Players Club put on hold

Our tournament disco, Players Club, will be put on hold this year.
The reason is that our current location at “Svenska mässan”-convention centre is no longer available. The Partille Cup organisation has been monitoring the market for a suitable alternative without succeeding. Partly the difficulties are to find a place large enough, but also the geographical location, availability during the summer as well as finding a solution meeting our high demands on security.

– Of course we are sad to end a 40 year old tradition. Players Club has been something exclusive and popular for parts of the participants. Obviously some players had energy left after a full day of handball, Fredrik Andersson, General secretary of Partille Cup says.

The organisation behind Partille Cup hopes that the national team tournament as well as an large investment in the arrangement around Heden Arena will attract the former Players Club-participants.

The national tournament European Open Championship will from now on be hosting M 17 (men) and W16 (women), starting with M 17 this summer. It is played parallel with Partille Cup at the arenas Valhalla and Lisebergshallen during the group stage, ending with the finals at Scandinavium Arena. Free entrance for all participants wearing their Partille Cup Pass.

At the Heden Arena several additional stands will increase the ambiance and contribute to an tighter setting. Dj, speaker and entertainment will be contributing to an atmosphere normally only found at the finals.  

Fredrik continuous. – The days and the nights during the tournament week is filled with activities. A part from their games, they have the Opening Festival ceremony, the amusement park Liseberg, shopping and the Gothenburg archipelago. Without mention the necessary spare time needed to meet players and friends from all over the world. Hopefully these extra arrangemangs with the European Open and arena will reduce the missing for the disco.

The ambition for Partille Cup is to be the number one of venue or meeting point for all the handball players of the world. Plan your week now so you can watch the national teams fighting over the title of the European Open between July 2 to 7, or plan your full days on Heden where every day will be with a touch of finals!

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New hotels

This year the number of inquiries of hotel bookings have hit the roof. Exciting of course, it means a lot of new co-travellers and teams, but also challenging as Partille Cup already have partnered with a majority of the most popular hotels in Gothenburg. The increased demand made us determined to engage two more hotels to this years tournament and now that’s a reality.

Scandic Mölndal will be completely renovated during this spring and in good time before Partille Cup the hotel will be in exquisite condition. The hotel offers a wide range of room types, suiting both teams as well as co-travelling families and single travelers. Its location in the western parts of Gothenburg with a large number of public transports outside the door will take you to your games at Heden in about 15 minutes.

Quality Hotel Winn is offering competitive prices with a strategic location close to the main road, giving teams with their own bus an excellent accessibility to both Heden and Kviberg. Furthermore they offer bus parking, indoor pool and a cosy hotel restaurant.  Quality Hotel Winn has some larger room types, which makes it perfect for teams and co-travelling families.

At Partille Cup we are delighted to offer you our new hotels Scandic Mölndal and Quality Hotel Winn. And of course over the increasing demand for hotels during the tournament from co-travelling families and supporters. We hope you long for Partille Cup – World of handball as we do!

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YouTube relaunch

With over a billion users, close to one third of the people using internet, and accessable in 76 different languages, YouTube is truly what’s on peoples top of mind when it comes to online film and clips. Everyday people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube which generate billions of views. People tend to watch more and more YouTube on their mobile devices, half of the views actually, indicating that moving media is something constantly growing and something people watch at home, at work and on their way.

Therefore it is time for Partille Cup to relaunch our YouTube channel. With a new style and new as well as classical film clips from the tournament. This will be where we put up our films and clips, but of course you will also find the films on our web and via our social medias, but they will be linked from our YouTube channel.

Partille Cup does already have 55 K users on Facebook, 6K on Instagram and now we would like to invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Feel welcome to check out our promotion films, some classical film clips from the past Partille Cup editions or some interviews with the handball stars that we consider family members to the tournament. Of course we also keep our eyes open for fun, interesting and amazing films or clips from our followers and participants. So keep sharing your best memories from the world’s largest handball tournament for youths and don’t forget to tag them “Partille Cup”.


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Apply as referee

Now the application is open and that means warmly welcome to all you referees that have an interest of participating in 2017 year’s Partille Cup. You apply by register via the button below on this page or via the referee section. We will collect your application for a first draft in mid March, whereafter we will analyze the number of participating teams from the different countries and then we will proceed with our second draft in mid April. Every year hundreds of referees apply to join us for this incredible week of handball. In 2016, we had over 240 referees join the team and we anticipate around the same or more for 2017.

Of course we welcome referees from all over the world, the tournament is the most international one there is, therefore we are looking to get a broad as well as talented and experienced referee crew. Your applications will be handled by our referee team and you will all be notified regardless of the result. Being a referee during Partille Cup is something extra special. Not only do you get to participate and help co-ordinate in the world’s largest youth handball event, but also as a referee in Partille you get to discover a lifetime of incredible memories and friends.

Should you be selected, your week begins with the arrival at you tournament home. This is traditionally one of the schools and all the referees stay together. As with the players, during the day you will find yourself refereeing a number of matches, but your evenings will come alive with such events as the magnificent ‘Opening Ceremony’ or the legendary ‘Leaders Party’ and of course seminar discussions with international standard referees of longstanding experience.

All referees are permitted to travel around Gothenburg with a Partille Cup pass to the different playing fields and in your spare time with the public transportations, your participation will furthermore grant you full board  if you are staying at the referee school (otherwise you will have lunch and dinner during the day). Participating in the tournament as a referee will also result in several generous discounts on various tourist attractions. Last, but not least and for many referees, the best gift yet, comes the referee specific t-shirt. Just talk to a referee who has been at the cup, you will soon understand! Of course for every match you referee, you will receive a previously agreed payment.

So, welcome to an exciting summer at Partille Cup!

Do not hesitate to contact us at, where Matilda or the rest of the referee crew will answer your questions.

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Merry christmas!

When the snowflakes are about to start falling over Sweden and the playing fields of Partille Cup, the time has come to summarize the year of 2016. The year has offered plenty of high class handball experiences, where Partille Cup was complemented by the EHF Euro in the beginning of the year as well as in the end with an moist and intense Olympic handball tournament in between. The fact that the viewers and the audience have been offered triple championships of highest quality has given the sport handball a true boost. An effect that we can confirm to tell by the number of registrations for the world’s largest handball tournament for youths, Partille Cup – World of Handball. During the fall the number of team registered have kept growing, something that makes us believe that we might reach our record levels this coming summer. In addition our hotels are starting to book up.

About the championships, the men begun the year by playing EHF Euro 2016 in Poland. After a tough and well played tournament Germany got to raise the Cup after a solid win against Spain. Next big thing was the Olympic handball tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where both the French men as well as the women were defeated in the final by Denmark and Russia. The handball year ended in December with the EHF Euro 2016 played in Sweden, where Norway won a tight final against the orange Dutch side. The game was truly good advertisement for handball and the city of Gothenburg was flooded with happy Norwegians, cheering and clapping for their team as they filled the arena. In the end it was the former Partille Cup participant Nora Mørk who lead her team to the victory.

During the christmas holiday, the office will be closed December 24-26. and Dec 31. and Jan 1. as well as Jan 6. apart from that the office will be open.

The staff at Partille Cup office would like to thank you all for contributing to the experience of Partille Cup and wish you all a happy holiday and a truly, happy New Year! With hope to see many of you during 2017 year’s Partille Cup July 3-8. If you haven’t had the time to register your team yet, feel free to seize the opportunity to do so by clicking the button below.



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