WP1 Field of Play & Equipment
WP 1.1 The promoting organisation shall be responsible for the correct measurements and markings of the field of play and shall provide all required fixtures and equipment.
WP 1.2 The layout and markings of the field of play for a game officiated by two referees shall be in accordance with this diagram:
** a RED 5 m. mark on the side line and referees catwalk, indicating the place where a penalty throw has to be taken, must be added and the yellow area must be expanded to be 4 m. at each end reducing the green by 2m to 18/13.
WP 1.3 In a game officiated by one referee, the referee shall officiate on the same side as the official table, and the goal judges shall be situated on the opposite side.
WP 1.4 The distance between the goal lines shall not be less than 20 metres and not more than 30 metres for games played by men. The distance between the goal lines shall not be less than 20 metres and not more than 25 metres for games played by women. The width of the field of play shall be not less than 10 metres and not more than 20 metres.
WP 1.5 For FINA events, the dimensions of the field of play, water depth and temperature, and light intensity shall be as set forth in FR 7.2, FR 7.3, FR 7.4 and FR 8.3.
WP 1.6 Distinctive marks shall be provided on both sides of the field of play to denote the following:
(a) white marks – goal line and half distance line
(b) red marks – 2 metres from goal lines
(c) yellow marks 6 metres from goal lines
(d) a red marker shall be placed 5 metres from goal lines to indicate the point from which a penalty shot must be taken
The sides of the field of play from the goal line to the 2 metre line shall be marked in red; from the 2 metre line to the 6 metre line shall be marked in yellow and from the 6 metre line to the half distance line shall be marked in green.
WP 1.7 A red mark shall be placed at each end of the field of play, 2 metres from the corner of the field of play on the side opposite to the official table, to denote the exclusion re-entry area.
WP 1.8 An area for flying substitutions must be available on the lateral outer side of the field of play, on the side where the teambenches are situated. The width of this area must be between 0.5m – 1m. The designated area for flying substitutions for each team will be between the goalline in front of the team bench and the centre of the field of play
WP 1.9 Sufficient space shall be provided to enable the referees to have free movement from end to end of the field of play. Space shall also be provided at the goal lines for the goal judges. WP 1.10 The secretary shall be provided with separate white, blue, red and yellow flags, each measuring 0.35 metres x 0.20 metres.