Our session starts at 13.30 – 17.00
1) Arrival. The ground will be open to accept players/parents from 08.15 for the morning sessions, 12.45 for the afternoon sessions and 17.15 for the evening session. We’d ask you not to arrive earlier, or if you do, to wait until the gates open to access the ground. There will probably be sufficient car parking available within the ground, and if this does become full, there is overflow parking close by which will be indicated by our volunteers. Having said that, please do encourage your families to car-share wherever possible.
2) The entry fee to the ground is £2.00 per adult (children free) and includes a tournament programme with fixtures. If there are changes to fixtures after the programme is printed then a addendum will be printed and inserted.
3) Registration. When you arrive in the stadium you will be able to gather your players together on the pitch (providing the previous event has finished) and organise/prepare them. Can the coach please report to the Registration Table (in front of main stand) to report your arrival, make payment (if agreed to pay on the day), hand in the Team Sheet and receive any updates from our team.
4) Briefing. Ten minutes before the start of the event there will be a welcome, final briefing and Q&A for all coaches on the pitches.
5) RESPECT. After the briefing, all parents, players and coaches must leave the pitch and move to the stands. This year, we intend to maintain the pitches as an area where only the competing teams, coaches and substitutes can remain. Please reinforce to your parents and supporters that they MUST remain outside the pitch area. This also applies to you and your players when you are not involved in a match. We cannot use respect boundaries around all the individual pitches, so the wall that divides the pitch from the stands and terraces is the Respect Line and this needs to be respected! Please reassure parents that they have access to all areas of the terracing and the games can easily be viewed wherever they are positioned on the pitch.
5) Food & Drink. There will be hot food available from the ground caterers and also drinks and snacks from the refreshment table in front of the main stand. An ice cream van will be in attendance throughout the weekend. Water bottles can be refilled from the First Aid Room.
6) Safety. There will be Bath City Youth volunteers in hi-viz jackets monitoring the ground throughout the weekend to ensure the safety of the visitors and to maintain a clean and pleasant environment, but please ask your supporters to help us by making use of the bins around the ground, keeping an eye on their children, especially when they are on the terracing and reporting anything of concern to our volunteer team.
7) Medals. All children participating in the Festival events (U6 – U9) will receive a medal. There will be winner and runner up medals in all the tournament events (U10 – U15).