Al-Ghad Al-Afdal - B14, B18-19 - Lebanon
We are AFA FOOTBALL ACADEMY from Lebanon “West Beqaa” located in Al Qaraoun.It´s been 5 years since our academy started in 2015. We teach the small children the basics of football and help the talented kids to show their talents.
It is not our first time at the Dana Cup Hjørring. We participated for our first time in the Dana Cup last summer in 2019. We have a lot of great memories, but our best memory was when we first arrived and saw the Dana Cup area. We stayed in the cabins and played on beautiful grass fields with many teams from different countries.
Our goals and expectations for Dana Cup 2020 are first of all to have fun, play well and make good results to reach the finals.
We will play for Global Goal 1 “No Poverty” and Global Goal 2 “Zero Hunger”.
Read more about Global Goals here
Newbattle HSFC - B15 - Scotland
Newbattle is a state high school situated in Midlothian just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. Football is a big part of our extra-curricular activities with our teams playing in various Lothian Schools’ Leagues and enjoying a fair bit of success. We have 3 grass pitches and a new 4G Astro facility.
In 2005 we came to Dana Cup for the first time and enjoyed the experience so much we have returned every year since mainly with our B15 team. There have been so many great memories over the years but two stand out our 2009 team defeating a Brazilian side to win the Group trophy and in 2012 our side surpassed all expectations by reaching the quarter-finals.
Our B15 team this year are performing well at home and we are very hopeful that they can reach the A tournament.
As a school we are very much involved in the Global Goals initiative with Goals 3 (Good Health & Wellbeing) and 4 (Quality Education) very close to our hearts.
Read more about Global Goals here
Celebrating the Power of Football
Happy New Year!
We are officially into a new decade and the Dana Cup Hjørring 2020 is ready to celebrate the amazing power of football in the years to come.
With updated services via Cup Manager and new ideas on the whiteboard, we have a solid plan to move the Dana Cup forward into the new decade, staying forever relevant for youth footballers from all around the World.
At this moment in time we have a record number of teams registered from all around the World, so Dana Cup 2020 will once again be an amazing event that you do not want to miss out on.
Our registration deadline is the 1st of May, 2020 but do register in good time if you are planning on joining the youth football celebrations this summer in Hjørring – Denmark, you are more than welcome.
New activities in 2020
* We kick off 2020 with an “International Training Tournament” on the 19th and 20th of July in the Dana Cup Center Area – registrations open in the middle of February. More games = More fun #getinshape #goodtimes #friendshipsacrossborders
* Camping and Glamping in a TIPI “Back to nature and the principle of sustainability” - if you’re looking to stay in the “Heart of the Dana Cup” then this is a hot option in 2020.
* Remember that all our age classes play a full tournament schedule - first rounds, second rounds and finals with results – check out our tournament information here
* Competitions: if you are living in Denmark, Norway or Sweden then keep an eye out for some fantastic competitions run together with some of our major partners #DanaCup2020
* To be released very soon: A new and official “Dana Cup Ambassador” group – A brand new “Players Corner” just for players – Dana Cup Event Area have some major events coming soon!
United Soccer Convention 2020
Baltimore 15-19 January 2020 – Uniting Coaches around the love of the game!
“The convention is a place to reenergize a love of the game and really experience the global reach it has.” Says Ian Barker – United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education.
This is so true, the Dana Cup will once again be present at the convention in Baltimore, which is billed as The World’s Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators. The event draws more than 6.300 coaches and 14.000 attendees over 5 days with educational opportunities consisting of live field demonstrations, classroom sessions, meal and social functions, award presentations, coaching diplomas and of course the exhibitors hall.
Here we will be raising the Danish flag and spreading the word about the Dana Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament, Dana Cup SportsCenter, Dana Cup Academy and Fortuna Hjørring. It is a major highlight each year, where we get the opportunity to catch up with friends – old and new, current agents, partners and meet new coaches and clubs looking for a European adventure. The convention is truly an inspiring event to attend, not only for generating new contacts but for the inspiration it gives in regards to new ideas when we return back home to Hjørring in Denmark.
If you are planning on attending the convention in Baltimore come and say hi at Booth 753 – we have some great prizes and giveaways!
2019 Chicago - Alison Leigh Forman, Jette Andersen, Peter Knap - CEO SELECT and Mads Larsen
2019 Chicago - Jette Andersen, Alison Leigh Forman and Ali Krieger - USWNT
Dana Cup International Training Tournament
Sunday and Monday the 19th to the 20th of July, 2020.
We have decided to organize a mini International Training Tournament the weekend before the start of the normal Dana Cup tournament.
So if you and your team are arriving early to Denmark, you can sign up for some extra games to keep in shape, fine tune your team and get social with other teams before we kick off with the opening ceremony on Monday night.
All games will be played in the Dana Cup Center Area, with some fun activities planned at the Event Area.
MORE GAMES = MORE FUN
More information coming soon – Registration will open from the middle of February, 2020.
Janine Van Wyk – Dana Cup Ambassador
The Dana Cup Hjørring is proud to present, South African - Janine Van Wyk as an official Dana Cup Ambassador.
The Dana Cup has made an agreement with Janine and her football academy, the JVW Girls Football Development in South Africa.
JVW have participated in the Dana Cup in 2016, 2018 and 2019. This year, Janine came straight from the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, where she captained the South African Women’s team through their very first World Cup campaign, to coach JVW during the Dana Cup 2019.
Janine enjoyed her first Dana Cup tournament immensely; she found the organization to be top class and the development of her players who participated was impressive. After taking part in the tournament and playing against teams from different corners of the World, they return home stronger and wiser and they spread their new football knowledge while playing in their own domestic league within South Africa.
Janine has just recently signed a contract to play for Fortuna Hjørring in the Danish League, so it was an obvious choice to take her on as an official ambassador for the Dana Cup in South Africa and worldwide.
Janine has played for Houston Dash in the USA, the first South African player signed to that league. She holds the record as the most capped South African football player of any gender, currently 170 caps. The first Captain in South Africa’s history to lead a South African Team at the Women’s World Cup.
With her extensive knowledge of football, coaching, travelling and taking part in tournaments, we feel Janine is a perfect match for the Dana Cup and we are honored to welcome her on board as an Official Dana Cup Ambassador.
The agreement will see JVW Girls Football Development team take part in the Dana Cup each summer, as a part of their current development program and we will welcome guest players to training and short stays at our Dana Cup Academy, Dana Cup SportsCenter and Fortuna Hjørring.
Halmstad to Grenaa – New route in 2020
From February 2020 you can sail from Halmstad in Sweden to Grenaa in Denmark. This new route replaces the earlier route between Varberg and Grenaa.
Halmstad is located between Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden and the trip takes, 4 hours and 25 minutes in the day or 5 hours in the night.
Dana Cup can pick up and drop off teams arriving and departing from Grenaa and take you to your school accommodation – you can read more here
Video - Aab Camp
Camping and Glamping
Dana Cup is an International Youth Soccer Tournament with football and the actual games as the major attraction and center of focus for us and all of our visitors. More than 20.000 participants and 10.000 parents and supporters join forces for one week of unification around - The Beautiful Game of football! Boys and girls aged between 11 and 19 years of age, get the opportunity to test their skills and technical abilities against other players from far off corners of the World.
At the same time, Dana Cup is much more than just football. It is also a place for teams to unite and socialize on and off the playing field, along with other teams from all around the World, breaking down cultural barriers and borders in an amazing international atmosphere, forming friendships for the rest of their lives. It is a place where parents and supporters combine their travels to Denmark staying together with their team and or in other accommodations but still united for the same cause - The Beautiful Game.
Dana Cup has many different types of accommodation and upgrade options available during the week. The most popular choice has always been our normal school accommodation and hotel upgrades but in 2020 we believe that our Dana Cup Camping and Dana Cup Glamping in a TIPI will be a huge hit. Both the camping and glamping options are centrally located in the heart of the Dana Cup Center Area, so if you are looking for something centrally located and super social for just your team or your whole group including parents and supporters – then our new and improved camping and glamping options could be something for you and your club.
Check the videos from our two camping sites this summer, we have one version in Danish and one version in English but you will get the idea of how good these options are just by watching.
Video - Dana Cup Town and Glamping in a TIPI