SUPERCUP NORTHERN IRELAND 2025

JULY 27th TO AUG 1ST, 2025

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Just some of the clubs we have worked with and managed travel for.

WHY SUPERCUP NI?

  • Compete in One of the Most Elite Youth Tournaments: The SuperCup NI, formerly the NI Milk Cup, started in 1983 and has grown to become one of the most renowned youth tournaments in the world. The tournament is held across a number of towns and venues, based largely around the country's scenic North Coast.
  • The History: The inaugural tournament took place in 1983 with eight teams from Northern Ireland and an equal number of visitors including a team from Algeria and a side from Coleraine's twin town of la Roche-sur-Yon in France. Forty years on, the tournament has attracted many of the giants in world football including Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, Espanyol, Valencia, FC Bayern Munich, Glasgow Celtic, Glasgow Rangers, the list goes on.



  • The Magic of Northern Ireland: After thrilling matches, teams can explore the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic Museum stands as a testament to the region's rich maritime history. Venture to the breathtaking Giant's Causeway, a natural wonder of hexagonal basalt columns rising dramatically from the sea, or marvel at the rugged beauty of the North Coast. Whether it's tracing the footsteps of ancient legends along the Causeway Coastal Route or soaking in the lively atmosphere of Belfast's streets, Northern Ireland's enchanting attractions provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories both on and off the pitch.
  • Professional Development: Enhance your team's professional development through participation in the SuperCup NI Tournament. Learn from top coaches and gain valuable insights into tactics, strategies, and game management. The tournament provides a platform for your team to refine their skills, improve teamwork, and build resilience in a competitive environment, ultimately preparing them for future success both on and off the field.


TENTATIVE 2025 SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Thursday July 24, 2025

  • Departure from home.


Day 2 - Friday July 25, 2025

  • Arrival in Dublin International Airport and meet GSE Tour Director and Staff.
  • Transfer from Airport to accommodations (players and supporters).
  • Check into accommodations.
  • Evening Training Session.

Day 3 - Saturday July 26, 2025

  • Morning Friendly game vs local competition.
  • Afternoon in Belfast for Girls teams. Boys teams visit Giants Causeway.


Day 4 - Sunday July 27, 2025

  • Morning practice session.
  • Evening Super Cup NI (SCNI) Opening Parade & Ceremony in Coleraine.


Day 5 - Monday July 28, 2025

  • Day 1 of SCNI- Game 1 of group stage. Evening watch Elite section game at stadium.

Day 6 - Tuesday July 29, 2025

  • Day 2 of SCNI- Game 2 of group stage.
  • Titanic Belfast Museum.


Day 7 - Wednesday July 30, 2025

  • Day 3 of SCNI- Game 3 of group stage.
  • Evening watch U17/U19 showcase game.


Day 8 - Thursday July 31, 2025

  • Day 4 of SCNI- Semi-finals (Boys only).
  • Girls teams visit World Heritage site, The Giants Causeway and scenic North Coast.

Day 9 - Friday Aug 1, 2025

  • Day 5 of SCNI- Finals and 3rd/4th place games
  • (Optional) Watch U19 Showcase game in evening.
  • Option to go with parents on Friday after final game


Day 10 - Saturday Aug 2, 2025

  • Departure back home.

** MORE DETAILS AND SPECIFICS WILL BE RELEASED ONCE THE TEAM IS CONFIRMED.

INCLUSIONS & PACKAGES

ON THE FIELD


OFF THE FIELD

PLAYER PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Eight-nights accommodation- provided by the Tournament Organization. Players stay as a team. Boys at University of Ulster Coleraine & Girls in Newtownabbey Area (Accommodation not confirmed yet by SCNI)
  • Full board (3 meals a day).
  • Transportation to achieve the itinerary (airport transfer included from Dublin Airport).
  • Training sessions & Pre Tournament Game.
  • Two sightseeing tours - Titanic Museum & Giant's Causeway.

PARENT/GUEST PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation to and from the airport.
  • 8-night accommodation in Belfast City Center Hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast daily (plus 1 group dinner)
  • SuperCupNI Opening Parade and Ceremony.
  • Transportation to pre-tournament scrimmage and all team SuperCupNI games.
  • Titanic Museum Belfast Visit.
  • Giants Causeway & North Coast Visit.
  • Belfast City Walking Tour.



FAQ'S

HOTELS AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Players - Eight-nights accommodation- provided by the Tournament Organization. Players stay as a team. Boys at University of Ulster Coleraine & Girls in Newtownabbey Area (Accommodation to be confirmed by SCNI closer to the departure date)
  • Supporters - Eight-nights accommodation in a 4* hotel in Belfast City.
  • Transportation: We will provide transportation for all activities. From the moment you arrive until the day you leave. For airport arrivals and departures we will provide transportation based on the group flight times or the most convenient time for the majority of the group.
  • Food: All inclusive for players. Full Board. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner at hotel or university accommodation. Breakfast and Welcome Dinner is included for supporters.
  • Dietary Accommodations: Participants with dietary restrictions will find meals tailored to their needs available during the trip. Closer to the departure date, we will collect information regarding any allergies or dietary preferences to ensure everyone's needs are met.

HOW FLEXIBLE IS THE SCHEDULE?

  • Please note that the schedule can and probably will change based on time of your games, weather and other unforeseen circumstances. However, everything we state will happen in your schedule will take place but the order may change.

TRAVEL QUESTIONS

  • Flight Options: GSE will offer a group flight option though our travel partner. Group flights usually require a minimum number of people and will be limited to one departure date and one return date only. We will make this available for sign up by the group buy you also have the option of booking your own flight. If you book your own flight then you will be responsible for coordinating your meet up with the group.
  • Solo Travel: Yes, children can travel alone under the guidance and supervision of our experienced staff, ensuring their safety and comfort throughout the journey.
  • Passport Requirements: A valid passport is essential for travel. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the departure date from the originating country
  • Travel Protection Plan: GSE offers a comprehensive travel protection plan that covers a range of benefits including medical and dental treatment abroad, cancellation due to injury, sickness, or death of a family member, passport and visa protection, flight cancellation, loss of luggage and personal effects, and cancellation due to terrorist acts (as defined). For more information, please visit the following link. TripMate Travel Insurance
  • Packing Essentials: Prepare for your adventure by packing essentials such as team uniforms (details provided by your coach), passport, cleats, sneakers, sandals, shin guards, refillable water bottle, backpack, casual clothing suitable for the weather in Northern Ireland (63-49°F), toiletries, power adapter for UK/Ireland, and any other personal items you may need.
  • Cash Recommendations: While credit cards and ApplePay are widely accepted, it's advisable to carry some cash for added convenience during your travels.
  • Language and Cultural Assistance: A GSE representative will be available 24/7 during the trip offering assistance for all travelers, specially to those that may not speak the language or are unfamiliar with the local culture.
  • Extra Activities: There will be additional activities, at extra cost, offered to the group during your experience.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

  • Installment Payments: GSE provides the convenience of paying via installment to ensure flexibility and ease of payment for our travelers.
  • Financial Assistance and Scholarships: GSE offers a fundraising option through our exclusive partners, Vyoo, providing travelers with opportunities to seek financial assistance and scholarships for their journey.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your participation, you should connect with GSE immediately via email or phone call. Certain fees will apply depending on your cancellation case, and will be calculated as of the date GSE receives written notice of cancellation.

Cancellation Fee Schedule:

  • Minimum fee is $250 per person.
  • 120 to 91 days before departure is 50% of the trip price.
  • 90 to 46 days before departure is 75% of the trip price.
  • 45 to 0 days prior to departure is 100% of the trip price.

Full reimbursement, minus minimum fee, will be applied in the case of:

  • Travelers cannot travel because of a valid medical reason (e.g. illness, season ending injury).
  • Traveler can be reimbursed fully outside conditions above, if full-paying replacement for the trip is found.