Blackpool is once again preparing to welcome 350 youth football teams and over 10,000 attendees during the May Day bank holiday weekens as they return for Blackpool Cup tournaments.
The tournaments will bring a major boost to the local economy as well as showcasing Blackpool’s credentials as a family-friendly resort, capable of hosting major International sporting events.
Teams are travelling from seven countries across Europe, including Netherlands, Poland, Ireland and the four home nations together with more than 70 local teams based in Blackpool in which is sure to be an exciting festival of football and fun.
The weekend kicks off with an official opening ceremony at the iconic Blackpool Tower Circus on Friday 28 April. Matches will be played over at the excellent new facilities on Common Edge Road at the Airport Enterprise Zone and UCLan Sports Arena.
This year the Blackpool Cup is supporting two local charities, the NHS Blue Skies Hospital Funds and Blackpool Carers along with the Butterfly Tree Charity in Zambia. There will be donation stations set up for people to bring along any old kit and boots, which will be sent out to Zambia after the competitions along with the tournament match balls.