Age Group Information 2018 NSFA Season

Under 6               Born on or after 1st January 2012*

Under 7               Born on or after 1st January 2011*

Under 8               Born on or after 1st January 2010*

Under 9               Born on or after 1st January 2009*

Under 10             Born on or after 1st January 2008*

Under 11             Born on or after 1st January 2007*

Under 12             Born on or after 1st January 2006*

Under 13             Born on or after 1st January 2005*

Under 14             Born on or after 1st January 2004*

Under 15             Born on or after 1st January 2003*

Under 16             Born on or after 1st January 2002*

Under 17             Born on or after 1st January 2001

Under 18             Born on or after 1st January 2000

Under 21             Born on or after 1st January 1997

Over 30               Born on or before 31st December 1988

Over 35               Born on or before 31st December 1983

Over 40               Born on or before 31st December 1978

Over 45               Born on or before 31st December 1973

*Can apply for dispensation to play in a lower age group under the Relative Age Effect (RAE) Rule.

  1. Players may only register in Mixed SSF if they are four (4) years of age or older as at midnight on the 31st December of the year prior.
  2. No player should play in an age group more than two (2) years higher than they are qualified for, unless they have been granted dispensation by the relevant committee.
  3. The Relative Age Effect (RAE) allows for players born in last thee (3) months (between the 1st of October and 31st of December), to offset any physical disadvantage to players born in the earlier months of a year by playing down an age group.