Hawaii International Cup

August 4-10th (tournament play 6/7/8th)

In its 27th edition year, the 2021 Hawaii International Cup is open to U.S. and international teams with divisions for boys & girls from U8 through U19. The tournament accommodates all levels of play and is the largest competitive youth soccer tournament in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club – Hawaii’s oldest and most successful soccer club – hosts the Hawaii International Cup and is dedicated to continuing its proud history by presenting a quality competitive tournament to teams from all countries, the continental United States and the Hawaiian Islands.

In the past, international teams from Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Guam, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and Sweden, along with U.S. teams from California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Delaware, Arizona, Wisconsin, Virginia, New York, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Hawaii have combined to make this Hawaii’s premier youth tournament.

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Accommodation Options
Camp Palehua

We are offering three accommodation packages for teams entering the tournament. Details of each are outlined below.

Camp Palehua (16 miles to tournament venue)
Camp Pālehua is part of 1,600 acres of conservation and agricultural land. perched on the southern slopes of the Wai’anae mountains, nestled in a forest with commanding views of the southern and western coastline of O’ahu.

Why choose this package?
Cost – this is the most affordable package we offer.
Activities on site for players and families
Less traffic on this side of the Island
Best option for team bonding
Package includes breakfast

Facilities include:
Five rental homes (‘Ohana, Kilo, Kokua, Makali`i and Mahaholokai houses)
Four separate bunkhouses that can sleep up to 64 people,
One large Paniolo bunkhouse with individual bunking units that can sleep up to 48 people.
Swimming pool (Requires a certified lifeguard)
Large open field
Camp Kitchen and Mess Hall
Campfire circle
Outdoor basketball court
Open air pavilion
Conference Room/Meeting hall
Miles of hiking trails
Ancient Native Hawaiian cultural sites
Low ropes challenge course

Hampton Inn Kapolei

Hampton Inn Kapolei                                  (11 miles to tournament venue)
The new Hapton Inn and Suites is the first Hampton Hotel in Hawaii and is situated within the Ka Makana Ali’l shopping centre.

Why choose this package?
The nearest option to the tournament venue.
Activities and beaches nearby
Many shops and restaurants nearby
Package includes hot breakfast

Hotel Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 175 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.

Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Laundry facilities and on-site convenience store.

Aqua Skyline

Aqua Skyline (18 miles to tournament venue)
If you look up when you’re in Waikiki the tallest building you will see is the appropriately named Aqua Skyline at Island Colony.

At 44 stories tall, it’s accommodation offers full panoramic views of Waikiki Beach. This hotel is situated in the heart of the World famous neighbourhood of Waikiki, which is home to fantastic beaches, top quality restaurants, the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium.

Why choose this package?
Affordable option for Waikiki accommodation.
Comfortable rooms with kitchenettes.
Everything you need is nearby.
5 minutes walk to the beach.

Rooms & Suites at Aqua Skyline
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony Waikiki rooms feature modern furniture and decor plus spacious 108-square-foot private lanai balconies.
The newly renovated deluxe studios and one-bedrooms all include WiFi and kitchenettes with granite countertops, allowing you to vacation in Waikiki with all the comforts of home.

Amenities
Sun & Swim -Soak up the sun on the expansive sun deck, take a refreshing swim in our outdoor pool, or relax in the sauna and jet spa.

Stay Fit – Taking a vacation doesn’t mean you need to abandon your workout routine. Get in your daily workout in the modern fitness centre, complete with treadmills, exercise machines, and weights.

Tour Itinerary
Hawaiian Luau

Wednesday, August 4th: Depart for Honolulu International Airport. The flight takes just under 18 hours with a layover in either Canada or the USA depending upon which airline you fly with.

Upon arrival in Honolulu, you will be met by a representative of the tournament and taken to pick up the rental vehicles. All tours include enough 12-15 seater vehicles for your group. Make your way to the accommodation of your choice. Check-in and relax!

Thursday, August 5th: After breakfast take the opportunity for some light training. You will also check in to the tournament in the afternoon. Check-in time is from 3.30-4.30 p.m.

All International teams must provide:
Player passports
Player picture identification cards. If your team does not have League ID cards, a photo of each player should be provided in addition to the passport.
A letter from the National Association approving the team’s participation in the tournament.
Medical release: All players must have signed medical release forms at team check-in. Forms must also be available throughout the tournament.

After check-in you will play a ‘scrimmage’ against a team from your hosts, this will give you a chance to see how the locals play before the tournament begins tomorrow.

A welcome Luau will be held at Paradise Cove this evening. This is a Hawaiian feast featuring lively music and vibrant cultural performances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia.

Your Hawaiian Luau begins with a tropical Mai Tai greeting and traditional Hawaiian music to set the festive mood of the evening.

After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the Beach and witness the time-honoured techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony.

The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove’s extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favourites and continental cuisine.

Tournament Match

The tournament matches are played on Friday, 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of August. You will play at least four matches during the tournament.

Teams will be placed in pools of at least four teams.
At this stage, plus the quarter-finals U15 through to U19 games will be 2 x 30 mins. U11-U14 games will be 2 x 25 mins, whilst all younger age groups will play 2 x 20-minute halves.

Semi-finals will be 5 mins longer each half at all age groups, other than U6/U7 and U8. Whilst the finals will be 10 minutes longer at U17, 18 and 19, 5 mins longer at U13, U14, U15 and U16.

The tournament closing ceremony will be held at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 8th.

Surfing the Waves!

Monday, August 9th: Now the tournament is over its time to relax and take in some of the many, many attractions Oahu has to offer. Here are some ideas:

For example, why not Experience Kualoa Ranch on the Windward Side and head to Hawaii’s slice of Hollywood.

Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000-acre park that attracts hundreds of visitors daily, not only to see dramatic landscape where movies like Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbour were filmed and popular TV shows like Lost, and Hawaii Five-O but also to engage in many exciting outdoor activities. Spend a day exploring the vast grounds, riding ATVs, horseback riding, kayaking to a secret island, zip-lining across the jungle, and a multitude of other equally entertaining options!

Or you could Surf Waikiki waves. There are some great south swells near Waikiki that’ll keep the beginners entertained.  Some of these surf spots are Walls, Publics, and Canoes. Intermediate surfers can sharpen their skills at the surf breaks at Kaisers, Bowls, Ala Moana, and Diamond  Head.

Royal Hawaiin Center

Tuesday, August 10th: Time to purchase those last-minute souvenirs before leaving for the airport to catch your return flight to the UK this evening.

A great place to get these is The Royal Hawaiian Center which is the premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural destination in Waikīkī, comprising shops and restaurants over three city-blocks of Hawaii’s renowned Kalākaua Avenue.

Royal Hawaiian Center is home to more than 100 stores and an impressive line-up of hands-on activities for the whole family. You can shop, dine and be entertained by the essence of true Hawaii presented with aloha in Waikiki.

Hawaiian gifts and speciality aloha apparel are in abundance in Waikiki, but at Royal Hawaiian Center one-of-a-kind finds and uniquely authentic gifts are conveniently available in one beautiful location.

Speciality island-wear for the casual explorer can be found at Crazy Shirts, while Lole Hawaii Aloha Wear provides an array of floral prints and comfortable patterns for the whole family and Allure swimwear offers the latest fashions in bikini sets, suits and beachwear. From Island Soap & Candle Works to Simply Wood Studios and Royal Hawaiian Golf Shop you’ll leave with something very special.

Getting There
GoBYSA - Honolulu Airport

There are no direct flights from the UK to Honolulu airport but don’t let that put you off. It’s really quite easy to get there with short layovers in either Canada or the USA.

Here are a few options available to you:

From Dublin via San Francisco with Aer Lingus
From Dublin via San Francisco with United

From London Gatwick via Vancouver with WestJet

From London Heathrow via Seattle with Air France
From London Heathrow via Seattle with Delta
From London Heathrow via Seattle with Virgin Atlantic

From Manchester via LAX with Virgin Atlantic
From Manchester via LAX with Delta
From Manchester via LAX with KLM

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