Learn more about Come-Together-Cup
250 volunteers organise Germany’s biggest recreational football tournament (visited by 25,000 people) against racism, homo- and transphobia. We couldn’t be more united.
The Come-Together-Cup (CTC) takes place once a year and has done for 21 years on the fields in front of the RheinEnergie stadium in Cologne. It is a charity football tournament with 60 football teams and 25,000 visitors per year. At the Come-Together-Cup, only teams that can identify with the integrative goals of our open-minded football tournament participate. The athletes and visitors come from all age groups, all spheres of society and nations. People with and without disabilities and/or chronic diseases play, as well as those with or without residence status. We bring people together that normally wouldn’t meet on a football field in order to overcome mutual prejudices and stereotypes.
Everyone can participate – and it only works together! We enable active citizenship on a great scale. From planning the tournament to the logistics, right through to looking after the artists; from event management through to pulling a Kölsch beer: 250 volunteers from over 20 nations with great spirits ensure that everything runs smoothly, both before and during the event. The artists also work on a pro bono basis. We are supported by a broad alliance of organizations, initiatives, clubs and companies.
The CTC audience is diverse! Alongside over 1,200 footballers, over 25,000 enthusiastic fans also visit us. The CTC has gradually become the recreational football tournament with the most visitors in all of Europe. Together with the players, helpers, members of staff of the supporting organisations and fans, we stand against exclusion and for diversity. Through various media, we reach out to over a million people in Cologne and beyond with the Come-Together-Cup.
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