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Costa Blanca Cup

6th - 12th July 2014, price from £249 per person

3rd - 5th April 2015, price from £169 per person

The Costa Blanca Cup will be played in the sun drenched Mediterranean resort of Benidorm for the 21st time in 2014. More than 350 teams from the Americas, Africa, Europe and all regions of Spain will compete in three of Europe's finest tournaments.

The Costa Blanca Cup incorporates the Easter Cup,  Summer Cup, and the International Youth Futsal Tournament.

Fully Inclusive of:

  • Meet and Greet at Alicante Airport
  • Return transfers airport - accommodation
  • 3 nights (Easter) or 6 nights (July) accommodation on a full board basis
  • Schools, Bungalow Parks, 2, 3, 4* Hotels available with/without meals
  • Transfers accommodation - sports grounds - events
  • Tournament participation including team entry fee
  • Trophies and medals for champions and runners up
  • Trophy to the best player in each final
  • Participation diploma for each player
  • Injury insurance for all players, First aid at all venues
  • Mineral water during games
  • Full social programme
  • Opening Parade and Ceremony with live music, cabaret and fireworks
  • Coaches match
  • Gala Dinner for Team Leaders
  • Farewell Football Festival
  • Adidas Tournament T shirt
  • Official Team Photo
  • Costa Blanca souvenir per club
  • Manager's briefcase personalised with club name
  • Discounts to tourist attractions
  • Transport to Terra Mitica, Aqualandia, Mundomar theme parks, pay entrance locally
  • Local English speaking guide allocated to your team
  • ISL Football Tours assistance throughout including pre tour advice
  • Guidance and recommendations with flight bookings
  • 1 free place for every 25 persons for early bookings
    Please note some of the above inclusions, such as Opening Parade and Ceremony are only available at the summer edition of the Costa Blanca Cup.

Tournament Location

Benidorm is situated on the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean coast. It is Europe's no 1 resort, offering fine beaches, shopping, and nightlife. Terra Mitica Theme Park and Aqualandia Water Park are fantastic attractions, and free transfers are available.

Outline Itinerary (Easter)

Thursday 2nd April Arrive Alicante airport. You'll be met and transferred to Benidorm. Registration of teams and check into accommodation. Rest of day free.
Friday 3rd April Costa Blanca Cup commences with group match. Official team photographs.
Saturday 4th April Group games continue, followed by the start of the knock-out phase of the tournament..
Sunday 5th April Finals, followed by trophy presentations and departure for the airport.
Monday 6th April Optional departure day.

Outline Itinerary (Summer)

Sunday 6th July Arrive Alicante airport. You'll be met and transferred to Benidorm. Registration of teams and check into accommodation. Rest of day free to relax and unwind.
Monday 7th July Costa Blanca Cup commences with group games. In the evening is the Opening Ceremony. Teams parade behind their country flags through Benidorm from Levante Beach to the Ampitheatre, where they are welcomed by the Lord Mayor. A music, dance and flamenco show follows with a firework finale.
Tuesday 8th July Group games continue, these are in the cooler morning or early evening. Free time to visit Terra Mitica theme park.
Wednesday 9th July Completion of group game stage. Team managers match in the evening.
Thursday 10th July Knock out stage begins. Free time to visit the Aqualandia Theme Park. Tonight there is the team leaders dinner.
Friday 11th July Knock-out stage continues, including quarter and semi-finals of boys age groups and finals of the girls sections. In the evening is the Festival Dance Party including souvenir exchange.
Saturday 12th July Boys finals followed by trophy presentations. Departure of teams.
Sunday 13th July Optional departure day.

Accommodation

There is a range of accommodation available, including Schools, Bungalow Park, 2*, 3* and 4* Hotels. The impressive 3*+ Hotel Presidente in the centre of the Levante Beach area of Benidorm is a popular option, facilities include swimming pools, bars, restaurants, nightclub, cabaret, entertainment program, internet and Sky TV lounge.

Football

All matches are played on top quality grass or latest generation artificial pitches. Games are played in several venues in Benidorm and in nearby towns and villages of Altea, Alfaz, Calpe, La Nucia, Finestraat and Vilajoyasa.

Games are played in the morning or evening to avoid the afternoon sun and heat.

Age Groups

Boys (11 a side)    :1995-97, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Boys (8 a side)      :2002, 2003, 2004-05

Girls (8 a side)      :1998/99

Ladies (11 a side):Open age

Playing Times

11 a side             : 2 x 25 minutes: Finals 2 x 30 minutes
8 a side               : 2 x 20 minutes: Finals 2 x 25 minutes

Format

The Costa Blanca Cup is played in two stages. In the first stage teams are put into groups of 4 or 5. The top 2 in each group proceed through to the A finals, the 3rd and 4th go through to the B finals. In the 2nd stage games are played on a knock out basis through to the finals.

Dispensation

Age dispensation may be applied for. Special dispensation rules apply to teams from England.

Getting There

Flights operate to Alicante from most London and regional airports.  The low cost airlines Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2, FlyBe, Monarch Airlines and charter airlines including Thomson, Thomas Cook and many others operate from the UK to Alicante.

Our Opinion

A fantastic tournament held in Europe's No 1 resort with an excellent climate, glorious beaches and exceptional tourist infrastructure. The Costa Blanca Cup offers visitors to Benidorm a tremendous variety of holiday, sporting and leisure activities.

Further Information

Further details including availability and prices can be obtained from your nearest ISL Football office.

For a quotation by e-mail please click here.


SOUTH
ISL
Unit 42,
Brambles Enterprise Centre,
Waterberry Drive, Waterlooville
Hants PO7 7TH
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

NORTH
Malcolm Ward
278 Cleggs Lane
Worsley
Manchester M38 9RS
Tel: 0161 790 0840
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