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Blackpool Cup

29 - 30 maj 2021
, Preston
En klassiker i Blackpool
Internationell ungdomsfotbollsturnering Blackpool, England: Blackpool Cup
Participating countries: 
Netherlands Poland England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland Ireland

Euro-Sportring har varit aktiva i England sedan 1960-talet. På den tiden var det vänskapsmatcher, nu är Blackpool Cup juvelen i kronan. Turneringen har varit en topphändelse i England sedan 1994. Varje år samlas från England, Wales, Skottland, Irland, Nordirland och kontinenten för att spela. Lagen kommer för att njuta av den internationella atmosfären och de många attraktionerna i den populära badorten. 
Organisationen bjuder inte bara på en bra turnering, utan ger även rabatt till nöjesparken The Pleasure Beach, som är Blackpools största sevärdhet. Och naturligtvis är ett besök på Old Trafford eller Anfield ett måste, då Manchester och Liverpool ligger så nära.

Age Categories: 
U09, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16
Organiser: 
Sir Tom Finney FC
Teams: 
70
First edition: 
2019

Myerscough Sports Academy Blackpool Cup är ett projekt som genomförs gemensamt av Myerscough College och Euro-Sportring. Efter incheckningen, direkt vid ankomst till Blackpool på fredag kväll, kommer ett informationsmöte att hållas för lagledare. Euro-Sportring kommer att ha en informationsdisk under turneringen. Blackpool Cup har även sin egen webbplats med, bland annat, resultat, tävlingsprogram och praktisk information.

The Blackpool Cup is played at the parks of the famous Myerscough College and Uclan Sports Arena in Preston. Myerscough Sports Academy has 7 pitches, changing rooms, a canteen and numerous kiosks selling snacks. The Uclan Sports Area has 10 pitches and a restaurant: ‘the Final Whistle’. Both venues are located around 30 minutes by car from Blackpool.

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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
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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