Rhein-Neckar Pokal

11 - 12 April 2020
, Ketsch

Football in a picturesque setting

International youth football tournament in Ketsch/Mannheim, Germany: Rhein-Neckar Pokal
Participating countries: 
Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands Switzerland

Are you on the lookout for an exciting tournament in a charming, rural setting? Then the Rhein-Neckar Pokal is the one for you. Organisers Spvgg 06 Ketsch boast a splendid sports park, complete with a traditional 'Stube', and a wealth of experience. One look at the club's website tells you all you need to know. When the opening whistle blows for the Rhein-Neckar Pokal at Easter 2019, it will mark nearly a year of preparations. Participants can expect a fine tournament with festive activities and a large competition featuring teams from 6-7 countries. Those wanting to take a look outside the sports park can taste the atmosphere of times past with castles and half-timbered houses right on its doorstep. The charming historic university city of Heidelberg is a fifteen-minute drive away. Unbeatable!

Age Categories: 
U11, U13, U15, U17, U19
Organiser: 
Spvgg 06 Ketsch & SC 08 Reilingen e.V.
Teams: 
80
First edition: 
2019
Friday
Afternoon /
Arrival: check-in with welcome address and information from our on-site employees at SPVGG 06 Ketsch.

You will be informed in person about your stay and the tournament. 

Saturday
Daytime /
Start of the match programme.

The matches are played at the sports park of SPVGG 06 Ketsch. The matches will be officiated by referees from the Badische football association.

Afternoon /
Team leader meeting

Welcome reception for the team leaders, arranged by the SPVGG 06 Ketsch organisers

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.

Afternoon /
UEFA Respect ceremony

Every participant receives a medal on the podium.

Evening /
Free time

See tourist information for some great tips.

Monday
Morning
Departure

Ketsch

The friendly town of Ketsch (12,700 inhabitants) is situated on the banks of the Rhine between Speyer (7 km) and Heidelberg (10 km), two top tourist attractions in the Rhine-Neckar region. The participants in the Rhein-Neckar Pokal stay in various accommodations within the Speyer-Heidelberg-Mannheim triangle.

Heidelberg

Fifteen minutes' drive from Ketsch is the medieval university town of Heidelberg. Visit the historic centre with its intimate market square and small shopping streets. And don't miss out on the view from the 13th century Heidelberg castle, the 1th century Old Bridge and the student prison, which dates back to the 16th century.

Organiser

SPVGG 06 Ketsch is a club with approximately 750 members and 20 youth teams for both boys and girls. The club was founded in 1906 and their best known former member is Ulrich Stielike, who started in his youthcareer at SPVGG 06 Ketsch, but later played for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Real Madrid. In 1980 he became European Champion with the national team of Germany.

Sport facillity

SPVGG 06 Ketsch has a large sports complex. The club has 4 large well-kept fields, the main field is surrounded by a running track. In addition, there are a number of smaller fields for the youngest age categories (7v7). The club also has a cozy "Stube" as a clubhouse and severel dressing rooms.The location is even more special because it is close to the Formula 1 circuit of Hockenheim.