Football Manager WorldNet & Big Tam Vets 2019 – Entry Details

FOLLOWING the announcement of WorldNet and BigTamVets 2019, proudly sponsored by Football Manager, we are now delighted to confirm entry costs for the 2019 competition.

Both tournaments will return to the University of Nottingham’s Riverside Sports Complex on the weekend of the 5th – 7th July 2019.

This year we are launching a new price structure for entry, with the cheapest entry fee in over 10 years for those who are willing to commit to entering early! WorldNet & BigTamVets are run by volunteers, we’re not looking to make a copper coin out of this, but the event has to wash it’s own face!

For the third year in a row we are delighted to be back in Nottingham and thank the University team at University of Nottingham for their ongoing support.

The pricing structure and terms of entry are stated below, with the form to complete for entry at the bottom of the page:

Earlybird Entry – £200

Deposit of £50, with full payment due by 1st November 2018. Should payment not be received by this point, entry will revert to Standard Entry

Standard Entry – £250

Deposit of £50, with full payment due by 1st May 2019. Should payment not be received by this point, entry will revert to Late Entry fee.

Late Entry – £300

Deposit of £100 due by 1st June 2019, with £200 balance to be paid by 15th June 2019.

Closing Date for entries to be completed will be the 15th June 2019.

Bank details and Paypal account details will be sent on your confirmation of entry email, once you have completed the form below.

To enter please complete this form:

Accommodation will be once again provided by University of Nottingham at their Derby Hall. Due to ongoing refurbishments at the University, we have provisionally 220 rooms available on the site at a first-come, first-served basis on their Speedybooker platform however more availability may come available once refurbishment works have been completed.

Details for the Speedybooker system will be released by the end of September to book university accommodation, with costs similar to this year with a small year-on-year increase to be expected.

Within Derby Hall this year we will also have the Echo@Derby Bar open on both Friday and Saturday evenings to relax after the days football, with the IFA British Cup final again taking place at the David Ross Sports Village on the Friday evening at 6:30pm.

Presentations will take place on the Saturday evening for the winners of the IFA British League, IFA Team of the Year and also the draw for Day 2 of WorldNet and BigTamVets 2019.

With feedback from last year’s event, we are pleased that over 84% of our teams saw an improvement on the previous year (with 100% feedback from BigTamVets teams) and that 100% would return should entry fee and date be suitable. We hope to host all returning teams and look forward to teams returning to Nottingham for our flagship event.

As always, please direct any questions to our email address,

We look forward to seeing you in Nottingham!


Terms of Entry

  1. Entry is for one team and is subject to being a bonafide and registered IFA team
  2. Payments are non-refundable after entry has been submitted
  3. BigTamVets is open to Vets teams who are currently or have previously been a bonafide IFA side and must have at least 9 players on the pitch who are over 35 years of age as of the 5th July 2019