Mini Soccer Kids

Tournament and Competition sanctioning

All Summer youth TOURNAMENTS and 'one off' competitions Within our region, Must Be Sanctioned By the East Riding FA.

This Includes Tournaments, Festivals And Charity Based Matches. 


It is important to recognise that an un-affiliated Tournament or Competition renders a Club’s Insurance invalid, with participating teams and referees at risk of not being covered by their existing public liability or personal accident cover. Un-affiliated competitions are also not governed by the East Riding FA's disciplinary process which means players, coaches and referees are potentially at risk. 

Benefits of affiliating your competition

- Permitted to use registered referees (registered referees are not permitted to officiate in un-affiliated football)
- Coverage under club public liability insurance
- County FA approval of rules
- County FA assistance - if you wish an East Riding FA representation at your event, please contact Clubs and Participation Development Officer Chris Johnson
- Promotion of your tournament via the East Riding FA
- Ensure that the tournament meets club / East Riding FA safeguarding requirements


The cost of sanctioning a tournament is £20 and then £1 for every team team that enters. 



If a tournament, competition or fixture is not sanctioned by the East Riding FA, then all competing clubs and participating referees will not be covered by their public liability / personal accident insurance. Referees will also not be able to submit any disciplinary reports to the County FA.

Referees who participate in un-sanctioned tournaments, competitions or fixtures could face discipline action. 


tournaments involving children aged under 6 will not 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 East Riding FA will not 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.

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Please note, the East Riding FA is not responsible for the running of the below advertised tournaments. If you are unsure whether a tournament your team has entered is sanctioned then please email the East Riding FA.


DATE(S) | 6th and 7th June 2020 

VENUE | Driffield Secondary School, Manorfield Road, Driffield YO25 5HR

TOURNAMENT AGE GROUPS | U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 (U12 Girls)



DATE(S) | 27th and 28th June 2020 

VENUE | Former Hessle High Lower School, Boothferry Road, Hessle, HU13 9AR

TOURNAMENT AGE GROUPS | U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 (U8, U10, U12 Girls)



DATE(S) | 6th and 7th June 2020 

VENUE | North Duffield Playing Fields, York Road, North Duffield YO8 5RU

TOURNAMENT AGE GROUPS | U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U13, U14, U16

ENTRY FEE | £25 / £35


DATE(S) | 5th September 2020

VENUE | South Holderness Academy, Station Road, Preston HU12 8UZ

TOURNAMENT AGE GROUPS | U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U11 Girls