Tournament Info

♥ Football With A Heart (FWAH) is an executive 5-a-side football charity fundraiser.

♥ The FWAH 2016 Tournament will be held at the National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub on Saturday, 21 May 2016.

♥ The tournament will be divided into two sessions - Morning and Afternoon session:
• Morning session: Nila Cup Youth Tournament
• Afternoon session: Corporate Tournament

♥ Registration for Corporate Tournament starts at 11am. Tournament kicks off at 12.30pm.

♥ Participating corporate teams will vie for the Champion and Runner-up trophies and shopping vouchers.

Prizes

♥ FWAH 2016 Corporate Tournament Champion Trophy and $1,000 shopping vouchers.

♥ FWAH 2016 Corporate Tournament Runner-up Trophy and $500 shopping vouchers.

Competition Format

♥ Group stages
• Top teams of each group will advance to quarter finals
• Best two second-placed teams will secure the remaining two spots in quarter final round
• All matches will last for 8 mins with no interval
• Points will be awarded on the basis of three (3) points for a win, one (1) for a draw and zero (0) for a loss.
• In the event of a tie in the total points achieved, better team is determined by the goal difference, followed by the highest goals scored and total number of games won. If a tie still persists, the better team will be determined by a coin toss.

♥ Quarter Finals
♥ Semi-Finals
♥ Final

Rules

♥ Unlimited rolling substitutions will be allowed at any time of the match with the permission of the referees There will be no goalkeeper

♥ There will be referees but no linesman 

♥ Foul play including handball
• Scoring Zone – Indirect free kick
• 5m Zone – Penalty kick

♥ In the event of a draw during the knockout stages, sudden death penalty kicks from the mark will determine the winner. Each team will be given three penalty kicks from the mark. If a tie still persists, we will proceed with sudden death penalty kicks from the penalty mark.

♥ Penalty kicks will be taken 10 metres away from the goal with a back-heel kick.

Team Composition

♥ Each team may register up to 15 players, either in a managerial or executive level.

♥ Teams with female player(s) will have a 1 goal advantage regardless of the number of female players in the team. The 1 goal advantage will be added at the end of the match.

♥ Female players are to be fielded for at least 5 minutes per match.

♥ Teams are to wear their own corporate jerseys and bibs will be provided in the event of a colour clash.

Playing Pitch



♥ The dimension of the goal post is 1m high and 4m wide. 

Match Details

♥ Each team can field five registered players to start the game. Rolling substitutions are allowed at any time of the match.

♥ There will be no goalkeeper.

♥ There will be a Referee but no linesman.

♥ Foul play including handball:
• Scoring Zone – Indirect free kick.
• 5m zone – Penalty kick

♥ In the event of a draw in regulation time during knock-out stages, sudden-death penalty shootout will be used to determine the winner. Each team will be given three penalty kicks from the mark.

♥ Penalty kicks will be taken by a back-heel 10 metres away from the goal.

Walkover

♥ A team that fails to field a minimum of 4 players 5 minutes after the scheduled kickoff time will deem to have given a walkover. The team receiving the walkover will be awarded 3 goals and 3 points.

Withdrawal

♥ If a team withdraws after the draw but before the start of the competition, the team will not be replaced. All their fixtures will be deemed walkovers with 3 goals and 3 points awarded to their opponents.

♥ If a team withdraws during the competition, all their remaining fixtures will be deemed walkovers with 3 goals and 3 points awarded to their opponents.

Appeals and Disciplinary Committee

♥ A panel comprising of representatives from the co-organizers will form the Disciplinary and Appeals Committee to deal with any disputes or disciplinary matters.

♥ The panel consists of:
• Mr Rikram Jit Singh (Football Association of Singapore)
• Mr Patrick Paranjody (Sport Cares)
• Mr Francis Chen (Singapore Pools)

Attire

♥ All participating teams are to wear their own corporate jerseys. In an event of competing team wearing the same colours, bibs will be provided.

♥ The recommended footwear for matches will be football boots or turf shoes.

Health & Safety

♥ A first aid team will be on standby. Nevertheless, football players are reminded to be mindful of their prevailing state of health and hydrate sufficiently throughout the day. Using shin pads is highly recommended to avoid any injury, as most of the football players would be in football boots.

♥ Football players are advised not to leave valuable items unattended and are encouraged to help keep an eye on the team’s belongings.

Refreshments

♥ Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase around the event venue.

Disclaimer

♥ Should the tournament be cancelled, there will not be a reschedule and no refunds will be made.

♥ The organisers reserve the right to amend any information without prior notice.

Updated as of 10 May 2016