About Pitchero ACES Nationals

The tenth anniversary 2018 Pitchero ACES Nationals tournament saw over 300 teams competing over three weekends. Over 15,000 players, managers and spectators attended making it the biggest Nationals ever.

The 2019 Nationals will welcome 360 teams across Great Britain and abroad, all looking to leave Nottingham as National Champions.

The first ACES tournament kicked off in Leicester in 2009, hosting 20 league champions from 20 different towns and cities all competing for the National title. Now ten years on it has grown to be the event in junior grassroots football.

The vision of the event has always been about attracting the best of the best in junior grassroots football. Because of this, teams have to be invited to the tournament specifically by the Pitchero ACES Nationals team.


Fully sanctioned by the Football Association (2019 tournament pending), the event is an exciting date in the junior football calendar for both boys and girls teams of 14 different age groups.


The youth tournament is ultimately a celebration of junior football. It’s a fantastic opportunity for teams to showcase a range of young talent in an exciting battle for the Pitchero ACES Nationals title.

It’s also a great networking tool for managers and coaches to present their teams on a national scale in a friendly and safe environment.


The soccer tournament will be held at the University of Nottingham over the weekends of 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th June 2019, in 14 different age groups.

Age Groups and Dates

9th June Boys U17 11 aside

15th June Boys U9 7v7                    

15th June Boys U13  11 aside

16th June Boys U10  7v7                

16th June Boys U14  11 aside 

22nd June Boys U11  9v9               

22nd June Boys U15  11 aside

23rd June Boys U12  9v9            

23rd June Boys U16  11 aside

29th June Girls U12  7v7

29th June Girls U14  9v9

29th June Girls U16 11 aside

30th June Girls U13  9v9

30th June Girls U15  11aside

30th June Girls U17  11 aside


All age groups relate to season 2019/20

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