2021 Tournament – The Nationals are back !!

Having lost the 2020 tournament to Covid19 we are pleased to announce that in 2021 the ACES nationals are back. Open to the top league or cup winners, all in with a chance to represent their towns or cities for a shot at the prestigious ACES Nationals title.

The 2021 tournament will see up to 400 teams attend over four weekends in June/July.

Fifteen age groups, over 15,000 players, managers and spectators are expected to attend making it the biggest Nationals ever.

The ACES Nationals team work hard together throughout the year to identify the nation’s most successful teams both boys and girls, before sending out invites to their respective clubs, ensuring the highest quality teams entering the event get the call-up. The event has a strict rule which only allows local league footballers to participate, therefore academy or school of excellence players are not allowed to enter. For further information please see Entry Criteria and Rules

Due to the high level of local talent on the pitch, scouts from professional clubs across the premier and football league will be scattered around the event on the lookout for potential stars.


Additional information  

Age group relates to season 2021/2022


Teams from all over the country enter on an invitation basis


Each team is monitored and checked to ensure the highest quality competition. For further information please see Entry Criteria and Rules


Top of the league teams or cup winners in your town or city should contact the ACES Nationals team – info@acesfootball.co.uk


Each team selected will represent their nearest town or city


Fixtures are drawn at a unique opening ceremony


Major club scouts will be attendance


Each year The ACES Nationals is fully Sanctioned by the Football Association prior to the tournament commencing.


Accommodation assistance is available


There will be hot & cold refreshments available all day


The venue hosts excellent facilities

2021 Dates

Riverside Sports Complex,
Trent Side,
Nottingham NG7 2SA

Age groups relate to the 2021/2022 season

U9 Boys (7v7) – Saturday 12th June
U13 Boys (11 aside) – Saturday 12th June
U10 Boys (7v7) – Sunday 13th June
U14 Boys (11 aside) Sunday 13th June

U11 Boys (9v9) – Saturday 19th June
U15 Boys (11 aside) – Saturday 19th June
U12 Boys (9v9) – Sunday 20th June
U16 Boys (11 aside ) – Sunday 20th June

U12 Girls (7v7) – Saturday 26th June
U14 Girls (9v9) – Saturday 26th June
U16 Girls (11 aside) – Saturday 26th June
U13 Girls (9v9) – Sunday 27th June
U15 Girls (11 aside) – Sunday  27th June
U17 Girls (11 aside) – Sunday 27th June

U17 Boys (11 aside) – Saturday 3rd July
(age relates to season 2021/2022)


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