Hughes Insurance are proud to be key players in the sponsorship of youth football across Northern Ireland, and are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Foyle Cup for the sixth year running.
The Foyle Cup is one of Ireland and Europe’s premier youth tournaments. Since its launch in 1992 with just eight teams taking part, the tournament has grown to become a six day festival of football, hosting a wide range of competitions for boys, girls and ages from Under 10s – Under 19s. The matches are played at over 30 venues located across Counties Derry/Londonderry, Tyrone and Donegal.
The competition aims to bring together children from different backgrounds to celebrate their love of the sport, to encourage camaraderie and football for all. The Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup is about more than just football, the tournament brings people together as players, supporters, and officials, irrespective of religion, age, race or colour.
In 2016, there were 310 teams competing in the event. Teams included Celtic FC, Norwich City FC, Sheffield Unit, Altrincham, as well as teams from across Europe and America. 2017 is set to be even bigger with a host of new teams competing for the first time, including TUS Altenborg from Germany, and La Creative Factory from France.
The tournament is widely recognised as one which launches the careers of young players who aspire to sign professional contracts. The tournament is regularly attended by scouts from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers.