When is the deadline for registration and payment?
The deadline for registration and payment of registration fee is 15 April.
Payment deadline for A, H card, Norway Cup cards, transportation, mattresses and sleeping bags is May 15.
Who can participate?
Participating teams must belong to a club that is a registered with its national FIFA affiliated association. In countries where school teams affiliated to their school football association compete, the school teams that are registered with the national football association are also allowed to participate. All players must belong to the club they are playing for. Please note that players cannot belong to a club from a country where the player is not residing.
Which identification documents satisfies inspection in Norway Cup?
All Norway Cup players have to produce proof of age by showing satisfactory photo identification.
The following documents are considered to satisfy the required inspection in Norway Cup:
- Norwegian Postal Service’s ID card – in credit card format
- Valid passport or other approved travel document
- asylum seeker ID card
- EU card
- Credit card (Norwegian)
- Driving license – original and duplicate
- Police ID card
- Norwegian Postal Service’s ID card – old type issued after 1 October 1994
How many players can we bring?
You can have max. 20 players and 3 leaders on the team list – only these players will receive a medal. If you would like to bring more player’s you can add them to the team list, however they will not receive a medal. We prefer that team lists are completed in good time before the start of the tournament in our online system.
Can family and friends benefit from the same card offers as players?
All families and friends who want to come to Norway Cup will have the same offer as players.
When do we get information about which schools we are staying in?
You will get information about the school the team will be staying at in mid-June.
When are the finals played?
The finals are played on Friday and Saturday at Ekeberg. The preliminary matches are played Sunday – Tuesday on various sports fields across Oslo.
Do you need transport?
Norway Cup offers transport from the bus station, train station and airport. This is done so that the tournament’s guests can easily get to their respective accommodation sites. This can be booked through Cup Manager.
More information about parking will be released at a later date.
How many games does each team play?
In children football (11/12 year olds) teams play about 6-7 matches.
There are no playoffs in children’s football but all players receive prizes.
In Class Z – Unified, which is for handicapped players, there are usually two or three groups. It is divided into which handicap the players has. There will be finals played in the various classes.
In youth football (the rest of the classes) a preliminary round will be played first. There are usually four or five teams in each of the initial groups. All teams are guaranteed at least three preliminary matches and the first game is usually played Sunday in week 30. In groups with five teams, each team is guaranteed four games in the preliminary.
In addition to this, all teams are guaranteed at least one playoff game. The two best teams in the group progress to the A-finals. The two or three (if a five team group) weakest teams in the group progress to B Playoffs. In the playoffs, it’s win or disappear so here the match number will vary depending on how the results are.
The finals in youth football is usually played Friday and Saturday in week 31.
17, 18/19 y/o 2 x 30 min
15/16 y/o 2 x 25 min
13/14 y/o 2 x 20 min
11/12 y/o 2 x 15 min
When will the group set up and game schedule be released?
The group layout in the various classes will be published around 1 – 10 June. The match schedule will be published online from around the 20th of June.
Please make sure you check the fixtures regularly until the start date as they are subject to change.
Norway Cup always starts with a spectacular parade, where participants wear their team-kits and wave with various flags. Everyone is welcome to the parade, and we hope that as many as possible wants to participate in this year’s parade. It will start at Ekeberg Camping, go across Ekebergsletta, down to Norway Cup main square where the opening concert will be arranged.
Show up at 16:30, and the parade will start at 17:00. You can register your team for the parade by mailing club name, contact person, and number of participants to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of minors
It is the team leader’s responsibility to get permission from parents for photographs or interviews in media of minors.
Team fees have to be paid in 30 days and will not be refunded
A-cards – payment deadline 15th May 2019. A-cards will not be refunded after 20th June 2019. An adminstration fee of NOK 30 per card will be added to any A card bookings after 15th May 2019.
H-card – A deposit of 800NOK per card must be paid within 4 days of the booking. The deposit is non-refundable.
If cancelled between 15th May and 1st June 2019 50% of the booking will be charged.
No refunds if cancelled after 1st June 2019.
Changing rooms after 15th May 2019 will only be allowed if we have spare rooms.
Information from the Police
The vision of the police is to make Oslo the safets capitol in the world. Our experience is that Norway Cup is a safe event, with very few unwanted incidents. We still wish to give you some advice in order to make the Norway Cup experience as pleasant as possible.
Every year there are hefts happening during Norway Cup, both at the arenas and at schools where teams are staying. This is not a big problem, but it is a shame if you are one of those who will be affected by this.
Our experience is that most of the teams are good at deciding meeting places in case you get lost. Usually the teams decide that no one should walk around alone. Make sure everyone knows which school you are staying at, and have the number to the coach/contact person. These simple steps are simple to follow, and makes sure that we take care of each other.
The Police will have a station at Ekebergsletta during the tournament. Her we will answer questions, and give information regarding our work. Feel free to say hi!
Place: Between Ekeberg School and the Sales tent
Opening hours: 09.00-19.00
Phone: +47 970 52 715
Oslo Police chamber: 02800
- Rethink which valuables you bring with you from home
- Valuables should not be left in classrooms
- Make sure unauthorized people stay away from the school
- Make sure that a grown-up is taking care of valuables when the team is playing
- Your wallet should be kept in a safe pocket
- Make sure you don’t have too much cash in your wallet
- Pay extra attention in big crowds
- Do not leave valuables unattented
- Make sure that classrooms and locker-rooms are locked before leaving
- Keep together when you visit the tournament!
- If you experience something unpleasant, tell a grown-up
- Tell the police if you see or experience something illegal
This is what the thief is looking for:
- Big crowds and queues
- Your wallet
- Your cellphone
- Your purse
- Your participant card
- Other valuables
- Valuables in an empty school
Cancellation of the tournament and Force Majeure
In the event that the tournament can’t be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the tournament organizers (force majeure*) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence or the tournament organisers, the tournament organisers cannot be held liable by the delegations for any damages, costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses etc. Under these circumstances, the tournament organizers reserve the right to either retain the entire registration/accommodation fee and to use it for a future tournament, or to reimburse the delegations after deducting costs already incurred for the organization of the tournament and which could not be recovered from third parties.
Norway Cup is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events.