Tournament details

When does it take place?

The football championships will take place in the spring term.

2022/2023 competition

Opening date: Monday, 06 June 2022, 0900 
Closing date: Friday, 08 July 2022, 2355
Cost of entry: £60

2022/2023 Finals 

U11 Final - Sunday, 27 November at Millfield Prep School
U13 Final - Sunday, 20 November at Culford School

Age groups

There is an U11 competition, an U13 competition and an U11 Small Schools competition for those with less than 20 boys across year 5 and 6.

Eligibility

Pupils can only participate in one age group throughout the competition. The competition is defined as both qualifying events and the finals.

Competitor details
Once you have booked, you will be asked to provide some details about your competitors before the event. In line with GDPR, only essential information is collected in order to be able to organise the sports event.

 

U11

2022/2023 competition

The 2022/2023 qualifying events are taking place at various venues across the country between 21/09/2022 and 03/11/2022.
The 2022/2023 national final will be taking place at Millfield Prep School on 27 November 2022.

For events in the Autumn term, bookings will open during the Summer term preceding it.
For events in the Spring term, bookings will open during the Autumn term.
For events in the Summer term, bookings will open during the Spring term.

Team size

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

Draws

All draws are created by IAPS after the closing date

Referees

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.

Qualifying for the finals

Schools must enter a regional qualifier in order to qualify for the finals.
The number of teams qualifying for the finals is determined by IAPS based on the total number of entries and qualifying events.

U13

2022/2023 competition

The 2022/2023 qualifying events are taking place at various venues across the country between 28/09/2022 and 03/10/2022.
The 2022/2023 national final will be taking place at Culford School on 20 November 2022.

For events in the Autumn term, bookings will open during the Summer term preceding it.
For events in the Spring term, bookings will open during the Autumn term.
For events in the Summer term, bookings will open during the Spring term.

Team size

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

Draws

All draws are created by IAPS after the closing date

Referees

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.

Qualifying for the finals

Schools must enter a regional qualifier in order to qualify for the finals.
The number of teams qualifying for the finals is determined by IAPS based on the total number of entries and qualifying events.

Small schools (U11)

2022/2023 competition

The details of 2022/23 competition are yet to be confirmed.

For events in the Autumn term, bookings will open during the Summer term preceding it.
For events in the Spring term, bookings will open during the Autumn term.
For events in the Summer term, bookings will open during the Spring term.

Format

This tournament is a straight championships.
The winners of the tournament will be invited to the U11 National Finals

Team size

All tournaments are 7-a-side.
Squads of 10 players maximum.
Schools must have less than 30 boys in years 5 & 6 combined.
This is in line with our other small school competitions.
You will be asked to confirm the number of pupils at your school in years' 5 & 6 on the booking form.

Draws

All draws are created by IAPS after the closing date

Referees

Schools must provide a referee.
You will not be required to referee your own team, unless otherwise advised.

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.

Upcoming events

21 September – 27 November 2022

U11 Boys' Football Championships

Book your school into an U11 qualifier here.

  • Various
  • Football (boys)
28 September – 20 November 2022

U13 Boys' Football Championships

Book your school into an U13 qualifier here.

  • Various
  • Football (boys)