IFA Update – February 2022

Team Feedback

Following on from Friday’s email for feedback from all our member teams’ as we look to shape the IFA for the 2022/23 season and beyond. A big thanks to the 20 teams who have already submitted feedback, as a reminder please can you do so by Friday 18th February.

As a Committee we are meeting virtually week commencing 21st February to go through all points raised and will share the minutes of this meeting on the website once the meeting is completed.

Result Reporting & League Tables

As a reminder, please can Result Reporting be submitted by 5pm on the Monday following all IFA League fixtures. This will allow us to update the website accordingly and also allow any time to investigate properly any incidents reported.

The Website will be updated on a fortnightly basis going forward. Please accept our apologies for the delays at times this season as we transition to different ways of working within our Committee.

90 Minute Rule / Rule 1

A reminder to all teams regarding Rule 1 and the 90 Minute Rule. We ask that when you are organising any IFA League fixture that you take into account both your own team and your oppositions afternoon fixture before committing to a fixture. The Committee is not responsible should any fixtures not count towards the IFA League when the 90 Minute Rule and/or IFA General Rule 1 is not followed.

We ask that all Team Organisers ensure they are fully reminder of IFA General Rule 1, please see the following link: https://www.internetfootball.org.uk/general-ifa-rules/

WorldNet / BigTamVets 2022

Entries for IFA WorldNet and BigTamVets 2022 remain open. For all questions or any queries regarding this year’s event in Nottingham over the weekend of the 8th-10th July please drop us an email or tweet to @IFAWorldNet or @BigTamVets. Over 35 teams have now entered this year’s event and we’re hopeful of hitting the 40 teams mark in the coming days.

The weekend will kick off with the IFA Challenge Cup final at the David Ross Sports Village on the Friday evening. As a reminder to all teams left in the competition, you will need to ensure your team is able to get to Nottingham for a 6:30pm kick off on the Friday.

IFA Challenge Cup Quarter Finals / Semi Finals

The IFA Challenge Cup draw took place last month for both the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals of this year’s competition.

Quarter Finals (played by the 20th March)
Preston North End v Burton Albion (19th March)
Troon Academicals v Internazioswally
KaisAyr v Queens Park
Rochdale v Fir Park Corner

Semi Finals (to be held at Neutral Venues by the end of May and must count towards the IFA British League)
Troon Academicals or Internazioswally v Rochdale or Fir Park Corner
KaisAyr or Queens Park v Preston North End or Burton Albion

IFA Committee 2022/23

As a couple of our long-standing Committee members step down this season, we are looking for new faces to join the IFA Committee for the start of the 2022/23 season and are now seeking volunteers from our member teams. If you are interested in helping to make the decisions to help the IFA grow during 2022/23 and can spare an hour or so a week please drop us an email to theifacommittee@gmail.com

Going forward as suggested by one of our teams during the Feedback form sent out last week , we will try and update teams as much as possible via email and on the website going forward.