Tournaments and Friendly Matches
One, two or three day tournaments can be arranged - these are all very well organised tournaments with excellent facilities, and which one you choose really depends on your teams requirements. If you are a team that would like to play lots of football, then a two or three day tournament may be the option for you. If however your team would like to combine sightseeing and excursions with football matches then a one day tournament would give you more free time. Friendly matches are an excellent way to combine meeting foreign opposition in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, but please make no mistake - the games are still very competitive, but with the added bonus of socialising with the team. Exciting tournaments, friendly fixtures
Our tour price includes two football fixtures per club. Additional fixtures are charged at £90 per fixture in Europe, with the exception of Spain and Italy, which are charged at £100 per extra fixture. Additional transport costs may be applicable, please call our office for further information..
A fixture can represent a single friendly match or a single day’s participation in a tournament. Participation on each day of a two-day tournament would therefore represent the two fixtures allowed. A combination of one friendly fixture and participation in a one day tournament would also count as the two fixtures allowed. Clubs travelling with more than one team will pay the supplement charge per fixture. Teams may play at two or more venues within the same area if the club hosting the tournament does not cater for all age groups.
All tournaments and opposition teams will be sanctioned and affiliated to the FIFA and UEFA host country’s football association. When choosing a tournament you have two options, one is to pick a tournament that you think is suited to your club for example the Amsterdam Cup - (supplementary charges may apply) or let us make the choice for you at no extra cost.We take into consideration your age of team, standard of play and ensure your team plays in the best tournament possible within the area of your place of stay. On each of the European tour pages we have supplied a brief list of the major tournaments available to you from that resort.
|European Age Groups|
|Category||Qualifying Birth Dates||Possible UK Age Groups||Squad Size|
|A-Class||Born 94/95||Under 17 & 18||11 a side|
|B-Class||Born 96/97||Under 15 & 16||11 a side|
|C-Class||Born 98/99||Under 13 & 14||11 a side|
|D-Class||Born 00/01||Under 11 & 12||11 a side
(7 a side in Belgium)
|E-Class||Born 02/03||Under 9 & 10||7 a side & 9 a side|
|F-Class||Born 04/05||Under 7 & 8||7 a side
(5 a side in Belgium)
|France & Salou Age Groups (born on or after Jan 1st)|
|Qualifying Birth Dates||Possible UK Age Groups||Squad Size|
|Born in 94,95 & 96||Under 16,17 & 18||11 a side|
|Born in 97 & 98||Under 14 & 15||11 a side|
|Born in 99 & 00||Under 12 & 13||11 a side|
|Born in 01 & 02||Under 10 & 11||7 & 9 a side|
|Born in 03 & 04||Under 7,8 & 9||7 a side|
It is possible for under 9, under 11, under 13, under 15, and under 17 age group teams to play in the lower age group thanks to the age dispensation rule which allows a maximum of three over age players (up to 6 months older) to play in any one game. NOTE: Any team that qualify for D class category who would prefer to play 7-a-side should indicate this on the special request box on the booking form.
The dispensation rule allows 2 boys to play in any one game up to one year older in the following tournaments only: Lloret Cup, Catalonia Trophy, Selva Cup, Torneo De Semana Santa, Tourneo De La Primavera, Trofeo Mediterraneo 1, Primavera Cup. All other Spanish tournaments do not allow the dispensation rule.
It is important that you inform us on the booking form the exact number of boys born in each year of your age group. For example an under 11 team will have players born in 2001 (1st year) and 2002 (2nd year). This information will determine the age group in which we place your team on the continent and will help to ensure the competitiveness of the fixtures arranged for your teams.
European Coach Tour
A door to door transport service including top quality coach hire and swift cross channel ferry or Eurotunnel services, with exclusive use of your coach throughout. A network of R&T Tours football agents throughout Europe who organise friendly fixtures or Tournament participation (or both) to your requirements down to the last detail. Accommodation, ranging from full or half board in hotels to self catering in exciting theme parks. Easy access to some of Europe’s premier attractions, football stadiums, theme parks, state of the art rides and amusements
Included on all European Tours Travel in Style and luxury in one of our executive coaches, equipped with reclining seats, toilet, video or dvd and hot water. In certain situations it may be necessary to provide a 53 seater executive coach without toilet facility. Executive coaches are provided free of charge.
Coach Travel Sample Itinerary
4 or 5 day European football tour
Day 1 - Board your coach from your chosen pick up point at your local area for the journey to ferry or Eurotunnel terminal in time to connect with your sea crossing. Arrive in resort late afternoon and check in to your accommodation. Evening at leisure.
Days 2 & 3 - Depart for your tournament or friendly fixture. After this you can take your team on an excursion to a famous football stadium or just enjoy the facilities back at resort.
Day 4 - Depart resort in the morning. Arrive home in the evening. If however you are on a five day tour, you have the option of a free day to enjoy as you choose, or perhaps you can book an extra football fixture
Ferries & Eurotunnel
Whichever channel crossing route you prefer, R&T Tours can accommodate you. We are agents for ALL the major cross channel ferry companies as well as Eurotunnel, which is proving a more and more popular choice for so many clubs. Our standard tour prices are based on the shortest sea crossing via Dover - Calais (approx 75 to 90 minutes) or the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais (approx 35 minutes).
PLEASE NOTE: Passengers who wish to travel on Eurotunnel outside of the peak dates with a party of 30 or more will not be subject to a supplement.
Foot Passengers - Save Money and Receive a Discount
Hull to Zeebrugge/Rotterdam only
Make your own way to your UK port of departure and board your ferry. We will meet you at your European arrival port and transfer you directly to your chosen resort. The coach will stay with you throughout the duration of your tour and will take you to your departure.
We offer a range of excursions such as Stadium tours, theme parks, water parks and visiting the local cities such as Amsterdam. Please feel free to discuss this with our staff who can advise you in more detail the excursion that would suit your teams needs. Any entrance fees and coach transfers for excursions will involve an additional cost and are subject to International driver’s regulations, time constraints and kick off times.
Children Aged 2 and under Go Free
No charge is made for children aged 2 or under, however, it is expected that such children will share a bed with a paying adult or that a travel cot will be provided by the parents. We would point out for safety reasons, children of all ages must be allocated a seat of their own on the coach. The group leader should therefore ensure that there is sufficient number of seats to be able to accommodate any children aged 2 or under who are travelling free of charge. It is illegal for children to travel on an adult’s lap with or without a seat belt.
Full details of the accommodation available at each location or resort is provided on the relevant resort pages. In most cases, rooms and chalets etc are not available until 3pm on the day of arrival and need to be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. Bed linen is provided at all bungalow parks and hotels. However, you will need to bring your own bath towels and tea towels where the accommodation provided is in Bungalow Parks, and the Duinhostel at Duinrell.
European Flight Tour
We have the knowledge and expertise in sourcing the lowest flight prices and therefore offer this service to all our customers.
We deal with all major flight companies, which will enable you to make a choice, however you are more than welcome to book your own flights.
Flight prices can fluctuate dramatically depending on when you book, the earlier we receive your booking the better chance we have of getting a low price. A coach will be waiting at the arrival airport to transfer you to both your resort and football fixtures.
European Flight Itinerary
4, 5 & 8 day European Football Tours
Day 1 - Make your own way to your chosen UK airport. In resort your transfer coach will take you to your hotel. First evening at leisure.
Days 2 & 3 - Depart for your friendly or tournament fixture. Take your team on an excursion or enjoy the facilities back at your resort.
Day 4 - For clubs on a 4 day tour depart resort by transfer coach to the departure airport to connect with your return flight. For clubs on a 5-8 day tour the rest of your stay would be free at leisure. On your last day of your stay you would depart resort by transfer coach to.