Football Tournaments

Horsham District Primary School Football Tournaments


·       Any primary school in the Horsham District

Lead organisers

·       Horsham Sports Services


·       Tanbridge House School (astroturf)


·       Year 6 Tournament – no gender restrictions

·       Year 5+6 Girls Tournament – girls only

·       Year 5 Tournament – no gender restrictions

·       Year 4 Tournament – no gender restrictions

·       Year 3 Tournament – no gender restrictions

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

NOTE: Year 3+4 Girls Cup is promoted separately in the summer term section

Team size/entry

·       7-a-side on pitch, Maximum squad size 10.

·       12 teams maximum capacity


All Fridays 4-6pm

·       Year 6 Open –  23 February

·       Year 5+6 Girls – 1st March

·       Year 5 Open – 8 March

·       Year 4 Open – 15 March

·       Year 3 Open – 22 March


·       £42 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  

Parking and spectators

·       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

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)

.      Horsham Primary PE/Sport Association Codes of Conduct Download


·       Rules download

Where a match decider is required (ie semis and final) then 3-penalties per side approach will be used and time allowed in the schedule for this contingency

Note there will be a combination of independently sourced referees and teachers confident to referee. Participating schools will be contacted prior to the event to confirm whether they can contribute a referee

Format Guidance

Fixtures schedule to be advised shortly after entry deadline

Likely to be two divisions as equal in number of teams as possible playing each other in a round-robin and feeding into a semi-finals and final based play-off

Contact person / Feedback

·       Ian Ford –  / 07764 146338

.      Post-event feedback link

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 2nd February


·       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