Gary Gibson - Rangers FC Academy Coach

"I think this tournament provides something unique in the UK. The organisation has been fantastic. Everything surrounding the tournament has been first class."

Greig Robertson - Celtic FC Youth Academy Coach

"A tournament like this is badly needed in the UK. We normally have to fly to Europe or to the States to get real competitive games in a tournament format."

Adam Lawrence - Charlton Athletic FC Youth Development Lead Phase Coach

"We can't be short term thinkers when it comes to development. It's a marathon, not a sprint. There are some big flaws in the present system. Young players are not being given the opportunity to experience high level competitive football."

Neville Burbeary - Sheffield Wednesday Youth Academy Coach

"It's important that we support something like this as professional football clubs. It's tournament football and it's what our kids need. We should be exposing them more to it."

David Hirst - Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton & former England International striker

"The Youdan Trophy competition is going to be one that everyone looks forward to and becomes a big market in football."


Marc Nicholls - Seattle Sounders Coach

"We have been fortunate in attending many top tournaments and the Youdan Trophy is right up there with the best. From excellent fields to the Olympic village feel at the accommodation to the warm and hospitable welcome. We are delighted to be returning in 2017."

Ian Lavery - Everton FC Youth Academy Coach

"The Youdan Trophy provided us with the type of experience we normally have to travel abroad to get. Well organised, good facilities. This has the potential to be a Top tournament to attend."

David Bailey - Accrington Stanley Academy Head of Recruitment

"Thank you for allowing us into the Youdan Trophy tournament. The opportunity and experience we shared will have a great impact on our young players lives, in today's world with  so much negativity towards youth development."

Daniel Gill - Charlton Athletic FC Youth Development Lead Coach

"Thank you again on behalf of all the lads at Charlton FC for what was once again a very well organised and structured tournament. This provided us with an opportunity to work with a group of players in an environment away from the norm. The Youdan not only offered us the opportunity to play against some very good sides but also experience a sample of life as a full time football player."

Martyn Olorenshaw - Birmingham City FC U13 - U14's Lead Coach

"A massive thank you, I thought the tournament was outstanding form start to finish and massively valuable to our players. The accommodation was brilliant, transport and logistics of the coaches could not be faulted. Thank you for the invite and we would love to be considered next year."   

Dean Mohareb - Tournament Director

"Our vision is to have a world class youth tournament, that provides professional clubs and players with development opportunities on and off the field of play."