Following the recent cancellation of the ISFA North-West U11 Seven-a-Side Tournament, ISFA has issued the following statement.
Everybody at ISFA was very disappointed that the North-West U11 Seven-a-Side Tournament was called off due to the weather.  This situation was most regrettable but it is hoped that schools will accept that the circumstances were beyond the control of either ISFA or the host school - please see photograph below.
The cancellation of a tournament is provided for in the Rules of the Tournament which are published on the ISFA website:
18. CANCELLATION OF A TOURNAMENT: In the event of a tournament being cancelled, for reasons of weather or for any other reason, an attempt may be made to reschedule on a different date; however, this cannot be guaranteed.  If the tournament does not take place, no school will qualify for the national finals, but each school will receive a refund of their tournament entry fee.  The decision on whether or not it is possible to play any tournament will be a matter solely for ISFA, in consultation with the host school.
ISFA will always try to rearrange any cancelled tournament if conceivably possible.  In Season 2017-18, all six February/March regional tournaments (including the North-West) were called off and all six were successfully rearranged.  On this occasion, however, having discussed the situation with the host school, it was made clear that there was no possibility of rearranging due to other commitments and diary events.  ISFA is always grateful to schools who kindly agree to host tournaments for us and has to accept and respect the decision that it is not possible to rearrange this event, very sad though this is for all concerned. ISFA asks that competing schools also respect this decision.



2012-13 Bolton
2013-14 Bury Grammar School
2014-15 Bolton
2015-16 King's Macclesfield
2016-17 St. Bede's College
2017-18 Lady Barn House
2018-19 Tournament cancelled (weather)


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