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League Rules

Please see the link below for our 2017/18 league rules.

HRJFL cup rules 2017/18

For your guidance the league is reminding you of cup rules for this season. These are published in the document archive at the foot of the page. We are also publishing clarification on rules in the event of a draw at Full Time.

Rules for our cup competitions in the event of a draw.

1) Matches played to standard league match rules (duration, number of players, pitch & goal sizes, laws of play)

2) If the match ends in a draw at full time.
Two equal periods of extra time shall be played with the teams changing ends at half-time (of extra time)
    •    U10 7v7: 15 mins (2 x 7.5 mins)
    •    U12 & U14 9v9: 20 mins (2 x 10 mins)

3) If at the end of extra time the tie is still drawn: Penalties: 5 x nominated kickers each team

4) If after 5 penalties each the tie is still drawn:

Sudden Death Knockout:
The remaining players in each team who were on the field of play at the final whistle of extra time take part in a sudden death penalty shoot-out
The winner being the team being one goal ahead after the same number of penalties have been taken.
Once the remaining players have each taken a penalty the players from the original 5 nominated kickers can take part again, and so on until a result is achieved.

5) Reporting Scores
Please report the score at full time (or extra time) via TXT message (as usual) and if the result is decided on penalties plea email these to league admin ( clearly stating the fixture (age group, teams), date, and scores at full-time, AET and penalties as appropriate.

FA Guidelines on concussion

Concussion guidelines outline clear message – ‘If in doubt, sit them out’

Footballers who sustain a suspected concussion, either during training or in a game, should immediately be removed from the pitch and not allowed to return, until the appropriate treatment has been administered. That is the message at the heart of new guidelines launched today by The FA for managing head injuries at all levels of the game.

Available as both a free-to-download digital document and online resource via The FA and County FA websites, the guidance is based on evidence and best practice from around the world, and includes key information on how a concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to a player’s safe return to football. 

The advisory guidelines have been designed for those who manage head injuries in professional and grassroots football - from clubs and schools, to parents and doctors.

To download The FA’s Concussion Guidelines document in full, please click here or alternatively, please visit to access our online resource.


Do you need to apply to postpone your game? Click here to send an email.

Referee marking

Please see the link below for our guidance if you have to score a referee.

Match observers

Please see the link below for our application form if you feel the need to have an observer at your game.

Complaints procedure

Please see the link below for our complaints procedure. Should you wish to make a formal complaint please follow the procedure in this document.