About the ACES Nationals

The 2019 tournament saw over 360 teams attend over four weekends, in June and July. Extended to 15 age groups, over 15,000 players, managers and spectators attended making it the biggest Nationals ever. The 2020 tournament is planned to yet again be even bigger and better!!

The 2020 Nationals will welcome upwards of 400 teams from 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 twelve 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 (2020 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 tournament will be held at the University of Nottingham over the weekends of  13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th June and 4th July in 15 different age groups.

Age Groups and Dates

13th June Boys U9 7v7                    

13th June Boys U13  11 aside

14th June Boys U10  7v7                

14th June Boys U14  11 aside 

20th June Boys U11  9v9               

20th June Boys U15  11 aside

21st June Boys U12  9v9            

21st June Boys U16  11 aside

27th June Girls U12  7v7

27th June Girls U14  9v9

27th June Girls U16 11 aside

28th June Girls U13  9v9

28th June Girls U15  11aside

28th June Girls U17  11 aside

4th July Boys U17 11 aside


All age groups relate to season 2020/21

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