Maastricht Trophy

30 - 31 May 2020
, Maastricht

A fine tradition

International youth football tournament in Maastricht, the Netherlands: Maastricht Trophy
Participating countries: 
Belgium Denmark France Germany Netherlands

 "A brilliantly organised international youth football tournament. Hats off to the organisers!" This response, from one of the participant’s team’s managers, speaks volumes and shows that the people behind the Maastricht Trophy really are on the ball. The fact that the Maastricht Trophy has a strong reputation is not surprising: the tournament has been held in Malberg, a pleasant neighbourhood between the picturesque centre of Maastricht and the Belgian border, for over 30 years. Thanks to the city's convenient location, football fans from many different countries make their way to Maastricht, resulting in an international competition of a high standard. The Maastricht Trophy: highly recommended!

Age Categories: 
U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U17
RKVVL/Polaris , VV SCM
First edition: 
Afternoon /
Arrival: check-in with welcome address and information from our on-site employees at VV SCM in Maastricht. You will be informed in person about your stay and the tournament.
Evening /
Free kick competition followed by prize-giving.
Morning /
Opening ceremony at the VV SCM sports park with flag parade and address.
Morning /
Start of the match programme. The tournament will be played across two sports parks in the west of Maastricht. The matches will be officiated by referees from the KNVB.
Evening /
Team leader meeting: welcome reception arranged by the organisers for the team leaders.
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.


The RKVVL Polaris and VV SCM football clubs have been organising the Maastricht Trophy since 1985. The clubs are situated around the corner from one another. RKVVL Polaris plays weekly league matches with around 25 teams and VV SCM with about 20 teams.





Sport facillity

The Maastricht Trophy is played at several locations in the western part of Maastricht, close to the Belgian border. The RKASV facilities comprise 3 lit pitches a clubhouse and 26 changing rooms  The facilities are located close to the new Geusselt complex, situated behind the swimming pool. The locations are around 15-20 minutes away from the centre of Maastricht.




Maastricht is located at the southernmost point of the Netherlands, and has a beautiful historic city centre. The streets around the Vrijthof, the city’s ‘living room’, so to speak, are teeming with stores, cosy terraces and restaurants. The Maastricht Trophy is held on the western side of the city, more or less on the border with Belgium.


Valkenburg is 15 kilometres from Maastricht. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Netherlands. The city has a friendly centre where visitors can experience all kinds of activities. Special attractions in Valkenburg include the Thermae 2000, a luxury thermal centre with various swimming pools, saunas and Turkish steam baths, and De Valkenier, an amusement park with a range of activities for all ages.