Pick a date
Once you have chosen what sport you'd like to play, the next step is to pick a day. Think about how much time you might need to plan and get your teams together. Ensure there's enough time for people to get it in their diaries!
Choose a location
Think about what kind of venue you will need, as well as making sure it is accessible for everyone. Make sure to decide on a venue well ahead of the event date.
It's worth asking your venue if they would consider giving you a reduced rate for your event!
Assemble your teams
Get your friends, family, colleagues and classmates together and send out your invites! Make sure you don't overfill your spots so that everyone can have a chance to play.
Ask your participants to share the event among their own networks, to spread the word and increase spectatorship.
Fundraise at your tournament
Set up a fundraising page ahead of your event to maximise the time you can collect donations. Ask participants for a contribution to take part in the event, and spectators for donations in return for attending.
You could sell refreshments, or half-time snacks to raise some extra money.