Dallas International Girls Cup partnered with the United Nations Association for their Nothing But Nets Campaign
Last month the Dallas International Girls Cup, along with their organizers, Premier International Tours and the Dallas Texans, partnered with the United Nations Association for their Nothing But Nets Campaign. This campaign raises money to send mosquito nets to Africa for malaria eradication. These organizations pledged money for every goal scored, to be matched from local supporters. As a result of this we were able to put together enough money to buy between 100-120 nets which will save 100-120 lives!
During the Opening Ceremony Anya Cooper, a board member of the United Nations Association, did a question and answer interview with our MC. Anya discussed the purpose of the United Nations and how it fits in with sports by working with the United Nations Foundation, Sports Illustrated and sports writer Rick Reilly creating Nothing But Nets, allowing a way for athletes to help the UN fight malaria.
Dallas International Girls Cup 2014
The Dallas International Girls Cup is ready to kick off! The Premier International Tours staff has arrived and is ready to get the ball rolling. The last few days we have had the pleasure of meeting and greeting many international girls teams from all over the globe. The Dallas International Girls Cup is expecting over 80 competitive soccer teams from England, Canada, Australia and Denmark this year, along with many local US teams.
The opening ceremony was a great success! The international teams were introduced and shared some great pictures of their countries and clubs. The sponsors Nike and Gatorade shared some great video clips and information along with a guest appearance from National Soccer Hall of Fame member, Anson Dorrance, former USNWT coach and current head coach at UNC.
Day 1 – Today is the first official tournament day. Teams are on their way to the fields, eager to get the competition going. The weather is sunny, slightly windy and about 65-70 degrees, so a wonderful day for SOCCER. As the girls are arriving most of them are in awe of the fields. Perfectly groomed soccer pitches ready for the fierce competition the DIGC has to offer.
Day 2 – As I am making my way across the tournament most girls have agreed that whether they call it a pitch, field or grass: “it looks amazing!” One of the girls from New Mexico Rio Reign said “the grass feels like a thick carpet”. The tournament is running flawlessly so far and the participants are having a blast.
The international coaches and team managers reception was a great hit last night. President of Dallas Texans soccer club, Paul Stewart was in attendance and shared a few words with the participants, along with the mayor of Framer’s Branch. After dinner the participating international teams shared gifts with the mayor to show their appreciation for hosting the tournament.
The second day of soccer, once again, was a huge success! The weather, once again, was “soccer” perfect! The girls are performing well and enjoying the high level of competition the Dallas International Girls Cup has to offer.
Day 3 - Day 3 of the DIGC 2014, again, was a great success! The weather was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky and 70-80 degree weather. Today marks the end of group play and will be the decider on who goes on and who goes home.
Participating Teams are Finalized!
News Update March 20, 2014
The teams are set for the 2014 tournament! This year we have more international teams than ever before with 14 teams coming from 6 different countries. To see the list of participating teams click here. We are very excited about the teams that are participating and can't wait to see the competition be at it best.
The Dallas International Girls Cup is only a few weeks away! Group divisions for all age groups will be announced next week, and the tournament game schedule will be set and posted the week of April 1st.
We are very excited to announce that there will be a women's college soccer game played at the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex on Saturday, April 19th between two top Division I colleges, Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech University. There is no fee to watch the game. Game time to be confirmed and this will be posted on the schedule on the tournament website when set.
First International Teams Are In!
This week we received the registration and commitment from the first international teams for the 2014 Dallas International Girls Cup!
Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold from Denmark will be participating in the tournament again in 2014. They were participants in the 2012 Dallas International Girls Cup and were co-champions that year, so we are excited to see this high level team back again to compete for another championship in 2014!
Himmelev Veddelev BK, also from Denmark, is from Himmelev, a small town just outside of Copenhagen in Denmark. They play in the top division in their region, and they have several girls that play on the regional team for that area in Denmark, and they have one player on the U16 youth national team of Denmark.
Preston North End FC from England returns again after competing in the Dallas International Girls Cup in 2012 and 2013. Preston North End FC is representing the area of Lancashire, England. Preston North End FC was the founding member of the English Football League in 1888/1889 season, and the home of Preston North End FC continues to hold the exclusive title of being the oldest professional football site in the world. Since then, Preston North End WFC has grown to become one of the strongest junior girls clubs in North England.
Tom Sermanni, U.S. National Women's Team Coach and featured speaker at tournament opening ceremony, praises Dallas International Girls Cup!
News Update April 15, 2013
Tom Sermanni, U.S. National Women's Team Coach and featured speaker at tournament opening ceremony, praises Dallas International Girls Cup!
3rd Dallas International Girls Cup: a tremendous success!
News Update March 31, 2013
The Dallas Internationals Girls Cup kicked off March 26 and hosted 88 teams from many U.S. states and England, Ireland, Canada, Sweden and Australia. Most international teams were accommodated with host families of the Dallas Texans.
Tuesday night the Dallas International Girls Cup organized a spectacular opening ceremony at the McFarlin Auditorium at SMU. More than 2,000 attended a show including video presentations, national anthems played by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, performances of the Wildcats Wranglers and Q and A with our featured guest Tom Sermanni, Head Coach of the U.S. National Women Team - in Dallas, TX.
Wednesday night the tournament hosted the coaches and managers reception at the Omni Park West Hotel. All 6 countries, sponsors, partners and Farmers Branch town officials were present. Thursday night hundreds of soccer players attended the tournament dance party held at the Omni Park West Hotel. The Wildcat Wranglers were on hand to teach the girls Texan line-dancing with Bill Cody as the DJ. It as an exciting evening the girls will be talking about for months to come.
4 International teams made it through to the tournament quarter finals; St. Albert Impact, the Newfoundland's Provincial Team and Ottawa South United from Canada and Sodra Sandby from Sweden. Ottawa South United made it to the semi's where they stranded against the high level team of D'Feeters.
After 5 days of fierce competition the following teams won the Dallas International Girls Cup 2013: Dallas Texans in the U12, Solar Chelsea Red in the U13 category, Tophat 17 Gold from Georgia in the U14 category, D'Feeters from Dallas in the U15 category, Colorado Rush in the U16 category and Solar ECNL in the U17 category beating the Newfoundland Provincial Team from Canada.
All teams won a trophy as well as a travel certificate worth $10,000.00 to be used towards a trip to the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Dana Cup in Denmark for 2014.
The Dallas International Girls Cup is now underway with representation from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Sweden and top ranked teams from the U.S.
News Update March 28, 2013
The spectacular opening ceremony took place Tuesday evening at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU in Dallas. Special guest Tom Sermanni - Head Coach of the U.S. Women's National team gave an inspiring interview to the over 2,000 people who attended.
Entertainment from the Wildcat Wranglers wowed the spectators and showcased their talent with several performances and the 6 national anthems were played by the Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet.
A special thank you to Nike for being our event sponsor, bringing in Tom Sermanni and providing various video clips for those in attendance.
This highly competitive tournament kicked off Wednesday morning with preliminary games for all teams. More news to follow.
US National Women’s Coach Tom Sermanni opens the Dallas International Girls Cup
News Update March 13, 2013
DALLAS - Tom Sermanni, head coach of the US National Women’s Team, will be the key note speaker at the opening ceremony of the Dallas International Girls Cup 2013 on March 26th.
Being appointed as national coach last January, it’s the first time Tom Sermanni appears at what is recognized as one of the most important girls soccer tournaments in the United States. More than 80 teams with 2000 players from all over the world participate in this 6-day competition.
Sermanni’s appearance highlights an impressive opening line-up. This years ceremony includes the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet who will perform the national anthems. The Wrangler Wildcats will take the stage for a spectacular line dance with more than 40 top notch dancers.
We would like to thank NIKE for sponsoring the opening ceremony of the Dallas International Girls Cup and inviting Tom Sermanni.
The opening of the Dallas International Girls Cup will take place on March 26th at 8.00 PM at the McFarlin Auditorium of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The field of teams is now set for the tournament and the tournament group divisions/brackets are complete!
News Update March 12, 2013
Last chance to get your team’s application in by Feb 1st deadline.
News Update January 28, 2013
The 2013 Dallas International Girls Cup is almost completely full, and this week is your last chance to get your team’s application in as the application deadline is February 1st. Please submit your team’s application by then for consideration. Click here to access the tournament application.
We would also like to remind you that any North American team participating in the 2013 tournament who wins its respective age group will not only receive a trophy, but will also qualify for a $5,000 team credit towards a trip to play in the Gothia Cup held in Gothenberg, Sweden. With 1,500 teams representing more than 70 countries, the Gothia Cup is one of the biggest and the best international tournaments in the world! To meet the requirements of this special offer teams must simply agree to travel with Premier International Tours and stay in school accommodation for the duration of their tour.
Dublin Select U17 Girls
News Update September 20, 2012
The Dublin Select U17 Girls is a composite team from the Eireann Elite Football Club (Eireann Is Gaelic for Ireland) from the Leinster region located on the eastern coast of Ireland. The squad is made up of 18 girls between the ages of 15 to 17. Five of the players have represented Ireland in the international under 15’s team while one has made it this year to the Irish under 17’s squad. All have represented Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, in regional and national competitions. All the girls play for teams within the Leinster area which has over 6,000 female players. The Dallas International Cup is the first tournament in the U.S. this team has entered, and the girls are looking forward to taking in the American culture as well as some Texas hospitality. The Södra Sandby IF U13 girls come from Södra Sandby, Sweden which lies approximately 150 miles from Gothenberg, Sweden where the infamous international soccer tournament the Gothia Cup, takes place. The Gothia Cup has over 1,500 teams representing more than 70 countries. Södra Sandby IF competed in a division of 39 other teams from 9 different countries in the 2012 Gothia Cup. The team earned a first place ranking after group play concluded, and once in the playoff they won every match including the final against Boo FF, which they won with 2-0, on their way to becoming the Gothia Cup champions!
We are very excited to welcome these teams to the 2013 Dallas International Girls Cup. This year’s tournament promises to be bigger and better than ever as it continues to cement its place at the top of international youth soccer tournaments and provides a cultural experience of a lifetime for all participants!
All the new and exciting information in regards to this year’s tournament and the form to submit an application can be found at www.dallasinternationalgirlscup.com.
- The Dallas International Girls Cup finals will take place today!
- The Dallas International Girls Cup continues to live up to its already sterling reputation.
- The second annual Dallas International Girls Cup, organized by the Dallas Texans and Premier International Tours, has started off with a bang!
- Premier international Tours is proud to announce a partnership between the Dallas Texans organizer of the Dallas International Girls Cup and the Dana Cup-Fortuna Hjørring.
- Tremendous interest from international teams:
- Congratulations to the Dallas Texans U19 Girls team, who won another National Championship for the club over the weekend.
- Premier International Tours partnered with the Dallas Texans Soccer Club to organize the first edition of the Dallas International Girls Cup
- The Dallas International Girls Cup ready for kick off!
- The program has been finalized.
- We are close to finalizing the field of teams for the 1st edition of the tournament