Griffith Social Sport Terms and Conditions
Participants at all Griffith Sport Social Sport Competitions are responsible for reading and understanding the terms and conditions contained herein. Sport specific rules are contained in the specific sports rules documents available for each sport separately. These two documents are used in conjunction with the disciplinary guidelines to administer all Griffith Social Sport Competitions.
TeamsOnce you have successfully registered in your desired competition, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to your Team Captain. It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to check that the enrolment listed is correct and to inform the Social Sport Coordinator of any change needed. All correspondence regarding the competitions will be sent to the nominated Team Captain throughout the season, primarily through email. This can include updates, news and fixtures information. The Team Captain is responsible for all communications to their team members for the duration of the season. Every attempt will be made to place teams in the division that reflects the playing grade indicated during the registration process. No refunds will be offered for teams on the basis that they were not placed in their preferred division. All fixtures will be generated once registrations have closed and Team Captain’s will be notified via email as soon as possible and no less than 48 hours in advance of the first fixture date. Should a change to the draw occur within 48 hours of the competition, the Team Captain will be notified via phone as well as email.
Once you have successfully registered in your desired competitions, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. You need to ensure that you have registered and paid to be considered to go into a team. Team placings are allocated in a first in first served basis.
Griffith Sport are able to attempt, where possible, to put friends into the same team, however this happens at a maximum of 3 fully registered and paid participants (ie you and 2 others). If you have more then this, you will need to look at the full team registration option. Please note that you must email the Social Sport Convenor prior to registrations closing in order to be considered.
All fixtures will be generated once registrations have closed and each individual will be sent an email with the full list of your team mates with names, emails, and phone numbers. You then discuss between your team regarding team uniforms etc.
You will be notified via email as soon as possible with regards to fixtures and no less than 48 hours in advance of the first fixture date. Should a change to the draw occur throughout the season within 48 hours of the competition, we will contact you via phone as well as email.
- Please note that all competitions are of ten (10) weeks duration which is inclusive of finals.
- Griffith Sport monitors all team names that are chosen and will be in contact with team captains if the team names need to be changed to something more acceptable.
- When generated, fixtures and results for each sport can be found on the Griffith Social Sport Website
Sport Specific rules are available under each sport on the Social Sport Website. All players have a responsibility to know and adhere to the rules. Any questions regarding the rules should be limited to prior to the commencement of games or during breaks considering the limited timeslots for games.
If a player has a concern about a referee or official’s calls then they may approach the Sport Convenor for the competition. These convenors can be identified as they wear a red Griffith Sport polo shirt. The Convenor will determine whether the rulings are fair and assist where needed. All rules made by officials and convenors are final.
- All participating players must be fully registered with Griffith Sport by registering into their chosen sport and team on the website. Individual registrations should simply register as an individual and we will place them into a team. All team captains are responsible for ensuring that every team member is officially registered within their team prior to taking part in any competition.
- Teams that play matches with players not registered against their online team roster will forfeit their game score.
- All players must sign in at the competition desk every game prior to taking the field. Photo ID is required for the Convenor to check at the time of sign in.
- Players can only be registered with one (1) team in each competition type within each sport.
- Breaches of these rules will result in a forfeit match for all offending teams. If there is more than one breach, all offending teams will be removed from the competition. No refunds will occur.
- To be eligible to play in finals matches, players must be fully registered and have played at least half of the scheduled round matches for the team in question.
- In order to be officially recorded as playing in a match, the player must have signed in on the sign in sheet on the competition desk and be registered on the online team player roster. It is up to the team captain of each team to ensure all players sign in each game and are registered in order to meet this requirement come finals.
- Prior to finals, the Social Sport Coordinator will send a list of eligible players to the team captain. These listed players will be the only players eligible to play in the final. No exceptions will be made and if found guilty of playing an ineligible player, the team will be disqualified and the next ranked team will take their place.
- It is compulsory for all players to wear appropriate enclosed sports shoes. Prior to the commencement of the game, the referee shall inspect players’ footwear to ensure that they are appropriate. If they are deemed not to be appropriate, the player will not be able to take the field.
- No player can take the court while wearing jewellery of any kind. This must be removed prior to the game. The referee will ask any player breaking this rule to remove the piece of jewellery before participating in the game.
- Long or sharp fingernails are to be trimmed or taped.
- All participating players are to wear a set of matching playing tops with numbers on the back. Each player is to wear an identical coloured shirt and it MUST be numbered on the back at minimum of 15cm high. Each player is required to wear the same number for each week of the competition.
- In sports where there is a goal keeper – this person must wear a different coloured top to that of the rest of the team. A bib of contrasting colour may be used if desired. Teams are expected to provide their own bib to use if this is the case.
- If there is a clash between teams, a set of bibs will be provided by the Sports Convenor to distinguish between both teams which will need to be returned at the end of the game. Should they not be returned at the conclusion of the game, a $50 fine will apply
- All participating players are to wear the same colour playing uniform with positions clearly marked. Teams can simply choose to wear playing bibs provided that each team member has an identically coloured top underneath the playing bib. Teams must provide their own set of bibs for the duration of the competition.
- For mixed competitions male players can wear shorts (no pockets) and a playing shirt/singlet so long as the colour and pattern is consistent and identical with the female player’s uniforms.
- Bibs can be hired from the Sport Convenor on the night for $10 per game, correct change only paid at team check in time. Online payments are available via the Griffith Pay Portal and the electronic emailed receipt must be shown when checking in to the Convenor. These are to be returned at the end of the night. Failure to return the bibs is a $50 fine
- If there is a clash between teams, alternate coloured bibs will be provided by the Sports Convenor to distinguish between both teams
- All teams must wear matching tops. Numbers must be visible on the back of the playing top, it is also preferred but not required for numbers to be displayed on the front of the playing top as well. No player from the same team may wear the same number. Numbers must only be #4 – 15, #20-25, #30-35 and so on. Each player is required to wear the same number for each week of the competition.
- Alternatively teams can opt to wear playing bibs instead of a uniform provided that each team member has an identically coloured top underneath the playing bib. Teams must provide their own set of bibs for the duration of the competition.
- If there is a clash between teams, a set of bibs will be provided by the Sports Convenor to distinguish between both teams which will need to be returned at the end of the game. Should they not be returned at the conclusion of the game, a $50 fine will apply.
All participating players are to wear a set of matching playing tops. Each player is to wear an identical coloured shirt.
Breach of Uniform Rules
Example 3: Two players from one team and one player from the opposing team are not in the correct uniform. The match will start with a two (2) – one (1) goal advantage to the opposing team.
||Maximum Bonus Points Awarded
||2 Points (at the start of each game)
||10 Points (2 points per each player infraction)
||6 Points (at the start of each game)
The following are the point’s penalties for forfeiting teams
|Sport||Competition Points||For & Against Score|
||0 - 5 (0 - 21)
|Basketball||0||0 - 30|
||0 - 21
|Netball||0||0 - 15|
|Touch||0||0 - 5|
|Volleyball||0||0 - 3 (0 - 25)|
|5-a-side||0||0 - 10|
|7-a-side||0||0 - 5|
- If you notify the Social Sport Coordinator less than 24 hours before your game or you fail to notify at all, then you will be deducted one (-1) competition point and penalised double the appropriate for and against points for your sport.
- You will also incur a $50 forfeit fine payable 48 hours prior to your next fixture.
- Griffith Sport reserves the right to remove any teams from the competition at any time, without refund, if multiple forfeits occur.
Injury & InsuranceA player may call for ‘time' due to an injury or illness, although the decision to stop play shall be at the sole discretion of the Referee. If a player is injured, it is their or their team mates responsibility to immediately inform the Referee.
For a minor injury, the referee should send the injured player or a bystander to the Sport Convenor for first aid treatment and to collect an Injury Report Form. The injury report form must be completed by the injured or another responsible person before they leave the venue for further treatment.
The Referee can stop a game for any period of time to deal with an injury, time for medical emergencies will not be added on to the final half during round games. Should a medical emergency result in less than half the game being played then teams will receive 2 points each for a 5-5 draw.
For a medical emergency, the referee is to remain with the injured player and send somebody else to inform the Sport Convenor of the emergency.
During time for injury, all players must remain on the field unless involved in a substitution. In the event that a player is bleeding, they must leave the field immediately and not return until the wound has been cleaned and all blood and blood stained items have been removed and covered.
More information regarding injury and insurance information can be found on the Injury & Insurance Information website.
All participants in any Social Sport competition play at their own risk. Griffith Sport recommends the use of approved injury reduction items by players during matches.
Individuals are unable to participate in matches if they have a hard medical caste on any part of their body. If a player is unsure whether they will be allowed to take the field/court then contact the Social Sport Coordinator at least one business day prior to the scheduled match. The match official’s decision on game day is final if no confirmation has been sort by the Social Sport Coordinator.
Griffith Sport highly recommends any individuals with vision impairments refrain from wearing standard seeing glasses when participating in any sport competition. Contact lens or prescription sport glasses should be worn as an alternative to prevent injury if a player is struck in the face with a ball.
Refunds are only available if requested at least 5 working days prior to a competitions registration closing date at Griffith Sport’s discretion. In order to apply for a refund, an individual or team must submit their case in writing via email to the Social Sport Coordinator, taking note of the time frame required. All refunds of this nature will require an administration fee deducted from any fees paid. After this time no refunds are available.
Should a competition fail to go ahead at all due to limited number of registrations, Griffith Sport will contact all individuals and teams to advise of this and the steps required to get a full refund in this case.
In the case of games being rained out a message will be placed on the Social Sport Facebook Page. A call will be made by 4pm on the day for week day competitions, and by 12pm for Sunday Competitions. If there is no wet weather post on the Facebook Page then games will still go ahead. It is the responsibility of the team captain to find out if games have been cancelled; Griffith Sport may not be able to individually contact each team.
Griffith Sport will aim to reschedule any rained out matches, although we operate under strict time limitations. If there is an instance where we are unable to reschedule matches these games will be declared not played and no competition points will be award to any teams for the round.
Should any finals games be rained out/unplayable, all steps will be taken to reschedule the game.
Conduct of players and teams
Griffith Sport does not tolerate rough play, abusive or derogatory language, back chat, any negative behaviour or challenge to the referee’s authority (or similar). Team captains must take responsibility for their teams and ensure all matches are contested in the spirit of the game. Players participating as individuals on an assigned team will treat their new team members fairly & with respect whilst partaking in any Social Sport Competition.
No player or spectator can be under the influence of alcohol or drugs whilst at the sporting venues. Such behaviour will result in immediate removal of offenders from the premises.
The Referee is entitled to send off any player at any stage for any reason for any period of time if they feel it necessary to do so for player safety or their ability to effectively control the game. The decision regarding whether this player can be replaced during this time is at the discretion of the Referee.
Dependant on the seriousness of the disciplinary breach players may be penalised, sent off for a period of time (without being replaced) or sent off for the remainder of the match. A player sent off for the match can take no further part in that game or the next game. No substitute player is allowed to replace a player who is sent off in the game in which the dismissal occurred.
At the discretion of the Sport Convenor and Griffith Sport Management, serious infringements by any player, team official or spectator will be further investigated in accordance with the Griffith University Social Sport Disciplinary Regulations. This document can be found on the Griffith Social Sport website.
Media and Publications
Social Sport participants consent to the use of their name, image, photographs, video and comments in any publications and marketing in relation to Social Sport by Griffith University.
Griffith Sport collects, stores, and uses personal information only for the purposes of administering Griffith Sport programs and services. The information collected will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except to meet government, legal or other regulatory authority requirements. For further information, consult the University's Privacy Plan.
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