Man Utd, Villa and Wolves among SuperCupNI Girls’ section

SuperCupNI 2024 Girls Tournament Draw
Pictured L to R: Mark Cooper (Mayor of Antrim),  Morgan Gibson (Linfield), Ella Kitson (Larne), Layla Sands (Crusaders), Victor Leonard (Chairperson of the SuperCupNI)

Aston Villa, Manchester United and Wolves are among entrants to the SuperCupNI Girls’ tournament the draw for which has been made.

Manchester United are sending their U-16 Academy side to the compete in the Premier section. The Old Trafford youngsters will face Aston Villa in Group A and they are joined by USSSA and Surf Select from USA.

Group B will see 2023 Premier winners Northern Ireland face Wolverhampton Wanderers – who are making their debut – and two League of Ireland sides in Galway United and Shelbourne.

In the Junior section, Linfield will face Shelbourne, FC America and USSSA in Group A, while in Group B, Larne and Crusaders will face NE Rush and Surf Select, both from the United States.

The Mayor of Antrim Mark Cooper said: “It is an honour for our Borough to host the SuperCupNI 2024 Girls’ tournament for the third consecutive year as we continue to promote and develop women’s football in Northern Ireland.

“This prestigious tournament brings together some of the best youth female football teams from around the world, and we are particularly excited to welcome teams from the Premier League this year as they compete to be crowned 2024 SuperCupNI Champions.

Among the guests at Mossley Mill were NI U-16 manager and Girls’ Elite Youth Academy Manager Danielle McDowell Tuffey and Director of Women’s Football Angela Platt, both of whom were fulsome in their praise of the tournament organisers who have helped to provide invaluable opportunities for local girls to excel at an international tournament.

The 2024 tournament will take place from 21 to 26 July, with the traditional parade and opening ceremony kicking off proceedings, finals day takeing place at Dixon Park, the home of Ballyclare Comrades FC.


Group A – Shelbourne, Linfield, FC America and USSSA
Group B – Larne FC, Crusaders, NE Rush and Surf Select


Group A – Surf Select, USSSA, Manchester United and Aston Villa
Group B – Galway United, Shelbourne, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Northern Ireland

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