I was just wondering if anyone could offer some advice on organising a football tournament. Or if anyone has ever done it before.
I moved to York over 2 years ago, and after 2 years of playing sunday league football, ive foolishly decided to take over the team. But the clubs finances are a mess, and to pay the leagues fee's, affilation etc we need to raise £500 by August.
Ive decided that a fundraising/charity footall tournament could be a possibility, but am unsure if there are any hidden cost that I need to consider.
Now some of these questions may seem daft, and I apologise if any of these but Im just trying to makes sure I cover all bases.
Basically its going to be a 1 day 11 a side competition, and were aiming to to attract between 8 and 14 teams, the games will be around 40 minutes (20 mins each way). The club we play for have already said we can use the facilites (changing rooms, toilets and have 3 pitches available). Also we have 3 refs who have volunteered to do it for free.
The main things I am thinking/worried about is,
1 ) Do I have to worry about or sort insurance for the players incase of injury?
2) As we going to be asking the teams for money is there anything to consider in terms of tax, or are fundraising events exempt?
3) Is there anyone we need to inform that we are organising such event?
4) are there anything by law that I need to provide for particapating teams?
5) Anything else I may of missed?
Like I said I apologise if any of the questions seem daft, but Ive never really tried to organise something like this before.
Any info you could provide would be much appreciated.