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 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, 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.