Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce the launch of the Southampton Cup, which will take place in August 2017.
The Southampton Cup is a brand new eight-day international youth football tournament, which is being hosted in Southampton and the surrounding area, involving boys’ and girls’ teams from across the globe.
There are already some of the best European teams signed up including RSC Anderlecht, Dinamo Zagreb and Deportivo de La Coruña, as well as a number of professional academies from the UK and abroad.
The tournament will become a key fixture in the calendar for youth football clubs around the world, bringing some of the most talented young players to the region for a ‘festival of football’.
The Southampton Cup will get under way on Saturday 5th August and run for eight days, with the competition open to both professional academy teams (Academy Section) and non-elite teams (Premier Section). Some of the games will be hosted at the club's Staplewood Campus.
In 2017 we are expecting over 40 teams to take part from the following age groups:
As well as being guaranteed a minimum five games, as part of the week, players and coaches will have the opportunity to attend a first-team game at St Mary’s, as well as tour the club's Premier League stadium.
Find out more information by downloading our tournament information PDF's below: