The Donosti Cup will not be held this summer due to the coronavirus crisis
The Donosti Cup Organizing Committee has taken this difficult decision after checking with the national health authorities
Faced with the situation generated by the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, and following the advices and guidelines of the national health authorities and institutions of the Basque Country, the Donosti Cup Organizing Committee has decided to cancel the next edition of the tournament, for the first time since it began in 1992.
Health and safety of all the participants, and of the general public, is a priority for our Organization and the current circumstances do not seem to guarantee them as we would like. On the other hand, international trips are not likely to be allowed this summer, and without the presence of foreign teams the Donosti Cup would lose its raison d’être. It is also said that in all the events a physical distance among the participants will be compulsory. And the philosophy of the Donosti Cup is based exactly on the opposite, on the closeness, on the coexistence with teams from other countries, or on spontaneous celebrations in the playing grounds.
For all this, and despite been attentive to all the news with the hope of finally be able to celebrate the tournament we found ourselves on the difficult position of taking this hard decision.
For our organization, this is a strong blow, especially after 28 years holding the tournament steadily, but the advices of the health authorities tend to avoid mass meetings of people and we understand that an event like the Donosti Cup must be able to be held in total freedom and without restrictions of any kind.
We are also aware of the personal, social, economic and emotional inconveniences that this decision is going to cause in all the players, coaches, family members, referees, volunteers, sponsors, etc. but we will wait for all of them next year.
From the Donosti Cup, we want to show our gratitude for your confidence in us and for your understanding, especially the clubs that were going to take part in this edition and we are sorry for the inconveniences we may have caused you.
All the registered clubs in this edition, and those we are already in touch with, will be able to choose between keeping their entry and their accommodation booking for the 2021 Donosti Cup, or asking for the refund of the deposits made to date, which our Organization will entirely refund.
From now on, we will start working with the same enthusiasm as always to celebrate a very special edition next year. It will be the edition of the reunion. An edition where fields, stands and the streets of San Sebastián will be filled up with young soccer players and their most loyal supporters once again.
We will be waiting for you at the 2021 Donosti Cup!