Do I have to Register to take part in a TPD showcase match?
How old do I have to be to take part?
Each Event page will state clearly who is eligible to take part, but at this time the minimum age is 16 years of age.
The main reason is because of the FA laws mean a player has to have reached their 16th Birthday to play open age football.
How fit do I have to be to play in a TPD showcase match?
We always like to say that TPD Showcase games are open to players of all ages (over 16), for players of a reasonable standard, who have a decent level of fitness. All we ask is that you are sufficiently fit enough to play and enjoy the game.
The playing sides are allotted in 90 minute positions, therefore to enjoy the experience you should be sufficiently fit to play for the allotted time you have paid for. TPD will from time to time open up 45 minute positions.
BUYING A POSITION
What happens after I have secured a Position?
Firstly, an email will be sent to confirm details of your purchase. It is your responsibility to note and remember the date, time, venue of your Showcase match.
We may send e-mail updates in the run up to your game to keep you informed of any important information. This information is sent to the e-mail address you register with, so it is your responsibility to ensure that your registered e-mail account is set up so that e-mails we send to you are not treated as Junk Mail and deleted before you have the opportunity to read them. TPD cannot accept responsibility for any e-mails that we send to you, that you subsequently fail to receive.
What if I get injured, or can’t make the Match for any reason, will I get a refund?
If you aren’t able to find a replacement yourself, TPD may be able to find a suitable Reserve player to take your place in the Match. Provided a Reserve can be found, Football Aid will offer you a refund of the Position Price paid by you, less any reasonable costs incurred by TPD in connection with your proposed participation in the Showcase Match and the identification by TPD of a suitable Reserve. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.
If I can’t make it on the day, can I just send a friend to take my place for me?
In most circumstances we would normally be happy for you to nominate a replacement if you can’t play in the game yourself. However the replacement player will need to meet the eligibility criteria to play in the game: for example they would usually need to be over 16 years of age and male, and they will need to Register on our website to ensure they have agreed to the Terms and Conditions of taking part in our events.
At the time of the event we ask all players to:
- Be punctual, as an aspiring player should be! Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the kick off time.
- Wear the correct footwear. This can be found out through contacting the specific venue.
- Shin pads MUST be worn.
- Black or dark shorts and socks are to be warn by ALL players (both teams). Shirts/numbered bibs will be provided.
What if I’m injured during the Match?
TPD professionals will be in attendance at all matches. You will be treated immediately and removed from the field of play. All aspects of participation in a Showcase match is entered into entirely at the participant’s own risk. Therefore all players are advised to consider making their own arrangements for insurance cover if this is deemed necessary.
There are lots of leading sports insurance firms, who specialise in insurance for active people. Their policies are designed to ensure you have at least some protection from financial loss as a result of an accident and also to help with your recovery.
If you’d like more information about policies or wish to get yourself a quote, you could try www.sportscoverdirect.com .
Will the FA disciplinary rules apply during the matches?
We would hope that everyone would enter into the spirit of the game. However, should disciplinary measures be required the referee’s decision is final.
This is a Trial/Showcase game therefore these games are not officially sanctioned Football Matches.
Will there be Photographs and a DVD of the Match available?
Photography – Wherever possible, we will have a Professional Photographer present on the day, taking the team and action photos and you will usually be able to purchase photos directly from them on the day of the Match and on their website afterwards. Your guests will also be permitted to take photographs from their seating area.
Filming – We will of course also film and create Match Footage of the game and you will usually be able to order your copy on the day of the Match. After this as uploaded, players will normally receive this footage 24-36 hours after the match.
Your guests are also permitted to use a video camera or camera phone to record the event from their seating area, even if the game is already being filmed.