The LAOLA Youth Football Cup 2021, Hamburg

This is a midweek youth football tournament for boys and girls, played at the end of July. Over 150 teams attend from around the world.


Date: Mon 26th - Fri 30th July 2021 (Games played 27th 28th & 29th July)

Where: Hamburg, Germany

Age categories:  
U18/19-Boys (11 v 11)
U16/17-Boys (11 v 11)
U14/15-Boys (11 v 11) 
U12/13-Boys (11 v 11)
U10/11-Boys (7 v 7)

Women (11 v 11)
U18/19-Girls (11 v 11)
U16/17-Girls (11 v 11)
U14/15-Girls (11 v 11) 
U12/13-Girls (11 v 11) 

Accommodation: There are many accommodation options available including camping, school gymnasium, holiday park, youth hostel or hotel. 

The tournament: The LAOLA International Youth Football Cup is held at the end of July. The schedule begins with check-in and the opening ceremony on Monday, followed by matches on Tues, Weds and Thursday. An awards ceremony and party takes place on Thursday evening. Departure is on Friday.

Each game has two halves of 20 minutes with each team playing at least 6 matches. The matches are played on a mixture of grass and astroturf pitches, all of which are at the same top quality venue: the home of SV Hamburg academy teams. 

There are lots of fun activities to take part in when the players are not participating in matches, making this a fun-packed weekend for everyone. 

More information about Hamburg
A football tour to Hamburg allows you to enjoy a historic yet vibrant city located to the north of Germany. Hamburg sits on the banks of the River Elbe and is Europe's third largest port. Hamburg holds many other accolades such as being the city with the most bridges in Europe - a staggering 2500 in total. It also has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Speicherstadt (a warehouse district in the port area where all the buildings have logs have logs as foundations) and the Kontorhausviertel (a district of Hamburg made up of large office buildings created in the style of Brick Expressionism).  

On a more lively note, the city is also famous for its concert halls and nightlife - the Reeperbahn being the centre of the entertainment district (not a place for children).

Away from the nightlife there are lots of activities to grab your attention. Football fans can take a tour of the Volksparkstadion and the museum: home of SV Hamburg. A slightly more sedate but still very popular visit is to the Miniature Wonderland, the world's largest model train exhibition - the backdrops include Hamburg, Austria, Scandinavia and the Cayman Islands. As with any European city an open-top bus tour is a great way to see the city.

There are a multitude of restaurants to choose from depending on what tickles your taste buds - food from all over the world is available. Eating al-fresco is also very popular with many restaurants and cafes having outdoor seating areas where people watching is a must.

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