Sun | Football | Music

High summer meets high drama as Hereford’s favourite annual football festival returns.

Twelve hours of entertainment awaits on Saturday, 25th June with action galore on the pitch featuring junior, men’s, women’s and mixed team categories, and off the pitch as DJ’s, Delta Soul and The Hey Yahs provide a fitting musical end to the day.

  • Junior tournament 9am to 1pm
  • Adult tournament 2pm to 7.30pm
  • Music from 1.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Bar from 12.30pm
  • On-site toilets and parking
  • Burger vans and refreshments on-site
  • Bring a picnic blanket or fold-out chairs!
  • Family friendly – fun for all ages

It’s £2 entry on the day to come and watch and enjoy live entertainment as well as some amazing football. Tickets are bought on the day on the door. Join at any point throughout the day or come in time for the thrilling individual tournaments.

Outdoors at Hereford Leisure Centre,
Holmer Road,
Hereford
HR4 9UD

£2 entry on the door
Bring a picnic blanket!

Staying safe and well while with us – we want you to have a great experience and that means looking after yourself and others. Please take the weather into account when preparing for the day, including whether the temperature will be hot or cold and the amount of rain or sun we’ll have. You can find this information through the Met Office website: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

Please ensure that you stay hydrated throughout the event, especially if you are playing lots of matches in hot conditions and/or drinking alcohol. Water is available throughout the day in the catering area.

If you, or any of your fellow participants feel unwell please visit the First Aiders who are located next to the large marquee. You might also want to access follow up services such as the out of hour GP service on 111 or if an emergency, A&E which is located in Hereford county Hospital just off commercial road.

If you have an underlying health condition please consult a GP prior to participating in this tournament.

Those suffering from COVID symptoms, an upset stomach or other infectious disease should not attend the event. For more information about living with COVID guidance please see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19

To help protect each other please use good hand hygiene throughout the event.

Refreshments on site

Music Tent with bar – live music from 1.30pm – 9.30pm

1.30pm-3.30pm Rhythm Machine

3.30pm-5.30pm Delta Soul

5.30pm-7.30pm Lee Owen

7.30pm-9.30pm The Hey Yahs

Visiting the Festival
£2 entry per person on the door

Junior Tournament: Kick off at 9am

Senior Tournament: Kick off at 2pm

Live music from 1.30pm until 9.30pm

Male competitive / Female competitive / Mixed Social / Boys Under 17 / Boys Under 15 / Boys Under 14 / Boys Under 13 / Boys Under 12 / Boys Under 11 / Boys Under 10 / Boys Under 9 / Boys Under 8 / Girls Under 14 / Girls Under 12 / Girls Under 10

Junior Tournament: Kick off at 9am

Senior Tournament: Kick off at 2pm

Live music from 1.30pm until 9.30pm

Launched in 2000, the Sue Parry tournament has raised more than £100,000 for St Michael’s.

Sue Parry died in July 1999 after contracting cancer.

Sue was a keen football fan, so in her memory, Sue’s family set-up the tournament to raise funds for St Michael’s, and to help support end-of-life provision in the Herefordshire area.

More than 20 years on, the annual fundraiser has raised more than £100,000 for St Michael’s.

Sue Parry
Sue Parry

1.Each team must pay their entry fees by the correct date before they can take part in the tournament.

2.Teams will be aged in the Junior tournament as of the 2021/22 season.

3.All squads can have a maximum of 8 players with rolling substitutions. Junior squads with more than 8 players can only use two subs per game.

4.Teams must be ready on their pitch two minutes before the scheduled kick off time. Teams that arrive late may not get a full 10 minute game.

5.In all cases where the referee decides there is a colour clash the team named as ‘Team 1’ will change. Bibs are available from the registration tent.

6.The adult team named as ‘Team 1’ will supply the match ball.

7.There will be no offside.

8.The points system will work as follows a) The winning team will be awarded 3 points b) Drawing teams will be awarded 1 point each c)Losing teams will not be awarded points

9.When deciding the position of teams in the group stages and also the best third-place teams, the first placed team will be that with the highest number of points. In situations where more than one team has the same number of points the position will be decided by: a) The number of goals scored, then b) The team with the best goal difference c) If teams are still in the same position then a coin toss will decide which team is placed higher

10.During the knockout stages; if after normal playing time the score is equal the game will go into 2 minutes of extra time where a golden goal will decide the winner. If no golden goal is scored the match will be decided by kicks from the penalty spot (best of 3 followed by sudden death).

11.The duration of the matches will be 10 minutes.

12.All players must be named on the team sheets and these must be handed to the   registration staff prior to the tournament starting.

13.Teams that do not turn up for a match will forfeit that match. The winner will be awarded 3 point and be awarded the highest number of goals any other team has scored against that side.

14.The referee shall be the sole arbiter on points of dispute on the field of play and will be empowered to interpret the rules governing six-a-side football in the best interests of all concerned. Referees will be empowered to give yellow and red cards for abusive behaviour.

15.If a player is sent off, he/she will miss the next match. They will be able to play again after the missed match. In the case of violent or abusive conduct, the player, or players, may be banned from the rest of the tournament.

16.Players and managers must be aware that all bookings will be dealt with by the HFA as normal.

17.All players must wear shin pads to play in the tournament.

18.With the exception of the rules above, the rules of the Football Association will apply.

19.In all matters arising that are not specifically covered by these rules the competitions organising Committee shall be the sole judge

20.Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Event Organisers

21.All teams must submit a completed player registration form (supplied after registration) prior to playing