The Glasgow City Cup has been running since the year 2001. Coaches from local Clubs decided that the West of Scotland needed a strong Youth Football Tournament for both Scottish and Foreign Teams and so the Tournament was born.The Glasgow City Cup is an Independant Tournament hosted by Local Clubs and is not an SYFA Organised Event
The Tournament started in 2001 following the participation of Clubs in the USA Cup and they came back with a view that Glasgow and the West of Scotland could benefit from a similar style football tournament and the idea was born. In conjunction with Glasgow City Council the first event was held at Glasgow Green in the summer of 2001
Over the Year’s many teams have used the Tournament as an excellent way to start their pre season and we have seen Teams from overseas with FC Flora attending from Estonia in 2004 and winning the Under 15 Age Group. There has also been a regular contingent from both Republic of Ireland and England as well as visitors from Spain, Norway and Canada.
The Tournament has been held at the Glasgow Green Football Complex which boasts 7 high quality Grass Parks on the one site and has played host for the past 7 years. In addition ior 2009 we opened the new Toryglen Regional Football Complex next to Hampden Park which has 4 new 3rd Generation Astrograss pitches.
As mentioned above, we have seen Teams participate from Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Wales, and England, all these teams have sent back positive feedback about their time at the Glasgow City Cup and in the City of Glasgow itself. Any Teams from outwith Scotland interested in participating in what is Scotland’s Largest Youth Football Tournament should contact us by e-mail and we will pass this enquiry onto our Travel Partners who will assist in travel and accomodation, making your time in Glasgow that bit easier.
In 2007 Athlone and District from Ireland won the 16’s Age Group and returned in 2008 with a larger contingent and again won the 16’s age level. In addition because the Tournament was moved back one week we had teams from all parts of the UK and around Europe. We also welcomed First Mobile Sports Academy from Canada who visited the 2008 Tournament as well as Kobotn from Norway and North Dublin Schoolboys from Dublin. We now also have regular participation from St Oliver Plunkett FC who travel from Northern Ireland and very much see the Tournament as part of their pre season events.
In 2014 the tournament relocated to King George V Playing Fields in Renfrew and to St James Parks in Paisley due to the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow. These were similar facilities to Glasgow. Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council and the Sports Council for Glasgow have all been tremendous partners for the tournaments. .
Since 2017 the 11-A-Side event has been hosted back at Glasgow Green, with the Small Sided Event being held in Renfrewshire
Why not make the Glasgow City Cup YOUR choice for a pre season Tournament this Year. #preseasonsorted
Go to the online Tournament Application page and you will be on your way to joining us this July for the small sided events or in August for the main 11 a side event, see you then.