See the Herts Youth Inclusive Football program of events below for 2019 

Affiliated Football Clubs across Hertfordshire work together to run Inclusive Match Day Tournaments for club inclusive teams and Football Festivals for young players, boys and girls, aged 6-16 and 16-25, with a disability and/or additional needs.

Inclusive Football Festivals are run to encourage new players and for players to enjoy skills and mini matches for fun.  Mentors from existing teams are there to help and encourage new players when they first come to a Football Festival. All abilities welcome.  Siblings and player’s friends are also welcome to join in the at the Football Festivals.

Match Day Tournaments are for pre-registered club players only.   If you are not a registered inclusive player, please contact your nearest inclusive team. Details here or download the HYIF booklet

Important notes:

For all events, all teams and players must be pre-registered direct with the organiser of the event.  Player details are held on a secure system via Watford FC CSE Trust for registration at Inclusive football events only and are not shared or used for any promotional campaigns. 

All players should have a parent/carer/supervising adult with them at each event unless agreed that another adult will have responsibility for the child/young adult.  Herts Youth Inclusive Football can not take responsibility for your child/young adult.

For safeguarding reasons, photography at Herts Youth Inclusive Football events is not permitted.  Only approved event photographers can take photographs of players.  Photo permission forms from players should be completed before an event so that photographs can be used on social media and for public relations purposes relating to inclusive football only.  

2019 Events

Saturday 27th April – Inclusive Football Festival Bury Rangers FC, Wodson Park Sport Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Hertfordshire. SG12 0UQ

Registration 9.30am   Finishes: 12pm

A chance for players with a disability and/or additional needs to come along and enjoy football for fun.  For those who are new to football and for those who are already training with a club.  All welcome! This festival is for all abilities, ages 6 up to 25.  Skills, football activities and mini matches. Kindly hosted by Bury Rangers and supported by Watford FC CSE Trust.

Siblings and friends welcome to join in.

Players must pre-register via;

Club coaches – please let your players know about this event and pre-register them with Karen.

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Wednesday 1st May, Girls Disability Tournament, Watford FC CSE Trust

More details via;

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Bank Holiday Monday 6th May – Annual Disability Football Festival, Northampton Town FC 

Under 12’s – 10am to 11am arrival from 9.30am

Under 16 – 11am to 5pm

Clubs register your teams direct with Northampton or those players wishing to represent Herts Youth Inclusive Football, please contact

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18th May, West Ham Tournament 9am to 2pm U12’s and U16’s

Disability Football Tournament

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Sunday 19th May – Match Day Tournament, Nicholas Breakspear School, St Albans, hosted by St Albans City Youth FC 11am to 1pm 

(moved due to the FA Cup Final)

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22nd May – The 6th Hampshire Social Inclusion Cup 2019, Portsmouth


Team Registration HSIC 2019

Chelsea FC Foundation Inclusive Tournament Saturday 25th May/Sunday 26th May

Saturday 25th May – Junior Pan Disability Tournament, Chelsea FC

Sunday 26th May – Adult Pan Disability Tournament, Chelsea FC

Clubs, please enter your teams via the link below or email: Ellie Crabb –

See the Invite Letter here for more information.

Coaches – Herts Youth Inclusive Football have entered a team – if you have players who would like to play as part of HYIF, please speak to Karen Stephanou/Tracy Light.

Saturday 25th May

Under 12 8:30-9:30am 9:30am – 3:30pm

Under 16  8:30-9:30am 9:30am – 3:30pm

*Under 8 Pan Disability Cobham Training Ground 1pm 1:30pm – 3pm

Sunday 26th May Premiership Adults Stamford Bridge 9:30am 10-3:30pm

Championship Adults Stamford Bridge 9:30am 10-3:30pm League Adults Stamford Bridge 9:30am 10-3:30pm

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Saturday 1st June/Sunday 2nd June 2019, D4S Pedder Cup 2019, Maldon, Essex

1st June – Adults, Premiership 11am to 4pm

2nd June – Adults Fun and Youth U12’s and U16’s

2019 Pedder cup- Champions League 2019 FINAL

Invite Letter D4S

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Saturday 22nd June, Summer Cup, Norwich FC – see information:  summer cup 2019 pan-disability flyer[1], Starts 11am, ages 13-16 (Residential option £30pp inc. meals and activities).   Coaches please discuss with Karen Stephanou about teams going from Watford FC CSE Trust.

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Saturday 29th June All Clubs Final Tournament University of Hertfordshire 11am – 1pm


Sunday July 7th – Inclusive Tournament – Royston Town FC –  11am to 1pm Eternit Sports and Social Club, Whaddon Road, Meldreth, SG8 5RL

Please pre-register here 


31st August 2019, West Ham Tournament U12’s and U16’s 9am to 2pm

Disability Football Tournament

(Adults West Ham Tournament 8th June and 26th Oct)

Please check back regularly to keep an eye on tournament and festival dates as well as special events.