General – all playing rules to be under Chatham Cup unless a specific rule is stipulated below.
Will be played for by the top two teams in the Manawatu, i.e. the two highest placed Clubs at the end of the last season – to be played each year at the start of the season.
Woman’s Knock-out trophy and plate played when Massey are on leave – final being played at end of season.
Will be open to Manawatu teams playing in Division One (1) of the Mid Central League or higher or if the Mid Central League has not been operating then to teams playing in the Federation League or higher. This cup may be opened to invited teams from other Regions.
Will be open to teams playing in the Manawatu League Division One (1) Men’s and to Manawatu teams playing in Division Two (2) of the Mid Central League. Players who played on a regular basis in teams higher than the top Manawatu League the previous season are excluded (e.g. Federation League). It is intended that the Charity Cup Final be played at the Region’s top ground each season with profit going to Charity.
This cup may also be open to other Region’s local league top division teams under the same criteria.
Bill Dyer Memorial
Open to all teams in the Manawatu Men’s second and lower divisions of the Manawatu League.
Players from top Manawatu League Division or higher, (e.g. Federation League) from current and previous seasons except for players from last season's relegated team(s) from the top division may not play in a team competing for The Bill Dyer Memorial Cup.
An offending team will be disqualified from this competition. Any player who appears on a team card can play for no more than one team in this competition. Subs - 5 Rolling Subs are allowed up to the end of Extra Time.
Challenge Trophies - Manawatu
Women’s Division One and Two have a Challenge Trophy. At the start of the season the team holding the trophy at the end of the previous season shall display the trophy at its first home game. Should the team lose the game the trophy is passed onto the winner, who will in turn display and defend it at their next home game.The Challenge Trophies are to be used in the manner that they are for - Reported failure to display and hand over the Challenge Trophy at a game will result in a $50.00 fine to the Club.
A drawn game will see the holder at the start of the game retain the trophy till the next game.
At the conclusion of the season the holder after the last game will be presented with trophy, engraved for that season with that team’s name.