Southampton Cup

about the southampton cup

The Southampton Cup is an annual  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. 

The 2017 tournament is now full with over 60 teams from around the world signed up including top professional academies from FC Porto, Chelsea FC, GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña as well as the Kenyan National U14 Boys Team. 
 
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’. 
 
In 2017 the Southampton Cup will get under way on Saturday 5th August and run for eight days.  This annual competition is 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 running the following age groups:
 
• Boys Under-12s
• Boys Under-14s 
• Girls Under-14s
• Girls Under-16s
 
Teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games as part of the week and an opportunity to attend a first-team game at St Mary’s, as well as tour the club's Premier League stadium.
 
We are already experiencing high demand for 2018 and are urging all those teams interested to complete the interest form so we can ensure you don’t miss out! Further information about the 2018 tournament will be released in August 2017.