Bournemouth Classic, Dorset U8 to U14 Boys U11 to U15 Girls

The UK's Premier Youth Football Tournament

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Friday 29th April - Monday 2nd May 2022

Bournemouth Football Tournament

Now  in  its  28th  year,  the  Bournemouth  Classic  is  our  flagship event  and  has  earned  a  reputation  as  one  of  the  most  prestigious youth  football  tournaments  in  the  country.  With  three  fantastic holiday  parks,  a  first  class  football  venue  and  over  100  teams on  average  entering  each  season,  it  is  no  wonder  that  demand for  the  Bournemouth  Classic  continues  to  grow  each  year. 

The  football  venue  really  does  justify  the  esteemed  standing  of  this  marvellous tournament.  The  football  is  played  at  the  acclaimed  Bournemouth  Sports  Club on  a  65-acre  site renowned as the best in the area,  which  provides  14  football  pitches and  were  used  by  Bournemouth  FC  as  their  training  ground.

Our  spectacular  celebrity  presentation  evening  provides  a  wonderful  finale  to the  tournament.  In  the  last  few  years  some  of  the  biggest  names  in  football  have attended  the  Bournemouth  Classic  including  former  England  manager Glenn  Hoddle  and  England  Legend  David  James. So  if  you  are  looking  to  give  your  team  the  ultimate  football  experience,  call  us  today  and  book  your  places  in  to  one  of  the  UK’s  most  popular  tournaments.

  • One of the UK's largest tournaments
  • First class football venue
  • Selection of the UK's best Holiday Parks & Hotels
  • Great bars & entertainment
  • One of the Uk's most popular resorts
  • Spectacular Celebrity Presentation Evening


This is the only football tournament I am pleased to return to year after year
Harry Redknapp

Parkdean ResortsHaven Holidays
We use a great selection of highly regarded Holiday Parks set in acres of landscaped parkland. Comfortable holiday homes with evening entertainment, indoor swimming pools and a host of facilities on site - you'll find everything you could possibly want from a football tour at Sandford Holiday Park, or Rockley Park.

Sandford Holiday Park


Situated in beautiful woodland within easy driving distance of Dorset’s best beach resorts and the magnificent New Forest. Recently refurbished, Sandford Holiday Park has a combination of self catering chalets, caravans and lodges situated around this picturesque family park.

  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Trampolines
  • Crazy Caves indoor play area with ball pool
  • Bouncy castle
  • Big screen TV with Sky TV coverage
  • Multi-sports court
  • Amusements, air hockey & mini tenpin Bowling
  • Internet station & Wi-Fi zone
  • Snooker, pool & darts
  • Pirate ship adventure playground
  • Crazy golf
  • Tennis courts, table tennis & short mat bowls
  • Limelite club with award winning, live entertainment every night

NEW - tents and tourers camping at Sandford Holiday Park

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Haven Rockley Holiday Park*

HavenOverlooking glorious Poole Harbour, Rockley Park exploits its position with a reputation as a water-sports oasis. Perhaps that’s one reason for its 5-Star rating awarded by the English Tourist Council. Others include beautiful landscaping, a nature reserve and a fabulous pool complex with sun terrace.

  • Superb Holiday Park
  • Stunning location & locality
  • Indoor Pool
  • Luxury Spa
  • Crazy Golf
  • Tennis
  • Aqua Gliders
  • Aqua Jets
  • Climbing Wall
  • Abseiling
  • All Weather Multi Sports Court
  • Watersports school adjacent to the Park
  • Overlooking glorious Poole Harbour
  • Café Bar with upper sun terrace (Moderate extra charge and height restrictions may apply for some facilities).

* Teams up to and including Under 12 only at Rockley Park

Sandy Balls Holiday Village

We were delighted to add Sandy Balls Holiday Village, one of the most luxurious holiday parks in the UK to our portfolio in 2019 .

Sandyballs is a five-star, award-winning holiday village nestled in the breath-taking New Forest and offers a range of quality accommodation, from luxury woodland lodges and static holiday homes to camping pods. There are great facilities for everyone, with swimming pools, a fully-equipped gym, a jacuzzi and sauna, and a beauty suite. There is a programme of activities for children and families of all ages and a calendar of special events. Away Resorts has invested over £2 million in amazing developments in 2019. So if your team are looking for that extra bit of luxury and comfort in amazing surroundings, Sandyballs is the perfect choice for your tour.


This hotel is located on the outskirts of Bournemouth, 4.6 miles from the city centre.  It is a well reviewed 3* hotel.

The Village Hotel is a stylish hotel with excellent facilities.  It offers a modern health club and gym and a pool, along with a great pub and grill restaurant and a Starbucks.  The hotel also offers free wifi and onsite parking.

Guests can relax in the steam and sauna room , or the whirlpool spa.  The Village Gym can be used at an onsite fee.

The modern and spacious rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a flat screen tv with satellite channels.

Please note:  We do not accept dogs at any of our UK events.

Dates and prices per person: 
Sandford Holiday Park Standard Caravans/Chalets/Lodges sleeping 4, 6, 8 people (prices per person)
Mayday Weekend
Fri 29th Apr - Mon 2nd May 2022
8 Berth sleeping
8 Persons
8 Berth sleeping
7 Persons
Units sleeping
*4 or 6 persons
Standard Accommodation
Chalets, Caravans
£120 £137 £160
Superior Accommodation
Chalets, Caravans
£128 £146 £170
Premium Accommodation
Chalets, Caravans
£135 £154 £180
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!
Sandy Balls New Forest Holiday Village Camping Pods sleeps 4/Standard Caravan sleeps 4/Luxury Lodges sleeps 4, 5, 6 people (prices per person)
Mayday Weekend
Fri 29th April - Mon 2nd May 2022
8 Berth 7 Berth 6 Berth 5 Berth 4 Berth
Standard Caravans
Comfort Type
£144 £157     £215
Comfort Type
    £186 £214 £246
*Minimum of 4 persons in all accommodation at Sandy Balls New Forest Holiday Village
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!
Haven Rockley Holiday Village 4, 6, 8 Berth Deluxe & Prestige Caravans (prices per person)
May Day Weekend
Fri 29th April - Mon 2nd May 2022
8 Berth sleeping
8 Persons
8 Berth sleeping
7 Persons
Units sleeping
*4 or 6 persons
Deluxe Caravans £129 £147 £172
Prestige Caravans     £180
Platinum Caravans     £190
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.  NB:  Up to and including U12 teams only at Rockley Park
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!
Superior Hotels - Village & Suncliffe Hotels 2, 3 & 4 person rooms - Bed & Breakfast (prices per person)
Mayday Weekend
Fri 29th April - Mon 2nd May 2022
Family Room 4 Persons
Bed & Breakfast
Family Room 3 Persons
Bed & Breakfast
Twin/Double - 2 Persons
Bed & Breakfast
  £161 £184 £230
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!
Standard Hotels - 2, 3 & 4 person rooms (prices per person)
Mayday Weekend
Fri 29th April - Mon 2nd May 2022
Family Room 4 Persons Family Room 3 Persons Twin/Double - 2 Persons
Carrington Hotel - Bed & Breakfast £170 £170 £170
Premier Inn - Room Only   £170 £170
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!


Tents & Tourers Sandford Holiday Park
Suitable for
Per Person
4 in unit
Per Person
5 in unit
Per Person
6 in unit

Serviced Electric Hook Up Pitch

Tents, Touring Caravans,
Motor Homes

£75 £75 £75
Please note all accommodation is based on a minimum 4 persons.
Prices include pitch hire, wristbands for entry to facilities and presentation night.
All pitches have a grass awning space.  Please note you cannot sleep under awnings.  Awnings and pup tents can be hired at £15 each per awning or pup tent.

We would require the below information for a touring booking:

  • Amount of people per pitch
  • Vehicle Registration number (automatic barrier recognises registrations) - 1 vehicle per pitch.
  • If you are bringing an awning, or pup tent.

Under Occupancy Surcharges - Holiday Parks

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 - £90.00 per empty bed in 4 berth units
Persons Sharing a 4 Berth Empty Beds Supplement
3 Persons 1 Empty Bed £90 per unit
2 Persons 2 Empty Beds £180 per unit
No supplementary charge for 5 persons occupying a 6 berth unit, or 7 persons occupying an 8 berth unit.


Tournament info: 


U8 - 5v5Bournemouth Football Tours
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12 - 9v9
U13, U14 - 11v11

U11 - 7v7
U12, U13, U14, U15 - 9v9

Tournament Registration Fees

The following registration fees are payable boys or girls PER TEAM.

  • 11v11 - £205
  • 9v9 - £159
  • 7v7 - £150
  • 5v5 - £145

Since its launch in 1994, The Bournemouth Classic has earned a reputation as one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the country. Its popularity has grown to such an extent that it is now by far our most sought after resort with demand outstripping supply every year. In the last few years some of the biggest names in football have attended the Bournemouth Classic including ex Arsenal & England Captain Tony Adams, England U21 Manager Stuart Pearce and Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp.

The football venue really does justify the esteemed standing of this tournament. The football is played at the acclaimed Bournemouth Sports Club on a 65 acre site, which provides 14 football pitches. This very professional set up provides a wide range of grassed areas for a warm up before the match plus an excellent clubhouse with facilities and various food outlets available for refreshments. The pitches are renowned as the best in the area and are used by Bournemouth FC as their training ground.

In the last few years the tournament has had an international flavour with entries from Norway & the USA.  We are confident the Bournemouth Classic will go from strength to strength and look forward to an even better 2021.

If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates chart below.




Qualifying Date




born after Sept 13




born after Sept 12




born after Sept 11




born after Sept 10




born after Sept 09




born after Sept 08




born after Sept 07




born after Sept 10




born after Sept 08




born after Sept 06


Every member of your party booked with R&T Tours will be allocated an R&T wristband. Please be aware that persons without an R&T wristband will not be able to participate in the football tournament or attend the presentation ceremony. Wristbands cannot be purchased separately.


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 score centre approximately 7 days prior to the start of the tournament. It is extremely important to check this information beforehand.


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 medics.

Pets at our events

We do not accept dogs at any of our UK tournaments.


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