THE AGE QUALIFICATION RULE 2020
On occasions, clubs have contravened this rule. It is hoped that the table below will give added clarification as MCA do not wish this practise to be repeated.
Players may play above their own age level but not below. This means, for example, that an Under-11 may play at Under-13, but not at Under-10.
UNDER 9 Born between 1st September 2010 and midnight on 31st August 2011. School Year 4 and younger.
UNDER 10 Born between 1st September 2009 and midnight on 31st August 2010. School Year 5 and younger.
UNDER 11 Born between 1st September 2008 and midnight on 31st August 2009. School Year 6 and younger.
UNDER 12 Born between 1st September 2007 and midnight on 31st August 2008 School Year 7 and younger.
UNDER 13 Born between 1st September 2006 and midnight on 31st August 2007. School Year 8 and younger.
UNDER 14 Born between 1st September 2005 and midnight on 31st August 2006. School Year 9 and younger.
UNDER 15 Born between 1st September 2004 and midnight on 31st August 2005. School year 10 and younger.
UNDER 16 Born between 1st September 2003 and midnight on 31st August 2004. School year 11 and younger.
UNDER 17 Born between 1st September 2002 and midnight on 31st August 2003. School year 12 and younger.
Note: Girls, up to 17 years of age, may play in boys matches in a team 2 years below their own chronological age group.
This does not apply to the U/13 and U/15 boys cups, where girls can only play in their own age groups.