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The Principal’s Trophy of women’s seven rugby of the Universitat de València is held at the Blasco Ibañez Campus’ football pitch

The teams can register in the competition from the registration period onwards.

A player only can play in one women’s sevens rugby team.

Registration deadline:

  • From 1 to 28 February 2013

Women’s Rugby Principal’s Trophy 2013

Rugby and Sevens Rugby Regulations

Groups and timetables:

Information about days and timetables will be posted on the SEF website and notice boards.


Principal’s Trophy

Teams registration: € 20


Contact the organisation:

Blasco Ibáñez Campus

Phone number: 96 398 3263
Office of the Secretary:
Monday to Friday, 10:30 to 13:30
Tuesday and Wednesday, 16:00 to 18:00


Internal competition 2013/2014

Team Sports Regulations

The Physical Education and Sports Service of the Universitat de València organises the university internal championships of the current academic year, within the university sports competition programme.
This competition will be ruled by current rules, by the disciplinary regulation and the competitions official regulation of the related federation of the Valencian Community or, if there is none, of the national federation.

1. Participants
It may participate in the internal competitions of the UV:
Those who belong to the UV[1] university community
Members of the academic centres attached to the UV.
2. Teams

2.1. Formation: Teams with the name of the degree, centre, department, service or hall of residence on which the they depend may be formed.
2.2. Composition:

Teams corresponding to a degree, centre, department or service of the UV. They are made up exclusively of players who are members of the university community of the UV.

Teams of halls of residence. It may participate in teams of this centres the resident students not belonging to the university community of the UV under the conditions established between the UV and each centre. In any case, the accreditation as resident student from the centre’s management office, and the Sports Card of the P.E. Service will be required.

Teams of academic centres attached to the Universitat de València. They may participate under particular conditions that will be established by the committee for each case, taking into account the features of the centre, upon request.

Participation of players for more that one team is not allowed.
Participation for more than one team different from the centre attached to the UV.

2.3. Number of players:
Maximum number of players who may sign up for: 

Sport Maximum
Basketball (M & W) 15
Handball (M & W) 15
3x3 Basketball (M) 6
7-a-side Football (M) 15
Indoor football (M & W) 15
Indoor football (M) 15
Rugby sevens (M & W) 15
Volleyball (M & W) 15
Beach Volleyball (M & W) 7

A minimum number of players for the team’s registration is not required. It can be completed afterwards.

2.4. Roster expansion
Since the start of the competition and until the next-to-last match of the regular season the roaster may be expanded until fulfil the maximum number of players permitted. Rosters may be expanded at least 48 hours in advance (two working days) to the first match in which these players participate.

3. Documents delivery before matches.
Ten minutes before the start of the match the team’s delegate will deliver the list of participants and an original identification certificate of all the players (photocopies are not valid) to the referee, in a place appropriate for formalizing the report. Other documents different from ID, driving license or passport are not acceptable. In the case of foreigners, other documents may be admitted at the discretion of the referee. In any case, these documents must prove the identification, must be included in the report and noticed to the opponent team’s delegate in case of they deem appropriate to make a complaint.

Once the participants are registered and the report is closed in its registration phase, the referee may add players come during the first half.

The delegate or the team captain may ask the referee for identifying an a player from the opponent team before the start, during the half time or at the end of it, before leaving the field of play.

The organization will check that the players meet the requirements for participating, so it will ask the teams for providing appropriate documentation for checking it. Not providing the appropriate documentation of all the team members will result in expulsion from the competition.

4. Schedules
The matches must start on time. Teams must be on the field of play, prepared to play, at the time scheduled. 10 minutes after the scheduled start time, if the match is not started the referee may adjourn it, indicating in the match report the reasons of the adjournment and circumstances involved.

5. Delegates.
The team’s delegates will be the representatives of the team before the organization of the competition and will be the only interlocutors of the team to speak to the organization out of the field of play.
The duties and responsibilities of the delegate are as follows:

Registering and unsubscribing players, making appeals and allegations before the Competition Board, attend at and participate in technical meetings, and overall, any action related to their team’s participation in the competition.
Identifying themselves to the referee before the start of the match and provide players’ documentation.
Ensuring the players’ appropriate behaviour before and after the match.
Collaborating with the organization regarding the best use of the facilities and dressing rooms by the team members.

6. Captain
The team captain (it may be the delegates themselves if they are players of the team) is the only representative in the field of play.

The duties and responsibilities of the captain are as follows:
Ensuring the players’ sporting spirit and good manners at all times.
Enforcing the referee’s instructions and collaborating with him/her during the match.
Signing the match report before the start.

7. Uniform
Player’s uniform will be adhered to what is determined in the regulations of each modality and it will be made up of, at least, numbered T-shirts of the same colour.
If there are any coincidences between different team uniforms, the second team appearing in the fixture schedule must change its uniform.

8. Game ball
Each team must hand in the referee a ball in good condition and meeting the approval requirements of that sport. The referee will choose the ball he judge more appropriate for the game. The other ball will be available during the match in case of being required.

If one team provides a ball which does not meet the requirements, the referee will include it in the game report.

If a match could not be played because of there is no ball, this match will be cancelled.[2]

9. Competition system:

9.1. Internal Championship
The internal championship of each campus is made up of two phases:

Round-robin phase. The competition will be framed in the single or multiple round-robin system, by taking into account the number of teams, facilities availability and dates. In those sports in which the number of people registered allow it, it will be created groups according to the teams’ preference for the days to play.

Playoffs. Each campus will host a playoff series, that will determine the campus winning team.

The minimum number of teams to hold a competition of a particular type of sport and category will be four.

10. League table
The league table is established according to the specific rules of each sport depending on the regulations of the Valencian Community federation.

11. Adjournments
In competitions consisting of round-robin systems of 8 or more fixtures, teams may adjourn one match without reaching an agreement with the opposing team and other one by mutual agreement under the following conditions:

a) The notification of adjournment without agreement with the opposing team will have to be done in the way that the organization established for the competition with a minimum of seven working days in advance of the date of the match.
b) The team that does not request the adjournment shall have the right to set the date and time of the new match based on the availability of the facility.
c) The request for adjournment by mutual agreement between the two teams will have to be done in the way that the organization established for the competition with a minimum of two working days to the day of the match.
d) In the last two fixtures of the league matches cannot be adjourned. All adjourned matches must be played before the last league fixture.
e) Established the new date for a adjourned match, it can not be adjourned again.
f) In competitions consisting of round-robin system of less than 8 fixtures each team may only adjourn a match per any of the two systems above mentioned.
g) Competitions by knockout system will be at the discretion of the organization’s decision to allow or not adjournments depending on the availability of dates. This point will be reflected in the specific rules of the competition.

12. Accident insurance
All participants (including delegates) in team competitions will have to be covered by any of the following insurance: Student Insurance, Social Security or private accident insurance and injuries caused as a result of their participation in the competition, training or sports practice at university facilities.

Participants are required to submit the documentation proving that they have adequate coverage.

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[1] Students of first, second or third cycle official undergraduate degree and postgraduate, PDI and PAS are members of the university community for the purpose of participation in internal competition.

[2] Each team will appear in the table with one less game.

Disciplinary Regulations

1. Disciplinary Regulations
1.1. Disciplinary regulations for the university internal competition, provided for all intents and purposes in Law 4/1993 of 20 December of the Valencian Government, it develops for this competition according to the following order.

1.2. The scope of disciplinary authority of the organizer of the competition ranges from violations of the rules of the games and competitions until sportsmanship included in these regulations and other applicable provisions.

1.3. Sports disciplinary authority for university internal competition is for:

                a) the referees during the matches, attached to the rules established in the provisions of each type of sport.
               b) Competition Committee, at first instance.
                Technical Committee at second instance.
                c) Disciplinary authority on participants, entities and organizers is for the Valencian Sports Discipline Committee.

2. Competition Committee

2.1. The Competition Committee is the jurisdictional authority for judge and solve at first instance sporting affairs within its scope in competitive and disciplinary matters on people and teams that participate in sporting competitions.

2.2. The Competition Committee may be made up of one (unique judge) or more persons. There will be a competition committee per campus or competition.

2.3. The decisions of the committee will be announced in the notice board of the EF Service on the date indicated for each competition. This publication serves as an official communication for all purposes, regardless of communicating it to whom it concerns by other means.

2.4 The decisions of the competition committee will take effect from the day following its publication, or within the period determined in the report.

3. Offences

3.1. Violations of the rules of the game or competition are those actions or omissions that prevent, undermine or disrupt their normal development and occur during or as immediate consequence of the game.

3.2. Violations of rules of good sportsmanship are those other actions or omissions that is prejudicial to the development of sports relations and activities.

3.3. Infringements of the rules of the game, competition and sportsmanship will have to be contained in the rules and regulations governing the competition.


4. Offences classification and effect

Infringements of the rules of the game, competition and sportsmanship may be: very serious, serious or minor.

4.1. Very serious offences:

a) Breaking sanctions for serious or very serious offences.

b) Assault, intimidation or coercion against referees, athletes, coaches, others involved in the organization of the competition and spectators.

c) The collective protest or riotous action that prevent playing the match or that force its final suspension.

d) The protest or angry and offensive individual performance or the manifest breach of orders and instructions from referees, coaches and other sports authorities, in defiance of their authority.

e) Improper line-up. The team that improperly pick a player not eligible to participate in a league competition or being subject to sanction that prevents the line-up, the team will lost the match and several points according to the specific regulations of the type of sport.

I. In case knockout competitions, the round will be considered lost.

f) Non-appearance. The non-appearance of a team at the game shall have the following consequences:

I. In a league competition, the team will lose the match and points according to the specific regulations of the type of sport.

II. In knockout competitions, it will be considered lost the round, and the team will be out of competition. If it occurs in the final match, this will be played between the other finalist and the team eliminated by the offender.

III. In the case of a second non-appearance or withdrawal of the team, it will be removed from the competition with the following effects:

A. If the second non-appearance occurs in the first round or in single-round competition, the results of all games involved will be annulled.
B. If it would occur in the second round, annulment of results shall apply only to the games of the second round in what the punished team would have played. The results of the first round will be valid.

C. If the withdrawal of competition occurs on the last fixture, the results incurred to date shall be valid.

IV. Attending a match not sufficiently in advance due to the match begin at the scheduled time or with a number of players that does not allow to play the game and its suspension is resolved, it shall also be considered as non-appearance.

V. The withdrawal of a team from the field of play once the game started will be qualified as non-appearance unless the Competition Committee appraises the action as justified.

g) All those listed as such in the rules and regulations applicable in each type of sport.

4.2. Serious offences:

Rupture of sanctions for minor offences.
b) The insults to players, referees, coaches, sports officials and spectators by using words or expressions which by their nature were broadly considered as outrageous.
c) The threat or coercion in a way that reveal intention of carrying out that purpose by players, referees, coaches, sports officials and the spectators.
d) Taking, pushing, shaking or other attitudes towards any of the components of the referees’ team to be slightly violent that do not presuppose the intention to lead to aggression.
e) To behave violently during the game towards an opponent, with consequences that are considered to have produced serious injury. If due to the consequences of the injury, the assaulted requires medical care and then is obliged to cease to do their usual activities, accredited through medical certificate, it shall be considered an aggravating circumstance.
f) Assaulting another player, without causing injury, when the game is stopped or the action is away from the play so that the assaulted player were impossible to intervene in it.
g) The collective protest or riotous action that alter the normal development of the game or competition and may even force the temporary suspension of a match. h) The protest or breach of orders and instructions from referees, coaches and sports officials in the exercise of their functions when they do not imply a very serious offence.
i) The obvious and public actions undermining the sports dignity or decorum.
j) Vandalism and misuse of sports facilities and materials putting the athletes, public and other users’ safety at risk, subject to civil or criminal liability that may apply. The organization reserves the right to legally claim compensation for damage.
k) All those listed as such in the rules and regulations applicable in each type of sport.

4.3 Minor offences:

a) Addressing to referees, coaches, sport authorities, players and public implying a minor discourtesy.
b) Adopting an air of indifference regarding the fulfilment of orders and instructions from referees, coaches and sport authorities in the exercise of their functions.
c) Being guilty of unsporting behaviour (intentionally delaying the restart of play).
Playing in a dangerous manner not causing injury.
e) Failure to comply with the rules of the competition regarding uniformity, providing a game ball and punctuality.
f) All those listed as such in the rules and regulations applicable in each sport.

5. Common sanctions

5.1. Sanctions for offences considered as very serious by the committee:

a) Losing the match and if applicable, points reduction in the table.
b) Expulsion from the competition, disqualification or prohibition of participation in university sports competitions for a certain time.

5.2. Sanctions for offences considered as serious by the committee:

a) Losing the match and if applicable, points deduction in the table.
b) Expulsion from the competition for a certain number of games or disqualification for a certain time.

5.3. Sanctions for offences considered as minor by the committee:
a) Caution.
b) Cancellation of the match for lack of game ball.
c) In the event of coincidence of uniformity in the two teams, the referee will ask the organization a set of numbered bibs. To lose the bibs will lead to pay their value.

6. Scope of sanctions

6.1. Disqualification may be for all sports activities in which the offense was committed or be extended to other competitions and activities within the same organization.

6.2. The temporary suspension for a specified time shall be considered as absolute for any kind of matches of the type of sport in which the offense was committed and have to be fulfilled within the playing season unless there been imposed for more than one year.

6.3. Suspension for several games will imply the prohibition to line-up or take part in such official matches as the sanction states, regarding the order in which they take place, although changes in the schedule, adjournment or other causes alter what was established at the beginning of the competition.

6.4. The matches of the internal league and the Principal’s Trophy will be validated between them for the purpose of the fulfilment of the sanctions, as long as the two schedules overlap, except when the suspension were decided by accumulation of cautions or expulsion caused by two cautions in the same match. This will be fulfilled in the same competition, so the player sanctioned may participate in other competitions.

6.5. If the competition ends without the fulfilment of any sanction, this will be taken up again the next season till its total fulfilment.

7. Complaints and appeals

Complaints on incidents arising during a match are reflected in the match report at the request of the captain or delegate of the team which wish to record the incidence produced during the game according to the rules of games and competitions of each sport.

Complaints on improper line-ups must be reflected in the match report, subject to subsequent complementary allegations.

Within the 48 hours after the match, it may be made a complaint in writing addressed to the Competition Committee, in person at the organization offices or by other means reflected in the regulations.

If the complaint is rejected, it will be discounted three euros from the deposit.

Appeals against the decision of the Competition Committee must be made within seven working days after the publication of the decision on the notice boards. If the appeal is rejected, it will be discounted six euros from the deposit.

If the appeal is rejected, it may be possible to appeal to the Competition Technical Committee, within the same period and conditions of the previous case. This appeal does not implies money deduction in the case of being rejected.

Against the decisions of the Technical Committee it is possible to appeal to the Sport Discipline Committee of the General Directorate for Sports of the Department for Culture, Education and Science.

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