Adeje to host international soccer tournament for police officers
Adeje will host, between December 12th and 15th, the first edition of the International Soccer Tournament 7 for police officers.
The competition is organised by Nova Eventos in collaboration with the IPA Association (International Policy Association) of Tenerife, Tarragona and the Canary Islands and Adeje Town Hall.
IPA is an association focused on promoting social, cultural and sports activities in the collective of police officers throughout the world. It is the largest police organisation in the world with 300,000 members in 62 countries. Founded on January 1, 1950, its motto in Esperanto is: Servo per Amikeco (Service through Friendship).
This four-day international sporting event is intended for police teams from all over Europe, national and island (of all bodies), who will be accompanied by their families, which apart from the sports competition, is intended to create friendship ties between the different delegations and exchange of cultural.
The format of the championship will be as follows:
Participating teams from the Canary Islands, the peninsula and other European countries, with a format similar to a World Cup or European championship:
• Group stage
The approximate number of attendees between players and companions will range from 300 to 350 people.
The entire tournament will be held at the premises of the municipal soccer field of Adeje.
On Monday, December 9th, the official presentation of the event and the draw of groups of the different teams will be convened.
On Thursday, December 12th, in the afternoon, the tournament opening cere-mony will be held. All the participants will join in, with a uniformed police parade for each team represented, with the corresponding flags of the autonomous countries and communities.
On Friday, December 13th, the competition will begin with the group stage, on Saturday, December 14th, the championship qualifiers and the final will be played. On Saturday night, trophies and awards will be given at a dinner with the presence of all participants, authorities and collaborators, in one of the hotels of the organisation