January 28th, 2019, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Global Premier Soccer (GPS) is delighted to announce it has partnered with world renowned international youth football tournament SuperCupNI to grow the tournament and develop partnerships.

GPS’s first act has been to deliver sponsorship for the event from leading player performance tracking company STATSports. Beginning in 2019 the competition will be rebranded STATSports SuperCupNI.

One of the largest youth soccer providers in North America, GPS has participated in the SuperCupNI (formerly the Milk Cup) since 2015 with its National Team program.  GPS has had some notable success including reaching the Junior Section final in 2017 and securing famous results against Liverpool (1-1) and Rangers (2-0). GPS has a partnership with STATSports and utilizes the Apex Athlete series performance tracker with players within the GPS National Team program and the GPS International Academy in Valencia, Spain.

The SuperCupNI is considered one of the elite youth tournaments in Europe. Notable alumni of the event include Ryan Giggs, Sergio Busquets, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.  The 2018 event saw 40 teams from 15 nations represented and participation from Manchester United, Celtic, Rangers, Club America and the Right to Dream Academy.  

“GPS is excited to begin our partnership with SuperCup NI,” said GPS CEO Joe Bradley.  “The event is recognized as leader in youth soccer and providing opportunities for talented athletes which syncs perfectly with the GPS mission.”  Bradley is an alumni of the event having competed in the Milk Cup in 1986, 87 and 88 representing Tristar, Ballymena United and Coleraine respectively.

In addition to assisting in sponsorships for the event GPS will look to grow the tournament internationally via elite club partnerships and penetration of new markets.  In conjunction GPS partners Legacy Global Sports will become Official Travel Partner of the SuperCupNI.

The partnership with SuperCupNI sees GPS International footprint continue to grow.  GPS is currently active with youth programming and residential academies in Spain, UK, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Portugal and Malta with further tournament partnerships expected in 2019.  

For more information on SuperCupNI please contact Graham Munro on gmunro@globalpremiersoccer.com