It has been described as the best Youth Football Tournament in Europe and this year, SuperCupNI is extending its footprint to introduce a Girls’ Tournament in July.
While the boys’ tournaments will be played in the Greater Coleraine and Ballymena areas, the girls’ Tournament will be played in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area.
Victor Leonard chairman of the Organising Committee said at the Launch which was held at Mossley Mill, “We are thrilled to introduce this exciting new addition to our established tournament and grateful for the support from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and I am really excited to announce Fibrus as our sponsoring partner. Fast connectivity and speed play a huge role in everyday life as well as on the football pitch so Fibrus are a great fit and we welcome them into our team.”
While we have had girls Challenge Games in previous years, this year sees the first girls’ section, which will be for under 16 teams. We had planned for this tournament to happen in 2020 but as a result of the pandemic this wasn’t possible, however we are delighted to be able to stage the girls competition this year.”
Amie McNeice, Marketing Director at Fibrus said: “At Fibrus we are extremely proud to officially launch our sponsorship of the SuperCupNI Girls’ Tournament and we very much look forward to witnessing first-hand the outstanding talent, sportsmanship and teamwork from Ireland North and South, Scotland, the US and Canada that will no doubt be on display throughout the week of the tournament in July.
“I wish all of the competing teams the very best of luck for the tournament on behalf of all at Fibrus.”
The new Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Councillor Stephen Ross, commented, “We are delighted to partner the Fibrus SuperCupNI Girls’ Football Tournament which will welcome a high level of female football being played across the Borough throughout the competition. I am particularly delighted to see the inclusion of the U13 Girls’ category, this will be a great boost for our younger players and support the development of home-grown talent.”
“This popular competition not only supports the development of girls’ football; it also attracts a significant number of people to our Borough helping to support our local businesses and the tourism industry at a time when they need it most.”
Games in the under 13 section will be played on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July.
The under 16 section games will be played across the Borough on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July and the Cup Final will be staged at Dixon Park, Ballyclare on Friday 29th July with a 2:00 pm kick off.