The new two-day Endorsed Cup tournament gets underway at Mousehole AFC’s Trungle Parc this Friday (20th July).

The tournament will be an annual pre-season event and is expected to attract a wide range of interest from football followers in Cornwall and further afield.

Joining Mousehole AFC in competing for the Cup will be the younger development teams from Newcastle United, Huddersfield Town and Bolton Wanderers, showcasing some of the exceptional young footballing talent that could one day become household names.

The tournament kicks off on Friday afternoon with Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town at 4pm, followed by Bolton Wanderers v Mousehole at 7pm.

On Saturday, the two losing teams from the previous day will compete for the 3rd and 4th place game kicking off at 11am, and the two winning teams from Friday will contest the Final at 2pm.

Tickets are available online via the Mousehole AFC website, and can also be bought at the gate.  A two-day ticket for all four matches is £18 (£9 Seniors), and a one-day ticket for either day is £10 (£5 Seniors).

A tournament full-colour advert-free souvenir programme will be on sale, as will 50/50 draw tickets and refreshments in the clubhouse.

The tournament marks the first anniversary of the creation of the Endorsed Academy, designed to invest in grassroots football and stimulate the development and ambition of Cornish football through high-class coaching coupled with a sustainable commercial model.

As an indication of the interest the new Endorsed Cup tournament has generated, the BBC will be reporting from Trungle Parc on Saturday.

The tournament is kindly sponsored by Marshalls Estate Agents and Matchball sponsor is Phoenix Signs.

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