Friday 30th April - Monday 3rd May 2021 (May-Day Weekend)



UNDER 7s to UNDER 12s
All matches are played at Mill Lane, which is an excellent venue for the festival and is just a 3 - 8 minutes drive from the holiday parks. The pitches are well maintained and offer all the facilities required to make a great festival. The festival at Great Yarmouth attracted up to 16 teams per age group in 2019 and is one of the finest festivals to take place in Great Yarmouth each and every year.

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Paul Merson at Great Yarmouth



SCI Youth Football Festivals is delighted to be able to offer a choice of quality holiday parks for the festival for 2021 from our friends at Haven & Parkdean Resorts. PLUS NEW FOR 2021 - 2 Premier Inn Hotels in Great Yarmouth. Both Holiday Parks offer great accommodation, excellent facilities & much much more to ensure all teams will have an enjoyable stay for the weekend.

Prestige Caravan


Holiday Park 1 - HAVEN

Wild Duck Holiday Park

Wild Duck Holiday Park is set in a tranquil woodland setting, close by to the football pitches at Bradwell. Take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, explore the adventure trail or have some great family fun over a game of crazy golf or there is the Bike Hire shop plus all the usual Kids Clubs & evening family entertainment in the Showbar with the Funstars plus of course there is the Funworks Amusements for a game of Air Hockey or Pool. Then there is the All weather Multi-Sports Courts, Archery & Fencing Coaching and of course you are only 4 miles away from the closest sandy beach.

In terms of food and drink you can visit the Cafe Bar Grill which serves a great range of meals, drinks and snacks throughout the day and also provides free WiFi browsing. Wild Duck also has a Fish & Chip Shop, Spar convenience store, Gift Shop, Hire Shop, & Launderette.

Accommodation wise at Wild Duck we have a selection of caravans for the weekend.


The highlight of every SCI Football Festival is the Celebrity Presentation where every player receives a medal from a famous footballing personality. In recent years at Great Yarmouth we have welcomed straight from the I'm a Celebrity Jungle former Newcastle & England Winger Kieron Dyer, the Charismatic Neil “Razor” Ruddock, BBC Sport Pundit & former Manchester United Striker Dion Dublin. In 2019 we were delighted to welcome Former Tottenham Hotspur & England Striker, Darren Bent to the SCI Great Yarmouth Presentation. Who will you meet in 2021??  The 2021 Celebrity Presentation will take place at the pitches at Mill Lane complete with stage, sound & celebrity. NEW STYLE PRESENTATION FOR GREAT YARMOUTH 2021.

Darren Bent @ GY 2019

Emile Heskey @ SCI 2019

Girls Football




SCI is delighted to be returning to Cherry Tree Holiday Park in 2021 - this park is owned by our friends at Parkdean Resorts. Stay at Cherry Tree holiday park and there's always something to do, from splashing around in the indoor and outdoor pools and kids' clubs, to grabbing your fishing gear for a day at the lakes. At night head on down to the Showbar for great family entertainment - then there is the Pirate Themed Crazy Golf, All Weather Multi-Sports-Court, Fitness Suite, Sports Lounge with Pool, Darts, and Plasma TV's, and an amusement arcade with mini ten-pin bowling and air hockey.

But the real cherry on the cake is that you're four miles from stunning Gorleston beach, or six miles from all the rides and attractions at fabulous, Great Yarmouth. Cherry Tree is also just 2 miles from the pitches at Mill Lane. With so much to do at Cherry Tree and great attractions nearby including white knuckle rides at Pleasure wood Hills make sure you join SCI for the 2021 SCI Great Yarmouth Mitre Ultimatch Cup, which is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Book Now to avoid missing out!!


Indoor Pool @ Cherry Tree

PREMIER INN HOTELS - Bed & Breakfast Basis

SCI is delighted to announce that we have acquired use of 2 Premier Inn Hotels for the 2021 SCI Great Yarmouth Mitre Ultimatch Cup. 

South Beach Parade - The New Premier Inn in Great Yarmouth is situated on the seafront very close to the amazing Pleasure Beach Theme Park with many rides and attractions, plus you will be close to all the main facilities & attractions in Great Yarmouth itself. We have a choice of 3 or 4 berth rooms for the weekend in this hotel all with very relaxing comfy Hypnos Beds so you can be sure of a good night's sleep. All rooms have Air-Conditioning, Free Wifi, Freeview TV, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Power Shower, Baths in Most rooms & Towels.
All rates include a Full English Breakfast for the 3 night stay - or a lighter choice is you so wish.
At night time there is a Beefeater restaurant/bar directly below the hotel so getting food or drink is never a problem, plus there are numerous places to get food close to the hotel in Great Yarmouth.
This hotel also offers Free Car Parking.

Great Yarmouth West - This modern & Stylish Premier Inn is situated just a stone's throw from Great Yarmouth Train Station & just a short 5 minutes walk to Great Yarmouth town centre where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars & amusements. We have a selection of 2, 3 & 4 berth rooms for the weekend - all complete with comfy Hypnos Beds plus the rooms ve Air-Conditioning, Free Wifi, Freeview TV, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Power Shower, Baths in Most Rooms & Towels. These rooms are descried by Premier Inn as New Generation Bedrooms with 40" Flat Screen TV's.
All rates include a Full English Breakfast for the 3 night stay - or a lighter choice if you wish.
For Dinner the hotel is attached to a Brewers Fayre Pub & Restaurant so acessing food & drink is very simple during your stay.
This hotel also offers Free Car Parking.


May Day Weekend

Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 2021
17th SCI Great Yarmouth Mitre Ultimatch Cup

Matches played on Sat 1st & Sun 2nd May 2021

Age Groups

Boys Under 7/8 - 5-a-side
Boys Under 9/10 – 7-a-side
Boys Under 11/12 – 9-a-side


Standard Caravans 4/5/6 berth

4 or 5 sharing £129pp
6 sharing £119pp

Deluxe Caravans 4/5/6 berth

4 or 5 sharing £139pp
6 or 7 sharing £126pp
8 sharing £114pp

Deluxe Newer Model Caravans 4/5/6/8 berth

4 or 5 sharing £149pp
6 or 7 sharing £136pp
8 sharing £124pp


Premier Inn Hotel - South Beach Parade

3 persons sharing - £120pp
4 persons sharing - £110pp

Prestige 4/5/6/8 berth

4 or 5 sharing £159pp
6 or 7 sharing £146pp
8 sharing £134pp


Premier Inn Hotel - Great Yarmouth West

2 persons sharing - £155pp
3 persons sharing - £129pp
4 persons sharing - £119pp

*Prices are based on a minimum of 4 persons sharing, under occupancy charge applicable at Wild Duck & Cherry Tree.
SCI under occupancy charges are £90 per empty bed per weekend at Wild Duck & Cherry Tree.
For further information on accommodation contact SCI on 01305 768 555

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