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Who can enter:


Any amateur rugby player between the ages of 8 and 19.

Venue: HTS TOM NAUDÉ, POLOKWANE

EQUIPMENT:


1. Footballs in sizes 4 and 5 will be provided by the Organisers for the events on the day.
2. Participants are required and limited to only use the footballs provided by the Organisers.
3. Participants may use their own kicking tees, which tees must be presented to Organisers on the day of the event, to determine the legality of its use.
4. Participants are allowed to use sand to place the football, which sand each participant must cater for, as it will not be provided by the Organisers.
5. If a participant does not have his/her own kicking tee, a kicking tee could be borrowed from another participant or a kicking tee provided by the Organisers may be used.
6. Participants may request another participant to hold the football with one finger on the top point of the ball, for the kick element and only when kicking pat post.
7. Participants may kick barefoot, or wear rugby union boots (with aluminum or rubber studs) or running shoes. No boots, sandals, or shoes with metal spikes are permitted, or any other footwear that would not be allowed in accordance with World Rugby clothing standards.

GENERAL RULES:


1. Each Participant in may participate in both of the challenge events.
2. The Organisers have designated marshals (“Marshals”) who will be responsible of the orderly registration and administration, as well as ensuring that all rules
applicable to the participants and kicking challenges are adhered to. 3. A participant is at all times required to adhere to the instructions of Marshals on the day of the event, as well as in the course of registering for the event.
4. A participants will at times conduct him-/herself in an orderly manner and express positive sportsmanship.
5. A participant will refrain from any conduct that are directly or indirectly intended to negatively affect other participants on the day of the event.
6. A participant is required to place the football on the ground, sand or kicking tee and kick at the posts, aiming to execute a successful kick with the allocated time frames.
7. A successful kick is regarded as a kick of the designated football that passes over the designated crossbar, in-between the two adjacent goal posts that extends upwards from the crossbar, without the ball touching any person, the ground, object or obstacle after being kicked, but it may come in contact with the post structure, extending upwards from the crossbar.
8. A participant is required to execute the required kicks with the time frames, as allocated and monitored by the Organisers.
9. Should a football fall over or off the kicking tee being used by the participant, prior to the participant taking his/her approach to execute a kick, the participant will be allowed to reset the football. The allocated time allowed for kicking the football will be reset.
10. Should a football fall over or off the kicking tee being used by the participant, during the course of a participant taking his/her approach to execute a kick, the participant will be allowed to reset the football, but the allocated time allowed for kicking the football will run as normal.
11. The distance of a successful kick will be measured on ground level, from the most center position from where the kick was executed from, to the most center length position of the crossbar in question, as determined by the Organisers.
12. A participant may only enter in one of the five (5) age group categories that is the most applicable to him/her, as determined by the date of birth of such participant.
13. Participants may only enter in one of the five (5) age group categories that is the most applicable to him/her, as determined by the date of birth of such participant.
14. Should a participant fail to adhere to any of the rules applicable to the day or the events in which he/she is participant in, such conduct could lead to the participant being disqualified.
15. Each participant, assisted by an authorised adult parent or guardian to register, or on whose behalf an authorised adult parent or guardian registers, for the event, does so at his/her/their own free will.
16. An adult parent or guardian whose details are supplied recorded in the official online registration platform, confirms that he/she is duly authorised to register the participant, whose details are recorded in the registration form, warrants that the supplied information is correct.
17. An adult parent or guardian whose details are supplied recorded in the official online registration platform, irrevocably indemnifies and holds harmless the Organisers, Marshals and administrators against all and any actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands costs and expenses of whatsoever nature and however incurred, arising from injury or losses of whatever nature and for whatever reason in relation to the minor participant on whose behalf he/she acts.
18. An adult participant whose details are recorded in the official online registration platform, confirms that he/she is duly authorised to register for the event and warrants that the recorded details in the registration form are correct.
19. The personnel information supplied concerning a participant and authorised adult parent or guardian, is done voluntary and consent is hereby granted to the Organisers for the processing thereof by the authorised party submitting this registration platform document. Notice is taken of the fact that the Organisers will be taking or receiving photos and videos of the event, participants and spectators, and consent is given to the discretionary use of the images by the Organisers (e.g. social media), in which a minor or adult participant appears in.
20. An adult participant, irrevocably indemnifies and holds harmless the Organisers, Marshals administrators against all and any actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands costs and expenses of whatsoever nature and however incurred, arising from injury or losses of whatever nature and for whatever reason in relation to his/her participation in the event.
21. The winner in an age group category for each of the respective challenges, will be required to present a valid original South African identity book or card, Birth Certificate, Passport, Official Permit that authorizes him/her the right to be in the Republic of South Africa, which documentation is required to reflect the date of birth of a participant, or a certified copy of such document that presents the information in a clear legible format. The referred certified copy must not reflect a date of certification, by an identifiable Commissioner of Oaths or Notary Public, which exceeds three (3) months, but must reflect an original signature and stamp of the certifying person. No photocopies of purportedly original documentation will be allowed that do not comply with the stipulated criteria. 22. Should the winner in an age group category for each of the respective challenges, not be able to present the required identification documentation in the stipulated format, such participant will be disqualified and the next best performing participant inline, who is able to present the required identification documentation in the stipulated format, will be considered the category winner.
23. Only active participants in a specific age group and challenge and Marshals are allowed on the field. No spectators are permitted to access the field at any time. All decisions taken by the Organisers and designated Marshals concerning a participant’s participation and recorded performance, the identification of category winners and the awarding of prices or trophies are final and not subject to any form of objection or appeal.

CHALLENGE CATEGORY RULES:


Kick to posts: There will be three (3) rounds per age group:


• Round 1: Participant must be successful with three (3) of five (5) kicking attempts, passing over and between the two goal posts, which kicks must be taken for the predetermined positions, as indicated by the Organisers. Once a participant qualifies, such participant is not allowed to take an additional kick in this round.
• Round 2: Participant must be successful with four (4) of six (6) kicking attempts, passing over and between the two goal posts, which kicks must be taken for the predetermined positions, as indicated by the Organisers. Once a participant qualifies, such participant is not allowed to take an additional kick in this round. Once a participant qualifies, such participant is not allowed to take an additional kick. If there is only one (1) qualifier, then such participant will be the winner. What if no one succeeds? Then the next lower level of accuracy will become the qualifying benchmark. If there is only one successful with 3/5, then such participant will be the winner. If there is more than one secondary qualifiers, then all participants at the highest secondary qualifying benchmark will proceed to the next round.
• Round 3: Participants will take alternating kicks, the sequence of which will be determined by the Organisers. Best score out of ten (10) successful kicks, passing over and between the two goal posts wins. In the event of a tie, the participants who have the highest even scores, will partake in a “sudden death” eliminator event, with kicking sequence of the participants to be determined at random in an unbiased manner by the Organisers.
• Once the football ball is set up, a participant has forty-five (45) seconds to make the kick and a participant will have thirty (30) seconds between sequential kicks that are to be taken.

Longest kick: There will be two (2) rounds per age group:

• Qualifying Round: A participant is allowed three (3) attempts to kick at goal from predetermined positions by the Organisers for each age group category. Participants will be required to be successful with one (1) kick to move to the final round. Once a participant qualifies, such participant is not allowed to take an additional kick in this round.
• Final Round: Each participant has 5 attempts from whatever distance they choose. Once the football is set up, a participant has forty-five (45) seconds to make the kick. Participants will take alternating kicks, the sequence of which will be determined by the Organisers. The winner is the participant with the longest successful kick from the allowed 5 attempts.