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u11 seven-a-side for girls

ESFA seven-a-side competition for girls (The "POKEMON" Cup)

This competition is to enhance the quality of girls football and is, therefore, single gender.

Extract from the rules

Matches shall consist of two periods of seven minutes, the teams turning straight round at half time.

The  teams shall play in two groups on a league basis followed by a knock-out final to determine the champion school.

In the league section, a win shall gain three points, a draw one point.

  • ·    Should teams share first position in the league then the position shall be determined by goal difference.
  • · Should points and goal difference be equal the winner shall be the team scoring the most goals.

If this fails to determine the winning team then the position shall be determined by a play-off.

In the final

  • ·    If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, play shall continue for a further period of six minutes (three minutes each way).  Any goal scored in this period of extra time shall terminate the game.

If this fails to determine the winning team, the position shall be determined by the taking of penalty kicks, taken in accordance with the regulations of F.I.F.A. as published in The Laws of the Game.


  • ·    Each school shall select a squad of ten players, seven of whom shall form the team, the other three being substitutes.  A substituted player shall herself  become a substitute (i.e. rolling substitutes)

  • ·    If possible, schools should have a change strip (or bibs) available to avoid colour clashes.

  • ·    The champion school will receive a Leicestershire & Rutland Schools F.A. trophy and ten medals.  The school will then represent Leicestershire in the Midlands Regional final in the spring