Age groups

birth date requirements for the 2022 season

Under 6 Born on or after 1st January 2016 or 2017*
Under 7 Born on or after 1st January 2015*
Under 8 Born on or after 1st January 2014*
Under 9 Born on or after 1st January 2013*
Under 10 Born on or after 1st January 2012*
Under 11 Born on or after 1st January 2011*
Under 12 Born on or after 1st January 2010*
Under 13 Born on or after 1st January 2009*
Under 14 Born on or after 1st January 2008*
Under 15 Born on or after 1st January 2007*
Under 16 Born on or after 1st January 2006*
Under 17 Born on or after 1st January 2005
Under 18 Born on or after 1st January 2004
Under 21 Born on or after 1st January 2001
Over 30 Born on or before 31st December 1992
Over 35 Born on or before 31st December 1987
Over 40 Born on or before 31st December 1982
Over 45 Born on or before 31st December 1977

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

  • 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.
  • No player should play in an age group more than two (2) years higher than they are qualified for, unless the Competitions Department has granted dispensation.
  • The Relative Age Effect Rule 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.