The 2024 Tournament

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We are pleased to announce that the 2024 ACES tournament will be our largest event to date. Due to demand we have added an additional girls day allowing more teams to enter. 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. 




Age Groups


Nationals Champions

Due to demand for places at the 2023 tournament we have added another day to the girls section, allowing more teams to enter. The 2024 Nationals is going to be a special occasion for all those who attend

Over 15,000 players, managers and spectators are expected to come to the Riverside Sports Complex for the four weekends of the festival of football.


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, WSL and football league will be scattered around the event on the lookout for potential stars.

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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 –

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

2024 Dates

Riverside Sports Complex,

Trent Side,
Nottingham NG7 2SA

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)

Has you team got what it takes?

Our 2023 Champions

Our 2024 tournament partners