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Last updated 17 May 2023
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5 Aside 2022

The 5 Aside program is a social program that gives players young and old the opportunity to play football in a fast-free flowing way.

Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with this page on the website to prevent any inconvenience during the season.

Updates will also be posted to the Bulldogs Facebook and Instagram pages, so please make sure you have liked the Bulldogs Facebook page and Instagram page

5 Aside Rules of Competition

All players must familiarise themselves with the 5 Aside rules of competition.

Click here to access the rules: 5 Aside Rules of Competition 2022

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5 Aside competition information

Welcome to the Bulldogs 5 Aside Program

Congratulations on registering in the Bulldogs 5 Aside Program. Please read this document for valuable information on the Competition. If necessary, we may need to combine some age groups depending on the final registrations. You will be advised by email if this happens in your specific age groups. We will do our best to avoid this wherever possible. It is important that you assist us in ensuring that all members of your team are registered and paid as soon as possible.

What to do Next?

If you already know your team, you will need to ensure your whole team is registered as soon as possible and payments are made. Can you please contact all other members of your team and ask them to register online as soon as possible? It isimportantthat each team member is aware of theteam namethat has been selected and it is included when registering. Otherwise, they may be placed in another team by mistake.

How to Contact Us?

For any inquiries or questions please allow 24 to 48 hours for a response from us.

What happens on the First Day?

A considerable amount of administration is necessary on the first day of the competition. Please ensure you have filled out your team sheets and handed them to the ref before the game.  Please make sure you are ready to kick off on time.

What Happens Each Week?

Each week, the team (all members)must sign in on your team sheetto confirm that they are participating on that day. This will be applicable to all teams, including junior teams. All juniors under the age of 14 will require a parent to sign on their behalf. This is due to terms and condition of insurance.

The Draw for each week will be posted on the Club’s website (including names of teams, times, and fields). The draw will be posted as soon as possible before each week’s fixtures. Due to fixture changes, it may be difficult to post fixtures too far in advance, and we request your understanding in this.

All teams must be at their allocated pitch, and ready to play at least 5 minutes before the scheduled kick off. This is due to the substantial number of fixtures scheduled each night.

Playing Time:     Juniors U8-U16 - 2 x 20 min halves with 2 min half time;

                           Seniors/Overs - 2 x 20min halves with 2 min half time

It is the responsibility of each team Manager to ensure that you have sufficient players each week. If you are short numbers, please contact the registration team as soon as possible (or at the latest 20 minutes prior to the game) so that we can locate a replacement player (if possible).

What happens if I need to forfeit?

If for some reason your team cannot make a game, we need to be advised as soon as possible to ensure that all teams and persons involved can be notified. You should contact us by least 24 hours prior to your scheduled game time. We ask you to be considerate to other teams as no one enjoys arriving to the field and finding out that their game has been cancelled as the other team has not shown up.

Jersey / Team Colour

All team members will be responsible for providing their own kit(shirt/jersey, shorts & socks)to play in.  We recommend when you are selecting what your team will wear that you pick a colour or pattern that is unusual to avoid clashes with other teams.

Aims & Objectives of the Program

The 5 Aside program isa social programthat gives young players the opportunity to play football in a fast-free flowing way and to make decisions on their own accord. We would ask parents to encourage their players and not coach excessively from the sidelines.

Club Rules and Regulations

1.     Brighton Bulldogs is a licensed club. Under the liquor licensing laws, it is illegal to bring any alcohol onto the premises. Any person found bringing alcohol to the premises will be suspended from participating in the program with no refund given on fees.

2.     Under State Government Laws, smoking is prohibited from any area within a sports and recreation facility. Anyone caught smoking will be asked to leave the premises without exception

3.     All spectators are expected to abide with our Spectator Code of Conduct. Please view this on our website.

4.     All players are too acknowledge and meet the requirements of our Player Code of Conduct which can be viewed on our website.

5.     All decisions made by the referee’s and our official’s are final and must be adhered to always.

6.     Once the first game of the competition is played, the club will only provide refunds in extenuating circumstances eg. full competition cancellation due to QLD or Federal Health Directives due to Covid19 lockdowns.

7.     It is against the rules for any player to sign against another players name on the registration sheet or for an unregistered player to play against a registered player’s name. The registered player and or team involved in such an incident may be suspended from the competition. Our officials may ask for proof of identity as needed during the competition.

8.     Referees: Most of the referees are our children and club members. Please remember that mistakes happen and once the referee has made the call that is final.Please treat ALL referees with respect.

Wet Weather

While the season rain may cause the cancellation of fixtures. Please check the clubs check the field status on the top part of the home page to see if the fields are open or closed. If the field status is “Closed” then games have been cancelled. Information will be posted on this website by 4.00 p.m. on the afternoon of games or as soon as we receive severe weather notifications from council or BOM.

Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with this page on the website to prevent any inconvenience during the season. Updates will also be posted to the Bulldogs Facebook and Instagram pages, so please make sure you have liked the Bulldogs Facebook page Instagram page

Sessions cancelled due to wet weather may not be rescheduled.

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