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Are you aware of the sanctioning conditions?

The Summer Tournament Guide is now available to download. This is a guide of how to help organise an effective and successful tournament.

Tournament Guidance

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 Ā£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.

In order to receive sanction, organisers must provide evidence that a COVID-19 Risk Assessment is in place for the event. To find the latest FA guidance on COVID-19 Risk Assessment and grassroots football please click here.

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.

gfa sanctioned tournaments 2022

Take a look at the current sanctioned Tournaments

18 - 19 June at Mile Straight Sports and Social Club, BS10 5LS. More information, contact

25 - 26 June at Bishops Cleeve FC and Bishops Cleeve Parish Sportsfield. For more information contact,

21 to 22 May at Bristol Manor Farm, The Creek, BS9 2HS. Contact for more details.

20 August at Goals South Brislington, BS4 5RG. For more details contact

10 July 2022 at Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL. For more details contact

29 April 2022 at Jonny-Rocks Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, GL52 5NA. For more details, contact

21 May at Longlevens AFC, Gloucester, GL2 9Eu. For more details contact

14 - 15 May at PBA Sports & Social, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9XW. Contact for more details.

11 - 12 June at Waterwells Sport Centre, GL2 2AG. For info contact

12 to 16 July 2022 at Longlevens AFC, Saw Mills, Gloucester, GL4 3HA. For more details contact

14-15 May at Wickwar Rd, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6BT. Contact for more details.

11 - 12 June at Lockleaze Sport Centre, Bristol. For more info contact

7 - 8 May 2022 at The Castle School, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1DJ. For more details

18 - 19 June at Wotton-Under-Edge. Contact

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