Football Queensland referees are required to follow the below match day expectations to ensure all processes are being followed on match weekends.
State Competition Match Timings
The following match timings apply to Football Queensland’s NPL Men’s, Women’s, FQPL and SAP.
|League||Time per half|
|SAP under 9||20 minutes|
|SAP under 10 to under 12||25 minutes|
|Under 13||35 minutes|
|Under 14||35 minutes|
|Under 15||40 minutes|
|Under 16||40 minutes|
|Under 18||45 minutes|
|Under 20||45 minutes|
|1st grade||45 minutes|
Competition Rule Changes
A number of changes to the NPL Men’s, Women’s, Juniors and FQPL competition rules concerning substitutions and interchange have been confirmed.
View all the changes to the rules in the table below.
Send Off Codes
R1 – Serious Foul Play
R2 – Violent Conduct
- Grade 1 – Violent conduct (minor)
- Grade 2 – Violent conduct
- Grade 3 – Serious violent conduct
- Grade 4 – Against a match official
R3 – Spitting
- Grade 1 – At a player or other person
- Grade 2 – At a match official
R4 – DOGSO by deliberately handling the ball
R5 – DOGSO all other instances
R6 – Offensive/Insulting/Abusive language/Gestures
- Grade 1 – Against a player or other person
- Grade 2 – Discriminatory lanuguage
- Grade 3 – Against a match official
- Grade 4 – Unsporting conduct towards a match official
R7 – Receives a second caution in same game
Y1 – Unsporting Behaviour
Y2 – Dissent by word or action
Y3 – Persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
Y4 – Delays the restart of play
Y5 – Encroachment
Y6 – Enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee’s permission
Y7 – Deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee’s permission
Match Official Fees
Referees officiating grassroots competitions, NPL Junior boys and girls, and FQPL matches will be implementing the Sin Bin ruling.
All referees under 18 years of age MUST wear the Pink Armband when officiating all matches.
This is to ensure players, coaches and spectators are aware referees wearing the armband are children.
If you have not received a pink armband, get in contact with your local zone here.
Referees must complete the required form when a major incident (melee) or injury occurs to a player or referee during a match.