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Competition Sanction

 

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All Tournament, Festival, Charity Matches or Small Sided Competitions due to be played in Northamptonshire must be sanctioned by Northamptonshire FA. 

In order to be sanctioned, The NFA require, at least three weeks prior to the competition date:

- One completed tournament sanction form
- A copy of the competition Rules
- £30.00 fee (Can be waived for charity events following submission of accounts)
- Copy of all competing clubs

The benefits of tournament sanction include:

- Permitted to use registered referees (registered referees are not permitted to officiate in un-affiliated football)
- Coverage under public liability insurance
- County FA approval of rules
- County FA assistance - if you wish CFA representation at your event, please consult with our Football Development Team.
- Promotion of your tournament via CFA
- Ensure that the tournament meets club/CFA safeguarding requirements

It must be understood that if sanction is not approved, then all competing clubs and participating referees will not be covered by their insurances and are liable to disciplinary action.

In the case of charity matches, the Association is happy to sanction the match free of charge providing the organising club provides a copy of the accounts for the day.

We recognise it may be difficult for club secretarys to know which tournaments are sanctioned and which are not. Please find below a list of tournaments which are currently undergoing the sanction process and the County FA are aware of.

The list will be updated as and when additional tournaments are sanctioned, so please check back regularly.

If you are organising an event, please send the sanction form which can be completed below:

Complete sanction form online here

An important reminder to clubs that no ‘Under 6’ tournaments will be sanctioned

The FA regulations are clear and state “A child who has not attained the age of 6 shall not play and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play in a match of any kind”. 

In addition, the County FA cannot affiliate or sanction any Under 6 age groups to play in competitive matches; all children who have attained the age of 6 can therefore only play in Under 7 age groups.

Process for sanction:

- 1 Sanction form, A copy of the rules and £30.00 fee sent in by tournament organiser 
- CFA Competition Secretary confirms that all sections of the form is complete 
- CFA confirms that all clubs are affiliated with their respective CFA 
- CFA verifies the rules and cross-references against SCOR/SCORY 
- Tournament organiser is informed if the competition is sanctioned by the CFA 

Tournament Sanction Update 

Fully Sanctioned

Sanctioned - Pending all participating teams being affiliated

Kettering Town - 13/05/2022 - 14/05/2022 

Towcester Town - 18/06/2022 - 19/06/2022

Bugbrooke St Michaels Youth Tournament - 25/06/2022 - 26/06/2022

Higham Town - 9v9 Cross County Tournament - 09/07/2022-10/07/2022

Grange Park Rangers - 09/07/2022-10/07/2022

FC Aztec - 03/09/2022 - 04/09/2022

In Progress

FC Aztec - Summer Charity Match - 14/05/2022

Peterborough Sports Elite - The Turbines Tournament 2022 - 21/05/2022 - 22/05/2022

Cobblers Cup - 21/05/2022 - 22/05/2022

Spencer Community Trust - 11/06/2022 -12/06/2022

Parklands Tigers - 11/06/2022 - 12/06/2022

GLK United - 02/07/2022 - 03/07/2022

Wootton St George Youth - 09/07/2022 - 10/07/2022

Daventry Town Super 6's - 09/07/2022-10/07/2022 and 16/07/2022-17/07/2022

Middleton Cheney Football Club - 10/07/2022

Roade Youth Tournament - 16/07/2022 - 17/07/2022

Thrapston Venturas - 17/07/2022

Contact

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NFA Office

01604 670741

info@northamptonshirefa.com