding a clear goal opportunity (e.g. through a “professional foul”)
(f) intentionally impeding a clear goal opportunity in the penalty area by handling the ball

Direct free kicks (or penalty kicks) accompany the expulsion for(a), (b), (e) and (f); indirect free kicks, for (c) and (d) (from the 6-meter line when the infringement takes place in the penalty area).

Rules of Expulsion: The player sent off (shown a red card) is out for the rest of the game and is not even permitted to sit on the bench. The team in which received the red card can substitute for the red-carded player after 2 minutes has gone by. The individual who received the red card must sit out the following game. Any further suspension to be considered by management.

All players and spectators are bound by the SUFL Code of Conduct.  Referees may take action during the game for breaches of the code. Management may issue sanctions for reported breaches of the code (even if no action was taken at the time).

LAW 10 – Free Kick.

  • Types: indirect free kicks
  • Wall: At least 5 meters away until the ball is in play
  • Ball in Play: After it has travelled the distance of its own circumference
  • Time Limit: Kick must be taken within 5 seconds
  • Restriction: Kicker cannot touch the ball again until it has been touched by another player

LAW 11 – Penalty Kick.

To be taken from the penalty mark on the mid-point of the 6-m-line (free throw line).

The kicker is to aim at goal, with the intention of scoring.

All players must be out of the penalty area, and the players of the opposing team must also be at least 5 m from the penalty spot, outside of the key.

The kicker shall not play the ball a second time until it has been touched by another player.

LAW 12 – Kick-in.

To be taken in place of the throw-in.

The ball is placed on the touch line before kicking.

The kick-in must be taken within 5 seconds; if it is not, the kick-in is given to the opposing team.

The kicker cannot play the ball a second time until it has been played by another player, infringement of this rule entails an indirect free kick to the opposing from the point of infringement.

Players on the opposing team must be at least 5 m away from point of kick-in.

Cannot score directly from a kick-in.

LAW 13 – Goalkeeper Distribution.

No Punts or drop kicks will be allowed. Goal kicks or distribution from the keeper onto the opponent’s half may occur only if a) it touches your defensive side first or b) a field player has touched the ball. The ball must be thrown, rolled, or passed with feet on the ground on the own half.

The ball is not in play until it has passed outside of the penalty area. If the goal clearance is received inside of the penalty area, the goal clearance shall be taken over.

LAW 14 – Corner Kick.

Ball placed on the corner (no corner-kick arc). If the ball is misplaced, the corner kick is taken over.

Must be taken within 5 seconds; failure to do so entails indirect free kick to the opposing team from the corner mark.

The kicker cannot play the ball a second time until it has been played by another player; infringement of this rule entails an indirect free kick to the opposing from the point of infringement.

Players on the opposing team must be at least 5 m away from point of the corner kick.

A Player may score a goal directly from a corner kick.

LAW 15 – Penalty Kick Shoot-out.

Main referee decides the goal to be used.

Coin tossed to decide the order.

Five kicks to be taken by 5 different players selected from the total number of suited players. The captain or Coach of each team announces these 5 to the main referee before the kicks are taken.

If two teams are still tied after 5 kicks, the additional kicks will be taken on a sudden-death basis by the rest of the players who have not kicked yet.

Players sent off during the match are not eligible to take these kicks.

Any eligible player may change places with his goalkeeper.

Competition fixture

View the 2022 competition fixture below.

Competition Draw 

COVID updates

Updated advice for the Community Sport and Recreation Sector from the Chief Health Officer on the 19th August can be found here


The sustainability of community sport requires all of us to rise to these expectations, and we thank you in advance for your assistance.

For further clarification, please contact Graham Parsons sportunefl@une.edu.au 


SportUNE follows the guidelines of NSW Government and the University of New England

Please familiarise yourself with all COVID requirements before attending our facilities.


COVID Guidelines

COVID sign in

All teams and guests are required by law to sign in.

To ensure a COVID safe environment, all team members and guests are required to sign in to SportUNE Football League venues and associated locations.

How to complete the visitor log?

1) For EACH person attending our venue, scan the right-side QR code with the camera app of your Smartphone.
2) Go to the link contained in the QR code.
3) Fill in your details and press [Submit].
4) And done!

*If you do not have a smartphone a pen and paper sign-in sheet must be completed.

QR Code example

The name and contact details are being collected for the purpose of contact tracing in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case at this venue.

How secure is the personal information?
Your information will not be released to the public or shared with any third party except the government agency responsible to contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Please note each venue has a different QR code. That must be scanned when entering the venue.

Player Registration Fees

Player Registration Fees

  • Junior: $80 per player
  • Senior: $100 per player

Players wishing to play in a Junior and Senior team will incur an extra fee of $30.

Team Nominations close mid-February 2022.

How to register

Step 1 | Nominate your team

  • a team can be 5-9 players
  • you only need to nominate your team once.

Step 2 | Wait for the registration link

  • SportUNE will send the team manager (whoever nominated the team) an email with a link. This link will include a place for each team member to pay and register individually.

Step 3 | Team confirmation

  • This will be confirmed by SportUNE once each team member has paid.

Nominate your team

*Please note: Players must be nominated in a team before they are registered as a player.

Game locations

Futsal is played at SportUNE, simply enter the facility from the front entrance, sign in and the team will let you know which hall you’re playing in.



Competition dates & times

2022 competition details are still being finalised, and will depend on team nominations.

Likely dates are mid-late Feb to mid-late May.

Games will be played on mid-week afternoons / evenings.

Competition Times

  • Juniors (U12,U14, & U16) from 4pm
  • Seniors (Open, Women and Mixed) from 6pm


Age Groups

  • 12 Years – Boys and Girls (Born after Dec 31 2008)
  • 12 Years – Girls (Born after Dec 31 2008)
  • 14 Years – Boys and Girls (Born in 2007 and 2008)
  • 14 Years – Girls (Born in 2007 and 2008)
  • 16 Years – Boys and Girls (Born in 2006 and 2007)
  • 16 Years – Girls (Born in 2006 and 2007)
  • Opens
  • Women’s
  • Mixed

Team sizes

Futsal is a 5 a side game, however, you may have 9 people on your team.

Who can join the competition?

Our Futsal competition is open to the entire community!

What do you need to play?

At each match all players are required to have/wear;

  • Uniform
  • Shin pads
  • A water bottle

Contact details

For any other information about SportUNE Futsal please contact the managers;


Alan Gray
Mobile: 0401 642 583
Email: agray43@une.edu.au

Graham Parsons
Mobile: 0429 322 630
Email: gparson8@une.edu.au


Incident Report

All injury/incidents/near misses relating the SportUNE Football League, Twilight and Futsal competitions MUST be reported as soon as reasonably practicable.

For Insurance purposes, injury reports must be completed within 72 hours of the incident occurring.


Complete Incident Report

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