Manchester easter cup tournament

The Manchester Easter Cup or the MEC, caters for all age groups over 1 or 2 day events. The venue of choice would be the former Manchester City academy Platt Lane. The tournament is one of the highlights of the NorthWest region which for some people would be considered the capital of soccer with both treble winning teams Manchester United and Manchester City located close by.

Manchester easter cup tournament

The tournament welcomes teams from around the world; previous editions have seen teams from Ireland, England, Trinidad, Canada, USA, Australia and South Africa. Over 80 teams compete each year.

Tournament Information


March 30th to March 31st 2024

Age Categories

All ages from Under 7s to Under 16s

  • Under 7s to 10s is a 1 day event (Saturday)
  • Under 11s to Under 16s is a 2 day event


All ages from Under 7s to Under 10s

  • Only 1 Day event (Saturday)


Guaranteed Min 4 matches per team (3 group and 1 knockout)

Previous Teams

Rochdale FC, Bury FC, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Dungannon Swifts, Sale United, Cabinteely Boys, Toronto FC & more

What's Included


Youth Hostels, & 3*** or 4**** hotels in Manchester


Breakfast at the accommodation


All ground Transportation included, from Airport/Port & Tournament transfers

Other Experience

Optional: EPL/Championship Match Tickets, Training with Academy Coaches & Stadium Tours


Get In Touch


" We are a 2008 boys football team from the USA and went on a 1 week Thanksgiving England tour with DB Sports November 2019. We had 33 people in our group including 10 little football players. Thanks to Darren and his team, the tour was a mayor hit and extremely well planned from start to finish. Everybody had a really fantastic time and we were able to create priceless memories for eternity. Darren and his team were very attentive and accessible prior and during our trip and took care of every single detail. We made some changes to our itinerary on the fly and the Darren’s flexibility was much appreciated. 5 star experience for everybody. Highly recommended! "
John Doe