Super Cup Northern Ireland
SuperCup NI, formerly called the Northern Ireland Youth Soccer Tournament and the Milk Cup, is an international youth football tournament held annually in Northern Ireland. The cup matches are mainly played in the North Coast area of Northern Ireland, with matches taking place in the towns of Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock, Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballymena and Broughshane.
The now SuperCup NI tournament began in 1983 with sixteen teams participating at an Under 16 (Premier) level. Motherwell F.C. from Scotland were the first winners. The competition was extended in 1985 when an extra age group, the Under 14 (Junior) section was introduced and again the first champions were Scottish Premier League giants Rangers F.C.
The competition at both levels has grown in size and stature over the years, with teams increasingly travelling from all continents to compete. The Under 19 (Elite) section was introduced in 1995 with the Welsh finishing the tournament as winners.