ESF Partners

With a passion for sport and over 30 years experience organising some of the UK’s most prestigious youth sporting events, ESF Events are the leading specialist sports tour operator in the UK.

Since our first event in 1989, over 1.25 Million people have put their trust in ESF and participated in our festivals. Our promise to all youth sports teams is that we will continue to do everything possible to ensure your experience an unforgettable tour of the very highest quality.

ESF Events are delighted to be the only company trusted by Butlin’s to stage youth football festivals at their award winning resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. 50,000 people join ESF Events on tour every year at Butlin’s and it’s not hard to see why teams are queuing up to return. With superb sports and leisure facilities, fantastic evening entertainment and a great range of accommodation and dining options, Butlin’s is the perfect base for an action-packed tour.

ESF’s festivals at Haven’s All Action Park in Ayr, Scotland, are widely regarded as the premier youth football festivals of their kind in Scotland. Set in a stunning coastal location and offering modern accommodation, great entertainment and facilities including the huge indoor pool complex, ESF at Haven Craig Tara in Ayr is the perfect choice for junior football teams looking for a great end of season football tour in Scotland.

Win your age section at ESF 2024 at Butlin’s and your team will be invited to attend the prestigious ESF Grand Finale, our Champion of Champions event, which is staged at the home of England’s National teams – St George’s Park!

St George’s Park is one of the World’s finest training facilities. This £105m facility, set in 330-acres of Staffordshire countryside, is the home of England’s 24 national teams. The ESF Grand Finale has offered many young footballers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest players on the planet.

ESF are proud to partner with Grassroots Football UK (GRF), the VOICE of Grassroots Football in the UK! GRF’s iconic logo is known and trusted throughout the United Kingdom for Respect, Integrity and Sportsmanship. They  proudly represent the grassroots community – and offer support, resources and advocacy on behalf the millions of people that play the game or support the game. Find our more at

We’re proud to be supporting the NSPCC once again at ESF 2024. £5 of the Team Registration Fee paid by each touring team for ESF 2024 will be donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 and SC037717). Over £40,000 has been donated to the NSPCC in recent years with this scheme.