Cup Format 2016/2017

Season 2015/2016

For season 2015/2016 the league ran an U7 cup, plate and the bowl.

This U7s only played one round and then went to finals and only had 12 teams entered last year.  All teams played in round 1 and in the final.  Teams were allocated to the correct competition depending on position.

For season 2015/2016 we ran cup and the plate only for the U8, U9 and U10 age groups.

The U8, U9 and U10s were reduced to 12 teams in round 2 (2 groups of 6) with only 8 going through for finals day (4 in the cup and 4 in the plate).

This year we have more teams entered into each age group and we are running cup, plate and bowl for each age group. Trying to get the teams into manageable groups so each group does not go on for to long on match day is important hence the number of groups and teams in the groups that have been set for each age group. Each team can only play a certain amount of football on the morning in accordance with the FA rules.

The group stages were worked out using software to randomise the draw.

For Season 2016/2017 please see below:

U7s

The teams need to be reduced to 12 teams total for finals day (4 in the cup, 4 in the plate and 4 in the bowl)

Total teams entered = 20 (4 groups of 5)

First round (top 3 from 4 groups of 5 go through) = 12

Second round will be setup as 2 groups of 6 (Top 2 team = cup, 3rd and 4th teams = plate and 5 and 6th teams = bowl) – this is similar to how the U7s was setup last year except we have more teams entered requiring a round 2.

U8s

The teams need to be reduced to 12 team total for finals day (4 in the cup, 4 in the plate and 4 in the bowl)
Total team entered = 25 (5 groups of 5)
First round (top 3 teams from 5 groups go through + first next highest score according to the rules) = 16

The Second round will be run as 4 groups of 4 (Top team from each group = cup, 2nd team from each group = plate and the 3rd team from each group = bowl, the last team not qualifying)  = 12 for the final

U9s

The teams need to be reduced to 12 team total for finals day (4 in the cup, 4 in the plate and 4 in the bowl)
Total team entered = 29 (5 groups of 5 + 1 group of 4)
First round (top 3 teams from 6 groups go through + 2 next highest scores according to the rules) = 20

The Second round will be run as 4 groups of 5 (Top team from each group = cup, 2nd team from each group = plate and the 3rd team from each group = bowl, the last 2 teams not qualifying)  = 12 for the final

U10s

The teams need to be reduced to 12 team total for finals day (4 in the cup, 4 in the plate and 4 in the bowl)
Total team entered = 29 (5 groups of 5 + 1 group of 4)
First round (top 3 teams from 6 groups go through + 2 next highest scores according to the rules) = 20

The Second round will be run as 4 groups of 5 (Top team from each group = cup, 2nd team from each group = plate and the 3rd team from each group = bowl, the last 2 teams not qualifying)  = 12 for the final.

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