Play at the Best Youth Football Venue in the UK
Celebrity Presentation Evening
In 2011, the Cleethorpes Classic moved to a new £3 million state of the art football facility, making it one of the best youth football tournaments in the UK.
The Bradley football development centre provides a fantastic platform for the tournament with over 20 pitches, including 10 superb senior pitches, 3 junior and 7 mini pitches and a fantastic floodlit full championship pitch. The venue also has an all weather floodlit football pitch – a third generation rubber crumb surface-the first of its kind in the country and a new facility including state-of-the-art changing rooms, training areas, class rooms and social facilities.
In 2012 the tournament proved to be the biggest ever with over 150 teams taking part making it one of the biggest youth tournaments in the UK.
Haven’s Thorpe Park provides a great mix of superb facilities for all the family including a fantastic indoor swimming pool and a range of fantastic facilities from archery, fencing and golf coaching (subject to availability). Visiting bands and cabaret acts provide great entertainment in the evenings while there is a wide range of accommodation on offer.
The Celebrity presentation provides a fantastic opportunity for the boys and girls to meet their football heroes. Dion Dublin, Ian Rush, Lee Sharpe and Peter Shilton have all made special guest appearances at the Cleethorpes Classic in the last few years. So if you are looking to take your team on the tour of a lifetime don’t delay, book your 2013 tour now.
The Cleethorpes classic is the perfect choice for a fun filled family football tournament.
• One of the UK’s best youth football venues
• One of our biggest UK tournaments
• Girls tournament now added
• Pleasure Island theme park nearby
• 9 hole golf course on site
• Beach access
• Luxury Deluxe & Prestige units available
Our presentations are always something special - and our Cleethorpes Classic Tournament is no exception!
Held at Thorpe Park Holiday centre, meet a celebrity from the football world on stage to receive your trophy - we make it a night to remember!
Tournament Age Groups
Mayday & Springbank
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s - 7 a side
U11s, U12s - 9 a side
U13s, U14s - 11 a side
Girls - U10s, U11s, U12s, U13s, U14s - 7 a side
FREE TEAM REGISTRATION FOR U7 & U8 TEAMS
If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates chart in the Tournament Info tab above.
Our tournaments are not just about the football - your players can gain valuable experience playing against a number of different teams, make friends, and who knows - maybe even take away some trophies!
England’s most capped player Peter Shilton
With five types of accommodation available - Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe Plus and Prestige - there's plenty of choice for your families.
Thorpe Park Holiday Centre
Thorpe Park Holiday Centre has an astounding choice of activities from adventure golf to tennis, football and much, much more - and with beach access nearby. There are fun facilities and superb entertainment for all the family - with Pleasure Island Theme Park right next door!
Facilities and entertainment include:
- Children’s clubs for all ages
- Bike and Kart Hire
- Archery Coaching
- Fencing Coaching
- Adventure Golf
- Heated indoor pool
- Sports and leisure facilities
- Play area
- Pool Tables
- Spectacular Showbar family entertainment venue
Moderate extra charge and height restrictions for some facilities apply.
Tournament Information Cleethorpes
We are proud to boast The Cleethorpes Classic is hosted at the £3 million state of the art Bradley Development Centre, making it one of the best youth football tournaments in the UK. The Bradley football development centre provides a fantastic platform for the tournament with over 20 pitches, including 10 superb senior pitches, 3 junior and 7 mini pitches and a fantastic floodlit full championship pitch. The venue also has an all weather floodlit football pitch – a third generation rubber crumb surface-the first of its kind in the country and a new facility including state-of-the-art changing rooms, training areas, class rooms and social facilities.
The venue also benefits from excellent parking and superb drainage. The new centre will be the envy of the rest of the UK with some of the best facilities nationally. If you want to experience some of the best football facilities available in the UK then take your team to the Cleethorpes Classic in 2013.
Tournament Format - general
The actual format of each tournament will depend on the ages and number of teams taking part, with full details being supplied as far in advance of your departure as possible. What we can tell you is that you can be sure of a well organised and planned event with every detail taken care of.
We will do our best to ensure that every team plays the maximum amount of football permitted by the FA on each day of the event in which they participate or qualify. Age groups below are general for all UK tournaments - please check the chart below for which age groups can enter your specific tournament.
U7 & U8 (non competitive) – maximum 45 minutes each day
U9, U10, U11m – maximum 60 minutes each day
U11 playing 9V9 - maximum 80 minutes each day
U11 to U16 – maximum 100 minutes each day
All girls age groups U10 - U16 will be playing as 7 a side
Girls U18 & Ladies Open Age (where applicable) - 11 a side
In most cases, teams of the same age are divided into groups (the number in each group will depend on the number of teams which enter in that age group). Teams will play a league format and in most cases the winner and runner up of each group will go through to a semi-final to determine the eventual finalists.
Due to differing qualifying dates applying in Scotland, Ireland, and Europe, these teams will play in an age group one year above their own.
Referees at our Tournaments
We have built up a nucleus of quality referees that look forward to attending our events; many have been with us since our UK tournaments began. We will provide qualified referees throughout the competition, as well as qualified assistant referees for the finals. You will therefore be asked to put forward a volunteer assistant referee for the early round matches.
In order to qualify for our tournaments, your team must be affiliated to a County or Schools FA. We DO NOT allow Representative, Football Academy, or Schools of Excellence teams to enter. However, individual players from such teams are allowed as 'guest players' within teams who are eligible to enter the tournament.
Football schedules, location of pitches, and all tournament information will be displayed on our website approximately 7 days prior to the start of the tournament, in the My Schedules section. It is extremely important to check this information beforehand.
First Aid at Football Venues
Injuries unfortunately can happen, and when they do it is essential to have adequate first aid cover. We provide excellent first aid cover at all football venues using the services of organisations such as St Johns Ambulance, Red Cross or other qualified paramedics.
|Age Groups Cleethorpes
|Born on or after||Sept 2005||Sept 2004||Sept 2003||Sept 2002||Sept 2001
||Sept 1999||Sept 1998|
|Squad Size||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side||7 a side||9 a side||9 a side||11 a side||11 a side|
|Girls Squad Size
||7 a side
||7 a side||7 a side
||7 a side
7 a side
Dates and Prices
|Thorpe Park Holiday Park 4, 6, 8 Berth Caravans
Fri 3rd May - Mon 6th May
|8 Berth Sleeping
|8 Berth sleeping
|4* or 6 Berth
|Deluxe Plus Caravans
|Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 24th - Mon 27th May
|Deluxe Plus Caravans
|* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below.
** The prices shown per person for 7 or 8 persons in an 8 berth unit INCLUDE the free place discounts.
Don’t forget early Booking Discount
1 Free Place for every 25 people booked before 30 November 2012
Eight in an Eight Berth Discount
When you fully occupy an eight-berth unit you will only pay for 6 places - TWO GO FREE.
Seven in an Eight Berth Discount
When you have 7 persons in an eight-berth unit you will only pay for 6 places - ONE GOES FREE.
Tournament Registration Fees
The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.
- U16 11-a-side £225
- U15s 11-a-side £215
- All other 11-a-side £195
- 9-a-side & 7-a-side £145
Under Occupancy Surcharges
The prices quoted for each of the UK tournament venues are based on full 4 & 6 berth occupancy and a minimum of 7 people occupying an 8 berth unit. The following scale of additional charges therefore apply where a unit is under occupied for what ever reason.
|Supplementary charge payable|
|Persons Sharing||4 Berth Unit||6 & 8 Berth Unit|
||£60 per person
||£20 per person
For example: - Three people occupying a four berth unit would be subject to a supplement of £20 per person making a total of £60 N.B. - No supplementary charge for 5 persons occupying a 6 berth unit, 7 persons occupying an 8 berth unit.