Special Olympics - Gothia Cup

The Gothia Special Olympics Trophy offers youths with some form 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. The tournament starts off on Tuesday.

  • Period

    July 12th-16th 2020

  • Who can participate

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

  • 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. This is a class for males, but females are more than welcome to participate. The games will be played 7-a-side. A maximum of 10 players can be registered in each team. All players must have a valid identification document or passport to show at the age control.

  • Accommodation cost

    145 EUR 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 EUR per person.

  • Insurance, responsibility

    All participants need to be ensured 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.

  • 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, information meeting
    July 13th: Division matches, opening ceremony
    July 14th: Group stage, Gothia Leaders Party
    July 15th: Group stage, 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 EUR per team. The fee is compulsory for all participating teams.

  • 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 team fee is not refundable.

    All fees are to be paid to:

    Bank: SEB, Stockholm, Sweden,
    Swift address: ESSESESS
    IBAN code (payment in SEK) SE25-5000-0000-0501-7100-4752

    Payment can also be made by credit card via our website. Remember to enter your registration number when making payments.

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