Cups Competitions - Club Tournaments

 Tournaments and Small-Sided Festivals

Grassroots clubs stage tournaments, usually small-sided competitions in the summer months, as a means of raising much-needed revenue each year.


Forthcoming tournaments in or close to Suffolk plus those further afield that may be of interest to local clubs, are listed below. 

If you would like to advertise your tournament on this page, please ensure that you have affiliated your tournament with Suffolk FA (or your County FA) before you do so. This is a condition of staging a tournament.


To affiliate, please complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch.




Completing this application form doesn't mean that your event is sanctioned, a member of staff from the CFA will be in contact within 7 days to review and confirm next steps.

Sanction forms are required to be submitted a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Submissions received with less than 7 days cannot be guaranteed sanction.

The close season is between June 1st and June 30th each calendar year. 11v11 games cannot be played in June.

The following may be played in the Close Season:


  • Small-Sided formats (3 v 3, 4v 4, 5v 5, 6 v 6, 7 v 7, 8 v 8, 9v 9) can be played in June – This includes festivals and single matches
  • Those matches organised in connection with works’ clubs’ sports days on private grounds and at fetes and similar sports functions
  • Matches between Army, Navy and Royal Air Force teams and teams of the Auxiliary Forces in Competitions whilst in camp 
  • Matches involving members of scouts, guides and similar organisations in Competitions whilst in camp
  • Matches for national representative teams or clubs played under the auspices of FIFA or UEFA 
  • Matches between Clubs in the Premier League, the EFL, FAWSL and FAWC for the following season 
  • Single day, weekend and bank holiday competitions and festivals meeting the criteria and receiving sanction; and B8.3.8 Pilot projects granted dispensation by The Association or sanctioning Affiliated Association

With the exception of charity matches, all competing teams must be affiliated. 


Any questions regarding tournament sanctioning please contact our Services Team.

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Suffolk FA

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


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