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Friday, 09 January 2015 13:01

Preston Easter Cup extend registration date

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The Preston Easter Cup is fast approaching on on 3rd-5th April 2015.  There are certain age groups which still have spaces!  As such, the closing date for entries has been extended to 31/01/2015.
 
Special is a word that springs to mind when you first set eyes on the amazing complex that is Preston UcLan Sports Arena.  Truly a world class sporting venue.  
 
With seven full-size superb grass pitches, two full-size astroturf and one premier size synthetic grass master, your players will have an amazing opportunity to play on some of the best pitches in the North of England.   
 
In addition your team will be allocated a modern changing room with lockers, showers and security code entry.  
 
Make the most of the Easter Cup weekend: take in as much as possible of the surrounding attractions, here's some of the highlights...
 
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
 
There's something for everyone at Britain's No 1 attraction, the world famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  With over 125 rides including the largest and fastest roller coaster in the world you're guaranteed a fun day or night.  Special discounts on unlimited wristbands are available for all Easter Cup teams.  
 
Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour 

A must for all football fans, take a tour behind the scenes at Old Trafford, this football extravaganza is a fun-packed day out for all at the theatre of dreams.  Special group discounts available.  
 
Preston City Centre
 
Preston offers extensive shopping, entertainment and restaurants for all visitors.  With plenty for all to do including ten pin bowling, swimming, laser quest, cinemas, ice skating and much more.  
 
Preston North End FC
 
Depending on your fixture list you may have an opportunity to go and watch Preston North End FC live at their impressive Deepdale Stadium.  
 
Other professional matches over Easter Weekend (teams are advised not to book any football match tickets until the fixture lists are sent out 4 weeks before the big kick off, as we do not accept any requests for specific kick off times.  
 
A weekend with the Preston Easter Cup guarantees:
 
- Quality grass pitches
- Guaranteed number of games
- Flexible accommodation option
- Extra nights available
- Qualified referees in all matches
- 7-a-side Fair Play Trophy for all teams
- 11-a-side Cup and Trophy competitions
-  Bespoke Easter Cup medal for all participants
 
So if you're passionate about football and desire excellence, we invite you to bring your team and experience the rewards...be prepared, we are like no other! 
 
If you are interested in taking advantage of the extended entry date, click here for more info.  Alternatively, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
 
Dana Cup Hjørring 20-25 July 2015
 
It is with great pleasure we invite you and your club to participate in the Dana Cup Hjørring 2015.
 
International soccer in a safe arena
 
All participants at the Dana Cup experience that the tournament has a very special international atmosphere. With more than 1.000 teams from 45 different countries, Dana Cup is the World's most international youth soccer tournament. Your team will be guaranteed matches against teams from all around the world. The short distances between the schools and the playing fields, along with the safe environment, contribute to making the Dana Cup something very special.
 
Participating nations
 
Some of the biggest soccer nations from all around the World are welcome to the Dana Cup.  Teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Germany, Holland, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Venezuela and many more attend each year!
 
A summary of the Dana Cup Hjørring:
 
* More than 1.000 teams from 45 countries
* Denmark's largest sporting event
* The World's third largest youth soccer tournament
* The World's most international youth tournament with 90% foreign teams
* Excellent grass fields in a safe environment
* 20,000 participants playing in international groups

For more information click here or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

They are looking forward to welcoming more Scottish teams to the Dana Cup Hjørring 2015, like Newbattle High School, who have a team competing every single year!

Newbattle HSFC, John Frame recommends the Dana Cup Hjørring:
 
"Newbattle High has taken part in the Dana Cup with our Under 15 side every year since 2005. I am very confident that every one of the 140 boys we have taken to Denmark would state that this trip will remain one of the highlights of their lives. From the moment you set foot in Denmark the highly experienced professional organisation clicks into place and you can be assured that every aspect of your trip will run smoothly leaving you to concentrate on the Football side of the trip".
 
John went on to state that "The Hjørring area enjoys tremendous facilities with some 60 good quality pitches  which are available for  training and warm up games prior to the tournament. Over the years we have pitted our teams against opponents from as far afield as Brazil, Mexico, USA, Africa and the Middle East as well as closer to home.  In the last 10 years we have arguably been the highest performing school in the Lothian’s from Under 15 through to Seniors and there is no doubt in my mind that the experience and team building from the Dana Cup has played a big part in this success.  It provides a perfect pre-season, I would strongly recommend the Dana Cup to any team".
 
See below for a highlights video of the tournament: 
 
 
 
The largest grass roots youth football tournament of its kind will once again be held in Leicestershire over three weekends in June and July 2015
 
The ACES Nationals Football Tournament 2015 will see over 200 boys and girls football teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Europe competing at the highest level. Only teams that have succeeded in their region, either by winning their league or cup are invited to take part. Boys teams aged 11 to 16 and girls teams aged 13 to 17 are invited to represent their city or town to become ACES national champions.
 
Since its 2009 launch, the tournament has grown from 20 teams in the first year to over 200 this year.
 
Sports brand BST have also been attracted to the tournament and are welcomed as the major sponsor for the 2015 tournament.
 
With such an array of talent on view scouts from some of the UK’s major clubs, including Premier League giants attend the tournament each year, searching for future stars.
 
Last year saw Central Academy Girls representing Falkirk beat Manchester City Girls to become ACES Girls U14 Champions, the first Scottish champions.
 
The ACES tournament, is fully-sanctioned by the Football Association and is held over three weekends on a Champions League type basis, with each age group being completed in one day.
 
Tournament Organiser, Andy Panayiotou, is excited about this year’s tournament: “every year the ACES tournament gets bigger and bigger. Attracting teams from Scotland means the tournaments name is really spreading”
 
Dave Cooper, Event Administrator, said: “We are looking forward to three weekends of the best youth football has to offer”
 
See below for the 2014 promo video:
 
 
 
For more info, please email:
 
Andy Panayiotou @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dave Cooper @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 
Crazy Catch is the Ultimate Rebound Net and a fantastic training aid for football players of all ages and abilities from beginners to international level.  
 
One net, two sides ... SANE & INSANE.  With its unique patented net technology, the ball rebounds off the INSANE side with amazing pace and at completely random angles testing your first touch and reactions.  
 
With Crazy Catch you can train in your garden alone or in larger groups at a club and its great fun to use as well as being excellent for goalkeepers for working on reaction saves, handling, cross collection and SAQ.
 
Crazy Catch were at Everton FC's training base at Finch Farm, with U21s keepers Russell Griffiths and Connor Hunt, who were making some incredible saves with the Crazy Catch Rebound Net.
 
The video below shows the difference in the two sides of the Crazy Catch Double Trouble range for football and how it can be used to train goalkeepers from grassroots right up to professionals.  Take a look at how insane the rebounds are and why its the top Christmas present for football players this Chrsitmas!  If you like this video please subscribe to the Crazy Catch Youtube channel for lots of training ideas and drills.  
 
 
 
The Crazy Catch Double Trouble range comes in four sizes (Freestyle, Upstart DT, Wildchild DT and the Professional DT) and they make an excellent Christmas present for young footballers. These unique training aids are suitable for outfield players who want to practice their control, first touch and skills as well as goalkeepers as shown in the video above. “All I want for Christmas… Is a Crazy Catch”.
 
Crazy Catch is available online from leading retailers including Pro Direct Soccer, The Soccer Store, Clubline and ProKit.
 
 
 
 
 
Costa Daurada Easter Cup 2015 (2nd-5th April 2015)
 
Still looking for an Easter tournament for your team? Let Soccer Tours sort you and your team out with the perfect tournament in the sun!
 
Teams from all over the world flock to take part in the Costa Daurada Easter Cup.  Last year, teams from the USA, Kenya, England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Finland and Sweden all participated, and a Scottish team, the Celtic BC managed to take home the trophy at U16 level.
 
Have fun in the sun at your 3* or 4* hotel accommodation with its own fabulous pool.  Hotels are near to the beach in the resort of SALOU, a superb location with plenty to do.  The magnificent Portaventura theme park is right next door as well as 2 water parks and FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp Stadium just a short journey away!
 
Direct flights are available right throughout the UK to both Reus and Barcelona ELPRAT airports. 
 
If they wish, teams can even stay an extra night before/after the tournament so that they can fit in all the fun-filled activities that the resort has to offer.   
 
Get your tailor-made itinerary and quote from Duncan by calling 07581 223 781 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more info about Soccer Tours, please click here.
 
Alternatively, fill in this form if you would like to register your interest and find out more:
 

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See below for some pricing and itinerary info: 
 
Bounce! If ever there was 60 minutes of pure fun, then zorb football is it! Bouncy, big, exciting entertainment, perfect for big groups, zorb football is the latest craze that's sweeping the nation.
 
Now available at the Edinburgh Power League centres, zorb football (sometimes called bubble or bounce football) is a great idea for birthday party events or Christmas team days out. Simply strap on your zorb and enjoy a range of games including classic football, capture the flag, last man standing, British Bulldog and more...
 
As part of our ongoing partnership with Lucozade Power League, they have offered a special clubs offer,  just £15 per child, which is a 20% discount on the usual package.  This includes an hour of bubble football, pizzas and a drink!  Plus any team already signed up to the Lucozade Power League club partnership scheme can also take advantage of this offer.  
 
To find out more and register your interest, please click here.  Don't forget to mention YFS to get your special discount!
 
See below for a quick video demonstration!
 
 
 
 
*Offer is valid only for bookings made in 2014.  
Friday, 19 September 2014 12:38

ProLegal Group - Putting Players First

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Our partners Pro-Legal are a team of expert lawyers and professionals who offer comprehensive representation for football players, managers and clubs across the UK, Europe and USA.  
 
The player is at the heart of everything for Pro-Legal, and they are a company focusing on each player as a complete package; the on field talent as well as the off field attitude.
 
They can provide guidance and representation for both, combining legal expertise, football knowledge, and an honest and transparent approach that makes Pro-Legal the number one choice in sports management.
A group of highly experienced lawyers, Pro-Legal are legally obliged to act in the best interests of the player at all times, ensuring they can instead focus on the most important part of their career…actually playing the game.
 
And it is here that the other members of the Pro-Legal team can come to the fore; football professionals with years of experience in the game, a wealth of contacts across the globe, and the knowledge of how to take a playing career to the highest level possible.
Pro-Legal provide a three-fold service:
 
  • 1. Legal excellence; accurate and specialised legal advice from either Pro-Legal or an appropriate referred agency, as well as representation throughout contractual negotiations, transfers, sponsorship agreements, or off field activities.
  • 2. The playing career is paramount to Pro-Legal.  They look at where a player is currently playing, how they’re being marketed, their public image, and ultimately, how they want their career to progress in football.
  • 3. They concentrate on the individual themselves, offering advice on how to maximise earning potential, create off field income, and potential business avenues following retirement.  They focus on successfully utilising social media in the creation of a personal brand to build interest and generate income, and maximise upon what is a short career even at its longest.
 
‘I first met Fraser, Liam & JP in March last year at the PFA offices. Since then I have had nothing but clear, honest advice from people very qualified in their fields. They guided me openly through the process of choosing the right move, nothing was kept from me and I knew everything that was going on.  I have 100 % trust in the whole team which is the most important thing’.
 
Andrew Robertson, Hull City FC and Scotland International.
 
Fill out the form below for more information:
 
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Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Powerleague launch FREE Club Partnership scheme

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Our partners Power League have launched a pioneering and unique partnership scheme which offers youth football clubs the opportunity to earn money towards club funds for facility use.
 
By signing up, you will receive the following benefits:
 
- Get cash back for your club when your team books a pitch, or participates in a league/tournament.
- Get cash back when any of your players books a birthday party or off peak pitch.
- Discounted pitch rates, as low as £15.
- Host your club function (Christmas parties, awards nights, race nights)
- Discounted rate for any children's birthday parties.
 
Watch the video below for more information on the scheme:
 
To sign up FREE, fill out the form below:
 
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Youth Football Scotland are proud to support Strips4Trips, a brand new initiative from Trans World Soccer, offering you the chance to sample the 'Ultimate Player Experience', whilst bagging your team a new set of playing kit. 
 
If you would like a Trans World Soccer representative to chat to you about the possibility of your club taking up this unique offer, fill out the short form below. For full details, scroll down to view the informational flyer.
 
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 13:45

New domain name .Club hits the net

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A new Internet domain name extension targeted at football clubs has gone on general sale today.    
 
The new generic Top-Level Domain name (gTLD) .Club is expected to be one of the most popular domain name extensions among nearly one thousand gTLDs being issued this year by ICANN, the international organisation that regulates domain names, as part of a drive to open up competition and opportunity on the Internet.   
 
Easyspace, one of the UK’s leading domain name registrar and web hosting companies, is offering .Club on a first come first served basis. Easyspace is part of iomart, the UK cloud company behind Host Your Kit, the competition to give away free Adidas kits to deserving youth teams from which several Scottish youth football teams have already benefitted. 
 
Sarah Haran, managing director of Easyspace, said: “Dot Club is the ultimate social domain name. If you run a football club, using this shorter and more specific domain name is the ideal way to bring your supporters together online.”  
 
West Ham Football Club is one of the high profile clubs already embracing the new gTLDs. The Premier League Club has gone live with a new .London domain in order to associate itself more closely with the UK’s capital city.   
 
To find out more about .Club click here
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