The 3rd edition of the I Fenuyëti tournament will be held on 25 and Sunday 26 June at the Prince Héréditaire Jacques Stadium in Beausoleil.
Here’s what you need to know about this competition hosted by AS Monaco, after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
A name inspired by the culinary specialties of the Principality
In Monegasque, “Fenueti” Refers to the small red and white sugar-coated fennel seeds scattered in the local sweet focacia. The name was given symbolically to this event, in support of young talents, especially Rouge and Blanc, who set foot on the lawn of the I Fenuyëti tournament.
A recent and singles tournament, Turin counts Juventus among its winners
The I Fenuyëti tournament was created in 2018 to bring together all the leaders and academics of the club, where the principality was awarded a quality tournament. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic that prevented the competition from being held in the last two seasons, it will only be the 3rd edition of the tournament. This does not prevent him from already making a place for himself in the calendar of French clubs and even in international clubs, as evidenced by the identities of the winners of the first two editions: Juventus in Turin in 2018 and FC Nantes in 2019.
This tournament is also different for its different and interesting format. Dedicated to the U12 division, where teams play with eight players on a half-pitch, the I Fenuyëti tournament is played with eleven, on a slightly smaller surface than a conventional pitch (from the penalty area to the penalty area). It thus allows clubs to introduce 11-year-old players to football in their age group, which they will then find in the U13 category.
A 3rd edition is full of novelty and a high-flying line-up
Ten clubs took part in each of the first two editions, the I Fenuyëti tournament will host six prestigious U12 elite teams this year. In addition to AS Monaco, the naturally present, Olympique de Marseille, OGC Nice, FC Nantes, Girondins de Bordeaux, as well as the cousin Club Circle Bruges, will be in the game.
The format of the competition is also changing as the system of two pools of five teams has been replaced by a championship where all the teams will compete against each other. At the end of it, the first two will face each other in the final, while the class matches will bring together the teams in third and fourth and fifth and sixth.
Final Innovation: If the tournament has so far been played at the Didier Deschamps grounds in Cap D’Ile, this 3rd edition will be held at the Prince Hereditayer Jack Stadium in Beaujolais.
7th out of 10 in 2018, then 6th out of 10 in 2019, young Monegasque shooters will try to put the club’s name on the list of winners of “his” tournament.
An eco-responsible and supportive event
From its source, the tournament has been placed under the symbol of environmental responsibility and the use of plastic bottles and cups is prohibited. To this end, each team will be provided with a bottle of water and reusable glasses will be used in the refreshment bar.
Still in line with these arrangements, a visit to the Oceanographic Museum will be arranged for all delegations at the end of Saturday’s matches.
All profits from raffle and snack bars will be donated to “Frankie’s Children” This Monegasque Association helps bring comfort and joy to sick, disabled or disadvantaged children in Monaco and the entire Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. Among the raffle prizes: one Wissam Ben Yedder jersey autographed and the other signed by the entire team by our captain. The “Children of Frankie” will be awarded two euros for each goal scored during the tournament.
-> The tournament will be held on Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June at Prince Heritage Jack Stadium, Biosolele.
-> On Saturdays, meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m. Nine matches will be played, with a total of three in each team.
-> On Sunday, the last two league matches will be held from 9 a.m., before the classification matches will be played (6th vs. 5th; 4th vs. 3rd). The kick-off for the final (1st vs. 2nd) will be played at 3:10 p.m., while the awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m.
-> In addition to the presence of the Bouba mascot, a swollen structure (Shooting-Darts Workshop and Golf Foot Initiation Workshop) will be set up on Sundays for everyone to have a great day. Will be making up for many goodie grabs.
-> On-site parking.