Invitation and Overview
Dear Directors of Sport, Heads of PE and Heads of Football,
We are delighted to invite you to the first FOBISIA Football tournament of the 2023/24 academic year. This will take place at the fantastic Alpine Resort, situated approximately 30 minutes from Chiang Mai City and 40 minutes from Chiang Mai airport. The airport is well connected with direct flights to most major hubs across the region.
The football fields at Alpine are FIFA quality and fantastic, many professional club sides from Japan, Korea, and Europe choose to use this facility for off season training. FOBISIA will have exclusive access to all the pitches.
We have split the tournament into two parts this year to cater for every age group and ensure the tournament is appropriate for each age group, is child centred (for example, no 6am matches and late finishes).
The two tournaments have been split:
November 16th - 19th: U19, U11 and U9
May 23rd - 26th: U13 and U15
The tournaments will run over two days and we will look to ensure the maximum amount of playing time for every team. There will be cup, plate and bowl competitions for each age group and we will also run a ‘B/2nd team’ tournament for as many age groups as possible if space allows.
Age Group and Pitch Sizes
There will be three age groups playing at this tournament:
U19 - 11 a side boys, 9 a side girls
U11 - 7 a side
U9 - 7 a side
U13 7 a side
U15 7 a side
The U19 age group will play 11 a side matches on a full size
(120 x 80m) pitch
The U11 will play on 60 x 40m pitches
The U9 will play on 50 x 35m pitches
(The U13 and U15 tournament 7 a side, 60 x 40m, pitches)
The number of confirmed teams in each group will ultimately affect the tournament format. However, we are provisionally looking at pool matches with play offs to follow, there will be cup, plate, bowl competitions etc to ensure maximum appropriate games for all involved.
Due to the available number of pitches and to ensure as many students can experience this tournament as possible, we will be looking to open this tournament to B / 2nd teams. Schools must be entering an A/1st team in the tournament in order to also enter a second team.
If this option is preferable, please indicate on the registration form.
The tournament is a FOBISIA tournament and priority will be given to FOBISIA schools, however if there is sufficient room then places will be available for non-FOBISIA school teams too.
If places allow there may be room for additional teams in some groups. Please indicate the preference on the registration form and we will confirm the place ASAP.
The registration process on this page will be for the November tournament, a separate webportal will be created and shared for the May tournament in October 2023.
We have secured excellent accommodation packages for schools attending FOBISIA Football.
Alpine Resort Hotel
We will host the tournament at Alpine Resort, capacity is limited to 250 persons and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so we encourage early sign up. The hotel is situated approximately 10 minutes walk away from the football fields, although there will be a complimentary shuttle service during the day.
The alternative recommended accommodation is at the Centara in Chiang Mai City, this is located approximately 30 minutes away from the location of the football tournament.
Costs and Additional Services
All inclusive cost: Football and Accommodation
We have managed to agree fantastic FOBISIA preferred rates for both hotels and football tournament. If you choose to stay at one of our recommended hotels the total cost will be 11500 thb per player.
Full board accommodation only cost (coaches and teachers) = 10,000 thb
The total cost includes:
Football tournament entrance fee, based on a maximum squad size of 12 for 7 a side teams
3 nights accommodation at full board
Return airport transfers
Daily transfers if staying at Centara, Chiang Mai
Access to US college Coaches workshops
There will be additional services available by the following companies.
Further information can be found below.
Football Only Cost
For entry to the tournament only (without accommodation) the charge is 22000thb per team and which allows one coach per team. For additional staff the charge is 4,000thb per coach.
Please note the cost to enter is based on a maximum squad size of 12.
If you chose to stay at an alternative hotel we can arrange airport transfers for a 40 seat coach, including luggage.
8,000 thb each way
Daily transfers between your accommodation in the city and the report can be organised at
4000 round trip (10 seater mini van)
8000 round trip (28 seater mini bus)
There will be refreshments available during the tournament on pitchside, in the hotel and immediately adjacent to the playing services.
There will also be a ‘market village’ area with multiple food and refreshments stands available immediately adjacent to the playing area.
Officials and Medical
The tournament will be officiated by Thai FA accredited officials.
There will be various first aid stations available on pitch side to cover minor injuries, there will also be a standby ambulance on site at all times. The hotel also has an air conditioned first aid room available approximately 10 minutes walk from the playing area.
There are various international hospitals situated in Chiang Mai, approximately 30 minutes away. Bangkok Hospital caters for international travellers and accepts nearly all forms of medical insurance.
In the event of a cancellation by a participant/s (such cancellation taking place not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the event), the following cancellation charges will apply:
By submitting the form you accept that FOBISIA and Teems will collect and hold personal data for the purposes of this event. We process it in the performance of the event registration as well as in our legitimate interest to manage our events and contact you, as follows: (a) Manage our event attendees; (b) Contact you with regard to the event you have registered; (c) Run statistics with regard to our event attendees; (d) Improve our future events; or (e) Contact you with regard to other events, activities by FOBISIA and Teems The information collected will be stored on EU servers, ensuring the highest standard of GDPR rules and regulations, and compliance.
- Thu, 01 FebThanyapura Phuket Sports Resort01 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 04 Feb 2024, 13:00Thanyapura Phuket Sports Resort, 120, 1 Thepkasattri Road, Tambon Thep Krasatti, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Thu, 23 MayAlpine Resort, Chiang Mai23 May 2024, 06:00 – 26 May 2024, 06:00Alpine Resort, Chiang Mai, Sankamphaeng Banthi Road Chiang Mai, ตำบล ห้วยยาบ อำเภอ บ้านธิ ลำพูน 50130, Thailand
Chiang Mai, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes, provides the perfect backdrop for this thrilling event - FOBISIA U9, U11 and U19 Football 2024. Excitement and passion will collide on the football field from the 16th-17th of November as we gather here for this momentous occasion that promises to showcase the immense talents of our young athletes.
Shrewsbury Riverside is honoured to be able to host this tournament, which serves as a testament to the importance we place on fostering team spirit, discipline, and the pursuit of
excellence through sport at such a fantastic location and we look forward to welcoming all representative teams. If you have any queries or questions, please reach out to either myself or Paul Rotheram from TEEMS Global.
Jason Bilinkewycz, Director of Sports & Activities, Shrewsbury Riverside, Bangkok