2535 Games Before the Winners are Found
2325 games were played during Dana Cup 2013 before the final whistle at Hjørring Stadium. This year almost 200 games more are played, more precisely 2535 before the final winners have been found Saturday evening.
The huge puzzle putting the world's third largest football tournament for youth together is as always in the hands of the head of the tournament Ole Vang Bruun and, naturally, with an additional 90 teams more football pitches are needed this year.
'Consequently, we have also included the pitches in the small town of Astrup, situated about 5 km from the centre area at Vendiahallen. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all the pitches will be in use. Moreover, after a couple of years of rest, games will again be played in Harken, but this year only on Thursday,' explains Ole Vang Bruun, who underlines that each and every team will play at least one game on the pitches at the centre area.
'With so many participants we have almost reached the limit of how many teams we can accommodate. Here I would like to use the opportunity to thank Hjørring municipality for a fantastic cooperation, the more than 50 clubs and organisations in the local area making things work in the schools and sleeping places and, naturally, the more than 1000 volunteers, who each year spend a week of their holiday helping out at Dana Cup. Without their invaluable help we would not be able to welcome so many happy football players to Dana Cup and Hjørring every year in week 30,' Jette Andersen stresses.
From the left: Simon Borup, Janus Jacobsen and Mathias Christensen from Gistrup Film prepare for a week's production at Dana Cup.
Dana Cup to Hjørring and 'Live' to the Entire WorldNobody doubts that Dana Cup takes place in Hjørring in week 30. However, if one cannot come to the football fields to watch a match, one can watch the games at home in front of the TV or on the computer.
Even before the official opening Monday evening and the first games on Tuesday morning, TV will be broadcasted from Dana Cup.
The partner through several years – Gistrup Film – has produced small appetizers, which are being broadcasted on Hjørring Aerial company's Info-channel, and when the tournament starts for real reports and live-features will be broadcasted 24 hours a day during the entire week.
'It means a lot to us that we are able to keep the people of Hjørring and surroundings informed about the tournament because they give fantastic support to Dana Cup,' Dana Cup's director Jette Andersen says.
'In recent years, Hjørring Aerial company has helped us to broadcast still pictures on their net, and now we use video. Moreover, we find it extremely positive that Gistrup Film uses live streaming on the Internet. As a consequent, the entire world will be able to watch the events from Hjørring on computers, smartphones and tablets. When we, with participants from 42 nations, experience the international touch here in Hjørring, we believe that the international community should also be able to get a glimpse of the experience,' Jette Andersen underlines.
The owner of Gistrup Film, Janus Jacobsen, considers the tasks at Dana Cup a great experience giving him technical and production like knowledge, for instance. A team of volunteers work at Dana Cup Communication, where the video editorial staff constitutes a major part. 15 people are busy producing video throughout the entire week.
Hjørring Aerial Company's Info-channel is the main customer. In addition, one can watch the production on the big screen in front of Vendiahallen.
Plus, the production is streamed live to the entire world via the Internet.
In the closing weekend, one can watch almost 25 hours of live streaming from the finals at Hjørring Stadium.
Additionally, the features from Dana Cup can also be watched on an App to IPhone and Android.
Finally, on Dana Cup's homepage one can also follow the events.
Long term forecast for Hjørring, Nordjylland
As in Brazil
The 20.000 participants at this years Dana Cup will enjoy some fantastic weather, that can be compared to the weather in Brazil a week ago. The German National Team secured the most beautiful World Cup trophy in the heat at Marecana stadium in Rio.
On Saturday the 26th of July, when the winners of the Dana Cup lift the winning trophies over their heads, they will have experienced a very hot week. Once again the Dana Cup will be played in extremely good weather. The forecast from the Norwegian weather station, YR which is very correct, is showing a week without one drop of water.
Dana Cup is ready to welcome 1.011 teams and we have secured the most amazing weather at the same time!
If you want to follow the weather forecast you can use this link – YR
Hjørring ready to shop
With 25 to 30.000 guests in Hjørring during the Dana Cup, it is not just on the soccer fields that there is activity. The many guests are also ready to take advantage of some great shopping offers in Hjørring.
Our guests must be well prepared to shop, so we have made a shopping agreement with the local merchants in Hjørring.
When the participants arrive in Hjørring they can learn all about the shopping possibilities in our new brochure, that is printed and on our website "Dana Cup Shopping – Day & Night".
Check it out HERE
Photo: Kasper, Bjørn, Pia, Bob, Alison, Flemming, Jette, Christian and Tine
Welcome to us!
We are now ready for you all to visit and we are looking forward to welcoming each and every one of you.
When we start the Dana Cup, we are looking forward to meeting old friends and at the same time getting acquainted with new ones.
That is how the Dana Cup is. We take care of our friendships and enjoy making new ones.
On our office we are extremely happy that more teams than ever before have registered for the Dana Cup. It is a challenge when we will welcome more than 1000 teams and around 20.000 participants.
However it is a very good challenge!
So now you can just come on down!
The nine of us on the office, together with a few thousand volunteers in the area have been very busy the last few days and now it cannot go quick enough....
The final countdown to the kick off on Monday the 21st of July is speeding up...
So welcome to you all. We shall start a week that both you and us will never forget!
Check out Dana Cup on the net
Dana Cup 2014 is the tournament where we will take an even greater step into the digital world. Our printed program, which we have enjoyed for many years, has been replaced by the internet. For the first time the Dana Cup will not offer a printed program but all of the information that you normally flicked through is just one click away on your smart phone, iPhone or computer. You will also find our tournament schedule and results of the games online.
It is very easy to get on the internet. Throughout the center are of the Dana Cup we can offer free Wi-Fi. Username: DanaCup and Password: danacup2014 gets you directly in touch with our Dana Cup information.
There is also free Wi-Fi on the schools where our participants are accommodated. You can get the username and password on your school or here.
Download our new Dana Cup App for iPhone/iPad and Android here
Photo: David Larsen could invite his trainer, Lars Ellegaard and his team mates from Raklev GI to the huge Dana Cup 2014 event.
SPORTMASTER winner happy
A handfull of players, trainers and leaders from Raklev GI are really looking forward to the Dana Cup 2014. It is the first time a club from Kalundborg on Zealand will take part in the Dana Cup and it is a little bit of a coincidence that it is happening.
David Larsen from the clubs under 16 team took part in a competition that one of Dana Cup´s main sponsors, SPORTMASTER ran. The prize was: Invite your team to the Dana Cup!
When SPORTMASTER drew the winner of the competition from the hundreds of contestants, it was the answer by David Larsen from Raklev GI, that won. So David could delight his team mates and trainer with an invitation to the Dana Cup.
Raklev GI has two under 16 teams and the team taking part in Hjørring is composed of players from both teams.
Daniel´s trainer, Lars Ellegaard says that the Zealand boys are looking forward to the tournament and the many experiences that will come from being a part of it. When the boys and their trainer are at the Dana Cup, they will take part in many of the activities that are available at the tournament. The Zealand boys are among other things, looking forward to a trip to Fårup Sommerland.
Photo: Here are some of the boys from Raklev GI's under 16 team that will take part in the Dana Cup in Hjørring. There are high expectations for the experience that the SPORTMASTER competition has opened up for.
The tournament schedule for Dana Cup 2014 is ready.
The latest changes have been made and you can see the schedule here on our website.
At the same time all teams will be receiving their confirmations with all of their orders, like A and B-bands etc. and where your team will be accommodated.
So we have come to the most exciting time. Who will be our opponents in the opening rounds that start early in the morning on the 22nd of July. With 1.021 teams from 45 nations, there will be played 2.565 games on 64 fields. The last game will be played on Saturday the 26th of July at Hjørring Stadium.
We look forward to seeing you here in Hjørring at the Dana Cup!
Welcome to Dana Cup
The sun is shining over the Dana Cup area and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Hjørring very soon. When you participate this year, you will be participating in the largest tournament ever in our Dana Cup history. 1.021 teams are entered in our tournament and they are travelling from 45 nations. In 2013 we also achieved a record with 100 teams less than the number we have registered today in our 33rd edition of the Dana Cup.
It is a very exciting challenge to place so many guests on schools and other accommodations here in the area. When we work with this task, we do our very best to fulfil special wishes for accommodation. Most of the time we can fulfil the smallest of wishes but sometimes, unfortunately, we cannot make ends meet as we wish to.
We have some physical conditions like – room sizes, numbers and usability that we must adapt ourselves to. So some, at first, can be a little disappointed when we have found another place than that they wished for but we are certain that the Dana Cup will still be a good Dana Cup with some wonderful experiences for everyone.
Now our accommodation plan is done and with so many guests this summer it is essential that we stick to the plan.
See you soon at the Dana Cup from the 21st of July, 2014.
Tournament schedule almost ready
We are working very hard on the tournament schedule for the Dana Cup 2016 this week.
As soon as the final adjustments are made, it will be posted here on our website by the latest Friday the 8th of July.
All registered teams will receive a confirmation with their collective orders, A or D-bands etc and a confirmation of where their team/s will be accommodated if they have the A-band.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the Dana Cup 2016.