English Premier League 2017/2018 Fantasy Football Competition
Arts and Sports' Fantasy Football competition returns for the 2017/2018 English Premier League season. Kicking off on Friday 11 August 2017 and running through until Sunday 13 May 2018, participants will compete for cash prizes whilst helping to raise money for our registered groups.
Participation in the league costs just £10 per team. During the sign-up process participants will be asked to nominate up to two registered groups to receive a share of their entry fee.
How Fantasy Football Works
Fantasy Football is an online game where participants select imaginary squads of real-life players competing in a particular competition (in this case, the English Premier League). Participants score points for how well the players they have selected perform, and the participants who score the most points at the end of the season, or at the end of each game week, receive a cash prize. You don't need to know anything about football to take part.
Supporting Arts and Sports Groups
Eligible groups who registered with Arts and Sports by Sunday 30 July 2017 can be nominated by participants to receive a share of proceeds from the Fantasy Football competition. Groups will receive at least 75p for every nomination they receive, and the more nominations they get, the more money they will receive. It's therefore in their interests to promote the league amongst their members and supporters!
In a change of rules from last year, groups who receive no nominations will not receive a share of proceeds from the league, while the group receiving the most nominations will receive an additional £10 donation from Arts and Sports.
Our registered groups have received the following nominations from the league participants; groups will receive a minimum of 75p per nomination and the group receiving the most overall nominations will receive an extra £10 donation from Arts and Sports - who will come out on top?
Game Week Winners
Game Week Winning Team
Entry Fee Breakdown
Every £10 entry fee received will be divided as follows:
- £1.50 will be shared equally between the artistic/cultural and sporting groups nominated by the participant when joining the league
- £1.50 will be put into a prize pot to be shared equally between the artistic/cultural and sporting groups nominated by the overall winner of the league
- £1 will be put into a prize pot to be shared equally between the artistic/cultural and sporting groups nominated by the runner-up in the league
- 50p will be put into a prize pot to be shared equally between the artistic/cultural and sporting groups nominated by the third-placed participant in the league
- £1.50 will be put into a prize pot to be awarded to the overall winner of the league
- £1 will be put into a prize pot to be awarded to the runner-up in the league
- 50p will be put into a prize pot to be awarded to the third-placed participant in the league
- £1.90 will be put into a prize pot to be awarded to the highest scoring participant in each of the league's 38 weeks - 5p per week
- 60p will be retained by Arts and Sports to help cover our costs and fund future projects
In addition, participants would have a chance of winning prizes from the Premier League itself, details of which can be found here.
The registered group who receives most nominations from league participants will also receive an additional £10 donation from Arts and Sports.
Participants score points when their selected players do the following:
- 1 point for playing up to 60 minutes in a match
- 2 points for playing more than 60 minutes in a match
- 6 points for each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender
- 5 points for each goal scored by a midfielder
- 4 points for each goal scored by a forward
- 3 points for each goal assist
- 4 points for a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or defender
- 1 point for a clean sheet by a midfielder
- 1 point for every three saves by a goalkeeper
- 5 points for every penalty saved
- -2 points for every penalty missed
- 1-3 points awarded for the best players in a match
- -1 point for every two goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender
- -1 point for a yellow card
- -3 points for a red card
- -2 points for an own goal
If you have any questions about our Fantasy Football league please get in touch with us on our Contact page; if we receive the same question a number of times we will post it, and the answer, here.
- I am a member of an arts/culture/sports group. How can my group receive a share of proceeds from the Fantasy Football league?
Firstly you will need to ensure that your group meets our eligibility criteria and, if you do, a manager or committee member needs to register your group before the deadline of Sunday 30 July 2017. Any groups registering after this date will not be eligible to receive nominations from participants in this year's league. Once your group is registered, it will be listed in the Fantasy Football league sign-up form when registration for the league opens on Monday 31st July 2017, and participants will be able to nominate your group to receive a share of their entry fee. The more nominations you receive, the more money your group will receive, so it's in your interests to promote the league as widely as possible!
- Are only registered football clubs who are registered with you able to receive a share of proceeds?
No. Any group who are registered with us, regardless of the artistic, cultural or sporting activity they do, will be able to receive a share of proceeds from the league.
- I belong to a group currently registered with Arts and Sports. Will we automatically receive a share of proceeds from the league?
Not necessarily. In a change of rules from last year's Fantasy Football league, registered groups will only receive a share of proceeds if they are nominated by a league participant. This is to reward registered groups who make the effort to promote the league amongst their members, supporters and followers.
- I have signed up for the league and paid my entry fee, but not yet received the details to allow me to join the league. When will I receive this please?
We currently have to manually check that all details and payments have been received before we can issue the details. However, once we have checked this (we run checks several times a day) we will issue the details straight away to the email address you provided when signing up. If you have not received the details within 24 hours of joining the league please Contact Us and we will look into what the issue might be.
- When will prize money be distributed?
We will distribute prize money to all registered groups who receive at least one nomination, and to all league participants, within two working weeks of the league concluding on Sunday 13 May 2018.
- Will other participants/visitors to this page see my details?
Other participants in the league will be able to see your name, team name and position in the league, but not your other details (address, email, telephone etc). We will not display anything to identify you on this page - just your team name and which groups you've nominated.
- Is there a limit to how much money my group could receive from the league?
No. Groups will receive automatically receive 75p for every nomination they receive, and this could grow substantially if a participant who nominated your group is in one of the top three positions in the league when it finishes.
- Will I be able to join your league once the Premier League season has started?
Yes. Participants will be able to sign-up to the league at any point through the Premier League season, although the entry fee will remain £10 and the later a participant joins the fewer opportunities they will have to win prizes. Weekly and overall prize pots will be restrospectively adjusted should participants join the league late.
- I can't decide which groups to nominate!
We obviously can't tell you which groups you should nominate to receive a share of your entry fee. You could have a look at their profiles on our groups directory which may help or, if you really can't decide, you could choose to abstain and let Arts and Sports retain that part of your entry fee - this money will allow us to help all groups a little bit more.
- I know nothing about football - can I still take part?
Of course! Whilst having some knowledge of / interest in football may help you perform well in the league, it is not a requirement for entry. Indeed not having an interest in football may be helpful as you would not be emotionally attached to any team or player, which may cloud your judgement. It's often the case that people who claim to have no interest in football quickly develop one when there is money at stake!