Update from the Dana Cup

The current situation!
Dana Cup would like to make an update about the current situation due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. This message will be sent out today to all our participating teams.

Dana Cup has a deep understanding of how all of you are affected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus and that it awakens a lot of questions regarding the tournament. As always, Dana Cup places people’s health first. We are following the development very carefully and are in direct contact with the authorities, to make sure that we take the right decisions in this extraordinary situation. 

In the light of the IOC’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games, Dana Cup would like to make it clear that our organization, as a yearly event, has different lead times than the IOC. Hence, there is no need for radical decisions nor any speculation at this stage. Dana Cup can wait to make a final decision for a further two months, until the beginning of June.

Nevertheless, we have a deep respect for the fact that some of our foreign teams don’t have the possibility to wait until then, before making their decision. None of us are unaffected by this pandemic but the situation varies in different parts of the world, both when it comes to the spread of the disease, covid-19 and the national authorities’ restrictions. Also, the preparations for our teams differ when it comes to travel reservations and different deadlines.

Dana Cup’s terms of cancellation are still applied as normal, meaning that you don’t need to pay your participation fee until the 25th of May and you can cancel your registration with a full refund of your participation fees up until the 14th of June. As of today, with almost four months left until the Dana Cup kicks off, there are no directions from the authorities – neither WHO, ECDC nor the Danish Public Health Agency – that Dana Cup needs to cancel the tournament because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The preparations for the Dana Cup 2020 will continue but we will also follow the development on a daily basis and we are planning for different scenarios for this year’s tournament. We apologise for not being able to give more exact information at this stage but we promise to manage the trust you have shown us in this extraordinary situation. We can assure you that Dana Cup will never risk people’s health when making our decisions.

Finally, in these difficult times, Dana Cup would like to reach out to all of our Dana Cup Family members all over the world, with the most important message at this moment:
Take care of each other.
Stay safe.
Whatever happens in the coming months – when this is all over, we will be here.

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Dana Cup 2020 and the Corona threat

In line with the developments regarding the pandemic COVID-19 and announcements from the Danish Prime Minister, the authorities, specialists and other announcements internationally, we are receiving a huge number of inquiries regarding the Dana Cup 2020.

The announcements from the authorities today, says that people should avoid large crowds and there will be controls made at all Danish borders. High restrictions are set in place, including the authorites not allowing the entrance of foreign guests.

The Dana Cup 2020 will take place from the 20th to 25th of July, in four months time. We strongly believe that COVID-19 is at that time combated and the situation under full control. That is why we continue to plan and prepare for this year's Dana Cup.

Should there be any concern among clubs heading to the Dana Cup 2020, we would like to point out that the Dana Cup cancellation policy applies as usual!

Here you will find our cancellation and no show rules! However due to the situation, we have adjusted and extended the deadline for refunds of the participation fees. The deadline for cancellations and refunds of the participation fees is now changed to the 14th of June 2020!

We act on the basis of competent advice and we will always be conscious of our responsibility and aim for yet another successful Dana Cup.

Yours sincerely

Dana Cup Management


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Clube Pinheiros - 2 x B15 - Brazil


The Pinheiros Club was founded in 1899 and will be 121 years old in 2020. It has approximately 40.000 members and 3.000 soccer players between 5 and 70 years of age.

The Club has participated in the Dana Cup 4 times and our best memory was in 2000 when our team played the quarter final in B15 (born 1985) but unfortunately lost to Cruz Azul from Mexico.

Our expectations at Dana Cup 2020 are to compete in the best possible way and try to reach the final match. But in addition to the football games, it is also to carry out a sports, social and cultural exchange, offering our players the opportunity to meet and compete with teams from different parts of the world.

We support – Global Goal 5 - Gender Equality. Within our club, the girls have had to play with the boys in different activities and categories.

Read more about the Global Goals here

Clube Pinheiros are travelling with MSK Turismo.

Twitter: @ClubePinheiros

Facebook: @ecpinheiros

Instagram: @ecpinheiros

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340 Girls Soccer Academy - G17 - US Virgin Islands


340 GSA (Girls Soccer Academy) G17 Girls Team started in 2017 under the umbrella of the non-profit 340WSI.

An organization dedicated to girls and women empowerment, development, life skills, community integration and preparation for success through the game of soccer.

This is our first time at the Dana Cup Hjørring.

We are hoping to test ourselves as a team and learn.

We support Global Goal 4 "Quality Education".

Read more about the Global Goals here

Facebook: @info340wsi

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Dana Cup offering ”warm up games”


They eagerliy await to get on the playing fields. A certain impatience characterizes the young football players from all around the World, so now the Dana Cup has made it possible to kick off a little earlier and enjoy some top quality warm up games before the real Dana Cup kicks off.

The Dana Cup is expecting lots of local and national football clubs will also sign up to play these interesting warm up games in the Dana Cup Kick Off - training tournament.

It is possible to play games on Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of July.

Teams arriving early, can now, warm up, get into shape and experience some top quality games.

Dana Cup receives numerous enquires each year from clubs who wish to find opponents, make friends and play some warm up games.

So this is why the Dana Cup has decided to organize the Kick Off tournament to meet these needs.

Travelling clubs, along with local and national clubs will be able to test their skills!

Dana Cup Kick Off is open for boys and girls with the teams playing 3:3, 5:5, 7:7 and 11:11 games.

You can read more information about the Dana Cup Kick Off HERE, and see all the classes available.


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Five ambassadors endorse the the Dana Cup


When the Dana Cup has to reach all corners of the World, it is important with good ambassadors. The thousands of young participants that participate in the Dana Cup, are themselves excellent ambassadors, who apart from having an amazing experience in Hjørring, they contribute to reinforcing the good reputation that our tournament has achieved over the years. They enthusiastically talk about their experience.

Now the Dana Cup also has five top class amabassadors, who endorse the tournament in July.

Dana Cup has ambassadors from Europe, South Africa, South America and Australia, five in total and all of them are ready to put in a good word for the Dana Cup within their networks!

The five Dana Cup ambassadors are:

Frits Ahlstrøm - Media Director at UEFA for 15 years.

Janine Van Wyk - Captain for the South African Women´s Soccer Team - ”Banyana Banyana” and owner of her own football academy - JVW.  

Nadia Nadim - Born in Herat in Afghanistan, plays football for the Danish Women´s Soccer Team and has participated in the UEFA Women´s Euro in 2009, 2013 and 2017.

Tamires Cássia Dias De Britto - Plays for the Brazilian Women´s Soccer Team, playing in the FIFA Women´s World Cup in 2015 and 2019, along with the Olympics in 2016.

Tom Sermanni - Different coaching jobs in Asia, Australia, USA and Head Coach for the New Zealand Women´s Soccer Team (current position).

See all our Dana Cup ambassadors here


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Vålerenga Fotball - G18-19 - Norway


Our club, VIF, is #Oslo's pride - we are a big club with a long and proud history. Our focus towards girl´s football is still quite new. Our first team is currently playing at the top level and over the last three years, the club has made a solid commitment to us, the younger players.

We are an elite team that focuses on development. We have won the Norway Cup three times; we have been in the final of the Gothia Cup and several other tournaments. Now we are looking forward to competing in the Dana Cup.

This is our first time attending the tournament and we are looking forward to the Dana Cup 2020.

Our goal is to win and play good football and we expect to have a very good experience. We are looking forward to playing on beautiful grass fields and to meeting teams from other countries.

Vålerenga is already actively working with the UN Global Goals and the club's priority area in 2020 is equality and diversity, so we will play for Global Goal 5. The club shall facilitate equal opportunities regardless of gender, ethnicity, orientation or financial background. At the heart of this sustainability strategy is that neither gender, ethnicity, orientation nor the size of your wallet, set the premise for participation in our club. We are a club for everyone. The vision, in line with Vålerenga being Oslo's pride, is to be able to offer everyone the same care, offer and standard regardless of the color of your skin, whether you are a boy/girl, gay, bisexual, strident or how "rich" your family is.
1) Football for everyone - regardless of gender
2) Football for everyone - regardless of orientation
3) Football for everyone - regardless of your wallet

Read more about the Global Goals here

Website here

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2020 WWSAC Symposium USA

Meet Dana Cup at the 2020 Symposium by The Wisconsin Women's Soccer Advisory Council & Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association on Saturday 29th of February - 09.00-15.30

Downtown Kitchen - Milwaukee - Wisconsin - USA

Dana Cup Rep - Carrie Barker is ready to talk everything about #DanaCup2020

The 2020 Symposium will feature Jill Ellis, former USWNT Head Coach, as the keynote speaker!

Read more here


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Women's Soccer School Barcelona - G18-19 - Spain


Women’s Soccer School Barcelona was established in June 2017, with the aim to offer the girls a club where they would have the same opportunities as the boys have in their clubs. We only have girls’ teams and over the last three years, we have grown from 60 players to 150 players. We want the girls to have as many experiences as possible inside and outside the field and these include participating in a tournament like the Dana Cup.

It is our first time competing in the tournament.

Our goals are to discover other cultures, other football playing styles and to be able to show how we understand football.

We are working for gender equality in our society; this was one of the reasons to establish the club in 2017, so we would like to play for Global Goal 5 – Gender Equality.

Read more about the Global Goals here

Twitter: @wssbarcelona

Instagram: @wssbarcelona

Facebook: facebook.com/wssbcn


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Buchholzer Fußball Club e.V. - B11, B14, B15, B16 - Germany


We are Buchholzer FC from the south of Hamburg. Our club has been around since 1998 and today we are one of the largest football clubs in Niedersachsen. In Buchholzer FC, our major focus is towards our youth department and it has already show to produce top class talented footballers. Today we have 40 youth teams in total.

Buchholzer FC will participate in the Dana Cup Hjørring for the fourth time. After the last two years, where we have tried some other tournaments in Spain and Holland, we are returning home to the Dana Cup Hjørring where the atmosphere is by far the best. Apart from the fantastic atmosphere on the playing fields, we also love the supportive spectators and the many games we play. We have memories of some amazing games and highlights from the Dana Cup and probably the best and biggest experience for us was making the A-final in 2015 with our B11 team at the Nord Energi Arena.

We are hoping and looking forward to forming international friendships at the Dana Cup and we are very excited to be a part of the Dana Cup Family once again. We are also looking to strengthen our team spirit within our club, we are travelling with four teams and we will all be camping together.

In regards to the Global Goals, we support all 17 Global Goals and we play for all of them, as they are all very important and we try to transfer them into our club as best we can.

Read more about the Global Goals here

Website here

Facebook: @buchholzerFC

Instagram: buchholzerfussballclub 

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FC Start Minsk - G12 - Belarus


The history of our girl´s team born 2008/2009 goes back to September 2017. Exactly at that time, head coach - Andrei Makhnach started to gather girls who love football from different parts of the city of Minsk. During the two and a half year history of this team, they have become Belarussian National Champions twice and have won some trophies while competing abroad. The girls do not have strong enough opponents in their surrounding area, so they usually play against boys with one-year age difference, which forced us to play with maximum speed and full dedication.

The first generation of Belarusian girls, participated at the Dana Cup in 2017 and 2018. Pupils of the same coach but with another club named FC Minsk became Dana Cup champions twice - once in the G12 class and one-time finalist in the G13 class. We have the best memories from visiting Hjørring but not only because of the football tournament itself. The atmosphere of kindness and joy everywhere in this summer days is the main point that we want to register. Dana Cup is the place where you want to return over and over again.

Of course, after a one year break in 2020, we want to make triple gold in the G12 class and we will try to prepare in the best way possible.

In regards to the Global Goals we really appreciate and respect all 17 goals but the closest one exactly for us is Global Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being. No matter if we became strongest or not, not matter if any of our girls became football professionals or not we have to care about their health. No illnesses, mind discomfort and injuries. We have to do our best to protect our children from all of that.

Read more about the Global Goals here

Video Greeting on YouTube

The clubs YouTube Channel

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