Competitions

At Ipswich Futsal, we offer open gender social competitions to all age groups. When multiple divisions are present in an age group (i.e. seniors), we are able to grade our competitions to accommodate players of different skill and physical ability.

For our U6/7, U8/9 and U10/11 age groups, all games are non-competitive, meaning results aren’t publicly displayed. All other age groups/divisions are competitive, meaning match results will be published once the season proper starts.

REGO & FEE INFO

Senior Divisions Information

Senior A

Senior A will be the highest senior opens division, with the competition intended for high level futsal teams looking to pit themselves against the best teams Ipswich Futsal has to offer.

Senior B

Senior B is the second highest senior opens division, intended primarily for mid level teams and players, or mid-to-high level teams and players which aren’t quite Ipswich Futsal Premier League or Senior A level. For example, most mid division Metro outdoor teams will feel right at home in Senior B.

  • Night played: Monday
  • Potential kick off times: 6:30pm – 9:10pm
  • Friendlies start: Monday September 11
  • Season proper starts: Monday October 9
  • Holiday break: Tuesday December 12 – Sunday January 7
  • Normal fixtures end: Monday February 5
  • Grand final: Monday February 19
  • Public holidays/days off: Monday October 2
Senior B Tuesday

Senior B Tuesday is the equal second highest senior opens division, along with Senior B on Monday nights. The division is intended for those who cannot play in Senior B on Monday nights, but are above Senior C level. Some grading games may be played against teams that nominated for Senior C or Senior Social.

  • Night played: Tuesday
  • Potential kick off times: 5:50pm – 9:10pm
  • Friendlies start: Tuesday September 12
  • Season proper starts: Tuesday October 3
  • Holiday break: Wednesday December 13 – Monday January 8
  • Normal fixtures end: Tuesday February 6
  • Grand final: Tuesday February 20
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A
Senior C

Senior C, our third senior opens division, is our most popular division, well suited for a wide range of low-to-mid level teams. Usually there are enough teams in Senior C to split it into at least two separate divisions after grading games. Some grading games may be played against teams that nominated for Senior B Tuesday or Senior Social.

  • Night played: Tuesday
  • Potential kick off times: 5:50pm – 9:10pm
  • Friendlies start: Tuesday September 12
  • Season proper starts: Tuesday October 3
  • Holiday break: Wednesday December 13 – Monday January 8
  • Normal fixtures end: Tuesday February 6
  • Grand final: Tuesday February 20
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A
Senior Social

Senior Social, our fourth senior opens division, is well suited for those just starting out at futsal or football, or those looking for a far less competitive futsal experience. Some grading games may be played against teams that nominated for Senior B Tuesday or Senior C.

  • Night played: Tuesday
  • Potential kick off times: 5:50pm – 9:10pm
  • Friendlies start: Tuesday September 12
  • Season proper starts: Tuesday October 3
  • Holiday break: Wednesday December 13 – Monday January 8
  • Normal fixtures end: Tuesday February 6
  • Grand final: Tuesday February 20
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A
Senior C Friday

Senior C, our third senior opens division, is our most popular division, well suited for a wide range of low-to-mid level teams.

  • Night played: Friday
  • Potential kick off times: 6:30pm – 9:10pm
  • Friendlies start: Friday September 22
  • Season proper starts: Friday October 6
  • Holiday break: Saturday December 16 – Thursday January 11
  • Normal fixtures end: Friday February 9
  • Grand final: Friday February 23
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A

Junior Age Groups Information

U14/15 (DOB 2009 or 2008)

Competitive age group for players turning 14 or 15 in the year the competition starts (DOB 2009 or 2008). Currently only runs during summer season, but may be run over winter season as well if there is enough interest.

  • Night played: Thursday
  • Potential kick off times: 7:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Friendlies start: Thursday September 14
  • Season proper starts: Thursday October 5
  • Holiday break: Friday December 15 – Wednesday January 24
  • Normal fixtures end: Thursday February 8
  • Grand final: Thursday February 22
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A
U12/13 (DOB 2011 or 2010)

Competitive age group for players turning 12 or 13 in the year the competition starts (DOB 2011 or 2010). Currently only runs during summer season, but may be run over winter season as well if there is enough interest.

  • Night played: Monday
  • Potential kick off times: 5:10pm – 6:30pm
  • Friendlies start: Monday September 11
  • Season proper starts: Monday October 9
  • Holiday break: Tuesday December 12 – Sunday January 21
  • Normal fixtures end: Monday February 5
  • Grand final: Monday February 19
  • Public holidays/days off: Monday October 2
U10/11 (DOB 2013 or 2012)

Non-competitive age group for players turning 10 or 11 in the year the competition starts (DOB 2013 or 2012). Currently only runs during summer season, but may be run over winter season as well if there is enough interest.

  • Night played: Thursday
  • Potential kick off times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Friendlies start: Thursday September 14
  • Season proper starts: Thursday October 5
  • Holiday break: Friday December 15 – Wednesday January 24
  • Season ends: Thursday March 28
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A
U8/9 (DOB 2015 or 2014)

Non-competitive age group for players turning 8 or 9 in the year the competition starts (DOB 2015 or 2014). Currently only runs during summer season, but may be run over winter season as well if there is enough interest.

  • Day played: Saturday
  • Potential kick off times: 8:30am – 11:50am
  • Friendlies start: Saturday September 16
  • Season proper starts: Saturday October 7
  • Holiday break: Sunday December 17 – Friday January 26
  • Season ends: Saturday March 23
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A
U6/7 (DOB 2017 or 2016)

Non-competitive age group for players turning 6 or 7 in the year the competition starts (DOB 2016 or 2017). Currently only runs during summer season, but may be run over winter season as well if there is enough interest.

  • Day played: Saturday
  • Potential kick off times: 8:30am – 11:50am
  • Friendlies start: Saturday September 16
  • Season proper starts: Saturday October 7
  • Holiday break: Sunday December 17 – Friday January 26
  • Season ends: Saturday March 23
  • Public holidays/days off: N/A

 

Nights/Days Played

MondayTuesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
U12/13
Senior A/B
Senior B Tuesday
Senior C
Senior Social
U10/11
U14/15
Senior C FridayU6/7
U8/9

Potential Game Times

The following table gives a good indication of the range of possible kick off times in each division. These may vary depending on team numbers for each division.

CompetitionDayKick off Times
U12/13
Monday5:10pm-6:30pm
Senior A/B
Monday6:30pm-9:10pm
Senior B Tuesday
Tuesday5:50pm-9:10pm
Senior C
Tuesday5:50pm-9:10pm
Senior Social
Tuesday5:50pm-9:10pm
U10/11
Thursday5:00pm-7:00pm
U14/15
Thursday7:00pm-8:20pm
Senior C Friday
Friday6:30pm-9:10pm
U8/9
Saturday8:30am-11:50am
U6/7
Saturday8:30am-11:50am

Season Start & End Dates

Age Group/SeasonGrading/Friendly GamesSeason ProperHoliday BreakSeason End
Senior A/BMonday September 11Monday October 9Dec 12 – Jan 7Monday February 19
Senior B TuesdayTuesday September 12Tuesday October 3Dec 13 – Jan 8Tuesday February 20
Senior CTuesday September 12Tuesday October 3Dec 13 – Jan 8Tuesday February 20
Senior SocialTuesday September 12Tuesday October 3Dec 13 – Jan 8Tuesday February 20
Senior C FridayFriday September 22Friday October 6Dec 16 – Jan 11Friday February 23
U14/15Thursday September 14Thursday October 5Dec 15 – Jan 24Thursday February 22
U12/13Monday September 11Monday October 9Dec 12 – Jan 21Monday February 19
U10/11Thursday September 14Thursday October 5Dec 15 – Jan 24Thursday March 28
U8/9Saturday September 16Saturday October 7Dec 17 – Jan 26Saturday March 23
U6/7Saturday September 16Saturday October 7Dec 17 – Jan 26Saturday March 23

Age Groups

Age & Age Group Eligibility

A players age is based on how old the player will be on 31 December in the year in which the comp started.

  • Example:  If the season starts in October, and on 31 December in the year the season starts the player is aged 11, then the player will be in the U10/11 age group
Comps starting in 2023
Age GroupPlayer AgeYear of Birth
U6/76, 72017, 2016
U8/98, 92015, 2014
U10/1110, 112013, 2012
U12/1312, 132011, 2010
U14/1514, 152009, 2008
Youth16 – 202003 – 2007
Seniors &
Youth
16 and over2007 and older
Comps starting in 2024
Age GroupPlayer AgeYear of Birth
U6/76, 72018, 2017
U8/98, 92016, 2015
U10/1110, 112014, 2013
U12/1312, 132012, 2011
U14/1514, 152010, 2009
Youth16 – 202004 – 2008
Seniors &
Youth
16 and over2008 and older

Competition Rules

All Ipswich Futsal social competitions are run in accordance with the latest Ipswich Futsal Competition By-Laws & Regulations. You can view the full competition by-laws here.

The Ipswich Futsal Premier League has a different set of by-laws which you can view here.

Here’s all the important rules you need to know:

Player Registrations

All players who take the court must be registered on Squadi. Exemptions may only be granted if:

  • The player is a trialist, that is, playing their first game in the current registration period
  • The player has shown they are experiencing technical difficulties registering on Squadi

Fielding an unregistered player without a valid exemption will result in a 6-0 forfeit loss against the offending team.

Team Nominations

All teams must complete the team nomination form before taking the court. If the team nomination form is not working, the manager may email their team nomination to info@ipswichfutsal.com.au.

Players can be added to, or removed from, a team nomination throughout the season at the front counter, or by emailing info@ipswichfutsal.com.au.

Players can only be nominated to one team per division. All requests for an exemption must be emailed to info@ipswichfutsal.com.au.

Divisional Overlap

In any given competitive game, a teams can field at most two players also nominated to a team from a higher division, including fill ins.

In some cases, an exemption to this rule may be granted. All requests for an exemption must be emailed to info@ipswichfutsal.com.au at least 24 hours before the game.

Match Sheets

All nominated players will be printed on their team’s match sheet.

The team must mark each player that is playing on their match sheet. This can be completed by the team manager, the individual players, or any combination thereof.

All players marked as playing on their match sheet must pay their match fee, unless alternative payment arrangements are made with canteen staff.

Fill ins who have already paid a match fee in a different game on the same day do not have to pay to fill in.

A team will incur a 6-0 forfeit loss if:

  • They have less than three nominated players playing, as indicated by the match sheet. This can be fixed up after the game if players/teams forget to complete the match sheet.
  • A player is found to have deliberately impersonated another player on the match sheet

The names of all fill ins must be handwritten on the match sheet. Fill ins acquired just before kick off or mid game can be added to the match sheet after the game.

Fill Ins

The following rules regarding fill ins only apply to competitive age groups & divisions.

A team must not play with more than six players when they have fill ins playing for them.

A team must not acquire any fill ins for finals matches. All requests for an exemption must be emailed to info@ipswichfutsal.com.au at least 24 hours before the game.

Age Groups

Teams must not field any overage players, or any players from more than one age group below, unless they have an exemption.

All requests for an exemption must be emailed to info@ipswichfutsal.com.au.

Finals Eligibility

All players who partake in finals must

  • Be registered on Squadi
  • Be fully financial
  • Be a nominated player for their team
  • Have played at least one third (rounded up) of their nominated team’s matches prior to finals

Teams can request an exemption to the above, however any player must still be registered and fully financial.

Player Clothing & Equipment

All players must wear shinpads. Shinpads and socks are sold at the canteen.

All players must wear non-marking shoes. That is, shoes with no studs and shoes that leave no tread marks on the floor. The majority of joggers and canvas shoes will be acceptable, however we highly recommend purchasing futsal shoes from a sports outlet.

Players on the same team need to wear shirts of matching colour. In case of colour clashes, bibs will be provided.

Laws of the Game

Ipswich Futsal competitions adhere to the FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game with the following variations:

  • There is no stop clock
  • Players need to stand behind the yellow line in their own half at kick off
  • Players can only substitute behind the yellow line in their own half, unless there is a prolonged stoppage in play (e.g. injury)
  • Slide tackles and sliding blocks are not permitted, and punishable by a direct free kick or penalty
  • Referees have the option to sin bin a player for dissent

Unless stated otherwise, all Ipswich Futsal competitions are open gender, meaning there are no restrictions on the gender of players that take part.

Yellow Cards

Any player who receives four yellow cards across all competitions in any one season will incur a one match suspension.

Any player who receives six yellow cards across all competitions in any one season will incur a two match suspension.

Any player who receives eight yellow cards in any one season will incur a three match suspension and may be called to show cause.

A sin bin is a yellow card offence which is also punished by being removed from the game for two minutes.

Red Cards & Suspensions

A player shown a red card will be suspended for a minimum of one match.

Suspensions apply across all divisions until they have served it in the division they got red carded in.

Red cards and suspensions can be appealed, which if considered, will carry a $50 appeal fee. All appeal requests must be emailed to info@ipswichfutsal.com.au.

Appendix A in the by-laws contains the Table of Offences and minimum/maximum suspension lengths.