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Blackpool May Day Cup

04 - 05 May 2024
, Blackpool
The magic of international football
International youth football tournament Blackpool in England: Blackpool May Day Cup
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Participating countries: 
Netherlands Poland England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland Ireland

Looking for an exciting international competition at a top tourist location? Then you must go to Spring Bank in Blackpool. The first edition of the Blackpool May Day Cup, in 2019, offered a fine mix of nationalities, with teams from all over the UK and Ireland, and a number of countries from the continent. What more could a football fan possibly ask for? The competition takes place at the brand new Blackpool  Enterprise zone- a top sports location with countless sports facilities, including beautiful, sleek football pitches. And the other attractions in Blackpool are the sweet icing on the cake!

Age Categories: 
G11, G13, G15, G17, U07, U08, U09, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16
Sir Tom Finney FC
First edition: 
Afternoon /
Arrival: check-in with welcome address and information from our on-site employees.

You will be informed in person about your stay and the tournament. 

Evening /
Free time.

See tourist information for some great tips. 

Morning /
Start of the match programme.

The tournament will be held at the brand new Blackpool Enterprise zone with 12 sleek grass pitches. The matches will be officiated by referees from the LFA and SYFA.

Evening /
Free programme

See tourist options for some great tips

Daytime /
Continuation of the match programme.

Qualification matches and finals followed by prize-giving ceremony at the sports parks.

Afternoon /
UEFA Respect ceremony: every participant receives a medal on the podium.
Evening /
Free time. See tourist information for some great tips.
Morning /

The Blackpool May Day Cup is organised by the Sir Tom Finney FC. This club is a grassroots club offering children and adults of all social backgrounds the opportunity to play football in a competitive environment. Sir Tom Finney FC has 14 youth,  2 senior, 2 ladies and a disabled team in competition.

The Blackpool Cup May Day is played at the beautiful sports parks within the brand NEW state of the art purpose built Blackpool Enterprise Zone. Blackpool Enterprise Zone is on the edge of Blackpool and has 12 pitches and numerous kiosks selling snacks.

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Blackpool: "never a dull moment"

Even if Blackpool (140,000 inhabitants) is not the entertainment capital of Europe, it certainly is of the UK. The Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Water Park, Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool Tower, The Big One, Sea Life World, South Pier – the town boasts an endless list of theme parks and entertainment. Not mention countless theatres, café-bars, pubs and restaurants and the renowned Hounds Hill Shopping Centre. In short, Blackpool is bustling with activity and entertainment. You’ll never find time to do it all!

Old Trafford

50 kilometres away from Blackpool is Old Trafford football stadium, home to Manchester United. Whether you're a fan or not, true football fans won't want to miss this stadium. There are daily tours, except on match days. Good to know: Old Trafford has its own train and metro stop. Click here for more information about a stadium tour.

Pleasure Beach & Sandcastle Waterpark

Pleasure Beach on the Ocean Boulevard in Blackpool is a gigantic ‘amazement park’ with no less than 145 attractions, including 12 rollercoasters. One of the rollercoasters is the biggest and fastest in England. So can you get in? Tournament participants get a discount on the price of entry to Pleasure Beach. 

Sandcastle Waterpark is the largest indoor waterpark in England. This tropical pool paradise boasts several swimming pools, a wave pool and thrilling water slides like the Masterblaster and Thunderfalls Waterslide. 

Norbreck Castle Hotel

The Norbreck Castle Hotel is located right on sea front  in the North Shore area, 3-4 miles from the bustling centre of the Blackpool. The hotel offers basic rooms, but a great choice for football teams and a perfect place for a festive and exciting weekend. Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach are 15-20 tram minutes away. Hop on the tram right in front of the door. In addition, there is entertainment every night and an indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, various restaurants, café bars and a cinema are available for guests.

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Premier Inn Blackpool Hotels

Euro-Sportring has reserved a number of three- star Premier Inn hotels in Blackpool within a reach of 4 miles from the famous landmark Pleasure Beach. The family-friendly hotels are a great base for getting the most out of Blackpool short breaks. Each hotel features stylish, modern and bright rooms, and have excellent facilities including a café-bar, restaurant in or right next-door to the hotel, and a lobby.

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Prices mentioned are 'from' prices and are subject to availability. All information in this pricelist is based on the prices and taxes that are known on 1 July each year. Euro-Sportring reserves the right to change prices if costs and/or taxes increase in the intervening period. No rights can be derived from these prices. In addition to the cost of participation per person, an administration fee of € 150 / £140 per team will be charged.