Football's Leading Youth Tournament in the N East
Celebrity Presentation Evening
The Haggerston Castle Championship is the North East’s number one football tournament and after a fantastic year is now one of the largest youth football tournaments in the UK.
In 2012 we were delighted to welcome Newcastle legend Nobby Solano as the special guest at the event and we received entries from teams in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.
If you are looking for the best in playing facilities together with a 5 star superior park then the Haggerston Castle Championship is the perfect choice for you.
The football is played at Berwick High School, which boasts excellent playing surfaces and a host of facilities including changing rooms and a variety of refreshments. When not playing football sample the incredible beauty of Northumberland National Park or take your team to one of the many famous castles.
Berwick-Upon-Tweed is a fascinating town close to the Scottish border and situated on the North East coast of Northumberland - it’s rich in castles and boasts an area of outstanding natural beauty. Berwick is considered one of the most picturesque towns on the regions coast, mainly because of its attractive red roofed houses, elegant and attractive Georgian buildings, and its location at the mouth of the river Tweed.
Accommodation is at Haven's five star Haggerston Castle Holiday Park with its 5-star facilities it is the perfect location for your football tour. With a spacious setting around seven lakes, fantastic sporting
facilities, you will see why this is one of the most desirable holiday parks in the country.
TAKE YOUR TEAM TO THE FLAGSHIP TOURNAMENT OF THE NORTH
Our celebrity presentation nights are an unforgettable finale to the tournament which everyone will enjoy Held at Haggerston Holiday Park on the Sunday evening.
We were delighted to welcome former Arsenal, Glasgow Celtic and Scotland legend Charlie Nicholas, and Tottenham Hotspur's Ossie Ardiles.
Tournament Age Groups
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s - 7 a side
U11s, U12s - 9 a side
U13s, U14s - 11 a side
U10, U12, U14 - 7 a side
FREE 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!
• One of the largest tournaments in the North East
• 5 star holiday park
• Luxurious accommodation
• 9 hole golf course, tennis courts
• Spa treatment rooms
• Area of outstanding beauty, close to
Haggerston Castle Holiday Park
With its 5-star facilities, Haggerston Castle Holiday Park is the perfect location for your football tour. With a spacious setting around seven lakes, fantastic sporting facilities, you will see why this is one of the most desirable holiday parks in the country. Haven offers you a superb choice of accommodation ranging from the great value standard caravans to the luxurious prestige accommodation. There is a choice of caravans sleeping 4, 6 or 8, which includes colour TV, fully fitted kitchens with full size cookers, fridges and kettles and all gas, electricity and water.
Facilities and entertainment include:
- Heated Indoor Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Archery Coaching
- Fencing Coaching
- Kids Clubs
- Kart Hire
- 9-Hole golf course
- Boating lake & boat hire
- Trampolines and Bouncy castle
- Amusement centre
- Spa Treatments
- Top family entertainment
- Range of bars & restaurants
- Shops & Bakery
Moderate extra charge and height restrictions may apply.
Tournament Information Haggerston
The Haggerston Castle championship has now become the flag ship tournament of the north and is now established as one of the largest tournaments in the UK. As Berwick upon Tweed borders Scotland we are very pleased to receive many bookings from out Scottish friends making the tournament even more exciting.
In 2012 we were delighted to welcome Newcastle legend Nobby Selano to the tournament. If you are looking for a fantastic football venue together with a 5 star park then the Haggerston Castle Championship is the perfect choice for you. The football is played at Berwick High School, which boasts excellent playing surfaces with fantastic views over the town of Berwick and the North Sea. The venue has plenty of parking and is only 6 miles drive from the holiday park.
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 Haggerston
|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|
Dates and Prices
|Haggerston Castle & Berwick Holiday Parks
4, 6, 8 Berth Caravans
Fri 3rd May - Mon 6th May
|8 Berth sleeping
|8 Berth sleeping
|4* or 6 Berth
|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.