Bruges Open 2021 - Belgium Boys U9 to U15

Belgium International Tournaments 2021        2 - 5 April       

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Bruges Open

AGE GROUPS:  BOYS UNDER 9 TO UNDER 15

Held at the grounds of KSK Steenbrugge, offering a great opportunity to play against teams from other European nations.  Usually attended by around 50 teams - this friendly event in its 8th year is becoming more and more popular.

Played at a local club just 10-15 minutes from the bustling city centre of Bruges - one of Europe’s most visited and best preserved medieval cities. The historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Bruges is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’ due to the many beautiful canals and bridges. The city is easy to reach for UK teams, being only 20 minutes to an hour from the channel ports of Zeebrugge, Dunkirk and Calais. Bruges is also accessible by Eurostar and by air via Brussels.

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES:

Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, England
 Belgium   France Germany  Netherlands England

Accommodation: 

YOUR ACCOMMODATION CHOICES:

Friday 2nd April to Monday 5th April - 3 nights in 4 or 6 berth self catering accommodation, including luxury coach travel and ferry.

Our teams stay at the excellent Resorts of either De Haan or Oostduinkerke with a host of facilities staying in comfortable holiday homes:

Sunparks OOSTDUINKERKE 

Oostduinkerke aan zee is a dynamic Belgian city on the west coast, close to Ostende which offers culture and entertainment for all ages, and boasting the biggest casino in Europe. More than just a seaside resort, Oostduinkerke has beautiful natural beaches and many walking and cycling routes to explore.

Accommodation is at Sunparks Oostduinkerke in comfortable 4 or 6 bedded self catering holiday houses.  The resort has a subtropical Aquafun swimming pool with water slide and wave pool, several saunas, baths and massages, and is near the beach of Oostduinkerke.  You'll be spoilt for choice of what to do when you're not playing football!  Find out more ...

Distance from Suparks Oostduinkerk eto the Bruges Open is 45 kms - around 45 minutes by coach.

Center parcs De Haan

The coastal Center Parcs De Haan is situated along the longest beach in Belgium.  

Here, you can stay in comfortable and homely 4 or 5 bedded holiday cottages with private gardens. All cottages have kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and one or multiple bedrooms.  Aquamundo is the subtropical swimming pool of Center Parcs - enjoy the wave pool and slides, sheltered from the weather. Fun for every age!

And at only 1.5 Kms from the beach you can keep busy when not playing football.  Oher options like the SeaLife Centre are also a short drive away.  Find out more ...

Distance from Center Parcs Den Haan to the Bruges Open is 15 kms - around 20 minutes by coach.

Dates and prices per person: 

PRICE PER PERSON

Prices are per person and based on groups of 40 persons.  Parties of less than 40 will incur small group supplements.
Luxury coach travel and ferry included.
Entry for one team in The Bruges Open is included in the price per person - additional teams can be added at a supplement of £180.

Your Accommodation Choices (price pp)
Date: Fri 2 - Mon 5 April - 3 Nights

6 Bedded

5 Bedded

4 Bedded

Extra Night
Fri 2 - Tues 6 Apr

Sunparks Oostduinkerke

£321

-

£356 £16 extra

Center Parcs Den Haan

-

£300

£332 £16 extra
Book this tour with a deposit of £50 per person!
Other dates and friendly fixtures are available on request or by using Get A Quote

FREE PLACES AND SPECIAL OFFERS

Number of persons in group Number of free places
25-47 1 Free
48-71 2 Free
72-89 4 Free
90-119 5 Free
120-149 8 Free
150 or above 10 Free

PLUS - Book your tour, and pay the appropriate deposit by 30th November 2020, and you will receive the following fantastic early booking discounts:

20 to 25 persons booked - £250 Discount
26 to 29 persons booked - £320 Discount
30 to 34 persons booked - £400 Discount
35 to 39 persons booked - £470 Discount
40 to 48 persons booked - £600 Discount
49 to 60+ persons booked - £750 Discount

GETTING THERE - TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Prices are based on return luxury coach travel with a pick up from your local area of the UK and include ferry fares using the Dover - Calais route.  Your luxury coach remains with you for the duration of your football tour and transports you to your football tournament each day.  Alternative ferry routes are available.  Flight options are also available - speak to us for more details.

Prices are based on 40 persons.  Parties of less than 40 will incur small group supplements.

Tournament info: 

HOST COUNTRY: BELGIUM

 

 

 

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES:

Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, England
 Belgium   France Germany  Netherlands England

DATES OF FOOTBALL MATCHES:

Easter Weekend Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th April 2021

AGE GROUPS:   

Boys U9 to U15

Entrance fee:  For 1 team is included. Each additional team is charged at £180 per team.

PROGRAMME

Organiser:  The Bruge Open is organised by a local Bruge team - KSK Steenbrugge.

Sports Grounds:  The Bruges Open event is held at KSK Steenbrugge with excellent facilities and 4 immaculate pitches near the the bustling town of Bruges. The sports ground offers excellent pitches, plus canteen/clubhouse and changing rooms. 

FORMAT:

- U8/U9 (born in 2013/2012): 7v7
- U10/U11 (born in 2011/2010): 8v8
- U12/U13 (born in 2009/2008): 8v8
- U14/ U15 (born in 2007/2006): 11v11

TOURNAMENT AGE CATEGORIES

Age

Gender

Qualification Date (2 Year age categories for this event)

U15

Boys

born after 01.01.2006

U13

Boys

born after 01.01.2008

U11

Boys

born after 01.01.2010

U9

Boys

born after 01.01.2012

The matches will be played according to the rules of the Belgian Football Association. Dispensation is given to British teams up to 4 months over-age - from 1st September of the previous year. The number of players with this dispensation is unlimited per match.

HOW THE PROGRAMME RUNS:

Saturday Morning:  Start of the match programme.  The matches will be played at KSK Steenbrugge sports grounds near Bruge Centre. The matches will be officiated by referees from the Belgium Football Association.

Sunday Daytime: Continuation of the match programme. Qualification matches and finals followed by prize-giving ceremony at the sports parks. 

THINGS TO DO NEARBY:

Bruges

The medieval city of Bruges is one of the most visited places in Belgium. The historic city has a lot of cultural heritage, so tourists from both home and abroad visit the city en masse. Not for nothing that the historic city center of Bruges is as whole on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Those who visit the center of Bruges will notice that the city center has retained its appearance to a very large extent. The modern era has merged in a beautiful way with the old buildings, streets and squares. However, Bruges is more than just a collection of beautiful buildings, squares and streets. Above all, it is a city where Burgundian life still occupies an important place. As befits a good Burgundian you can fully enjoy delicious food and drinks in Bruges. Bruges is a mecca for chocolate lo-vers. You can buy delicious chocolate products here from more than fifty local chocolatiers And of course, the country of beer! Visit the 'Brugse zot' brewery, voted the best beer in the world.
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Belgium Coastal Resorts

The Flemish Coast is the coastal strip of Belgium located on the North Sea. It is also the only coastal strip in the country. In addition to the beautiful beaches, the coast of Belgium has more to offer. There is also a lot of culture, history and beautiful nature. The most visited and popular seaside resorts are Knokke, Blankeberge, Middelkerke and Oostende. In addition to the many museums, water sports, cozy boulevards and delicious eateries, there are also a number of amusement parks and marine aquariums

 

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