With the 2019 Festival over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June taking place at Frenchfield, Penrith fast approaching here are some important bits of information for team managers and spectators.
TEAM MANAGER: If your team is no longer taking part in the festival please could you let us know at the earliest opportunity.
FA CRC Compliance: PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU ARE NAMED AS A CONTACT FOR A TEAM AND YOU DON’T ATTEND, THE TEAM MAY BE TURNED AWAY AS WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT EVERY COACH LEADING A TEAM ON THE DAY HAS A VALID AND ACCEPTED FA CRC CHECK.
Please see the below key points which will help in preparation for each team’s attendance at this year’s Festival.
As a reminder, here are the age groups for each day:
|Saturday 1st June
||Sunday 2nd June
| U8 Mixed
| U9 Mixed
| U10 Mixed
| Pan Disability
|| U14 Girls
As we are expecting approximately 1000 cars onto the site each day we have a car parking team that will assist with getting cars parked as safely and quickly as possible. Please ask everyone travelling with your team to be patient throughout this process:
Team registration opens from 8:30am with all teams being required to be registered before 9:45am.
Please be mindful when travelling that the busiest times are between 9am and 10am where traffic is at its peak
Please try to Carpool (Carpool karaoke is not compulsory but do tag us in your efforts!) where possible and coordinate travel between players and parents to limit the amount of cars coming onto the site
Please be patient and follow the car parking teams instructions and we will get cars into the site and parked as quickly and safely as possible.
Programmes will be available to be purchased on the day after you have parked your car.
• Programmes will be charged at £2
You will be directed to one of the car parking zones by the CFA car parking team on the days – please note, in the interest of safety, there is a 5 MPH speed restriction on site
On both days games will kick off at 10:30am promptly. Please note registration is open from 8:30am and we strongly recommend teams get there early to get into the site and set up at your allocated pitch.
A managers briefing will take place on the morning at around 10:10am where any fixture changes and changes to the day will be communicated.
Team Managers/Coaches are requested to sign their team in on the day in the Marquee set up on site.
Please note the following Eden District Council policies:
• No Dogs allowed on the site (anyone with a dog on site will be asked to take the dog offsite away from the playing fields)
• No BBQ’s
• No Alcohol to be consumed on site (anyone found consuming Alcohol will be asked to leave the premises)
Each team will play in a festival format against other teams from across the county and NO scores will be recorded on the day. Games are likely to finish between 13:30 and 15:00 depending on the number of teams in the group.
Following conclusion of the event, each team will be given a match ball and opportunity to have a team photo taken.
In line with recent feedback
from teams/clubs, players from the U7/U8 mixed & U8 Girls age groups will be presented with a participation medal with all other age groups provided with a Cumberland FA branded Water Bottle for each squad member.
There will also be a number of amenities on site including hot and cold refreshments, & inflatable football attractions.
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