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CVF Competition Structure

Competitive fixtures are now drawing to a conclusion for our member clubs. Below we have outlined the end of season options for your teams:

Group winners – Spring Competitive Group winners will progress into the knockout playoff stages of the National pathway. Progress through the rounds will eventually lead to National finals at the end of April / start of May.  Knockout fixtures will be released ASAP after groups have been completed. Scheduled development games will be cancelled for the group winners to accommodate playoff games. 
 
Other teams – Development fixtures have been scheduled and released running until April 23rd, when the season will conclude. April 16th has been left free for Easter weekend. 
 

(See below previous update from January 2022)

Fixtures will form part of a mini-league and, depending on the number of teams at your venue, there will be a split into Premiership and Championship divisions.

This next phase will run until mid March, with all results determining places in a mini league. Once fixtures are complete the national pathway will then commence, with division winners playing in regional playoffs* leading to a summer finals day.

The date for our Summer Finals Day will be confirmed over coming weeks – we are looking towards either Saturday 30th April or Saturday 7th May, with the venue to be confirmed. 

*Where required and depending on age group.

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(See below previous update from December 2021)

During January teams will play CVF winter development fixtures as we approach the end of the winter cup/shield. Key questions about next stages have been answered below. 

Competitive conclusion (U8 – U10)

  • Different venues and groups finish on different dates due to group sizes and storm postponements. The last competitive group games we have anywhere will be on Saturday 8th January. 
  • Some other venues and groups will have finished earlier. 
  • Knockout playoff games will take place on either 8th January where possible, or 15th January. 
  • Group winners qualify. 
  • Venues with multiple groups in same age group/competition (e.g. 2 x U10s cup) will have to play group v group playoff, before venue v venue playoff the following week. 
  • Venues with one age group per competition will play venue v venue playoff (e.g. Bradford vs Doncaster). 
  • Finals will be played at Goals Black Country on Saturday 22nd January. 
  • 4 teams will qualify for U10 finals, 3 for U9 finals and 2 teams for U8 finals. 

Winter development games 

  • Start over the next few weeks (start date dependent on venue/age group and conclusion of competitive phase). 
  • Games are non – competitive. 
  • Games will be used with previous results to help place teams in appropriate spring competition (Premier or Championship). 
  • Some development games will need to be postponed to cater for an opponent qualifying for a playoff. We will endeavour to secure affected teams an alternative game.
  • Development games to conclude on January 22nd. 

Spring competitive phase – Premier and Championship

  • Groups will be seeded based on previous results. 
  • Start Saturday 29th January. 
  • Pathway through to finals in late April. 

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(See below previous update from October/November 2021)

The next block of central venue fixtures will be a competitive phase. The matches will lead to a national finals day at U8-U10 for cup and shield, taking place in January 2022.

Competition fixtures will be released the week commencing 18th October 2021. Places in each league will be determined by results up until, and including, 16th October 2021. The results will be used to seed teams appropriately into either the CVF cup or shield.

Fixtures for this phase begin on Saturday 6th November 2021. They will end on, or before, Saturday 18th December 2021. Where some groups have concluded earlier, development fixtures will be scheduled up until, and including, Saturday 18th December 2021.

Groups made up of 4 teams will play each other twice in this next phase. Groups of 5, 6, 7 or 8 will play each other once.

Winners of U8-10 age groups will take place in a playoff, with the format being one winner from each region vs a neighbouring region winner. The region vs region playoff will take place in the new year, on Saturday 8th January 2022.

The JPL winter cup and shield finals will take place on either 15th, 22nd or 29th January 2022, with the venue and timings to be confirmed at a later date.

Below is an outline of the slight differences between the competition structure at each of our venues;

Bedfordshire
At our U10 age group, the winners of each cup or shield will qualify for a playoff.
For Bedford CVF, winners of the U10 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Wolverhampton (Birmingham) CVF.

Birmingham
At both U8 and U9 age groups, the winners of each cup or shield will qualify for a playoff.
For Birmingham CVF, winners of the U8 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Bradford CVF. Whilst the winners of the U9 competition will play winners from Middlesex CVF.

Bradford
For our Bradford CVF U7s it will be a straight battle to become champion of the group.
At U8-U10 the winners will qualify for a playoff. 
For the winners of the U8 competitions a playoff against the Birmingham CVF winners will take place.
The U9 and U10 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Yorkshire CVF.

Bristol
At both U9 and U10 age groups, the winners of each cup or shield will qualify for a playoff.
For Bristol CVF, winners of the competitions will battle it out with the winners from Stoneham (Southampton) CVF.

Middlesex
At both U9 and U10 age groups, the winners of each cup or shield will qualify for a playoff. For the U11 age group it is a straight battle to become champion at Middlesex CVF.
Middlesex CVF U9 winners will battle it out with the winners from Birmingham CVF. Whilst the winners of the U10 competition will play teams from Springwest CVF.

Southampton
At both U9 and U10 age groups, the winners of each cup or shield will qualify for a playoff.
For Southampton CVF, winners of the U9 & U10 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Bristol CVF.

Springwest
The winners of each U10 cup and shield group will qualify for a playoff.
For Springwest CVF, winners of the U10 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Middlesex CVF.

Wolverhampton
At the U10 age group, the winners of each cup or shield will qualify for a playoff.
For Wolverhampton CVF, winners of the U10 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Bedfordshire CVF.

Yorkshire
At U9-U10 age groups the winners will qualify for a playoff. 
For Yorkshire CVF, winners of the U9-U10 competitions will battle it out with the winners from Bradford CVF.

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