The Easter tournament at Cosne-sur-Loire on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April is expected to have 80 teams and 800 young soccer players.

After two years of absence associated with Covid-19 (last year’s cancellation was covered by the 100th Anniversary Tournament), the Easter Tournament will return to Cosne with a new version. Remake From the previous version.

Because it’s done over two days, as it was ten years ago. First and foremost, “to give us more flexibility,” explains Bruno Grebert, head of an organization backed by Nicholas Clement in the sports field and Valentin Monrose of the Secretariat. .. “But don’t let too many people get together because of the health crisis.» »

This year’s UCS Youth Tournament

Therefore, on Saturday, April 16th, the categories from U6 to U9, and then on Sunday, April 17th, the categories U10 to U15 are eight fields (Bricomarché, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole, Driving School Milliard, Guild desorfèvres, la Civette). Compete in one of. , Renoshimono and Dachiashimono) are drawn on all soccer pitches (including the main pitch) and rugby pitches in the sports park.

Over 80 teams representing over 800 players (from Niebles, Sher, Loirets like Amilly and Gien, as well as Vignes and Ecouen in the Paris region). “We are the biggest youth tournament in this division and in the region,” said Vice President Jérôme Boisson, “a professional team because we want all the kids in the region to play.”

Of course, young Cosnois licensees will participate in the 42nd edition of the Easter tournament. Each category involves at least two Cosnoises teams. “It’s this year’s tournament for our kids,” says Bruno Grebert. “They are looking forward to it. »»

premium With 30 sections within UCS, Cosne-sur-Loire has a reputation as a sports town.

And more than 100 club volunteers have been mobilized on this occasion to help young fans of Messi, Ronaldo and even Mbappe imitate their idols. From the refreshment bar to paid catering (buffet) by arbitration (6-7 referees are required for each category). There are senior players in Men in Black, some of whom will play on the UCS First Team, which has confirmed their participation in National 3 against Charite on Sunday.

Activities such as the Street Soccer Arena are planned throughout the two days with the support of partners and institutions. This arena should be available to the Bourgogne-Franche Conte League. Matches on the main pitch are shot via the Higoal system (some images can be emailed to the club upon request).

Victory formula?

At the end of the day, a thousand people can gather each day and participants will be rewarded. Each player leaves with a prize. The trophy will then be sent to the winning team.

If this new formula gains membership in two days, it may resume next year. “We’re going to test this year, and if that works, why not keep this formula,” says Bruno Grebert.

training. Easter Tournament, Parc des sports, Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, from 8:30 am. Free admission.

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This year’s Easter tournament will be held for two days, Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th.


Eighty teams from the Niable, Cher, Loire and Paris regions are participating.


Over 800 players run on eight courts.


The organizers are aiming for 1,000 people each for two days at the stadium.

Matilda Thomas