Holding a football tournament? All tournaments, friendlies and competitions must be sanctioned. This includes summer tournaments/festivals, mid-week competitions and charity games.

It is important to recognise that an un-affiliated tournament, friendly or competition renders a club’s insurance invalid, with participating teams and referees at risk of not being covered by their existing public liability or personal accident cover. Un-affiliated competitions are also not governed by the FA's disciplinary process which means players, coaches and referees are potentially at risk.

Benefits of sanctioning:

Permitted to use registered referees (registered referees are not permitted to officiate in un-affiliated football)
Coverage under club public liability insurance
County FA approval of rules
Ensure that the tournament meets FA safeguarding requirements

Please ensure if you are holding a tournament that you complete a tournament sanction request form here. The tournament is not fully sanctioned and should not go ahead until you have received confirmation and your tournament affiliation number. Any tournaments known to be held without being sanctioned may result in an FA club charge.

To sanction a Friendly, please click here 

It is also your club’s responsibility to ensure any tournaments attended are affiliated to ensure your players are not put at risk.

You can find a list of North Riding affiliated tournaments below which is continually added to, as and when we affiliate.


Flamingo Land Football Festival - 27th and 28th


Strensall Tigers U7 – 4th May

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 4th and 5th

May Day Football Festival 2024 – 6th 

Strensall Tigers U12 Girls and U13 Girls – 11th May

Strensall Tigers U11 and U9 Mixed – 12th May

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 11th and 12th

York RI AFC Junior Boys U7-U12 – 18th May

York RI AFC Junior Girls – 19th May

Strensall Tigers U12 Girls and U13 Mixed – 19th May

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 18th and 19th

Strensall Tigers U8 Mixed and U14 Girls – 25th May

Strensall Tigers U12 – 26th May


Flamingo Land Football Festival – 1st and 2nd

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 8th and 9th

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 15th and 16th

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 22nd and 23rd

Flamingo Land Football Festival – 29th and 30th

Redcar Town JFC Tournament Boys and Girls – 1st and 2nd

Genuine Lower League Championships – 15th 

Junior Champions League (High Level) – 16th

Kings/Queens of the North 2024 – 29th and 30th 



Tata Steel Cup 2024 – 6th and 7th

Junior Champions League (Mid Level) – 13th

Junior Champions League (Low Level) – 14th 

If you are planning to attend a tournament not listed here please contact us at with details.