The tournament will take place in six sports halls in Eibergen, Groenlo & Lichtenvoorde. Teams will play in a 5 versus 5 (futsal) format, including the goalkeeper.
There will be a:
- Men’s tournament (93 teams)
- Women’s tournament (28 teams)
- Men’s 35+ tournament (65 teams)
- Men’s 45+ tournament (15 teams)
The floor of the playing area is synthetic. The tournament will be played over three days. The WPIST will host over 200 teams (men, women, men 35+, and men 45+) from over 50 countries during this intense competition. This year, we expect participants from Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.
This year’s World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament will be held from Monday October 8th up to and including Friday October 12th 2018.
Police Officers, Fire fighters, Custom Officers, Military personnel, Tax Officers, personnel of the Ministry of Interior, state, provincial or municipal employees and staff from the various ministries.
Our opening ceremony will take place on Monday, with tournament matches scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday. This year, teams will complete all of their matches in a short time period and enjoy one day off for excursions in the Netherlands or neighbouring Germany.
The Marveld Resort is a five-star bungalow & hotel resort located in the Dutch province of Gelderland and close to the Dutch-German border. The resort consists of various bars, restaurants, take away restaurants, a game hall, discotheques and a supermarket. Guests can enjoy indoor as well as outdoor tennis courts, squash, golf (9 & 18 holes) a subtropical swimming pool with slides, a pool suitable for training/competition, the Crazy Cone slide, bowling, mini golf, sauna, horseback riding and bicycle rental.
The price for accommodations for the 4 nights during the tournament midweek will be: € 95 per person based on a basic chalet for the period 8-12 October 2018.
The price for accommodations for the 4 nights during the tournament midweek will be: € 125 per person based on a four- star bungalow for the period 8-12 October 2018.
The price for accommodations for the 4 nights during the tournament midweek will be: € 145 per person based on a five- star bungalow for the period 8-12 October 2018.
The price for accommodations for the 4 nights during the tournament midweek will be: € 175 per person based on the five- star Marveld hotel for the period 8-12 October 2018.2016.
175 Euro per team (to be paid by the 1st of July 2018).
- Housing in the chalets, bungalows or the Hotel in the Marveld resort.
- 4 days of a self-serve, buffet style breakfast
- 4 days of a self-serve, buffet style dinner
- Rental of a pillow case, sheet and quilt cover (bungalows & chalets have no towels) In the hotel are all these items included.
- Unlimited entrance to the tropical swimming paradise and other swimming pools
- A trophy for each team
- Delegation leader/ team captain’s buffet and drinks during the WPIST team captains meeting on Monday October 12th in the late afternoon.
- Badge and textile promotion strap/cord for every participant
- Daily parties with live music bands
- Superb opening and closing ceremonies
- Free entrance to the discotheque and parties
- Tourist tax
- Extra for the guests of the Marveld hotel; Free entrance to the sauna, Turkish steam baths & swimming pool in the Marveld hotel.
Teams arriving on flights into Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Cologne-Bonn, Weeze, or Düsseldorf Airports can use our convenient airport service.
Transfers to and from the airport of arrival/departure will cost €49,50 per person, both ways. The €49,50 includes daily transfer from the Marveld resort to all sports halls. You are required to pay these transportation fees directly to the bus company. Please notify us of your travel arrangements and group size as soon as possible.
If your team wishes to take part in the 36th World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament, your application form must be submitted no later than 1st July 2018.
The exact number of people in your group/team must be submitted to us no later than 1st July 2018. Those teams who enter first will receive first priority for reservations. You may mail, fax of e-mail your application to us.
If you need a visa to enter the Netherlands, make sure that the WPIST receives a list with all your delegation members no later than the 1st of July 2018.
Please include all delegation member family names, surnames, dates of birth, passport numbers, passport dates of issue and expiry dates.
The visa procedures at the Dutch embassies are very strict and we cannot stress enough how important it is to be on time with your visa application. For more information concerning the visa procedure please follow this link.
The World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament is the only world championship indoor soccer (futsal) event exclusively for government teams.
Our 2017 tournament was a great success with enthusiastic participation from 2,900 government personnel from over 52 countries. More than 200 football teams competed for the championship cup in three different divisions.
In this tournament, your team will face some of the most competitive government football teams from more than 50 countries. It is also the largest government soccer tournament in the world organized at the most economical cost for participants. The organisation has worked for 35 years to achieve this unique standard
It is a tournament full of sportsmanship, friendship, new encounters and one can make new contacts all over the
world. A lot of guests know each other already for many years.
They meet here in the Netherlands or during the tournament in Mallorca.
I hope everyone will have a great week and especially a great tournament.
A week where friendship, sportsmanship and collegiality are the most important things.
What We Offer
We as the board of WPIST, are very proud to organise the World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament for the 35th time. We are proud about the number of participating teams. We will host 2600 guests from 51 different countries. Last year we were happy to welcome our friends from Gambia for the first time in the Netherlands.
Although there are many worldwide problems we are very proud to welcome so many delegations. This tournament has become famous all over the world and you all love to join our tournament.