Britain’s largest international football tournament, the Keele International Cup, has revealed it has just 300 places left for its 2011 competition.
Back in 2010 the decision to mount the Keele International Cup was taken just five months before the first ball was to be kicked yet the tournament still managed to host 22 separate competitions whilst also providing accommodation, transportation, security and medical services.
The 2011 tournament is set to build on this with new two-day festival events for the under 9 and under 10 ages, added at the request of the clubs, as well as the professional (and equivalent standard) competition expanding with every age group from under 9 to under 16/17 holding a event.
All this before the main tournament kicks off and the open competitions for boys and girls the finally the open age men’s weekend tournament.
In 2010 around 5,000 participants in 250 teams from an amazing 20 countries participated. A substantial increase is expected in 2011 with Tournament Director David Shepherd urging teams to register their interest soon.
“We will have about 300 slots to fill for 2011 so I encourage teams to put their marker on a place as soon as possible. We are delighted that after just one year Keele is the UK’s largest international football event,” he said.