Rules and Regulation

Football South Rules and Regulations

Football South follows the New Zealand Football regulations that cover things like Transfer requests, misconduct, rules for individual competitions (National Youth and Women’s Leagues, Chatham Cup, etc) and the administration of refereeing.

There are separate Senior & Junior playing regulations however some rules apply to both Junior & Senior players. Below are some commonly used forms as required by the Regulations.

Football South Constitution – Updated 6th April 2016

2016 Football South Competition Regulations

Football South Health & Safety Policy

Senior and Junior Handbooks

2016 Otago Junior Handbook

2016 Otago Senior Handbook

New Zealand Football

Competition Regulations

2016 Chatham Cup Rules

2016 Women’s Knock Out Cup Rules


New Zealand Football Code of Conduct

New Zealand Football Statutes

New Zealand Football’s Statutes govern how the organisation operates. They set objectives for the organisation and cover such matters as the process for electing Executive Committee and the relationship between the governing body and key stakeholders. The Statutes also also highlight individual bodies within the organisation and their roles (Appeals Committee, Women’s Advisory Group etc) and their roles.

New Zealand Football Statutes (September 2014) – PDF

New Zealand Football Code of Conduct

The purpose of the New Zealand Football Code of Conduct is to encourage fair, ethical treatment of all persons and organisations that come under the umbrella of New Zealand Football (NZF).

All persons will agree to abide by the NZF Code of Conduct and acknowledge that any breach of the Code of Conduct, or any part of it, may result in disciplinary action under the NZF Statutes, Regulations and Policies.

New Zealand Football expects all Federations, clubs, organisations, employees, members, referees, administrators, associates, coaches, players, volunteers and parents or guardians to understand the possible consequences of breaching the Code of Conduct and ensure that they abide by the Code.

The following Code of Conduct applies to all NZF members and persons participating in NZ Football activities.

New Zealand Football Code of Conduct (February 2007) – PDF

New Zealand Football Regulations

New Zealand Football’s regulations cover procedural matters, matters of misconduct and rules for individual competitions. Regulations for individual competitions are subject to change from season to season. For a latest copy of the regulations governing those competitions please contact NZ Football. Otherwise, current regulations are available below (PDF).

NZF Disciplinary Code
NZF Code of Ethics
NZF Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
NZF Club Licensing Regulations
NZF Anti-Doping Regulations
NZF Anti-Match Fixing and Sports Betting Regulations
Chatham Cup 2016
Women’s Knockout Cup 2016
ASB Premiership 2015-16
ASB Women’s League 2015
ASB Youth League 2015
– Manchester United Premier Cup Regulations 2015
NZF Anti-Match Fixing and Sports Betting Guidelines

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