Zone By-Laws

1. The Zone colours shall be black and white. The Zone emblem is the Magpie.

2. Any trophy/shield donated to or bought by the Association is to be a perpetual one.

3. Zone meetings are to be kept in line with Sydney East REGION Meetings so that Zone Delegates of the Association may be instructed as to how to vote.

4. All Notices of Motion must be forwarded to the Zone President at least 2 weeks before a meeting for distribution to member schools to allow school-based discussion.

5. A list of convenors Duties is to be kept on the web site.

6. Convenors appointed to each sport shall have the opportunity of acting as Coach/Manager of the Zone Team if they desire.

7. In the case of wet weather the President in consultation with local councils shall decide the cancellation of the games and shall notify the convenor and all schools. When one council closes their grounds, all sports are cancelled.

8. From 2014, PSSA matches may be cancelled if, in the view of the executive making the decision, the weather or conditions are deemed too hot or unsuitable for competition. As a guide, any temperature in the mid to high 30’s would be deemed to be too hot for play.

9. From 2015 all regular season PSSA matches in all sports will commence at 12:30pm and semis and finals will begin at 12:15pm. In the event that semis and finals need to be played on the same day then the convenors involved are to agree on a consistent start time.

10. In sports where the number of participating teams is such that there are spare weeks remaining after a fully completed round (or rounds) of games has been played, the semis and finals will be played in the weeks immediately following the final game of the round. Any remaining weeks after the playing of the finals before the commencement of the next PSSA season will be deemed skill development days. The draw will include the scheduled skill development day(s).

11. During winter pooled competitions, in the event of semi-finals and finals being washed out, and one full round of competition being completed, the winners of each pool (as determined by the season’s points table) will be declared joint premiers. In the event of there being a tie for the winner of any given pool, both teams will be declared premiers. If one full round of competition is not completed then no teams will be declared premiers for that season.

12. In team competitions, 10 minutes grace shall be granted on the Convenor’s specified starting time before a forfeit will be allowed, unless there is a mutual agreement between the parties concerned.

13. In team competitions parents may act as referees only after the following conditions have been met:

  1. A letter of accreditation must be submitted to the relevant sporting convenor to show the parent is a fully qualified referee with an appropriate sporting body.
  2. They should NOT have a child in the team they are to referee.
  3. They should NOT coach the team they are to referee.
  4. They have the permission of the convenor.

14. In team competitions those schools that do not forward results in writing to the convenor by 12 noon the following Monday shall have no points allocated for that game.

15. If a school activity, eg: camp, prevents a school from playing a round of a WSPSSA competition it is up to that school, if preferred, to arrange the game to be played by the last week prior to the semis. The convenor must be notified of the change and result.

16. All Zone Representatives who go through the zone selection process are to be given Zone Sports Awards which designate the sport in which they represented.

17. Determination of semi-finals and finals shall be as outlined in the sport’s specific rules.

18. Winning schools of WSPSSA competitions are to be awarded a Zone pennant.

19. Players in winning school teams are to be awarded a Zone Sports Award each on the basis of one to each member of the fielded team plus up to four (4) reserves.

20. For Team Competitions catering for two (2) age divisions (Junior and Senior) Seniors shall be children who turn 11 years, 12 years and 13 years during the year of competition with the exception where a senior team cannot be fielded because of lack of numbers.

21. As far as practicable, where the same sports competitions are offered for both boys and girls, these competitions should be organised and conducted in the same way. Where this involves two or more convenors they will need to plan the organisation of the competitions together before the start of each new season.

22. Girls may participate in a boy’s team if their school does not offer a team in the equivalent girl’s competition.

23. Disputes regarding competitions run by the WSPSSA are to be settled by the convenor of that competition and any two (2) uninvolved executive members or three (3) executive members if the convenor is involved.

24. The following rules are to be laid down for Zone Representation at REGIONAL Carnivals and Trials.

  1. Zone Representatives in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country are to be those competitors who are placegetters in the appropriate Zone Carnival, subject to the entry qualifications of the Sydney East REGION PSSA.
  2. Members of other Zone Teams are to be selected at Zone Trials held for this purpose. The consideration of children, who are unable to attend these Trials owing to exceptional circumstances, will be left to the discretion of the selectors in consultation with the Executive Officers of the Association.

25. Champion schools in each Zone Competition shall be:

  1. For Team Competitions
  2. For Zone Carnivals.
    1. Overall
    2. Boys
    3. Girls
    4. Proportional (Total points divided by 3-6 school population)