Tournament Sanctions

Tournament Sanctions

Ensure your tournament is FA approved

A sanctioned tournament has ensured that all teams are affiliated, and therefore have the relevant insurances and safeguarding checks in place.

They are also authorised to use registered Lancashire FA match officials.

Tournament organisers and partaking teams should be aware that, by taking part in any unsanctioned tournament, the insurance of clubs and volunteers will be void in the event of any injury.

Likewise, any unsanctioned tournament cannot offer assurances that all coaches and volunteers have undergone the relevant safeguarding checks.

Match officials can face disciplinary action from their parent county FA should they take part in any unsanctioned tournaments.

Lancashire FA have put together an up-to-date Tournament Sanction Database:

View the database

Should you have any questions regarding these tournaments, or if you want to add a tournament to the database, then please email Timothy Tack.

Get In Touch

Roger De Nobrega

Head of Football Services

01772 282765

Darren Swarbrick

Football Services and Competitions Officer

 01772 644266

Tim Tack

Football Services and Competitions Officer

01772 644267

Who can help with my query?


Contacted: This means that a tournament provided has contacted us to enquire about the running of a tournament, 

Forms Submitted: This means that a tournament provider has submitted their forms to us for approval, we are currently reviewing the application,

Sanctioned: This means that the tournament provider has submitted all required information, and that the information meets the criteria set out by The FA in order to sanction a tournament.