Special Olympics - Gothia Cup

The Gothia Special Olympics Trophy offers youth with some kind of intellectual disability 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.

Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is a separate class in the Gothia Cup. The group stage is played at Kviberg from Monday to Thursday with finals at Heden on Thursday.


Tournament information

  • Rules of competition

    In Gothia Special Olympics Trophy teams that are members of the Special Olympic program are welcome. The regulation applied is in accordance with the Special Olympics regulations. The tournaments starts with divisioning, on Monday, according to Special Olympics procedure. The divisioning is the basis for group divisions and playing schedule.

  • Tournament dates

    July 12th-16th 2020

  • Who can participate

    Youth with intellectual disabilities. Players must be between 16 and 29 years old, born between 1991 and 2004. This is a youth tournament and the recommended age is therefore 16-21 years.

    A maximum of ten players can be registered in each team.

  • Number of teams in the tournament

    The Gothia Special Olympics Trophy can receive 15 Scandinavian and 15 international teams, i.e. a total of 30 teams out of which 22 teams with accommodation. Teams that first register and pay the registration fee will have priority.

  • Rules

    According to the Special Olympics rules (see www.gothiacup.se and Special Olympics regulations). Grouping will be made by division play in order to secure an as fair play as possible. The matches will be played 7-a-side. A maximum of ten players can be registered in each team. All players must have a valid identification document or passport to show at the age control.

  • Playing period

    Divisioning matches15 min 
    Group stage and play off2×15 min 
  • Important dates

    April 10th: Last day to register a team*
    May 10th: Last day to pay the accommodation cost
    May 30th: Last day to hand in the first division assessment and registration documents for players
    June 10th: Last day to pay for any extra orders such as extra Gothia Cards, extra Leaders Card or special food

    July 12th: Arrival day and information meeting
    July 13th: Division matches, group stage begins and opening ceremony
    July 14th: Group stage and Gothia Leaders Party
    July 15th: Group stage and Players Evening
    July 16th: Play offs, finals and departure day

    *Since there is a limit of numer of teams in this class, it might be fully booked before this date.

  • Registration fee

    100 EURO per team. The fee is compulsory for all participating teams.

  • Accaommodation cost

    145 EURO per person. The cost is compulsory for all players and leaders staying at the school. Lodging in school class rooms for four nights, 12 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Gothia Card are included. Mattresses and bedding can be rented to a cost of 20 EURO per person.

  • Registration and payment

    You register your team on our website. To secure a place in the tournament, register and pay the registration fee as soon as possible. The registration date is calculated from the day we receive your registration fee. The accommodation costs must be paid no later than May 10th. Otherwise we can not guarantee your accommodation. Please pay the whole accommodation costs at one time. Refund of accommodation cost is only made if you cancel before June 10th. Subsequently we require a doctor's certificate. The registration fee is non refundable.

    All payments need to be made to the Gothia Cup bank account, or with a credit card via our website.

    Bank: SEB, Stockholm, Sweden,
    IBAN code (payment in SEK) SE25-5000-0000-0501-7100-4752
    IBAN code: (payment in EURO) SE 72-5000-0000-0590-1824-1113
    Swift: ESSESESS 

    Once we receive the payment of your registration fee we will confirm your registration. Note that all bank transaction fees have to be paid for by the teams. Please observe that we do not accept any personal or company cheques.

  • Insurances and responsibility

    Make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the pitch. Gothia Cup does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Sweden must have personal medical insurance.


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