The Intersport Youth Football Festival is 13 years old
The popular youth football tournament, Intersport Youth Football Festival will be organized for the 15th time between 4 and 10 July 2019 in Hungary. The international youth tournament will be in the city of Kaposvar which is among the largest cities in West-Transdanubium with its 65000 inhabitants and also the center of Somogy County.
Youth football players, ages 8-17, have participated at the youth football festival all the way from Morocco to England or China to Venezuela in the last 14 years. The festival can’t be looked at as only a sport event. It is much more than that. This European Youth Football Tournament gives an opportunity to young football players from different nations to meet, to get to know the others’ culture and become friends. Friendships made in childhood years can grow into life long relationships, and opportunities for the coexistence of different nations.
This is one of the reasons why this european youth football camp fits into FIFA’s most important goal – SAY NO TO RACISM. This European football tour also gives a great and extraordinary experience to those young football players and their accompanists who come from other continents like America, Africa or Asia.
Participants of the international youth football tournament may relax after their games at Lake Balaton which is Europe’s largest freshwater lake and it is only an hour away from Kaposvar. And if we take it into consideration that the international youth football cup is being organized in the warmest month of the summer, an excursion to Lake Balaton could mean a great recreation. „Competition, friendship and fun” – lets have this as the slogan of the youth football cup since these are all there at the football tournament.
Intersport Youth Football Festival program
4 July, 2019
Arrival day for the participating teams, until 22:00 (10 PM).
5 July 2019
1st match day (group phase) All teams are divided to groups in one age group.
Evening: opening ceremony
6 July 2019
2nd match day (group phase)
7 July 2019
3rd match day (group phase)
8 July 2019
Play off phase. All teams play also this day at least one match.
9 July 2019
Semi finals and finals in some age goups.
Evening: closing party
10 July 2019
Departure of teams
The Intersport Youth Football Festival will be among the best world youth tournaments in 2019
4 July 2019 will be a significant day in the history of international youth football tournaments. This will be the opening day of the football tour that will host the Intersport Youth Football Festival in the city of Kaposvar, Hungary. This European Youth Football Cup will be organized for the 15th time. The youth football tournament will be in 10 age categories and about the same football fields. The most important matches will be played on the field of the city’s football team which plays in Hungary’s first league. The youth football cup will only have winners since this European football tournament guarantees an everlasting experience to everybody. There are even world class football players who remember their participation at such a youth football tournament. Young football players will have an opportunity to visit Europe’s larges fresh-water lake, Balaton, or the capital, Budapest and other beuatiful sights of Hungary while participating at the youth football cup. Participants coming from another continent like South-America, Asia or Africa can get to know another continent at this European youth football tournament. We welcome all youth to this great and exciting international youth football tournament.
Youth Football Festival 2019: where the future meets!
The Youth Football Festival will be organized in Hungary in 2019 for the 15th time. Young players from age group under 8 till under 17 from more than 50 countries may debut at the Intersport Youth Football Festival. Participating teams do not have to be members of a professional club, so city, county, regional and school teams, as well as any other youth football team may take part in this event.
Conditions for participating at the international youth football cup
The primary goal of the youth football tournament is to build international relations. The children from different countries can learn about each other's customs and culture, and make new friendships. This is proven by the variegation of the countries which participated at the youth football tour since 2005. Another important purpose is that the children get to know other cultures and the basics of fair play. Also note that this youth football cup is not only a European youth football tournament since the organizers await teams from all over the world. This has been proved by the more than fifty countries such as Argentina, Brasil, India, The Philippines, Venezuela or Peru, which have participated in previous years.
Football camp: bridge which connects the different nations
The organizers expect more than 200 teams from different points of the world for this one week long youth football tour. The games will be played on 20 fields in the city of Kaposvár. As the name of this international youth football tournament, INTERSPORT Youth Football Festival, suggests this football cup does not compare to any other world youth tournaments. This youth football cup is also known for not only being a sport event but a festival where the main goal is for the young players to meet other players, build international connections with them and other members of football. This helps them to be better and more open players. This type of youth football tournament gives a life long experience to the children and it is suitable to build friendships beyond borders. The youth football tour also broadens the children’s mind while supports the importance of sport.
European football tour? Dare to dream bigger!
There are several European youth football cups but the world of the Intersport Youth Football Festival is completely different. Teams from all over the world participate at this event and it is more like a youth football camp than a bloodily serious sport event. Victory is of course victory but the cup itself has a different meaning. The main purpose of this festival which has been achieved in the last ten years, for the future great players, the talented kids to gather together, get to know each other, make life long friendships and healthy rivalry bring them even closer. The event provides free and easy atmosphere and troubless entertainment while the common theme is under their feet.
Intersport Youth Football Festival - International Youth Football Tournament in Europe
4-10 July 2019.
Kaposvár – Hungary