08 Jul Top Tournaments Overview
Here at the DB Sports Tours blog we often review some of our sports tours and team trips that we facilitate throughout the year, while news from our player agency side of the business often arises too. It’s an increasingly fast paced business and inevitably it can be tough keeping up to date with all of our new ventures.
Today we will get a chance to look at an overview of all our prime team trips coming up in the next year or so. These team tours are broad and diverse. They cater for boys and girls of all ages, they take place all across Ireland and indeed throughout Europe.
Such a wide-ranging of sports trips and team tours provides our customers with one of our key messages often worth repeating; a ‘total football experience’. With these diverse options and settings we believe the kids will have a chance to experience football in new and unique settings and platforms, something often cited as a key experience in young footballers development.
Cork Coerver Cup
Given we remain it’s heart an Irish company looking to help develop Irish footballers it felt apt we begin with the Cork Coerver Cup, otherwise referred to as the Trabolgan Cork Cup. Situation – of course – in Cork, the tournament will next take place from April 21-23 next year, on the grounds of the Irish vacation destination Trabolgan Holiday Village.
The team trip caters for boys teams for age groups under-9, under-10, under-11 and under-12. Over the course of the weekend each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four matches, with each game being played in the usual seven-a-side rules. For more information on the Cork Coerver Cup you can click here.
Manchester Easter Cup
Next up we have the Manchester Easter Cup, one of our most popular and long-standing competitions which we help facilitate. The Manchester Cup takes place at the Platt Lane Sports Complex – at the grounds of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
The competition takes place each Easter break, with the next iteration of the competition set to take place from March 14 – 17 next year. The competition is vast, catering for boys in nine different age groups. For age groups under-8, under-9 and under-10 they will play 6-a-side matches, while age groups under-11 to under-16 will play 11-a-side. For more information on the Manchester Easter Cup and other amenities available for this package you can click here.
Mare Nostrum Easter Cup
Thirdly we have the Mare Nostrum Easter Cup, our first team trip based outside of Ireland and the UK. The Mare Nostrum Cup takes place over the Easter Break every year in Spain. The competition takes place at the Futbol Salou Sports Complex, while accommodation is set at the picturesque Cambrils Park and Resort.
Over 200 teams will be involved in the competition with over 300 matches played over the four days of football. Teams will fly out to Spain on March 13 with football played throughout the following four days, while teams will subsequently leave on March 17. Catering for both boys and girls the Mare Nostrum Easter Cup looks to be a diverse and inclusive tournament, providing the platform for many young footballers kick on in their development.
Girls will be able to play in one age group (under-19 – 11-a-side), while there will be 12 age groups for boys. Age groups under-8 to under-12 will be 7-a-side, while age groups under-14 to under-19 will be 11-a-side. For more information on the Mare Nostrum Easter Cup you can click here.
Salou Easter Cup
Another Easter Cup, and another set in Spain. The Salou Easter Cup is an international youth football tournament for both boys and girls, which is held in the beautiful south of Barcelona. The next iteration of the tournament will take place in July from the 24th to the 31st.
Catering for both boys and girls the tournament provides two days of football, as well as the option to go the Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium and a visit to the amazing PortAventura theme park. This is a 7-a-side tournament for all age groups (boys under-10 to under-16 and girls under-10 to under-14). These small sided games are great for perfecting first touch of players, something utilised by the likes of the aforementioned FC Barcelona.
This trip has proved a great success in the past and if you are interested in learning more about this sports tour you can check out its information page here.
Dutch Easter Open
Here is another tournament and out first outside of Ireland, the UK or Spain. The Easter Open, held in Brabant and Limburg, is a tournament that promises high level competition and all of the benefits the Netherland’s have to offer. The Dutch Easter Open is held annually, and the next iteration will take place from March 14 – 17.
Notably, in 2015 480 teams from 15 different countries participated; making it one of the most international tournaments offered for youth players. Like a lot of the tournaments we provide the Dutch Easter Open is available for both boys and girls for a number of age groups.
Girls can play at either under-13 (7-a-side) or under-15 (11-a-side), while boys can play at under-9 to under-11 (either 7-a-side or 9-a-side), and under-12 and under-13 (9-a-side or 11-a-side), and finally under-14 to under-19 (11-a-side). For more information on this all encompassing tournament check out it information page here.
Dutch Youth Cup
We’ve gone double Dutch, with our second competition based in the flat lands of Holland, with the Dutch Youth Cup. The Dutch Youth Cup takes place across three different areas: Rotterdam, Capelle, and Nieuwerkerk. The dates for the next Dutch Cup are May 27 – 28.
This tournament ensures that your team has the ultimate football experience with top quality organization, facilities, professional KNVB referees and an all round competitive experience against top teams from all around the globe, available for both pro and amateur teams.
The tournament, which caters for boys for under-9 to under-11 (7-a-side), and 12 to under-17 (11-a-side) hopes to bring some Dutch flair to the players’ burgeoning talents. For more information on the Dutch Youth Cup check out this page.
And now we’re on to Belgium for the Hageland Cup. This is a new tournament and one of increasing interest, no doubt in part due to the rise of Belgian football on the world scene. The next iteration of the tournament will take place incidentally on the same time as the Dutch Youth Cup – May 27 – 28.
The Hageland Cup is situated at a number of locations in Belgium. On Saturday each team will play three or four games in its group. These games will be played at the same location. On Sunday meanwhile, each team plays three or four games for a certain place, depending on the results from Saturday. These games will also be played at the same location. The location on Sunday can be different from the one on Saturday.
For more information on the Hageland Cup is has an easily accessible website which can be viewed here.