Last updated : Sunday, 14 April 2024

Internet Football Association League

The Internet Football Association (IFA) is an organisation which runs football competitions for supporters' teams across the United Kingdom.

Its flagship competition is the IFA League, which is a league of 12 teams, each representing a different football club. The other competitions run by the IFA are the British Cup, WorldNET, and BigTamVets.


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The IFA was founded in 1996 by a group of football fans who wanted to create a way for supporters' teams to play each other. The first season of the IFA League was played in 1997, and the British Cup was introduced in 1998.

The IFA has grown steadily over the years, and now has over 100 teams affiliated to it. The IFA League is now one of the most competitive amateur football leagues in the UK.


  • IFA League: The IFA League is the flagship competition of the IFA. It is a league of 12 teams, each representing a different football club. The teams play each other twice, once at home and once away. The top team at the end of the season is crowned champions.
  • British Cup: The British Cup is a knockout competition open to all IFA teams. The competition is played in a single-elimination format, with each team playing one match at a time. The winner of the British Cup is the team that wins the final.
  • WorldNET: WorldNET is an international online football competition for supporters' teams. The competition is open to teams from all over the world. The teams are divided into groups, and the winners of each group progress to the knockout stages. The winner of WorldNET is the team that wins the final.
  • BigTamVets: BigTamVets is a competition for veterans' teams. The competition is open to teams of players who are over the age of 35. The teams play each other in a league format, with the top team at the end of the season being crowned champions.


Internet Football Association League match

The IFA has a set of rules that all teams must adhere to. These rules cover matters such as eligibility, player registration, and match conduct.

The full set of IFA rules can be found on the IFA website.

Spirit of the Game

Internet Football Association League teams

The IFA is committed to promoting the spirit of the game. This means that all teams are expected to play fair and to respect each other.

The IFA has a code of conduct that all teams must agree to abide by. This code of conduct sets out the expectations of the IFA in terms of fair play and respect.


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