Bournemouth, Dorset

The UK's Premier Youth Football Tournament

28 April - 1 May 2017

Bournemouth Football Tournament

The Bournemouth Classic football tournament has become our flagship event. Since its launch in 1994, it has earned a reputation as one of the most prestigious youth football tournaments in the UK, with on avereage 90 teams entering every season for a well run, competitive event.

The all important football is played at Bournemouth Sports Club on a 65 acre site, which provides 14 pitches - renowned as the best in the area and used by Bournemouth FC as their training ground. With superb grounds, changing facilities, on site catering, plus grassed areas for a warm up before the match, we think you'll be impressed by what Bournemouth Sports Club has to offer. Teams return year after year to participate in this prestigious football tournament!

See us in action - watch the Bournemouth Video here

The holiday parks themselves are situated in glorious woodland and have a host of facilities that will appeal to all members of the group including heated indoor pools, restaurants and entertainment, and offering a high level of accommodation and facilities.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • One of the UK's largest tournaments
  • First class football venue
  • Selection of the UK's best Holiday Parks
  • 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
Accommodation: 

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.

ParkdeanSituated in beautiful woodland within easy driving distance of Dorset’s best beach resorts and the magnificent New Forest. Newly refurbished, Sandford Holiday Park has a combination of self catering chalets, caravans and lodges situated around this picturesque family park. Facilities and attractions on site include:

  • 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

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

Dates and prices per person: 
Sandford Holiday Park Standard Caravans/Chalets/Lodges sleeping 4, 6, 8 people
Mayday Weekend
Fri 4th May - Mon 7th May 2018
8 Berth sleeping
8 Persons
8 Berth sleeping
7 Persons
Units sleeping
*4 or 6 persons
Standard Accommodation
Chalets, Caravans
 
£ £ £
Superior Accommodation
Chalets, Caravans
£ £ £
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.
Haven Rockley Holiday Village 4, 6, 8 Berth Deluxe & Prestige Caravans.
May Day
Fri 4th May - Mon 7th May 2018
8 Berth sleeping
8 Persons
8 Berth sleeping
7 Persons
Units sleeping
*4 or 6 persons
Deluxe Caravans     £
Prestige Caravans £ £ £
* 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

Special Offers:
Book before 30th November 2017 and get one free place for every 25 persons booking!
Full deposits required to qualify for offer.

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: 

U7s, U8s - 5 a sideBournemouth Football Tours
U9s, U10s - 7 a side
U11s, U12s - 9 a side
U13s, U14s - 11 a side
Girls - U10s, U12s, U14s - 7 a side

Tournament Registration Fees

The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.

  • All other 11-a-side £205
  • 9-a-side £159
  • 7-a-side £150
  • 5-a-side £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 2015.

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

Age Groups The Bournemouth Classic 2017
Age Group U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14
Born on or after Sept 2009 Sept 2008 Sept 2007 Sept 2006 Sept 2005 Sept 2004 Sept 2003 Sept 2002
Squad Size 5 a side 5 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

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.

Tournament Qualification

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.

Schedules

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 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 medics.

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