Special Olympics - Gothia Cup

The Gothia Special Olympics Trophy offers young people with some form of intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in The World Youth Cup. The love of 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 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 (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 14-18 2019

  • Who can participate

    Youth with intellectual disabilities. Players must be born 2004 or earlier (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 teams 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 entry 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 control upon arrival to the school or at the registration for local team.
  • Accommodation cost

    EURO 145 per person. The fee is compulsory for all participants and leaders. Lodging in school class rooms for four nights with full board (breakfast, lunch dinner) and Gothia Card are included.

    Mattresses and bedding can be rented to a cost of 20 Euro per person.
  • Insurance, responsibility

    All participants need to be ensured both on and off the field. Gothia Cup does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property.
  • Important dates

    April 30th: Last day to hand in the first division assessment and registration documents on players and leaders.
    May 10th: Last day to pay the accommodation cost
    June 10th: Last day to make extra orders
    July 14th: Arrival day
    July 15th: Division matches. Opening ceremony
    July 16th: Group stage. Gothia Leaders Party
    July 17th: Group stage. Players Evening.
    July 18th: Play off and finals. Departure day

  • Team fee

    EURO 100 per team. The fee is compulsory for all participating teams.
  • Registration and payment

    The easiest way to register is on our Internet site www.gothiacup.se under Registration. To secure a place in the tournament, register and pay the team fee as soon as possible. The registration date is calculated from the day we receive your team fee. The accommodation costs must be paid no later than 10 May. Otherwise we can not guarantee your accommodation. Please pay all the accommodation costs at one time. Refund of accommodation cost is only made if you cancel before June 10. Subsequently we require medical certificate (please note that the medical certificate must be received by Gothia Cup at the latest June 10th). 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. Do not forget to enter your registration number when making your payment!

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