2017 Season

July 19th, 2017

Bolam Cup and CSSL Trophy – Quarter Finals – 23 July

The 2017 quarter finals for the Bolam Cup and CSSL Trophy are on this weekend 23 July. The first named team is the home team. The draws are available on the SportsTG GoalNet website.
The Bolam Cup Quarter Finals are:

  • Lyttleton Killer Bees v Canterbury Fiji Rovers A
  • Universities A v Avonhead A
  • Woolston Foundry v Treallus United
  • Alvarados v Glenbyre A

The CSSL Trophy Quarter Finals are:

  • Lyttelton Borough v Glenbyre C
  • Universities B v Southern Districts A
  • Prebbleton Saints v Prebbleton Vipers
  • FC Lyttelton v Canterbury Fiji Rovers B

Bolam Cup and CSSL Trophy

The rules for all Cup games – Bolam Cup and CSSL Trophy are:

  • Maximum of 16 players on the card with 5 substitutions allowed.
  • Rolling substitutions are NOT allowed.
  • If a draw exists at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of 15 minutes each way is played.
  • lf a draw still results at the end of extra time, then 5 penalty kicks shall be taken from the penalty spot by 5 different players from each competing team; the taking of kicks shall alternate between each team. lf a draw still results “Sudden Death” kicks shall be taken alternately by 1 player from each team.
  • Each penalty kick is taken by a different player and all eligible players must take a kick before any player can take a second kick.
  • Only players who are on the field of play at the end of the match, which includes extra time where appropriate, are eligible to take kicks from the penalty mark.
  • Players are “Cup Tied” to the team for which they are first named (this rule is for clubs with multiple teams across the Bolam Cup and CSSL Trophy).
  • If you get a referee at your game please make them aware of these rules, agree with the referee and the other team before the commencement of the game.

CSSL League Layout

Due to the withdrawal of Nepali Football, the league is down to 33 teams. The following division layouts now exist:

  • Division 1 – 8 teams.
  • Division 2 – 8 teams.
  • Division 3 – 8 teams.
  • Division 4 – 9 teams. A BYE each week. We will try to get as many games as possible in Divsion 4, depending on the end of the season and any cancellations.

Referee Courses

Under Rule 6.1 of the CSSL league, it is a prerequisite that each team must register TWO CURRENT club based referees who have completed the Mainland Football club based referees course in the last 3 years. Club Based referee courses are be available from the Mainland Football website – Referees. Cost: $15 per person The CSSL will pay this fee for up to 3 players per team.

Team Cards and Results Phone

Please remember to TXT your results to 022 1057110 by 5.30 pm on the Sunday of the game. Please fill in the team card correctly – team names, division, venue, all players full names, player numbers, both captains signatures, referees names and signatures, score check and any comments (if applicable). Post the team card in by the Wednesday following the game (or scan it and email to admin@canterburysundaysoccer.co.nz). Failure to correctly fill in the team cards, TXT results or post/email team cards in will result in fines.

Complaints and Disputes

All correspondence regarding complaints, disputes and appeals are to be sent to the CSSL Administrator (email to admin@canterburysundaysoccer.co.nz) on the CSSL Complaint and Dispute Form which is available on the CSSL website under Forms (PDF and Word). Any further information required will be collated by the Administrator for consideration at a Committee meeting. Any Committee decision on such matters will be communicated to the respective clubs by the Administrator.

2016 CSSL Winners – League

Bolam Cup: Avonhead
CSSL Trophy: Southern Districts Salamanders
Division 1: Avonhead B
Division 2: Alvarados
Division 3: Prebbleton Shamrocks
Division 4: Universities
Division 5: Team Lhotshampa

2016 CSSL Winners – Awards

Division 1 – Player of the Year: Maty Whittle (Avonhead)
Division 2 – Player of the Year: Jamie Draper (Southern Districts Salamanders)
Division 3 – Player of the Year: Ben Williams (Combine Brothers)
Division 4 – Player of the Year: Ben Majendie (Ilam Hardies)
Division 5 – Player of the Year: Aashish Rai (Team Lhotshampa)
Referee of the Year: Javier Ortega
Fair Play Award: Matt Sands (Prebbleton)
Personality of the Year: Ben McNabb (Coastal Spirit)

Keep it [+]

Mainland Football and the CSSL would like to present you the Keep it Positive campaign.

  • We all love the game of football. Players, coaches, parents, spectators and officials all want and deserve a positive experience each time they take the field. Sadly Mainland Football currently deal with far too many misconduct reports, incident reports and general complaints. To ensure football maintains a high level of integrity we must ensure that everyone involved plays their part. Players, coaches, parents, spectators and officials each have a responsibility and duty of care to act appropriately and collectively to enhance our local football community.
  • With this campaign we would like to make everyone aware that:
    • We all need to understand what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, on and off the field.
    • We all have a role to play in keeping it positive on and off the field.
    • We all want to decrease the number of incidents of abuse and assaults on and off the field and retain our beautiful game.
    • We all deserve a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone to play in.