Once a season per age group we use the fantastic facilities at Goals Soccer Centres, with their 3G astroturf courts, to host pre-match tournaments.
These are free for any group coming to watch a game, and consist of a group stage followed by a knockout, usually a cup and a plate, with quick fire. The tournaments run from midday till 2pm, giving you a full afternoon of activity both playing and watching football.
For under-7s and 8s we put on non-competitive football festivals where we aim to give each team the maximum 40-minutes of football allowed by the FA.
The tournaments this year will take place on the following dates;
Under 7: Sat Dec 8th Cheltenham Town
Under 8: Sat Apr 13th York City
Under 9: Sat Apr 27th Barnet
Under 10: Sat Dec 22nd Aldershot Town
Under 11: Sat Mar 23rd Oxford United
Under 12: Sat Nov 17th Wycombe Wanderers
Under 13: Sat Mar 9th Accrington Stanley
Under 14: Sat Sep 22nd Chesterfield
Under 15: Sat Oct 13th Exeter City
Under 16: Sat Feb 9th Rochdale
Men: Sat Jan 5th Fleetwood Town
To book your place or for more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't just take our word for it, here's what people wrote in to say about our tournaments last season:
"Thanks for another great day and please extend my thanks to the referees. I shall give an update to the other Managers and look to organise a Banbury Irish day if we can." Mario Pascoe, Banbury Irish under-13
"It was a great day all round despite the NTFC result. It was cool to reach the final at goals. My boys did me proud." Anne Davies, Moulton Magpies under-16
"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for organising the tournament. The players really enjoyed it and we all thought it was a well run affair .Our seats were great in the stadium afterwards and the kids loved the whole experience" Phil Shaw, Mawsley under-11
"Mixed results for Parklands on the day, but I think in general the boys enjoyed the day & they also got to see a Cobblers victory! Some of them asked whether something like this would be organised again?" Darren Roach, Parklands Tigers under-15
" First competitive this season for the boys and we struggled a bit but they all really enjoyed it and the organization was excellent. Enjoyed the game as well - not the result - but at least we saw some goals." Paul Taylor, Welford Victoria under-11
" A quick email to say thanks for Saturday. All the lads had a great time.The tournament is a quick way of losing a few pounds! Good Luck for the rest of the season." Andrew Scott, Banbury Irish under-12
"Hi Joss, just to say well done on organising the tournament and day out for us, we had a great time, you did a thoroughly professional job, very impressed! Anything else you can throw our clubs way then please do, I will certainly big you up at our next club meeting." Ian Grimsley, Hillmorton under-15
"Excellent day all round great format and very well organised. Thanking you for the invite. Well done you and the Cobblers!" Ian Ward, Weekley Rovers under-13
"Thanks for Saturday really enjoyed it so did our boys"
Oliver Hartup, Drayton Grange under-9 Day
"We had a great day and actually winning the plate was a huge bonus. Really appreciate the invitation, Best wishes, Ron"
Ron Little, Brixworth Juniors under-10
"Thanks for organising yesterday. Even though we came bottom, the kids all seemed to enjoy themselves. One of my team said that if the Cobblers had had to keep the ball below waist height like we had to at Goals yesterday, the might have played better!"
Neil Martin, Parklands Tigers under-10
"We had a fab day all round it was a fantastic way to finish the season and all the parents said they would do it again so thanks again mate hope to see you soon enjoy your summer"
Graham McCallum, Banbury Irish U10s.