How to Reschedule, Postpone or Cancel

Is your club re-scheduling a tournament due to Covid-19? may help you to manage communicating with your attendees. Rescheduled, Postponed or Cancelled mean different things to your attendees. It’s not just about team managers. Parents and players are also your attendees and they will want to plan ahead. Many will be interested in getting clarity about your tournament status. Whether its being Rescheduled, Postponed or Cancelled you can use to manage each of these situations differently.

What’s the difference between Rescheduled, Postponed and Cancelled?

  • A Rescheduled tournament has a new date decided with no change to other detail. You are very keen to get more enquiries lined up from Team Managers and you can use website to spread the word. Your rescheduled date is seen by other tournament organisers, which has a secondary benefit to help avoid unintentional clashes. As other local tournaments get rescheduled, many will have flexibility to swap age groups between Saturday or Sunday if they see your plan. It’s in no-one’s interest to schedule a local clash for any age group after all. One note – you can’t reschedule a tournament into next season because age groups will change and so a separate advert will be required.
  • A Postponed tournament isn’t going ahead on the original date, but a new date is undecided. You welcome Team Managers to enquire so you can contact them very quickly when the new date is set. The tournament is labelled Postponed on with the original date shown for the moment.
  • A Cancelled tournament will not run this summer at all. You’ll want to use as part of your communication to the football community in a professional way to help encourage return visits next year. You expect very few (if any) new enquiries before next season.

No charge to postpone or cancel a tournament.

I do not charge to amend your tournament advert to show it is postponed or cancelled. There is also no charge for rescheduling a tournament provided the new date is before the new season (which gets underway in September each year for junior football). Tournament Directors are asked to get in contact and I will take care of amending tournament adverts on this site. If a tournament is rescheduled into the next football season then a new advert will be necessary, not least because new age group eligibility will apply.

When a tournament runs (or if I am not contacted) then its advert will automatically expire on the originally advertised date, as normal.

List of recent tournament status changes