Youth football tournaments in the UK & Europe

If you have a youth football team or a youngster who is mad about the game, then a perfect opportunity to develop their talent and their love of the game is by letting them compete with thousands of other players from across the UK and Europe in an exciting youth football festival.

The ESF festival of football is held at six destinations in the UK and Europe, with over 1100 teams taking part annually. When it comes to exciting youth football tournaments in Europe, there’s no doubt that ESF is up there with the very best.


ESF Festival of Football – The largest youth football tournament in the UK!

The ESF football festivals are staged at specially selected holiday resorts which guarantee non-stop fun for all the family after the football finishes each day.

Three of the venues specifically selected to stage the ESF football tournaments in England are Butlin’s award winning resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. Butlin’s resorts offer great seaside locations, a whole host of entertainment throughout the day and night, as well as a ton of sporting and leisure activities for all the family to enjoy.

The fun continues in Scotland and Wales, at two stunning Haven holiday parks, in Ayr and Pwllheli respectively, which also play host to ESF football tournaments. Finally, teams looking for a great football touring experience in Europe can join ESF at their International Youth Festival of Football at Disneyland Paris!

When you look at the electric buzz and excitement that surrounds the ESF football tournaments, it’s easy to see why ESF is the largest youth football tournament in the UK, and one of the most prestigious football festivals in Europe. It’s an experience that the children and their families will remember for years to come.

We welcome UK & European teams


One of the best things about ESF is the chance to meet and make new footballing friends, whilst competing against teams from all over the UK and Europe at the football tournaments. We welcome youth football teams from all over the UK and Europe, who can come and join in the fun, no matter what their age or ability.

Not only will your team get the opportunity to play the sport they love, they’ll also enjoy one of the highlights of the tour at our UK venues, which is the dramatic presentation ceremony.

To close the ESF festival in style, all players have a night to remember when they receive a special trophy and memento from a well known football celebrity who they will meet in person.

Past ceremonies have seen appearances from celebrity footballing legends such as Robert Pires, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sue Smith, John Barnes, Ian Rush, Stuart Pearce and many more!

That’s not where it ends for the teams who win their age section at the ESF regional football tournaments. Win your age section at ESF and your team will then be given the opportunity to be crowned champion of champions at the ESF Grand Finale, which takes place at the home of England’s 24 national teams – St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

Enter the UK’s No 1 football tournament

So, if you’re looking to provide your team with a youth football tournament experience that they’ll remember with their friends for years to come, then look no further. Join us at ESF’s UK and Europe tournaments and you’ll be guaranteed to be part of something truly special. Get in touch with ESF today to find out more and reserve your team space.