Bendigo Social Sevens 2016

The Bendigo League is offering a Mixed over 16 Social Sevens competition

Team Entry by April 30th.


Game Days from 12pm as follows:

  • Sunday 15th May 2016 – Stanley Avenue #2
  • Sunday 29th May 2016 – Beisher #2
  • Sunday 19th June – Truscott #2
  • Sunday 3rd July – Strathfieldsaye #2
  • Sunday 17th July – Epsom #4
  • Sunday 31st July – Truscott #2
  • Sunday 14th August – Stanley Avenue #2
  • Sunday 28th August – Beisher #2

Maximum 12 players nominated per team

All players MUST read and agree to abide by the rules of competition before taking the field. Signing of the form will take place before the players first game.

Open (Social) – Rules of Competition

The aim of the Open (Social) Competition is to provide a social opportunity for past players, and those players new to the game a structured environment to play football.

The minimum age for participation is 16.

The 2016 BASL Rules of Competition and 2016 BASL GDT will be adhered to with the following exceptions.

Match Duration and format

All Open (Social) matches shall be 2 x 30 minute halves.

The format of the game will be 7v7 on half pitch, but this may be varied depending on the numbers of players available on game day, i.e. 5v5 or 6v6 and the field size may be adjusted accordingly.

Social Competition

The Open (Social) competition shall be deemed a Social Competition. Players must be prepared to participate in a spirit of fun and fitness with all clubs entering teams taking steps to ensure their teams are instructed to take part with good intent at all times. Players who disregard this intent will be asked to leave the ground immediately and may face disciplinary action including exclusion from future Open (Social) Competitions. The code of FIFA FAIR PLAY is to be observed at all times. Overly aggressive play will not be tolerated. This is a Social Competition NOT Grade.


Unlimited Interchange. Teams do not need the Referees permission to enact an interchange, but the oncoming Player cannot enter the field of play until the outgoing Player has completely left the field of play. All interchanges must be made at or near the halfway point on the same side of the field.

Referee Appointments

A referee shall be appointed by the Central Victorian Referees Branch to any Open (Social) fixture. Where no official referee is available, BASL may appoint a registered FFV club member to referee in their place. This person’s decisions will be accepted as official, and no protest or complaint against his decisions will be accepted.

Player Eligibility

Once a player starts in a BASL Competitive Seniors or Juniors fixture in the 2016 season, they will then become ineligible to play in an Open (Social) fixture in the 2016 season. Replacement players may be added to the team registration in the event this occurs.

All players must have signed the team registration form approved by BASL and the team fee must have been paid to be eligible to play.

It is the responsibility of any team who feels that their opposition is not abiding by the rules, in terms of the age and eligibility of the opposition players, to raise any objects directly with the referee and that team at the time.

Play at own risk

All players accept they play at their own risk and should seek their own insurance.