Barcelona Summer Cup

1-5th July 2019

Barcelona Summer Cup is an international youth football tournament for boys and girls, held in Salou and Cambrils area in the south of Barcelona. In the past teams have travelled from Bangladesh, England, Faroe Isles, Finland, Iceland, Israel, Mauritius, Norway, N.Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA to join the Spanish in this fantastic event.

All the matches in the tournament will be played at a fantastic football venue with 8 full size fields – four high quality natural grass (two hybrid fields) and four latest generation artificial grass fields. Please remember that it is strictly forbidden to use football boots with metal studs!

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Accommodation
Hotel Best Maritim

Your tournament hotel will be confirmed about 14 days before the tournament starts.  All tournament hotels will be near the beach.

Tournament hotels in 2018: Hotel Best Maritim, Best Cambrils, Best Negresco, Best Cap Salou.

Tournament Programme

Monday, July 1st: Arrival.  You will be met by a tournament representative in the arrival area, who will take you to the tournament bus to Football Salou for the Tournament check in and age check.  Transfer to your hotel where in the evening you will take dinner.

Tuesday/Wednesday July 2nd and 3rd: After breakfast the tournament matches begin.

Meals: All meals will be served in the hotel.  A varied breakfast buffet, which includes hot and cold dishes, also hot and cold drinks.  As for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy a wide variety of both hot and cold food from the buffet style restaurant. Mineral water is included with lunch and dinner.

You have free time on both days where, if you wish, you can visit Port Aventura or Camp Nou.

Thursday, July 4th: After breakfast more tournament matches culminating in the finals, followed by the trophy presentation which takes place after the final matches. Each player gets a tournament medal. Four best teams of each age group get a tournament trophy Best Player, Top Scorer and Best Goalkeeper get a tournament trophy. Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

Friday, July 5th: After breakfast and lunch at the hotel. Depending upon your flight times you may wish to visit Camp Nou on the way back to the airport. The unguided tour normally take 1.5 – 2 hours.

Free Time

Things to do during your free time are a visit to Port Aventura Theme Park or Waterpark and  Camp Nou Experience. Here’s what you can expect at each attraction…

Port Aventura Theme Park. Experience a world of adventure visiting exotic places such as China, Polynesia, Far West, México, Mediterrània and SésamoAventura, the family area inspired by the world of Sesame Street. Discover full-on 135km/h adrenaline coasters, gentle jungle swings for the kids and colourful shows from precise acrobatics to card tricks and magicians.

Test your nerves on the 8-loop Dragon Khan which reaches speeds of over 70mph, whilst Hurakan Condor stands at over 100 metres tall and lifts its riders slowly to the top before plunging to the ground in freefall!

The terrifying Furius Baco ride accelerates from 0 to 80 mph in less than 3 seconds, twisting through trenches and tunnels over the spectacular Port Aventura Lake!  Waterfalls of a miniature to a grand scale carve the landscape through Polynesia making room for the likes of Tutuki Splash, a saturating volcanic river splash ride.

Shambhala is a rollercoaster of giant proportions! A 76 metres high, it’s the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe, reaching speeds of 80 mph as you challenge the longest drop in Europe. Shambhala will have all the ingredients of a fantastic and memorable adventure: scaling the highest summits, descending into abseil chasms and journeying through dark tunnels and mountain lakes, all on a ride featuring an outline reminiscent of a real mountain range. Enter Angkor, the fantastic Lost Kingdom of Cambodia for an exciting interactive family river adventure. Board your boat at the temple and embark on a watery journey through the jungle, using your water cannon to shoot at the pythons, monkeys and tigers found in the temple, so that your boat can freely pass through. As you enter a town you must hit the targets so the locals will let you carry on your way. Finally, the naval battle awaits … Who will win?

Port Aventura Water Park. At the Caribbean themed Port Aventura Caribe Water Park, kick back on the lazy river in an oversized rubber ring or relax in the shade of the palm trees.

If you’ve still got energy to burn then there’s more than enough to quench your desire in the shape of high speed water slides and vast wave pools. Young children also have their own swimming area, with water jets and Baby Bungee.

Challenge the barracudas and demonstrate who is the bravest Pirate of the Caribbean on these exciting slides; you will spin without stopping along the curves of this hilarious attraction. Enjoy an adventurous voyage on El Rio Loco, that circles the park on its 1500 metre route or maybe test your rafting skills on El Torrente.

Reserved only for the most daring of the family, El Torrente is one of the most enjoyable attractions at the Water Park.

The chaotic El Tifón slides will lead you into a Caribbean storm with the strength of the hurricane and the vastness of the Atlantic Oceanit will wrap you in a refreshing and fun adventure through its dizzying declines.

Climb the highest tower of The Mambo and Limbo and slide down its dramatic slides full of dips, making an incredible splash at the end! Other highlights include a 6-lane racer slide where adults and children can compete to see who can get down the fastest, a lazy river and two new swimming pools a Sesame Street pirate ship adventure for the kids and a relaxing Caribbean-themed pool for the grown-ups!

The Camp Nou Experience. This tour retraces the steps of players that have made history, such as Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola, Ronaldinho, Suarez, Neymar and Messi among others.

Visitors can feel the true Barça passion by visiting the most emblematic areas of the Camp Nou.

Discover the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch, from where a panoramic view of the whole stadium can be enjoyed, you can also sit on the first team bench!

In addition you will visit the Museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona. Here any football fan’s dream comes true as they sense just what it is like to be a Barça player. You go on to visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the press room and the commentary boxes.

The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating Multimedia space, which was renovated in January 2010, and which has been received enthusiastically by members and visitors.

It’s possible to expand your visit, at extra cost, with an Audio guide service or a personal guide, ask us for further details of either of these.  The recommended time for a visit is approximately an hour and a half.

Getting There

The nearest airport is Reus which is 7 miles away from the tournament base. Here are a list of airlines that fly there from the UK and Ireland.

AlbaStar (all seasonal) from Cork, Dublin, Knock and Shannon.

City Jet (seasonal) from Dublin

BA (seasonal) from Glasgow.

Cello Aviation (all seasonal) from Cork, Dublin and Shannon

easyJet from London-Luton.

Jet2 (all seasonal) from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.

Ryan Air from London-Stansted plus seasonal from Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Liverpool, London-Southend, Manchester and Shannon.

Thomas Cook from Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

TUI (all seasonal) from Aberdeen, Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Another option is to fly into Barcelona El Prat which is 60 miles away. The following airlines fly there.

Aer Lingus from Dublin plus seasonal from Cork.

BA from London-Gatwick and London-Heathrow, plus seasonal from Edinburgh and Glasgow,

CityJet seasonal from Belfast-International.

easyJet fromBristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend and Newcastle upon Tyne, plus seasonal from Belfast-International.

Jet2 from Manchester, plus seasonal from Glasgow and Leeds/Bradford.

Norwegian Air Shuttle from London–Gatwick, plus seasonal from Edinburgh.

Ryan Air from Birmingham, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Manchester and Prestwick.

Vueling from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick and Manchester, plus seasonal from Cardiff.

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