The IFA Challenge Cup, also known as the IFA British Cup, is the IFA’s season-long knockout competition. The competition first took place during the 1997/98 season and has since gone from strength to strength, with 20 teams from across the UK entered into the 2019/20 tournament.
Teams are drawn on a national basis from round one, as the tournament takes shape and teams criss cross the UK in search of cup glory. The semi-finals are played at a neutral venue, while the IFA Cup Final takes place on the Friday night before our annual WorldNET tournament.
Fixtures are organised in the same way as regular IFA league games. All IFA Challenge Cup ties must count as ‘Cup and League double headers’, which allows the result to stand for both competitions.
The later stages of the 2019/20 IFA Challenge Cup were delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and will be completed when government guidance allows during 2021.