Reminder - Close-Season Football

Please note, that only the following matches may be played during the close season between 1 June and 30 June.

As we approach the end of the 2023/24 season, North Riding FA would like to remind all involved in the game that during the close season NO matches other than the following can be played between 1 June and 30 June.

B21.3.1 Small-sided Matches and competitions (not more than 7-a-side), mini-soccer Matches or Matches played according to “The Laws of the Game – 9 v 9” and those organised in connection with works clubs’ sports days on private grounds and at fetes and similar sports functions. 

B21.3.2 Matches between Army, Navy and Royal Air Force teams and teams of the Auxiliary Forces in Competitions whilst in camp. Such Competitions shall be strictly confined to the units concerned and gate money shall not be taken. 

B21.3.3 Matches involving members of scouts, guides and similar organisations in Competitions whilst in camp. 

B21.3.4 Matches for national representative teams or clubs played under the auspices of FIFA or UEFA. 

B21.3.5 Matches between Clubs in the Premier League, the EFL, FAWSL and FAWC for the following season. This sub-paragraph 

B21.3.5 shall also apply to any successor in title to any of the Competitions specified. 

B21.3.6 11v11 matches in authorised Competitions that meet the criteria in accordance with the “Regulations for the Sanction and Control of Competitions” and are approved by The Association or authorising Affiliated Association. 

B21.3.7 Single day, weekend and bank holiday competitions and festivals meeting the criteria and receiving authorisation. 

B21.3.8 Pilot projects granted dispensation by The Association or authorising Affiliated Association.