Blackpool Cup

Blackpool Cup

International youth football tournament Blackpool, England

Euro-Sportring has been active in England since the 1960s. Back then it was friendlies, now the jewel in the crown is the Blackpool Cup. The Blackpool Cup has been a real top event in England since 1994. Year in, year out, teams from England, Wales, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the continent register to play. The teams come to enjoy the international competition on the pitch and the many attractions of the popular resort of Blackpool. The organisers not only guarantee a good tournament but also provide discounts for the Pleasure Beach amusement park, the resort’s biggest attraction. And of course, with Manchester and Liverpool down the road, a visit to Old Trafford or Anfield is really a must.

Fleetwood Gym FC

The Blackpool Cup is a joint project of Fleetwood Gym FC and Euro-Sportring. After the check-in immediately upon arrival in Blackpool, there will be an information meeting for team leaders Friday evening. There will be a Euro-Sportring information desk at the sports park during the tournament. The Blackpool Cup

also has its own website with, among others, results, competition schedule and practical information.


Taking part in the Blackpool Cup stands for sport and a whole lot of fun. Not only is Blackpool fab, the sports accommodation is truly unique: the matches are played in the park of the renowned Rosall School with 10 perfect grass pitches very near the beach, a few kilometres from Blackpool. Thanks to the classic entourage, the park offers the special atmosphere of a British event. Other facilities: two sports halls with changing rooms, a tournament secretariat and several stalls with drinks/snacks.

The program of the international tournament:

Friday: Arrival and check-in

Team leader briefing

Saturday: Tournament - group matches

Free to choose afternoon/evening programme. Suggestion; visit Blackpool Waterworld or Pleasure Beach

Sunday: Tournament - group matches and intermediates

Free to choose afternoon/evening programme. Suggestion; visit Blackpool Waterworld or Pleasure Beach

Monday: Finals followed by prize-giving ceremony

Departure (depending on the arrangement booked) or free to choose afternoon programme: Suggestion; visit Blackpool Waterworld or Pleasure Beach

NOTE: Shuttle bus transportation is available: see below The order of play of the finals can be altered to take into account outgoing flight and ferry times only

Participating countries; Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland.


As well as participation at the international youth football tournament, Euro-Sportring also arranges the accommodation for the participants. The map provides an overview of the tournament location(s) and the accommodation options in the region.

Touristic information


There are lots of good reasons why millions of people visit Blackpool every year. The popular bathing resort offers numerous attractions. The best known are Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach on the Promenade. Blackpool Tower was built shortly after the Eifel Tower, its famous brother in Paris, around 1900. The gates of Pleasure Beach opened in the mid-1930s and the park has been extended ever since. Pleasure Beach currently offers 40 attractions including 12 roller coasters – from the pleasant wooden (!) Wild Mouse to the Infusion, a one mile (1.6 kilometres) thriller. The organisation will arrange Pleasure Beach discount tickets for participants!

Old Trafford

The fabulous football stadium Old Trafford is the home ground of Manchester United. It is located in Manchester at 60 kilometres south-west of Blackpool. There are daily tours except on match days. Old Trafford has its own train and metro station. As a football fan, you will not want to miss this! 

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach on the Ocean Boulevard in Blackpool is a gigantic amusement park with no less than 145 attractions, including the largest and fastest roller coasters in the world. Who takes on the challenge? The organisation will arrange Pleasure Beach discount tickets for participants! 

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark is the fantastic, tropical indoor swimming paradise of Blackpool. Amid the palm trees and exotic plants you will find swimming pools, a wave pool, white knuckle water slides, such as the masterblaster and thunderfalls waterslide. Need a bite to eat or something to drink? That is possible in one of the pubs or cafes. 

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