Take your team to this award winning destination.
Celebrity Presentation Evening
The Woolacombe Bay North Devon Championship proved to be a massive success in its inaugural year in 2012. The tournament was fully booked with 75 teams taking part from all the UK. Woolacombe Bay is an award winning resort and is recognised as having one of the best beaches in Britain.
Accommodation is based at the Golden Coast holiday village which is situated in a beautiful setting. The park is only a 5 minute drive to the beach and is the perfect choice for a football tour with a whole host of facilities to keep the family entertained. Furthermore, there is a high standard of accommodation available at the park with a choice of luxury lodges and caravans. With a superb tournament nearby, the North Devon Championship promises to be a memorable event for everyone involved.
The majority of the football will take place at the Braunton FC pitches which are considered the best in the area and are situated in a beautiful picturesque setting. The pitches boast excellent playing surfaces and are close to the holiday park.
With demand expected to be high, please book your places early to avoid disappointment.
• 2 indoor & 3 outdoor heated pools
• Water slides & flumes
• Ten pin bowling
• Pitch & putt, tennis court
• Cinema on site
• Great tournament venue nearby
• Access to all 4 parks with the 4 Parks Pass
No football tournament would be complete without a Celebrity Presentation & will culminate in a spectacular celebrity presentation evening as a wonderful finale to the weekend. Held at Golden Coast Holiday Park, it's an exciting evening to remember. Every player plus the team manager gets to meet and greet the celebrity guest and is photographed receiving their trophy.
The tournament will culminate in a spectacular celebrity presentation evening and will provide a wonderful finale to the weekend. In 2012 we were delighted to welcome England’s most capped player, England legend Peter Shilton and one of the world’s best freestylers Abbas Farid to the event. Who will your celebrity be?
Tournament Age Groups
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s - 7 a side
U11s, U12s - 9 a side
U13s, U14s - 11 a side
U10s, U12, U14s - 7 a side
FREE TEAM REGISTRATION FOR U7 & U8 TEAMS
If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates by clicking on the Tournament Info tab above.
Our tournaments are not just about the football - your players can gain valuable experience playing against a number of different teams, make friends, and who knows - maybe even take away some trophies!
North Devon Championship Tournament Information
The football will be played at mainly at Braunton football grounds - considered to be the best in the area.The pitches boast excellent playing surfaces and are close to the holiday park . The tournament will culminate in a spectacular celebrity presentation evening and will provide a wonderful finale to the weekend. With demand expected to be high for the event, please book your places early to avoid disappointment.
Tournament Format - general
The actual format of each tournament will depend on the ages and number of teams taking part, with full details being supplied as far in advance of your departure as possible. What we can tell you is that you can be sure of a well organised and planned event with every detail taken care of.
We will do our best to ensure that every team plays the maximum amount of football permitted by the FA on each day of the event in which they participate or qualify. Age groups below are general for all UK tournaments - please check the chart below for which age groups can enter your specific tournament.
U7 & U8 (non competitive) – maximum 45 minutes each day
U9, U10, U11m – maximum 60 minutes each day
U11 playing 9V9 - maximum 80 minutes each day
U11 to U16 – maximum 100 minutes each day
All girls age groups U10 - U16 will be playing as 7 a side
Girls U18 & Ladies Open Age (where applicable) - 11 a side
In most cases, teams of the same age are divided into groups (the number in each group will depend on the number of teams which enter in that age group). Teams will play a league format and in most cases the winner and runner up of each group will go through to a semi-final to determine the eventual finalists.
Due to differing qualifying dates applying in Scotland, Ireland, and Europe, these teams will play in an age group one year above their own.
Referees at our Tournaments
We have built up a nucleus of quality referees that look forward to attending our events; many have been with us since our UK tournaments began. We will provide qualified referees throughout the competition, as well as qualified assistant referees for the finals. You will therefore be asked to put forward a volunteer assistant referee for the early round matches.
In order to qualify for our tournaments, your team must be affiliated to a County or Schools FA. We DO NOT allow Representative, Football Academy, or Schools of Excellence teams to enter. However, individual players from such teams are allowed as 'guest players' within teams who are eligible to enter the tournament.
Football schedules, location of pitches, and all tournament information will be displayed on our website approximately 7 days prior to the start of the tournament, in the My Schedules section. It is extremely important to check this information beforehand.
First Aid at Football Venues
Injuries unfortunately can happen, and when they do it is essential to have adequate first aid cover. We provide excellent first aid cover at all football venues using the services of organisations such as St Johns Ambulance, Red Cross or other qualified paramedics.
|Age Groups The North Devon Championship
|Born on or after||Sept 2005||Sept 2004||Sept 2003||Sept 2002||Sept 2001
||Sept 1999||Sept 1998|
|Squad Size||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side||9 a side||9 a side||11 a side||11 a side|
|Girls Squad Size||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side|
|Golden Coast Holiday Village 4, 6, 8 Berth Caravans
Fri 3rdMay - Mon 6th May
8 Berth sleeping
|8 Berth sleeping
|4* or 6 Persons
||Villas, Silver Caravans
||Gold & Exclusive Lodges
|* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.
** The prices shown per person for 7 or 8 persons in an 8 berth unit INCLUDE the free place discounts.
Don’t forget early Booking Discount
1 Free Place for every 25 people booked before 30 November 2012
Eight in an Eight Berth Discount
When you fully occupy an eight-berth unit you will only pay for 6 places - TWO GO FREE.
Seven in an Eight Berth Discount
When you have 7 persons in an eight-berth unit you will only pay for 6 places - ONE GOES FREE.
Tournament Registration Fees
The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.
- U16 11-a-side £225
- U15s 11-a-side £215
- All other 11-a-side £195
- 9-a-side & 7-a-side £145
Under Occupancy Surcharges
The prices quoted for each of the UK tournament venues are based on full 4 & 6 berth occupancy and a minimum of 7 people occupying an 8 berth unit. The following scale of additional charges therefore apply where a unit is under occupied for what ever reason.
|Supplementary charge payable|
|Persons Sharing||4 Berth Unit||6 & 8 Berth Unit|
||£60 per person
||£20 per person
For example: - Three people occupying a four berth unit would be subject to a supplement of £20 per person making a total of £60 N.B. - No supplementary charge for 5 persons occupying a 6 berth unit, 7 persons occupying an 8 berth unit.