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The Torquay Festival of Football

VE Day May Bank Holiday Weekend
Thurs 7th - Sun 10th May 2020

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 22nd - Mon 25th May 2020

The Torquay Festival of football, formally known as The Devon Soccer Challenge has developed an enviable reputation as one of the most organised and successful football tournaments in the UK. The success of the tournament is based on the excellent network of tournament organisers who have helped coordinate the event for a number of years. Much research has gone into finding the right football venue to stage the tournament.

And with this years NEW Bank Holiday date to mark VE day - Friday is a play day - you can make the most of the break and arrive on Thursday afternoon*!

We are happy to work together with the highly regarded Devon FA - giving you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits an R&T tournament has to offer but with the added advantage of two major organisers joining forces to make this event one to remember.

The Devon Football Association Centre and Decoy Park provides an excellent venue for this tournament. In the last few years the tournament has welcomed some legends of the game including former Liverpool and England star John Barnes, Tottenham and Argentina World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa and Liverpool and England star Ray Clemence who have all been guests at the prestigious presentation evening.

The accommodation at Devon Valley Holiday Park and Barton Hall are just a  short car journey from Torquay. Overlooking the beautiful Devon coast - it’s a very desirable spot for your football tour.  Torquay’s stunning harbour has a fantastic selection of restaurants and pubs only.  Known for beaches such as Babbacombe and cliffside Oddicombe, its coastline is nicknamed the English Riviera.  Torquay Harbour near the town centre offers shops, cafes and a marina. When not playing football why not visit Splashdown, Britain’s largest outdoor waterpark or take your team on a magical day out at Crealy Adventure park or Go Ape-the multi-award winning tree-top forest adventure park. Whatever you decide to do, you are guaranteed to enjoy the tour of a lifetime.

*Applies to VE Day bank holiday only - 7th - 10th May

Tour Highlights

  • One of the UK's most beautiful coastal resorts
  • Football played at the Devon FA Centre and Decoy Park
  • Stunning coastal views and beaches nearby
  • Fantastic tournament venues
  • Large tournament, teams from all over the UK take part

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!

Accommodation: 

Devon Valley holidays offer a great standard of accommodation ranging from great value caravans to well appointed chalets. Devon Valley Holiday Park offers  a choice of Standard, Superior and Premium accommodation that caters for everyone’s needs.  All units come equipped with heaters in all bedrooms and lounge plus:

  • Fitted kitchen
  • Bathroom  (some standard units have bath only)
  • Colour TV
  • Microwave & fridge
  • Kettle & toaster

DEVON VALLEY HOLIDAY PARK

Devon Valley boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, all weather Multi-Sports Court, including 5-a-side Football and Basketball, a new Adventure Playground with the Jolly Cosmos Pirate Ship, under 5's soft play area.. There is an excellent range of facilities on the park and a nightly live programme.

Facilities and Attractions on site include:

  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • The Boat House Restaurant and Pub
  • Breakers Club
  • Pool Room
  • Launderette
  • Grocery Store

Stunning views out across the estuary and Dartmoor beyond, makes Torquay and Devon Valley the perfect destination for outstanding, fun filled, and relaxing Devon holidays. Only 6 miles from Torquay and 20 minutes drive from the cathedral city of Exeter. If you are looking for a family holiday park in Devon, then look no further, Devon Valley has something for everyone.

BARTON HALL

For the Mayday and Spring Bank Weekend festival we are delighted to have Barton Hall in our accommodation portfolio for 2020. 

At the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by, it’s easy to see why Barton Hall adventure centre is so popular. 

There’s a heated outdoor pool, a water sports lake for a raft-building adventure and many other inspiring activities that will make your football tour a truly memorable experience. Furthermore, all activities, breakfasts and evening meals are included for the duration of your stay.
 

Facilities :

  • Indoor activity zone
  • Lake
  • Abseiling Tower
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Shop

 

Dates and prices per person: 
Devon Valley Holiday Park 4, 6 Berth Chalets - Up to age U12 teams only (No U13 and U14s at Devon Valley)
Tour Date Standard
Bronze Chalets
Standard
Bronze Caravans
Superior
Silver Caravans/Chalets

Premium
Gold Caravans/Chalets

4-6 Berth 4-6 Berth 4-6 Berth 8 Berth 7 Berth 4-6 Berth
May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
Thurs 7th - Sun 10th May 2020
£97 £107 £117 £95 £109 £127
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 22nd - Mon 25th May 2020
£112 £122 £132 £107 £122 £142
 
PGL Barton Hall - Half Board Accommodation (Breakfast and Evening Meal included) Chalets - Price per person - All age groups
  PGL Barton Hall Activity Centre
Chalets - 2, 4, 5 or 6 persons
Half Board (breakfast & evening meal included)
Mayday Weekend
Thurs 7th May - Sun 10th May 2020
£144
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 22nd - Mon 25th May 2020
£144
 

Special Offer
Book before 31st October 2019 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 - Holiday Parks only - £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: 

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.

Age groups

Mayday and Spring Bank:
U7s, U8s - 5-aside
U9s, U10s - 7-aside
U11s, u12s, U13s, U14s - 9- aside

Tournament Registration Fees

The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.

  • 9-a-side £159
  • 7-a-side £150
  • 5-a-side £145

Much research has gone into finding the right football venue to stage the tournament.

The Devon Football Association Centre and Decoy Park provides an excellent venue for this tournament. In the last few years the tournament has welcomed some legends of the game including former Liverpool and England star John Barnes, Tottenham and Argentina World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa and Liverpool and England star Ray Clemence who have all been guests at the prestigious presentation evening.

Age Groups Torquay 2020
Age Group U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14
Born on or after Sept 2012 Sept 2011 Sept 2010 Sept 2009 Sept 2008 Sept 2007 Sept 2006 Sept 2005
Squad Size 5v5 5v5 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9 9v9 9v9

 

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