18 - 21 May 2023

Istria Football Festival

Directly on the Mediterranean Sea, we will play an incomparable football tournament over Ascension Day "at the gateway to Croatia". From 18 to 21 May, we will transform the Istrian harbour town of Umag into a real football stronghold.

already from 159,00 € per person

This is what you can expect

4 days of football on the Croatian Adriatic coast

At the Istria Football Festival, you are guaranteed perfect conditions for an unforgettable team trip: stay in flats close to the sea, refresh yourself in the resort's own pool and play against international opponents on perfectly maintained pitches within walking distance of the facility.

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Resort directly by the sea

Spend 3 nights in a resort right by the sea.

Sports facility

Modern sports facilities with well-maintained football pitches

Play a tournament on a brand new and perfectly maintained facility with 4 large pitches (all artificial turf).

Tournament in the small town of Umag

Umag is a small town in Istria, Croatia, with a cosy atmosphere.

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Istria Football Festival

Award ceremony & trophies

Joint award ceremony as a team + trophy for each player

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Age group overview

                 
Age groupAge GroupNumber of playersStatus
U14/U15 girls 2008,2009,2010 etc. 10+1 more than 15 available
U16/U17 girls 2006,2007,2008 etc. 10+1 more than 15 available
U10 boys 2013,2014,2015 etc. 8+1 more than 15 available
U11 boys 2012,2013,2014 etc. 8+1 more than 15 available
U12/U13 boys 2010,2011,2012 etc. 8+1 more than 15 available
U14/U15 boys 2008,2009,2010 etc. 10+1 only 12 available
U16/U17 boys 2006,2007,2008 etc. 10+1 more than 15 available
U18/U19 boys 2004,2005,2006 etc. 10+1 more than 15 available

Further information age groups

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Tournament venue, sports facility &
game stations

Fun & action off the pitch

There is a lot to do next to the pitches. Test your skills at our BALLFREUNDE Skill & Fun Area!
While you can perform on the field as a team, we also test your individual skills at our
BALLFREUNDE game stations. How hard is your shot? How well can you aim? The
shot-speed measurement system, football darts, the goal wall, bubble soccer & Co.
are waiting for you.

Tournament venue & sports facility

4 artificial turf pitches of the latest generation

The Stella Maris football campus in Umag offers 3 well-maintained natural grass pitches and 1 modern artificial pitch. The sports complex is only about 2 km away from the apartment complex, so that you can easily reach the tournament venue on foot from your accommodation. The good geographical location, not far from Trieste in Italy and the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, makes Umag a popular holiday destination in northern Croatia in general. The tournament location is also very well connected for teams from the south of Germany and Austria.
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Apartment complex

Location Tournament Venue

Istria Football Festival

Tournament schedule

day 1
Thursday, 18 May 2023
from 14:00: Arrival
from 5:00 p.m.: Dinner
from 19:30: Opening ceremony & opening games
day 1
day 2
Friday, 19 May 2023
from 6:30: Breakfast
from 9:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 12:00: Lunch
from 13:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 18:00: Dinner
from 19:30: Free time
day 2
Day 3
Saturday, 20 May 2023
from 6:30: Breakfast
from 9:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 12:00: Lunch
from 13:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 17:30: Award ceremony
from 18:30: Dinner
from 20:00: Closing party
Day 3
Day 4
Sunday, 21 May 2023
from 6:30: Breakfast
from 13:00: Departure
Day 4
Multi-bed apartments
walking distance to the sports facility
Pool on the resort grounds
different apartment sizes
Eating directly at the resort
Catering:
Half board
Distance of the accommodation:
within walking distance
Mobility on site necessary:
no

Status:

available
available
Multi-bed apartments
Pool on the resort grounds
walking distance to the sports facility
different apartment sizes
Eating directly at the resort
Mobility on site necessary: no
Distance of the accommodation: within walking distance
Catering: Half board
2-person apartments
walking distance to the sports facility
Pool on the resort grounds
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Catering:
Half board
Distance of the accommodation:
within walking distance
Mobility on site necessary:
no

Status:

available
available
2-person apartments
Pool on the resort grounds
walking distance to the sports facility
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Mobility on site necessary: no
Distance of the accommodation: within walking distance
Catering: Half board
1-person apartments
walking distance to the sports facility
Pool on the resort grounds
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Catering:
Half board
Distance of the accommodation:
within walking distance
Mobility on site necessary:
no

Status:

available
available
1-person apartments
Pool on the resort grounds
walking distance to the sports facility
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Mobility on site necessary: no
Distance of the accommodation: within walking distance
Catering: Half board

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Info catering

Info catering

Various catering options to choose from

Half board is (usually) already included in the tournament package. Breakfast and dinner are therefore provided. During the day, you can buy various food and beverages at the tournament venue at fair prices. So you don't have to worry about food at all.

It is always ensured that vegetarians, vegans or Muslims have appropriate options so that everyone gets their money's worth. You can inform us of any food intolerance when booking, so that we can respond to them.

In a nutshell:

Istria Football Festival

This is how the registration works

Istria Football Festival

Testimonials from other teams

Testimonials

That's what teams from past tournaments say

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Goals 4 water

Neven Subotic Foundation

Score goals for a better & healthier life for others! That is the motto of GOALS 4 WATER. Together with the Neven Subotic Foundation, we are building drinking water wells in Ethiopia & you can help us give people a better future.

You can see how it works here:

Contact

Request more information now & reserve a non-binding starting spot

We will reserve a starting place for you for 3 weeks without obligation, so that you can discuss everything with the players and parents in peace. You can request information about the respective tournament via various channels. Give us a call, send us an email or simply write to us via WhatsApp. Alternatively, we can present the tournament to you and your fellow coaches in a video presentation.

Good to know

All the important details about your
unforgettable tournament experience

You can take as many players as you want. It would be a shame if some had to stay at home for such a tournament.

There is no fixed registration deadline, but we recommend that you start planning as soon as possible, as many tournaments are booked out early. We are also happy to reserve a starting place for you for a desired period.

further tournament series

Find out more about the individual tournament series now!

18 - 21 May 2023

Istria Football Festival

Directly on the Mediterranean Sea, we will play an incomparable football tournament over Ascension Day "at the gateway to Croatia". From 18 to 21 May, we will transform the Istrian harbour town of Umag into a real football stronghold.

This is what you can expect

4 days of football on the Croatian Adriatic coast

Countdown to the tournament

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The 2023 tournament dates are already set, we will update the info in a few weeks, but you can already secure your starting place, just contact us!

Resort directly by the sea

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Sports facility
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Modern sports facilities with well-maintained football pitches

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Tournament in the small town of Umag

Istria Football Festival
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overview
Age groups









Age group U14 / U15 female
Age Group
2008,2009,2010 etc.


Game mode: 10 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

Age group U16 / U17 female
Age Group
2006,2007,2008 etc.


Game mode: 10 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

Age group U10 male
Age Group
2013,2014,2015 etc.


Game mode: 8 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

Age group U11 male
Age Group
2012,2013,2014 etc.


Game mode: 8 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

Age group U12 / U13 male
Age Group
2010,2011,2012 etc.


Game mode: 8 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

Age group U14 / U15 male
Age Group
2008,2009,2010 etc.


Game mode: 10 + 1
Status: only 12 available

Age group U16 / U17 male
Age Group
2006,2007,2008 etc.


Game mode: 10 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

Age group U18 / U19 male
Age Group
2004,2005,2006 etc.


Game mode: 10 + 1
Status: more than 15 available

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Tournament Venue, Sports Facility & PLAY STATIONS

BALLFREUNDE Skill & Fun Area

Tournament venue & sports facility

4 artificial turf pitches of the latest generation

Location Tournament Venue

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Tournament schedule

day 1
Thursday, 18 May 2023
from 14:00: Arrival
from 5:00 p.m.: Dinner
from 19:30: Opening ceremony & opening games
day 1
day 2
Friday, 19 May 2023
from 6:30: Breakfast
from 9:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 12:00: Lunch
from 13:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 18:00: Dinner
from 19:30: Free time
day 2
Day 3
Saturday, 20 May 2023
from 6:30: Breakfast
from 9:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 12:00: Lunch
from 13:00: Tournament matches or free time
from 17:30: Award ceremony
from 18:30: Dinner
from 20:00: Closing party
Day 3
Day 4
Sunday, 21 May 2023
from 6:30: Breakfast
from 13:00: Departure
Day 4

Teams recruit teams

Recruit other teams & receive 50€ per recruited team for your own registration!

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Accommodation categories &
Catering

Multi-bed apartments
walking distance to the sports facility
Pool on the resort grounds
different apartment sizes
Eating directly at the resort
Catering:
Half board
Distance of the accommodation:
within walking distance
Mobility on site necessary:
no

Status:

available
available
Multi-bed apartments
Pool on the resort grounds
walking distance to the sports facility
different apartment sizes
Eating directly at the resort
Mobility on site necessary: no
Distance of the accommodation: within walking distance
Catering: Half board
2-person apartments
walking distance to the sports facility
Pool on the resort grounds
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Catering:
Half board
Distance of the accommodation:
within walking distance
Mobility on site necessary:
no

Status:

available
available
2-person apartments
Pool on the resort grounds
walking distance to the sports facility
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Mobility on site necessary: no
Distance of the accommodation: within walking distance
Catering: Half board
1-person apartments
walking distance to the sports facility
Pool on the resort grounds
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Catering:
Half board
Distance of the accommodation:
within walking distance
Mobility on site necessary:
no

Status:

available
available
1-person apartments
Pool on the resort grounds
walking distance to the sports facility
Apartment with kitchen
Eating directly at the resort
Mobility on site necessary: no
Distance of the accommodation: within walking distance
Catering: Half board

Info catering

Various catering options to choose from

Parents' evening with BALLFREUNDE

We are here to help you with your parents' evening. Contact us now and let us know the date of your parents' evening.

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That's what other teams say

100 % of the money will be refunded in case of cancellation of the football tournaments
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Name of the trainer
Name club
100 % of the money will be refunded in case of cancellation of the football tournaments
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
Name of the trainer
Name club
100 % of the money will be refunded in case of cancellation of the football tournaments
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
Name of the trainer
Name club

That's how it works
Registration

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Goals 4 water

Neven Subotic Foundation

Score goals for a better & healthier life for others! That is the motto of GOALS 4 WATER. Together with the Neven Subotic Foundation, we are building drinking water wells in Ethiopia & you can help us give people a better future.

You can see how it works here:

Good to know

You can take as many players as you want. It would be a shame if some had to stay at home for such a tournament.

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