Football Association Notification

By David Holland

FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase & FA Youth Cup Season 2019-20

To apply for next season's FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup, please use the direct link below to submit your application and payment online.

The application is ONLY available for online completion and online payment by credit or debit card, and an individual can make the payment with a personal card on the Clubs behalf.

Entry Criteria & Ground Standards for FA Competitions 2019-2020 should be read before clicking on the link to complete the application.

https://eventspace.thefa.com/FA/the_fa_cup_the_fa_trophy_the_fa_vase_and_the_fa_youth_cup_competitions_season_2019-2020_25022019

On successful completion of the online application and online payment, you will receive an on screen confirmation and an automatic email confirmation will be sent to the participant from The FA. However, this does NOT constitute acceptance into the specified competition(s).

The closing date is Monday 1 April 2019.

A list of entries accepted will be available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June 2019.

If you require any further information or assistance with completing the application please email competition.entries@thefa.com or call 0800 1691863 x 4583 / 4622

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

FA CUP, FA TROPHY, FA VASE AND FA YOUTH CUP

SEASON 2019-2020
ENTRY CRITERIA

THE FA CUP
Clubs to be automatically accepted subject to the ground fully conforming to the minimum standard
 Clubs in The Premier League, English Football League and in Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 of The FA
National League System.
Clubs to be accepted subject to available places and subject to the ground fully conforming to the
minimum standard
 Clubs in Step 6 of The FA National League System.
In the event the Competition is oversubscribed, places will be determined based on a Clubs points
per game at Step 6 of The FA National League System in the previous season.
 Clubs must also be participating in either The FA Trophy or The FA Vase Competitions in season
2019-2020.
THE FA VASE
 Entry is restricted to Clubs competing in Steps 5-7 of The FA National League System subject to the
ground fully conforming to the minimum standard.
THE FA YOUTH CUP
Clubs to be accepted subject to the ground fully conforming to the minimum standard
 Clubs participating in The FA Cup, The FA Trophy or The FA Vase in season 2019-2020.
 Clubs participating in a recognized Youth League or suitable Competition in season 2019-2020 that
is sanctioned by The Association or an affiliated Association.
 Youth Teams representing a Club must be properly integrated, in the opinion of The Association,
with the Club.

MINIMUM GROUND STANDARDS

THE FA CUP
Clubs must have a ground which fully conforms to a “G” grade of The FA National Ground Grading
(appropriate to Step 6 of The FA National League System) or higher.
THE FA VASE
Clubs must have a ground which fully conforms to a “H” grade of The FA National Ground Grading
(appropriate to Step 6 of The FA National League System) or higher.
Clubs with grounds not fully conforming to the minimum standards WILL NOT be permitted entry by nominating an alternative ground for home matches in FA Competitions.
Clarification on the various ground grades related to The FA National League System can be found under
the following link http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/player/clubs-leagues/ground-grading

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