At the start of every new tournament campaign, the caps system is updated; as the caps system runs on a maximum four year rolling basis, any caps earned prior to Euro 2016 will now become 'inactive'. This policy applies to all England Supporters Club and England Supporters Travel Club members.
Now that we are entering a new campaign, the total number of active caps possible is 40.
The caps system is in place to ensure that, should tickets to England away games and tournament matches be oversubscribed, they will be distributed as fairly as possible and on the following basis; 70% of tickets will be awarded to fans at the top of the caps table, with the rest of the tickets going to a ballot. We conduct the caps update every four years to allow new members the opportunity to start building their caps level towards tournaments.
As previously advised, no caps are earned for attending tournament fixtures, so if you did attend any matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, please do not request for your caps to be updated.
To reward 2016-2018 Travel Club members for renewing their membership to the 2018-2020 season a single renewal cap will be added to the account.
If you are renewing for a second consecutive season (i.e joined in 2014-2016, renewed in 2016-2018 & renewing again for 2018-2020) you will also keep your renewal cap from the previous campaign.
We expect the updates to the caps to be completed by the end of this week. Please note that no renewal caps will be applied to any England Supporters Club accounts; the free membership scheme is one continual membership with no renewal periods.
For more information regarding caps and how they work for each membership, please read here: https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/b/news/archive/2018/07/13/2018-2020-estc-membership-live-on-monday
I renewed this week, however the renewal date says 17/5/18 ? Any ideas renewal cap has been added
Paul Davison. That date is the start of your new membership, it is the same for all of us. Re your renewal cap if you click onto the self image on your supporters page between your name and the number of caps all your caps are listed, my renewal cap has been added but it took a while because most updates get done at the same time.
Paul Davison, your profile shows your renewal cap has been added.
Are caps awarded to those who apply for away Games but are unsuccessful in the ballot?
FAO Thomas Walker: Caps aren't awarded to those that don't get tickets
Don’t think I’ve had a renewal cap?
Can we please this time around have the travel club members column populated in the caps table? As it stands, knowing that there are X hundred people above you that are both travel club members and standard members is meaningless for those in the travel club wanting to work out if they have a chance of getting a definite ticket as the standard eng fans aren't eligible.
When is the cap table being updated? In this article it states 40 being the maximum number of caps and the current table has the leaders on 70+!
The renewal cap from last period has been removed. For me it’s my third renewal so it should have been kept. Emailed fa to ask. They count organise anything
It's now been over a week since this article was posted, yet still the caps table is a shambles. Sort it out please. Now.
I think someone at The FA has a rather liberal definition of "the end of this week". Now ten days and counting...
Another day passes...
My friend has spoken with them and as far as they are concerned it has been updated. This is very concerning.
Perhaps Diane Abbot is in charge of the mathematics for the caps table?