More than just football

Welcome to the home of SuperCupNI. The youth football tournament which has built a reputation to be one of the most revered and highly respected competitions in the world.

Our 2023 competition takes place from Sunday 23rd – Friday 28th July 

Embrace the Giant Tournament spirit

The annual youth football tournament providing opportunities for boys and girls from across the world to participate in a week-long competition in Northern Ireland.

40 Years Developing Football Talent

In 1982 in a quiet lounge upstairs in a bar in the heart of Coleraine, one of the world’s most famous youth football tournaments was born. Read the story of how it all began.

About SuperCupNI

SuperCupNI (formerly NI Milk Cup est.1983) is one of the world’s most renowned youth football tournaments. This elite competition provides opportunities for boys and girls from across the world to participate in a week long football extravaganza.

SuperCupNI Minor Winners 2018 Greenisland
Keith Gillespie Manchester United 1991

“My first trip abroad with Manchester United was in Ireland in the Milk Cup and I spent so much time there”

-David Beckham, pictured front row, centre, 1991

Competitions

Boys Elite

Boys Elite

Boys Premier

Boys Premier

Boys Junior

Boys Junior

Boys Minor

Boys Minor

Girls Premier

Girls Premier

Girls Junior

Girls Junior

Boys Elite

Boys Elite

Boys Premier

Boys Premier

Boys Junior

Boys Junior

Boys Minor

Boys Minor

Girls Premier

Girls Premier

Girls Junior

Girls Junior

Featured Graduates

The eyes of the world were on Qatar for the FIFA World Cup with 25 former SuperCupNI players from nine countries involved in the competition. Read the full run down of SuperCupNI graduates in our special 2022 World Cup Article.

Sergios Busquets and Giovani Dos Santos Barcelona 2005

Sergio Busquets, pictured far left second row

Mohammed Kudus 2017

Mohammed Kudus

Marcus Rashford Man United 2014

Marcus Rashford, pictured left

Latest

News

You can catch up on all things SuperCupNI with our regular breaking news and views surrounding the tournament. Plus we bring you updates on the participating teams, past and present around the globe and progress on our star player graduates. 

SuperCupNI Premier Winners 2016 O'Higgins

“We played in the Milk Cup in 1996 and won it that year. I can remember the likes of Nicky Hunt, Nerada Barnard, Ledley King, we were with a few lads from the year above and when we were out there we were told that we were being taken on. I absolutely loved it.”

Peter Crouch, pictured far left first row

Peter Crouch Tottenham Hotspur

Visiting & Exploring

Our tournament takes place in one of the world’s most renowned tourist areas with spectacular coastlines, landscapes and historic places to visit. We’re the country that built the Titanic, has the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant’s Causeway and world-class golf courses on our doorstep. In 2017 Lonely Planet named the Causeway Coastal Route alongside Belfast as the Best Region to Visit in 2018.  Whether it’s your first visit or a repeat visit check out links to the best guides to help you explore what our country has to offer while you’re here.

Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
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Partners

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Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
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Daily Mirror
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Premier League
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Embrace a Giant Spirit
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Daily Mirror
BBC Sport NI
Eventsec
Mitre
Premier League
Belfast Live
Tesco