We introduce the "Donosti Authentics Cup", a tournament for teams made up of players with intellectual disabilities
The initiative was scheduled for this summer but having had to cancel the tournament, it will start next year between July 4 - 8.
2021 is going to be a very special year for the Donosti Cup because the Donosti Authentics Cup is going to be launched, a tournament for teams made up of people with intellectual disabilities. The initiative was scheduled for this past summer but having had to cancel the tournament, it will start next summer between July 4 - 8.
After the success of the awareness days on inclusive sport that we carried out during 3 editions, we want to give people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to live a comprehensive experience together with teams of other nationalities and also, raise awareness among the participants of the Donosti Cup on the importance of social inclusion and integration through sport.
Mixed teams made up of people from the DI group, regardless of their age, may participate in this Tournament. To form a team, a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 25 will be needed. The matches will be played according to the rules of7-a-side football and will last 30 minutes divided into 3 times of 10 minutes each.
In this 1st edition we would like to have 12 or 16 teams. For the 2020 edition, teams such as Real Sociedad, Eibar or Ath Bilbao had already confirmed their participation and we hope to have them in the 2021 edition. We would like to make other clubs from Spain and foreign countries participate, who last year were already interested in participating in this tournament.
The teams will arrive in San Sebastián on Sunday, July 4, and on Monday they will play the first round of matches. That same day, at night, the teams participating in the Donosti Authentics Cup will experience, together with the rest of the Donosti Cup teams, the most anticipated moment of the week: the Opening Ceremony. The tournament will end on July 8 with the awards ceremony to all participating teams.
From the organization we are very excited about this new project and we hope that all the teams taking part will enjoy a very special experience on and off the pitch.
Without a doubt, 2021 is going to be a very memorable year for the Donosti Cup.