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Gothia Cup 2023

What is Gothia Cup?
The event takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden annually in July.
Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields. It’s the teams, and participants from around the world that make the tournament unique. A meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin colour or nationality, with football as the common denominator. Gothia Cup consists of eight full-time employed staff and during the tournament increases to more than 2 500 people.
Opportunity for Northumberland Girls
We have provided an opportunity for a representative team from Northumberland Schools FA to represent the UK in the 2023 Gothia Cup at the U15 Girls age group. This will ensure they experience playing international teams, new cultures and be educated in not only football, but mixing with other teams from around the world.
The team will be a squad of up 15 players who were selected from open trials to represent Northumberland Schools U15
There will be over 120 teams in the U15 age group from countries from around the world, including USA, Scandinavia, Asia and across Europe.
What To Expect
Based on previous years the U15 Girls age group is the largest; expected numbers will be in excess of 120 teams at the age group, 30+ groups of 4 or 5 will play each other over the first 3 days of the tournament. The tournament then splits into A Finals and B Finals (Top 2 in each group progress to A Finals, the rest progress to the B Finals). The best teams from around the world will compete to lift the Gothia World Cup trophy.
On the first evening, following the first day of competition, there is an Olympic style opening ceremony where over 50,000 players, coaches, friends and family gather in the Ullevi Stadium to watch the spectacle, including live music, dancers and fireworks as well as the introduction of all the participating countries.
Our Sponsors
We could not do this without the valued help of our sponsors who have assisted with kit for the players and coaches.
Follow this link to find out about our generous sponsors
AER Building Services
Gallaghers of Newcastle
Tynedale Insurance Services
Irwin Mitchell
PGS Coaching
C and R Grieveson (Scrap Metal)
NTE Builders