The tournament will begin on Friday Afternoon, U9 teams must sign in by 2:30pm and U10 teams must sign in by 1:00pm. On Sunday there will be a presentation for the winners and runners up of the Cup and Plate competition for both age groups which will finish by 4:00pm for U9 & 1:00pm for U10.
All games and presentations will take place at our purpose built facility in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 9BN. The facility hosts both Grass and Astroturf pitches and there will be touchline viewing areas for parents/ spectators on all pitches.
Teams that have chosen to opt in for our meals package will be asked which meals they require out of the following: Lunch & Dinner Saturday and Lunch Sunday (depending if they have all games in morning may wish to go out with parents/ team in evening elsewhere). We cater for all with vegetarian & halal meals.
12 player maximum squad size
1 x 20 minute period
Minimum 9 games, Maximum 10
The schedule will be released at the same time the group draw is made and teams will play their fixtures in the format of one game on one game rest to ensure teams get enough rest between fixtures and do not play back to back and then have to wait around for hours. This also gives international teams the opportunity to sightsee in the time they have off and not be stuck around the hotel waiting for their next fixture.
For all parents/ interested spectators both in the UK and Internationally who can not make the event we have an app that will be updated after each round of games to keep you updates on results and league tables. We are also hoping to be able to live stream as many games as possible meaning parents at home can still spectate.
Is there food available to purchase on site?
Yes, there will be stalls up for teams/ spectators who do not opt in to our Food package but still wish to eat on site with the other teams, this will include both hot and cold food & drink or alternatively there is a leisure park 2 minute drive/ 15 minute walk away from our venue.
Will there be a spectator fee?
There will be a small £3 fee per day to gain entry or £6 for a weekend pass (all 3 days)
Is there parking available on site?
Yes, we have a small car park that holds roughly 70 cars. Anyone can park in our car park for a fee of £2 per day or there is a free car park the turning before ours (holds roughly 500 cars) which is a 2 minute walk from our facility.
Can extra training sessions/ games be arranged if my team arrives early?
Yes, additional training sessions can be arranged on our Astroturf and friendly fixtures can be arranged at our facility or away at an opposition ground.
Where is the Hotel accommodation situated for teams that book the accommodation package?
All teams who book accommodation through us will be situated at one of our partner hotels situated in stevenage or surrounding towns no more than a 20 minute coach journey away.