European Football Tournaments

European Football Tournaments & Friendly Matches

One, two or three day football tournaments can be arranged - these are all very well organised 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 the choice is yours and you can even include a combination of the two - it’s really up to you.
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Here is a small selection of some of the European tournaments on offer in 2018

Holland Easter Open - West and South (also suitable for Belgium tours)

Date
Easter Weekend 31 March - 1 April 2018
For Boys & Girls All Ages
Entrance Fee Entrance fee for 1 team is included. Each additional team £290
The Holland Easter Open is a two-day international youth football tournament, for boys and girls. It has established itself as one of the largest tournaments in Holland and in the last couple of years the event has attracted teams from all over Europe and across the world including Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Austria, Hungary,Russia, Italy, Spain and of course the Netherlands.
Tournament Venues:
Holland Easter Open West - Based at Sassenheim, the event is suitable for clubs staying at Zandvoort, De Eemhof, Amsterdam or Duinrell.

Holland Easter Open South - The football is played on 50 excellent grass pitches at ten different local football clubs in the Limburg area in the south of Holland. Suitable for teams staying at Valkenburg, Schin Op Guel, Molenheide, Ostappen Prinsenmeer, Vennenbos.

Tournament Format: On Saturday the group stage games will be played in groups of 4 teams. The top 2 teams in each group will go on to play in the A Plate finals on Sunday in groups of 4 teams. The Tournament goes to knock out stages after these group games.The bottom two teams from each group on Saturday will play in a B plate competition on Sunday and will follow the same format as the A Plate. It is expected that your team will play at least 6 qualifying group games over the course of the weekend. Please note this format may vary and will depend on number of entries in each age group.
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HSV Escamp - Holland

Date
Easter Weekend 31 March - 1 April 2018
For Boys All Ages
Entrance Fee Free entry for for one team
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KRSV Vredenburch - Holland

Date
Easter Weekend 31 March - 1 April 2018
For Boys & Girls All Ages
Entrance Fee Free entry for for one team
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Juliana Cup

Date
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 27th May 2018
For Boys U8 to U16
Entrance Fee No supplementary charge

The Juliana Malden Cup is played in Malden (near Nijmegen), Gelderland and will be hosted for the thirth time in 2018.

Tournament Venue: Juliana Malden offers 5 grass pitches, 2 artificial pitches to be used over both days.
Tournament Format: Games will be played during the UK Bank Holidays, May 26th and 27th of May 2018. Group games will be played on Saturday the 26th, and the playoff and final games on Sunday the 27th. On Saturday as well as Sunday you will play half a day, either in the morning or afternoon, which gives you the opportunity to plan other activities.
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SV Laar - Holland (also suitable for Belgium tours)

Date
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 27th May 2018
For Boys U9 - U15
Entrance Fee Free entry for for one team
 
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Parkstad - Limburg Cup - Holland (also suitable for Belgium tours)

Date
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 27th May 2018
For Boys U9 - U15
Entrance Fee Free entry for for one team
 
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Lisse Cup - Holland

Date
Spring Bank Weekend 26th & 27th May 2018
For Boys U8 to U16
Entrance Fee No supplementary Cost

The Fc Lisse Cup is played in the West of the Netherlands, in Lisse.
Fc Lisse will host this tournament for two days and all games will be played on grass and artificial turf pitches. According to tradition the tournament is held in the weekend of 26th & 27th May 2018.

Tournament Venue: The tournament is held at 2 different sports facilities in Amsterdam (D.C.G. - Sportpark Ookmeer and Blauw Wit Amsterdam - Sportpark Sloten) with a total of 24 soccer fields (grass and artificial). It is only a 8 minute drive from the sports facilities to the city center of Amsterdam.
Tournament Format: The group stage games will be played on the Saturday followed on the Sunday by the playoff and final games.
On Saturday as well as Sunday you will play half a day, either in the morning or afternoon, which gives you the opportunity to plan other activities.
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Football Cup Barcelona - Spain

Date
7 & 8 April 2018
For Boys U8 U10 U12 U14
Entrance Fee No supplementary Cost
The tournament takes place over 2 days and follows a Champions league style format. Groups of 3/4 teams will play each other once, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd/4th in each group will play each other in the final round. Groups of 4 teams will play each other once in the next stage and the 1st & 2nd in each group will enter the final knockout stages. This is your chance to take part in an exciting tournament.
Tournament Venue: Football Cup Barcelona Summer Cup is a two-day international youth football tournament, for boys and girls, held in the Salou and Cambrils area in the south of Barcelona. The football is played at a brand new football venue with four high quality natural grass pitches and three latest generation artificial grass fields.
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Costa Brava Maresme Cup - Spain

Date
3 to 6 April 2018 - 4 Days
For U10 to U19 Boys - U9 to U17 Girls
Entrance Fee No supplementary Cost
The tournament is organised by the clubs of FC Pineda & CF Santa Susanna, and is supported by the local council.
Tournament Venue: The games are played on artificial pitches in Pineda de Mar, Arenys de Munt, & Santa Susanna. All grounds are equipped with changing rooms and showers. Teams from Denmark, Finland, France and Germany participate, as well as UK and Spanish teams.
Tournament Format: Teams are normally placed into groups of 4, with the top two teams from each group progressing through to a knockout stage.
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Mediterranean Trophy - Spain

 
Date
25th to 28th Match 2018
For 4 Days
Entrance Fee No supplementary Cost
The Mediterranean Trophy is one of the most prestigious Easter tournaments in Spain. This popular tournament starts with a fantastic opening ceremony in which teams parade through the city and into the stadium where all the National Anthems are played and culminates in a presentation that provides the perfect finale to the 4 days of football. The Mediterranean Trophy attracts teams from all over Europe and over 150 teams took part in 2017. Games are played on artificial pitches in Pineda de Mar, Arenys de Munt, Sant Vicenç de Montalt, S. Susanna, S. Pol, Mataró and Lloret de Mar. All stadia have changing rooms and showers.
Tournament Format: Teams are normally placed in groups of 4 with the top 2 teams progressing through to a knockout stage that usually features a Quarter final, Semi Final and Final.
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Copa Santa - Spain

Date
30 March - 1 April 2018 - 3 Days
For Under 11 to Under 19 Boys
Entrance Fee No supplementary Cost
The tournament is organised by the clubs of FC Pineda & CF Santa Susanna, and is supported by the local council.
Tournament Venue: The games are played on artificial pitches in Pineda de Mar, Arenys de Munt, & Santa Susanna. All grounds are equipped with changing rooms and showers. Teams from Denmark, Finland, France and Germany participate, as well as UK and Spanish teams.
Tournament Format: Teams are normally placed into groups of 4, with the top two teams from each group progressing through to a knockout stage.
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Barcelona Football Festival - Salou - Spain

Date
Spring Bank Weekend 26th & 27th May 2018
For Boys U8 to U15
Entrance Fee No supplementary Cost
The tournament takes place over 2 days and follows a Champions league style format. Groups of 3/4 teams will play each other once, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd/4th in each group will play each other in the final round. Groups of 4 teams will play each other once in the next stage and the 1st & 2nd in each group will enter the final knockout stages. This is your chance to take part in an exciting tournament.
Tournament Venue: The Barcelona Football Festival is a two-day international youth football tournament, for boys and girls, held in the Salou and Cambrils area in the south of Barcelona. The football is played at a brand new football venue with four high quality natural grass pitches and three latest generation artificial grass fields.
Click here for 2018 age groups and qualifying dates

Barcelona Summer Cup - Salou - Spain

Date
June 26th - June 29th 2018 - 4 Days
For Boys & Girls All Ages
Entrance Fee Free entry for for one team
The Barcelona Summer Cup is a four-day international youth football tournament, for boys and girls, held in the Salou and Cambrils area in the south of Barcelona.
Tournament Venue: The football is played at a brand new football venue with four high quality natural grass pitches and three latest generation artificial grass fields.
Tournament Format:  Each team will play at least 5 qualifying group games over the three days. Please note this format may vary and will depend on number of entries in each age group.  Each player receives a tournament medal with the four best teams of each group receiving a tournament trophy.  Best player, Top Scorer, and Best Goalkeeper also get a tournament trophy.
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Audruicq Tournament - France

Date
Easter 1 & 2 April 2018
For Boys All Ages
Details Located near Calais, the Audruicq tournament is an established 2 day tournament which regularly attracts teams from all over Europe, including Holland, Spain, Germany & the UK.

Teams can expect to play at least 4 or 5 matches over the two days on a great standard of pitches.

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Hageland Cup - Belgium

Date
Spring Bank Weekend 26th & 27th May 2018
For Boys U8 to U16
Recommended for teams at Molenheide, Center Parcs de Vossemeren, Prinsenmeer, Valkenburg & Schin op Geul.
One free team registration per club.
Details During the last few years the tournament has attracted teams from Belgium, Holland, Germany, UK & Ireland, France, Luxenbourg, Scandinavia, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Spain & Italy.

On Saturday each team will play 3 or 4 games in their group.  The best teams from each group will play on Sunday 3 or 4 matches against each other, while the groups who were 2nd 3rd or 4th in thier groups play each other.  Each participating team will receive a memento of the tournament.

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The GW Festival - Germany

Date
Easter Weekend 31 March - 1 April 2018
For Boys All ages

 

Entrance Fee: One free team registration per club.
 
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BSC Festival - Germany

Date
Spring Bank Weekend 26th & 27th May 2018
For Boys All ages
Entrance F One free team registration per club.
 
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Club Tournaments & Friendly Fixtures

If you feel participation in a tournament is an essential part of your tour, you must travel at a peak weekend, but if you want the experience of great friendly matches where you can ‘meet the opposition’ (you may even stay for a drink or two afterwards) then you can travel at any time.
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European Age Groups - Excluding Spain.  Players Born on or after Jan 1st each year.
Category Qualifying Birth Dates Possible UK Age Groups Squad Size
A Class Born 99/00 Under 17 & 18 11 a side
B Class Born 01/02 Under 15 & 16 11 a side
C Class Born 03/04 Under 13 & 14 11 a side
D Class Born 05/06 Under 11 & 12 11 a side
(7v7 in Belgium, 8v8 in France)
E Class Born 07/08 Under 9 & 10 7 & 9 a side
F Class Born 09/10 Under 7 & 8 7 a side
(5v5 in Belgium)
European Age Groups - Spain.  Players Born on or after Jan 1st each year.
Qualifying Birth Dates Possible UK Age Groups Squad Size
Born 98/99/00 Under 16, 17 & 18 11 a side
Born 01/02 Under 14 & 15 11 a side
Born 03/04 Under 12 & 13 11 a side
Born 05/06 Under 10 & 11 7 & 9 a side
Born 07/08 Under 7, 8 & 9 7 a side

Age Dispensation

It is possible for Under 9, U11, U13, U15 & U17 teams to play in the lower age group due to the age dispensation rule which allows a maximum of 3 over age players (up to 6 months older) to play in any one game.  There are no dispensation players allowed in Spanish Tournaments.

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