YouDan takes the trophy!


On 10th November we celebrated the 2016 Youdan Trophy Launch at Inox Dine, with invited guests including Mark Lawrenson, Kevin Davies, David Hirst & Brian Deane. The competition is an annual international football tournament for invited professional youth teams in Sheffield, which aims to celebrate and promote the rich footballing history of the city. Special guests from sporting, business and cultural backgrounds were invited to listen to the organisers of the tournament explain their vision for the development of the competition in 2016 at a talk at the Sheffield restaurant. The event covered how guests could engage and become involved in Youdan, as well as the ethos & goals of the on-going development of a competition that was hugely successful earlier this year.

YouDan Trophy Launch Sheffield Restaurant

Invited guests heard how the Youdan Trophy:

  • promotes the well-being of young people, nurtures up and coming players and forges long lasting friendships across nationalities and cultures.
  • has more than doubled in size with the addition of 16 teams at U16and 16 teams at U14s
  • is filling a hole within English football for a quality competitive tournament for youth teams of professional clubs
  • attracts World Class referees, up-and-coming younger referees and runs coaching seminars for the duration of the tournament

Find out more about the YouDan trophy at