Tournament

PLAY FOOTBALL – WIN FRIENDS!

THE IDEA:
The 2018 ONC stands for high-quality U15 football, but it’s in fact a lot more than just a football tournament. It’s an international football festival for girls and boys from all over the world, where it doesn’t matter from which religious or cultural conditions the players come from or which language they speak.
The ONC was first played in Bremen, Germany – this year it will take place in Shonan, Japan.

This years chairman is Yasuhiko Okudera.

“Football is wonderful sports which connect the world and make it develop to a good direction.

I hope that all players will fully enjoy the wonderful football and Japanese culture in Shonan!”

Yasuhiko Okudera,
Chairman of the ONC2018 Executive Committee

TEAMS:
Girl‘s and boy’s U15 teams (year 2003 and younger) from Africa, America, Australia and Europe are invited to be our guests.
A team should consist of at most 16 players and should be accompanied by not more than 3 adults.

Rules:
The tournament is being played under the rules of the World Football Association FIFA. 11 players play on a regular sized football field.
In every match up to 5 players can be substituted, regardless their position.

MODE:
The 2016 ONC is a football festival which consists of one girl’s and one boy’s tournament.
There will be 5 teams each according to the system “Everyone against each”. The finals will be played by the 1st and 2nd placed and the 3rd and 4th placed.
If a match is tied at the end of the regular playing time, there will be an intermission of 15 minutes. If it’s still a tie afterwards, the winner will be determined by penalty shoot-outs.

PLAYING TIME:
The regular playing time is 2 x 25 minutes. All the matches are contested on artificial lawn/astroturf.

EXPENSES:
Information will follow soon.

VISA SUPPORT:
The 2018 One Nation Cup will support the participants in all VISA-related matters. The local embassies will be informed in advance.

PARTNER SCHOOLS:
During the tournament, each team will be supported and cheered by a partner school.We will encourage contact between schools and teams during their stay.

CULTURAL PROGRAMME:
During the tournament a diverse cultural program will be organized for the teams and their twin schools. As this is the best opportunity to get in touch with each other and make new friends, we appreciate that all teams experience this social exchange program.