The Southampton Cup

The Southampton Cup UK

The Southampton Cup UK

The Southampton Cup is an annual summer international youth football tournament held between the end of July and early August, each year. The tournament takes place in and around Southampton, UK and welcomes boys and girls teams from across the globe.

Over forty teams and ten countries participated in the Southampton Cup 2017 with a mixture of pro-club academy teams and grassroots clubs taking part.

The Cup is a high quality football tournament designed to provide lasting memories for young footballers both on and off the field. Our aim is to become one of the leading youth football tournaments worldwide, and one teams will want to return to, year after year.

The tournament gives players a real platform to experience the Southampton Way and display their talents against global teams.

In 2018 the tournament will be run between Monday 30th July 2018 and Saturday 4th August 2018. Teams will play two games a day on Tuesday 31st July and Wednesday 1st August with a rest day on Thursday 2nd August for sightseeing, a training session or rest before their last tournament match. The finals of the competition will be held on Friday 3rd August with a celebration parade being held on Saturday 4th August 2018 as part of a Southampton FC first-team friendly game.

In addition to the international tournament, Southampton FC also run a Community Tournament for over one-hundred UK based clubs to compete in the younger age groups.

The tournament is organised and delivered by Southampton Football Club in accordance with English FA and Premier League guidelines.