Football fun by the sea!

Compete for the Fleetwood Town Cup at our exciting 2-day Blackpool May Day Football Tournament! You’ll face football teams from across the UK in up to five matches per day on one of 18 professional standard pitches at Fleetwood Town FC’s official training facilities, Poolfoot Farm. And when you’re not on the pitch, you can join family and friends to make the most of the excellent on-site facilities including a pitch-side bar with al fresco dining area and a 400-seater beer garden – and there’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the sights of Blackpool too.

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Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May 2022

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£141 per person

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Excellent facilities on and off the pitch!

The facilities at Poolfoot Farm really are hard to beat and make for an unforgettable tournament weekend for players and supporters. Aside from the 18 4G and grass pitches, there is a pitch-side bar, a 400-seater beer garden showing live football, plus a terrace with an outdoor dining area serving great food for the whole family. You really will be blown away by the excellent facilities at Poolfoot Farm!

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Experienced and qualified referees

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Top-drawer pitch facilities

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3 bank holiday tournaments throughout the year

First aid

Fully trained first aiders on site

Awards night and trophies

Awards presented by a celebrity guest

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B&B and hotel accommodation nearby

Team & Match Details

Age groupsTeam sizePlaying time
Under 7s to Under 8s5-a-sideUp to 60 mins per day
Under 9s to Under 10s7-a-sideUp to 90 mins per day
Under 11s to Under 12s9-a-sideUp to 120 mins per day
Under 13s to Under 14s11-a-sideUp to 150 mins per day
Under 15s11-a-sideUp to 150 mins per day

What to Expect

Day 1: There’s loads to see and do in Blackpool so take full advantage of your arrival day, but be sure to get to bed early ready for the big first day!

Day 2: Get fired up ready for your first morning or afternoon of matches! Enjoy the rest of the day and evening lapping up the sights of this seaside town.

Day 3: Enjoy a second day of matches. Then it’s time to celebrate at the presentation ceremony – with a surprise celebrity guest!

Day 4: It’s home time, but not before a stroll along the seafront and a bag of fish and chips perhaps!

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What’s included in your package

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
2 and 3 night packages available

Awards ceremony
Trophies for runners up and winners and medals will be issued to all participants

On site representative
We’re here if you need us on the day

One free place
For every 25 people – this offer is only available to groups who book before 30th September

Online results
Access to an online fixture schedule and results updates

Qualified match referees
Experienced referees for every match

Manage your booking online
Access to our online booking management system


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Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

From accommodation and meal upgrades to arranging your transport needs to and from the venue each day, we can help you out. We even have sea view rooms at selected hotels!
Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs

Accommodation

Grand Hotel

location icon Front, North Promenade Sea, Blackpool FY1 2JQ

A 4* hotel in a great location

  • Health Club with fitness centre and pool
  • Private car park onsite
  • Spacious rooms
  • Available for Easter, Mayday and Spring Bank Holiday tournaments
  • 4-star

The Imperial Hotel

location icon Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2HB

An iconic 4* luxurious Victorian property located on the North Promenade

  • Health Club with swimming pool and gym facilities
  • Spectacular sea and beach views
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic No. 10 Bar which has served drinks to many British Prime Ministers
  • 4-star

Village Hotel

location icon E Park Dr, Blackpool FY3 8LL

Set in 230 acres of parkland and lakes, this is a guest favourite hotel

  • Stylish and comfortable rooms with free wi-fi
  • All day dining at Village Pub and Grill
  • Situated next to Blackpool Zoo
  • Village Gym with indoor heated swimming pool (additional charge)
  • 4-star

Travelodge Blackpool South Shore

location icon Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ

Set in a modern building, this hotel is just a few streets away from the sea front

  • All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed
  • Car park onsite
  • On site restaurant
  • Short walk from Bloomfield Road (Blackpool FC)
  • 3-star

The Savoy Hotel

location icon Queen’s Promenade, Blackpool, FY2 9SJ

A great sea view hotel

  • Sea view rooms available
  • Fully stocked bar with snacks available
  • Gilberts restaurant serving breakfast and dinner
  • Evening entertainment on-site
  • Available for Easter, Mayday and Spring Bank Holiday tournaments
  • 2-star

Garveys Hotel

location icon 277 – 279 Promenade Central, Blackpool, FY1 6AJ

A hotel that enjoys a seafront location!

  • Seafront location
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Well stocked bar, lounge are and outdoor seating
  • Live entertainment, pool table and games machines
  • Available for Easter, Mayday and Spring Bank Holiday tournaments
  • 2-star

New Valron Hotel

location icon 13 – 15 Trafalgar Road, Blackpool, FY1 6AW

Hotel with bar and just a short walk away from major attractions

  • Short walk to Pleasure Beach
  • Fully stocked bar with lounge area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Board games, darts and karaoke for your entertainment
  • Available for Easter, Mayday and Spring Bank Holiday tournaments

Georgian Hollies Hotel

location icon 82 – 90 Albert Road, Blackpool, FY1 4PR

Excellent location with great facilities!

  • Just a 5-minute walk to the promenade, beach and Blackpool Tower
  • Recently refurbished Cabaret Lounge hosting nightly bingo, quizzes and cabaret
  • Comfortable en suite bedrooms with TV and tea/coffee making facilities
  • 3-course evening meal available in hotel restaurant
  • TV lounge with pool table

Book your tournament

Like what you see and want to start planning? The best way to get things moving is by speaking to one of our tournament advisors on 01708 565014 or by filling in an enquiry form online.

Get in Touch

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This was next level football experience for all!

Things to do in Blackpool

With a huge selection of attractions, events, shows, restaurants and shopping areas, there really is something for everyone in Blackpool – a guaranteed good time for the whole family!

During your 2 or 3-night stay, there will be plenty of time to explore the exhilarating activities and awe-inspiring views that Blackpool has to offer.

Blackpool highlights

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Winter Gardens
  • The Blackpool Tower
  • SEA LIFE Blackpool
  • Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark
  • Blackpool Zoo
  • 3 Piers

Blackpool Pier with traditional seaside funfair

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Blackpool seafront with views of the famous Blackpool Tower.

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You'll lose hours on the slides and attractions at Sand Castle Waterpark.

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The spectacular entrance to the Blackpool Winter Gardens is worth a visit!

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Enjoy the thrills and spills of the rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach!

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See thousands of animals at Blackpool Zoo

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Take a look what lies beneath the ocean at the SEA LIFE Centre

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We had an amazing weekend and would definitely like to be part of future events...

Professionally run tournament at a fantastic venue, we all had a blast!!

FAQs

  • Where is the tournament venue?

    The venue is held at Poolfoot Farm – Butts Road, Thornton-Cleveleys FY5 4HX.

  • How many games will we play?

    Each team will play up to 7 games per day – the duration of the games depends on the number of teams in each age category. However, each team will play up to the maximum number of minutes per day, as stipulated by The FA.

  • How can we check our fixtures and scores

    Fleetwood Town has its own online results page where you can view fixtures * and track results – https://poolfootfarm.ezleagues.ezfacility.com/leagues.aspx?type=t * Please note fixtures can change in the lead up to the tournament.

  • What catering options are there?

    The Crossbar offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snacks. There is also The Hatch which offers fast food options along with hot and cold refreshments.