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Tournament Sanction 2023-24 Season – NOW OPEN

Learn how to ensure you are taking the necessary steps when organising or joining a tournament.

Are you thinking of running a tournament this summer?

Did you know that all tournaments that involve affiliated football clubs in Kent need to be sanctioned by Kent FA? Failing to do so could breach FA Regulations.

It is with great pleasure that Kent FA can confirm that we are now accepting tournament sanctions for 2024. We fully appreciate how important tournaments such as these are to you as clubs and communities. Tournaments offer fantastic playing experiences for all participants in the game, but it is essential they are played in a safe and protected environment.  With this in mind, it is important to remind clubs and referees of their responsibility to ensure they are taking part in Kent FA-sanctioned tournaments. Without sanctioning, the tournament may not fall under FA regulations and clubs and referees may have issues with areas such as personal accident insurance, public liability insurance and discipline. 

To ensure that your tournaments remain as fun, safe, and inclusive as they always are, you can complete a tournament sanction application form here. A member of the team will contact you regarding the next steps!

Please note that due to changes with the affiliation process now being run through Platform For Football (PFF), affiliation numbers are no longer generated and therefore not required to be obtained from the host club. 

You can also find useful resources to help make your tournament a success by viewing the FA Guide on How To Run A Tournament

Entering a tournament and not sure whether or not it is sanctioned? Find out the current tournament listings here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through

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