The IFA League began life in 1997 as a vehicle to encourage teams that had attended EuroNET96 and 97 to play each other more often during the regular football season. Since then, the league has gone from strength to strength, with 67 teams playing at least one fixture during 2015/16.
Fixtures take place on Saturday mornings. Teams often play the same opposition as their parent club, with games taking place in the morning before “the big match” between the senior teams later that afternoon. Not all senior clubs have an IFA side and many games are moved for TV or international breaks, so where no fixture can be arranged as above, teams are encouraged to organise fixtures against local sides from other divisions.
Each team has a fixtures organiser, who often doubles as a team manager, and matches are arranged across the Internet, via the IFA message board, Email group and, increasingly, using social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Each team must have one member signed up to the IFA message board to announce fixtures and results, and a league table is collated from there.
Teams are able to play up to 24 games during the course of an IFA season, which lasts almost a calendar year and runs from the weekend after our annual WorldNET tournament to the weekend before the next.
For more information about the IFA league, please contact us using the form on this website.
The current IFA league table can be found in the IFA Stats and Contacts section of this website.