With everyone preparing for the start of the new season, we have gathered all the information you need to be ready to take part in this year’s Hertfordshire FA County Cups
After the COVID pandemic had reduced the number of competitions we were able to operate in recent years, we are delighted to welcome back the Charity Cup and Charity Shield to the programme of competitions being organised for 2023-24.
We are also pleased to introduce a brand new competition for open age female teams, with the Women's Trophy offering a greater range of teams teams from further down the pyramid the chance to go for glory and write their own piece of Hertfordshire football history.
In preparation for the start of the new campaign, the individual cup pages have been refreshed and will be updated with details of fixtures as the draws are made for each competition. The rules for all of our Cups have also been updated and full versions can be downloaded from the ‘Rules and Documents’ page of the ‘Cup and Competitions’ section of this site.
There you will also find updated Guidance Notes to help you understand what’s required from those involved in each competition. These should answer most of your questions, so are a good place to start if you are unsure of anything.
Don't Get Fined!
Remember that for youth home games you need to confirm the kick off time at least 7 days before the fixture. This allows the Referee Appointment Officers enough time to allocate an official to your match and ensures that you do not incur a fine for failure to notify.
All clubs (whether home or away) must communicate the result of their County Cup match by 11.00pm on the date of the fixture. This communication must be in the form of an SMS message in response to an automated message sent from the County FA on the day of the game or by entering the result on FA Full-Time or the Matchday app. Any club failing to communicate the result of their game by this deadline shall be liable to a fine.
The FA Full-Time system is being used to record full details of each match. In addition to the result, all remaining information (e.g. the players selected for the match, substitutes used, referee scores, etc) must be added on the system no later than 11.00pm the day after the match is played. A fine will be imposed if the system has not been updated by the club within the time stated.
We appreciate there are new teams and club officials every season who may not know the process and we are always happy to help, however you do need to contact us with any issues. Teams will be subject to a fine if kick off times are not provided in time, match report forms are not completed or if teams fail to fulfil the fixture without prior consent.
We're Here to Help
Should you have any further queries regarding our 2023-24 Cup Competitions please get in touch with us. You can email your County Cup related queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further general information helpful to those participating in the new season, see our Grassroots Football Guidance for 2023-24.