Field Measurements & Markings
Nepean Football Association – Field of Play guidelines.
Under 5 – Under 7 Age Groups: Length 30 m, Width 20 m.
Under 8 & Under 9 Age Groups: Length 40-50 m, Width 30-40 m.
Under 10 & Under 11 Age Group: Length 60-70 m, Width 40-50 m.
Under 12 & ABOVE Age Groups: Length 90-120 m, Width 45-90 m
The field of play is marked with lines. These lines belong to the areas of which they are boundaries.
The two longer lines are called touch lines. The two shorter lines are called goal lines.
All lines are not more than 12 cm (5 inches) wide.
The field of play is divided into two halves by a halfway line.
The centre mark is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line. A circle with a radius of 9.15 m (10 yards) is marked around it. Corner kicks for U/10 to U/12 will be taken eight yards (7.24m) out from the penalty area. If sideline is closer than eight yards from the penalty area, then the corner kick will be taken from the corner arc nearest the corner flag post.
Clubs shall mark a short white line at the eight yard spot to indicate where the corner kicks will take place.
PENALTY SPOT AT EACH END TO BE TO BE DISTINCTLY MARKED
It will be the responsibility of the host team club to have a “technical area” marked on both sides of the playing field. The opposing Team Coaches shall decide, prior to the game, which “technical area” they will occupy for the issuing of instructions to players on the field, and from where substitutions are to be performed. These areas are to be two (2) metres from either side of the half way line by one (1) metre deep from the one metre line detailed in clause (c) of Grounds and Appurtenances. Should a club not be able to achieve the above requirement, the club shall make a submission to the Association for a ruling on an acceptable “technical area”.