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North Sea Trophy

07 - 08 June 2025
, Oostende
A perfect combination
International youth football tournament in Ostend, Belgium: North Sea Trophy
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Participating countries: 
Belgium Denmark France Germany Netherlands

Oostende is known as the ‘Queen of the Belgian coast’. Almost every street ends at the beach. A buzzing boulevard with countless pavement cafés and restaurants, lively shopping streets and a vibrant nightlife make Oostende a popular destination. For anyone who wants to combine all these aspects with an international youth football tournament, Oostende is the place to be.

Age Categories: 
U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17
Organiser: 
VC Vamos Zandvoorde
Teams: 
100
First edition: 
2007
Friday
Afternoon /
Arrival: Check in with welcome address and information from our on-site Euro-Sportring team at De Schorre sports park, the home ground of KV Oostende. You will be informed in person about your stay and the tournament.
Evening /
Free time. See tourist information for some great tips.
Saturday
Daytime /
Start of the match programme. The tournament will be held at a large sports park with more than 20 pitches just a few kilometres from the centre of Oostende and the beach. The matches will be officiated by referees from the KBVB.
Afternoon /
A super social welcome ceremony featuring music and dancing.
Evening /
Free time. See tourist information for some great tips.
Sunday
Daytime /
Continuation of the match programme. Qualification matches and finals followed by prize-giving ceremony.
Afternoon /
UEFA Respect ceremony: every participant receives a medal on the podium.
Evening /
Free time. See tourist information for some great tips.
Monday
Morning /
Departure.

The North Sea Trophy is organised by VC Vamos Zandvoorde. This club was established in 1941 as Union Zandvoorde. The main goal is to offer footballing youth in the Zandvoorde-Oostende region a solid football education and important values such as respect, Motivation and commitment.

The North Sea Trophy is played at the impressive De Schorre sports park in Ostend, a few kilometres from the beach and the city centre. The park has no fewer than 20 pitches, various clubhouses, canteens and a sports hall with a restaurant. Sportpark De Schorre is also the part-time home base of KV Oostende. During the tournament, the venue will host a large tent, terrace, food and drink stalls, bumper balls, bouncy castles and a stage. The event will also include numerous other activities. The sports park is only a stone's throw from the beach and the boulevard on the Belgian coast.

Legend
  • Hostel
  • Hotel
  • School/Sportshall
  • Youth accommodation
Oostende

Oostende (70,000 inhabitants) offers everything you would expect from a seaside town: an expanse of sea, a beautiful beach and a boulevard jam-packed with restaurants, cafés and hotels. In addition, the area behind the boulevard is riddled with shopping streets. In short: Oostende is a seaside town with an urban flair.  De Schorre sports park is a couple of kilometres away from the centre and the boulevard.      

Activities

Oostende Municipal Swimming Pool:

Is it too cold outside, or are you not keen on the salty seawater? Then head to the Oostende municipal swimming pool to cool off.

Fort Napoleon:

At the end of the 18th century, France annexed our provinces. Napoleon feared an English attack on the port of Oostende, so in 1811 he had an imposing fort built in the dunes: Fort Napoleon. It is now a museum, bistro and restaurant - it's really worth a visit.

School Gistel
School/Sportshall

The Sint-Godelievecollege is located on the main street at walking distance from the center of Gistel, a friendly town at eight kilometers from Ostend and sports park de Schorre. The college consists of various wings around a courtyard. In addition to the classrooms, the building houses a large auditorium for breakfast.

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Vakantiecentrum Saint Antoine
Youth accommodation

Saint Antoine holiday resort offers pleasant accommodation for groups in the popular spa town of Koksijde, just 30 minutes’ drive from Ostend. From the outside, the accommodation looks somewhat plain. Guests only have to go around the back, though, to find an incredible sports and recreational area that forms part of a larger park. The accommodation is furnished in a homely style, and the management team is extremely welcoming. No request is too much. Food is prepared in the on-site kitchen. Guests can also go to the swimming pool (*) across the street for a dip.

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Horizon
Youth accommodation

Horizon youth accommodation is located on the edge of the dune, a few hundred metres from the wide sandy beach at Bredene aan Zee. Ostend is 6 kilometres away and can easily be reached with the famous coastal tram (door to door). The accommodation is spacious and located on a 4-hectare estate. So there’s plenty of space for one more game of football!

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Jeugdherberg De Peerdevisser
Youth accommodation

De Peerdevisser Youth Hostel is located in Oostduinkerke, 20 km from Ostend and a 10-minute walk from the beach. The accommodation is located in a quiet residential area with lots of greenery and space to play outside. A playground, with play garden and football cage, is available for the children. The living areas are simple but atmospheric and the whole environment exudes a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

Reception, dining room, bar, drinks machine, recreation room, halls, various playing fields, including: football, volleyball and playground. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers.

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Ibis 2* hotel Ostend Airport
Hotel

You would expect that the Ibis Oostende Airport hotel is located in an environment with a lot of traffic and concrete. The airport is indeed nearby, but the beach is a few minutes' walk away and the popular beach promenade of Middelkerke is 2 kilometers away. At 600 meters is the stop of the beach tram to Ostend. In short, a great location for a nice weekend on the coast. In addition, the hotel is pleasantly furnished – also because of the sunny garden terrace at the rear.

24-hour reception, lounge, spacious café-bar with dining area, breakfast buffet, garden terrace, lift. Free WIFI.

Rooms
Simply furnished rooms with comfortable single and double beds, bathroom with shower and toilet, satellite TV, air conditioning, free WiFi.

 

Remarks
Parking at the hotel (2023: €10.00 per day).
Option dinner €32 per person per 2 days.

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Hoge Duin
Hostel

Directly on the dunes, 500 meters from the beach. At the modern group accommodation the "Hoge Duin", guests can fully enjoy the surroundings. With a walk of 5 minutes, you are on the (car-free) beach boulevard of Nieuwpoort aan Zee with cafes, terraces and beach pavilions. De Hoge Duin itself offers various sports and games facilities in its own domain. The guests stay in a modern building that is colorful and functionally furnished.

Facilities:
Reception, various lounges, football and volleyball field, sand dune with playground equipment, outdoor area with picnic tables, freely accessible dunes, free WiFi.
Rooms: The property offers bright, functionally furnished rooms of different sizes. The larger rooms have group bathrooms and separate toilets. The smaller rooms offer private facilities.

Remarks
- Larger rooms may have bunk beds
- Parking €6,- per day (2021)
- The tropical swimming paradise in the nearby bungalow park is accessible for a fee

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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 € 190 / £175 per team will be charged.