What is S-W-D-C

The History
The first "Soccer without Drugs Cup" took place in Berlin in 1998. Continued successfully in Vienna and Bremen the cup brings together young people of different nationalities to participate in a culturally connecting sport event. Simultaneously tournaments take place all over the world - all beginning with the "global kick-off" at the same time. In 1999 the cup was part of the ICAA (International Council on Alcohol and Addictions) world congress. In the form of a "Youth Forum&qout; science and the reality of young people were able to find a common basis.

The S-W-D-C Trophy
The S-W-D-C Trophy
The Idea
The need of rituals is replaces from the secret action in the drug scene towards a ritual that is openly presented in public
The meetings on the soccerfield are supplemented envents by addiction prevention in form of the "Youth Forum". Young men and women who already have overcome an addiction problem meet with others without addiction history in active interchange. Sports and creative work are the means of transport.

The Goal
The "Soccer without Drugs Cup" serves not only as a model to exchange experiences among participants but also to transport messages in regard of health. Representing a high emotional value to many people, soccer helps to prevent or stop self-destructive behaviour. Soccor also promotes a sense of solitarity, represents taking pleasure in games and a positive idendification potentiality.

The Competition
The event takes place during the scientific congress of the ICAA. The young athletes are also represented in the pleary of the congress. The "Tannenhof" Berlin has established a challenge cup in 1998. It only stays with a team after winning at least three times. The tournaments in Europe and South-America start simultaneously with the "global kick-off" in order to create a common and connecting symbol across the whole globus via internet-communication. The meeting of young teams from schools, associations, clubs and rehabilitation centres all coming from a different cultural background offers an important learning potential and is to be seen as a form of primary, secondary and tertiary pevention.

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