Sanctioning all competitions and tournaments
Sanctioning competitions and tournaments safeguards everyone
After the process has been completed, Hampshire FA will advertise your competitions and tournaments on this page.
All Adult and Youth tournaments require sanctioning by Hampshire FA in order for affiliated teams to participate in the tournament, and for all necessary insurances to be valid. To sanction a tournament, please download the Tournament Sanction Form (see bottom of the page). You will then need to fill out points 1-18 and return the form to Sam Charles, along with a copy of your own tournament rules.
Clubs are also now required to complete a safeguarding risk assessment form which must be sent alongside the tournament sanction form and tournament rules to Sam Charles.
Please see the FA Standard code of rules for your reference when creating your tournament rules. Once the application has been reviewed, you will receive an invoice for £76.80. After this has been paid the tournament sanction will be confirmed and added to our website for advertisement.
Tournaments Sanctioned by Hampshire FA
You will need to complete points 1-18 on the tournament sanction form (see above). The club will also need to send a copy of the tournament rules to Sam Charles, Hampshire FA operations Administrator (affiliation & finance).
After the above process has been completed, the application will be reviewed and if all is deemed acceptable, an invoice will be issued to the club. If changes are required, you will be notified of these changes to adapt the rules accordingly.
Once the invoice has been settled you will receive an email confirming that the tournament has been sanctioned and will be added to our website.
It costs £76.80 to sanction a tournament with the county. There can be exceptions if it is a charity tournament.
Football clubs need to be affiliated to sanction a tournament. Organisations can also sanction tournaments with the county and have affiliated teams participate in the tournament without being an affiliated club.