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The 12th International Helvetia Cup - Football for Inclusion 2024 in St. Gallen is coming up!

Immerse yourself in the world of inclusive sports with FOOTBALL IS MORE at the International Helvetia Cup - Football for Inclusion 2024 in St. Gallen.

For the 12th time, this unique inclusion project will take place in St. Gallen from August 8th to 11th, 2024, bringing together young athletes from all over the world to promote inclusion through football.

Around 800 young athletes with and without disabilities will come together in St. Gallen to participate in various friendly matches, tournaments, and training sessions, breaking down barriers and spreading the message of inclusion.

In the Special European Cup, international teams for people with disabilities, such as FC Chelsea Foundation, SCR Altach Special Needs, 1. FC Köln, Rangers Charity Foundation, and FC Appenzell, will face each other to showcase their skills and talents and form friendships through play. A new feature this year is the welcome of four Amputee-Football teams, including two teams from FK Pokrova (Ukraine) from our coaching and training program in Poland, as well as FC Everton - Everton in the Community from England and our French guests from Olympique de Marseille.

In addition to the U17 tournament, which features teams like FC St. Gallen 1879, FC Luzern, Paris Saint-Germain, SL Benfica, and SV Werder Bremen, an Inclusion tournament called Walking Football will take place on the opening day, open to all participating teams of the International Helvetia Cup - Football for Inclusion 2024. This unique variant of football combines the local population, sponsors, and Walking Football teams with athletes from all over Europe and enables people of all ages to participate and experience the joy of playing, regardless of their physical or mental abilities.

We cordially invite you to a press conference on May 30th at 10:30 am at the Säntispart Hotel, where interesting guests from politics, sponsors, and club representatives will be present to reveal further details about the event and conduct the group draws for the tournaments. Be there and learn how you can become part of this moving initiative.

Would you like to be part of our inclusion project?

We are still looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to support us in organizing and conducting the International Helvetia Cup - Football for Inclusion. If you are interested, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Ball Boy & Ball Girl wanted!

Children and young people who would like to participate as ball boys or ball girls are also warmly welcome! Please sign up and experience the unique atmosphere of the International Helvetia Cup - Football for Inclusion 2024 up close.


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