This popular youth football tournament has grown to 120 teams competing across the many age categories.
Date: Fri 15th April - Mon 18th April 2022 (Games played 16th & 17th April)
Where: Ostend, Belgium
Age categories: U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U19
Accommodation: Various options available subject to preference and availability
The tournament: The Ostend Youth Football Cup has been hosted by KV Oostende and organised by The Royal Football Club since it begun in 2002. It has now grown to 120 teams competing across the many age categories. The games are played at the De Schorre Sports Complex which is just a few kilometres from the city centre and the superb sandy beach. The facilities are superb with over 20 football pitches at the venue. The games are played on Saturday and Sunday.
More information about Ostend and the surrounding area
Ostend is known as the 'city on the beach' for a very obvious reason - the miles of sandy beach which is accessible almost from the city centre itself. Ostend, as well as being a busy port city is now a lively, vibrant city with lots of trendy eateries, bars and shops mixed with traditional coffee shops and cafes. If the weather is fine you may want to chill-out on the beach but if not there are many activities that you could partake in: from concerts, to strolling around museums and galleries, and enjoying one of the many cultural walks: The Marvin Gaye walking tour is an informative tour which explains the singers relationship with the city and how it helped him relaunch his career. Finish the tour with a beer at 'Lafayette' a music bar playing soul and funk with Marvin Gaye pictures adorning the walls. Fort Napoleon is an imposing fort which was built in the 18th century but is now a museum and restaurant.
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