Event Infomation

Format

Max 10 players per team, mixed teams

£325 + VAT per team which includes:
>Minimum of 4 ten minute games
>Goody bag for each player on arrival
>Networking drinks reception
>Prizes for winning team, runner up, Man of the match in the final, Heat top goalscorer
>Buffet for players after tournament
>10% entry fee donation to charity

Round Robin tournament format

4 leagues with 5 teams, the winners of which will progress on to the Semi Final and latterly to the Heat Final

Players are reminded that they are representing their company and the tournament is to be played in a competitive but fair and courteous manner.

TIMINGS:

1400-1500: Registration and Networking

15:00-17:00 Tournament

17:00- 18:00 Drinks Reception, Buffet and Awards Presentation

Travel Info Edinbugh Powerleague

Business Fives concludes with a prizegiving and drinks reception, although free parking is provided on site participants are encouraged to make the most of the public transport links the venue enjoys.

From Edinburgh City Centre
o    Service 22 or Tram from Princes Street. Alight at Bankhead Drive.
o    Service 2 from Grassmarket/Old Town area. Alight at Bankhead Drive.

From the main train stations:
o    Waverley: service 22 from the top of Waverley Steps. Alight at Bankhead Drive.
o    Haymarket: Tram or service 12 from outside the station. Alight at Bankhead Drive.
o    Edinburgh Park Station: Tram, alight at Bankhead.

From Edinburgh Airport:
o    service 35 or Tram. Alight at Bankhead Drive. Airport fares apply on Tram.

From any other location, We would advise our visitors to use the online Lothian Buses journey planner  –http://lothianbuses.com/getting-around/journey-planner – which includes bus and tram information.

If travelling from outside Edinburgh and the Lothians, TravelineScotland.com also provides a multimodal journey planner.

Travel Info Glasgow Powerleague

Business Fives concludes with a prizegiving and drinks reception, although free parking is provided on site participants are encouraged to make the most of the public transport links the venue enjoys.

From Glasgow City Centre
o    Bus Service 38 from Argyle Street. Alight at Stirling Road with a short walk from there.

From the main train stations:
o    Glasgow Central: Bus service 38 fromArgyle St. Alight at Stirling Road and short walk from there.
o    Queen St: Bus Service 57 or service 38 from outside the station. Alight at Stirling Road and short walk from there.

From any other location, We would advise our visitors to use the online TravelineScotland.com which provides a multimodal journey planner.

Rules

GENERAL RULES:

Teams must consist of at least 5 players, 1 goalkeeper and 4 outfield players

Squads can consist of up to 10 players, rolling subs allowed during each match.

Team entry costs £325 + VAT and fees must be paid prior to taking part.

Matches will be independently refereed, there is a zero tolerance policy for lack of respect towards referees.

Spaces are limited at each event and teams are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Players are required to register and sign a waiver at 2pm on the day of the event.

RULES OF PLAY

1: Matches are 10 minutes long and there is no change of ends.

2:  In the round robin stage 3 points will be awarded for a victory and one for a draw.

3: Substitutions will be rolling throughout the game with one on, one off.

4: Backpasses to the keeper will only be permitted once the ball has touched 2 or more outfield players from the team.

5: The keeper may not come outside of the D.

6:  The ball may be played above head height.

7: Slide tackles are not permitted.

8: When someone scores, play will resume from the keeper.

9: Outfield players are allowed in the goalkeepers area but may not touch the ball inside the D, if they do a penalty will be awarded against both offensive and defensive players.

10: Players may score from free kicks and defensive players must stand two yards from the ball.

11: If the ball leaves the pitch, play will resume with a kick in.

12: Players may not score direct from a kick in.

13: Swearing at the referee is an automatic sending off offence.

14: The referee’s decision is final. The referee may send off any player for verbal abuse.

15: ALL players must wear shinpads.  The onus is on the players to mitigate any potential risks involved in playing football and the orgainser accepts to no liability for any injuries that may occur on the field of play.

16: A red card in any match will result in the player being excluded for the rest of the tournament.

17: Maximum squad size is ten (five players and five subs)

18: The event is open to any player who is 16 or over.

19: If teams are not at the correct pitch 2 minutes before kick off time they will forfeit the game 3-0.

20: For the knock out rounds sudden death penalties will decide any games that end in a draw.

21: Round robin group positions will be decided by points, then goal difference, then goals scored, then goals against, then the head to head result against that team in the group. In the highly unlikely event that teams are still equal when all this is taken into account, then progression to the knockout stages shall be settled with a sudden death penalty shoot out.

22: If a team receives more than 3 red or yellow cards this may lead to disqualifcation.

23: The organiser reserves the right to remove any team from the tournament at any time.