Vimy Under 12 Football

Schools are invited to take part in this under 12 Football Festival

Vimy Football, France

The Event is organised jointly by Francourt Events, Mairie of Vimy, and the Vimy Football Club and is open to Schools from France, Belgium and the UK. Vimy Football Club have kindly agreed to host the festival.

It is an opportunity for UK Schools to play in a Festival that is part of the Commemoration Programme in Vimy, and to remember the players of the Footballers Battalions in WW1.

The Festival is open to U12 Teams providing a chance for UK Schools to play teams from other regions whom you may never meet in your current fixture list, and this is an opportunity to test themselves in a competitive environment.

THE GAME - 9-a-side Football

9-a-side football is a version of the game played on a half size pitch. A fast moving shortened format with games lasting a maximum of 20 minutes in 2 equal periods of 10 minutes.

The laws of the game will apply as laid down by Federation Football Francais with a number of small variations.

For this tournament the squad size is limited to 15 players with 3 members of staff in attendance.


Sat 10 Jun 2017

Entrance fee is £900 per team
(Includes all local taxes)


  • Set meal for members of the squad and teachers/support staff.
  • Provision of Match Officials from the Federation Football Francais.
  • Hire of First Aid Facilities.
  • Use of all facilities at Vimy Stadium.
  • All administration for the Festival.
  • Souvenir Programme for each person in the Squad.

Not included:

  • Additional purchases of food and drink at the venue.

Service of Remembrance at Delville Wood - 11th June

On Sunday morning June 11th there will be a Service of Remembrance dedicated to the Footballers Battalions at Delville Wood on the Somme. This will be followed by a lunch at the Salle des Fetes in nearby Ligny Tilloy.

Delville Wood Service of Remembrance

To plan and arrange your tour, call Tracey on: 01306 873 571

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