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HELSINKI CUP

Price from £199 per person

9th - 14th July 2018 

The Capital of Finland will host the Helsinki Cup for the 43rd time in 2018, 1,300 boys and girls teams will play in the event. 

LOCATION

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a city of 600,000 people, situated on the Baltic sea. It was founded in 1550 and has been the capital of the country since 1812.  The city has over 60 miles of coastline and includes over 300 islands in it's archipelego. The Finnish capital is an attractive city with a lively nightlife.  Helsinki's locals are open and hospitable and most speak English fluently.

THINGS TO DO

A busy schedule awaits at Helsinki Cup but in your free time there are plenty of attractions and places to visit for players and adults. 

Linnanmaki Theme Park in the heart of the city is a popular attraction, as is Helsinki's Hietaniemi Beach and the legendary swimming pool at the Olympic Stadium.

Visit the Cathedral overlooking Market Square by the Harbour. Catch a ferry over to the historic fortress of Suomenlinna for impressive views of the city and it's shoreline.

At night Helsinki's bars and clubs are lively places, and there are restaurants to cater for all tastes, local and international. 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Mon 9th July Group stage Boys. Opening Ceremony.
Tue 10th July Group stage Boys.
Wed 11th July  Group stage Boys and Girls. Love the Ball Disco.
Thu 12th July Group stage Girls. A, B, C Finals Boys
Fri 13th July Group stage Girls, A, B Finals Boys
Sat 14th July A Finals, Boys, Girls

FOOTBALL 

The 43rd Helsinki Cup will be played on more than 100 high quality pitches of natural or artificial grass. Changing rooms, toilets and drinking water are available at all locations. most venues also feature a cafeteria offering snacks and refreshments.

The Helsinki Cup is a huge tournament with 1,300 boys and girls teams and 20,000 players from 15 nationalities expected in the annual event.  In the first phase of the tournament, teams are placed into groups of 5 or 6 before the knock out section commences later in the week.

The Helsinki Cup offers the following categories:

Categories Qualification Format Duration Ball Played
B17 Boys born from 01/01/2001 11v11 2x25 mins 5 Mon - Sat
B15 Boys born from 01/01/2003 11v11 2x25 mins 5 Mon - Sat
B14

Boys born from 01/01/2004

11v11 2x20 mins 5 Mon - Sat
B13  Boys born from 01/01/2005  11v11 2x20 mins 4 Mon - Sat
B13 Boys born from 01/01/2005  8v8 2x20 mins 4 Mon - Sat
B12 Boys born from 01/01/2006 8v8 2x20 mins 4 Mon - Sat
B11 Boys born from 01/01/2007 8v8  2x15 mins 4 Mon - Sat
B11 Boys born from 01/01/2007  8v8 2x15 mins 4 Mon - Thu
B10 Boys born from 01/01/2008 8v8  2x15 mins 4 Mon - Sat
B10 Boys born from 01/01/2008 8v8 2x15 mins 4 Mon - Thu
G15 Girls born from 01/01/2003  11v11  2x25 mins 5 Wed - Sat
G13 Girls born from 01/01/2005  8v8 2x20 mins 4 Wed - Sat
G12 Girls born from 01/01/2006   8v8 2x20 mins 4 Wed - Sat
G11 Girls born from 01/01/2007  8v8 2x15 mins 4 Wed - Sat 
G10 Girls born from 01/01/2008 8v8 2x15 mins 4 Wed - Sat
M9 Boys/Girls born from 01/01/2009  5v5 2x14 mins 3 Mon - Wed
M8 Boys/Girls born from 01/01/2010  5v5 2x14 mins 3 Tue - Thu
M7 Boys/Girls born from 01/01/2011  5v5 2x14 mins 3 Wed - Fri

There are also Elite sections for Professional clubs and higher level clubs.

ACCOMMODATION

A range of accommodation options are available, including schools and hotels such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza. Bed and breakfast, half board and full board available.

All of the schools and hotels are located close to Helsinki City Centre within easy reach of the football venues.

Included in the cost is the Helsinki Regional Transport card which gives unlimited access to the city's extensive network of trams, buses, ferries and local trains.  

LOVE THE BALL CENTRE

The Love The Ball Centre is the heartbeat of the Helsinki Cup.  It's where participants of many countries come to socialise before, during and after the tournament and it's where the impressive Helsinki Cup Opening Ceremony is performed. During the week you are welcome to visit this meeting point to eat, drink and mix with team mates and make life long friends with your opponents. 

LOCAL GUIDES

Helsinki Cup assistance is made available with the use and knowledge of local guides. The guides, mainly young students, are available at accommodation and tournament venues throughout the city during the Helsinki Cup to advise and answer questions. 

TOURNAMENT ETHOS

The basic idea and ideology behind the Helsinki Cup has remained intact since it's inaugural event in 1972. The Helsinki Cup is for both genders and promotes tolerance within the International football community and treats all participants as equal without discrimination. The Helsinki Cup is one of the best and longest established sports events in Finland and promises to deliver a successful tournament to its participants.  

HOW TO GET THERE

Direct flights are available to Helsinki from major UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh with Finnair and Norwegian Airlines. Indirect flights with Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian and KLM available via Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Amsterdam from many regional airports. Please contact us for details.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours Office for further information, availability and prices.

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Tel: 02392 230 023
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Tel: 01204 465058
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