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    • KieranJ27
    • By KieranJ27 10th Oct 16, 5:41 PM
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    Soccersixes football
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:41 PM
    Soccersixes football 10th Oct 16 at 5:41 PM
    Hi all, The other thursday i signed up to a six a side league and played that night paying the £30 fee, the next morning we left the league and i text the league manager we no longer want to play about 2 weeks later i get a letter saying they want £120 or £600 if they go to court so i ring them up and get it down to £60. I am 16 and to be a manager you have to be 18 so im wondering would this help me out or put me in a disadvantage and i signed up to the T&Cs on soccersixes.net
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 10th Oct 16, 6:02 PM
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    Did you sign anything ? eg a contract

    Before you agreed did you know you had to be 18 to be a manager ?
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    • KieranJ27
    • By KieranJ27 10th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
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    I ticked the terms and conditions no signature also it said 18 but took no notice as it was 16 to play
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 10th Oct 16, 6:27 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 6:27 PM
    I ticked the terms and conditions no signature also it said 18 but took no notice as it was 16 to play
    Originally posted by KieranJ27
    Does the league manager have your address or bank details ?
    Je Suis Charlie
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 10th Oct 16, 8:27 PM
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    Can you legally enter a lawfully binding contract at the age of 16??
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    • powerful_Rogue
    • By powerful_Rogue 10th Oct 16, 9:11 PM
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    Can you legally enter a lawfully binding contract at the age of 16??
    Originally posted by maninthestreet
    Yup, Although its no-where near as straight forward as with an adult.
    • KieranJ27
    • By KieranJ27 10th Oct 16, 10:07 PM
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    They have my address no bank details though
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 10th Oct 16, 10:56 PM
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    Their T+Cs contain this:

    I agree this League Entry Agreement in my capacity as Team Organiser, I am over 18 years old (and all my players are 16 or over) and I am duly authorised to accept responsibility on behalf of the above name team for the terms and conditions herein.

    But you say you are only 16....
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • KieranJ27
    • By KieranJ27 10th Oct 16, 11:36 PM
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    Exactly so would that go against me in anyway or help me as i misread it
    Last edited by KieranJ27; 10-10-2016 at 11:39 PM.
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 11th Oct 16, 12:00 AM
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    Exactly so would that go against me in anyway or help me as i misread it
    Originally posted by KieranJ27
    A contract isn't enforcible against a minor.

    However, you might like to advise your parents or guardian about the possibility of them being involved.
    • KieranJ27
    • By KieranJ27 11th Oct 16, 12:05 AM
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    So it could potentially go to guardians etc?
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 11th Oct 16, 4:39 PM
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    You can enter a contract at age 16 but until you are 18 you are allowed to void a contract at any time (with certain exceptions, of which this isn't one).

    So you owe them nothing.

    Next time think before you join a league as it is completely unfair on the organisers and other teams to pull out because you couldn't be bothered to see it through. Presumably one team each week doesn't get to play now because they should have been facing your team. If you'd been over 18 few people would have had any sympathy and you would have been told to cough up.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 11th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    You can enter a contract at age 16 but until you are 18 you are allowed to void a contract at any time (with certain exceptions, of which this isn't one).

    So you owe them nothing.

    Next time think before you join a league as it is completely unfair on the organisers and other teams to pull out because you couldn't be bothered to see it through. Presumably one team each week doesn't get to play now because they should have been facing your team. If you'd been over 18 few people would have had any sympathy and you would have been told to cough up.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    Which ironically is exactly why contracts with minors aren't generally enforceable against them - they lack capacity because they don't have any awareness of things like that.

    But the day you turn 18, a switch is flipped and you magically become a responsible adult.
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 11th Oct 16, 5:41 PM
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    So it could potentially go to guardians etc?
    Originally posted by KieranJ27
    No - not unless they signed as a guarantor (basically saying that they agree to be held liable/indemnify the company in event of the minor reneging.

    Even without the minor aspect, its possible you might have had rights to cancel anyway. I say possible because there is an exemption from the right to cancel for leisure services to be carried out on a specific date/within a specific period of performance but I'm not entirely convinced a league membership would satisfy the specific date/period of performance part.
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 11th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
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    Which ironically is exactly why contracts with minors aren't generally enforceable against them - they lack capacity because they don't have any awareness of things like that.

    But the day you turn 18, a switch is flipped and you magically become a responsible adult.
    Originally posted by unholyangel
    Yet 16 & 17 year olds were kicking off about not being allowed to vote
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 11th Oct 16, 8:37 PM
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    Yet 16 & 17 year olds were kicking off about not being allowed to vote
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Up here we let them get married and have kids. But not enter into a contract for a phone line etc - because apparently THAT is too much responsibility.
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    • daytona0
    • By daytona0 11th Oct 16, 9:19 PM
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    Sitting here after a game of footie haha..

    There's always a team like you in every single league! Play once or twice then vanish! I mean it is nice taking 3 points from the game, but 6 lads kicking a ball around on a 6 a side pitch for 30 mins gets boring after a while

    The only advice I can give to you, beyond the legal stuff given, is try and join an established team if you are motivated to play (and your teammates are flaking each week). Managing a team at 22 or 24 or 30 or 40 or 50 etc is hard sometimes, let alone at 16!
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