Football

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Note that there are 3 tabs: Cup Competitions, Inclusive Festivals, Key Stage 1 Festivals

Horsham District Primary School Football Cups

Catchment

·       Any primary school in the Horsham District

Lead organisers

·       Horsham Sports Services

Venue

·       All at Tanbridge House School (astroturf)

.        Except Year 3+4 Girls Cup to run at Southwater Junior Academy

Age/gender/eligibility

·       Year 6 Cup – no gender restrictions

·       Year 5+6 – girls only

·       Year 5 Cup – no gender restrictions

·       Year 4 Cup – no gender restrictions

·       Year 3 Cup – no gender restrictions

.        Year 3+4 Girls Cup – girls only

·       Teams must only contain players aged in the appropriate year group (ie no playing up or down)

Team size/entry

·       6-a-side on pitch, Maximum squad size 9.

·       Schools can enter 2 teams maximum per event (but additional teams possible if spare capacity available at booking deadline)  

Dates/times

All Fridays 4-6pm

·       Year 6 Open –  4th March

·       Year 5+6 Girls – 11th March

·       Year 5 Open – 18th March

·       Year 4 Open – 25th March

·       Year 3 Open – 1st April

Except:

.       Year 3+4 Girls – 27th April, 12.30-2.30pm

Cost

·       £35 per team meeting

Weather considerations

·       If a cancellation decision is necessary, all efforts will be made to communicate to schools in as quickly as possible

Kit considerations

·       Moulded stud boots or astro trainers best. Conventional trainers also allowed

·       All children should wear shin pads with long socks

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

At Southwater Junior Academy matches will be played on grass and therefore boots/shin pads are recommended, although trainers possible if necessary

Parking and spectators

·       Recommended access route is to park at The Bridge leisure centre or in Tescos and walk over the footbridge that goes over the A24. Please do not access through Tanbridge House School

.        No parent spectators allowed at the Year 3+4 Girls event at Southwater Junior Academy, just supervisory staff

Ethos/Fair Play

·       Fun and participation as opposed to win-at-all-costs

·       No trophies/ no medals – certificates for all (winners, runners up, participation achievement recognised)

Rules

·     Download

As re-agreed through the Horsham Primary PE/Sport Association in the Jan 2022 meeting the method to be used of deciding ALL drawn matches quickly in order to allow the schedule and facility booking to keep to time and to maximise match time will be a footgolf challenge. This will involve one player (any player in the squad) from each team being nominated to simultaneously (with the ref giving a 3-2-1 countdown) kick a ball each from opposite goal-lines towards a centre-spot marked with a disc cone or similar. The ball coming to rest closest to the centre-spot will be deemed the winner. If the two balls hit each other the challenge will be unaffected and the result will stand.

Format Guidance

·       To be circulated shortly after entry deadline

Contact person

·       Ian Ford – Ian@horshamsportsservices.co.uk  / 07764 146338

Booking Links/Deadline

·       Booking e-form link (please be clear which year groups and gender you’re entering)

·       Deadline for all cup competitions is Friday 4th February except Year 3+4 girls cup which is Friday 11th March

Conditions

·       Invoicing will be undertaken at booking deadline

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

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

Horsham District Primary School Inclusive Football Festival

Catchment

·       Any primary school in the Horsham District

Lead organisers

·       Horsham Sports Services

Venue

·       Heron Way School

Age/gender/eligibility

·       Year 3+4 event

·       Year 5+6 event

·       It is possible for a younger child to play in an age group if necessary (eg a year 2 child might play in the year 3+4, year 4 child might play in the year 5+6 event).

This event is targeted at children who:

·       Are boys and girls

·       Not played in the school football team before (or only on an occasional reserve call-up basis)

·       Not played in an out-of-school junior club side regularly

If in doubt about eligibility by standard contact Ian@horshamsportsservices.co.uk / 07764 146338

Team size/entry

·       6-a-side on pitch, Maximum squad size 9.

·       Schools can enter multiple teams

Dates/times

·       Mondays, 12.30-2.30pm

         Year 3+4 on 14/3/22

         Year 5+6 on 28/3/22

Cost

·       £30 per team meeting

Weather considerations

·       Matches are on grass pitches

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

Kit considerations

·       Football boots are recommended but trainers are allowed

·       All children should wear shin pads with long socks

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

Parking and spectators

·       No spectating adults allowed, only those involved as part of supervising a school’s team(s)

·       Park roadside and walk children to the school

Rules

·       Rules download

Format Guidance

·       Will be advised shortly after entry deadline referred to below.

·       Will be a format with lots of games irrespective of success

Contact person

·       Ian Ford – Ian.ford@horsham.gov.uk / 07764 146338

Booking Links/Deadline

         Booking Link

·       Entry deadline 11/2/22

Conditions

·       Invoicing will be undertaken at booking deadline

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

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

Horsham District Primary Schools Key Stage 1 Football Festivals

Catchment

·       Any primary school in the Horsham District

Lead organisers

·       Horsham Sports Services

Venue

·       Leechpool School (pitches on grass)

Age/gender/eligibility

·       Year 1+2 pupils in any gender balance

Team size/entry

·       5-a-side on pitch (Maximum squad size 10)

·       Schools can enter multiple teams

Dates/times

·       Year 2 festival – 21/3/22, 12.30-2.30pm

·       Year 1 festival – 4/4/22, 12.30-2.30pm

Cost

·       £30 per team meeting

Weather considerations

·       Matches are on grass pitches

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

Kit considerations

·       Football boots are recommended but trainers are allowed

·       All children should wear shin pads with long socks

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

Rules

·       Rules download

Format Guidance

·       Fixture to be issued shortly after entry deadline.

·       Lots of matches for all teams irrespective of success

Contact person

·       Ian Ford – Ian@horshamsportsservices.co.uk / 07764 146338

Booking Links/Deadline

·       Booking Link

·       Deadline: 11/2/22

Conditions

·       Invoicing will be undertaken at booking deadline

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

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