Norfolk and Suffolk Veterans' Football League

Football for the over-35s in East Anglia

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League Information

  • Affiliated to Suffolk FA and games played under FA rules (45 minutes each way)
  • Open to all players  35 years of age or over on the date of the match  
  • Games played every two to three weeks on Sunday afternoons  football
  • Home team to appoint a qualified referee  
  • Home team to provide ground, facilities and refreshments  
  • League affiliation fees (2018/19)are currently £55 (including League, League Cup, League Shield) in addition to any FA affiliation fees.  
  • There is also a Seniors Cup competition for the  over-40s — affiliation fees £10 per team by invitation  
  • For the 2018/19 season  the league consists of  53 teams (covering an area from Cromer in the north, Hadleigh in the south, Haverhill in the West and Lowestoft in the East) competing in  9 regionalised  divisions  
  • The League Cup, League Shield and Seniors Cup draws will be open and cover all divisions
  • There are also two County representative matches (Norfolk 35+ v Suffolk 35+ and Norfolk 45+ v  Suffolk 45+)  which take place at the end of the season
  • Players can be registered up to kick-off time, but if they are signed on the day their registration forms must be countersigned by the referee or opposing captain  
  • Teams are allowed a maximum of 2 senior players in the squad on a given day  
  • 5 substitutes may be used on a rolling basis