At Oakleigh Cannons FC we aim to give all players a minimum of 50% game time over the course of the season. Coaches fully understand that all players want to play as much as possible.

When players are rotated off they must remain positive and not drop their heads when taken off as this directly affects the positive culture that we have created within the teams at Oakleigh cannons.
If all is “equal” means:- Conditions

A commitment by players to try their best and at all times.

Play to the best of their ability

Prepare themselves physically and mentally

Demonstrate commitment to the team by maximizing attendance at training

Behaving at all times with respect to his/her team mates/coaches/team manager/parents/technical

director/support staff and all other people in our community.
If these conditions are met; Then; The commitment by the coach is to: -
A player must play in the 1st half and again in the 2nd half

When you tally up the game time of the player; it must not be less than half a game.
Over the course of the year player who play half games will get full games and vice versa.

This is left up to the head coaches’ discretion.


If these conditions listed above are not met; we refer to this as 'it is not equal Then;

it is left up to the head coaches’ discretion regarding player inclusion and

the amount of time a player gets on match day.




In a 20 player squad, there is a roster where 4 players miss out each week;

16 players attend a match;

From those 16 players 10 players will be paired by equivalent positions or as close to;

5 On-field Players will

play a full game;

If there is one GK only they get a full game - if there are 2 GK's they are paired