Gothia Cup Football Tournament,
Sweden

Gothia Cup Football Tournament,
Sweden

Timed perfectly to coincide with the UK school holidays, the Gothia Cup announces itself as the world’s biggest youth football tournament. Since its inception in 1975, over a million players from 80 nations have participated in this unique event, held in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Open to U11-U18s boys’ and girls’ teams, it annually welcomes over 1,600 teams where 4,500 matches take place on 110 pitches dotted around the city. A number of entries are provided for local Swedish teams, ensuring that the group you’re competing in will have an international flavour and cover a range of footballing styles.

Of course the best way to appreciate its scale is at the two-hour Opening Ceremony. Nations parade their flags while over 700 musicians and artists entertain the crowds throughout the evening show. Your team will never experience anything like it!

Tournament schedules are maintained by smartphone Apps that feature results and team information, as well as direct you across the city to the venues. Even more, each participant and coach receives a Gothia Cup Wristband, entitling free travel via bus and tram through the week and entry to the city’s leading tourist attractions.

Whilst fun and participation are at the heart of this tournament, your team has the chance to progress through your ‘pool’ into the various knockout phases that draw teams to the Grand Finals.

Without a doubt, this is the perfect tournament for those who want to eat, sleep and breathe football!

Julie McAlister Get in Touch With Our Sports Tours Team

Tournament Information

Where: Gothenburg, Sweden

When: UK school summer holidays

Open to: Boys' and girls' U11-U18 football teams

 

Team sizes:

U11-12     7-a-side

Other     11-as-side 

 

Playing periods:

U15-18    25 mins each away

Other     20 mins each away

 

Age categories available:

U18 boys and girls

U16 boys and girls

U15 boys and girls

U14 boys and girls

U13 boys and girls

U12 boys and girls

U11 boys

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Where will we stay?

Your team is accommodated on a full board basis at a number of fully audited and inspected school properties in Gothenburg. Each player is provided with a camp bed and bedding for the week with each team allocated their own classroom for the duration of the tournament.

This model has worked since the tournament’s inception and all teams are encouraged to follow suit and enjoy the on-site festival-style atmosphere created at each school.

 

How do we get involved?

Call our team on 01332 347 828 to find out more about being part of the Gothia Cup. We’ll organise everything for you, so you can concentrate on getting the team(s) ready and raring to go.

Alternatively, take a look at our other featured youth football tournament in Iceland, the Rey Cup.

Our Package

8 days/7 nights, 15 - 22 July 2017

Inclusions:

  • Return flights from the UK to Sweden
  • Airport transfers in Sweden
  • Airport taxes and baggage fees
  • Personalised rucksack and water bottle per tourist
  • Full board school accommodation x 7 nights
  • Gothia Cup tournament entry
  • Gothia Cup wristband
  • Sports and travel insurance 

Direct flights available from London and Edinburgh. Connecting flights can be arranged from regional airports.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies