The FA allows Trophy Events in all Non Competitive Football!, at u7's right through to u11's, this is why we hold the cup and plate events, the additional plate allows more teams to get to a final. hope this helps with your query.
The Fa :From the Below link I've attached for you to look at:
Children from U7– U10 do not play in leagues. They can play in a maximum of three trophy events during the season. This allows them to learn about winning and losing in a fun environment. Trophies can be awarded to the winners and the results of the mini-event published.
Thanks Steve, that’s a helpful document. I know it’s allowed but I was struggling to understand the reasons why it’s ok in a trophy context but not a league one but I’ve also found this reference now as well which helped:
Thanks for the query, any feedback on any league/fa stuff is appreciated it's passed on to the committee to see how we can improve the league.