Allocation of hosts

Please contact the ESF office with the city, event and date if you are interested in tendering for a Championship event.  

Please view our current Championship planning document which is updated periodically.


Maximum Timescales
Tenders will only be considered for championships taking place up to 4 years into the future.

Events 4 years in advance
1. Four years in advance is the first opportunity to tender for a championship. Tenders should be received by the 1st of October for events four years in the future – for example by 1st October 2021 for a 2025 event. Tenders confirmed will be published on the ESF website.

2. The ESF Board (with advice from ESF Director of Championships Committee) will initially scrutinise any tenders received to check all essential criteria are adequately covered, and as required will appoint an Event Director to carry out an inspection visit and present his/her inspection report

3. By March of the following year, the Board will have reviewed all tenders and inspection reports to make a decision(s) according to the following options:

3.1 If only one tender is received and is satisfactory the Board will attribute the Championship accordingly

3.2 If more than one tender is received which satisfy the essential criteria, and each inspection visit is satisfactory, the Board will refer the options to the AGM to make a choice based on a presentation of the key features of the tender and inspection visits by the Director of Championships. The bidding nations will not be required / allowed to present existing/future evidence to the AGM.

3.3 If there are no satisfactory tenders by 1st Oct, the Board will encourage further tenders from all MNFs at the AGM, and set a new deadline of 31 July of that year to receive new tenders. The process detailed in item 2 above will then apply, with the Board making a decision on host as soon as possible after the inspection reports are received.

3.4 If no bids have been received by 31 July, ESF will actively seek bids from MNFs, and tenders will be reviewed / approved on a first come first served basis.

3.5 For all tenders within the 4 year timeframe (the initial phase), the Board will review and attribute championships.

3.6 All championship attributions will be published immediately on the ESF website and announced at the following AGM

4. If the Board rejects a tender, the unsuccessful MNF will have 7 calendar days from notification to appeal. The appeal must be in writing from the MNF and must clearly state the grounds for the appeal. This will be considered by the ESF Disciplinary Panel, and its outcome reported to the MNF and ESF Board via its Chairman within 14 days of the appeal being received by the ESF office.