The 2011 senior and reserves Summer Cup competitions have been partly revamped in terms of the composition of groups and the length of matches.
The Premier Men’s Summer Cup will be open to teams from the Southern Men’s Premier League and the Southern Men’s Division One.
The draw will be seeded, with no more than two Southern Premier League sides to be in any one group.
The National Training Centre teams (aka TIS) will be included in the Premier Men’s and Women’s Summer Cup competition.
Clubs who want to participate in the Premier Men’s Summer Cup competition must also enter a team in the Premier Men’s Reserve Summer Cup. Clubs cannot enter the reserves section of the competition if they do not enter the Premier Men’s competition.
The games will be 45-minute halves rather than the former 30-minute halves.
Group matches that are draws at the end of normal time will be decided by penalty shoot-outs, but the semi-finals and finals will go into 15-minutes each way extra time, followed by a penalty shoot-out if required.
The dates for the 2011 Premier Men’s and Women’s Summer Cup are:
Round 1: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February
Round 2: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February
Round 3: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February
Semi-finals: Wednesday 2 March for Men’s competition and Thursday 3 March for Women’s competition
Finals: Saturday 5 March
The format for the Social Men’s and Social Women’s Summer Cup competitions remains unchanged from last year.