The Europa Cup provides your team with the unique experience of playing at Parc des Princes. The 48,000-seater stadium is home to some of the World’s greatest players.
Your team will arrive at Parc des Princes entering through the official Red Carpet Players’ Entrance for registration ahead of your first match.
Each team will play a total of 60 minutes on the main pitch for all tournament matches (5 matches x 12 minutes), regardless of where they finish in the tournament.
The format of the tournament will be 3 group games, 1 semi-final, 1 final.
U7- U14 age groups will play 7v7 for all matches and U15/16 will play 6v6 for all matches.
In each age group, we will aim to reserve a place for local French teams to allow your team to experience playing against foreign opposition (if this is not possible, we can share some contacts of local teams so you can arrange a friendly/training session!). All teams will participate in a pitchside medal ceremony and each player will receive a special medal at the end of the tournament.
This tournament is open to boys & girls teams of ALL ABILITIES (grassroots teams are welcome)!
*Number of teams per age group is subject to demand
Playing INSIDE the Nou Camp is something that will live with us forever. We come back home with incredible memories and loads of new friends. A true celebration of the beautiful game. Thank you
Playing on the Home Ground of the Benfica Football Club in Lisbon, Portugal and walking out through the tunnel was an experience the SSE U12s will keep with themselves for quite sometime. #Whendreamscometrue
Can’t recommend The Europa Cup highly enough! If your boy/girl loves football they can live out their dreams – playing & scoring at stadiums like the Nou Camp. Thanks to them this is a moment Theo will never forget!
Test your team out against opposition from around the World. In 2019 teams came from Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Zambia, Malaysia, England & Wales.
All players receive a specially designed The Europa Cup medal on our branded stage and an opportunity for a team photo. Winners will also receive a trophy.
Walk out of the tunnel and lineup on the centre circle, shake hands with the opposition and commence your unique tournament experience.
U7 = Players born 1st September 2015 and after
U8 = Players born 1st September 2014 and after
U9 = Players born 1st September 2013 and after
U10 = Players born 1st September 2012 and after
U11 = Players born 1st September 2011 and after
U12 = Players born 1st September 2010 and after
U13 = Players born 1st September 2009 and after
U14 = Players born 1st September 2008 and after
U15/16 = Players born 1st September 2006 and after
Dispensation: All age groups are mixed. However, girls-only teams are authorised to play down an age group (e.g. U12 girls team can play in the U11 category).
Note: Please note an age group may be merged should there be insufficient entries to fill an age group (i.e U13/U14 merge)
Ensure that your players are insured both on and off the pitch. The Europa Cup does not hold any insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. All participants must ensure their club have group insurance or that they have personal medical insurance. Many insurance companies now offer specialised Sports Tour Insurance.