Tournament details

2021 bookings

Dates go live: Tuesday 4 May
Bookings open: Monday 10 May
Bookings close: Friday 3 September

Age groups

There is an U11 competition and an U13 competition with qualifiers which lead to finals. 
New for 2021 - there will be an U11 small schools competition. 

Team size

All tournaments are 7-a-side.
Squads of 10 players maximum.


All draws are created by IAPS after the closing date.


Schools must provide a referee for the qualifying tournaments.
You will not be required to referee your own team, unless otherwise advised.
Neutral referees will be provided for the finals.


Schools must enter a qualifier in order to reach the finals of the main tournament.
The top teams in each qualifier will be invited to the finals.

U11 finals - 28 November, Millfield Prep School
U13 finals - 21 November, Culford School

Cost of entry

£60 per team 

Booking criteria


All competitors must attend an IAPS School.

Competitors ages must be taken from 1st September 2021. 

Competitors may only enter one age group per competition.

Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. 

Terms and conditions

Schools must read and accept the Terms and Conditions before booking for an event.


IAPS' Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection at all events. 

Privacy notice

IAPS is committed to protecting your personal data. Data will be processed for the purposes of responding to requests to enter and participate in IAPS sport events. The Association has a legitimate interest for processing basic and sensitive personal data and will only process and keep the minimum required data to organise and run events safely. IAPS will only share your data with third parties where necessary to do so to compete in an IAPS sporting event and to meet National Governing Bodies regulations. Further information is available here.

Risk assessment

A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues for each event.

If you require a copy of the events risk assessment, please contact IAPS Sport. 


Rules and Regulations

The national governing body for football in England is the Football Association.

All IAPS football tournaments are conducted under the FA rules and regulations, including their ruling on gender splits within tournaments.

Girls can play in this competition, there is no limit to the number of girls who can play in the team.This is in accordance with the NGB's rules and regulations.

If you wish to play a boy in the girls' football tournament, please contact the IAPS Sport Team in advance of the event.
Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.


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A range of products are available, specific to each individual sport, in a range of colours and sizes to suit all ages, including producing team hoodies for schools. 

All the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

To see what is available to purchase, and to place an order, please visit the IAPS sport web shop here.

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Results are available on SOCS here

Upcoming events

25 September – 28 November 2021

U13 Football Tournament

Book your school into an U13 qualifier here.

  • Football (boys)
27 September 2021

Small School Football Tournament

This is a new event for 2021.

  • Football (boys)
29 September – 21 November 2021

U11 Football Tournament

Book your school into an U11 qualifier here.

  • Football (boys)