2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup
|Dates||1 June – TBC 2019|
|Goals scored||12 (6 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Tom Harris|
The 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup is the first edition of the Atlantic Heritage Cup, and acts as a qualification tournament for the 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup in Skopje, North Macedonia. Yorkshire were announced as hosts in March 2019, with Parishes of Jersey, Ellan Vannin and Kernow also originally set to participate. All 4 teams are either part of the United Kingdom, or are Crown dependencies. However, Ellan Vannin and Kernow both pulled out for undisclosed reasons, being replaced by Chagos Islands and reducing the tournament to a 3 team format.
The tournament will be played as a round-robin, with each team playing each other once. This means a total of 3 games to be played over 3 days, at two stadiums (Ingfield Stadium, the home of Ossett United, and the CNG Stadium, home of Harrogate Town. The winner will be offered a place at the 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup.
|1||Parishes of Jersey||2||1||0||1||9||3||+6||3|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
All times are local.
|Yorkshire||1–0||Parishes of Jersey|
|Parishes of Jersey||9–2||Chagos Islands|
|Lester 5', 26', 41'
Hinds 7', 71'
Harris 52', 61', 67'
|Leelah 19', 21'|
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
The decision by CONIFA to host the 2020 World Football Cup in Somaliland was met with criticism by some, with James Scott, the president of Parishes of Jersey FC, telling the Jersey Evening Post that he would not accept the place at the final tournament if his side won the Atlantic Heritage Cup. The comments were met with a backlash from CONIFA, who criticised inaccurate reporting and defended the decision to host the World Football Cup in Somaliland.
- The Atlantic Heritage Cup is coming to Yorkshire this summer ConIFA. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- Revised AHC schedule Yorks IFA. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- Somaliland setback for PoJ FC Jersey Evening Post. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- CONIFA Statement Regarding Jersey Evening Post Article CONIFA. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.