The 2023 season gets underway on Tuesday with the boys Go Games. This will be followed on Tuesday the 19th by the inaugural Girls Go Games.
The aim of the Go Games leagues are to allow children to develop their skills in a fun environment. Below are a few points to note for the upcoming games.
Games are fixed for Tuesdays @3.00. Schools are permitted to change the date and times, once both schools agree. If schools can not agree to a change then the original fixture stands.
Smart touch footballs should be used.
Games are set at 13 a side, schools can agree to alter this if required, ie 11 a side or 9 a side is permitted on agreement.
AGE LIMIT. As was introduced last year, the rule regarding age for Go Games remains the same:
Go Games are limited to children in 4th and 5th class. In schools where there is more than one stream, (2 or more of class groups) Children in 4th/5th class that play on a senior team are not permitted to play on a Go Games team.
The reasoning behind this rule was to increase participation. In larger schools, it would be unfair for some children to play 2 matches a week for their school while others may get little or no time. For smaller schools, it is necessary for children in 5th to be part of their senior and junior team to have sufficient players to field teams.
Best of luck to all schools that begin the season this week. With a record number of 468 teams entered into competitions, it will be a busy few weeks.
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