VENUES & KICK-OFF TIMES
The league will be played across two venues. Teams will play at both venues and at different kick-off times throughout the season.
Benfield Sports Centre 3G, Benfield Road, NE6 4NU, Kick-off times: 19:40 & 20:40
Walker Technology College, Waverdale Ave, NE6 4LA, Kick-off times: 19:00 & 20:00
The league uses the FA Full-Time website. This allows easy access to fixtures, results, and tables. It uses a free auto-text service, meaning results are instantly uploaded onto the website so you can see where your side stands straight after the final whistle. Team organisers just have to reply to an automated text message with the match score line as soon as they get off the pitch. This helps keeps league administration to a minimum.
Teams pay a £27.50 deposit to enter. This is the same as a match fee and will be used for the team’s final game if they have completed all their previous fixtures.
Each team then pays a £27.50 match fee for every game (apart from their last if fixtures have been completed). If a side just has a bare squad of 11 this is still only £2.50 per player! If teams have a max squad of 16 players, it works out as just £1.72 per player!
Match fees are due by the Thursday before your fixture and can be paid by card over the phone, or in person at the NFA office via cash or cheque.
Alternatively, teams can pay £220 on entry. With a minimum of nine games to be played, this guarantees at least one free game, or two free games if your team reaches the Cup or Plate Final. To receive this offer £220 must be paid in full on entry before the set deadline. For any games lost due to no fault of your team, you would receive discount of that match fee if a rearrangement could not be made.
To enter, teams must submit an online team entry form and then call the NFA offices on 0191 2700 700 (select option 2, then option 6) to pay either their entry deposit if paying match by match, or full season fee. Entry is only confirmed when payment have been made. Entries are given on a first come first serve basis.