Monday 28 May 2012

Junior Cup Diabetes

Do you know a child with type 1 diabetes who plays soccer and is 8-12 years old?

Medtronic is proud to bring the Junior Cup Diabetes International Football Tournament to Lausanne, Switzerland this summer. Children with type 1 diabetes, between the ages of 8 and 12 years old, will have the opportunity to represent their country by competing in the soccer tournament from August 22-27, 2012. 

In collaboration with various other international corporations in the diabetes industry, such as Lilly Diabetes and Bayer HealthCare, Medtronic is proud to bring the 6th annual Junior Cup Diabetes to Switzerland this summer. Teams from 12 countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, Hungary, France, Italy, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom) will be competing in the tournament and all participants will have the chance to meet soccer World Champion (1998) Christian Karembeu, who is the ambassador for the event, and other sport legends like Bas Van De Goor (Olympic Gold Medal Dutch Volleyball Team 1996), who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003.

For complete tournament registration criteria and information, visit the tournament website at:, or to apply for the Canadian team, visit


  1. That looks SOOO awesome!

    I wonder why the US does not participate?

  2. I was thinking the same thing actually. They did participate up until 2010 I think, it's too bad they don't anymore - such a cool opportunity. And medtronic picks up all the costs for the child and a parent...

  3. How cool! Hope this is still around (and Elise is still enjoying soccer) 4 years from now!

    I wonder if they'd let her play for the Canadian team???