2-day football tournaments at brilliantly affordable prices

  • Tournament entry
  • 2 nights’ bed & breakfast & accommodation
  • All teams play on both days

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Who can enter Blackpool Youth Football Tournaments?

Boys’ tournaments range from under 7s to under 15s, Girls’ tournaments from under 9s to under 15s.

Over 10,000 teams have participated since we launched 39 years ago!

Over 500,000 people have participated in or enjoyed watching Youth Football at it's very best

View Blackpool Youth Football 2024 Tournaments


The Blackpool Youth Football Tournaments are set to be the biggest yet. This is our 39th year, and we want to make it just as easy and affordable to attend.

Quality accommodation close to local attractions

A well organised tournament that's affordable & fun


All tournaments fully sanctioned by The FA & UEFA Respect

All teams play on BOTH days & each team takes part in a knock-out competition

All Referees & Officials are DBS certified & have Child Protection Qualifications in line with The Football Association guidelines

U12 girls Blackpool Youth Football Tournament winners

Safe. Secure. Accredited

Every tournament says “the safety of your children is our highest priority” but at Blackpool Football Tournaments, we really mean it. That’s why:

  • All our tournaments are sanctioned by The FA and UEFA Respect
  • All our referees and referee’s assistants are DBS checked; and
  • Our rigorous child protection measures are in line with the FA guidelines

Blackpool Youth Football Tournaments is The FA & UEFA Respect accredited

Upcoming Youth Tournaments

2025 English & Welsh Tournament Based on the English Age Qualification Date:

5-a-Side: U7's & U8's

Sat 10 May – Sun 11 May

7-a-Side: U9's & U10's

Sat 10 May – Sun 11 May

9-a-Side: U11's, U12's

Sat 17 May – Sun 18 May

11-a-Side: U13's, U14's & U15's

Sat 31 May – Sun 1 June

2025 English & Welsh Tournament Based on the English Age Qualification Date:

7-a-Side: U9’s & U10's

Sat 7 June – Sun 8 June

9-a-Side: U11’s & U12's

Sat 7 June – Sun 8 June

11-a-Side: U13's, U14's & U15’s

Sat 7 June – Sun 8 June

The Complete Package! Your 2-Day Youth Football Tournament Includes:

  • Tournament entry at brilliantly affordable prices
  • No additional tournament charges
  • 2 night's accommodation in a Blackpool hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Book your accommodation through us & your Tournament Entry Fee is FREE!






£100 per team or £175 for 2 teams. Balance due 8 weeks before the tournament date.

Did You Know?

We’ve partnered with a number of hotels in Blackpool to offer special package deals for children and their families that includes:


  • Tournament entry
  • 2 nights bed and breakfast and accommodation (arriving in Blackpool the day before the tournament)


Call: ​01253 736431 or 07584 090951

Open Mon-Sat: 9.00am - 8.00pm


Qualified referees at the Blackpool Football Tournament
Mens Walking Football Tournament Winners 2022
Winners Medal  awarded at a Blackpool Youth Football Tournament
Blackpool Youth Football Tournaments plate winners


All teams participating in our football tournaments are accommodated in hotels mainly in Blackpool and some in Lytham St Annes.

Teams travel and stay over the day prior to the commencement of the tournament.


The normal rules of Association Football apply.
Each team playing will play a minimum of 6 games.
The duration of each game is within the FA Guidelines.

Walking football rules are in line with with the WFA guidelines.

We regret, no representative teams are allowed to participate.

Serving Football Clubs Since 1986

We’re as committed as we’ve always been to creating fun, exciting and rewarding tournaments, in a well-organised way. It’s why we’re the largest and longest-running youth tournament in Blackpool, and one of the biggest in the UK.


We’re looking forward to seeing you at the next tournament!

Book Your Place Now!

Be part of something special.

Register your club for the Blackpool Youth Football Tournament and experience an extroadinarily fun weekend of football and the thrills and excitement that Blackpool and Lytham St Annes attractions have to offer!

Deposit only £100 per team or £175 for 2 teams!

Book your accommodation through us and your tournament entry fee is FREE!


Secure Your Place..

Want to pay a deposit to secure your place? 

Pay quickly and easily using on-line banking/bank transfer:

The Blackpool Youth Football Tournament
Account No: 02047497
Sort Code: 01-07-65

Alternatively, please send us a cheque:

The Blackpool Youth Football Tournament
1 Bredon Close, Lytham St Annes, Lancs  FY8 4LP.


WHICHEVER WAY YOU PAY: Please quote the name of your team and the tournament as the booking reference, i.e. FC United Glasgow, Easter tournament - thank you!

Got An Enquiry?

Get in touch:


    Ian Mitchell

    Ian Mitchell

    Tournament Organiser

    This year will be another mile stone marking Ian’s 33 year of organising & running football tournaments. 

    The key to tournament success has been “team work” from hoteliers, Referees, the St John’s Ambulance, through to the catering team.  We all work together to give the maximum enjoyment for the Players, Officials, Parents and Friends.

    Neil Mitchell

    Neil Mitchell

    Tournament Admin

    Neil is the other half of the admin team at the tournaments.  He is an ex-pro with Blackpool and Macclesfield. 

    Neil now looks after the day to day running of the tournaments. 

    He is also part of the YMCA team that travel around the Fylde, coaching Football at local schools.

    Lee Mitchell

    Lee Mitchell

    Tournament Admin

    Lee is part of our admin. team at the tournament.  He will be one of the first people that you will meet as he will be checking the registrations on arrival. 

    A qualified referee in his own right, he has officiated in the Northern Premier League.  Lee was also a member of the tournament team that started 31 years ago.

    Peter Hardy

    Peter Hardy

    Tournament Referee

    Peter has been involved in our tournaments for 31 years.  In his illustrious career, Peter has been a key figure in local junior and adult football on the Fylde coast, as well as a long serving referee in the Northern Premier League.

    Since he hung up his whistle, Peter has devoted his time to work in the community.  It is a fitting tribute to him that he has twice been mayor of Kirkham and also deputy mayor of the Fylde.