After numerous previous events, the idea of organising an international youth tournament grew after the corona crisis. In August 2022, the very first Easykit Youth Cup took place in Aalter. With 16 participating teams and only smiling faces, the first edition was a big success. Teams that participated in the first editions were: SK Rapid Wenen, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, FC Köln, Luton Town, PSV, Feyenoord, Gentofte Fodbold Akademi, Voetbaloa Academy, Club NXT, KRC Genk, AA Gent, Standard, Antwerp, OH Leuven, STVV. After a memorable final between Club NXT and KRC Genk, the youth of Club Brugge became the winners.
The second edition promises even more spectacle. The number of participating teams will be increased to 24, with only professional clubs from Belgium and abroad. Another striking feature of the tournament is that all matches will be led by female referees and that €1 per goal scored will go to a local charity.
The participating teams for the second edition are already partly known: Olympique de Marseille, West Ham United, PSV, Feyenoord, Schalke 04, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Gentofte Fodbold Akademi, Club NXT, RSC Anderlecht, KRC Genk, AA Gent, Antwerp, STVV, OH Leuven, Cercle Brugge, Beerschot, KV Kortrijk, Zulte Waregem, KV Mechelen.