Cups & Competitions - Rules & Documents

Rules & Documents

Resources for Cups & Competitions

Is your team's new signing cup tied?

Need to submit a Match Result Form?

Want to learn which team pays the officials?

Whether you're a player, coach, manager or referee, you can find all of the resources you need to participate in Suffolk FA County Cups and Competitions here.


Get in Touch

Adrian Moye - Suffolk FA County Cup Competitions Manager

Tel: 07702 240122

Email: adrian.moye@suffolkfa.com

competitions and sanctions

All competitions must be sanctioned by Suffolk FA in order for affiliated clubs to compete. 

To register your club, league or other competition with Suffolk FA you will need to contact our County Headquarters to gain access to the online affiliation Portal. This can be done by calling us on 01449 616606.

Charity Cups

All charity competitions in Suffolk must be affiliated to Suffolk FA.

This can be done by completing the SSTF Form below, accompanied by a copy of the competition's rules, and return this with the remittance of £20 to Suffolk FA, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ.

Before returning the SSTF form under the related documents below, please make sure that all clubs in your charity competition are affiliated to their respective county associations for the ensuing season.

Please Note - The following FA Rules will be strictly enforced:

Competitions that comprise of more than one match: 
a) Must register by June 30th in each year. 
b) Those run on a league basis must contribute not less than one tenth of the Gross Receipts of each match to an approved Charity.
c) Those run as a Challenge Competition must contribute not less than one tenth of the Gross Receipts of all preliminary rounds and at least one third of the Gross Receipts of the Semi-Final and Final Ties.

One Match played for a trophy or mementoes:
a) Permission to play these matches must be applied for not later than April 1st, by application to the Football Services Manager.
b) The gross proceeds (from all sources), subject to reasonable expenses - which may not exceed 20% - must be paid over to the charity for which the match is played within 14 days of the date of the match and a receipt for this, together with a statement of account of the match must be sent to the chief executive officer within the same period.

County cups

All cup competitions in Suffolk must be affiliated to Suffolk FA.

This can be done simply by completing the Form D via the Whole Game System, accompanied by a copy of the competition’s rules, and returning (or paying online) with the correct remittance to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ.

Before returning the Form D, please make sure that all clubs in your cup competition are affiliated to their respective county associations for the ensuing season.

 

Leagues

All football leagues in Suffolk must be affiliated to Suffolk FA.

This can be done simply by completing the Sanction form and Form D accompanied by a copy of the competition’s rules, and returning with the correct remittance to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ.

Before returning the Form D, please make sure that all clubs in your league are affiliated to their respective County Associations for the ensuing season.

One-off Matches

Individual one-off matches (not competition matches) may be played.

A match arranged between two clubs or teams in which a trophy, medals or other reward is given to the club or players is not a competition within this rule.

The cost for affiliating a one-off match is £10.00.

Please complete the OOM form under related documents below and send in, along with payment of £10.00, to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ. All cheques should be made payable to Suffolk FA.

Tournaments

FA Regulations require that all competitions and tournaments should be properly affiliated to the local county FA.

Please complete the Small Sided Tournament Form - SSTF under related documents and send in, along with payment and your competition rules, to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ. All cheques should be made payable to Suffolk FA.

The fees are as follows:
All Tournaments - £20

Inclusion of Unaffiliated Teams
Please note that unaffiliated teams who wish to enter your tournaments can arrange a 'one-off affiliation' by contacting Suffolk FA headquarters on 01449 616606 and making payment of £5 per team.

Competition Rules
A copy of the proposed rules of your competition must be submitted with your application form for approval.

Public Liability Insurance
Please note that clubs already affiliated to Suffolk FA are covered by the Public Liability Insurance as detailed in the county handbook. Unaffiliated or 'ad hoc' teams are not covered by this insurance but it can be purchased for £10, payable to Suffolk FA.

Get in touch

Suffolk FA

01449 616606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Email: info@suffolkfa.com  

County cup FAQs

As per instructions always sent out to each Club Secretary before each tie by the County Competitions Manager. That is by text in response to an SMS prompt, texting Adrian Moye direct or emailing Adrian Moye

 

The Match Report Sheet is in the County Cup documents listed below.

You contact the County Cups Manager with immediate effect by telephone - not by email.

Again, as per instructions from the County Cups Manager, please contact the County Cups Manager.

Please inform the County Cups Manager.

Again contact County Cups Manager or contact the Referees Coordinator as published on the relevant Cup Guidelines information sent to each Secretary before each tie

The home team.

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