The Alpine Trophy
the biggest youth football tournament in Vorarlberg
“Glorious weather, thrilling matches and a brilliant all-round atmosphere” sums up the 2nd Montafon Alpine Trophy which was held in Schruns-Tschagguns, Vandans, Gaschurn und St. Gallenkirch from 11 to 14 June 2009.
Some 1,400 up-and-coming football talents from all over Europe discovered the delights of the Montafon this weekend in brilliant sunshine and a lively atmosphere. In addition to the sports challenges, the 70 youth teams and their adult supervisors also used the opportunity to check out the many sports and leisure facilities in the Montafon.
After the preliminary rounds were played out on Friday morning, the teams received a further cordial welcome in the evening from Siegi Stemer, head of sport in the Vorarlberg government, at the official opening ceremony in the Schruns stadium. The ceremony also featured an impressive fireworks display and a thrilling performance by the Iris Kieber dance group.
From then on, all that mattered for the teams which had qualified was to maximise their goal-scoring chances! The talented young football players didn’t surrender an inch to each other in their respective penalty areas and were constantly fired up by passionate shouts of support from the crowd, and of course from the dugouts.
For further details please visit the website at www.montafonalpinetrophy.com