NEW WALKING FOOTBALL RULES FOR 2018

December 20, 2017

 

Affiliate members have voted on the following proposals, and will see their game shaping now, in readiness for the 2018 Nationals.

1. A ball saved or deflected by the goalkeeper over head height and out of play on pitches with goal lines shall be a corner (currently a retention by the keeper.) YES - 74%

2. A ball saved or deflected by the goalkeeper over head height within the penalty area that crosses the goal line shall stand as a goal (currently a dead ball scenario and no goal.) YES - 83%

3. Shin guards are compulsory in all competitive games - no pads, no play (currently 'not compulsory but advisable' in a non-contact format.) YES - 52%

4. A ball may be 'poached' cleanly and without contact from between the legs of the player in possession of the ball (currently ambiguous as a tackle from behind.) YES - 89%

5. A goalkeeper may distribute the ball from the area whilst grounded (currently an infringement as all players must not play from a grounded position.) YES - 75%

 

 

 

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