Interchange Rules will apply for all Premiership and Finals competitions for Under 11s and older and for all Roo Ball fixtures and carnivals
U 11s up: A Maximum of Sixteen (16) players may be listed on the team sheet and used inthe game.
U 9s & 10s: A Maximum of Fourteen (14) players may be listed on the team sheet and used in the game.
An area one metre either side of the half-way line shall be marked off the field of play to be known as the Interchange Zone.
All Interchanges shall take place within the Interchange Zone.
• The number of interchanges that may be made during a game is unlimited.
• A player who has been replaced may return to the field for another player.
• Interchanging is only permitted when the ball is out of play or play has been stopped and the Referee signals the exchange.
A coach or manager requesting interchange shall notify the linesman or referee at an appropriate time (e.g. when the ball is out of play or the game has been stopped).
The player leaving the field shall do so only from the side-line, within the interchange zone and shall only cross that line within the zone.
The player entering the field shall do so from the interchange zone, but only after the player leaving the field has passed completely over the side-line.
The interchange is complete when the player who was off the field enters the field.
A player nominated for interchange shall be subject to the authority and jurisdiction of the referee whether called upon to play or not.
If during an interchange, an interchange player enters the field before the replaced player has completely left the field, the referee shall ensure that the replaced player leaves the field, caution (yellow card) the entering player and then restart the game.
If during an interchange, the entering player enters the field or the replaced player leaves the field from a place other than the interchange zone without direction from the referee, the referee shall caution (yellow card) the offending player.
Players interchanging with the goal-keeper, either from the bench or from within the field shall be recorded by the referee.
The referee must be informed if there is a change of goalkeeper for the second half of the game.
The referee will not declare time off and on for an interchange however at the discretion of the referee time may be added on to the game for time wasting in accordance with FIFA Law 5.