The first-ever European Touch Senior Cup on Portuguese soil took place this past October 11-12, at the Lisbon University Stadium. The 200+ male and female players were greeted by the famous and fabulous Lisbon sunny autumn weather, with temperatures north of 20º on both tournament days.
“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October”, once said the Scottish poet Alexander Smith. That was the feeling amongst the Irish, Chinese, Finnish and Swedish teams that came to Lisbon for a football, rugby and field hockey sports tour, or otherwise to participate in the 3rd edition of our amazing youth football tournament, LFYC.
Beijing Dongcheng U15 girls' team spent a week in Lisbon for the football tour of their lives! Not only did they get the chance to play a handful of football matches against numerous international opponents, enhancing their skills and experience, but they also got to appreciate our fair capital, Lisbon.
Move Sports organised a great football tour for the U16 boys' team from Atherton Town FC, a club that is home to three senior and 20 junior teams near Manchester, UK. For five days, the lads played three friendly matches against local teams, watched a live Portuguese championship match at one of the Euro 2004 stadiums and still had the time to try out the beach. What a blast!
A sunny and warm Lisbon welcomed about 600 athletes from 26 teams coming from five countries across two continents to compete in one of the best youth football tournaments in Europe: the third edition of the Lisbon Football Youth Cup took Portugal's capital by storm this past October 26 and 27.