Kī O Rahi
Venue - Lincoln University (hubbed with Korfball and Squash)
Entry Fee - $100 +gst per team
Kī O Rahi Contact: Heperi Harris – Ara Institute of Canterbury
Rules: The Koru Games Kī O Rahi competition will be played under the following rules developed by TOA Sport, Ara Institute of Canterbury.
- This will be a six a side tournament, with a maximum of four reserve players.
- Minimum of two female players on the field at all times. Female players will score double points.
- This is a non-contact tournament.
- Kīoma and taniwha must touch a flag before they can score (Please refer to ‘Functions of taniwha & kioma’).
- Each game will consist of four 4 minute quarters; a straight swap over at quarter time and a minute half-time break.
- Appropriate shoes (touch boots are fine but no rugby boots with studs) and sports clothing must be worn at all times.
- There will be a maximum of two touches.
- You must hand the ball over if you are either; a) touched by two people or b) Once there have been two touches by the opposition.
- Once you have been touched you have three seconds to pass the ball. If you do not release the ball within three seconds you must turn the ball over.
- If you have been touched, you cannot score unless you have passed the ball.
- Te Ara (Please refer to Figure 1 for field dimensions) to be only used by the kīoma to enter and exit the Pawero. It MUST not be used to score tries. When passing the ball, the ball must be passed before entering in and out of Te Ara. There will be one warning, and if players continue not to comply, the ball will be turned over.
- The game will be started/restarted with a ball toss by the referee in Te Marama where it will be contested by one player from each team.
- There are unlimited substitutions. However, the reserve must wait until their team member has left the field before entering. Teams will be given warnings at first but if a team continues not to follow, their team will be forced to play with a player down for one min.
- There will be a designated substitution box for reserves.
- If a player gives away a penalty they must stand next to the opposition while they pass the ball. Other opposition must give the player two metres to pass the ball. Once the ball has been released they may continue play.
- Penalties will be given for excessive contact, any time wasting and inappropriate language.
- Players are given 5 seconds to release the ball. Failure to release the ball in this time will result in a hand over.
- A penalty shot will occur when a kīoma defender stands within the Wairua section (Please refer to Figure 1) when the opposition is taking a shot. All players, kīoma and taniwha, who were not involved must exit their respective areas (Please refer to ‘Functions of taniwha & kioma’). The taniwha shooter then has five seconds to take a shot at the tupu against the kīoma defender who incurred the penalty. Once the shot has been taken the game continues with all players allowed to move back to their desired positions. All collected potential points at that moment will be counted.
- If a ‘Finals game’ is drawn, there will be a penalty shoot-out. In a penalty shoot-out, each team will select one goalkeeper and three shooters. This will be a one on one contest. Once the shooter enters Te Roto, they will be given a five second countdown to attempt a shot at the tupu. The team with the most goals wins. If the goal count is equal after the three attempts, the penalty shoot-out will continue until a goal is saved or scored.
- If player continues to intentionally give away penalties or the referee deems a player to be putting the game into disrepute. They will be sent-off for two mins. This is a last resort and we encourage all players and supporters to help the referees in these situations.
Competitions: There is a mixed tournament only. There are no limits on the number of teams each school can enter.
Referees: We are committed to using this tournament as a development for youth officials. If you have willing and able referees please include them in your entry form or contact Jason directly. Upskilling can happen prior to the tournament for those that need it.
Format: The Kī O Rahi tournament only has a mixed competition. They will play round robin games in pools, the results of which will give seeding for a knockout round resulting in overall placings.
Team Manager: All schools/teams must be accompanied by a manager (teacher, parent, senior student).
First Aid: to be confirmed
Food/Beverage: Currently being sourced
Equipment: All equipment and match balls will be provided.