£3,240raised of £25,000 target by 41 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 to help fund the Youdan Trophy International Professional Boys' Football Tournament

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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The Youdan Trophy is social inclusion through soccer. This Just Giving campaign supports youth grass roots teams from around the UK participating in an International Football Tournament.

This annual tournament, played in Sheffield 31/7 to 4/8, has over 800 playersand is now in its third year, where youth teams (U14 and U16) from around the world get to compete. The tournament is played by grass roots teams and academy teams from leading clubs.

The Youdan Team work with grass roots teams to encourage participation in football for all its benefits – physical health, mental health, friendship, challenges, opportunities – social inclusion. This culminates in the Youdan Trophy where they meet and train with the elite academy players from internationally renowned clubs. As well as improving their game, they get to mix with culturally diverse teams, learning about the world through a shared love of football.

Some examples of the teams we work with are:

- Maiden City Academy are a non-for-profit community club based in Derry. They were formed after the signing of the Good Friday agreement to enable children from the north and south to come together and play football. The club have a very successful community programme and work with local schools. Maiden City send teams to the Youdan Trophy and they have had players scouted for teams such as Birmingham City, Liverpool and Bournemouth.

- Hillsborough Pumas are a local grassroots club based in Sheffield. They provide volunteers who help in a range of roles during the competition. At the end of the competition we provide the club with legacy kit which they can use in their local leagues.


The Youdan Trophy is named for the first every football tournament, The Football Challenge Cup, which presented by Thomas YoudanEsq. This event pre-dates the FA Cup by four years and was played only once, at Bramall Lane in 1867.

Youdan Trophy is a Not-For-Profit company.

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      Jun 23, 2017

      Great cause - good luck to all involved


    • Brian Deane

      Brian Deane

      Jun 21, 2017

      Good luck guys, what a fantastic event this is, so much has been achieved in such a short time

    • Mark Gudgeon

      Mark Gudgeon

      Jun 16, 2017

      This is a great event that I wish you all the best with!


    • Richard Claridge

      Richard Claridge

      Jun 15, 2017

      An amazing thing to doCongratulations!


    • David Henson

      David Henson

      Jun 14, 2017

      Good luck in your fund raising.


    • Griffin Golf Society

      Griffin Golf Society

      Jun 13, 2017

      We are proud and priveleged to be able to donate such a worthy cause which is being promoted by one of our most illustrious Golf Society sponsors. Good luck all the guys at YATR.


    • Jason Hogan

      Jason Hogan

      Jun 13, 2017

      Hope it achieves the success it deserves !


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    Now in its third year, the Youdan Trophy professional youth boys tournament, celebrates world's first ever football tournament; the Football Challenge Cup presented by Thomas Youdan Esq. which was played only once in 1867 at Bramall Lane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VIrepLo

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