International Tournament

International Tournament 35

This year, G.S.V.V. The Knickerbockers will host its 35th International Tournament, the IT! On the 30th of June (starting late afternoon) and 1st (whole day) of July 2023, the sports facilities of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and our Flophouse will be the stage of an exciting and smashing football event. We would like to invite you and your team to take part in the biggest student football tournament in Europe. Non-students are also welcome! Why Groningen? While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands, one in four inhabitants is a student!

With the participation of more than 600 students coming from all over Europe, the IT has grown into an event that you do not want to miss. The combination of football, good sportsmanship, lots of fun and the best parties with live bands and DJs that last until daybreak, makes a stay in Groningen worth your while. Our slogan, ‘The Knickerbockers, more than soccer,’ reflects this. For an impression of the atmosphere, please check out the aftermovies of IT31IT33 and IT34

We have already started preparations for this beautiful soccer tournament so that we can make sure everyone will have a great weekend. Of course, there will be great facilities like provided breakfast and sleeping accommodations (overnight stay from the 30th of June till the 2nd of July). We expect that this year a maximum number of 34 women’s and men's teams will take part in the tournament. So, if you would like to guarantee a spot in the greatest soccer tournament of the year, please fill out this entry form as soon as possible. The winning team will go home with a trophy and a cash prize of 200 euros! 

The price that you have to pay for this amazing weekend is incredibly low. If you register your team on time and the payment arrives before the 30th of January 2022, you can take advantage of the Early Bird tickets. These are 42,50 euros p.p. instead of 47,50 p.p.! Male teams play 11 vs. 11, so a minimum of 14 players is needed. Female teams play 7 vs. 7 and need at least 9 players.
Follow us on Facebook (internationaltournament.tkb) and Instagram (@internationaltournamenttkb) for more information. Here, you can find photos and videos from the past years!

If you have any questions left, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Voor Nederlandse teams geldt dat de volgende teams zich aan kunnen melden:
- Mannen: reserve 2e klasse of hoger (reserve 3e klasse in overleg);
- Vrouwen: 3e klasse of hoger.

Andere teams verwijzen wij graag door naar het Knockerbicker Toernooi!