Hosted By Southampton Legend

Matt Le Tissier

Sunday 5th June 2016
7-a-side Tournaments

Children´s Tournament 2016

Now in its 6th year. This is a final chance for youngsters to participate in this extremely popular event which has become firmly established as an annual event in the end of season St Mary’s calendar. Club’s have found the event to be a great end of season treat for their players.

This event provides young players with the thrilling and rare opportunity to play in this magnificent arena and imagine what it feels like to be a professional footballer on matchday playing in front of thousands of fans. Playing at this top class Premier League venue will be be a dream-come-true football experience which is sure to be fondly remembered for years to come by players and spectators alike.

£55 +vat pp

  • U7's, U8's, U9's, U10's
  • U11's, U12's, U13's & U14's
  • All Matches On The Pitch
  • Tunnel Line-Up & Matchday Anthem
  • Visit To Dressing Rooms
  • Names Announced Over P.A. System
  • Certificates Signed By Celebrity Host
  • Matchday Programme

Matt was born in Guernsey and played youth football on the island with Vale Recreation.

On leaving school in 1985, he had a trial at Oxford United but signed for Southampton instead. Matt played his first professional game on 2 September 1986 and went on to play 540 league and cup games for Southampton. He scored 209 goals for The Saints including a phenomenal 47 out of 48 penalties (the one save came from Forest's Mark Crossley). His top-scoring season was 1993-94 when he scored 30 goals which was made even more remarkable by the fact that the side were struggling at the time. The following season he won the Match Of The Day goal of the season award for his drifting 40 yarder against Blackburn Rovers when he scored against his long term friend and former Southampton keeper Tim Flowers.

As a Saints legend, fittingly, he scored the last goal in the final competitive match played at The Dell on 19 May 2001 against Arsenal. After being out for most of the season due of injury, he was brought on as a substitute near the end of the match to the delight of the fans and scored a spectacular left-footed volley from outside the penalty box to earn The Saints a 3-2 win. This was to be Matt's last goal for the club.

Matt could use both feet to pass or shoot, was very skilful, could do the unexpected and often scored spectacular goals. Combined with his loyalty to the club, it was no wonder the fans adored him and gave him the nickname "Le-God". In one famous incident, the television commentator responded to one of his most skilful efforts with the word "Unbelievable" which later became the title of a successful "video autobiography" of the player.

Matt has been honoured by receiving the freedom of the City of Southampton and has also had one of the luxurious hospitality suites at St Mary's Stadium named after him. An apartment block built on the old site of The Dell stadium is also named after him as well as one of the aircrafts in Flybe's fleet.

Matt is now a pundit for Sky Sports Gilette Soccer Saturday programme.

Interested in playing? Register here without commitment

Children's Tournament Promo
A Taster Of Our St Mary's Stadium Event