Cambrils Park Sports Village Salou Spain
12th - 16th April 2018
Qualifying Matches on Friday 13th April and Finals on Sunday 15th April.
The inaugural Spanish Masters will be held on 12th – 14th of April 2018 in the beautiful setting of Cambrils Sports Village, Salou Spain.
We are confident this tournament will grow in future years to become one of the most prestigious Walking football tournaments in Europe.
With its rich environment of things to see and do, the Costa Daurada is a perfect place to hold a football tournament.
The following information will provide all the information you need to know regarding the tournament, accommodation and the resort.
We will be staying in Cambrils sports village, and residing in the two twin bedroom Aloha bungalows that can host up to 4 people.
Single occupancy rooms are available with a small extra charge and family or non-player rates are also available.
The rooms are clean and comfortable with a small lounge area to relax in.
The village can accommodate up to 2000 people at a time.
The package includes Breakfast and Lunch served buffet style in the onsite restaurant.
Meal times will be arranged around our match times.
There are Bars, Laundrette, supermarket and many other facilities on site, including a Fitness and Spa centre.
The village is nestled between Cambrils and Salou which are both a short ten minute taxi ride away.
Cambrils is a beautiful place and well worth a visit. Tours can be arranged to the nearby “Ferrari land” or local wine tasting trips.
For the more adventurous there are speed boat tours or even football sight-seeing tours to the Camp Nou in Barcelona around an hour drive away.
Tarragona, Reus and La Pineda are also within easy travelling distance.
The Football Tournament
Will be hosted at the nearby Futbol Salou complex around 900 meters from the village.
With its breath-taking facilities the complex is one of Europe’s most prestigious football Academies and holds many international tournaments annually.
The tournament will consist of teams being split into League groups.
The idea is that everyone will have the same amount of games instead of a knockout tournament. Group games will commence on Friday 13th April and will consist of matches against all the other teams in their group.
There will be half time water breaks of 2 minutes.
The games are 6 a side with unlimited substitutions from your registered 10 players.
There will then be a day off on the Saturday to recover, remember we are older now and most of us need this.
Play will re commence on the Sunday morning and will be split as follows:
The top teams from the groups (over 50s) will form a group and contest The “Walking Football Spanish European Masters Cup”
The remaining teams from each group will form new groups and play for the “Spanish Masters Shield” (Wooden Spoon)
In the over 65s the format will be similar and teams will compete for the “Walking Football European Seniors Trophy” Cup presentations will be held after the Sunday Matches.
Unfortunately due to the complexity of getting copies of everyone’s medical records and as we all have medical history we are unable to arrange any personal insurance for the tournament.
You will have to make sure your own travel insurance policy will cover you playing football abroad.
With this in mind everyone competing will have to sign a disclaimer to confirm they are playing at their own risk.
The objective of these rules is to ensure safe and competitive tournaments played in a friendly fun manner.
The normal rules of Football apply with the following exceptions and amendments:
- 1. Walking rule
- 2. Teams
- 3. Players equipment
- 4. Playing area, goals and ball
- 5. Duration of play
- 6. Three touch rule
- 7. Height of ball restriction
- 8. Areas of play
- 9. Free kicks and penalties
- 10. Offside
- 11. Substitution procedures
- 12. Disciplinary sanctions
- 13. Appeals committee
1. Walking rule - Walking is defined as “always having one foot in touch with the ground whilst moving”. The referee will award an indirect free kick against any player who is seen to be not walking while moving. If a team is penalised on five occasions in a match for infringing the walking rule a blue card will be issued this will result in the award of as penalty kick against them. Each subsequent infringement will result in the award of a further penalty kick.
2. Teams - Teams will comprise 6 players. A maximum number of 4 substitutes is permitted.
3. Players’ equipment - Players must wear designated AstroTurf or moulded studded footwear. Screw-in metal studs and blades are not allowed. All jewellery must be removed. Spectacles may be worn. Shinguards must be worn.
4. Playing area, goals and ball - The playing area will be approximately 38mx28m. Goals will be similar in size to standard Futsal goals. A size 4 ball will be used.
5. Duration of matches - The duration of matches shall be divided into 2 equal periods of 6 or 7 minutes.
6. Three touch rule - An outfield player is limited to three touches of the ball uninterrupted by another player touching the ball. A fourth touch will be an infringement and result in the award of an indirect free kick. A player having used three touches should step back two metres from the ball and not obstruct play. Goalkeepers have no limitation on touches and must distribute the ball in an underarm “bowling” motion. Goalkeepers may not kick the ball directly from their hands. Goalkeepers cannot control the ball with their hands from a pass back.
7. Height of ball restriction - A height restriction is set at the greater of the height of the crossbar or 6ft (1.83m). If the ball is kicked by any player or thrown by a goalkeeper above the designated height an indirect free kick will be awarded except where the infringement occurs in the penalty area when a penalty kick will be awarded. If the ball rises above the designated height restriction due to a block by a player or a block or save by a goalkeeper then play should continue without the award of a free kick or penalty.
8. Areas of play - The playing area will include a Penalty Area and Goalkeeper Safe Zone (GSZ). All players can enter the Penalty Area. A goalkeeper cannot exit their penalty area. If a goalkeeper exits their penalty area a penalty will be awarded. Access to the GSZ is restricted to goalkeepers. Entry to the GSZ by a player will result in the award of a penalty for defending players and an indirect free kick for attacking players.
9. Free kicks and penalties - Infringements outside of the Penalty Area will result in the award of an indirect free kick. Infringements in the Penalty Area will result in the award of a penalty kick. Infringements will include over physical contact, barging and excessive use of upper body strength
10. Offside - There is no offside.
11. Substitution procedures - The number of substitutions made during a match is unlimited. A player who has been replaced may return to the field of play as a substitute for another player. Substitutions should take place when there is a break in player during play if sanctioned the second official where there is one. Any of other players, or substitutes, may change places with the goalkeeper. The referee must be made aware of any change before it takes place and a change may only be made during a stoppage in play. The replacement goalkeeper must wear a jersey which distinguishes them from other players and the referee.
12. Disciplinary sanctions - Blue card offences will be dealt with as per Rule 1. Yellow and red cards will be issued in line with normal rules related to foul play. Any player receiving a yellow card will be suspended from playing in the next match. Any player receiving a red card will be suspended from playing in all remaining matches in the tournament.
13. Appeals committee - Appeals against sanctions noted above or any other matters relating to the tournament will be heard by the tournament disciplinary committee which will consist of two officials from walkingfootballtours.com and two senior referees.
There will be 3 points awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.
The winners will obviously be the team with the most points.
If teams are tied on points then, the head to head results will be checked (On aggregate)
If still tied team placings will be decided on Goal difference.
If still tied it will be judged on most goals scored.
If still tied a play-off match will be played including extra time and penalties if required.
Fixture lists will be sent after the Group draw has been made.
We will need one contact for each club regarding payment and registration, individual payments cannot be accepted
It will cost 100 euros to register your place at the event (non-refundable) which will come off the final balance owed. All payments must be in Euros.
Places for the event are limited and popular, so you are advised to register quickly before planning flights.
Deposits of 50 euros per head must be paid by November 10th 2017.
A further payment of 100 euros per head must be paid by January 31st 2018
Final balances must be received by March 2nd 2018.
Once commitment of team players numbers has been made by deposits, you can still change players’ names but not numbers.
Once we make the initial payment we cannot receive cancellation fees and full payment will be required.
Player registration forms will be sent separate and will require dates of birth.
Passports will be checked at resort.
Once registered with a team Players may not play for any other team in the tournament.
Playing squads must have a maximum of 10 and we would recommend a minimum of 8 to cover unforeseen injuries.
If you need assistance organising travel from the airport to the resort (Barcelona or Reus airports) we can assist you.
If you have any questions or Special requirements please contact Mick Quinn directly on 07810 100175
More information can be found on walkingfootballtours.com