Forest Summer Football – FAQs


Generously sponsored by:
Forestville RSL Club


When will matches be held? 

All matches will be played on Monday evenings between 4.30-9.30pm

This season’s playing times are as follows:
4.30pm – U6 and U7 teams
5.10pm – U8 and U9 teams
5.50pm – U8 – U14 girl’s teams
6.30pm – U10 and U11 teams
7.10pm – U12, U13, U16, U17 and U18 teams
8.00pm – U14 and U15 teams, U16 girl’s and O35 women’s teams
8.45pm – AL men’s and O35 men’s teams

Please ensure your team is ready 15 minutes before start time as the change over times are tight.

How can I find details of the Draw and Match results?

Please click here to be directed to the draw and match results.

Where are the matches held?

All matches will be held on Melwood Oval, Playing Fields 1 and 2. Details of your match location will be listed on the draw (click here). Please refer to the maps below to find your exact pitch location:


A site map will also be on displayed at Melwood on competition nights. Managers will need to ensure their teams are aware of the exact match location as change over times are tight.

How long are the matches?

U6 and U7 :        2 x 10 minute halves
U8 – U11:            2 x 12 minute halves
U12 – U16:          2 x 15 minute halves
U17 and older:    2 x 20 minute halves
Half-time duration is limited to a maximum of 2 minutes

Does our team need to provide a referee?

No – Forest Summer Football provide a referee for every match.

Who records the match results?

The referee will record the match results. Team managers are encouraged to also keep a record of the score and report it to the marshalling tent after the game. Results will be updated online within 24hours.

Where can I find the competition rules?

Please click the link below to view a pdf of the full competition rules.

We do not have a complete team available for one of our matches. Can we borrow from another team?

Yes – you may borrow a spare player from another team in your age group or from up to two age groups below your own. However players must be registered players of Forest Summer Football tournament. Players who are not registered to play in the competition may not take part.

Will matches be cancelled if it is raining? 

No – Melwood is an all-weather playing field so matches will go on despite the weather unless it is considered unsafe. If for some reason there is a requirement to cancel the match a message will be posted of FKFC Facebook page.

What are the dates of the competition? When does it break for the holidays?

The competition begins on Monday 17 October 2016. The last match of 2016 will be held on Monday 12 December. The competition will resume on Monday 16 January 2017. Semi Finals and Finals will take place in the last two weeks of the competition – Monday 20 February and Monday 28 February.

Does our team need to wear Forest Summer Football kit for all matches?

Yes – Your team will be issued with a coloured Forest Summer Football top and a black pair of shorts. All teams in your age group will be issued a different coloured top to identify them so please ensure all team members wear their kit to all matches. Black socks are available for purchase at $5 but they are not compulsory.

Do players need to wear soccer boots and shin pads?

Shin pads are compulsory to help prevent injuries. Soccer boots are recommended.

When will our team receive their kit?

Team managers were requested to collect all team kits from the FKFC clubhouse on Monday 10 October between 4pm and 7pm. If your manager was unable to make this time the kit will also be available for collection from the FKFC clubhouse at Melwood Oval on Monday 17 October from 4 – 5.30pm and after that from the marshalling tent located on the field. If your team would like to purchase black socks ($5 per pair) they will be available for sale on both these occasions (cash only).

Will the canteen and club house be open on competition nights? 

Yes – Forest Summer Football is social family competition. The canteen will be serving hot food and the club house bar will be open for drinks, so stay after the match and enjoy the long summer evenings with friends, family and team mates.

If you have any further queries regarding Forest Summer Football or registration please contact the competition administrator:
[email protected]