Sir Stanley Matthews International Tournament

Under 14 (2008) & 16 (2006) Girls and Boys Football Tournament

14 - 17 April 2022 (Easter), Cape Town

Bringing new meaning to the beautiful game…

● Make a difference.  With your registration, you contribute to fundraising for the HBUFC Trust. While you’re in Cape Town you can participate and benefit from local community projects that will uplift your team and the project.

Beautiful Cape Town.  There’s no better place to enjoy football. It is voted the best city in the world and the best event city in Africa. Epic off- field activities & once-in-a-lifetime adventures are guaranteed.

● Forward thinking football.  Get more value out of every game you play against challenging opponents or a challenging opposition from all over the world through this tournament.

Tournament Information

The Sir Stanley Matthews International Tournament (SSMIT) is hosted as a partnership between Hout Bay United Football Community Trust (HBUFC), The Stoke City Community Trust & The Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation.  The Tournament has been designed to celebrate Sir Stanley Matthews’ legacy & to fundraise for the Hout Bay United Football Community Trust.       

Through SSMIT, we bring together talented boys and girls footballers from around the world to play against each other within a positive, uplifting, supportive and competitive sporting environment. We promote the principles of fair play and stand united against any forms of discrimination.

The main host for and one of the cooperating partners of the SSMIT will be the DSK – German International School Cape Town.

The venues for the tournament will be:

U16 Boys Teams: DSK – German International School Cape Town (Main Host)

U14 Boys Teams: Tamboerskloof Primary School

U16 Girls Teams: Camps Bay Primary School

Location

Cape Town
● Named the ‘Worlds Leading Festival and Events Destination’
● Huge variety of activities & sight seeing adventures

Hout Bay
● Location of tournament accomodation
● Easy access to the entire city with plenty of restaurants
● Range of activities within walking distance
● Beach, mountain & forest

Easter Climate 
● 19°C average 
● 22°C max / 17°C min
● Rain prediction: 0,6mm

Accommodation

Tented Camps
● 2 person dome tents
● Showers & toilets
● Canteen
● Charging station / Wifi hub
● 24 hour security and safe guarding team

Activities

● 1/2 Day city sightseeing tour
● 1/2 Day Table Mountain guided hike
● 1/2 Day ‘Walkie Talkie’ community tour
● Evening beach football & braai event
● Evening outdoor cinema event

Competition Format

Girls under-14                    Boys under-14
● full field                              ● full field    
● 25 min a half                     ● 25 min a half 
● 2008 & 2009                      ● 2008 & 2009

Girls under-16                    Boys under-16
● full field                              ● full field
● 25 min a half                     ● 25 min a half 
● 2006 & 2007                      ● 2006 & 2007

A fresh approach

Expected goals (XG) analysis – or as we refer to it- XG analysis helps us to better understand the value of the shots we take in a match. 

How many times have you walked off a field and said: “I can’t believe we lost that game with the chances we’ve had!” Or  ow lucky were we to win that!“. In football a lot happens by chance and often the best team on the day isn’t the team that wins the game.

XG can be used as an alternative way to score a game of football by dividing the pitch into zones and giving a probability of scoring every time a shot is taken from one of these zones.

The XG analysis will be used throughout the tournament to award additional points to the teams. The exact way in which we will introduce this measure will be announced closer to the date.

Our tournament format will establish a seeding position for every team, keeping the tournament engaging for every single player and coach until the final whistle of the final game. Within all of the age brackets, each of the 10 teams in both groups per bracket will play 4 group matches. Afterwards the two best seeded teams of each group will proceed to the knockout stage and play 2 knockout (seeded) matches. The remaining teams will play against the similar ranked team in the other group for the respective 5th, 7th and 9th place of the bracket they’re in.

WHAT IS XG (EXPECTED GOALS ANALYSIS)

Expected goals (XG) analysis – or as we refer to it- xG analysis helps us to better understand the value of the shots we take in a match. 

How many times have you walked off a field and said: “I can’t believe we lost that game” Or how lucky were we to win that! In football a lot happens by chance and often the best team on the day isn’t the team that wins the game.

XG can be used as an alternative way to score a game of football by dividing the pitch into zones and giving a probability of scoring every time a shot is taken from one of these zones.

This can give a more accurate reflection of a team’s attacking and defensive performance than the amount of goals alone. The data provided gives an overall probability for the number of goals normally scored or conceded in a match based on the actual number and position of shots taken. It provides us with a more consistent method of understanding a team’s performance than wins and losses.

Tournament Package

Includes:

● Football tournament access
● Camping, incl. 3 meals and water supply
● Transport to the tournament, sightseeing activities and airport transfer
● 1/2 Day City sightseeing tour
● 1/2 Day Table Mountain guided hike
● 1/2 Day ‘Walkie Talkie’ community tour
● Evening beach football & braai event
● Evening outdoor cinema event
● #SSMIT players jersey – special edition

130€ per player per night (6 nights)*
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*transport to Cape Town at your own costs.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Covid-19 information

SA Gov health and safety protocols and current best practice measures will be adhered  to around COVID Safety both on the field and within the accommodation campus.

There will be 24 hr security and child safe guarding officers on patrol at the accommodation campus.

GET IN TOUCH

Phone
+27 (76) 814-5296
Email
ssmit@hbufc.co.za

Full Tournament package SA Teams

Includes:
● Football tournament access 
● Access to the Stoke City coaching & XG workshop

R3,000.00 per team
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*transport to Cape Town at your own costs.

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