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Rovers to host Coppinger Cup

5 March 2020

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Rovers Academy to host first annual Coppinger Cup an U7s football festival for grass roots and school boys teams in Doncaster.

The tournament will take place from 10am-1pm on May 17 at the Club Doncaster Sports Park and will be a 32 team 5-a-side tournament for U7 football teams.

Entry to the competition is free and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in entering the tournament, please contact head of Foundation Phase Michael Pedley by emailing

Closing date for entries is Tuesday March 31 2020.

Competition rules:

1. All players must be U7 (season 2019/20)
2. The tournament will be played according to the official FA rules
3. Games will be 1 x 12 mins and will start/finish on one central whistle
4. Games will be played in the format of 5v5 (4 outfield + 1GK) – max 8 players per team
5. Games will be played on a 40 yards x 30 yards pitch
6. All games will be played with a size 3 football
7. 3 points awarded for a win, 1 point awarded for a draw
8. If teams are equal on points after the final group game, the following criteria will place teams:

i.  Goal difference
ii. Most goals scored
iii. Result of head-to-head game played in the group game
iv. Sudden death penalty kicks

9.   No offsides to be awarded
10. Goalkeepers are not permitted to pick up back passes

Click here to view the competition flyer

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