One of the UK's Biggest Youth Soccer Tournaments
Celebrity Presentation Evening
The North West Trophy now in its 10th year has earned the reputation as being one of the leading youth soccer tournaments in the north of England. The tournament consistently attracts over 100 teams with many entries coming from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
The football takes place at Stanley High School, which has great facilities such as changing rooms, showers, toilets, bouncy castles and plenty of parking. The venue holds 6 full size and 5 mini football pitches.
Accommodation is based at the exciting Pontins Holiday Park, now owned by the Britannia hotel group. In the last couple of years the park has received a multi million pound makeover with a host of improvements to the accommodation and leisure facilities. There are a range of activities and exciting evening entertainment including a superb heated indoor pool, crazy golf, go-karts, abseiling and the climbing wall. At night enjoy music and entertainment from visiting caberet acts. Pontins provides the ideal location for hosting one of the country’s leading tournaments.
• One of largest Youth tournaments in UK
• Up to 100 teams expected
• Tournament venue only 10 minutes from the park
• Great range of facilities & entertainment for the
• Enjoy the new Pontins after the multi-million pound
Don't forget that every R & T Tours UK tournament hosts a spectacular celebrity presentation evening where you can meet a famous celebrity from the world of football.
In the last couple of years we have been honoured to welcome some of the biggest names in football to the event. In 2010 and 2011 England legends Paul Gascoigne and Paul Merson were special guests at our prestigious presentation evening which provided a wonderful finale to the tournament. - Who will your celebrity be?
Tournament Age Groups
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s - 7 a side
U11s - 9 a side
U12s - 9 a side & 11 a Side
U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s - 11 a side
U10, U11s, U12, U13s, U14, U15s, U16 - 7 a side
U18s & Ladies Open Age - 11 a side
If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates chart in 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!
The effervescent stars, the Bluecoats, keep up a non-stop rollercoaster of entertainment energy with their famous Bluecoat Shows on stage, live cabarets and Bluecoat Discos. As well as all that they have some of the best shows in town!
Pontins Holiday Park
Southport Holiday Park sits on the edge of Ainsdale Village just on the outskirts of the lovely resort town of Southport. Situated on the glorious North West coast with sandy beaches, sand dunes and magnificent panoramic views.
Facilities on the park include:
- Heated indoor pool
- Crazy Golf
- Outdoor Adventure Playground
- Table Tennis
- 5-a-Side Football
- Climbing Wall
- Mountain Bikes and much much more!
Tournament Information Southport
The North West Trophy now in its 10th year has earned the reputation of being one of the leading youth soccer tournaments in the North of England. In 2011 the event attracted over 90 teams, with many entries from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The football takes place at Stanley High School which has great facilities such as changing rooms, showers, toilets, bouncy castles and plenty of parking. The venue holds 6 fullsize and 5 mini pitches.
In the last couple of years we have been honoured to welcome some of the biggest names in football to the event. In the last two years England legends Paul Gascoigne and Paul Merson were special guests at our prestigious presentation evening, which provides a memorable finale to the tournament.
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 Southport
|Born on or after||Sept 2005||Sept 2004||Sept 2003||Sept 2002||Sept 2001
||Sept 1999||Sept 1998||Sept 1997||Sept 1996|
|Squad Size||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side||9 a side
||9 & 11 a side
||11 a side||11 a side||11 a side|
|Girls Squad Size||7 a side||7 a side
||7 a side||7 a side
||7 a side||7 a side
||7 a side
|Girls Squad Size||Girls U17 & U18 and Ladies Open Age play 11 a side games
Dates and Prices
|Pontins Southport Holiday Centre 4, 6 or 7 berth Apartments
|Spring Bank Weekend
Fri 24th May - Mon 27th May
|Accommodation sleeping 7 persons**
||Accommodation sleeping 6 persons||Accommodation sleeping 4* or 5 persons||Half Board Upgrade
Supplement per person
|* 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.
A nominal charge for electricity applies to Popular and Classic apartments.
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.