Great Football, Sweeping Bays, Stylish Resorts
Celebrity Presentation Evening
The Devon Soccer Challenge at Brixham has developed an enviable reputation as one of the most organised and successful football tournaments in the South. Much research has gone in to finding the right football venue to stage the tournament and the superb private grounds at Stoke Gabriel FC set in the heart of the picturesque Devon countryside and the spacious Clennon Valley Sports complex provide the venues for this superb tournament. In 2012 over 80 teams played in the Devon Soccer Challenge with even more expected in 2013.
Brixham is a great family resort and has a wealth of maritime character with its busy fishing port, buzzing quayside shops, excellent restaurants and pavement cafes, plus sandy beaches and secluded coves give way to the towering cliffs at Berry Head - offering breathtaking views.
Accommodation is at sister parks Riviera Bay and Landscove Holiday Parks with a spectacular setting, comfortable accommodation, great facilities and entertainment to keep everyone occupied.
Ray Clemence, England Goalkeeping Coach
No football tournament would be complete without a Celebrity Presentation Evening. Held at Riviera Bay Holiday Park it's an exciting evening to remember. Every player plus the team manager gets to meet and greet the celebrity guest and is photographed receiving their trophy. Celebrities at Brixham have included John Barnes and Ray Clemence the England World Cup Goalkeeping coach.
Tournament Age Groups
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s - 7 a side
U11s, U12s - 9 a side
U13s, U14s, U15s - 11 a side
Girls U11, U12 - 7 a side
FREE TEAM REGISTRATION FOR U7s AND U8s
If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates by clicking on 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!
Both parks have comfortable chalets and are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. When you're not enjoying the many facilities and entertainment the parks have to offer, why not stroll down to the unspoilt fishing village at Brixham?
A popular holiday resort set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens. Landscove provides a very welcoming atmosphere for your stay. All the family will enjoy the superior facilities and accommodation this established park has to offer. Free entertainment is non-stop, with daytime and nightly cabarets in the superb Ocean Club.
Other features include:
- Indoor Pool
- Football pitches
- Short tennis
- Kid’s Musketeer Club
Riviera Bay Park
Occupying a spectacular position with stunning views across the secluded bay and close to Brixham’s busy fishing harbour, it remains a firm favourite with many teams returning year after year. There is an excellent range of facilities on the park and a nightly live programme.
Other features include:
- Indoor Pool
- Adventure playground
- Assault course
- Amusement arcade
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Satellite TV
- Fast food takeaway
Tournament Information Brixham
The Devon Soccer Challenge at Brixham has developed an enviable reputation as one of the most organised and successful football tournaments in the UK. In 2012 the event drew interest from all over the UK and in the past has received international interest from Europe & even as far afield as Africa!
The tournament is staged in the superb private grounds at Stoke Gabriel FC set in the heart of the Devon countryside, and at the large Clennon Valley Sports Complex, providing excellent facilities for changing, catering and parking. In 2012 over 80 teams played in the Devon Soccer Challenge with even more expected in 2013. Last year this fantastic tournament welcomed England 1966 legend Martin Peters as the special guest, delighting parents and children alike.
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.
|Born on or after||Sept 2005||Sept 2004||Sept 2003||Sept 2002||Sept 2001
||Sept 1999||Sept 1998||Sept 1997|
|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||11 a side|
|Age Group||Girls U11||Girls U12|
|Squad Size||7 a side||7 a side|
Dates and Prices
|Riviera Bay 4, 6 Berth Standard & Superior Chalets
Landscove 4, 6, 8 Berth Standard & Superior Chalets
Fri 24 - Mon 27 May 2013
||Superior Sleeping 8||Superior Sleeping 7||Superior Sleeping 4 - 6
Riviera Bay Holiday Park
Landscove Holiday Park
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.