Great Yarmouth Soccer Challenge, Norfolk U7 to U14 Boys, U11 to U15 Girls

Football Tours at Great Yarmouth - the winning combination of great holiday parks and football venues

Easter School Holiday Friday 9th April - Monday 12th April 2021 
Spring Bank Holiday Friday 28th - Monday 31st May 2021
 

Great Yarmouth is an ideal place for a football tour and has been an irresistible draw for teams from all over the UK. The tournaments success is based on the combination of great holiday parks together with a great football venue.

The Great Yarmouth Easter Soccer Challenge will be held only 3 miles away at the Mill Lane football grounds. The Spring bank tournament will take place at the acclaimed Ormiston Venture Academy. The pitches are rated as some of the best in the area and are the perfect choice for this superb tournament. The presentation evening always provides a spectacular finale to the tournament. Great football legends such as Bryan Robson, Peter Shilton and John Hartson have all been special guests at the event in the last few years.

Teams will be staying at the award winning 5 star Vauxhall Holiday Park or family friendly Summerfields Holiday Park and will enjoy the high standard of accommodation on offer and the host of facilities on the park including a fantastic indoor tropical water world with rapids and waterslides at Vauxhall. When not playing football, take your team to Pleasurewood Hills, the region’s biggest theme park or head down to the famous seaside resort where there’s a resident circus, Sealife centre and lots more attractions in and around the town.

In 2019 the Great Yarmouth Soccer Challenge attracted over 80 boys and girls teams to the tournament making it one of the biggest youth football tournaments of its kind over the Easter period. So hurry book your places now for a football tour to remember.

Tour Highlights

  • Choice of 2 great Parkdean Resorts
  • A superb indoor tropical water world at Vauxhall
  • A range of sports facilities and choice of entertainment
  • Our great tournament venue only 3 miles from the park
  • Pleasurewood Hills theme park nearby

 

It was a superb tournament run by experts, who did all they could for everyone. It has given the children an experience they will always remember, and to finish it off, the presentation night was again expertly done.
Streetly AFC
Accommodation: 

Parkdean ResortsVAUXHALL Holiday Park: East Anglia’s premier holiday park hasset the standard even higher, with a £1.5 million redevelopment including a new restaurant, food takeaways and a fully refurbished arcade. Vauxhall is ideal for families who enjoy a fun packed holiday. There’s something for everyone, even the older kids won’t get bored with so much to choose from.

Facilities and entertainment include:

Indoor tropical water world, shoot the rapids, frolic in the fountains, whiz down the waterslides 
Sports World, where you can join in a programmeof supervised sports at the all-weather multisports arena. Choose fromfootball, tennis, volleyball, cricket, basketball, unihoc
Adventure playground
Amusement arcade
Adventure golf
Kids World
Indoor games centre
Indoor soft play area
Highway 66 mini bowling
The Reedcutters Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Parkdean ResortsSUMMERFIELDS Holiday Park: Fancy a football tour on the doorstep of a beautiful sandy beach and the sizzling entertainment of Great Yarmouth? Then look no further than Parkdean Resort’s newest holiday park, Summerfields. The park has excellent facilities that will keep the whole family entertained. The children will love the glass-fronted indoor pool, while you are sure to enjoy the spa and sauna facilities. There are plenty of other activities to explore, including crazy golf, amusement arcades and an outdoor play area.

Dates and prices per person: 
Vauxhall Holiday Park  4, 6 Berth Standard & 4, 6, 7 Berth Superior Caravans & Chalets
  Standard Caravans & Chalets Superior Caravans & Chalets Premium Caravans & Chalets
Sleeping 4* to  6 Sleeping 4* to 6 Sleeping 8 Sleeping 7 Sleeping 4* to 6
Easter Holidays
Fri 9th - Mon 12th April 2021
£113 £122 £97 £111 £129
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 28th - Mon 31st May 2021
 
£143 £153 £121 £138 £161
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.
NB:  All age groups U7 to U14 may stay at Vauxhall at Easter.  For the Spring Bank event, U7 to U12 are accommodated at Vauxhall - no U13s.
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!
Summerfields Holiday Park  4, 6, or 7 Berth Standard caravans, chalets or maisonettes & Superior Chalets, apartments, bungalows or maisonettes.
  Standard
Bronze Caravan, Chalet or Maisonette
Superior
Silver Chalet, Apartment, Bungalow or Maisonette
Sleeping 7 Sleeping 4* or 6 Sleeping 7 Sleeping 4* or 6
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 28th -
Mon 31st May 2021
 
£110 £128 £115 £134

* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.

All age groups may book accommodation at Summerfields - U7s to U14s.
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!

Special Offers:
Book before  31st October 2020 and receive one free place for every 25 persons.
Full deposits required to qualify for offers.

Under Occupancy Surcharges

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: 

 

Easter:

Boys
U7, U8 - 5v5Great Yarmouth Football Tour details
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12 - 9v9
U13, U14 - 11v11

Girls
U11 - 7v7
U13, U15 - 9v9

Spring Bank Holiday:

Boys
U7, U8 - 5v5
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12, U13, U14  - 9v9

Tournament Registration Fees

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

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

The Great Yarmouth Soccer Challenge is to be held at the nearby Mill Lane soccer grounds (3 miles away from the holiday park).

These football venues proved excellent pitches and a wide range of facilities for players and spectators. The presentation evening always provides a spectacular final to the tournament. Great football legends such as Bryan Robson, Ray Parlour and Phil Thompson have all been special guests at the event in the last few years.

Although the Great Yarmouth Soccer Challenge provides plenty of football, there will still be time to discover the many attractions that Great Yarmouth has to offer. Take your team to Pleasurewood Hills, the regions biggest theme park or head down to the famous seaside resort where there’s a resident circus, Sealife Centre and dozens more attractions in and around the town.

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

Age

Gender

Players

Qualifying Date

U7

Boys

5v5

born after Sept 13

U8

Boys

5v5

born after Sept 12

U9

Boys

7v7

born after Sept 11

U10

Boys

7v7

born after Sept 10

U11

Boys

9v9

born after Sept 09

U12

Boys

9v9

born after Sept 08

U13

Boys

11v11 Easter
9v9 Spring Bank

born after Sept 07

U14

Boys

11v11 Easter
9v9 Spring Bank

born after Sept 06

U11

Girls

7v7

born after Sept 09

U13

Girls

9v9

born after Sept 07

U15

Girls

9v9

born after Sept 05

WRISTBANDS

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.

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 score centre www.rtscores.co.uk approximately 7 days prior to the start of the tournament. 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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