Tournament Overview

The Easter Open has become one of the largest tournaments of its kind in Europe since it began in 1999. It attracts 600 teams from 16 different countries, making it a true celebration of international football.

The tournament is open to boys and girls’ teams, aged U7 to U19, and with matches being held across 40 grass pitches, the scale of this event is truly remarkable.

Fri 7th – Mon 10th April 2023

Packages from
£299pp

 

Price based on:

48 people travelling, 4 days / 3 nights, Friday 7th to Monday 10th April 2023 (Easter Weekend)
8 x 6 Berth Comfort Cottages at Centre Parc Het Meerdal
Return coach and ferry travel via Dover/Calais
Tournament Entry for one team into the Easter Open

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Represent your club and country at one of the biggest football tournaments in Europe

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Open for boys’ and girls’ teams from U7 to U19

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Travel by coach or plane

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Awards presentation for all players

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LAOLA cup
Komm Mitt Football

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European Age Groups

U7 to U19 Boys & U13 to U17 Girls teams.

Dispensation: The Easter Open allow dispensation for 3 players in each squad born between September and December.

Please speak with us to confirm which age group you will enter, as European age groups differ to English age groups.
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What to Expect

Day 1:

Morning: Depart your club by coach and drive to Dover for the ferry crossing.
Afternoon: Travel through France, Belgium, and Holland, arriving at your holiday park in the afternoon.
Evening: Enjoy dinner in your accommodation or at a restaurant and relax before the tournament.

Day 2:

Morning: Travel to the sports complex for your first round of matches versus European opposition.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon in Eindhoven and enjoy your tour of the PSV Eindhoven stadium.
Evening: Relax at the holiday park.

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Day 3:

Morning: Back to the sports ground for your second round of matches, followed by finals for your group. You will then take part in the awards ceremony! All players will receive participation awards, with other trophies available for the winners and runners-up.
Afternoon: Return to the holiday park and take advantage of the facilities. Go swimming, challenge the high ropes or go climbing!
Evening: Enjoy your final night on tour with a group meal.

Day 4:

Morning: You will board the coach at 10am for your journey home.
Afternoon: Before getting to Calais, why not stop at a Belgian chocolate factory for some treats?
Evening: Return home to your club.

 

ABTA ATOL

You’re in safe hands!

We work within the rules set out by the applicable sporting governing bodies to ensure we get things just right. What’s more, all of our tours are covered by our ABTA and ATOL bonds, so you can rest assured that your money is in safe hands.

What’s included in your package

  • Dedicated Tour Coordinator
  • Access to Customer Portal to manage booking and payments
  • Currency surcharge guarantee
  • 24 Hour access to our staff whilst on tour
  • Tourist Tax
  • Bed Linen
Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

Want to make your time away more special? Whatever your thoughts are start talking to us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs

Accommodation

Centre Parc Het Meerdal

location icon Laagheideweg 11, 5966 PL America, Netherlands

Center Parcs Meerdal Limburg-Brabant is a holiday park with an indoor and outdoor pool. It offers self-catering accommodations with a private furnished terrace.

  • Twin bedrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave and hob, bathroom and WC
  • Private patio area with garden furniture
  • Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Village with shops, bars and restaurants
  • Fantastic activities onsite

Aviva

We’ve got you covered!

For your financial security, you must have insurance when travelling with us, whether it be your own or the insurance we provide through Aviva. We highly recommend our insurance because it’s tailored specifically for sports groups and offers cover for Covid related cancellation and curtailment.

Things to do in the Netherlands

Eindhoven is the nearest city, but with such an action-packed weekend there is little time for excursions. However, you can visit the PSV stadium on your arrival or departure day (time permitting).  

Highlights

    • PSV Eindhoven stadium tour
    • Eindhoven City visit
    • Toverland Theme Park

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PSV Eindhoven stadium tour

PSV Eindhoven stadium tour

PSV Eindhoven stadium tour

PSV Eindhoven stadium tour

PSV Eindhoven stadium tour

Toverland Theme Park

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“Always excellent, we have been going with Sports Tours for 17 years. Everything you do is top-drawer and you have never let us down!”

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Let us build your perfect football tour.

Don’t fancy a tournament but want to get away as a team? We’ve got you covered! From friendly fixtures to exciting excursions, we’ll offer an unforgettable experience for the whole team.

FAQ’S

  • What time of year can we go on tour?

    April and May are the best times of the year due to the availability for fixtures, although we can arrange tours from late August to early June.

    Unfortunately, we cannot arrange tours from Mid-June to mid-August as we cannot guarantee fixtures for you.

  • What is the deposit schedule?

    The deposit schedule will depend on your specific tour arrangements, but usually involves a per person deposit, followed by your final balance. For flight tours, we will also ask for the cost of the flights at the time of booking. Please discuss with your tour consultant.

  • Why should our club book with Sports Tours?

    We are one of the leading specialist Sports Tour Operators in the United Kingdom and Europe and have been organising tours for over 31 years. We have a real passion for sport, and this combined with a philosophy based on the commitment to provide the very best sports tours and festivals, both at home in the UK and overseas.

  • Are your tours financially protected?

    Absolutely! Sports Tours LTD is a fully bonded member of ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents so you can be sure that the finances for your trip are in safe hands. By booking a package trip with Sports Tours your trip is automatically bonded by ABTA and protected by the ABTA Financial Protection Scheme.

FAQ’S

  • Why should our club book with Sports Tours?

    We are one of the leading specialist Sports Tour Operators in the United Kingdom and Europe and have been organising tours for over 31 years. We have a real passion for sport, and this combined with a philosophy based on the commitment to provide the very best sports tours and festivals, both at home in the UK and overseas.

  • Are your tours financially protected?

    Absolutely! Sports Tours LTD is a fully bonded member of ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents so you can be sure that the finances for your trip are in safe hands. By booking a package trip with Sports Tours your trip is automatically bonded by ABTA and protected by the ABTA Financial Protection Scheme.

    ABTA ATOL