World Cup fever hits the North West!

World Cup fever hits the North West next week with the U13 World Cup.

This year has a new international flavour, with the Isle of Man travelling over for the tournament plus a record number of entries from North West clubs.


The event will see over 200 kids and 60 volunteers take part in the tournament across our six ‘host cities’. The tournament has grown every year and such is the success of the event that Derry City & Strabane District Council have come on board as event partners for 2023.


Tournament Director, David Scanlon, was delighted with the expansion this year:

“It’s great to see 12 of our local clubs entered this year. It’s also special to see Isle of Man U13s flying over for the week and it’s our ambition to grow the tournament every year. Having Derry Council supporting us this year shows how far we have come in just a few years with it. 

The World Cup has become a really important part of our youth programme and the support we get from clubs is fantastic. Parents, coaches and our host clubs all put in a huge amount of work to make this week happen and make it such a success. Fingers crossed the weather plays ball and it should be an exciting week.”

Day 1 to 4 of the event sees all clubs involved in the groups stages before the knock-out phase begins on Thursday afternoon with the Cup, Plate and Shield finals. Our ‘host cities’ for the week are: Ballyspallen, Brigade, Glendermott, Ardmore, Newbuildings and Bready.


U13 World Cup Teams

Bonds Glen – Sri Lanka

Ardmore – India

St Johnston – Ireland

Newbuildings – England

Bready – West Indies

Fox Lodge – South Africa

Donemana – Australia

Glendermott – Netherlands

Ballyspallen – Portugal

Eglinton – New Zealand

Coleraine – Canada

Isle of Man

Brigade – USA

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