When is the SuperCupNI? Opening ceremony, special guest, ticket info and much more

A picture of the SuperCupNI 2023 Welcoming Parade
-Credit: (Image: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye)

The 2024 SuperCupNI will kick off in July. This year sees the finals night return to its spiritual home of Coleraine Showgrounds after a 14-year absence.

All three showpiece finals of the Boys’ Premier, Junior, and Minor sections of the prestigious youth football tournament return to the Ballycastle Road venue for the first time since 2010. Teams from across the world will take part in the three male age groups and two girls’ age groups.

Here's all the information you need for the week-long festival of football...

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What date is this year's tournament?

This year's tournament will run from Sunday 21 July until Friday 26 July.

When is the opening parade?

The 2024 tournament gets underway on Sunday 21stJuly, when the teams and guests participate in the parade and opening ceremony in Coleraine.

The parade will get underway at 7pm, leaving from the Mall car park before making its way through Coleraine and ending at the Coleraine Showgrounds

Who will open this year's tournament?

Former Northern Ireland and Leeds United star Stuart Dallas will officially open SuperCupNI 2024.

When does the football begin?

The action gets underway the next day on Monday 22nd July with the tournament concluding with finals day on Friday 26th July.

Where will the games be played?

Matches will take place at venues in three council areas, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

All three showpiece finals of the Boys’ Premier, Junior, and Minor sections will take place at Coleraine Showgrounds on Friday 26 July.

What teams are taking part?

The SuperCupNI – now in its 41st year – will feature elite girls’ and boys’ teams from around the world including English Premiership big hitters Manchester United, Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United, as well as English Championship sides Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Plymouth Argyle.

The line-up also includes Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic and Rangers, as well as the Bahrain National Team, Mexican top-flight side Club Deportivo Toluca and the UAE based Barca Academy Dubai, a satellite academy of FC Barcelona.

How can I buy tickets?

Matches are a mix of free-to-view and paid venues. You can purchase tickets through Buy TicketApp.

You can get the app on the Apple App Store and Google Play. More info available here.

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