JR - John Robert Larsen - has passed away
Fortuna and Dana Cup have lost an enthusiast who, more than 50 years ago started to set the stage for women's football in Hjørring and 36 years ago initiated the International Youth Soccer Tournament - Dana Cup Hjørring - which has proved to be one of the Worlds largest and a huge asset, not only for youth football but also for Hjørring City and the whole region.
John Robert Larsen, who became known throughout the world as "JR" has passed away, 75 years old. 10 years ago he lost his wife Gerda. He is survived by his sons Jimmy and Tommy.
JR was born and raised in Toftegade, Hjørring. A lot of football was played in the street and when he reached an appropriate age it was only natural that he was registered with the football club, AIK Hjørring FREM. JR was not that old when his interest and talent for managment and leadership started to blossom. All of a sudden he was a trainer, board member and much more. Football was a huge part of his life but he also took time to do his education.
In the start, the Dana Cup was of a size that JR could also keep his job at the fish auction. Without the full knowledge of the auction master, he had contact with clubs all around the world. However, in 1984 there was so much Dana Cup work that JR became employed full time for the Dana Cup. JR had an amazing ability to unite people around him and his energy and initiative was infective and everything flourished. The same with the Dana Cup and it gave Fortuna the opportunity for better results. These were organizations characterized by cohesion.
Fortuna and Dana Cup became JR’s life. Here he spent most of his time - as Manager of Fortuna and Director of the Dana Cup. His engagement in Fortuna, brought him in contact with the entire Danish Football Community and he became an institution for women's football. He was honored with DBU's Silver Pin and of course and Honorary Member of Fortuna Hjørring.
When JR stopped his daily work at the Dana Cup in 2012, he remained active in Dana Cup's background, where his experience was invaluable and greatly appreciated and to such an extent that he was appointed "Honorary President".
Releases fresh colours of Visaro and Furon
Striking new colour boots for players who ‘Dictate the play’ or ‘Devastate the defence’
New Balance Football reveals fresh and striking colour updates of the Furon 3.0 and Visaro 2.0 boot collections. The new colour Furon features a combination of Bolt and Royal Blue, with Energy Red accents across the upper and studs, giving it a stand out look. The Visaro has been updated with a Black finish to the upper, with Bolt Blue highlights on the laces soleplate and studs.
The new Furon and Visaro boots will be available globally at:
2018 Brochure is ready
In 2017, 1.067 teams participated from 45 nations.
We expect up towards 1.100 teams in 2018.
Read our brochure online, download or order via the post here
Welcome to the Dana Cup Hjørring 2018.
Tell us your story - SGV Surf SC - USA - B16
Tell us briefly the history of your club/team?
Our Club SGV Surf SC is a direct affiliate with San Diego Surf SC. We are a split of 2001/2002 team in which the core has 8 2002 players and have been together 3 plus years. We are at the top end of Youth Development and are labeled as one of the best clubs in the United States. In 2018 Surf SC will celebrate 41 years of existence.
Is it your first time at the Dana Cup, if not how many times has your club participated before?
In 2018 it will be our first visit to Dana Cup but not our last. We have 2 players with international experience that Won Cup No 1 in 2016 and 1 player that has Won both Cup No 1 in 2016 and Gothia Cup in 2015. This is a special group of boys which will compete in Dana Cup 2018.
What are your goals and expectations for the Dana Cup 2018?
We are an excellent side and when we are at our best we can compete with any team in California. We have high expectations for this competition. We plan to win. Our first goal is to adjust to the style of play and be top seed coming out of the group. Our next goal is not to concede goals making an easier path to victory. Finally, to enjoy Denmark and meet and make lasting friendships that will endure a lifetime.
Dana Cup Hjørring 23-28 July 2018
* The World's third largest youth soccer tournament
* The World's most international youth tournament with 90% foreign teams
* Excellent grass fields in a safe environment
* 20,000 participants playing in international groups
* Kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches close by
* A fantastic organization with top class personal customer service
* Memories for the rest of your life
Boys B19, B17, B16, B15, B14, B13, B12(7) & B11(7)
Girls G19, G17, G16, G15, G14, G13 and G12(7)
Dana Cup Hjørring 2017 is over for this year!
1.067 teams were united in Hjørring on one of Northern Europe's most beautiful football arenas. 2.075 games were played and around 11.000 goals were scored in the tournament.
The medals and trophies are now handed out and we hope that all participants, leaders, coaches, parents, supporters and other guests have had a fantastic week here in Hjørring.
We would like to say thank you to our sponsors, partners, referees, Hjørring Community and of course our amazing volunteers, who time after time, turn up during the Dana Cup week and ensure a smooth week for all of our visitors to Hjørring and the Dana Cup.
We hope you have all arrived home safely og we would like to welcome you back in 2018 from the 23rd to the 28th of July.
We will now take short break before we return to make the Dana Cup 2018 and even better experience. Our office will be closed up to the 1st of September, 2017.
Important mails will be answered and if you need to call, please contact us on +45 98 91 13 00.
Düren-Niederau Best Club 2017
Once again Düren-Niederau from Germany has been named best club at the Dana Cup. Best club is awarded on the basis of wins won in the group stage, knockout phase and the final.
Randesund IL (NOR) – Vidar FK (NOR) 2-0 (1-0)
Pequeninos do Jockey (BRA) – HamKam FB (NOR) 2-1 (2-1)
With two shots on target within the first 30 seconds, the defending Dana Cup Champions in class B14, Pequeninos do Jockey from Brazil, emphasised that the club wanted to bring the trophy back home to Sao Paolo for the fifth consecutive year and 12th time in total.
When the Brazilians went in front after just four minutes, most people thought that they would witness a true samba show. However, Norwegian HamKam thought differently and when the Brazilian goalkeeper could not hold on to the ball, it was easy to equalise in the empty goal.
Then, the Brazilians’ best player with number 19 scored a few minutes later.
The goal spree failed to materialize, but some of the Brazilian players showed great skills, not seen before in the finals, and HamKam was definitely a worthy opponent.
Kolbotn IL (NOR) – Viking FB (NOR) 0-1 (0-1)
While Viking’s girls in class G15 were unable to defend the colours of the club successfully in the final, the team in class G14 was able to lift the trophy after 40 minutes of position warfare against Kolbotn IL, who was also from Norway.
Both teams had vast difficulties creating any goal scoring chances and, thus, it came as no surprise that Vikings’ goal in the first half was actually an own goal.
Both teams worked hard and Kolbotn’s players also seemed happy about winning silver.
Djerv 1919 (NOR) – Egersunds IK (NOR) 3-0 (1-0)
After three minutes of play, an own goal helped Djerv 1919 against Egersunds IK in the Norwegian final in class B19. But it took 30 minutes before Djerv got into gear and played some structured football.
Both teams tended to kick long balls instead of putting a lot of pressure on the opponents but with two cautious defences in place, it was easy to head or kick the ball back, so despite a 3-0 win there was a lack of goal scoring chances.
When Djerv went in front 2-0, Egersunds had no countermove and, accordingly, the victory was never at risk and the 3-0 goal was only extra colouring for a hard fought match.