Forfeiting Guidelines

Forfeiting Guidelines

Forfeits are strongly discouraged, as your opponents have signed up to play. However, we know on rare occasions it cannot be helped.

It is essential that forfeits are done via phone call to our office on 9495-0909 and if we do not answer, please leave a message.

There are numerous avenues for finding fill ins, please check out the following ways:

Netball Fill In Facebook:

Post on the CitySide Sports Facebook Page in our Community Section: https://www.facebook.com/CitySideSports/community/

Or, post in the following Facebook groups (These FB groups are not owned/administered by CitySide Sports):

Hardcourt Volleyball Fill In Facebook:

Join and post in our own community group designed for our Hardcourt Volleyball competitions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/851375571717121

Beach Volleyball Fill In Facebook:

Join and post in our own community group designed for our Brunswick Beach Volleyball competitions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/216575518869276

By signing up a team, you have agreed to the Terms & Conditions which includes to provide a team to all fixtured games.

By forfeiting your match, your game fee is still due and payable before your next game. Despite your game not going ahead, we are still liable for hiring of the courts, the administrative costs and staff and match officials.

Teams are encouraged to notify CitySide Sports before 2pm on the day of your match, if you plan to forfeit. This allows us time to reschedule games. For example, if your game is in the middle of the night, we may be able to move down two teams playing in the last timeslot, if they want to.

Early notification also means we can arrange a scratch match for your opponent if they want us to, or that we can rearrange our match officials.

LATE FEE FOR FORFEITING AFTER 2PM: $30.00 (for all team sports and formats)

Teams will be invoiced the following day after a forfeit, which is payable before the team's next game.

Teams who do not attend a game within the required time frame as noted within the Competition Rules or fail to attend at all without notifying CitySide Sports, inconvenience the opposing team. This is known as a walkover. The offending team must pay their own game fee, and that of the opponents. Venue Management will then make all efforts to try and get the team at the venue, a scratch match and they will be declared the winning team.

When your opponent forfeits prior to the match and we send you notification, you do not get a win* (offending team does receive a loss) as this is treated like a bye, due to the nature of our match-ratio % for ladders. You will be given the option to play a scratch match IF we can arrange one for you.

When you are offered the scratch match, and decide to take up the offer, your team will only pay a half-game fee. You can choose not to play.

* NOTE: The above is for when we notify you in advance. If your opposing team do not inform us that they are not attending, and do not show up - you receive the recorded win, and we will endeavour to get you a game on the spot, at no charge.

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