Camber Classic, East Sussex U7 to U16 Teams, U10 to U17 Girls

Welcome Back to The south East Classic Camber 2023

MAYDAY bank holiday & Spring Bank holiday WEEKEND

Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May 2023
Friday 26th May - Monday 29th May 2023

Age Groups

U7 to U16 Youth
U10 to U17 Girls

Following on from the success of our May Day event the South East Classic we are proud to relaunch as The Camber Classic with our exciting event based at the excellent Marsh Academy venue, with our teams staying at Pontins Resort, Camber Sands.

Our experienced team of tournament organisers ensures an excellent programme for all the teams involved - we understand football!  

The tournament is held at the excellent Marsh Academy complex and New Romney FC, which provides ten beautiful grass pitches. Both venues are adjoining and boast excellent playing surfaces.

Tour Highlights

  • Fantastic football facilities at Marsh Academy
  • Tournament venue only 10 minutes from the park
  • Great range of facilities & entertainment for the whole family
  • Close to Sandy Beaches

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!


Where you'll stay ...

Accommodation is based at the exciting Pontins Holiday Park, now owned by the Britannia hotel group. Pontins is a value for money park that has in the last couple of years received a lot of investment with a host of improvements to the accommodation and leisure facilities. There are a range of activities and exciting evening entertainment including a heated indoor pool, snooker, crazy golf, go-karts, trampolining and an outdoor adventure playground.  At night enjoy music and entertainment from visiting cabaret acts. Pontins provides the ideal location for hosting one of the country’s leading tournaments.

A hidden oasis with a Blue Flag beach, lovely sea breezes, and lots and lots to do for all the family!

Camber Sands can offer a unique combination of miles and miles of unspoilt sand dunes with loads to do in the day as well as the evening.
Away from the beach the beautiful old Port Town of Rye deserves exploring, along with the old smugglers hideouts dotted along the coast and of course the iconic white cliffs – the traditional greeting for anyone sailing back to England.

Pontins Camber Sands offers a choice of 2 types of apartment - Club Apartments for that little extra comfort, or Standard Apartments which offer you comfortable accommodation at an outstanding price. Both types of accommodation include a fitted kitchen, private bathroom, lounge with TV.  All Club or Standard Apartments have either 1 or 2 bedrooms, so they can sleep up to 4 or 6 people (using the pull out bed in the lounge).


golden beaches

You'll have your pick of beautiful blue flag beaches with of course the famous sand dunes of Camber Sands, or other lovely spots at Dymchurch and Greatstone amongst others.

Camber Castle

Camber Castle is situated between the town of Rye and the coastline and dates back to the Tudors, as Henry VIII used the castle as one of his device forts. The castle has undergone restoration and conservation works to maintain its glorious image, and stands bold in its surroundings, making it a magnificent attraction to explore, discover and admire.

Rye Heritage Centre

The Rye Heritage Centre and Information Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town bringing together the story of Rye set within the famous Rye Town Model sound and light show. Historic and Ghost Audio Walking Tours are available for hire, with guided ghost tours available on selected dates during the winter months.

Drusilla’s ParK

Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic, unforgettable day out. Get ready to go wild as you come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals, explore the large adventure play areas and take a spin on the roar-some children’s rides; including the African-themed attraction, Go Safari!

Dates and prices per person: 
The Camber Classic 2023 - Self Catering in Chalets at Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park - Price per Person
May Day Weekend
Fri 28th April - Mon 1st May 2023
Nights Sleeping
6 persons
4 Persons
Half Board Upgrade Supplement
Age 13 and over
3 Nights
Half Board Upgrade Supplement
Child Age 3 to 12
3 Nights
Standard Apartments* 3 £112 £ 134 £48 £27
Club Apartments 3 £121 £145 £48 £27
Spring Bank Weekend
Fri 26th May - Mon 29th May 2023
Standard Apartments* 3 £112 £134 £48 £27
Club Apartments 3 £121 £145 £48 £27
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person

Special Offer

Book before 14th October 2022 and receive one free place for every 25 persons.

Supplementary charge payable - £60.00 per empty bed in 4 berth units
Persons Sharing a 4 Berth Empty Beds Supplement
3 Persons 1 Empty Bed £60 per unit
2 Persons 2 Empty Beds £120 per unit
No supplementary charge for 5 persons occupying a 6 berth unit.

*Electricity is metered in Standard apartments.  R&T Wristbands will be required for entry into the football presentation for all guests.
Please note:  Bedlinen is NOT provided at Pontins - please bring your own bedlinen/sleeping bags or you can hire from Pontins as follows:

Linen Hire - Pre Purchased direct from Pontins and paid before arrival
1 Bedroom Apartment for 4 persons - 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds - £18 per apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment for 6 persons - 1 Double Bed and 4 Single Beds - £28 per apartment
Any extra double bedlinen sets - an additional £8 per set
Any additional single bedlinen sets - an additional £5 per set

Linen Hire paid for on arrival
Double set - £20
Single set - £10

Please note that it is not possible to purchase bedlinen sets from R&T Tours - you must contact Pontins direct.

Tournament info: 


May Day Weekend - Saturday & Sunday 30th April & 1st May 2022


The Camber Classic is run by our team of experienced football tournament directors - guaranteeing the professional organisation of the tournament.  Referees are all certified and operate under the rules of The English FA.


The Camber Classic takes place at the excellent Marsh Academy in New Romney.
The grounds feature 10 grass pitches, various other facilities (changing rooms, parking, first aid), and refreshments and snacks. During tournament days, there is a tournament organisers marquee, where team leaders can go for information, plus of course first aid facilities.


U7, U8 Teams - 5v5
U9, U10 Teams & U10G - 7v7
U11, U12 Teams, U11G, U12G - 9v9
U13 to U16 Teams, U13G to U17G- 11v11



U7 - 5v5
Bournemouth Football ToursU8 - 5v5
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12 - 9v9
U13, U14, U15, U16 - 11v11


U10G - 7v7
U11G, U12G - 9v9
U13G, U14G, U15G, U16G, U17G - 11v11


The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM for both events.

  • U15 and above - £235
  • 11v11 - £205
  • 9v9 - £159
  • 7v7 - £150
  • 5v5 - £145

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




Qualifying Date 

U7 Teams 5v5 born after Sept 15




born after Sept 14




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

U16 Teams 11v11 born after Sept 06
U10 Girls 7v7 born after Sept 12
U11 Girls 9v9 born after Sept 11
U12 Girls 9v9 born after Sept 10
U13 Girls 9v9 born after Sept 09
U14 Girls 11v11 born after Sept 08
U15 Girls 11v11 born after Sept 07
U16 Girls 11v11 born after Sept 06
U17 Girls 11v11 born after Sept 05


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.


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

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