Tournament Information 2021

 

WE SORT THE FOOTBALL & YOU SORT THE ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

After 19 years of supplying accommodation we have decided to change our business and allow families to book their own. We hope this will encourage more teams to take part and whilst we wont make as much profit, our speciality is organising Football not  holidays. NOTE many of the larger Holiday Parks have made it clear they DO NOT want Groups..instead they want Individual families, If you book onto a Park you need to be aware of this

You have complete freedom to book any type of accommodation anywhere you wish, but we recommend you book as individual families.

You simply get each family to book and pay the standard Holiday Park price...no more empty bed supplements !!

COVID 19 

All of our events in 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid 19, we were able to give full team refunds to all of the teams involved, some of those teams kindly donated the deposit to cover some of our preparation work.

PAYMENT

We are happy to take bookings now, but payment will not open until 1st August, with £40 Deposit and balance by 31 January 2021...ALL payments will be via BACS

Age Qualifications 

All age groups are based on English FA guidelines for the 2020/21 season, for example, u10s must be born after September 1st 2010.  (Scottish u10s would be 1st January 2010)

Pitches

All our tournaments are played on Grass or FA approved 3G pitches, a maximum 30 minutes approx from FILEY or INGOLDMELLS (near Skegness)  

Tournament Facilities

All tournaments offer a variety of refreshments, changing and toilet facilities. 

Transport

Teams will require own transport to the football pitches. 

Team Qualification 

All participating teams must be registered to a county or schools FA and must apply for permission to enter from their local FA. UKFT follow Football Association guidelines for all age groups. Representative and professional teams are not permitted to enter; All players must be registered with the team during the 2019/20 season. We will ONLY allow an academy player if the team can prove a player was registered that season, this helps any player joining an academy after booking the weekend. All tournaments are sanctioned by the Football Association. 

Team Registration Fees

A Team Registration fee is payable, this payment will assist with the cost of trophies, ground hire, referees fees, accommodation for referees and helpers, plus all other general tournament costs. We no longer have income from Caravans and to stage a Coastal event does cost far more than a Club event and we are a full time business. 

The price includes 2 Half Days of football and a high Quality medal for every player

u7s & u8s will cost £165 per Team 

u9s & u10s will cost £195 per Team

u11s & u12s will cost £225 per Team

u13s & u14s will cost £275 per Team

Referees

Fully qualified referees are provided for all matches and receive free accommodation and expenses, anyone interested in being a tournament referee please give our office a call for further details. 

Trophies

All players receive a high quality Thick Medal which are 60mm by 4mm and these are presented at the football venue at the end of the competition, in addition the Winners and Finalists receive Team Cups

FA Insurance 

All teams must have Insurance cover to play in our tournaments, usually provided by your local FA or your own insurance company. 

Cancellation

The Deposit of £40 per Team in non refundable, final payment is required by 31 January and would then be non refundable...in 2020 we gave FULL refunds due to Covid 19 ..

Football Format

All of our Festivals are played over 2 half days, most of them back to back days so it is possible to attend with just one nights accommodation. We will advise you of the Festival venue at least 6 weeks before the date, the Filey venues will be within 30 minute drive of FILEY (one is 5 minutes but until we know how many teams have entered we cannot confirm). The East Coast Cup will be played with 30 minutes of Ingoldmells (which is near Butlins a few miles from Skegness)

Teams are placed into Groups on Day 1 and we will try and split teams from the same area, our format is always play one match miss one match, we do not keep you waiting for long periods between matches.

On Day 2 the teams will be split into MAIN, PLATE and possibly other competitions based on number of teams involved.

Medal Presentations

The  medal Presentation, for every player, will take place at the football venue at the end of the Football Festival, we do not hold Presentations at Holiday Parks.  

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