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Debra announced as charity partner

This year’s Charity Partner for the WorldNet and BigTamVets tournaments is Debra. We have chosen this charity in memory of Freddie Fincham, the son of Pete Fincham who has represented Watford at WorldNet since 1997.  The IFA Team of the Year trophy is named after Pete, and is awarded to the team deemed to be […]

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In Memory of ‘Banger’ ‘Donny’ and Neil from Pompey

Darren Lambe from Athletico Pompey, one of the longest running IFA sides and regulars at WorldNet since the late 90’s, remembers a trio of team-mates who’ll never be forgotten on the blue side of the south coast.. Simon “Banger” Humber was born in 1970 on the Isle of Wight and soon caught the Pompey bug. […]

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Midweek matches

Following a request from two members of the IFA this week, the committee has decided to allow midweek matches to take place for the remainder of then 2021/22 season, once we get back underway on Friday 2nd April. Once covid-19 restrictions are fully lifted, we will return to the traditional Saturday’s only format, unless agreed […]

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IFA League season to re-start

Following the announcement of the end of national lockdown in England, we’re pleased to confirm that the IFA League season will re-start on Saturday 5th December. As a result of the guidelines released last week, only teams in tier 1 or 2 of the Covid-19 restrictions for England will be able to play matches and […]

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Covid-19 latest – IFA season 2020/21

The IFA continues to monitor both the latest government advice and updates from the professional football world in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. Following last weekend’s announcement regarding lockdown in England, coupled with the existing suspension of adult grass roots football in Scotland, the IFA 2020/21 season will be suspended until further notice. The IFA […]

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Covid-19 latest – IFA season 2020/21

The IFA continues to monitor both the latest government advice and updates from the professional football world, as we move slowly towards a start date for the 2020/21 IFA season. With differing advice currently in place on either side of the border, the 2020/21 IFA league season will not commence until such time as teams […]

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Shellsuit James

Everyone at the IFA is saddened to hear about the passing of James Hamilton, aka Shellsuit James, who was a member of the Airdrie team. A regular face in the Bod Bar in the Leeds Worldnet era and a Swally stalwart for many years, there was never a dull moment when he was about. RIP […]

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WorldNet & BigTamVets 2020 – Accommodation booking now live..

With the 25th edition of WorldNet and BigTamVets fast approaching, accommodation bookings for the halls of residence are now live.. Standard and Ensuite rooms are available and both rates include breakfast. The link to book the accommodation is here: https://www.nottinghamconferences.co.uk/B-and-B-Bookings/B-and-B-Bookings.aspx When you get to the landing page, firstly please enter the Promotional code for the […]

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Preston, Everton and Ayr on top at Football Manager WorldNet and BigTamVets

Another successful weekend of IFA football and frivolity has drawn to a close. 37 teams came to Nottingham to renew old acquaintances and take part in the IFA’s showcase events and it was Preston North End who won their 4th WorldNet crown, defeating defending champs Rotherham 2-0 in the final. Everton notched their second BigTamVets […]

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WorldNet and BigTamVets 2019 are here..

The most awaited date in the IFA calendar has arrived, as the 2019 WorldNet and BigTamVets weekend, proudly sponsored by our friends at Football Manager, kicks off tonight with the IFA Cup Final between Troon and Rotherham. Then, on Saturday 37 teams will compete across the two tournaments as the IFA comes together to celebrate […]

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