Caerphilly Castle Heads Up Football Festival 2023

February 5, 2023

It’s back and we are looking to hold our annual Football Festival this year on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July in partnership with Heads Above The Waves.

Our tournament has always been held with high regard by teams in the SWWGL in previous years and we’re excited after a four year absence to be holding it once again, this being our 15th year.

This year we will be holding our tournament in partnership with Heads Above The Waves, a non-profit mental health organisation which some of the proceeds will be donated to. 

The 15th July will be for a girls mini’s non-competitive football festival and Sunday 16th will be girls U16’s and ladies day.

This year’s festival will cater for all age groups in mini football as per FAW rules and there will be competitive knockout competitions for girls U16s and Ladies.

Please refer to the further information on squad sizes and festival rules.  Further details will be confirmed with the teams entered.

St. Cenydd Leisure Centre, St Cenydd Rd, Caerphilly CF83 2RP

£35 per team 
**30% of the price will go to Heads Above The Waves


How to register
Registration form to be completed. Register here: https://forms.gle/VpBteKB4DKchEUZe6

Caerphilly Castle Heads Up Football Festival 2023 rules & regulations
Caerphilly Castle Football Festival 2023 small sided football rules and regulations can be read here: https://handbook.faw.cymru/regulations/competition-regulations/small-sided-football/
U16s and Ladies rules & regulations to follow.

Deadline for entries
Friday 30th June 2023

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We will be unable to accept entries on the festival day.

  Squad Size Team Size
U6s 8 4
U7s 8 4
U8s 10 5
U9s 10 5
U10s 10 7
U11s 10 7
U16s 10 7
Ladies 10 7

All entries must be based on the current season age groups (2022/23).

All squad members will receive a medal in the U6-U11 categories only. Please note the maximum squad sizes.

The format for U16’s and Ladies will be group matches, quarter final, semi final and final. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners up only. Please note the squad sizes. Full rules will be available on the day.

As our tournament is taking place on public grounds we are therefore unable to prevent photographs and videos from taking place during matches and during the day.

There will be limited parking available at a charge of £3 per car, including programme.

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Teams must have permission to attend from their own organisations e.g. SWFA, SWWGL.

On site we have:

  • BBQ
  • Hot & Cold refreshments
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Photographer – to capture those special match and team day moments
  • Non-profit mental health organisation Heads Above The Waves 
  • British Transport Police
  • Plus more to follow...

We are looking forward to seeing you all and making our weekend one to remember!

We hope you can join us.

Get Involved

This year we are working with Heads Above The Waves, a non profit organisation that raises awarness of depression and self-harm in young people. As a club for the community we want to have a positive impact on our players and our volunteers and we need your help to put on the most successful women and girls football festival of 2023. 


If you are a small business, or a local chairty and want to get involved to help our cause then please call Bethan on 07930820643 to discuss how you can get involved. 

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