Glasgow Easter Cup 2011 - open for entries

Glasgow Easter Cup logoDo you fancy taking part in one of the biggest and best amateur football tournaments in the country?

The Glasgow Easter Cup takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2011 and is open for entries for Under 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 teams.

Places are already filling up fast, so if you want to test your team against some of the best youth teams in Scotland and beyond then you get yourself a place booked now.

The Glasgow City Cup launched in 2001 and has since become one of the biggest youth football tournaments in the country.

Now, for 2011, the Glasgow Easter Cup has been added to the calendar alongside the traditional August competition. The new Easter Cup will play host to teams from across Scotland and further afield, all competing for the inaugural prize.

The tournament takes place at Glasgow Green Football Centre on the banks of the River Clyde, just 2km from Glasgow city centre.

The venue, which boasts seven grass pitches and one synthetic grass pitch, is a favourite of the hosts, the Scottish Youth Football Association, and is sure to play host to some exciting matches in this football-mad city.

Prices start at £71 per team and places are sure to fill up fast, so make sure you don't miss out.

To find out more about the tournament or to apply for a place visit www.glasgoweastercup.org.uk.

Glasgow City Cup logoFancy testing yourselves against some of the best youth football teams in Scotland and beyond?

Well this summer you have the chance... it's the Glasgow City Cup!

Since its launch in 2003, the Glasgow City Cup has become one of the biggest and best amateur football tournaments in the UK.  So big now, in fact, that this year's Cup will take place over two weekends of fantastic football action.

It all kicks off on the weekend of 30 July - 1 August with all the budding young stars coming together for a Soccer Sevens Festival and Under 12s non-competetive 11-a- sides, while the main tournament for under 13s and upwards takes place on 6-8 August.

Soccer Sevens / Under 12s Festival (30 July - 1 August)

All teams are guaranteed four games over the two days (six games in the Soccer Sevens festival), while there will be plenty more going on with face painting, stalls, a tournament photographer plus appearances by sports and TV personalities.

There won't be any trophies up for grabs, but every player will receive a memento of the event.  Entry fee is £70 per team, which includes your Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA) Permit if applied for before 16 July.

For the under 12s, its a great pre-season warm up and an ideal way to prepare your team for their first season of 11 a side football.

Under 13s to under 21s competition (6-8 August)

Things heat up on the second weekend of the Glasgow City Cup, with competitive tournaments taking place for every age group from under 13s right up to under 21s.

Each team entering will get a minimum of four games. Entry costs £170 for SYFA-registered teams and £360 for non-SYFA teams.

Whatever your age, it's a high-calibre tournament and, with 20 teams taking part at most age groups - including entrants from Wales, Northen Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - it's not easy to win!

Over 160 teams have applied to play in the tournament so far and places are limited, so if you want to get involved we recommend that you act fast.

To apply for a place or find out more visit www.glasgowcitycup.org.uk.

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