Army Reserve Football

154 Regt RLC celebrate winning the 84th Army Reserve Challenge Cup at the Military Stadium Aldershot in April 2017


Army Reserve Challenge Cup
The Army Reserve Challenge Cup is open to all Army Reserve Units affiliated to the Army FA.

Entries Due - July 31st 2017


Cup Draw - 1st September 2017 


1st Round to be played by 22nd Oct 2017

2nd Round by end of 17th Dec 2017

Quarter Finals to be played on 25th Feb 2018

Semi Finals to be played on 18th March 2018

Final at the Aldershot Military Stadium 21st April 2018 KO 1400


Please note that from the quarter finals onwards the date for matches is set 25th Feb, 25th Mar and the final on the 21st April 2018

2017/18 Entry Process






1. In accordance with the Rules of the Football Association, units, including Reserve units wishing to play football in Leagues, Cup Competitions, Six-a-side tournaments or in friendly matches, (this includes Corps Competitions), whether military or civilian, ARE TO AFFILIATE with the Army Football Association prior to registering with any League or Competition. Affiliation will be completed via the Whole Game System (WGS). If you are not yet registered to the WGS please contact the Affiliation secretary. League/Corps Secretaries are not to allow entry into a league or Corps competition without the Unit/Team first receiving a new affiliation number for the coming season from the Army Football Association. The affiliation fee for all teams is £25.

2. The entry fee for those units wishing to enter the Army Challenge Cup, Army Minor Units Cup and Army Reserve Challenge Cup competitions is £25 each. Only delays due to inclement weather conditions will fixture deadlines be extended this season.

Only delays due to inclement weather conditions will fixture deadlines be extended this season.


3. The Affiliation fee, together with the respective Cup entry fee (where applicable) can be paid via your WGS portal or alternatively can be forwarded to the Affiliation Secretary, Army Football Association, Mackenzie Building, Fox Lines, Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 2LB, with a copy of the invoice produced from your WGS portal, by 1 Aug. UK Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to the ‘Army Football Association’. Credit/Debit Cards are also accepted.

A unit is not permitted to enter more than one Army Cup competition in any one season.


4. Units when playing in any type of football whether military or civilian must enter under the UNIT designation. The only exceptions being amalgamated units, i.e. Garrisons, Services or Stations.

5. Units must take note of the ‘Amalgamations for Sport’ and if in any doubt they should seek clarification from Headquarters Regional Command, G7 PD Branch as applicable.

6. The dates for the Finals can be found on the Army Web site.

7. The Rules for the Army Cup competitions are published in the Army FA handbook; however copies will be circulated with the first round draw.

The ARMY CHALLENGE CUP is the SENIOR cup competition. No other competition is to take precedence when arranging fixtures.

8. Units must inform the Affiliation Secretary, Army FA of any change of Unit Football Officer at any time during the season.

9. Outstanding Fines. Units are advised that in accordance with the rules of both the Football Association and the Army Football Association, where fines are outstanding the Unit will not be permitted to affiliate for the coming season until all fines are paid. Army FA Rule 3 (b) is quite specific that Units are responsible for the payment of all fines incurred by players and officials. It is the responsibility of the unit, whom the player was representing at the time to pay the fine for players who are subsequently posted/deployed or discharged.

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