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 30th March – Match Day Tournament – Watford FC Training Ground, Bell Lane, Shenley

2pm to 5pm

Coaches – please complete the form: HYIF Registration Tournament and send to Karen Stephanou by the 25th March.

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Saturday 27th April – Inclusive Football Festival Bury – Rangers Festival Wodson Park Sport Centre 10am – 12pm

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

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Saturday 18th May – Match Day Tournament Venue TBC  11am – 1pm

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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.

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