Tournaments and Festivals

The Gloucestershire Football Association has the responsibility of sanctioning small-sided tournaments, charity and benefit matches held within the county.

Applications can be made by completing the form available at the foot of this page under the heading 'documents'. If you would like assistance with your application, please contact Gloucestershire Football Association by telephoning 01454 615888 (option 4) or by emailing

Competitions and Tournaments involving adult or youth teams affiliated with four or more different County Associations or an international team require approval from The FA.  A completed Form D, set of tournament rules and payment of £90.00 (inclusive of VAT) (payable to the ‘Football Association Ltd’) must be sent direct to The FA, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ.

Organisers of tournaments involving foreign opposition or clubs travelling to play in tournaments overseas require additional authorisation from The FA. This must be done at least 60 days in advance. The application form and guidance notes are available to download under the ‘documents’ heading, located at the foot of this page. This form must be returned to the Gloucestershire Football Association prior to submission to The FA. Please allow additional time in your application to allow forms to be processed by the county association and then forwarded to The FA.

Tournaments and Festivals 2016

The organisers of the following competitions have received sanctions for their respective tournaments and festivals by Gloucestershire FA.  

Sunday, 8 May

Slimbridge Youth FC 6-a-side Tournament at Slimbridge AFC, Wilsoe Road.

Sunday, 15 May

Churchdown Panthers Youth Under 10s Tournament at Chosen Hill FP RFC, Brookfield Road, Churchdown

Clifton College Youth FC Tournament at Clifton College Sports Ground, Abbots Leigh, BS8 3QD

Friday, 20 May

Cheltenham Association Football League Charity Match at Bishops Cleeve FC

Saturday, 21 May

Wick FC Veterans 6-a-side Tournament at Wick FC

Saturday, 21 & Sunday 22 May

Avonmouth Youth FC Tournament at King George Recreation Ground, BS11 9ND

Thornbury Town Youth FC 6-a-side Tournament at The Castle School, Thornbury

Tuesday, 24 May

BAWA 5-a-side Competition at BAWA Healthcare & Leisure, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol 

Saturday, 28 May

Ian Dawson Memorial Tournament at Worrall Hill Recreation Ground,

Sunday, 29 May

Tuffley Rovers FC v Aston Villa Allstars Charity match at Glevum Park, Tuffley, GL2 5DT

Monday, 6 June to Sunday, 31 July

BAWA 11-a-side Competition at BAWA Healthcare & Leisure, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol

Clifton College Summer 8-a-side League at Clifton College Sports Ground, Abbots Leigh, BS8 3QD

Saturday, 11 June

Tewkesbury Town Colts U7-U12 Tournament at Tewkesbury School Sports Centre, GL20 7RB

Saturday, 11 June & Sunday, 12 June

Abbeymead Rovers Annual Youth Tournament at Glevum Way & Heron Park Pitches, Abbeydale Community Centre.

Stoke Lane Athletic FC Festival of Football at Little Stoke Playing Field, BS34 6HR

Sunday, 12 June

Dursley Town Girls FC Tournament at Dursley Memorial Recreation Ground

Saturday, 18 & Sunday, 19 June

Avon Athletic Youth FC Tournament at Mile Straight Sports & Social Club, Filton

Saturday, 25 & Sunday, 26 June

Bishops Cleeve Colts FC Festival of Football at Bishops Cleeve Playing Fields, Cheltenham.

Warmley Rangers Youth FC Tournament at Sir Bernard Lovell School Playing Fields, Oldland Common, Bristol

Sunday, 26 June

Rockleaze Rangers Junior Tournament at Clifton Rugby Club

Saturday, 2 July

Longlevens AFC 7-a-side Tournament at The Pavillion, Longlevens

Yate United Youth FC Annual 6-a-side at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre

Saturday, 2 July & Sunday, 3 July

Nicholas Wanderers Junior Annual 6-a-side Tournament at Dundridge Park, Bristol

Saturday, 9 & Sunday, 10 July

Bristol Rovers Supporters Junior FC Tournament at Southey Park Playing Fields, Kingswood, Bristol

Saturday, 16 July

Sodbury Sevens Tournament at Chipping Sodbury Town FC

Saturday, 16 July & Sunday, 17 July

Bitton Junior FC Tournament & Festival at Bitton Sports Ground, Bristol

Saturday, 30 & Sunday, 31 July

Hanham Charity Shield at Hanham Athletic FC at Vicarage Road, Hanham