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About the ACES Nationals

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The ACES team are  looking forward to the 2024 Nationals and the sixteenth anniversary tournament. 

It seems like yesterday that we hosted the first ACES tournament way back in 2009. Little did we believe that it would grow into the national tournament that it has. 2023 saw a great tournament with over 340 teams attending. Demand for places was high in all age groups, but particularly the Girls groups. So for the 2024 tournament we have added an additional day allowing more girls teams to enter. Teams from all corners of the country attended giving them the opportunity to play against opposition they wouldn’t normally get chance to meet.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The 2024 event will once again bring together 15 age groups over four weekends . attracting upwards of 400 teams to compete from across  Great Britain and abroad all looking to leave Nottingham as Nationals champions [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”16″][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#b5162c” thickness=”1″ up=”16″ down=”16″][vc_empty_space height=”16″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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 fifteen 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 ACES Nationals team.   Fully sanctioned by the Football Association (2024 tournament pending), the event is an exciting date in the junior football calendar for both boys and girls teams of 15 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 ACES Nationals title.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]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.   [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32″][button size=”large” icon=”fa-youtube-play” target=”_blank” hover_type=”default” font_style=”normal” text=”See Previous Event Videos” icon_color=”#ffffff” link=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVYKAiI6Pm7USGyjpUyetXw” color=”#ffffff” hover_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#d30f29″ hover_background_color=”#002237″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”32″][vc_column_text]

Age Groups and Dates

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#b5162c” thickness=”1″ up=”16″ down=”16″][vc_column_text]Age groups relate to the 2024/2025 season U9 Boys (7v7) – Saturday 8th June U13 Boys (11 aside) – Saturday 8th June U10 Boys (7v7) – Sunday 9th June U14 Boys (11 aside) Sunday 9th June   U11 Boys (9v9) – Saturday 15th June U15 Boys (11 aside) – Saturday 15th June U12 Boys (9v9) – Sunday 16th June U16 Boys (11 aside ) – Sunday 16th June   U12 Girls (7v7) – Saturday 22nd June U15 Girls (11 aside) – Saturday  22nd June U13 Girls (9v9) – Sunday 23rd June U16 Girls (11 aside) – Sunday 23rd June U14 Girls (9v9) – Saturday 29th June U18 Girls (11 aside) – Saturday 29th June   U18 Boys (11 aside) – Sunday 30th June (age relates to season 2024/2025)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”32″][vc_column_text]

Nottingham University Riverside Sports Complex

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