Football

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HORSHAM AREA PRIMARY SCHOOLS YEAR OPEN FOOTBALL LEAGUES

Catchment

Any primary school in the Horsham District

Lead organisers

Horsham Sports Services

Venue

Tanbridge House School (astroturf)

Age/gender/eligibility

Year 3+4 pupils of any gender

Year 5+6 pupils of any gender

Team size/entry

7-a-side on pitch

Schools can enter up to 2 teams. They can express interest in entering more if spaces remain by the entry deadline

Dates/times

Year 3+4 = Fridays 8th and 22nd October

Year 5+6 = Fridays 1st and 15th October

All meetings 4-6pm

Cost

£70 per team to cover both meetings

Rules

Download

Format

Fixtures schedule to be advised shortly after entry deadline

The possibilities for dividing up competition divisionally (by ability and/or small-large school designation) will be explored. However in moving to the Tanbridge astroturf  to reduce the risk of rain cancellation because of ground conditions a downside is that we are limited to a maximum of 4 pitches which does constrain formatting options. 

For the purpose of using the leagues as a qualification basis for subsequent schools FA small and large school competitions if it is not possible to separate the teams on this basis then the highest placed small and large school teams in the overall process will be offered the opportunity.

Contact

Ian Ford on ian@horshamsportsservices.co.uk

Booking

Use e-form

PLEASE NOTE: The Year 5+6 league is now FULL-UP.

Deadline: end of Monday 27th Sept

Note: A ‘small school’ for the purposes of schools football is classified as such on the basis of having less than 100 children in Key Stage 2 and less than 30 in year 6. If you are a small school by these criteria please state ‘small school’ under the ‘Other information’ field on the e-form

Conditions

Invoicing will be undertaken at the booking deadline

No refunds will be issued for schools/teams that drop out after the booking deadline

Additional teams can be accepted after the booking deadline at the discretion of the organisers

Catchment

Any primary school in the Horsham District

Lead organisers

Horsham Sports Services

Venue

Tanbridge House School (astroturf)

Age/gender/eligibility

Year 5+6 female pupils

Younger girls can player at school discretion

Team size/entry

7-a-side on pitch

Schools can enter up to 2 teams. They can express interest in entering more if spaces remain by the entry deadline

Dates/times

Fridays 5+19 November and 3 December

All meetings 4-6pm

Cost

£100 per team to cover all meetings

Rules

Download

Format

To be advised shortly after entry deadline

Weather considerations

That the event is on astroturf reduces the chance of cancellation but does not eliminate it.

If a cancellation decision is necessary all efforts will be made to communicate with schools in good time

Kit considerations

Players should wear training shoes for the sand-based astroturf.

Shin pads with long socks are recommended.

Teams should be in uniform colours as far as possible but bibs will be available in the event of clashes

Parking and spectators

There is no parking on the school site for the astro, access is made via the blue pedestrian bridge at Tesco Broadbridge Heath.

Toilets

The nearest toilets are at The Bridge leisure centre or the Tesco Extra store.

Schools should implement their own protocols linked to their players visiting the toilet when necessary

Contact

Ian Ford on ian@horshamsportsservices.co.uk

Booking

Use e-form. Deadline: end of Friday 15 October

Conditions

Invoicing will be undertaken at the booking deadline

No refunds will be issued for schools/teams that drop out after the booking deadline

Additional teams can be accepted after the booking deadline at the discretion of the organisers

Paul Showell from Southwater Junior Academy is proposing to run a competition in a knock-out cup format, with matches played at schools (where possible) and played as a one-off fixture, rather than in a tournament format. The games would last for 40 minutes (2×20 minute halves), the same way the boys/girls play at weekends for their club teams. 

The teams who win their match will qualify for next round, and the losing team will play in the “plate” side of the competition, giving everyone a minimum of two matches.

​Paul will look to organise and host the two finals at a ground such as Horsham FC, and make a big event out of it.

If your school would be interested in this, or would like more details, please email Paul directly – pshowell@southwaterja.co.uk