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more than 30 years of 5 a-side tournamentsWelcome to the home of the BIG 5 a-side. Suffolks largest all 5 a-side tournament in 2016 . We regularly attract more than 180 teams competing over two days of competition, including mixed and girls only competitions.
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Our tournament is one of the largest all 5 a-side tournaments, designed and run to be a celebration of football at the end of the season. We have teams that enter from Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, as well as our own local clubs playing in the local youth and adult leagues. Our under 7 and Under 8 tournaments are FREE to enter. Our entry prices can be seen below. We attract more than 180 teams across all the age ranges, and we provide on site catering and entertainment for players and their families. Our tournament caters for :
We also provide tournaments for Adults, but these are only scheduled when enough support from teams and volunteers exist. Please check the table below to see if they are running this year, or get in touch with us.Enter NOW!
A BIG THANK YOU to all our SPONSORS this year.
How to Enter our tournament
You can enter our tournament on-line in 4 easy steps. Just follow the steps below to enter as many teams as your would like.
Create an account in order to enter your teams.
Select the age group and enter your teams. You can enter as many teams as you like subject to availability.
You can pay on-line via PayPal or BACS on line transfer. You can also send us a cheque. All team must be paid for prior to the tournament.
Nearer the tournament, you can register your players on line to save time on the morning of the tournament.
All Youth competitions Kick off at 10am sharp. Aim to be at the venue from 9:30am onwards on the day you are playing. It is a short 5 minute walk from the car park to the playing pitches. For Adult competitions, these kick off a 3pm on the Saturday, after the youth have finished, so aim to be arriving at around 14:30.
The nearest postcode is IP14 4BQ. But please follow signs to car park which is a short walk away form the playing pitches. Unfortunately due to health and safety reasons, parking is prohibited at the Village Hall and Social Club on the day to allow for emergency services access. Note also, parking in the School grounds is also prohibited.
For youth, the initial group stages will finish around 1:30pm. Knockout stages will then complete by 3pm. For adults, the competition will finish around 8pm.
We recommend that players come equipped with both boots and trainers. They will be playing on grass and the ground can get quite hard in the summer.
Yes, we operate a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks at very reasonable prices.
No. the nearest is at the Post Office which is a 10 minutes drive. Alternatively, Tesco at Stowmarket is the next closest. We recommend you bring cash as none of our concession take card payments.
Manager and Club Frequently Asked Questions
Manager questions and answers, please read the full rules before entering teams (automatically sent when creating an account).
All age groups play 5 a-side. There is typically a group stage followed by a knock-out stage to determine the Champions of each age group. The only exception to this is Under 7 and Under 8 age group which consists of just a group stage where no scores are recorded (all players receive a participation medal in these two age groups).
7 players per team maximum. A minimum of 5 is required, with one of those players as a goal keeper.
Up to 2 out of your 7 players are subs, which can be rolled on and off during the matches.
As many as you like.
No. You are welcome to bring players who meet the age qualifying criteria, but who have not played for your team through the season.
No. You also cannot bring additional players and add then to your team should one of your initial 7 players become injured. Players are registered to a single entered team prior to the competition and therefore cannot be moved to other teams during the competition.
You can see the status of your own teams when you login. About two weeks prior to the competition the entered teams will be available on the website.
Details of how and what to pay were sent to you when you added a team. Please refer to the e-mail for details how to pay by PayPal, Cheque, or via BACS(On-line bank transfer).
A maximum of 6 will be in each league.
The fixtures will be published in the programme, available to purchase on the day for £2, this includes a free entry to the Grand prize draw.
No, they will be available on the day in the programme.
Entry fees for each team can be seen in the table below/above. We do offer some age groups free of charge as they are non competitive and there is no winner for these age groups. No shows will not receive refunds. No shows in FREE age groups will be charged a £20 fee.
You can withdraw teams until 14 days prior to the tournament date and receive a full refund. If you withdraw after that time, unless we can fill your space you will not receive a refund. We usually have a reserve list, so most teams will get refunds if they have to withdraw, but please do rely on this. Please tell us as soon as you are able if you intend to withdraw. Contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.
Yes, we operate a reserve list system. We also adjust the number of leagues in age groups as we get nearer the tournament to give extra spaces as some age groups may not fill up as quickly as others. We try our best to give every opportunity to teams. If you are on a reserve list we will TEXT or CALL you should a space become available. You will have 24 hours to respond otherwise we will offer it to the next team on the reserve list. Teams will be contacted in the order of team entry date and time.
Please log in, by pressing the "Enter the tournament" button at the top of the page and you find the rules on that page. We also sent you a personal copy of the rules when you registered with us, please refer to your e-mail.