Youdan Trophy offers the most competitive international academy football in England with top quality accommodation and playing facilities. The tournament is by invitation only and teams are selected based on previous performance as well as stature of the club, which is normally based on their on-line application, normally available towards the end of the calendar year, for the following year’s tournament. In past years, teams and referees have travelled to Sheffield from five continents. The competition aims to deliver a high quality of football standard as well as giving young players a chance to play in a world class competition, whilst making new friends and enjoying a football themed week.
2017 will see the competition grow to 40 teams as clubs from all around the world dawn on Sheffield for the third annual Youdan Trophy. Applications have now closed for this year's tournament.
The Youdan Trophy draw is scheduled to take place in the middle of April in Sheffield, with more details to be released in the very near future.
The tournament will comprise of 40 teams and 2 age groups. Both age categories will have teams drawn into 4 groups of 5. The winners of the groups will go on to contest the semi finals and finals. Each team, over the course of five days will play at least one game a day.
Full details of scheduling will be released at a later date.