Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to the most common questions below – click the question to reveal the answer.
Most Asked Question
You can pay your team’s registration fees by the following methods:
Payments can be made by Direct Credit into the following Account:
ASB – 12-30530608734-00 (Please make sure you include your team name and venue as a reference, so I will be able to match the payment up to your team).
You can also pay ONLINE VIA Pay Pal, using your CREDIT CARD. You will need to log in to our portal, using your email and password, at which stage you will select your team (if you are the organiser), click “My Statement”. |Please note a 3% surcharge will be added for this service.
Cash is a good option as it allows us to pay our referees. You are welcome to bring cash on any evening, but make sure it is in a clearly marked envelop.
This depends on the specific competition, but invariably the answer is 14 during one specific game.
Captains should do their best to ONLY field registered players. If your team is short of player and requires fill-ins or ring ins, then this can be allowed with permission from the referee and captain. (Such a player should generally not be playing in a grade 2 levels higher than the team for which they are helping). It is the responsibility of the team organizer to register all of their players on our league management system. When new players join the team they too need to be registered. IMPORTANT TO NOTE IS THAT ALL PLAYERS NEED TO HAVE PLAYED AT LEAST 4 REGULAR SEASON GAMES TO CONTEST A KNOCK-OUT OR FINALS GAME.
Yes. This is very important to aid referees to distinguish between teams. All of the players must wear identical coloured shirts. Please note “identical”, which means NOT a random selection of blue, black or red shirts respectively. It is NOT compulsory that Shirts be numbered BUT highly recommended to assist with referee communication, as in “number 4, one more step back, 5’s Good” etc.
Touch boots, or particularly Moulded boots or multi-studs are ideal. Metal studs, football cleats with screw-in studs and barefoot are not allowed
We are not draconian, so as long as its not dangerous to the opposition, basic jewellery can be worn. Catchy earings, rings and WATCHES in particular must be taken off!
We will supply all the match balls. However, we ask that you do not use these match balls to warm up with. If you would like a ball to warm up with, please see the venue manager. We have heaps of old balls that we are happy to give to your team if required!
FIT 8th Edition Touch Rules are mostly applied. There might be local rules, such as 2 points per female try, 5 aside or ammended rules to help and encourage Juniors to participate. Those are specific league rules and will be advised as per each competition. Often referees, in their sole discretion, can choose to be lenient or helpful in their application of rules, particularly where it is a social game or involving juniors.
Summer is usually 14 weeks. Winter Comps vary between 12 weeks (Newmarket) and 16 weeks (Coxes Bay Sunday)
They are always competition starting but mainly in Summer (around Labour weekend – end of October, through to March) and there are 2 seasons in Winter at Newmarket April and Mid July. Sunday Morning Winter Touch starts in MAY.
This depends on the grading structure. We aim to create equal grades which means this can vary between 5 and 12 teams depending on the depth of competition. We often have what we call a CROSS POOL GAME, which can involve a game against a team from a lower grade.
Not specifically, although we often Re-grade teams if we find them no coping in their current Grade.
I’m not sure how the standard of my team will compare with other teams in the league, how do I know that we’re not going to end up getting thrashed every week or playing games that are too easy?
That’s our business. Your enjoyment and creating grades of even-strength. We usually grade teams over the first 1-3 weeks of each competition.
Games take place every 40 minutes (2* 18 Minute halves). Vic Park and Newmarket Touch games are 35 Minutes (16min Halves) . Winter Touch is 45 Minutes. Junior Touch games tend to take place in 30 minute intervals.
Tap Off times for the leagues will vary from week to week.If there is a specific time that your team cannot play at please contact the competition manager. We really do our best to accomodate time requests as well as clashes with other sports etc.
All draws will be published on our website under fixtures &results and all games will be confirmed via an email
Games are usually played “rain or shine”. We would only consider cancellation if the fields are closed or conditions are so dangerous that we cant play. This is how teams will be informed.
1. An email is sent to organisers and teams
2. We post a status update on our facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfooty
3. We generally Text Captains
4. Updating this website in the NEWS section.
These 4 mechanisms, along with the power of social media, help us to get a quick message out if needs be. BUT remember- we seldom cancel!!
Should a team fail to turn up, or not be ready to start (i.e. with the minimum permitted number of players) within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time they will forfeit the game.
The manager on duty is instructed to do their best to arrange a friendly game if possible.
Yes, an experienced and most usually, a level 1 qualified referee, will be supplied for all games.
We don’t award prize-money, but a range of product prizes that might involve a significant restaurant voucher, a team kit, a barbecue pack or a discount off future competitions.
General Registration Information
It couldn’t be easier, just click on the enter now tab on the homepage. If you need more information you can also browse to our respective home pages.
If you are still stuck – call us for chat!
Yes, in most instances we have the odd team coming and the odd team going, so we can find you a spot!
Ideally you will register as a whole team. However, we also have a function for individual registrations.
If a player registers as an individual we will endeavour (but cannot promise) to find them a suitable team.
We pride ourselves on having Social and slightly more serious grades. Hopefully your team will find their depth.
The “Team Organiser” is the key contact point for the team and our most important person ever!!
He/she is responsible for registering the team, registering the players and arranging payment of the entry fee.
All communications re team matters will be to the Team Organiser.
Team Organiser Registration Information
The Team Organiser will need the name of the team, the names, email addresses and a contact telephone number for each player to be registered in the team.
Each competition will have a registration deadline date clearly posted. However if there are still spaces available in a competition we sometimes still accept registrations after the scheduled start date. In Most cases the competition will fill up before the deadline date so it is recommended that you register your team as soon as your team confirms that they want to play.
We use a top-end league management system called – Spawtz.com. It is specifically focused on the team Manager’s Job and allows all team members to communicate, view stats and receive automatic fixture reminders.
You can enter a team via the Enter tab on our main menu, homepage or the various links throughout this website.
Full payment is always convenient, however we will accept a deposit of $100 to secure your spot and full payment 2 weeks from the commencement of the competition.
Answer – That is the very first Question – Scroll up!
It is the responsibility of the team organiser to register all of their players on to the league management system before the start of the first game
You can continue to register and de-register players throughout the competition
Yes, its easy! Email the competition manager if you would like to change your team.
You will receive a confirmation email once your team has been correctly registered.