Facilities & Hospitality
All Clubs must register their grounds for approval by the Amenities Committee and must notify subsequent changes to the Amenities Committee for approval before use.
The requirements from home sides for accommodation, playing facilities and hospitality are as follows:
1. Hooks, pegs and seating accommodation must be provided.
2. Adequate electric lighting must be provided.
3. Adequate hot showers must be provided.
4. Home Clubs must notify visitors of arrangements for the safe-keeping of valuables and clothing.
Field of Play and Match Balls
1. Goal nets and four corner flags must be used.
2. All lines must be clearly marked, preferably in white.
3. Pitches shall be of grass, 3G (Long Pile Rubber Crumb) or later generation artificial pitch. Any other surface must be agreeable to the participating Clubs.
4. The home club shall give due notice to the away club and match official(s) should the home club propose playing any game on an artificial pitch.
5. The home club must provide at least two footballs that are fit for match play.
1. The Home team shall provide at least a cup of tea and a cake or biscuit without charge to the visiting players and match officials at or near to the match venue.
2. The Home team is host to the visitors and match officials and must act as such. (NB. The visiting team should respond to hospitality offered.)
3. Where a visiting Club wishes to decline the refreshments provided by the home Club it must do so no later than two days before the day of the match.
4. Details must be given to visiting captains and match officials on the day of the game detailing the facilities available for the provision of refreshment.
5. After accepting or not declining a home Club’s offer of refreshment the visiting team shall ensure that it honours that arrangement. Any Club failing to do so shall be liable to reimburse the home Club’s reasonable expenses.
Refreshments must be provided to the visitors and match officials at
The home Club shall ensure that they are aware of the nearest Accident &
Note: It is recommended that every team should have at least one member training and certified in the Emergency Aid FA Training Scheme or be in possession of a recognised up-to-date First Aid Qualification. Re-certification is required every three years.
1. Separate changing rooms are desirable but not essential.
2. Match officials should be provided with separate changing accommodation. If none is available they should change with the home team.
3. Pitches for matches in the Premier and Senior Divisions should not be shorter than 110 yards, or narrower than 66 yards. In all other Divisions the minimum dimension should be 100 yards by 60 yards.