In the middle of the day, Monday, Kim Källström Trophy opened at Kviberg for the seventh consecutive year. This year, the tournament will also be expanded with three new nations, Japan, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
On a sunny Kviberg on football field 7, it was time to open the Kim Källströms Trophy at lunchtime during Monday. KKT is a tournament played by young people who have some form of disability. This year’s KKT’s conference, Anders Ringård, opened the tournament as he has done the previous five years. Anders Ringård told that he was so pleased that the tournament had been boosted by more teams and nations that contribute to greater cohesion.
– That the nations are coming to Gothenburg is absolutely amazing. The whole atmosphere is wonderful, says Anders.
The tournament is divided into different divisions, which means that there are six groups with as smooth teams as possible. The goal of the tournament is that there should be as smooth matches as possible and that all participants have fun at the same time.
– What we want is that the boys and girls who play here are going to play at their level. Just the joy of the game is so fun to see. The result really does not matter, says Anders.
The group game is on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, the match for the third and fourth prize will be played at Kviberg and then the final will be played at Heden.
Anders Ringård emphasizes that it is a fantastic organization and that he appreciates all volunteers who set up to make everything work.
– Everyone is delighted that all boys and girls have an opportunity to play football, says Anders.
Of course, the joy was a little bigger when the tournament creator Kim Källström came down to Kviberg and greeted the players.
– Kim’s commitment to this tournament is incredible. He is a real ambassador for his own tournament, says Anders.