ESF Junior Football Tournaments at Butlin’s Bognor Regis, West Sussex

ESF 2019 is the UK’s biggest youth football festival, with over 1200 junior football teams from all over the UK participating every year. We’re delighted to be returning to Butlin’s Bognor Regis in 2019, to stage the biggest youth football festival on the South Coast. Quite simply, there’s nowhere better to take your team for an action packed football touring experience!

Accommodation & entertainment

Following a sell-out year in 2018, we’re delighted to be returning to Butlin’s award-winning resort to stage two huge ESF festivals in 2019. The entire resort at Butlin’s is booked to stage the festivals, meaning 400 teams from all over the UK will be able to join us! ESF in Bognor Regis is without doubt the biggest and most prestigious youth football festival of its kind on the South Coast.

With quality accommodation, fantastic facilities and superb entertainment, Butlin’s is the perfect base for an unforgettable football tour. The resort has a huge variety of sports and leisure facilities, exciting rides at the Traditional Fairground, superb entertainment venues, quality accommodation and great places to eat and drink.

There’ll be an amazing new art-deco style family pool opening in Easter 2019, which has been designed with seaside inspired features. The new pool includes flumes, Helter Skelter and Stick of Rock slides, a wave pool and Pleasure Garden river rapids along with a
café and new changing village.  

When the evening comes around, there’s a variety of live shows, tribute acts, live bands and discos, so your team will enjoy some amazing family entertainment, at no extra cost! If you’re looking for extra thrills, you can pay a small extra charge for activities like the High Ropes course with Climbing Wall and Zip Wire, Go Karts, Adventure Golf and Ten Pin Bowling.

Butlin’s has a great range of quality accommodation on resort. Those who crave a bit of luxury can book into one of Butlin’s contemporary hotels – the Shoreline with fantastic sea views, the Wave Hotel with its own Games Port or the Ocean Hotel with its own spa!

There’s also a wide selection of places to eat and drink on resort and Butlin’s Dining plans are always a popular choice, where you get breakfast and an evening meal included every day. There’s plenty to choose from and you can go back for seconds as many times as you like, perfect for hungry young footballers! The dining times are scheduled so they don’t clash with your fixtures and you’ll save 20% by booking in advance compared to the on-resort price. There’s also the 1950’s Diner, Traditional Fish & Chips Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, the Beachcomber Inn and new Pub & Kitchen all on resort.

Teddy Sheringham, Robert Pires, Wayne Bridge, Ian Wright, Danny Murphy, Stuart Pearce, Casey Stoney, Matt Le Tissier and Sue Smith have all made special guest appearances at our ESF presentations in Bognor Regis, to help us close the festival in style.

So, if you’re looking for the ultimate touring experience on the South Coast, then look no further. Call ESF, reserve your place, and join us for a great end of season tour at ESF 2019 in Bognor Regis!

Dates, age groups and registration fees

Fri 3 - Mon 6 May 2019
(May Day B/H weekend)
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10 Teams: 7-a-side
U10, U11 Girls: 7-a-side
U11, U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U12, U13, U14, U15 Girls 9-a-side
U13, U14 Teams: 11-a-side
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Fri 17 - Mon 20 May 2019
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10 Teams: 7-a-side
U9, U10, U11 Girls: 7-a-side
U11, U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U12, U13, U14, U15 Girls 9-a-side
U13, U14, U15 Teams: 11-a-side
U13 Inclusive Teams (pan-disability): 5-a-side
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Team registration fee:
£99 per 5-a-side team
£139 per 7-a-side team
£159 per 9-a-side team
£189 per 11-a-side team
Free of charge for inclusive teams
OR Club Registration Fee (unlimited teams) = £399

Accommodation prices

Silver Room

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 berth
3-6 May 2019£135pp
17-20 May 2019£105pp
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Standard Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
3-6 May 2019£139pp
17-20 May 2019£109pp
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Silver Apartment

4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
3-6 May 2019£152pp
17-20 May 2019£119pp
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New Style Silver Apartments

4 berth
3-6 May 2019£157pp
17-20 May 2019£125pp
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Gold Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
3-6 May 2019£165pp
17-20 May 2019£135pp
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Deluxe Suite

2 berth
3-6 May 2019£169pp
17-20 May 2019£139pp
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Seaside Apartments

4, 5 & 6 berth
3-6 May 2019£175pp
17-20 May 2019£145pp
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Shoreline Hotel Room

3 & 4 berth
3-6 May 2019£165pp
17-20 May 2019£135pp
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Shoreline Hotel Stateroom

4 berth
3-6 May 2019£189pp
17-20 May 2019£159pp
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Ocean Hotel Room

2, 4 & 5 berth
3-6 May 2019£179pp
17-20 May 2019£149pp
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Wave Hotel Room

3, 4, 7 & 8 berth
3-6 May 2019£179pp
17-20 May 2019£149pp
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Wave Hotel Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
3-6 May 2019£205pp
17-20 May 2019£175pp
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Accommodation prices are per person (£ Inc VAT) for 3 nights accommodation and include entertainment passes and ESF wristbands.

Balconies, Patios and Sea Views may be available as an optional extra for an additional charge of £5pp in some grades of accommodation.

FREE PLACES: One free place for every 25 paying guests in your party.

Dining plans

Infant 0-1 years

Food CourtFree
Premium & Hotel RestaurantsFree

Toddler 2-5 years

Food Court£15.75
Premium & Hotel Restaurants£20.85

Child 6-14 years

Food Court£31.50
Premium & Hotel Restaurants£41.85

Adult 15 years +

Food Court£62.25
Premium & Hotel Restaurants£83.25

Half Board Dining Plan prices are per person for the weekend and include evening meal on Friday, breakfast and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast on Monday. The meal times are scheduled so they don’t clash with your fixtures and you’ll save 20% by booking in advance compared to the on Resort cost.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of booking. Click here.
  • All members of your party (players, coaches, parents, supporters etc) must book their accommodation through ESF Events Ltd.
  • Accommodation Prices are per person (Inc. VAT) for 3 nights accommodation.
  • Accommodation grades and sizes of unit listed above are subject to availability.
  • Full under-occupancy charges apply if the minimum occupancy is not reached. i.e. if 3 guests book a 4 berth unit of accommodation, they will have to pay for 4 guests.
  • Additional grades of accommodation may be available.
  • *A moderate charge may apply to some facilities.

Call 01664 566360 to Book Now or click here to email us

ESF Score Centre

Your players will feel like they’re in the Premier League while they’re at ESF, with live results and league table updates taking place on the ESF Score Centre.

Celebrity Presentations

Our spectacular presentations are always a tour highlight. Celebrity guests have included Kevin Keegan, Ian Wright, Robert Pires, Wayne Bridge, Sue Smith, Casey Stoney, John Barnes and more.

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