The 2015 NSW Police Games touch football event is a mixed event, with a maximum of 14 players per team.
The aim of the game is to score touchdowns by getting through the opponent team’s part of the field and placing the ball down in the touchdown zone.
Teams are made of up to 14 players, with a maximum of six (some local rules allow seven) players on the field at any time with unlimited substitutions. Teams may have a maximum of three (3) and minimum two (2) males on the field at any time. If only two (2) females are available to play, the team must play one player short.
The game lasts 45 minutes, divided into two 20 minutes halves and a five minute half-time break. Depending on the number of teams, the game time may be shortened.
Just before the game, team captains gather with the referee/s for the toss. The winner gets the ball and chooses which direction they want their team to run.
The game starts with a ‘tap’ on the half way line.
The rules are quite simple, and even if it’s your first time playing, you will pick up the basics in no time and enjoy the game with your teammates, no matter what everyone’s skill level is.
The rules of the game are easy to understand and suitable for everyone to enjoy Touch Football.
For a complete version of the rules of the game, please follow the link or visit the Rules and Policies section of the TFA website www.austouch.com.au.