28 January 09 - Our 7 a side fun football comp kicks off again this evening in Ian Galloway Park, Wilton. We're expecting the same level of excitement and competition as from the previous tournament in the run up to christmas. On this occasion We're splitting the competition into a Mens and Womens tournament. See below for more details.
Gaelic Football Seven-Aside Tournament
Wellington GAA welcomes all who would like to be involved in the 2008 GAA Sevens to come and join us for some sport but a lot of fun. Games take place every Wednesday evening from 6.00 to 8.30p.m. starting from Jan 28th.
Admission is FREE to all.
If you want to come play with us contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Daithi on +64211861099 .
Fixture times will be confirmed via email on the Monday before each game and results and tables will be published each Thursday. Key Details of the event are as follows.Latest Results are availablehere. Venue: Ian Galloway Pitch (West of the city between Northland and Wilton). Please See the Training Map Here
Teams: Squad of at least 10 players. Game time: 12 minutes per half (3 minute interval)
Football Gear/Equipment to bring: Shorts & socks, football boots/ trainers, (PE gear) basically anything you feel comfortable in. Club will supply game balls and also bibs where necessary to differentiate teams.
The Rules Rules of the competition are simple and can be summarised as follows (pay attention they could change at any minute - the referees word is final): 1. 7 a side with inter-change. 2. 3 points for a goal and 1 point for a point. 3. Women can be pick the ball up directly off the ground, Men must lift the ball with their foot. 4. Players must pass at least 3 times before a score and ball cannot travel more than 2/3s of the field in one kick. 5. All sidelines and restarts (goal kicks) must be from the kicked from the hand. 6. Players must bounce and solo the ball every 4-5 steps.. 7. Scores must be within 30m of the goal 8. All wides whether last touched by defence or attack will result in a defensive restart. 9. No shoulder charges and limited physicality on tackling - play the ball. 10. Games are played over two 12 minute halves with 3 mins half time break.
If you want to know more about how the game is played click here.