The 19th Ayia Napa Soccer Festival will take place between April 20th and 25th 2019. The greatest football academy tournament of the Mediterranean will host once again thousands of children from Cyprus and abroad.
This year’s tournament has been breaking all the preview records in participation, as 5.500 children from 6-16 of age and 22 teams from abroad have participated. During the five days of the tournament, approximately 20.000 spectators visited the Ayia Napa football pitches, in the tournament that sets the beginning of the summer tourism period of the area.
The teams that will be participating in the Ayia Napa Soccer Festival 2019 will be separated into eleven age groups for children born between 2003 and 2018. Meanwhile, for the second consecutive year, the Lion category championship will take place for children born from 2007 to 2011. Once again there will be women’s categories: Category A, open for women’s teams and Category B, for girls under 16 years old.
Teams from abroad increasing
«We have already began the preparations for the 2019 tournament, especially on the teams that will visit Cyprus from abroad. We wish to increase even more the teams from abroad and meanwhile upgrade the tournament, evaluating the feedbacks from the teams that have been participating in the 2018 tournament» stated Mr. Christos Constantinou, manager of the tournament’s organization committee.
In the Ayia Napa 2018, for the first time the organizers have introduced the Lions category, which allowed children between 8-12 years old to enjoy football without the pressure of competitiveness, in a tournament that took place alongside the others.
Ayia Napa Soccer Festival is organized by Soccer World Cyprus and it is under the auspices of the Ayia Napa Municipality and the Cyprus Football Association. The Cyprus Tourism Organization is the great supporter of the tournament and the Cyprus Sports Organization is the Institutional Supporter. Cytavision is the broadcast collaborator of Ayia Napa Soccer Festival.