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The Atlantic Heritage Cup Is Coming To Yorkshire This June

The Atlantic Heritage Cup is coming to Yorkshire this June

Newfox IT are proud sponsors of the first ever non-FIFA home nations football tournament which will take place in June 2019, hosted by Yorkshire International Football Association (YIFA).

The tournament features four teams and is a qualifying competition for the CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup that will take place in Somaliland in 2020.

  • Yorkshire International Football Association (YIFA)
  • Ellan Vannin (Isle of Man)
  • Parishes of Jersey FC
  • Kernow FA (Cornwall)

The Atlantic Heritage Cup fixtures will be held at grounds around the county, all venues for these fixtures TBC and will be announced shortly.

Philip Hegarty, Chairman of YIFA, said:

“The Atlantic Heritage Cup is the first time such a tournament has been held, and to host it in Yorkshire is particularly special. It’s a fantastic opportunity to promote Yorkshire, football in Yorkshire, and the warmth of our welcome to friends, new and old, from around the UK and beyond.

“We are also excited to be introducing the flair and the football of Somaliland and Matabeleland to the people of Yorkshire.

“These fixtures will be a wonderful opportunity to see high-quality international football across Yorkshire, and for the whole county to celebrate our uniqueness and our culture, while learning about others.

“There is no doubt the games will be challenging, but the Viking spirit of YIFA can conquer all comers – if we have the support of the whole community behind us.”

YIFA play a warm up for the tournament this weekend when they host Somaliland on Saturday 4 May at Athersley Rec FC. Kick off is 3pm and visitors can pay on the gate.