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1. Playing field
A. The playing field is approximately 30m x 15m.
B. The goals consist of two cones at each end of the playing field.
C. The distance between the cones is two metres.

2. Teams
A. Teams consist of 5 players on the field and any number of reserves.
B. Interchange of players may take place at any time.

3. Playing Time
Matches consist of 2 x 15 minute halves, plus 5 minutes for half-time.

4. Scoring
A. Any player may score for their team.
B. Goals are scored when the ball is handballed between the two cones.
C. The team with the most number of goals wins the match.

5. Start of Play
A. Each half is started by a jump ball between 2 players in the centre of the playing area.
B. A player may not grab the ball at a jump ball and play on. They must knock or palm the ball (no punching is allowed) and cannot play the ball again until it has been touched by another player.
C. After each goal, the team that was scored against restarts play, by handballing the ball back into the playing field from directly in front of their goals.
D. If a shot for goal is attempted, and missed, an opposition defender will handball the ball back into play from between the two cones.

6. Out of Bounds
A. When the ball goes out of bounds, the nearest opponent handballs the ball back into play.
B. If there is doubt as to which team forced the ball out of bounds, the umpire will conduct a jump ball.

7. Contact
A. Fast Footy is a non-contact game and no tackling, charging, pushing, holding or bumping is allowed.
B. When a player is touched by an opponent, he/she has a maximum of 3 seconds to dispose of the ball. If the player fails to dispose of the ball within this period, possession will be awarded to the other team.
C. How much time the umpire allows a player to dispose of the ball depends on the circumstances and is solely at the discretion of the umpire.
D. If a player has had prior opportunity to dispose of the ball when touched (e.g. trying to evade an opponent), it is holding the ball and a turnover will occur.
E. A legal touch can only occur between the shoulders and knees.

8. Ball Movement
The only ways to move the ball around the playing area are by running with the ball, bouncing or handballing to a teammate. Kicking or throwing the ball is not allowed.

9. Play On
Players must play on at all times.

10. Bouncing
A. Whilst running with the ball, players must bounce the ball every 5 steps.
B. If a player runs more than 5 steps without bouncing, possession of the ball will be awarded to the nearest opponent.

11. Ball hitting the Ground
If the attacking team drops the ball, possession is awarded to the defensive team.

12. Frees
The umpire can award a free handball against any player who charges, pushes, holds or bumps an opponent.