Celebrate the Game raised spirits at this year’s Gothia Cup. A few teams that made particularly outstanding contributions were this year’s Fairplay Trophy winners: Prep School Lions Green, FC Minsk, Sel Quinta Cordillera and JSG KAWU.
Celebrate the Game is a fairplay project run by Gothia Cup in order to create, together with all of our participants, a better environment for everyone, both on and off the pitch. When the project launched in 2016, the number of red cards distributed at matches during the tournament was cut in half and happily, the number of incidents fell even more last summer.
“Our participants have adopted the message, in which we encourage respectful behaviour and remind them that this is about youth football, in a fabulous way. The teams take enormous responsibility and contribute to a positive climate on and around our pitches, entirely in line with the spirit of Gothia Cup,” says contest leader Niclas Freiholtz.
As a part of Celebrate the Game, the Fairplay Trophy is presented to a number of teams each year in appreciation of the teams that have demonstrated excellent conduct during Gothia Cup. In 2018, the award went to: Prep School Lions B13 (ENG), FC Minsk G13 (RUS), Sel Quinta Cordillera B16 (CL) and JSG KAWU B18 (GER).
(The picture shows German B18 team JSG KAWU)