Preparations are well underway for this year’s Brockham Tournament.
Registration will open in the next few weeks but we are already getting enquiries so here is some of the key information:
Tournament Dates: 10th and 11th June 2017
Age Group Dates:
Saturday 10th June: u8s, u10s, u12s, u14s PLUS Girls u11/12 and Girls u13/14 combined age groups
Sunday 11th June: u7s, u9s, u11, u13s, u15s
The format will be our ‘traditional’ World Cup theme. Teams will be assigned an international team identity for the day.
Matches are 6 a side with an additional two roll-on, roll-off substitutes permitted in each match.
Registration on the day will be 8.15 to 9am. The Group stage then runs until around 2pm.
Six teams per group, so a minimum of 5 group games. Qualifying teams will progress to the knockout stage of Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals.
At this stage we anticipate registering 24 teams for all of the u8-u14 age groups, 12 teams for the u7 and u15 age groups and 6 teams each for the two Girls age groups. If we get sufficient numbers registered to enlarge the competitions for the smaller groups we will do so; having run the tournament for many years now our view is that the numbers which work are 6, 12 or 24. U7s are new groups and it can be difficult to attract 24 teams, u15s are starting to deal with competing priorities such as Duke of Edinburgh commitments so again numbers can be challenging.
Other than Brockham Badgers, we limit the number of team entries per club to two per age group. If you have a large number of players in an age group at your club please liaise internally to determine who will be entering.
The cost per team entry will be the same as for last year; £56.00.
If you participated or were wait-listed for last year’s tournament the email which you used last year will receive a registration invitation email in early February. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org so please ensure this address is in your contacts folder to ensure our invitation hits your inbox not your junk mail where it may be missed.
Registration is only confirmed once payment is received.
If you did not register last year (or your email address has changed) and would like to be added to the mailing list please email email@example.com
Finally, as an FA sanctioned competition we may only register teams from FA registered clubs. Schools and other groups are not able to enter unless they have an FA registration number.
Less than five months to go…..