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Gothia Cup Foundation

Gothia Cup aims to be a meeting place for the world’s children and youths 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 pitch here at home in Sweden and abroad.

Giving everyone the opportunity

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

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

Social Partner

As a Social Partner, you support the Gothia Cup Foundation with the motivation that the world can improve through football. Our Social Partners are socially and actively involved, for example by mentoring teams in the tournament. With focus on sustainability and community, our Social Partners contribute to the development of the Gothia Cup.

By SKF

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 youths regardless of gender, social background, age, culture and religion. The winning teams get the chance to travel to Gothenburg to represent their country and SKF in the Gothia Cup. Every year Meet the World tournaments are arranged in twenty to thirty countries. 

In Africa

Gothia Cup Village

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. More than 3000 children from different ethnic groups have been able to meet and get a sanctuary beyond conflicts and civil wars.

Founded by Kim Källström

Gothia Special Olympics Trophy

In Gothia Special Olympics Trophy youths with some kind of intellectual disability gets the opportunity to participate in The World Youth Cup. The love for football is the common denominator for all of us. Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is a co-operation between Gothia Cup, Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, Special Olympics Sweden and Kim Källström.

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Gothia Cup Fundraising Program

Each year, 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.

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