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Are you aware of the sanctioning conditions?

Organisers of football tournaments this summer should be aware of the conditions for the sanction of tournaments and festivals that apply.

Gloucestershire FA is permitted to sanctions festivals and tournaments involving Gloucestershire teams plus teams from other English County FAs.  Applications for these tournaments must be received at least 10 working days in advance to guarantee that sanction will be given. 

County FAs are not able to sanction festivals and tournaments which involve teams from different countries, including Wales.  Approval for these must be requested from The FA.  Information of arrangements including team details must be provided at least 28 days before the date of the start of the competition in order to guarantee sanction from the national association.  In respect of multi-country festivals and tournaments this is achieved by the completion and submission of Form D along with the payment of £90.00 to The FA. 


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Organisers of football festivals and tournaments this summer are reminded to plan well in advance when it comes to requesting sanction from the Gloucestershire FA. The advice is offered to ensure that the affiliation of one-off competitions can be completed in time for events to go ahead.

It is important that organisers of festivals and tournaments receive the appropriate sanction from either The FA or Gloucestershire FA. Failure to do so could void the respective Legal Liability and Group Personal Accident Insurance of the organisers, teams and referees involved.  Should Gloucestershire FA receive discipline reports or complaints regarding any non-sanctioned event, then the Association does not have the duty to follow these up.

Copies of Application Form D to request the sanction of a festival or tournament from both The FA and Gloucestershire FA are available to download on the Tournaments webpage. Further advice and information about the organisation of one-off competitions and those that have received sanction through Gloucestershire FA are also published on the same webpage.

Gloucestershire FA reserves the right to refuse and return an application for sanction if the information provided on Form D is not complete and if the sanction requires approval from The FA.

Clubs organising and taking part in Football Tournaments after the 30 June each year are reminded that their affiliation must be completed and approved for the following season in order to be permitted to run or play in any Football Tournament being held on or after 1 July.

It is recommended that teams and referees involved in tournaments and festivals request to see proof of sanction from the organisers before taking part.

See below for a list of tournaments that have been sanctioned. 

4th & 5th May 2019 - Tuffley Rovers Youth 5-a-side Tournament at Glevum Park, Tuffley

11th & 12th May 2019 - Longwell Green Youth u15 Tournament at Wick FC

12th May 2019 - Clifton United Youth Tournament at Clifton College Sports Ground

18th & 19th May 2019 - Quedgeley Wanderers Youth Tournament at Waterwells Sports Centre

18th & 19th May 2019 - Quedgeley Wanderers Ladies Tournament at Waterwells Sports Centre

30th May - 21st July 2019 - Clifton College 8-a-side at Clifton College Sports Ground 

1st & 2nd June 2019 - St Vallier YFC Tournament 2019 at LSC Bonnington Walk, Lockleaze

1st & 2nd June 2019 - Mitcheldean YFC Tournament at The Playing Fields, Mitcheldean

8th June 2019 - Mitcheldean Men's Tournament at The Playing Fields, Mitcheldean

8th June 2019 - Rockleaze Rangers YFC Tournament at Hillside Garden Sports Centre

8th - 9th June 2019 - Abbeymead Rovers YFC Tournament at Walls Club, Hammond Way, Barnwood

10th June - 30th August 2019 -  BAWA 11-a-side Competition at BAWA Healthcare & Leisure Centre, Bristol

15th June 2019 - Our City Community Cup at Lockleaze Sports Centre Bristol

15th June 2019 - Tewkesbury Town Colts Youth Tournament at Tewkesbury School

15th & 16th June 2019 - Stoke Lane YFC Tournament at Little Stoke Playing Fields

15th June 2019 - Churchdown Panthers YFC at Chosen Hill Former Pupils Rugby Club

29th June 2019 - Longlevens AFC 7-a-side at The Pavilion, Longford Lane, Longlevens

29th - 30th June 2019 - Bishops Cleeve Colts Festival at Bishops Cleeve FC

29th - 30th June 2019 - Emersons Green JFC Tournament at Walkers Playing Fields, Emersons Green

29th - 30th June 2019 - Port of Bristol Youth Tournament at PBA Sport & Social Club, Shine

3rd - 31st July 2019 - GFA Women's 7's Summer League at GFA Oaklands Park, Almondsbury

6th - 7th July 2019 - Yate United 5 & 6-a-side at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre, Yate

7th July - Cheltenham Civil Service 5-a-side Men's at Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham

9th - 13th July 2019 - Severn Sport Tournament at Glevum Park, Tuffley

13th - 14th July 2019 - Bristol Rovers Junior Supporter Club Tournament at Southey Park, Kingswood

14th July 2019 - Cheltenham Civil Service 5-a-side Ladies at Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham

14th July 2019 - Cheltenham Civil Service 5-a-side Vets at Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham

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