For Nørhalne Cup, our partners and, not least, a huge number of enthusiastic young football players, it is with great regret that we have been forced to cancel Nørhalne Cup and Nørhalne Elite Cup 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
As organisers, we have a huge responsibility towards our 1,800 volunteer helpers and the 10,000-12,000 participants competing at Nørhalne Cup, and we therefore have to take heed of the instructions issued by the authorities and react to them in a timely manner. In light of the present circumstances, it seems unlikely that the COVID-19 outbreak will be over by 20 May, and we are therefore concerned that the spread of infection will not have been checked by this time, regardless of the fact that we have spent recent weeks planning a range of measures to combat the danger of infection during the tournament itself.
Nørhalne Cup is an international tournament in which around half of the participants come from abroad. Unfortunately, these countries are also affected by COVID-19, bringing with it the risk of carrying the infection to or from the country, which is a situation we desperately wish to avoid.
In close cooperation with the Danish Football Association, the Sports Confederation of Denmark and the local authorities, a decision has therefore been made to cancel this year’s Nørhalne Cup, which was otherwise set to be a record year with the participation of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
It goes without saying that it is a great shame that we will be unable to provide the backdrop for great sport, the spirit of community and fantastic experiences that characterise Nørhalne Cup, but will instead turn our attention to holding a safe and successful tournament next year.
We therefore hope to see all participants at Nørhalne Cup in 2021, which will be held from 13-15 May.
We wish you all the best for an enjoyable summer – stay safe and take care.
Nørhalne Cup & Nørhalne Elite Cup
3 days packed with football – 7 matches for each team, with final group matches, play-offs and finals
Tournament for both girls` teams and boys` teams
Tournament with full board – up to 10 meals
42 groups to compete in – Elite level and with other age groups divided into A and B levels
Qualified and certified referees in all groups and levels
Tournament played on excellent grass pitches and new synthetic pitches
Reasonable price and overnight accommodation in school classroom as standard
Special offers on upgrade to holiday resorts, hotel or youth hostels
Free tournament bus transport from school accommodation to match ground – 15-minute intervals
Personal gifts for all players - a Nørhalne Cup towel.
Attractive trophies for winners and runners-up with gold, silver and bronze medals for players and coaches. For all teams there will be a crystal year trophy.
The tournament welcomes around 475 teams from all over Europe – normally 15-18 nations in the tournament
There are international games in all classes due to the large number of Countries and teams, which are also entered at levels A and B.
Nørhalne Cup is being played in 5-a-side
groups, 8-a-side and 11 a side.
At Nørhalne Cup the focus is on football and the chance to play matches against teams from other countries.
Accommodation standard is in schools, but we offer Hotel and Holiday Centre and Youth Hostels as well.
which is played in 8 classes for boys - and is designed to attract many of the best youth teams in Europe.
This is the 16th year of the tournament, and is a popular tournament for many professional clubs from a wide range of countries such as
England, Brazil, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, leading clubs in Sweden and Norway, as well as teams from Finland and from the best divisions in Denmark.
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See pictures from the cup / find us at www.facebook.com/norhalnecup
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