Forfeit Procedure

Forfeit Policy


  • Every effort must be made to field a team for every scheduled match.

  • Team members should always be encouraged to make every effort to play.

  • If substitute players cannot be found and therefore no team formed, the manager will then have to apply to forfeit the game


How does a team forfeit?

  1. All forfeits must be formally notified by email to LSC Admin 

  2. The forfeit must be done at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the fixture.

  3. Your email should include the team name, match date and time, the reason for the forfeit and what you have done to try to avoid forfeiting.


What happens when a team forfeits?

  1. When a team forfeits a match, the opposition shall be awarded a 3 – 0 win.

  2. When both teams forfeit a match, neither team shall be awarded any goals or competitive points (Competition Age Groups)

  3. If a team is unable to field at least three (3) eligible registered players at the scheduled starting time, then such team will be deemed to have forfeited the match. No grace period shall be permitted.

  4. Where a team has not reported to the referee by the scheduled kick-off or does not have the required minimum number of players present, 5 minutes grace from the scheduled starting time may be claimed and must be allowed. After the 5-minute grace period has passed a team failing to report to the referee shall automatically forfeit to its opponents, provided that the opponents have reported to the referee in good order.

  5. Teams forfeiting on consecutive occasions without good reason may be removed from the competition at the discretion of the LSC management and administration team.