18 Feb Easter Cup 2016 Announcement
DB Sports Tours are excited to announce the details for the upcoming Manchester Easter Cup, to be held over two days (Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March) later this year. Britain’s number one ‘Easter soccer festival’ looks to bring together the very elite of youth football every year, and we hope your team take part this March.
The venue for this team tour is the Platt Lane Sports Complex, located on-site at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The facilities align their illustrious history, with elite level pitches, a fully-equipped gym and more.
This team trip is split into two categories: six-a-side, and 11-a-side. The six-a-side section will consist of teams playing in under-8, under-9, and under-10 age groups. The 11-a-side section will consist of teams playing in under-11, under-12, under-13, under-14, under-15, and under-16 age groups.
Their will be a North Tipperary select team in the under-13 category and an Athlone select team in the under-14 category in this tournament. Notably, both sides will take on the likes of Rochdale United in their respective age groups. The North Tipperary side will also face San Jose Earthquakes.
The Platt Lane Sports Complex was until recently the home of Manchester City’s Football Club Youth Academy. Located just 1.5 miles from Manchester city centre, with excellent links to the motorway and ample car parking.
There are a total of 6 football fields, including a state of the art DESSO pitch as used by Manchester City First Team and Under 21’s team. A full size grass pitch, a full size 3G Astro pitch, 2 Indoor Astro pitches and a small outdoor Astro pitch from the campus.
This package for this team tour is essentially is a three-day trip, which promises a 3* hotel (or better, upon request), with half-board, a four-day luxury coach, the tournaments entry fee and fully comprehensive travel insurance.
As ever, we promise optional extras for your sports tour, which include the following: a trip to Alton Towers, Old Trafford Stadium tour, Etihad Stadium tour, upgrade to four or five star accommodation, and an extended stay.
Last year a select team from the North Dublin Schoolboy League (NDSL) lead the way at the Manchester Easter Cup. The NDSL B selection won the Under-11 Cup trophy, while St Kevin’s Boys were runners-up in the Shield competition.
The NDSL players were rewarded further for their impressive weekend of action later on Sunday when they met the Manchester City players upon their return from Premier League action at Liverpool.
Following last years tournament Mitchell Whitty of the NDSL Academy spoke enthusiastically of the experience for the boys: “The organization for this whole tournament has been excellent. The kids really enjoyed taking part and we would love to participate in more tournaments in the future. I have no complaints from my experience.”
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