Player Eligibility

Below explains details of the 3 criteria for eligibility to play for International Surrey Football. These criteria are;

  1. Born in Surrey
  2. Parents or Grandparents Born in Surrey
  3. “Long term residency”

Born in Surrey

The primary route to eligibility for the Surrey representative football team is to be born within the boundaries of the historic county of Surrey-based on boundaries used prior to 1888. This includes the modern Surrey boroughs of;

Elmbridge,
Epsom and Ewell,
Guildford,
Mole Valley,
Reigate and Banstead,
Runnymede,
Surrey Heath,
Tandridge,
Waverley,
Woking

As well as some of the London Boroughs, this includes;

Croydon
Kingston Upon Thames
Lambeth
Merton
Richmond (Excluding areas north of the River Thames)
Southwark
Sutton
Wandsworth

Boundaries of Historic Surrey

Look below at the complete boundaries of Surrey.

Parents or Grandparents Born in Surrey

Eligibility also includes those with Parents or Grandparents born in the above areas of historic Surrey. Evidence may be requested as part of an eligibility submission prior to your first cap for Surrey.

“Long term residency”

Finally, a player may be eligible when being born outside Surrey if they’re considered to have had “long term residency”, this means someone that has lived in Surrey “since childhood”. If you were born outside Surrey but moved into the region at a young age, you’d still be considered eligible to represent Surrey, especially if you represented the Surrey Schools FA or played for Surrey based youth teams before the age of 16.