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The Donosti Cup 2018

2nd July - 8th July

Price from £239 per person

A 5 star International tournament, The Donosti Cup attracts over 300 teams from around the world. Real Sociedad's Anoeta Stadium and state of the art training complex at Zubieta combine to form the hub of this great event.

Fully Inclusive of:

  • 6 nights schools accommodation on a full board basis
  • Breakfast at accommodation, lunch and dinner at tournament headquarters
  • Tournament participation including Team Entry Fee
  • Full social programme
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies at Anoeta Stadium, home of Real Sociedad
  • Donosti Cup Disco
  • Managers Match
  • Farewell Dinner and party
  • Donosti Cup card offering discounts at local tourist attractions
  • Local English speaking guide allocated to your team
  • ISL representation throughout including pre tour advice and in San Sebastian
  • Guidance and recommendation with flight bookings
  • 1 free place for every 25 persons for early bookings

Location

San Sebastian is a beautiful seaside city located on Spain's northern coast. The city is situated between the mountains of the Basque country and fantastic sandy beaches. San Sebastian is one of Spain's most attractive cities and is well known for it's fine shopping, nightlife and gastronomy. You'll find the Basque people are friendly and welcoming.

Outline Itinerary

Sunday 1st July Arrive San Sebastian. Teams arrive at Anoeta Stadium for Donosti Cup registration. Check into accommodation. Rest of day at leisure.
Monday 2nd July Donosti Cup commences with group games. In the evening is the Opening Ceremony in Anoeta Stadium; parade of teams, music, dance and a firework finale.
Tuesday 3rd July Donosti Cup group games continue. Free time in San Sebastian.
Wednesday 4th July Completion of group stage. Free time in San Sebastian.
Thursday 5th July Knock out phase of Donosti Cup. Managers match. Donosti Cup disco. Ice skating party.
Friday 6th July Knock out phase continues. Farewell dinner. Managers party. Donosti Cup 2018 party.
Saturday 7th July Finals followed by trophy presentations. Donosti Cup Closing Ceremony. Departure of teams
Sunday 8th July Optional extra day (prices on request)

Accommodation

Schools accommodation is provided. Each team is allocated a classroom, you will need to bring sleeping bag with you, alternatively you can hire beds in advance at a small supplement.

Full board; breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Breakfast is taken at your accommodation, lunch and dinner in the tournament dining room, next to the Anoeta Stadium.

Youth Hostel, University Hall of Residence, Hotels of all grades are also available, please enquire for prices.

Football

The Donosti Cup will be played for the 27th time in 2018. Games are played on grass and 3G pitches. Group games are played at several venues in and around San Sebastian, including Real Sociedad's excellent training facility at Zubieta. The 28,000 capacity Anoeta Stadium is the venue for many of the finals.

Age Groups

Boys (11 a side): 2000/2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Boys (8 a side): 2006, 2007, 2008
Girls (11 a side): 2000/01, 2002/02, 2004/05
Girls (8 a side): 2006/07
Ladies open age

Playing Times

2 x 25 minutes

Format

The Donosti Cup is played in two phases. In the 1st phase, teams are put into groups of 4 and 5. The top 2 in each group proceed to the main competition, the 3rd and 4th go through to the consolation competition. In the 2nd phase, 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.

Transport in San Sebastian

A contingency fund may be necessary in the likely event your matches are played away from your accommodation; public transport and coach hire is available.

Getting There

Direct flights are available from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast to Biarritz, Bilbao, Bordeaux and Santander, with Easyjet, Ryanair, and Flybe.

Donosti Cup by executive coach

Executive coach tours, exclusive or shared use depending on group size, to Donosti Cup are available from your local area. Prices from £399 per person.

Sat 30th June Depart UK for Dover and your evening sailing to Calais. Comfort stops on route to the port.
Sun 1st July Travel through the night, with a breakfast stop in the south of France. Arrive San Sebastian at lunchtime. Donosti Cup Team Registration at Anoeta Stadium. Check into accommodation. Rest of day free.
Mon 2nd July Tournament commences with group games. In the evening is the Opening Ceremony at Anoeta Stadium.
Tue 3rd July Donosti Cup group games continue. Free time in San Sebastian.
Wed 4th July Completion of group stage. Free time in San Sebastian.
Thu 5th July Knock out phase. Managers match. Donosti Cup Disco. Ice skating party.
Fri 6th July Knock out phase. Farewell Dinner. Managers party. Donosti Cup party.
Sat 7th July Finals followed by trophy presentations, Donosti Cup Closing Ceremony and departure of teams.
Sun 8th July Arrive UK.

Our Opinion

A fantastic tournament played in a stunning location, the Donosti Cup will provide your team with a truly unforgettable experience. The Donosti Cup attracts clubs from around the globe and with the majority of the teams from the Spanish speaking world, the competition has a very latin feel. Spain is well represented, as are France and Portugal. Participants from the Basque province add local colour and flavour to the event.

Further Information

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

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