(U/9 - Colts) There is one Cup for each age group. Under 6,7 & 8’s do not play in
The normal rules of football applicable to the age group as played within E&DJSA
apply to this competition.
All teams in each age group are eligible to be in the competition for that age group
All winning teams move on to the next round of the competition with losing teams
Players are cup-tied to the team they originally played for in this competition.
Players who have played for a team in one age group of this competition cannot play
for another team or age group in this competition.
Teams who play ineligible players will forfeit that match and by default will drop
out of the competition.
Coaches can play their “best” team in this competition for the complete game as the
rule for each player playing 50% of any game does not apply to any Challenge Cup
Extra time appropriate to age groups
(U/9 - U/10) -In the event of there being no result at the end of the official period.
After an interval of five (5) minutes a further ten (10) minutes shall be played
consisting of two periods of five (5) minutes each way without further interval.
(U/11 - Colts) -In the event of there being no result at the end of the official
period. After an interval of five (5) minutes a further twenty (20) minutes shall
be played consisting of two periods of ten (10) minutes each way without further
In Challenge Cup Finals where no result has been obtained after extra time has been
played as outlined above
(U/9 - U/12) -In age groups up to and including U/12 the trophy shall be shared
by the competing teams under conditions previously agreed.
(U/13 - Colts) -For teams U/13 and above a penalty competition will be played as
per rules laid down by FIFA.
(Rounds 1-3) - The home club shall be responsible for the the set up of the pitch
with line marking, corner flags and proper fitting nets if available.
(Semi Finals & Final) - The club/s or organisation being allocated the provision
of grounds shall be responsible for the the set up of the pitch with line marking,
corner flags and proper fitting nets if available.