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EFL Boys Cup U11's - 9th Jan 10:00 - 13:00

We are pleased to confirm the EFL Kids Cup will be returning to Portman Road this year!

We will be hosting a Boys U11's cup to be played on the Portman Road field turf, overlooked by the home of ITFC.

There will be 2 tournaments, Jan 9th & 10th, you only need to enter one of these. The Finalists from each day will return on Jan 17th to play in a finals day!

The winning team for each tournament will receive the following:

  • The chance to represent ITFC and the Community Trust at a regional level and beyond

  • A coaching session run by an ITFC member of staff, to help you prepare for the regional finals

  • FREE Transport to the regional tournament (if required)

  • Presented your trophy at Portman Road, before a home game

  • Tickets for all players + 1 parent/guardian ticket each per child for the presentation game

The tournament is FREE to enter for all schools; format and FAQ can be found below:

  • 10:00 til 13:00 (times are approximate)

  • Format 6v6

    • Max squad size: 8 (this is enforced by The EFL, not ITFC Community Trust)

  • Games are 12min straight through, 3min turnover, games times centrally

    • In the result a team is not on the pitch ready for Kick-Off, the other team will receive a 1-0 head start.

  • Each school must have a current practicing teacher with each team – no team is permitted to be left with a member of staff from an external organisation/company alone.

  • Games will follow traditional football rules with regards to Goal Kicks, Corner Kicks, Penalty Kicks and Throw ins.

  • In the event of a draw during a knockout game, the game will go to a best of 3 penalty shoot out.

  • In the event of teams having equal points at the end of the group stage, goals scored will determine the highest placed team, should they be equal, goals conceded will determine the highest placed team.

  • Schools may enter more than one team, though any winning squad must remain the same should the school qualify beyond the group stage.

    • Each team will need to be entered as their own team (e.g. do not put "ITFC Primary School x 2 teams, as only one space will be allocated)

The EFL Boys U11's final will take place Jan 17th @ Portman Road.