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Duke's Trophy

10 - 11 June 2017
, Schijndel
Home from home in Schijndel
International youth football tournament in Schijndel, the Netherlands: Duke’s Trophy
Participating countries: 
Belgium France Germany Netherlands England

The Duke's Trophy was first organised in 1984 in the Brabant town of Schijndel, and has since become a big deal by staying small. A cosy tournament in a cosy village, so to speak. Year in, year out, guests are welcomed with open arms and the volunteers from SV Avanti'31 give this annual event their absolute all. The match location of the Duke's Trophy is a wonderful sports location with 5 pitches, a large club house and an incredible swimming pool nearby for a celebratory victory dive.

Age Categories: 
U11, U13, U15, U17, U19
Organiser: 
Sv Avanti '31
Teams: 
50
First edition: 
1984
Friday
Afternoon /
Arrival: welcome and information in Schijndel.
Evening /
Open house at SV Avanti '31.
Saturday
Morning /
Festive opening ceremony by the mayor of Schijndel.
Afternoon /
Start of the match programme.
Evening /
Disco swimming for all participants in the nearby De Molen Hey swimming pool.
Sunday
Daytime /
Placing matches followed by the ceremonial prize-giving. UEFA respect ceremony.
Evening /
Free time or departure.
Monday
Morning
Departure.

The Duke's Trophy is organised by SV Avanti '31. This club was founded in 1931 and has around 750 members, 300 of which are youth teams. Almost all members are involved in the Duke's Trophy tournament.

The Duke's Trophy is played at De Molenheide sports park, which belongs to Avanti '31, on the outskirts of Schijndel, 2 kilometres from the centre. The sports park is part of a recreational zone with 5 football pitches and a covered swimming pool. It also has a pleasant club house with a canteen and separate building for changing rooms.

Schijndel

The town of Schijndel is located in North Brabant in the shadow of 's-Hertogenbosch. Once a year, this quiet spot in the countryside becomes altogether louder thanks to Paaspop music festival and the thousands of visitors it receives. And for those who want even more culture, a trip to 's-Hertogenbosch is definitely worth it. After all, it is just another 10 kilometres down the road.

Den Bosch

In 's-Hertogenbosch, also known as Den Bosch, there is an incredible array of things to do and experience. For real culture vultures there are museums, boat trips and town tours. Shop-a-holics can really let loose in the various shopping streets, and there are also many cosy restaurants and bars. Don't forget to try the local speciality, the Bossche bol, a large cream profiterole in a chocolate shell.

Activities

De Molen Hey Swimming Pool:

Participants can swim for free in the evenings at the De Molen Hey swimming pool. The swimming pool has various pools and a 23 metre long water slide. The pool is situated right next to De Molenheide sports park.