Ultimate checklist for Gothia Cup

We have summarised all our information pages and Weekly Newsletter tips into a one-stop guide for parents planning the trip to the Gothia Cup.

Before the Gothia Cup:

  • Check Passports – A passport must meet two requirements.
      • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
      • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)
  • Book Travel insurance – This needs to include Sports related cover, you can find more information on our Insurance Information page.
  • Order a Pre-Paid currency card or debit card for players – Gothenburg is relatively cashless now so all players will need a debit card with them to buy items such as souvenirs, snacks, excursions with their team.
      • Some popular accounts for children’s cards are Fairfx, GoHenry, Monzo, Post Office (moneycard) and Starling
  • Packing list – Make sure to look over the ‘What to bring’ list to make sure you’ve ordered anything extra in time. For example, second Epi-Pens or Inhalers, Air mattress, New football boots, as they need to be worn in before the trip to prevent blisters!
  • Label everything! – We have no way of getting lost property back from Sweden and anything unnamed will be left behind or thrown away. You could add iron-on labels, sew-in labels, permanent marker or sticky labels to all clothing as well as: Phone chargers, Tech cases, Bags, Boots, Shinpads, water bottles, towels.
  • Print out of medical information (if applicable) – This should be handed to the Team Coach at drop-off. This could be an allergy action plan, advice on how to deal with autistic/ ADHD/ Mental Health issues specific to your child, medical notes on pre-existing heart conditions or prescription details to accompany medication.

During the Gothia Cup (Parents not attending):

  • Download the Gothia Cup App and follow along with your teams progress and schedule.
  • Catch up with your player in the evening before bed, offering them lots of encouragement and praise for both their performance in the tournament and also just for being away from home – for many, dealing with a trip of this scale without their parents close-by is an achievement in itself!
  • Keep up with the Parent and Coaches Whatsapp group (a link to join will be posted to your Team page in July). This group chat will include the Team’s daily plan and lots of photos and videos of what they are getting up to.

During the Gothia Cup (For Parents attending):

  • Download the Gothia Cup App to view the Match Schedule, location of matches and use the handy tabs for a map of pitches across Gothenburg.
  • Download Vasttrafik To Go app for the latest tram and bus timetables for getting to matches.
  • Collect your Opening ceremony tickets either from your hotel reception (if these are part of your package) or from the Information desk at the Heden centre if you’ve booked separately through World Youth Tournaments.                                        If you’ve not Pre-ordered tickets, you can buy tickets from the Heden centre on Sunday 14th or Monday 15th (am).
  • Join us at the Parents Party on Sunday 14th, 7pm, upstairs at the Hard Rock Cafe – This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and say Hi to Jess and Dan! No need to register attendance.
  • Keep up with the Parent and Coaches Whatsapp group (a link to join will be posted to your Team page in July). This group chat will include the Team’s daily plan, lots of photos and videos and will also include blocks of spare time the players have. This spare time is when parents are allowed to collect players if they wish.



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