Gothia Cup Foundation

Giving everyone the opportunity
Gothia Cup aims to be a meeting place for the world’s children and young people regardless of religion, skin color, culture or ethnicity. With football as the common denominator, we want to create meetings; Meetings that provide knowledge and leads to self-development both on and off the playing field here at home or abroad.

Gothia Cup Foundation is a collection of projects that Gothia Cup runs in order to give children and young people who otherwise would not have had the chance, the opportunity for educational and active recreation.

To engage in the child’s circumstances beyond the actual football and outside Sweden has always been an important part in the Gothia Cup. The Schools in Congo, Kim Källström Trophy and Meet the World with SKF are just an example of that.

Social Partner

As a Social Partner you see meetings among young people as a natural way to create a better world. With focus on CSR and solidarity, Social Partner is a part of the Gothia Cup Fundraising and allow these meetings to become a reality. It also helps the tournament to continue to develop. You’re a part of changing the world with football
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Watch some of the teams taking part of the Gothia Cup Foundation.

Meet The World

Meet The World is a project Gothia Cup runs together with SKF. The project, which consists of smaller tournaments around the world aims to create global meeting places for young people regardless of gender, social background, age, culture and religion.

The tournaments are played throughout the world and the winning teams get the chance to travel to Gothenburg to represent their country and SKF in the Gothia Cup. During 2015, approximately 25 tournaments take place around the world. And just as many teams get a chance to play the Gothia Cup in Göteborg.

Gothia Cup Village

In Africa
The fact that Gothia Cup is committed to children’s rights and opportunities is nothing new. Back in the late 90’s, the idea that the Gothia Cup should be a meeting place outside Gothenburg was born.

In Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, we built a football facility with fields, changing rooms and community centers. Over 1000 students played not only football, but also participated in social activities to learn about democracy, equality, and how to prevent HIV / Aids.

Ten years ago we inaugurated along with Equmenia Church (former Swedish Mission Church), a similar school in Congo-Brazzaville. It has more than 3000 children from different ethnic groups have been able to meet and get a sanctuary beyond conflicts and civil wars.

Kim Källström Trophy

With Special Olympics
Kim Källström Trophy provides young people with some form of developmental disabilities the same opportunity to participate in the World Youth Cup. The love of football is the common denominator for all of us.

The Kim Källström Trophy is a co-operation between Gothia Cup, Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, Special Olympics Sweden and of course our main sponsor, the Swedish national player Kim Källström.

Gothia Cup Fundraising Program

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Each year, The Gothia Cup helps teams to get to the tournament. Through participation and travel grants given to teams that otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in the World Youth Cup.
The worlds largest and most international youth football tournament.
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