Submit your away results electronically

CDSFA Rules of Association

When there is a risk of damage to pitches or injury to players, fields may be closed for play by local councils, clubs or referees.

  • The club will use Facebook to notify wet weather closures of training and home grounds s soon as they are known
  • For weekend matches on away grounds, updates are posted by CDSFA. If a field does not have a CLOSED status against it then it is deemed to be OPEN
  • It also pays to check local council hotlines or websites for the most up-to-date ground status

Note: During wet weather, grounds may be closed at any time- even once you have arrived at or started a match.

Match times are available:

For U8 & above: through Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) scheduling tool Compman

The home team provides a match sheets for games from U8 up. Match sheets are pre-populated with all players registered in a team and are used as a record of the game. They must be completed, signed by both managers and game officials and submitted by Sunday night of the weekend the match is held.

Match sheets are available by Friday of each week

Direct printing of match sheets from Compman is now available.

  • Go to Compman and enter the user name and password supplied by the club
    • If you’re accessing the site from a mobile phone, click on the “Desktop Version” icon after logging in
  • Select ‘Competitions’ and then ‘Match sheet print’.
  • Enter the date, club, age group and team details.
  • Uncheck the ‘exclude club away games’ checkbox if you are expecting an away match.
  • Select print and your match sheet will be generated for printing from your device.
  • A printable instruction sheet with screenshots is also available

Important points for match sheets:

  • All players must be recorded on the match sheet with their shirt number
  • Players who are not playing MUST be crossed off the match sheet
  • Players without a physical card present cannot play, regardless of whether they appear on the match sheet
  • Injuries are to be recorded on the match sheet to enable processing of insurance claims
  • Details of the match sheet need to be complete and correct including scores, winning team, signatures and borrowed players
  • Referees and Managers must agree and sign-off the completed match sheet.

Match sheets returns:

Game results can only be recorded once a match sheet is submitted to the club, and there are fines imposed by CDSFA for late submissions of scores that will be passed onto teams. All results must be submitted by 5.00pm of match day.

  • For Home games: A paper match sheet must be returned for all home matches
  • For Away games: You can submit your results electronically or return a full paper copy or away team portion of the match sheet.

Match sheet drop off locations:

  • Callan Park (Sat or Sun by 5:00pm)
  • Easton Park (Sat or Sun by 1:00pm)
  • Birchgrove Oval (Sat only by 1:00pm)

Match day checklist for Managers/Coaches

Before you leave for the game

  • Confirm the time and location for the match in Compman
  • Check on wet weather status
  • Print the Match sheet
  • Have your referee payment sheet
  • Have the correct money for referees
  • Have all the player cards
  • Have your manager card around your neck
  • Have a match ball

Before the start of the match

  • Strike out absent players from the match sheet
  • Add any borrowed players to the match sheet
  • Ensure all players shirt numbers are recorded
  • Pay the referees & get them to sign the payment sheet
  • Hand id cards to the players 5 minutes prior to the match commencing

After the match is completed

  • Sign the match sheet with the referee and opposition manager
  • Ensure your player cards are returned by the referee (count them!)
  • Take the match sheet to the drop off location or for away matches submit the score electronically
  • Lodge your referee reimbursement request.

Match Official Payments

Match Official Fees for 2020 (each team pays half the fee shown below):


Payments are made by Managers or Coaches prior to the commencement of the match and must be evidenced by a Match Official Payment form signed by each official paid.Payments are made to Referees and Assistant Referees by each team for games from U10 upward.

Reimbursement can be claimed by completing an online Match Official Reimbursement Request.  If you need to claim reimbursement for more than six games at a time, you may submit multiple requests. Claims by Excel worksheets are no longer available. 

All Reimbursement Requests must be accompanied by copies of signed Match Official Payment forms, complete with game dates and round numbers.

Ensure that you keep copies of all documents until you have received reimbursement.  It is recommended that signed Match Official Payment Forms are photographed or scanned after each match in case of loss or damage.  Claims that are not supported by a signed Match Official Payment form will not be entertained under any circumstances. If you are away and someone else is handling payment of match officials, it is your responsibility to ensure that they understand the proper procedure.

Reimbursements for non-standard amounts (eg State Cup & Champion of Champions) can be claimed by submitting evidence of payment, team & match information plus the bank account details for reimbursement in an email to

Reimbursement Requests will be processed monthly – do not submit requests after each individual match.

Reimbursement Requests for matches taking place prior to 31 August 2020 must be submitted by 30 September 2020.  Reimbursement requests for matches taking place after 31 August 2020 must be submitted by 30 November 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Match officials’ fees are a significant expense for the Club and must be well managed and audible, therefore:


Coaches and managers are urged to read the CDSFA Judiciary Disciplinary & Appeals Regulations, to understand actions that can lead to the CDSFA issuing the club with a fine.

Where CDSFA issues the Club with a fine, the responsible player, coach, manager or team will be required to pay the fine (and in some cases an administration fee) to the Club.

When a fine has been incurred by a team, it is the responsibility of the manager to collect.  Payments may be deducted from match official reimbursement requests, or paid directly to the club where this option is not available. If you believe that there are mitigating circumstances you must advise the Club in writing.

Common fines & charges for teams:

• First Red Card – $60
• Second and subsequent Red Cards in the same season – $90
• Replacement ID card – $20
• Ineligible Player – Team Registration Fee
• Late or No Notice of a Forfeit – Competitive (U12 & above) – $110 plus opposition match official fees
• Late or No Notice of a Forfeit – Non-Competitive (U11 & below) – $55 plus opposition match official fees
• Match Sheet Late/Not submitted – $10
• Match Sheet Incomplete/Incorrect – $30
• Away Results Late/Incorrect/Not submitted – $10
• Playing Strip Incorrect/Incomplete – $110
• Ground Official Not Visible (Home or Neutral Ground fixtures) – First offence by club (not team) $110; Second and subsequent offences by club $220.

Our player pages provide more information on CDSFA fines and charges

It is a CDSFA requirement for clubs to provide a ground official for each of their home grounds upon which a match is being played. Each year, all BDFC teams are asked to provide 6 adult volunteers to complete ground official duty for one morning or afternoon. The ground duty schedule for all teams is issued at the start of the season and our team managers are asked to coordinate the roster for their team.

Ground officials support the game by:

  • Making themselves know to the referee before the start of the match
  • Ensuring that spectators stay behind ropes and fences and do not enter the field of play
  • Ensuring that the area behind the goal is kept clear at all times
  • Ensure that no persons including coaches and managers enter the field of play until signalled by the referee
  • Assist the referee as requested at any time
  • Ensure that the consumption of alcohol or smoking does not take place in the immediate vicinity of the playing field until after the completion of the last match.

Ground Official Roster 2019

The price of not attending:

  1. If teams do not confirm details of the required number of volunteers by 5pm on the Tuesday before the duty date, a fine of $110 (equivalent to a forfeit fee) will be applied to each player in the team, and allplayer cards will be withdrawn until this is paid.
  2. If any nominated volunteers do not show up on the day (or do not provide at least 24 hours notice with contact details for replacement volunteers from within the team), a fine of $110 (equivalent to a forfeit fee) will be applied to the nominated volunteers that do not show up, and those player cards will be withdrawn until this is paid.

When a team doesn’t have the required number of players to play a match, there are two options:

  1. For junior teams, additional players may be sought from a younger age group. Players are permitted to play for teams up to two years above their actual age (it is NOT based on the age group they’re coming from). They must bring their player id card to any match and be entered on the team sheet where they are filling in for another team. Coaches or managers should contact the age coordinator for the appropriate age groups to seek additional players
  2. Forfeit the match. Teams are required to notify the club’s competition secretary by the following times:
    • 10am Wednesday for a Saturday match
    • 10am Thursday for a Sunday match

A summary of the FIFA rule changes for the 2020 season:

Dropped ball – Laws 8 & 9

  • If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper
  • If play is stopped outside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for one player of the team that last touched the ball at the point of the last touch
  • In all cases, all the other players (of both teams) must be at least 4m (4.5yds) away
  • If the ball touches the referee (or another match official) and goes into the goal, team possession changes, or a promising attack starts, a dropped ball is awarded

Goal celebrations – Law 12

  • A yellow card will be awarded for an ‘illegal’ celebration (e.g. removing the shirt), even if the goal is disallowed

Free-kicks – Law 13

  • When there is a ‘wall’ of three or more defenders, the attackers are not allowed within 1m (1 yd) of the wall; an attacker less than 1m (1yd) from the ‘wall’ when the kick is taken will be penalised with an indirect free-kick
  • When the defending team takes a free-kick in their own penalty area, the ball is in play once the kick is taken; it does not have to leave the penalty area before it can be played

Goal-kick – Law 16

  • The ball is in play once the kick is taken; it can be played before leaving the penalty area. Opponents must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play

Handball – Law 12

  • Deliberate handball remains an offence
  • The following ‘handball’ situations, even if accidental, will be a free-kick:
    • The ball goes into the goal after touching an attacking player’s hand/arm
    • A player gains control/possession of the ball after it has touches their hand/arm and then scores, or creates a goal-scoring opportunity
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm which has made their body unnaturally bigger
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm when it is above their shoulder (unless the player has deliberately played the ball which then touches their hand/arm)
  • The following will not usually be a free-kick, unless they are one of the above situations:
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm directly from their own head/body/foot, or the head/body/foot of another player who is close/near
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm which is close to their body and has not made their body unnaturally bigger
    • If a player is falling and the ball touches their hand/arm when it is between their body and the ground to support the body (but not extended to make the body bigger)
    • If the goalkeeper attempts to ‘clear’ (release into play) a throw-in or deliberate kick from a team-mate but the ‘clearance’ fails, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball

Kick-off – Law 8

  • The team that wins the toss can now choose toeither take the kick-off, or choose which goal to attack (previously they only had the choice of which goal to attack)

Medical breaks – Law 7

  • Difference between ‘cooling’ breaks (90 secs – 3 mins) and ‘drinks’ breaks (max 1 min). In the interests of player safety, competition rules may allow, in certain weather conditions (e.g. high humidity and temperatures), ‘cooling’ breaks (from ninety seconds to three minutes) to allow the body’s temperature to fall; they are different from ‘drinks’ breaks (maximum one minute) which are for rehydration.

Penalty kick – Law 14

  • The team’s penalty taker can have (quick) treatment/assessment and then take the kick
  • The goalkeeper must not be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets; they must not be moving
  • The goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken; they cannot stand behind the line

Players’ equipment – Law 4

  • Multi-coloured/patterned undershirts are allowed if they are the same as the sleeve of the main shirt

Quick free-kick and cards – Law 12

  • If the referee is about to issue a yellow or red card but the non-offending team takes the free-kick quickly and creates a goal-scoring opportunity, the referee can delay the card until the next stoppage if the offending team was not distracted by the referee

Substitutes – Law 3

  • A player who is being substituted must leave the field by the nearest point on the touchline/goal line (unless the referee indicates the player can leave quickly/immediately at the halfway line or a different point because of safety, injury etc.)

Team officials – Laws 5 & 12

  • A team official (or member of the coaching staff) guilty of misconduct will be shown a yellow card (caution) or red card (sending-off)*; if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach who is in the technical area at the time will receive the card.* Law 12 will have a list of YC/RC offences

* Law 12 will have a list of YC/RC offences

A summary of the CDSFA rule changes for the 2020 season:

  • TBA