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First referee selection

First referee selection is completed. The referees selected have been informed by mail. The selection consist primarily of referees from our largest participating countries, as well as referees with high standard with a long history at Partille Cup. The tournament is growing this year meaning that a larger number of referees will be selected for the tournament.

During fall and winter, the referee team has read all the results from our referee questionnaires and put together a list of potential improvement areas within the work with the referees of the tournament. The changes begun already last year, but it will be more evident during this coming summer. 

The second selection will be around April 20. For those of you who haven’t been selected yet, please have patience and remember that couples will triumph single referees. So please spread the word among your referee friends out there that there will be a fantastic experience taking place in Gothenburg July 3-8.

Welcome to Partille Cup – World of Handball!

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3 weeks left

It is just about three weeks left until our registration closes down April 1. For those of you who haven’t had the time to register your team it is definitely time to do so. The interest is bigger than ever before for the 2017 year’s tournament and never before Partille Cup has experienced such a huge number of participating teams at this time of year. There will be a an amazing mix of teams from a great number of countries. All of them with different goals in sight when it comes to the games as well as the participation, but they all share the love and passion for the sport handball. The staff of Partille Cup will work devoted for the creation of the world’s finest venue for handball playing youths. The content and the atmosphere of the week are created by all of the people participating in and working with the magical week that is called Partille Cup – World of Handball.  

Some of the age categories are getting full which leads to changes and improvements on the game schedule. This in order to let as many teams as possible take part in the tournament despite the crowded classes. Also our hotels are starting to fill up. For the teams interested in staying at one of the Partille Cup hotels it is time to book now as most of them are full. Still there are a few with family rooms or multiple beds. There are also still possible to book one of the Partille Cup buses, going straight from Stockholm or Oslo to the appointed school or hotel. 

Every summer Partille Cup builds Heden Arena with the capacity of 7 000 spectators. Previous we have completed the final preparations the night before the arrangement, something we intend to change for this coming tournament. Partille Cup would like to invest even more in Heden Arena and use its full capacity. Therefore the final setup will be built in the beginning of the week, with higher stands on the inner field and Dj:s playing music from the start of the group stage  as well as during the play off (Tuesday-Friday).

If you have been here before you know that the audience is doing a great effort to cheer their team. Chants in all languages rumbles in the arena and the atmosphere is fantastic. So if you want to see the excitement, drama and dreams come true – do not miss the finals. Your team need the support!


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New brand book

The world’s largest youth tournament in Handball is renewing its brand book. After the success story building a solid tradition and tournament in Partille, a suburb to Gothenburg, the tournament grew larger and decided to move into Gothenburg by 2004. This was the start of a journey resulting in record numbers of participants and giving the tournament a magnetic power over the World of Handball.

Partille Cup has developed through a unique and overwhelming journey in becoming one of the world’s largest annual youth events. The event is creating a venue where sport and culture can meet. Where a power may grow of making a difference, not only in the field but also out in the world.

– In our quest for constant improvement and development the demand for a sharp profile and brand book has increased, says Fredrik Andersson, General secretary of Partille Cup.

The process has taken some time with the ambition to renew as well as maintaining a certain level of recognition. The new profile communicates our core values in a better way and gives the brand a visual modernization. With the launching of the new brand book, Partille Cup now possess a new expression and a strong profile to lean against in the process of developing the brand.

– To lift out our “handball player” from the previous logotype and create an icon that would work as a solitaire as well as redirect it forward was the base in the work, Fredrik continues.

Due to the launch, Partille Cup seize the opportunity of updating and restyling parts of our website. None of the functions will however be changed, and people will recognize our sites browsing around our web sites and social media channels.

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Bus travel to Partille Cup

How are your team travelling to Gothenburg this summer?

Partille Cup would like to tip you about a great way of travelling to Gothenburg this summer. Book your bus trip with our Partille buses and let us take care of the administration that involves. A smooth, comfortably and affordable way that let you focus on whats most important… Handball. 

Partille Cup offers comfy buses driving directly to Gothenburg. Just order the buss trip on your “My Team Info”-account, then the rest is up to the staff of Partille Cup. The bus trip can be booked as you register your team to the tournament and it is valid for both ways. The routes that can be booked are:

  • Oslo-Gothenburg. The centralstation is the pickup location in Oslo, Norway. But both Gardemoen and Rygge Airport are options according to agreements. 
    Price SEK 1000/person.
  • Stockholm-Gothenburg. The centralstation is the pickup location in Stockholm or a different location according to agreement. 
    Price SEK 1100/person.

Arriving to Gothenburg, you will be dropped off at your school accommodation. N.B. The buses will only depart Monday morning from Oslo and Stockholm returning to Oslo/Stockholm Saturday afternoon.

How to book your bus trip with Partille Cup.

If you wish to book your bus trip with us, please do so in your My Team info-site. Browse into “Orders” and click “update orders”. There you register the number of persons in the box “Buss Oslo” or “Bus Stockholm”. If you still have questions about our bus trips, kindly mail us at and we will answer your questions as quick as possible.

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Change in regulations

Partille Cup as a tournament have decided to introduce a change of rules before Partille Cup 2017. The change of rules should be seen as adapting and harmonizing to the new regulation launched be the IHF during 2016.

The matter was already debated 2016, but as Partille Cup was practically first tournament played after the new regulations, we considered it far to complicated and stressed to reach out in the whole community of referees and coaches around the world in good time before our tournament, and therefore we took the decision to wait until this year implementing the new rules.

The situation is now different in that sense that we have had the time to adapt the new regulations to our tournament as well as all referees, coaches and players have had the time to learn and make use of the change. Partille Cup is therefore happy to present our new additions/changes in regulation for 2017 year’s tournament. 

“Partille Cup is played according to the IHF rules and SHF regulations. The English text is valid in interpretation issues.”

  • Rule 4:1 paragraph. Rules 4:4-5-6-7, “Goalkeeper as a court player”
    Partille Cup is played according to the paragraphs in all age classes.
  • Rule 4:11, paragraph 1. “In case of an injury”
    Rule is not applicable in Partille Cup.
  • Rule 7:11-12, “Passive play (max. 6 passes)”
    Partille Cup is played according to the paragraphs in all age classes.
  • Rule 8:10, “The last 30 seconds of the game”
    Partille Cup is played according to the paragraph in all age classes.
  • Rule 16:8, “Blue card”
    Partille Cup is played according to the paragraph in all age classes.


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