Fiesta 2019

Tonbridge Junior Football Club are holding their 26th Football Fiesta over the weekend of 8/9 June 2019 and invite your club to take part.  This weekend has been chosen to fully avoid the school summer holidays and to bring the Fiesta within the current years's affliation period.

 

We are again using the excellent playing surface at The Racecourse Sportsground, Tonbridge - just 5 minutes walk from the High Street, Tonbridge Castle, the Swimming Pool and River Walk for those that might not want to watch football all day.

Invitations have been sent to Clubs in 5 counties, giving you the opportunity of competing against new teams and forming new friendships.

 

Parking and Entry

As last year, admission for adults will be £2, including a comprehensive programme, fixtures and a site plan showing where each team will be playing.

All children are admitted free.

Structure of the Tournament

Age groups are Under 7's - 15's (2018/2019 season, including all Under 6's who are 6 years old on the day)

All age groups will play on a league basis, followed by knock-out quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

Each u7 - u15 team will play seven group fixtures on appropriately sized pitches, with minimal free periods between each game.  This follows a detailed review of the structure of other tournaments - where many of our teams entered popular events, yet found that they played only three or four group fixtures.

The Fiesta fully complies with the Laws of Mini Soccer, other than minor changes approved by the KCFA which we believe improve the overall competition.

Age qualification for each age group will be the same as your league registration for the (current) 2018/2019 season.  Players need not be registered with your club since managers, with next season in mind, may wish to play for one team during the tournament.

Under 7's and 8's will play 5-a-side with a maximum squad size of 8.

Under 9's - 15's will play 6-a-side with a maximum squad size of 9.

Play for each age group will be as follows:

Based upon popular demand, the duration of play will be 10 minutes for each match in all age groups, and we will take your comments into account when planning the 2020 Fiesta.  In the regard, we have again decided to pre=define age group timings, and will run quarter finals for most cup competitions.

Entry Fee

A fee of £35 per team can now be paid online to TJFC (Sort Code: 54-21-25 - Account No.: 20724713)

If paying online, please include your Club name & age group as the reference, and send us a copy of the payment confirmation when returning your entry form.

Last Entry Date

Over the past 25 years, the TJFC Fiesta has hosted some 20,000 matches - being the UK's lasrgest 6-a-side tournament for many years,  It has certainly been noticed, as Scouts from 5 Premier League Clubs regularly attend.

Entry Confirmation

Confirmation emails will be sent to each team, and also a reminder nearer the time.

Awards

The Winners and Runners-Up of the cup competition in each age group will all receive a medal, and the Winners will receive a glass block trophy.

Referees

We hope, as in the past 25 years, to have qualified referees officiating all matches.

Sportsmanship

We hope that all players, parents, club representatives and spectators enjoy either playing or watching the football and we would again like to place the emphasis on sportsmanship rather than winning. The Premier League might think it impossible, but the standard of play at the Fiesta has resulted in only 24 red cards in 20,000 matches, and we genuinely hope that none occur in 2019.

 

If you have any queries regarding the Fiesta please email me at mark.roberts64@hotmail.co.uk

We look forward to your club taking part in our Football Fiesta on 8/9 June 2019

Yours sincerely

Mark Roberts

Fiesta Co-ordinator

ENTRY FORMS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY 31 MARCH 2019

Via Email to mark.roberts64@hotmail.co.uk

Or by Post to Three Squirrels, Ashes Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0AP

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