MAN v FAT National Tournament: We’re Ready For Action!

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The MAN v FAT National tournament returns this year, as we head to Lilleshall National Sports Centre on July 13th.

Lilleshall was once the home of England’s national team and has played host to some of the nation’s greatest footballers – and now it’s your turn!

Welsh teams have won the last two tournaments – Newport and Swansea the victorious sides – so who’ll take home the silverware this time?

Following an extremely high level of interest, the groups for the 2024 National Tournament were confirmed in mid-March.

Here’s who’s facing who in the group stages – the top two from each group go through, with 8 third placed teams with the best record joining them in the knockout stages.

Want to buy shirts?
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Hope + Glory to produce some commemorative shirt designs for this year’s tournament.

If you want to turn up in style in July, take a closer look at our four designs!

Please note there is a deadline of 1st June to get your orders in to receive them ahead of the tournament date.

Things to note

– Players must be a registered MAN v FAT player at the time of the team registration and also at the time of the event taking place.

– Players included in a tournament squad must come from the same MAN v FAT Club, but do not necessarily have to be from the same team within that Club.

– Changes to squads can be made up up to one week before the event takes place in the event of injuries or changes to commitments. However, all players must be eligible at the time of registration and of the event.

– This is a 7 a-side tournament with squads of maximum 11 players.

– All of the games will be played on grass so please make sure you bring appropriate footwear.

– The tournament format will be groups of 6 teams, meaning a minimum of 5 fixtures per team (on the assumption the group has 6 teams on the day)

– 15 minute games – straight through with no half time.

– Group stage followed by round of 32, all the way down to the final.

– Exact competition rules will be issued once the team registration process has been completed.

– The current timetable or the day is:-

*Registration from 9:30–10:15am
*Group games begin at 10:30am
*Knock-outs begin at 3:00pm
*Tournament closes at 7:00pm

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* Last page revision: 3.00pm, 20/03/24


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