Isle of Wight Football Tournament
The UK’s longest running festival!
This annual event is considered to be the best Junior Football Festival of its kind in the UK, so it comes as no surprise that places for our 2022 tournament are selling out quickly! In fact, it was proving so popular that we recently secured some additional accommodation to give more teams the chance to join the fun – but don’t hang around as these spaces will go quickly!
2023 DATES COMING SOON!
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Playing up to 9 games over the weekend, your squad can make the most of the brilliant facilities at Seaclose Sports Ground. On-site you’ll find marquees, food outlets, toilets, and enough parking spaces for 100 cars.
The tournament is open to age groups from Under 7s to Under 14s, and has, in the past, welcomed some famous footballers including Alan Shearer, Ryan Giggs and Paul Gascoigne!
Team & Match Details
|Age groups||Team size||Playing time|
|Under 7s to Under 8s||5-a-side||Up to 60 mins per day|
|Under 9s to Under 10s||7-a-side||Up to 90 mins per day|
|Under 11s to Under 12s||9-a-side||Up to 120 mins per day|
|Under 13s to Under 14s||11-a-side||Up to 150 mins per day|
What to Expect
Day 1: After the excitement of the ferry crossing, there’s so much to do in the Isle of Wight so make the most of your arrival day. A manager’s meeting will be held this evening.
Day 2: Time to hit the pitches for your first morning or afternoon of matches! In you down time, enjoy the facilities at your resort or explore the local area.
Day 3: Enjoy a second day of matches. At your presentation ceremony awards will be presented by a surprise celebrity guest!
Day 4: It’s home time, but not before a exploring the numerous sights in the Isle of Wight…
What’s included in your package
3 nights’ self catering accommodation
At Landguard Holiday Park
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
Access to an online fixture schedule and results updates
Return ferry crossing for every four guests that book. Choose from two routes – Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth
Qualified match referees
Experienced referees for every match
Access to Facilities
Make the most of what Seaclose Sports Ground has to offer
Manage your booking online
Access to our online booking management system
Packages from £111 per person
Landguard Holiday Park
With arcades games, entertainment, swimming pools and restaurants on the holiday park, you won’t be stuck for something to do!
Adventure Playground – Landguard
Outdoor Pool, Landguard Holiday Park
Landguard Holiday Park
Great family-friendly holiday park with lots of entertainment
- Jesters Family Club
- Indoor swimming pool
- Choose from lodges or holiday homes
- 6 minute drive from the beach
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.
“We had an amazing weekend and would definitely like to be part of future events”
Things to do in the Isle of Wight
With so much to do on the Isle of Wight, you’ll want to come back every year. The beaches and seafront promenades, such as sandy Shanklin and Ventnor Beach, are dotted with vintage beach huts, quaint cafes and restaurants.
You can still see dinosaur remains and fossils in areas like Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach. On the island’s western point, you’ll see the world-famous Needles, which are white chalk rock formations guarded by a 19th century lighthouse.
The Isle of Wight highlights
- South facing Ventnor Beach
- Shanklin beach
- Coastal footpath
- Isle of Wight Zoo
- Nunwell House and Gardens
- Shanklin Chine
- Bembridge Fort
The seafront at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight
A still morning on the beach at Shanklin
Walkers on the Tennyson Trail, Isle of Wight
A tiger rests on a rock in the zoo
“A really enjoyable experience and well organised. I’ve already enquired about arranging our next tour with you”
“Excellent weekend of highly structured and organised football”
How can we check our fixtures and scores?
Sports Tours has its own online results page where you can view fixtures and track results – https://results.sports-tours.co.uk/results.asp
Shall we bring both home & away kits?
To avoid kit clashes, we strongly recommend you bring both your home & away strips.
How many games will we play?
Each team will play up to 5 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.
What footwear should players wear?
All pitches are played on grass, so it is recommended to wear studded boots, but players are welcome to alternative footwear depending on the ground surface.