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The 2020 dates are April 11th – April 12th. The group stages are to be played on Saturday April 11th and on Sunday April 12th all final games will be played. The tournament…


The 2020 dates are April 11th – April 12th. The group stages are to be played on Saturday April 11th and on Sunday April 12th all final games will be played.

The tournament is played using FIFA or FA rules. At the start of the tournament teams are divided into groups where they are drawn at random to play off against each other in a pool stage format. During the knockout stage of the tournament all teams revert back to equal status, with the exception of any bans, which run into the knockout stages. All knock out games will be decided by the team who scores the most goals in the match.Three points will be awarded for a win and one point for a draw All finalists will receive a Manchester Cup medal for reaching the finals, with the winning team being presented with a specially designed Manchester Cup trophy.

Manchester Cup is open to:

Boys Teams U7 to U16 & Mens

Girls Teams U10 to U18 & Ladies

Your hosts will be football club Manchester University Sports Complex

Marathon Sports Travel’s Package to the Manchester Cup is perfect for both girl’s and boy’s schools & Clubs teams along with Ladies’ & Men’s Teams. Contact us on or +353 1 475 5010 (ext 4) to get your team quote


Day 1


You will be met at your club grounds by your luxury coach and driver who will accompany you for the duration of the trip.


Your coach will transfer you to Dublin Port for your sailing to Holyhead. Upon arrival your coach will drop you to Manchester.


When you arrive in Manchester you will get the chance to explore a Premier League Stadium by way of guided stadium tour.

Day 2


A delicious breakfast will be served for your group in the hotel, after which your coach will pick you up and drop you to football club Ter Leede


Upon arrival at Manchester University Sports Complex you will complete registration process and enter into the group stages of the tournament.


After the final game of the group stages your coach will pick you up and drop you to the hotel to freshen up. You can add a game of bowling to the evening at an additional cost.

Day 3


An early breakfast will be served in your hotel before your coach picks you up for the final day of the Easter Open Amsterdam West Tournament.


Day 2 of the tournament is the final day in which all final games are played. At the end of the day the tournament winners will be crowned.


After an exciting two days of playing in an international soccer tournament you will get the evening to relax at the hotel.

Day 4


Breakfast will be served at the hotel before the group checks out from the hotel. Your coach will be waiting to collect you.


Your coach will drop you to Holyhead for your return ferry sailing to Dublin Port.


When you arrive in Dublin Port your coach will transfer your group back to your club or school.

What does the Marathon Sports Travel Manchester Cup Package Include?

  • Return Coach & Ferry Travel
  • Coach Transfers as per itinerary
  • Stadium tour of Old Trafford or Etihad Stadium
  • One Game of Bowling
  • All Entry Costs for teams into the Tournament
  • 3 Nights accommodation
  • Breakfast Each Morning in the hotel
  • Play a minimum of 6 matches for each team in the tournament
  • Online Tour Booking system (if required)
  • Group Travel Insurance


Absolutely, Marathon Travel offer packages for both girls and boys teams across a variety of age groups.

Boys Teams U7 to U16 & Mens

Girls Teams U10 to U18 & Ladies

We tailor make our packages as per any specific requests made by the group. Contact us now to receive a quote for your custom team tour. Email us on or call us on +353 1 475 5010 ext 4

How Much does Marathon Sports Travel's Manchester Cup Packages Cost?

Our Manchester Cup Package varies in price depending on your groups requirements. Prices vary depending on how many students will travel as part of the group and if you would like to add any additional activities.

Please email: for further information or call our offices on +3531 4755010 ext. 4 and one of our team will be happy to assist.


You will need a full team to be able to compete as part of the tournament, anything above this is more than welcome. The more the merrier!

Do You need a passport to travel to the UK by Ferry?

Please find travel advice issued by Irish Ferries and Stena Line below.

Irish and British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel between the two countries, but some form of (photo) identification is however required.

Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements are protected, and our current advice continues to apply. 

Please note that all other nationalities (except Irish or British citizens) require a passport. They should also check with their respective embassies before travelling as they may need a visa.

Passengers who arrive at our ports without current valid documentation may not be allowed to enter either Ireland or Britain.  Useful means of identification when travelling on these routes include:

  • Valid passport
  • Photographic Driving License
  • International Student Card
  • Government issued photographic ID cards
  • Health insurance/social security photographic ID cards
  • Photographic bus/train pass
  • Place of work photographic ID
  • Birth certificates (for under 18’s with no photo ID)

Please note that we do need the following information for each person travelling by ferry to the UK or France:

  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality

Should you have any further queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us on +353 1 475 5010 ext 4 or


Absolutely, we can tailor make your package if required just email your requirements to our team at or call us on +353 1 4755010 ext. 4 and we will be more than happy to assist


Once you have received your quote and are happy to proceed with your group booking we will create your personalized secure online booking and payment portal.

We can include your school / club logo on the landing page.

We will then forward the group leader a link which can be forwarded to your members. Each person can then individually log in, book their place and make their payment. Saving you the hassle of collecting and dealing with cash!


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