Celebrate the Game - Gothia Cup

Celebrate the Game


Celebrate the Game is a Fair Play project that Gothia Cup runs together with Länsförsäkringar, to create a better environment for everyone both on and off the playing fields. The project consists of several parts with different focus areas and will gradually expand. Together, we will create an even better environment on and around the pitches.


The Campaign

Celebrate The Game

During the Gothia Cup you will find our “Please Remember”-signs which consisted of a billboard with some small but yet so important messages. This is Youth Football, This is Only a Game, The coaches are volunteers, The Referees are human. Please remember this next time you´re visiting a football game.

Fair Play Trophy

Fair Play Trophy is a prize awarded to teams in the Gothia Cup. In order to be nominated the team must demonstrate a particularly good behavior during the Gothia Cup. The team will throughout the tournament act in an exemplary manner towards both opponents as referees and other officials. Even the team’s supporters have to spread good energy and contribute to a good atmosphere around the team, and its games.
The teams will be nominated by the referees as well as the match delegates.

Here are winners of 2017: Åhus IF (SWE), Vaksala SK (SWE), CO Vincennes (FRA), Kramfors-Alliansen, Go-Pro Sport (UAE).

Match delegates

In order to maintain Fair Play, we believe it is important that there are always people on site to observe and report. During Gothia Cup there are Match monitors in and around match areas. The match monitors are in place to support the players, coaches, referees and officials.

Referee observers

To help referees to develop, feel safe and motivated, we have referee observers on all match areas. The focus is on young and new referees that together with the observer can evaluate their efforts and continue to develop.

Respect Every Body

We are proud that we engage people from over eighty nations. We celebrate diversity and equality. That is why we listen to each other, learn from each other and stand up for each other. We respect everyone and every body, because together we are more.

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