The Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA) competition rules in full are available here>>

Commonly referred to rules

Playing Kit

  • Every player must wear the same GUFC shorts, GUFC shirts and GUFC socks and protective shin pads
  • All players must wear protective shin pads
  • A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player (including any kind of jewellery eg wedding ring)
  • All u12+ players must have a unique number on the back of their playing strip shirt - shirt number is available at ground control, Gymea Bay Oval at no cost
  • A player requiring to wear sports (safety) glasses to play competition games must have the glasses approved by the SSFA before they can be worn.  Please contact registrar@gufc.com.au for how to have the glasses approved.

Preseason training / trialling 

From SSFA: please be advised that pre season activity (training, trials, kick around', etc) must be sanctioned by the SSFA, via your club secretary secretary@gufc.com.au, prior to any such activity being permitted on Council land or even at a private facility.  Without said approval players, coaches, managers and club officials are not covered by the FNSW sourced Directors and Officers Insurance, Public Liability Insurance and Player Insurance.

Match sheets

  • Ensure that FFA numbers for all players are on the match sheet and ID cards sighted on the field BEFORE each game
  • Teams U12 upwards MUST have a shirt number shown on match sheet
  • Any borrowed player must have FFA number, team, grade and shirt no. (if applicable) put on the match sheet. u10 and u11 players are not required to have shirt numbering
  • After the game, the team coach or manager verifies the result entered by the referee, ticks the appropriate boxes and signs the match sheet.

Match balls

  • Make sure your match ball is of correct size and properly inflated. Failure to take it to the game incurs a $50 fine.