Tournaments, Festivals and Charity Matches in Hertfordshire
All such events taking place in the county must be sanctioned by Hertfordshire FA
Should an event not be sanctioned, all competing clubs and participating referees will not be covered by their insurances and could be liable to disciplinary action. All teams taking part must be affiliated to their relevant County FA (for tournaments up to the end of July this is for the 2023/24 season, events from August onwards require affiliation for the 2024/25 season).
Tournaments, friendlies or competitions involving children under the age of 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". All children who have attained the age of 6 can therefore only play in Under 7 age groups.