European Age Category Dates 2021

European Age Groups and qualifying dates for 2021 tours

European Age Groups   Players Born on or after Jan 1st each year.
Category Qualifying Birth Dates Possible UK Age Groups Squad Size
A Class Born 02/03 Under 17 & 18 11 a side
B Class Born 04/05 Under 15 & 16 11 a side
C Class Born 06/07 Under 13 & 14 11 a side
D Class Born 08/09 Under 11 & 12 11 a side
(7v7 in Belgium, 8v8 in France)
E Class Born 10/11 Under 9 & 10 7 & 9 a side
F Class Born 12/13 Under 7 & 8 7 a side
(5v5 in Belgium)

Age Dispensation

It is possible for Under 9, U11, U13, U15 & U17 teams to play in the lower age group due to the age dispensation rule which allows a maximum of 3 over age players (up to 6 months older) to play in any one game.  NOTE:  Clubs wishing to play 7v7 & 9v9 in D Class and E Class respectively should indicate this in the special request section of the booking form.

There are no dispensation players allowed in Spanish Tournaments.  It is important that you inform us on the booking form of the exact number of boys born in each year of your age group - for instance an U11 team may have players born in 2008 and 2009.  This information will determine in which age group your team plays & will help with the competiton aspect of the fixtures arranged.

Spain Age Groups   Players Born on or after Jan 1st each year.
Qualifying Birth Dates Possible UK Age Groups Squad Size
Born in 01, 02, 03 Under 16, U17 & U18 11v11
Born in 04 & 05 Under 14 & U15 11v11
Born in 06 & 07 Under 12 & U13 11v11
Born in 08 & 09 Under 10 & U11 7v7 & 9v9
Born in 10 & 11 Under 7, Under 8 & U9 7v7