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Summer Tournaments and Festivals

All “one off” or small sided competitions within Huntingdonshire must be sanctioned by Huntingdonshire FA. This includes tournaments, festivals and charity based matches.

Should this not be done all competing clubs and participating referees will not be covered by their insurances and are liable to disciplinary action.

There are a large number of tournaments that take place across the Huntingdonshire, at the bottom of this page is list of those tournaments/festivals that have currently been sanctioned to run in 2018. The list will be updated as and when additional tournaments are sanctioned, so please check back regularly.

Therefore, prior to entering a team into a tournament we would recommend that you check the list to ensure that it is sanctioned.

If you are organising a tournament/festival, please send the tournament affiliation form which can be downloaded below, to Mark.Frost@huntsfa.com

Please note that we will not grant two festivals to run on the same day.


List of Tournaments and Festivals sanctioned for 2018:

  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 - Huntingdon Town Rowdies Youth
  • Sunday 17th June 2018 - Priory Parkside Colts
  • Sunday 24th June 2018 - Hunts FA 5v5 Festival

download the tournament affiliation form

 

Clarification regarding FA Rule 4A (iii) - Summer Tournaments for Youth Clubs and Commercial Providers

Further to several queries with regard to FA Rule 4A (iii), linked to competition formats for young players in the U7 to U10 age groups, questions have arisen about the summer tournaments organised by grassroots clubs and commercial companies. The query relates to whether these events can be run as a competition, for a trophy, with a published winner. 

The FA Rule states that leagues can organise a maximum of three trophy events during the season, lasting a variety of different weeks according to age. The 'league season' in youth football typically runs from September to April/May and then there is a period of about eight weeks that grassroots clubs and companies run tournaments, often with the purpose of generating income to fund the following season. These one-day club events are usually separated sanctioned events, via a Form D, at the County FA.

Therefore, these one-day club/commercial events can be run for a trophy with a published winner, at all ages, if the organising club/company choose to operate in this way. However, if they choose to run the younger age groups in a festival format this is permissible.

We will continue to monitor the impact of these events, when run as a trophy competition, to ascertain whether this method is in the best interests of the young person participating and player development.

 

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