WorldNet & BigTamVets 2020 – Sponsorship Partners & Entry Details Announced

FOLLOWING the announcement of WorldNet and BigTamVets 2020, we are now delighted to confirm our sponsorship partners and team entry details for the 2020 competition.

Once again we are delighted to be sponsored by our friends at Football Manager for the third year in succession.

2019 was a roaring success for the team at Football Manager, with over two million copies sold, and the 2020 version, which was released this week, looks to be the best yet. Football Manager 2020 Touch and Mobile are once again available offering a different range of gameplay options alongside the main release, with all three formats of the world-famous simulation game offering new and updated features.

Sports Interactive, the team behind the Football Manager series, go back with the IFA almost twenty years. Once again, a massive thank you to Miles Jacobson and all the team at Sports Interactive for their fantastic support of the IFA and we look forward to welcoming the Football Manager XI to Nottingham once again in July 2020. 

For more information about Football Manager 2020 please visit their website at or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

This year we also welcome an additional sponsor to our ranks, with COPA90 joining Football Manager 2020 as headline sponsors.

COPA90 believes that football is the universal language, aiming to entertain, inform and celebrate football and its fans, creating content which has generated over 1 billion views. Whether it’s chats and challenges with your favourite footballers (including Salah, Pogba and Hegerberg) or feature-length documentaries exploring global fandom, COPA90 is how football feels.

COPA90’s fan-centric view of football is a perfect partner for us and the COPA90 team are excited to help further spread the WorldNet message to the 4 billion football fans around the world. To find out more, check out and for the trailer of COPA90’s new documentary in the seminal series ‘Derby Days’, the South Coast derby. 

For more information about COPA90 please visit their website at or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

The event will be known as:
Football Manager WorldNet & BigTamVets, in association with COPA90.

Entry Details

We are continuing to offer a fantastic Early Bird price for those who are willing to commit to entering early! As numbers were not as expected last year there is a nominal increase however our Earlybird pricing is still cheaper than many of the previous editions of both WorldNet & BigTamVets.

Our tournaments are run by volunteers and we continue to look for a couple of more faces to aid with the organisation over the weekend. For more information please get in touch with Jimmy or Dave on the IFA Committee via email, Twitter or Facebook.

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

The pricing structure and terms of entry are stated below:

Earlybird Entry – £225

Full payment due by Friday 31st January 2020, should full payment not be received by this point, entry will revert to Standard Entry

Standard Entry – £275

Full payment due by Friday 5th June 2020, at which point entries will be closed.

Accommodation will be once again provided by University of Nottingham, and we have provisionally 100 Standard rooms and 30 En Suite rooms available on the site at a first-come, first-served basis on their Speedybooker platform however more rooms will become available should we complete our provisional commitment of 130 rooms. Please be aware that the accommodation is sold strictly on a per person basis.

Details for the Speedybooker system will be released by the end of January to book university accommodation.

As with the 2019 event, we will have the Echo@Derby Bar open on both Friday and Saturday evenings to relax after the days football. We have also extended the opening hours of Echo@Derby this year and the bar also be serving light bites following feedback from the 2019 event.

With this being WorldNet’s 25th anniversary, we are going to host a special event after the IFA British Cup final on the Friday evening within the Echo @ Derby bar. More details on this special event to follow….

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

We look forward to seeing you in Nottingham!

Entry Form:

Terms of Entry

1. Entry is for one team and is subject to being a bonafide and registered IFA team

2. Earlybird entries must be paid in full by Friday 31st January 2020, should full payment not be received by this point, entry cost will revert to Standard Entry (£275)

3. For our WorldNet competition, teams must have completed a minimum of three IFA league fixtures by 1st June 2020. Entries should not be submitted unless teams commit to completing at least three IFA League fixtures.

The only exceptions to this rule are for our teams from outside the UK and exiled teams.

4. All payments are non-refundable after entry and payment has been submitted, which includes teams that do not comply with the Terms of Entry Rule 3.

5. BigTamVets is open to teams who are currently or have previously been a bonafide IFA side, and must have at least 9 players on the pitch at all times who are over 35 years of age as of the 11th July 2020.

6. All entries to WorldNet and BigTamVets 2020 are subject to Committee approval and submission of entry does not guarantee entry to the tournament.