Double up for our opening show

Because of the great interest for participating in Partille Cup this year, we will perform the Opening Festival Ceremony twice during Tuesday night. This year’s edition of Partille Cup will break our previous all-time-high record with margin. 2017 year’s tournament will be the most visited in our history, something that we have known for quite a while. A wonderful development challenging our organisation in an inspiring way.

During the last couple of years Partille Cup has transformed in several ways, where last year’s switch into a more festival like show stands out as the one with the biggest impact. The show is now even tighter and it’s loaded with more energy. The tournament will continue to develop the technical solutions. This combined with a stage surrounded by giant LED screens will give the technology a central part of the show. The Opening Festival Ceremony will not only be filled with participants on the stands, the floor will also be filled in a genuine Festival style. Despite the new form, we have of course kept our beloved key parts of the show such as the Partille Cup Oath as well as the mighty parade of the participating nations.

With this year’s participants record we wouldn’t be able to squeeze you all in even if stretching the capacity of Scandinavium Arena. Partille Cup is a tournament where team spirit is central and we see upon ourselves as including, and therefore we will do the show twice in the same evening. An earlier for the younger participants and one later in the evening for the elder. As a consequence of doubling the show, we will now be able to provide local teams as wells as the public to buy tickets. Local teams will buy their tickets via Partille Cup office and they will receive a discounted offer in their leader’s mailbox.

It might be the most appreciated element of the tournament and possibly the most unique part as well. For many of our participants, the memories of the night linger long after Partille Cup is over.

The two identical shows will be performed Tuesday July 4 at Scandinavium Arena.

Show 1
The doors open at: 16:30
Show starts: 17:30
For: Participants from 10 up to 14 years of age and co-travelers and the public

Show 2
The doors open at: 19:00
Show starts: 20:00
For: Participants from 15 up to 21 years of age and co-travelers and the public

Tickets for the Opening Festival Ceremony can be bought here.

To read more about the shows and be inspired, please check out our website:

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Represent your nation

Now it is about 9 weeks left until Partille Cup opens up for all handball loving people of the world. Once the tournament has started it is time to celebrate this by throwing you all a fantastic party. We are looking for teams who will candidate to represent their nation on the Opening Festival Ceremony.

Tuesday July 4 it is time to kick start our Opening Festival Ceremony. Of course we will take the opportunity to cherish all the fantastic participating countries and that is where your team comes in. Together with the teams and the audience and a twist of vibrant music, shaking dancers we will create an amazing atmosphere.

See this as an unique opportunity to display your regions culture, this is a great marketing opportunity to show what your country or region has to offer in terms of culture.


We want you to be creative and email us what you are planning to present.
Please send us your application to: before Monday, May 22.

Many of you have already applied for the memorable task, but we want every team to have the opportunity to apply. From all the candidates we will select the ones that will have the honor to walk the catwalk on the nations parade. The selected teams will be informed by email on Monday, May 29.

Welcome to apply!

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3 more years for hummel

We are happy to announce that hummel has signed up for three more years as a partner to Partille Cup – World of Handball. The agreement runs until 2019. During this period hummel will be Partille Cups official sports brand.

The world’s largest handball tournament for youths continous to strengthen the relationship to hummel, one of the most popular sports brands in the world. The relation will contribute to an even stronger event. During the tournament visitors and participants will be able to shop and enjoy sportswear from the popular hummel handball collection. A collection well balanced of style and retro. 

–        We are happy and proud that hummel will continue our partnership, Fredrik Andersson says, General secretary Partille Cup. As Partille Cup, hummel has a strong belief in the power of meeting people with the sport building bridges between culture, religon and differences. Adding the rich design tradition that hummel stands for, make us confident that this partnership is very good match. The fact that the brand is the most popular sports brand among our participants is just a bonus, Fredrik summarizes. 

Roland “Rolle” Alm, representative for hummel in this partnership agrees;

–        To be part of the world’s largest handball tournament  for youths means the world to us at hummel. The tournament is sharing the same perspective on sport as hummel. That is that handball is more than just games, results and tactics. It is an opportunity of meeting other young people from other parts of the world, having fun together and enjoy the greatest passion of them all in life, handball. To stroll Heden in Gothenburg during the tournament just enjoying the ambiance of 200 K visitors during one week is nothing else than unique within the world of handball. 

The company hummel is a Danish sports brand in sportswear and shoes. The target group consists of teams and personalities loaded with character and team spirit. With a history running back to around 1920, the company made a new course from 1999 and by doing so they increased their market share heavily and became the favorite sports brand for people with a taste for trendy clothes with a retro touch. Besides from dominating the wardrobes of trendy handball players, hummel also shows compassion through their numerous partnership projects within different war torned countries.

Partille Cup is the world’s largest and most international handball tournament for youths, as well as one of Sweden’s largest recurring events in general. The tournament is played annually in the summer in the heart of Gothenburg with over 20.000 participants from over 1100 teams from about 50 nations worldwide. Since the birth of the tournament, close to 500.000 persons have participated, not only resulting in new star players but also in friendship for life and love and passion of the game.

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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!


Register here!

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Team Sportia new partner

From today Team Sportia is a new partner to Partille Cup – World of Handball. The agreement runs for three years, until 2019. Team Sportia will among other things be responsible for all the merchandise associated with the event.

The world’s largest handball event for young people combined with Team Sportia, one of Sweden’s leading sports chains, will together create an even stronger event. Team Sportia will offer, not only for all the handball lovers, but also for all the visitors to the city of Gothenburg amazing products at the shop at Heden Center.

– We are very pleased and proud to announce Team Sportia as a new partner, says Fredrik Andersson, General Secretary of Partille Cup. Team Sportia, like us, have had a strong tailwind during the last recent years. Above all the shops in Gothenburg. Our common passion for sports and to have customers in focus makes me confident that our brands match each other in many ways, says Fredrik.

Håkan Tidstrand runs with his family the Team Sportia stores in Gothenburg and will be focusing on giving the visitors the best experience of the sport chain.

– It is very fun to work with Partille Cup and be able to reach the wide handball audience. Being a part of Partille Cup is an honour for us and to support children and young people is close to our heart. It is an exciting challenge and we look forward to meet all the people from all over the world, says Håkan.

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