Ayia Napa Soccer Festival celebrates 20 years
One of the most prestigious and largest football tournaments across Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean is almost here. The 20th edition of the International Ayia Napa Soccer Festival kicks off from April 11th to 16th April 2020 as a great opportunity for participants to showcase their talents and experience the highest levels of football in the region.
This year’s festival also celebrates the 20th Edition of an internationally recognized tournament that has continued to make Cyprus into a hub for a diverse set of sports since its inception in 2000.
Previous estimates regarding the number of participants and viewership are expected to be surpassed as the love for the sport spreads throughout parts of Europe and the Middle East. Teams from ten different countries will be participating in the Ayia Napa Soccer Festival 2020: Cyprus, Greece, England, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Seychelles, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.
The previous tournaments' inclusion of 392 teams and 6000 children is an indicator to the commitment towards providing youngsters the platform to participate in a major tournament, where scouts are present to help young athletes make a career out of themselves. As can be seen with numerous former participants having become professional football players in Cyprus and across the world.
Ayia Napa Municipality’s 16 football pitches made with natural grass proceeds to attract the most skilled and creative players of the lot.
Over the course of the six-day tournament, players can also take in the experience of living in one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. The Ministry of Tourism in Cyprus, rates Ayia Napa as one of the best attractions in the nation. The options at Ayia Napa are endless with sightseeing at the Ayia Napa Sculpture Park to sunbathing at the Makronissos Beach and some much-needed relaxation for the young athletes at the WaterWorld Themed Waterpark of Ayia Napa among many others.
The Ayia Napa Soccer Festival will be organized by SoccerWorldCyprus, facilitated by the Ayia Napa Municipality and the Cyprus Football Association (CFA). The institutional supporter will be the Cyprus Sports Organization.