All clubs, which are members of their FIFA affiliated national associations, are welcome to participate in The Edinburgh Cup. In countries where football is operated by the schools, we also allow teams affiliated by their school football association. All small sided 4-a-side, 5-a-side, 7-a-side and 9`side teams will play under SFA/SYFA/SWFA rules (non-competitive), all U13s girls & 11-a-side teams are competitive and will begin with a group play. Teams are divided into groups of five (depending on teams registered), where all teams are playing each other once. The first of each group will play each other in the final for The Edinburgh Cup, second place teams of each group will play each other for The Edinburgh trophy and third placed teams will play each other for The Edinburgh bowl. Girls U13s will be played with 2 groups with the top two of each section play each other in a semi final and final to determine who wins The Edinburgh Cup. All players must be insured, both for games and leisure time.
In all 11- a- side categories, dispensations will automatically be given to two players per squad who are maximum one year over age. Again, this only applies to 11-a-side categories. For 7-a-side, no dispensation will automatically be granted. Dispensations for maximum 1 (one) player in 7-a-side teams can be applied by contacting The Edinburgh Cup office. Note that in 11-a-side categories you can`t have more than two over aged players on the players list, i.e. you can`t switch them between matches. Girls may play in boys’ teams in all age categories, as long as the regulations for age categories are followed.
In recent years we have not been able to accept all teams that wished to join. At 4-a-side and 5-a-side we limit no more than 4 teams per age group, at 7-a-side we limit no more than 3 teams per age group. The teams that have registered and paid the registration fee have first priority. Registration counts as the date we receive the registration fee. Keep in mind that most younger age groups tend to be fully booked very early.
Make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. The Edinburgh Cup does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Scotland must have personal medical insurance. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP ANY MONEY OR VALUABLES IN FACILITY CHANGING ROOMS.
|Age||Groups / Game||Times / Finals|
|7-a-sides||20 minutes||Girls U13s Only - 20 minutes|
|11-a-sides||2x 25 minutes||2x 25 minutes|
|Boys U6`s - Born Jan 1st 2013 and after|
|Boys U7`s - Born Jan 1st 2012 and after|
|Boys U8`s - Born Jan 1st 2011 and after|
|Boys U9`s - Born Jan 1st 2010 and after|
|Boys U10`s - Born Jan 1st 2009 and after|
|Boys U11`s - Born Jan 1st 2008 and after|
|Boys U12`s - Born Jan 1st 2007 and after|
|Boys U13`s - Born Jan 1st 2006 and after|
|Boys U14`s - Born Jan 1st 2005 and after|
|Boys U15`s - Born Jan 1st 2004 and after|
|(Friday 2nd August) Boys Under 16`s - Boys born Jan 1st 2003 and after|
|Girls U15`s - 2003/04|
|Girls U13`s - 2005/06|
|Girls U11`s - Born Jan 1st 2009 and after|
|Girls U9`s - Born Jan 1st 2010 and after|
*festival organisers can waive maximum players per team if known in advance and approved by festival committee*