The Trophies shall be called
(a) The Huddersfield & District F.A. Junior Sunday Trophy, donated by the Yorkshire Building Society (The Yorkshire building Society Trophy)
(b) The Huddersfield & District F.A. Junior Sunday Trophy, donated by the McLester family (The Bill McLester Junior Trophy).
(c) The Huddersfield & District F.A. Junior Sunday Trophy, donated by the Trustees of the Huddersfield Red Triangle League (The Kenneth Sampson Memorial Trophy).
(a) Clubs affiliated to the West Riding County Football Association Ltd and within the Huddersfield & District F.A. area - playing football in the Under15 / under13 / under 11 years of age League / Division must enter the respective Junior Competition(s).
(b) The Minor Committee may select or invite Clubs playing football in a junior league within the District Association's area to enter the competitions, excluding Clubs who are members of other District Associations affiliated to the West Riding County Football Association.
An entry form will be sent to all Clubs eligible / selected/ invited to enter the Competitions at least 14days before the closing date (1st October) which must be returned to the Secretary of the minor Committee together with the entrance fee of £15.00 per team / Competition. Entries received after this date will incur a fine of £4.00 in addition to the entry fee.
The minor Committee may refuse the entry of any club if they deem such a course desirable.
(a) The Yorkshire Building Society Trophy . The Competition is for Clubs / Teams playing football in the Under 15 years of age League / Division. Players must be under 15 years of age on the 31stAugust at the start of the current season.
A Club team playing football in the Under14 years of age League / Division may apply to enter the competition, but is not obliged to do so.
(b) The McLester Junior Trophy. The Competition is for Clubs / Teams playing football in the Under 13 years of age League / Division. Players must be under 13 years of age on the 31st August at the start of the current season.
A Club team playing football in the Under 12 years of age League / Division may apply to enter the competition, but is not obliged to do so.
(c) The Kenneth Sampson Memorial Trophy . The Competition is for Clubs / Teams playing football in the Under 11 years of age league / Division. Players must be under 11 years of age on the 31st August at the start of the current season.
(d) Players shall not receive payment for playing in these competitions
(e) Only players registered by a club on Form JT1 shall be eligible. The forms must be submitted to the Minor Secretary at least seven days prior to the date of the match and be accompanied by proof of date of birth.
(f) No player shall play in more than one Junior Competition in any one season.
(g) No player shall play for more than one club or team in these competitions in the current season.
(h) Before the game commences, each team shall complete the match report Form provided by the Competition Secretary detailing their players and substitutes forenames and surnames and give a copy of the team sheet to the referee and their opponent's secretary.
Only players / substitutes named on the team sheet are eligible to take part in the game, subject to the other eligibility requirements.
Clubs failing to provide the Referee and / or Opponents with their Team sheet before the game commences shall be fined £5.00.
A Club / team may at its discretion use three substitute players at any time in a Junior Cup Competition Match except to replace a player who has been suspended from the game by the referee. The substitution can only be made when play is stopped for any reason and the referee has given permission.
Only three substitutes by each side will be permitted in any match (who may be chosen from not more than five who must be named on the team sheet, given to the referee and the opponents before the game commenced).
In cases where the completed team sheet does not indicate whether a substitute has played or not played, it will be deemed that the substitute(s) did not play in the match.
The Referee must not allow any other player to take his place once the match has started.
The Minor Committee shall have the power to punish by fine, or disqualify any competing club, or player, or players of any competing club who may be proved guilty of any breach of the rules of this competition, or this association or the Football Association.
In the event of a match being played even if the match is abandoned before full time is reached then penalties outlined below shall apply.
(a) A winning team playing players either through ignorance, mistake or any other cause, without the qualifications of rule 4 shall be struck out of the competition without exception and may be fined up to a maximum of £15.00 for each ineligible player, and their opponents shall go forward to the next round providing all their players are eligible
(b) A team having drawn and played players either through ignorance, mistake or any other cause, without the qualifications of rule 4 may be fined up to a maximum of £15.00 for each ineligible player, and their opponents shall go forward to the next round.
(c) .A Loosing team playing players either through ignorance, mistake or any other cause, without the qualifications of rule 4 may be fined up to a maximum of £15.00 for each ineligible player.
(d) Should both teams play players either through ignorance, mistake or any other cause, without the qualifications of rule 4 they shall both be struck out of the competition and maybe fined up to a maximum of £15.00 for each ineligible player, and their opponents in the next round shall receive a bye.
The ties shall be drawn, the dates fixed and the matches played as the Minor Committee may determine. Immediately after each draw is made the minor Committee Secretary shall intimate to each of the Clubs in the competition, full details of the draw, including names of the opponents and the date and time on which the tie is to be played.
All teams must fulfil their matches on the date(s) arranged unless prevented by order of the Referee or the Competition Secretary.
Any team failing to comply with this rule shall be fined £15.00 and dismissed from the competition and shall also pay the referee's fee and expenses, also the assistant referee's fee and expenses when officially appointed.
Matches will normally be played on Conference date i.e. the 3rd Sunday in the month as per Rule 19 (Duties and Privileges of this Association)
Any Club intending to "scratch" prior to the Semi-Final round ties must give intimation to the Secretary of the opposing club and to the Minor Committee Secretary of the association, not less than eight days before the date fixed for playing, or shall be reported to the Minor Committee, who shall compel such offending club to pay the expenses incurred by their opponents or take such action as they deem expedient. If a club decides to scratch after a drawn game, intimation must be given to its opponent and to the Minor Committee Secretary of this Association not later than the following Wednesday noon .
Any team scratching from this competition shall not be allowed to play any other match on the date appointed for the cup match.
The Duration of each match shall be 80 minutes for the Under 15 years of age competition and 70 minutes for the under 13 years of age competition and 60 minutes for the Under 11 competition. The referee shall allow time for time wasted or lost through accident or other cause. the interval at half time shall not exceed five minutes except by special permission of the referee.
In all cup matches resulting in a draw after normal time has been played, 10 minutes each way extra time shall be played. If the match remains a draw after extra time has been played then the match shall be decided by the taking of penalties in accordance with F.A. Rules.
For details of the correct procedure relating to the taking of penalties after the match has resulted in a draw the "Laws of Association Football - Guide for Players and Referees" will apply.
In all rounds prior to the Semi-Finals, matches shall be played on the grounds of the first teams drawn. The Semi-Final and Final ties shall be played on a ground selected by the Minor Committee.
The registered ground of any competing club shall be deemed suitable for the competition. The referee shall have the power to decide as to the fitness of the ground in all matches and each club must take every precaution to keep its ground in playing condition. Should the home Club require the referee to visit the ground 2 hours before the stated kick-off time, he shall be met by an official of the club for the inspection and the referee shall receive travelling expenses for that visit.
All teams must fulfil their matches on the dates arranged unless prevented by order of the of the referee or the Competition Secretary. Any team failing to comply with this rule shall be fined £10.00 and dismissed from the competition and shall also pay the Referee fees and expenses, also the Assistant Referees fees and expenses when officially appointed.
It is the home club's responsibility to ensure that changing accommodation is available and that the ground is suitably marked.
The dimensions and marking out of a ground shall be in accordance with the laws of the Football Association. The field of play must be kept clear of spectators, the goal nets securely pegged, must be used in all matches. The home club must provide two match balls in all rounds up to the Semi-Finals. In the Semi-Finals both clubs will provide two match balls. Any Club reported for failing to comply with these instructions will result in a fine of £5.00 for each separate offence.
The Minor Committee shall fix the time of kick-off in all matches. The referee shall report all late starts. The Captain of the team at fault must be informed before the match commences.
Clubs held responsible for late starts shall be fined £2.00 for a period not exceeding 10 minutes, and £1.00 for each additional 5 minutes or part thereof up to 30 minutes. The Committee shall deal with cases in which the start is delayed more than 30 minutes, at their discretion.
Referees and where applicable Assistant Referees & "Fourth Official" shall be appointed by the Associations Referees Committee, and their duties shall be as defined by Laws 5 and 6 of the F.A.'s Laws of the Game.
In all rounds prior to the Semi-Finals each club shall provide a Club Linesman. Clubs reported for failing to provide a Club Linesman shall be fined £5.00
||Assistant Referee and 4th Official
In all matches up to and including the Quarter Finals
Semi -Final Matches
Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Official - 20p per mile.
All fees and expenses must be paid prior to the commencement of the game.
Referees and Assistant Referees Fees and Expenses are to be paid by the home club up to but NOT including the quarter final round matches.
In the quarter final round matches or replays thereof, the Fees and Travelling expenses of the match officials shall be borne equally by the two competing clubs.
All Fees and Travelling Expenses for the match officials for the Semi-Final and Final ties will be paid by the Association.
In the event of postponement, owing to weather or ground conditions, the Referee and Assistant Referees shall be paid half fee and travelling expenses.
Where a game is commenced and abandoned for whatever reason, the Referee and Assistant Referees shall be paid full fee and Travelling Expenses.
Neutral Assistant Referees will be appointed for the Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final round matches by the Association.
The circumstances of postponed or abandoned matches these must be reported to the Competition Secretary in writing within 4 days of the match by the Referee.
Should the appointed Referee fail to arrive at the ground by the Kick-off time notified by the Competition Secretary, and where no Assistant Referees have been appointed, the clubs may mutually agree upon a Referee. A Referee thus agreed and taking charge of the match shall have full powers, status and authority of a Registered Referee and shall be entitled to the Fee and Expenses in line with the above.
If the clubs are unable to agree the appointment of an alternative Referee, other than the appointed Referee who has failed to arrive then the match is "postponed" and the circumstances must be reported to the Competition Secretary by means of the Match Report Form, by both clubs. The teams cannot play any other match in the event of a Cup Match being postponed due to the above circumstances.
Clubs failing to agree to a replacement Match Official shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £50.00.
A match report form must be completed in full by both clubs with the name of the players. This should include the names of the substitutes of each club, the referees name and mark all correctly filled in and posted, so as to reach the secretary not latter then the first post on the Wednesday after the match (if the match is played on a Saturday/Sunday or 48hrs later should the match be a weeknight game). Clubs failing to comply shall be fined £6.00. After this time it will be classed as late.
After 7 days it will be classified as no match report form having been sent in.
A Club sending in a report, which arrives late, may be fined £5.00 and if the report is incorrect they shall be fined £5.00
Should a Club not send in a match report form they shall be dealt with by the Minor Committee at their discretion.
In all rounds prior to the Semi-Final (except matches replayed in consequence of a breach of rule) the proceeds shall be equally divided between the competing Clubs, after deducting there from the referees fee and ground expenses paid by the home Club.
The home club shall provide for the sale of tickets and the visiting Club for checking the sale. The expenses of sellers and checkers shall not be charged on the gate. If the receipts are not sufficient to cover the entire expenses of the match, the Referees fee and ground expenses shall be first charge.
Both Teams must return a full financial statement to the Competition Secretary.
If a match is ordered to be replayed in consequence of as breach of rule, the Club in default shall not receive any share of the proceeds of such replayed match without the consent of the Minor Committee. If such consent were not given the share, shall be taken by the Minor Committee.
In the Semi-Final and Final ties, all expenses shall be the responsibility of the Minor Committee, who shall take all gate receipts.
(a) No objections relative to the ground, goalposts, bar, or other appurtenances of the game, shall be entertained by the Minor Committee, unless a protest is lodged in writing by the captain of the protesting Club and given to the Referee, before the commencement of the game. Nor shall any reference or protest of any kind relating to the above, be entertained by the Minor Committee, unless the Club lodging the protest have deposited by registered letter or recorded delivery within 3 days the sum of £10 with the Competition Secretary. This deposit may be forfeited to the funds of the Association in event of the protest not being upheld.
(b) All protests not covered by rule16(a) must be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary for the time being of the Club protesting. The Secretary of the protesting Club must sign and lodge this official protest per registered letter or recorded delivery with the Secretary of the competition within 3 days of the match being played. This must be accompanied by the protest fee of £10.00
A written copy of the protest shall at the same time be sent per registered letter or recorded delivery to the Secretary of the Club protested against. Each Club may support its own case by witnesses.
(c) In all cases of protests, if the Minor Committee deem fit, they may order the protesting Club to pay such sums as they may consider necessary towards defraying the expenses of the Club protested against or any other expenses incurred in hearing the protest. No objection or protest shall be withdrawn except by leave of the Minor Committee. Protests must be lodged within three days of the match (Sunday not included.
When a player is taking part in a Final match is ordered to leave the field of play for misconduct, the memento to which he may be entitled will be withheld subject to application to the Minor Committee.
Rule 18 is in strict accordance with the Rules of the Challenge Cup Competitions Rule 22.
All questions of the interpretation of rules, or matters not provided for in the foregoing rules shall be referred to the Minor committee whose decision shall be final but subject to appeal as per rule 17 (Duties & Privileges of Local District Associations)
(a) Expenses for clearing the ground of snow and in other ways of preparing the ground must be borne by the home club.
(b) Ground expenses referred to in Rule 14 are: Match Officials charges, Printing, Postage, advertising and police charges. Marking out of the ground is not a charge on the gate.
(c) Where the colours of two competing Clubs are the same, the home team must change, in the Semi-Final or Final tie both teams must change.
(d) The Minor F.A. shall have the claim on the services of any players or officials of the Huddersfield and District Football Association for its official matches. Any players selected to represent Huddersfield and District Minor F.A. will not be allowed to take part in any League or Cup Matches as an alternative to playing in F.A. official matches.