Linfield to take part in 2018 SuperCupNI Tournament

Posted : 12th February 2018 at 12:04:51

Linfield FC is delighted to announce that our application to participate in the 2018 SuperCupNI Tournament in the Minor Section (players born on or after January 1st, 2005) has been successful. The Minor Section has 12 teams taking part.

This will be the first time that a Linfield team will participate in this hugely prestigious Youth tournament (formerly known as the Milk Cup) and which will take place on the North coast between July 23 and July 28.

The tournament is famous across the globe and generates a considerable amount of media publicity and of course, the historic first ever participation of a Linfield team in this popular, family friendly tournament will be featured extensively on Linfieldfc.com

Significant costs will be incurred to ensure participation and Linfield FC is encouraging businesses or supporters clubs to help offset some of the costs, by helping the club through sponsorship of the club's involvement in this week long festival of football, in return for excellent promotion and coverage of, and appreciation for the financial or practical assistance provided, on Linfieldfc.com

If your business or supporters club would like to be one of the sponsors of Linfield's participation in the 2018 SuperCupNI Tournament, contact in the first instance can be made with office@linfieldfc.com or siteeditor@linfieldfc.com

The following is from the SuperCupNI Facebook page

Top Local Clubs in Charge for First Mini SuperCupNI!

Several of Northern Ireland’s top local clubs will be vying for the honour of lifting the inaugural mini SuperCupNI title this summer.

Organisers launched the new competition for Under-13 players a few weeks back and have been astonished by the interest.

“We initially wanted to start with eight teams but quickly realised that we might have to go bigger,” says tournament chairman Victor Leonard.

“We had to limit the number considerably in the end in order to let us trial the first year with a dozen teams.”

Joining Coleraine FC Academy and Bertie Peacock’s will be Linfield, Glenavon, Ballinamallard United, Dungannon Swifts and Glentoran Academy, together with Greenisland Boys – the club that nurtured talent such as Jonny Evans, his younger brother Corry, Josh Carson and Craig Cathcart – and Portadown Boys FC.

Three clubs from outside Northern Ireland will complete the entry with the tournament to be based at the Ulster University in Coleraine which will present a week of special events to coincide with hosting the competition.

The final will be played at Coleraine Showgrounds on the afternoon of Friday, July 27.
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