Hasselt Cup

11 - 12 April 2020
, Hasselt

Trump cards

International youth football tournament in Belgium: Hasselt Cup
Participating countries: 
Belgium Denmark France Germany Netherlands Switzerland

The organisers of the Hasselt Cup have two fantastic trump cards up their sleeve: the lovely centre of Hasselt, the provincial capital of Belgian Limburg, and two huge, glorious sports parks. This combination works brilliantly: since it began in 2000, the Hasselt Cup has always been packed to the rafters. Organisers RC Hades and Zonhoven United provides tons of football in laid-back surroundings, just a few kilometres from the centre of Hasselt. Insiders know that the central area around the 'Grote Markt' (the Grand Square) has a lot of offer. Hasselt Cup: welcoming and sociable.

Age Categories: 
U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U17, U19
Organiser: 
RC Hades, Zonhoven United
Teams: 
150
First edition: 
2000
Friday
Afternoon /
Arrival: check-in with welcome address and information from our on-site employees at the beautiful sports park that is the home ground of RC Hades. You will be informed in person about your stay and the tournament.
Evening /
Free time. See tourist information for some great tips.
Saturday
Daytime /
Start of the match programme. The tournament will be held in the north of Hasselt at the sportpark of Hades and nearby Zonhoven. The matches will be officiated by referees from the KBVB.
Evening /
Free time. See tourist information for some great tips.
Sunday
Daytime /
Continuation of the match programme. Qualification matches and finals followed by prize-giving ceremony at the sports parks.
Afternoon /
UEFA Respect ceremony: every participant receives a medal on the podium.
Monday
Morning
Departure.

Organiser

The Hasselt Cup is organised by Racing Club Hades and Zonhoven United. RC Hades is a club of some 500 members, a large number of whom are young members. For the organisation of the Hasselt Cup, the club collaborates closely with the municipality of Hasselt. Founded in 2018, Zonhoven United is a merger club of Zonhoven VV and Melo Sport and comprises 30 youth  teams. Zonhoven United has plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to make sure the tournament runs smoothly.

 

Sport facillity

The Hasselt Cup event is held in Hasselt-Kiewit and nearby Zonhoven, four kilometres from the centre of Hasselt. Both sports grounds offer six-seven pitches, a spacious canteen/clubhouse and a cosy terrace. The Hasselt-Kiewit location will also feature a large hospitality tent during the event.

RC Hades-Kiewit

Zonhoven United

Hasselt

A few kilometres from the tournament locations you will find the centuries-old centre of Hasselt. Why not get comfortable at one of the many pavement cafés on the market square? Shoppers will be delighted by the popular shopping streets, because you can find whatever you are looking for there. Fancy taking it up a notch? Try climbing the Beiaardtoren (bell tower). You'll not only be rewarded with a superb view, you can also see the huge bells up close. There really is something for everyone here.

Action Park Kiewit

Think you’ll have any energy left after all those matches? If so, why not get in on the action at Action Park Kiewit? You and your team will have three hours to tackle four activities. You can choose from, among other things, a rope track, water trail, climbing wall and BMX slope. We’re prepared to bet that you’ll be tired after all that! There’s also the municipal swimming pool for those who prefer to take it a bit easier. There are two large pools, a water slide and whirlpools; so, you can choose to go wild or just relax. And the best thing is: both are located within a very short distance of the sports fields!

Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

Weather’s bad, but still want to go out and have some fun? Then Plopsa Indoor Hasselt is just the place for you. It’s where all your Studio 100 heroes come to life; from Maya the Bee to Piet Piraat and from Mega Mindy to K3. Take a boat ride, try the bumper cars, or fly down one of the highest slides in Belgium. If you take your whole team, the entrance fee is only €11.99 per person. It’s the perfect plot for a truly successful competition weekend!