Youth Football Festival

Youth Football Festival

Youth Football Festival - Pecs, Hungary

  • Holiday Category
  • 14/07/2022 - 20/07/2022
  • U9-U17
  • Residence/Hostel
  • €/£70
  • Registration Is Open
  • 20/20 Available Places
  • Deadline Date: 31/05/2022

Detailed Information

The Youth Football Festival is one of Eastern Europe’s largest youth football tournaments.

Held annually in the beautiful city of Pecs in Hungary, it sees the participation of teams and referees from more than 50 different countries. The tournament was held for the first time in 2005 and has been growing ever since.

Every year it welcomes more than 200 teams across different age categories up to U17s.

Referee Abroad will cooperate with this tournament for the first time in 2022.

By attending this tournament, included in the participation fee, you’ll receive:

– Accommodation for the entire tournament in Residence-style lodging;
– Full board across the weekend;
– Transport to and from games

Referees will referee around 4 or 5 games per day, with shortened halves. Every referee will also get one free day to visit the city.

Referees must be at least 18 years of age to attend this tournaent.


All referees will be accommodated in a local hostel in the city of Pecs. They will stay in twin rooms with another referee, with a bathroom shared every 2 rooms.

A picture of the accommodation can be seen below.

Pecs is a charming city in southwestern Hungary. Nicknamed “Hungary’s most beautiful city”, it was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans and is today a university town famous for its monuments, museums, art galleries and cafes.

With a population of around 150,000, you might not expect Pécs to give Budapest a run for its money in the excitement stakes. You’d be wrong, obviously, hence the use of that set-up as an opening gambit, and this smashing city’s 20,000+ students ensure that there is never a dull moment in the town the Romans called Sopiane.

Read more about why you should visit this enchanting town on Vogue.

Vogue article


Although Pecs does have an airport, it sees very few scheduled flights.

Train is by all means the best way to reach the city, especially from Budapest, the country’s capital, allowing you to visit two of Europe’s most beautiful cities in one go.

The trip can be as fast as 2:40 on an express, but several hours longer by local clunker. There is also a daily, daylight-hours train to/from Osijek in Croatia and Sarajevo in Bosnia, and a daily train to the city from Vienna.

Numerous buses from all directions (including from cities in northern Croatia) serve the city. Buses to Budapest’s Nepliget station operate numerous times daily, though the trip is slower than the train, and far less scenic or comfortable

Apply for the Youth Football Festival

Date(s) – 14/07/2022 – 20/07/2022
All Day


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Applications are closed for this tournament.